SAS Update

November 2, 2018


Bilingual VIRTUS Training

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 7-10:00 p.m.

Don't forget, all parents, guardians, and other adults over 18 years old who are interested in helping with children ages 18 and under are required to undergo a VIRTUS training session before being allowed to volunteer in any capacity with children present. Register online by visiting the VIRTUS Online site and clicking on Start Registration. We will run English and Spanish sessions simultaneously. English will meet in the School Hall, and Spanish will gather in the School Library. Both should enter through Door P1.

Upcoming High School Open Houses

SAS encourages its school families to consider continuing their children's Catholic education into high school. Although all junior high students are invited to attend open houses and shadow days, It is especially important for current eighth grade students to participate in these planning activities, as they will be taking their high school entrance exams on December 1. Here's a quick rundown of some of the local high schools' offerings:

Brother Rice High School
Sunday, November 4 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Wednesday, November 28 (7:00 pm)

Marian Catholic High School
Sunday, November 18 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Marist High School

Wednesday, November 14 (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Friday, November 30 (6:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts HS

Thursday, November 29 (6:00 pm - 8:00 am)

Mount Carmel High School
Sunday, November 18 (11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

St. Francis DeSales

Wednesday, November 28 (6:00 - 8:00pm)

St. Laurence High School

Sunday, November 4 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

St. Rita High School

Sunday, November 11 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Our Next Supper Club Destination--Chipotle, Munster

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This one is a biggie--Chipotle returns 33% to us! Watch for your voucher in an upcoming Thursday envelope, the church bulletin, and Facebook, and it may also be printed from our website. Our Buona Supper Club in October raised $118.50. Let's try to top that at Chipotle!

Saturday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at Benny's Place

We have reserved the party room at Benny's Place, 2549 Glenwood Lansing Rd., Lynwood, IL for our very first St. Ann Parents' Night Out! You'll have a chance to see old friends and make new ones in a social setting outside of school and at night, grownups only! If you have an idea or would like to join the committee, please come to the next HSA meeting on November 12 or send an email to or

Win an Ice Cream Party!

Our next Box Tops for Education challenge is underway, and this time it's all about the teamwork! This time, we are looking for the class that has THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PARTICIPATION--that means if EVERYONE in one class sends something in, they will have 100% participation. The class with the highest percentage handing in Box Tops by Friday, November 16 will win an Ice Cream Social to take place on Tuesday, November 20, right before Thanksgiving Break. Start clipping, and ask your friends and relatives to save Box Tops for you, too! The newest collection sheet is available on our website. You can even send them in in a baggie--simply write the count and your child's name and grade on the outside of the bag.

Looking Ahead

Early Dismissal for Monthly SIP Day

Tuesday, November 6

Monthly Family Mass

Sunday, November 4, 10:30 a.m.

VIRTUS Training

Thursday, November 8, 7-10:00 p.m. (English and Spanish sessions)

HSA Meeting

Monday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. in Extended Day (Door C-3)

Tiny Roughriders Playgroup

Wednesday, November 14, 9-10:30 a.m. in Extended Day

Night at the Palace Planning Session

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. at J.J. Kelley's

Supper Club at Munster Chipotle

Saturday, November 17, 5-9:00 p.m.

Parents' Night Out

Saturday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at Benny's Place

Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, November 29, 8:00 a.m.

Seen Around School

Visit our Facebook page to see additional photos. We are happy to publish any pictures you would care to share as well! Email them to, or post them on our private parent page, St. Ann Friends.