SAS Update

February 28, 2020


We are still seeking Strack & VanTil Food Market register receipts dated between September 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020 to help St. Ann earn FREE educational rewards! Every classroom has a Collection Envelope, and we will be tallying the value of the receipts turned in. The class that brings in the most will win a prize! Our cutoff for receiving your receipts is March 6, as they have to be processed for submission that next week.

We now have over $100,000 in receipts--don't stop now!

The Week Ahead

Seeking Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets for Casino NIght!

We are collecting lottery tickets to use as a raffle prize at Casino Night. If you are still in need of volunteer hours before the March 30 deadline, you can receive an hour for sending in at least $20 worth. Please be sure to send in to the office in an envelope with your name on it so we can credit you.

We Need School Parents To Attend Casino Night!

Did you know that proceeds from Casino Night will benefit OUR children? The success of this event is critical to the health and longevity of St. Ann School. That being said, it's also FUN! Who doesn't want to have a great time?

There are so many ways to get lucky that night: poker, craps, roulette, and blackjack. Raffle baskets. Auction prizes like vacation homes, sports tickets, or a ride to school on a firetruck for your kiddos. The Booze Cart. THE POT OF GOLD $15k JACKPOT. And let's not forget the fabulous food, open bar, and dancing the night away with our own school dad DJ, Alex Correa!

We also need attendees to work one hour shifts, assigning wristbands, selling raffle tickets, etc. Fun, easy jobs where you can meet people and feel great about helping. The very small committee has already put in countless hours on this--they need your help for one hour that night. All of our teachers are signed up for shifts already. Join them! Sign up here.

TICKET SALES CLOSE ON MARCH 8, so you'd better act soon if you want to attend! Tix are $50 each and include dinner, open bar, and dancing, plus the cash casino gaming and so many other chances to win fun stuff. There will also be a prize for the class that has the highest percentage of parent and teacher participation (attending, donating, working, they all count).

Let's Give A Warm SAS Welcome to New Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Stacey Barry!

A bit about Mrs. Barry in her own words:

I graduated from Calumet College of St. Joseph with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I did my student teaching at St. Thomas More School in Munster and have spent time in primary school classrooms in the East Chicago Public School system as well as at a charter school in the Gary Community School Corporation. My life experiences also include managing a homeless shelter and working as a case manager within the juvenile court system and for the Department of Child Services.

I believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit that never ends. The best gift that can be given to a child is facilitating his or her quest for information and stoking their passion for learning and knowledge. I love to see a student’s eyes light up when he or she truly understands something or solves a problem. When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family, read, and tend to my flowers and garden. I also try to make time throughout the year to hike, camp, and kayak the local waterways.

Get Your Early Re-Enrollment Discount!

Re-enrollment forms for the 2020-21 school year went home in last week's envelope, but if you need another one, it can be downloaded and printed here. Don't let the discount pass you by! Fees with forms received by Friday, March 13 will only be $50. After that, the re-enrollment fee goes up to $150 per family, which is what the new families pay.

2020 Arch Chicago Parent Survey

SAS parents/guardians, please complete this survey from the Archdiocese on our behalf as soon as possible before March 20. It only takes a few minutes, and answers are completely anonymous. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Summerrise at 708-895-1661. Click the link to start your survey.

Link to survey:

Chromebook Responsibility

It is your student's responsibility to make her sure his or her Chromebook is fully charged at the start of every school day. Please remind your students before bed.


Any hours worked after March 31 (like the school picnic and the Good Neighbor Day Parade) will be credited toward your 2020-21 school year volunteer requirement. Some opportunities between now and then:

Night at the Palace

Weekly School Masses

We attend Mass together as a school community most Wednesday mornings in the Church at 9:00 a.m. Please join us any time!

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St. Ann when you do your shopping at

Looking Ahead

TRIP Orders: March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

Stations of the Cross: March 6, 20, 27

HSA Meeting: March 9

March Supper Club at Schoop's: March 10

4th/5th Grade Spring Fling: March 12

Skating Party: March 12

Early Dismissal: March 13

Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences: March 13

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe: March 19-27

OLG Potluck Fundraiser: March 28

Lenten Mission: March 29 & 30

Lenten Reconciliation: March 30

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