December 4, 2020
Come and See the St. Ann School Tree at Fox Pointe!
Santa's Secret Shop Runs Through Sunday, 12/6!
Follow these Steps:
1. Visit funservicesil.schoolholidayshops.com
2. Type your code into the "Enter Login" button: Santas Secret Shop
3. Click on the the "enter here" button
4. Click on the door to start shopping and enter the password: lansing
Gift Card Gifts from TRIP
Only two weeks to stock up on your holiday gift cards! They make perfect presents for teachers, babysitters, college kids, and those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. Plus, you can do your holiday grocery shopping and earn money toward tuition. Print your order form and/or registration form from the links attached herein or order online (new this year!). Simply visit www.shopwithscrip.com, and click on the Join a Program button. Our enrollment code is 34DA3E253142. Enter the code, and then click Register. Next you will set up your user name and password, and fill in your account information. Online payment by credit card or bank account debit--or you can order online and submit your check to us by 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.
Candy Tower Raffle
Student Council is raffling off this spectacular Candy Tower made for us by the Columbian Ladies. Chances are $1 each or six for $5. Please send your order form and payment in to your child's teacher by Thursday, December 10, and the drawing will take place on Friday, December 11. Download your ticket order form here. Good luck!
Talent Show Deadline Extended, Performance Moved to 12/17
It's not too late to participate!
- Talent videos should only be three minutes in length and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
- All talent show performances are due on Monday, December 14
- Talent Show will air on Thursday, December 17
Help Save Our School!
As you know, we have been tasked by the Archdiocese to raise $150,000 very quickly to keep St. Ann School open beyond this school year. After #GivingTuesday, our total has now reached $51,000 in pledges and donations. Help us keep that positive momentum going!
To help show our great appreciation, donors of at least $100 will receive St. Ann pocket hand sanitizers, and $1,000+ donors will receive St. Ann beverage tumblers. Please talk with your family and friends, and pray over how you will participate. Ask grandparents and friends to go in on a pledge with you. Check at work if there is a corporate matching program to double your donation. Coming into the end of the year, many people are looking for additional charitable contributions to make for tax purposes--tell them your family's St. Ann story. The full letter may be accessed here if you wish to share it, or you may request additional copies in the office.
Donations may be made by returning the pledge form,
by texting ANGEL to 847-201-4236,
via PayPal to email@example.com,
Christmas Reading Party
Join us for Leaders Are Readers, our twice-monthly virtual story time. This will be our last session of the year, so break out your Christmas shirts and hats, put out the cookies, and pour a big glass of milk! The link to join will be emailed that afternoon. This week, we enjoyed hearing from Mrs. Summerrise and four student readers (see photos below). Would your child like to read? Or do you or someone else you know want to be a guest reader? Interested readers should email Mrs. Rivas with the book you would like to read: RRivas@stannschoollansing.org.
Are You Sending in Your Stracks Receipts? Please Ask Others to Save Them for You Too!
Collect Strack & VanTil Food Market register receipts dated between September 1 and March 1 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! Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are a great time to be collecting receipts since so many people shop for their feasts!
Important December Dates
Early Dismissals: Every Monday & Wednesday
High School Entrance Exam: December 5
Supper Club at Freddy's: December 15
School Board Meeting: December 16
Pajama Day & Early Dismissal: December 19
Christmas Break: December 21-January 3
Nominate Your #SchoolHero Today!
We love our Catholic schools’ employees. Teachers, leaders and support staff have worked tirelessly over the summer and the start of our school year to bring exceptional in-person and remote learning to families during this unprecedented time. To recognize their fantastic work, the Office of Catholic Schools is excited to introduce the #SchoolHero program. We’ll highlight the educators and staff who have gone above and beyond in order to ensure a safe and productive learning environment through social media and the web. All school employees and families can nominate a school hero by completing a brief online form.
Did you know your purchases can make a difference? Don't forget to shop through our AmazonSmile link every time! AmazonSmile donates to St. Ann when you do your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2601098. And if you purchase Amazon gift cards through the St. Ann TRIP program, you will also get money back toward your tuition!
Be sure to receive all of our communications by keeping your contact info up to date! If there is another parent or guardian you would like to receive these emails, please send their information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please follow us at all of our social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also have a private parent group on Facebook: St. Ann Friends. Please answer the two quick questions there, and we can add you!