This week's BUZZ

News from the week of December 13, 2019

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Advent blessings to one and all.

Our weeks are flying by and before you know it, the new year will be here!

We will head into the last week before we leave for Christmas Vacation with many activities slated in prep for bringing joy to all. Next week our halls will be filled with lots of excitement!


Our music director Mr. Beck has been working on our Christmas Concert and Pageant. All parents are invited on December 18th at 1:30 while we wear our "Best Dressed".


Thursday the 19th is "UGLY SWEATER DAY" and SAS Staff Christmas Party that evening. (No After school will be offered Thursday or Friday after school.)


Friday the 20th is "PJ day" (pajama day) as we say goodbye to the 2019 and look forward to 2020! It will be a full day and we we will come together to celebrate Christmas with a story and a movie and perhaps a special visitor.


On behalf of the teachers and staff , We would like to thank you for your support during 2019 and wish you a blessed holiday and even better 2020. It's a big vacation break and we will return refreshed , rejuvenated,and renewed on January 6th.


Our next phase of MAP testing will begin and we will be gearing up for the PTO Pasta Supper (1/30) with baskets due by (1/23) and Catholic Schools Week at the end of the month.


May God Bless you and your family this Christmas and always,

Fondly,

Mrs. Veilleux

It's that time of year to think of Gift Card gifts for family and friends

If you are planning on hitting the shops or making purchases online for the holidays....or anytime really, check out SCRIPTS.com!

There is no fee for you. Just convenience and the school receives a percentage back. Go to the PTO section of the website and sign up....There is no extra cost! What a great way to support Saint Anna School AND get your shopping done! Spread the word! More info will be sent home on Monday.


https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/


Take a peak at the video below on how the Great Lake Scripts fundraiser can be successful.

The Impact of Gift Card Fundraising: Family Stories | ShopWithScrip
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New Year....

Please remit any outstanding tuition, after-school fees, sport registration fees, and so on by by Wednesday the 18th. Call the office if you have a question about your account.

Winter Uniform in effect. Dress for COLD. Coats, hats,gloves/mittens suggested.

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Socks For Santa continues - 465 items collected so far! Can you help us reach our goal of 500? !

The third grade students continue their annual 2 month service project in which they collect new white cotton or thermal socks or cotton underwear to be distributed to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and the elderly of our community.


Last week to contribute before delivery to Montachusett Home Care for residents who live in our school community area.


Please consider helping those who are in need of socks or underwear for the cold winter ahead.


Thank you!

The third grade students of St. Anna Catholic School

Ordering Lunch

NEW LUNCH PROGRAM BEGINS JANUARY 6th

Orders close for the month of January December 13th.


**Reminder no lunches can be ordered the day of, all lunches must be ordered the month before**


View December Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)

Cool Kids Cash Club

A great way for students to learn about money management.....

The next visits from our banking friends at Fidelity Bank will be:

Dec. 17th

Jan. 7th


They plan to come every other Tuesday unless we are not at school.


If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at rvargas@fidelitybankonline.com or 978-353-2701

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Nurses Corner - Important news and updates

We have a few confirmed cases of Strep throat at St. Anna.


Strep throat is an infection caused by a type of bacteria (group A Streptococcus). Strep bacteria cause almost 1/3 of all sore throats. Strep throat usually needs treatment with antibiotics, with the proper medical care, and plenty of rest and fluids. Most kids get back to school and play within a few days.


https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/strep-throat.html

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SKI CLUB TIME

Have you ever thought about trying something new? Come join us and see what all the fun is about.


Ski and snowboarding is so much fun and are great sports to share with new friends.


It's that time of year to sign up for your season passes &/or lessons. We encourage you to share and use this link if you, your children, family and friends are interested in getting a season pass (Dec- until the last day the mountain is open for skiing & snowboarding until they are unable to continuing making snow which we are hoping will be mid March again) 6 week pass with our group on Wednesday afternoons/evenings &/or lessons for the 6 week program. We are scheduled for Wednesdays. Leaving the school at 3 and pick up by 8pm at the mountain.


So don't delay sign up today. Season passes make great holiday gifts for you and the entire family. If you need help finding the right fit for you I can help you find the best pass for your needs.


The link to the website is

www.wachusett.com/schoolgroups


CODE is -----SANN

St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School

Please keep in mind - as you plan snacks, birthday treats, and classroom parties - that St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School. Double-check with your students' teacher or room parent to ensure that we are creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.

Write a testimonial

Word of mouth is the best advertisement! We hope you will share your experiences on Greatschools, facebook, Twitter and Schooldigger. Your positive reinforcement is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


We are looking for added Lunch monitors. Parents/Grandparents welcome too. The days we are really looking for are Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00-12:25.


Call the office if interested in once a day/month /or even a year...Thank you

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Basketball - practices after school and games on Saturdays-- Sign up to help with concessions:


St. Anna 1,2,3,4 Game schedule & Concession sign Up: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A6m_wzVH5rNbZ3H95jFonoUcrptz-HTALBimxUev4vo/edit?usp=gmail&ts=5deeca94


Twin City Girls League 5 &6: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=ffa19e155a&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1652541228360933955&th=16ef017ddd242243&view=att&disp=safe


Boys 5&6 and 7&8 : https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=ffa19e155a&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1652368115353863067&th=16ee640bd9d9439b&view=att&disp=safe




Reading Club with Mrs. Campbell - Grades 5-8 Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 Starting Nov. 12th.


Drama: Thursdays 3:30-5:00. Grades 4-8


Math Olympiad- Grades 4-8 Thursday mornings at 8 a.m.


BOK// (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will begin on September 11th.

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime


Homework Club //Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4:30

8th Graders~ NEWS:

FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE for High School Entrance is DECEMBER 15th! Apply now.

Altar Servers

If you are interested in becoming an altar server. Please contact the office Mrs. Priddy at 978-534-4770. We are planning training soon, as long as you have made your 1st Holy Communion, you can become an altar server.
School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

DECEMBER 19TH AND 20TH - NO AFTER SCHOOL EXTENDED CARE

Mark Your Calendar!

December:

13 Middle School Dance (Semi-Formal)

15 ALL 8th graders last day to apply for financial aid for High School

16 & 23 Christmas Choir & Pageant Practice at the church

18 Best Dressed Day & Christmas Concert 1:30 pm
19 Ugly Sweater Day - No after school extended care

20 Pajama day -No After School Care ~ Merry Christmas

23 - Jan 3rd Christmas break (Returning to the school on January 6th)


January:

1-3 School Vacation

Map Testing Session II

6 Welcome Back!

20 No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

26-2 National Catholic Schools Week (More info on this coming soon)

28 Open House 9:30-11:30 + 6-7:30

30 Pasta Supper

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