St. Anne School Newsletter

October 9, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,

In a few days, we will be emailing out our Centennial invitation to our school alumni who have registered on our Alumni site. We know that there are many more alumni whose email addresses we do not have. Because we would like to let all our alum, family and friends know about our upcoming celebration, I would like to ask every parent to reach out to one or more families and invite them to join you at our Gala on Feb. 1. If you would like a hard copy of our invitation, please let me know and I can send one home with your child. Please remind them that we will have our Centennial Mass celebration the next day, Feb. 2 at 11:00 followed by our school's Open House. Classrooms will be set up to welcome Alumni Classes for each of the 10 decades. If anyone has any memorabilia that they would like to display, please let me know. We will take good care of it and get it back to the owner at the end of the day.


SAVE THE DATE!!! Our Centennial Gala will be held on February 1, 2020 to celebrate our 100 years of educating students in the Catholic tradition. The venue for this event is the Embassy Suites Hotel in the beautiful Waterfront of Burlingame. There will be a reception on Friday night for those staying at the hotel that night. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate in Mass and Open House starting at 11:00 For tickets and more info., see the Centennial website.

Centennial Website

Get more information, purchase dinner and raffle tickets, etc.

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

Dates to Note

10/10 - 4th/5th Grade Field Trips

10/11 - Hearing Screening (K, 1, 3, 5 and 7)

10/14 - Columbus Day (School Closed)

10/16 - Bake Sale (sponsored by 7th grade)

10/18 - Student Holiday (Archdiocesan In-Service for Teachers)

10/21 - SAPTO Meeting

10/23 - K-2 Field Trip (Lemo's Pumpkin Patch)

10/24 - Parent Tour

10/25 - 5K Walk-A-Thon

10/25 - 27 - Parish Festival

Please Remember In Your Prayers...

Please keep Ian Shen's recently deceased grandmother, JoAnn Gonsaar-Scull, Ian's mom, Kristin Gonsar, and her entire family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time. We know as Catholics that Mrs. Gonsar-Scull is now experiencing God's promise of eternal life and is happy seeing God face to face! May she rest in peace!
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Bake Sale - Wednesday, October 16

Our 7th grade classes will be hosting a Bake Sale on Wed., Oct. 16. There will be a variety of baked goodies available for .50 cents each for the students to purchase at recess. Thank you for the support!

SAPTO Meeting - Monday October 21

Our next SAPTO meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. There will be a Uniform Exchange set up at 5:30 p.m. and a light dinner will be served at

6:30 p.m. Child care will be provided. See you all there!

Parent Tour - Thursday, October 24

Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for October 24 from 9:00-10:30. If you know of a family member or friend interested in touring St. Anne School, please pass on the date. For more dates, please visit the school website at

5K Walk-a-thon – Friday, October 25

We have raised nearly $30,000! Thank you to all who have logged into PledgeStar to enter donations as well as contacts of family and friends for pledges. If you have not turned in your child's Walk-a-thon Permission Form, please do so ASAP. Forms are available for download from the SAPTO page in the Parents' Corner of St. Anne's website, and hard copies are located in the school's copy room. Please remember to complete the VIRTUS training and fingerprinting if you are volunteering for this event.

Upcoming deadlines

Past due - Parental permission forms (one per student)

Oct 11 (this Friday) - Meet your donation minimum ($200/student) by this date to receive a homework pass

Oct 24 - Deadline for match gifts to arrive; submit match requests ASAP to ensure your employer has time to process and send payment to St. Anne

Questions? Contact Pui Yee at

Parish Festival - October 25-27

Parish Festival raffle tickets have raised over $8K so far! The following classes are eligible for an ice cream party for most tickets sold by 10/18/19: 5th grade (29 books); 7-2 and 4th grade (tied with 26 books); and 1st grade (25 books). Families who sell 5+ books by 10/18/19 also qualify for a special $100 raffle. Please RETURN any unsold tickets to Therese Van Steen, c/o Aileen Ward (5th grade).

Please consider volunteering and donating to the Festival as shifts are only half full. Volunteer at today! Please contact Jane Pun at for any questions.

We especially need new toys, candy, stuffed animals, gift cards (Starbucks and boba tea are great!), and gift baskets/items for game prizes, BINGO, and Silent Auction. Please see the attached link for donation suggestions:

Please contact Cassie Wallerstein at for any questions. Thank you for your generosity!

Festival Wish List

Click to see the list of suggested items to donate.

VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprints Compliance

Starting this school year, EVERY PARENT who is planning to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity which involves being with students, must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Remember to select “SCHOOL” when registering at to help us verify your compliance.

Parents who have completed the course but have not completed fingerprints have been placed in an "Inactive" module until fingerprints are complete. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

Cherished Moments

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