Friday Mail

What's Happening week of February 4, 2019

It seemed strange not celebrating Catholic Schools Week this past week. We still had a busy week even with the Polar Vortex passing through. Many were able to enjoy our annual Pasta Supper and we held our Geography Bee on Wednesday. Stay tuned for the Spelling Bee on February 13th.


Thank you for EVERYONE that came out to support our Superbowl Pasta Supper!

We had a crowd of over 450 at the Knights of Columbus this week. Even the Knights were surprised when we packed the place- every table and chair was occupied! It was a full house of St. Anna School supporters who couldn't wait to eat the delicious pasta dinner, take a chance on the super cool raffle baskets or purchase a superbowl square!

Fun was had by all whether they went home with a basket full of goodies or just a happy belly!

I can't thank the Pasta Supper committee enough for their hard work in planning this event and the all day set up and cooking. Our volunteers are the heart of our school and we thank you for your selfless service for our students. It truly is All for the Kids!

Early Release February 6

We have another Early Release on Wednesday, February 6th dismissing at 11:30.
Extended Care is open until 5:30 and there are busses

FACTS Grant & Aid Applications now open

The Diocesan 2019-20 Grant and Aid Financial Aid application for students in grades K-8 is now open

The deadline to apply for Grant & Aid is March 1st.

Your child will need to be re-registered for next year by March 1st in order for you to be eligible for Grant & Aid allocations if you qualify. This includes any students on a wait list.

If you know of any new families interested in St. Anna School and Grant & Aid, please let them know the deadline to file their application and that their child(ren) needs to be registered as a student by March 1st.

FACTS Grant & Application Information

Please reach out if you have any questions. I encourage you all to apply even if you're unsure if you will qualify. There are funds available each year and the list that is generated by the applications (even if you do not qualify) is used by the state to allocate our Title Funds which support our school.

Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year can be found on the school's website:

Returning students need to fill out a new form. We need a new form completed for each school year.

Outdoor Recess

Please note that we go outside EVERY day as long as the temperature is 30 degrees or above and it is not raining. It's been a cold winter already and it's kept us indoors too many days. Some students were surprised to go outside today and not all were prepared. Students should come to school EVERY day anticipating going outside. They should have a winter coat and preferably hat & mittens. We send students outside with what they wore to school that day. Many still go out with just a sweatshirt and not hats or mittens/gloves. If you'd like your child to bundle up for their 30-45 minutes outside each day, please have them bring those clothes to school.
It's also a good time to remind you that ALL students should also have an extra pair of gym sneakers AT school. Indoor recess is in the gym and only students with a pair of gym sneakers are allowed to use the gym. No school/outside shoes are allowed on the gym floor.


We want our students to get as much outdoor playtime as they can this winter. The fresh air and sunshine benefits everyone in the winter. Students in grades PK-3 are encouraged to bring their snow gear to school. Students who have boots, snow pants, and gloves will be allowed to play IN the snow at the lunch recess. This will also allow us to go outside when the weather is a little chillier if the students are dressed warm. Students are also able to leave a pair of boots and snow pants at school for the week if that’s easier than bringing them back and forth.

Older students will also be able to play IN the snow if they bring their boots, snow pants and gloves as well. For students who do not have the appropriate snow gear, they can continue to play on the pavement at recess. We do encourage a pair of boots or other shoes to change into outdoors. We also need to remind students they need a pair of gym shoes AT school. This is important for gym days as well as indoor recess days. We need to keep the sand, salt and snow off the gym floor. Students who do not have a change of footwear will not be able to participate in gym or indoor recess.

2018-2019 St. Anna School Yearboks

2018-2019 St. Anna School Yearbook


Don’t miss out on the memories

Reserve your yearbook now for only $25

Don’t miss out on the memories from this school year: Back to School BBQ, Halloween, Horribles Parade, Design Squad Sports, Clubs and MORE. The yearbook is printed in full color, and each class preschool through grade 8 is showcased with a class portrait and a page of candid photos. We try to include as many students throughout the book as possible!

You can also ORDER ONLINE and use school code:12276519

If you think you previously purchased your yearbook online with Lifetouch-

you can double check with Mrs. Priddy

ALL Orders are due March 1st

We will NOT have extra yearbooks

KINDNESS is Contagious!

We will be celebrating Kindness all month long! We are excited to have Brian Williams, the Kindness Ninja, coming to speak to our students on February 14th (all are welcome) about his Think Kindness program.

We will promote kindness awareness in a variety of ways and challenge students to complete Acts of Kindness all month long. Help us model and celebrate Kindness this month (and all year long)!


Winter MAP testing is complete

Our students have finished the Winter round of MAP testing. We are proud of our students effort & perseverance with these online tests. They are getting proficient with taking these new tests on the computer.

We are happy to provide a copy of your child's winter MAP testing results. Please email your child's teacher and they will send you a PDF of your child's results. Please let us know if you have any questions. All teachers are happy to schedule a time to meet with you to discuss the results as well.

Ordering Lunch & Menu

February Lunch Menu

**Please note our NEW Strawberry Milk option**

Boonli website to order your lunch

Athletics & Activities

sports // after school programs // community programs & events

Cheerleading // cheering at games on Saturdays

BOK // (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3

Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime

January 8- February 14


  • Computer Science grades 4-8
  • Photography Club grades 4-8


  • Book Club grades 4-8
  • Cooking Club grades 3-8


  • Lego Club grades K-2

Drama // grades 4-8 Thursdays 3:15-5:00...

Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30

Math Olympiad // Grades 4-8 Thursdays AT 8:00 AM

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

Friends of St Anna PTO

We can't wait to see you at our next meeting: Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00

ALL are welcome to attend and childcare is provided.

Here are the minutes from our last meeting: coming soon!

If you have not read the PTO Newsletter- You can get it here: PTO Newsletter

Mark Your Calendar!

2/4 School Mass 9:00

2/6 Early Dismissal 11:30 (Extended Open and Busses running)

2/11 School Mass 9:00

2/12 Texas Roadhouse Night Out!

2/13 PTO Out of Dress

2/13 Spelling Bee 1:00 (gr 4-8)

2/13 PTO Meeting 6:00

2/14 THINK KIND assembly 9:30

2/14 Valentine Celebrations

2/18-2/24 Winter Vacation

3/1 Middle School Dance at St. Leo's

3/2 Read Across America Day/Dr Seuss Birthday

Nurse Notes:

It is that time of the year when germs are everywhere. This is a reminder that if a child has a fever, vomiting, diarrhea or a contagious infection, they need to remain home until they are free of those symptoms for 24 hours or on the appropriate medication.

We expect that students will attend school when they are fighting a cold. We will work with those students on using tissues, hand washing, sneezing or coughing into their elbow (Dabbing!) to help keep the germs at bay.

Our classrooms and hard services are cleaned appropriately to eliminate as many germs as possible while still keeping the good bacteria.

When in doubt, please just ask! We are here to help.

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A word from the School Board:

The St. Anna Catholic School Advisory Board has decided to once again offer all school families two complimentary tickets to this year’s gala! The gala will be on May 4th at Wachusett Country Club. More details in the invitations coming soon!

School Event Dates (click here)

Updated School Calendar with events through June

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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