This week's BUZZ

Week ending June 12, 2020 (#13 Final week virtual learning)

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Congratulations Saint Anna Graduates!

A busy week was had by all! With award ceremonies, tech drop off, tee shirt pick up and graduation all taking place, it was very busy at the school this week. The school year has come to an end and believe it or not, we are already getting into the swing of preparing for next year. Fr. Carlos issued a letter to everyone and tuition invoices have been sent home. Students have until the Wednesday the17th to submit work they may have missed or forgotten in order to be calculated into their grades for report cards. I bet each one of you is looking forward to getting away from tech for even just a little bit. I also think everyone is ready to reconnect with one another when the time is right.


It has truly been a pleasure getting to know the students, teachers,parents and families this, my first year at St. Anna School. What a wonderful sense of community we have (and COVID19 did not put a stop to that). I am so proud of you all. Parents, Students, Teachers, and Staff! We all have been handed something we were not prepared for. Virtual learning was new to us. We did so very well without interruption. Students, parents, and teachers seized the day! We persevered and came out on top. I am so proud!


It was great to see so many during tech drop off. The PTO has Part of the Pack signs for pick up for those of you that were not able to get one yet. If you missed getting one. You can stop by the office any T,W or TH. 9-1


Here is the challenge-- Take a pic of yourself over vacation in your SAS tee w/ the Pride sign and send it to cpiermarini@stannaleom.org. We will be sure to share it with our SAS community! I can't wait to see everyone w/ their signs! GO TIGERS!!

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Be a part of the pack! Show your SAS SPIRIT :-)

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Congratulations to all our academic award recipients! We are So proud of you!

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If you missed our pick up day & Tech drop off.....Call the office to arrange for pick up.


THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES K-7 is June 12th. For those needing to submit late/missing work, it may be submitted up until Wednesday. Report cards will be distributed on 6/19 to allow extra time for those needing to submit missed/late work and for teachers to gather, record, and submit grades. If you are unsure if you are missing work, check out option c or reach out to your child's teacher. Wednesday is the deadline to submit work!

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Student registration * Tuition Invoices * Referral Incentive

Registration is underway! Tuition invoices have been sent. We want you to know that we understand the sacrifices and balancing act that everyone has had to endure. We understand the financial burden placed on families and on our school and parish. We want you to know that we are strong, that we will continue to offer an exceptional academic environment whether in or out of the classroom. We will continue to grow as a close community because we are all committed to St. Anna. WE are planning on opening our doors in the fall and look forward to seeing you.


WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO AND ARE PLANNING ON COMING BACK TO THE BUILDING IN THE FALL. We look forward to being together again. There is a chance that it or part of it could be virtual. That the virus may come back one we begin or that we there will be limits as to how we come together? What changes can we expect? These are all questions that I know you are thinking about and I am too. Unfortunately at this point, it is unclear. We will continue to work with the Dept. of Health and Human Services, the Worcester Diocese and the City of Leominster to ensure safety for all.


No matter how it will look, we will still have our close knit community to connect to.


Tuition invoices and Financial Aid Awards have been distributed. If you have any questions, contact Beth in finance at 978-537-5293. For those wishing to receive 3%off by paying in full, the deadline for that has been extended until July 15th. For those of you facing hardship, please don't hesitate to contact myself or Fr. Carlos. We are happy to talk with you.


On behalf of the St. Anna community, we all look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Enjoy the summer, send a pic, read a good book, and practice your math facts!

Love to you all!

God Bless,

Mrs. Veilleux

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Nurses Corner - Important news and updates

We are all looking forward to coming together. We are keeping updated on best practices for our return to classes which will include added steps to hygiene and safety.


Keep informed and up to date as changes occur in the protection against COVID-19. These sites are updated regularly with the latest guidance regarding accurate data from the scientific community.

More information can be found at:


CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) www.cdc.gov

DPH (Department of Public Health) website www.mass.gov


Current Updates 6/4 for COVID19: HERE

Reopening Massachusetts: HERE


If you have further questions please email : nurse@stannaleom.org.

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Stay connected with St. Anna Parish

Stay connected to Masses and More Online with Fr. Carlos

Visit the parish website at www.stannaparish.org for more information.

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.
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School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Books and Beyond

Congratulations to all those that participated in the Books & Beyond Program.

Thank you to Mrs. Thomas and all the volunteers that have worked so hard in making this program such a success and for making it so fun and enjoyable for all our students.

Special thank you to our classroom coordinators that gave of their time and energy in making this program so much fun!

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Scholastic Book Fair~ Virtual and through the summer.

If looking for and needing some books.

Scholastic is having a virtual online book fair through the summer. and all schools are automatically signed up to participate, all we have to do is get the word out!

Come to Our Book Fair!


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stannavirtualbookfair

The school earns scholastic dollars for all the sales, just like we would with a regular fair. We use the money to fill teacher classroom wish lists and the library.


The fair ends September 4th.

Thank you to Mrs. Thomas for making this available.

A chance to connect with our community

Town Meeting .....

Get together, touch base, connect with the principal , see other parents in your class while building community.


Grade 8 Tuesday 6/16 5:30

Grade 6 &7 Tuesday 6/16 6:30

Grade 4,5 Wednesday 6/17 4:30

Grade 3,2 Wednesday 6/17 5:30

Grade K,1 Thursday 6/18 4:30

Grade Pk3 & Pk4 Thursday 6/18 3:30

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School supplies through SchoolKidz

Order your school supplies for 2020-2021 here.

https://schoolkidz.com/

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Mark Your Calendar!

We are planning a regular opening for the fall.

Should the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services make any announcements, we will keep you posted.

It is our intent to keep everyone safe and healthy.


June

12-17 Last chance to submit work in order to be calculated in your report card

19 Report Cards distributed for all


July/August- Enjoy, rest, relax, breathe, read some books and practice math facts


2020-2021

August

26 Meet & Greet *more info to follow

27 First day classes Grades 1-8


September

1-4 PK/K screening

2 PK Orientation 9-10 a.m.

K Orientation 10-11 a.m.

7 Labor Day-No School
8 PK & K Welcome Back

MAP Testing

9 Parent Back to School Night 6-8 p.m.


Map testing is an great tool that helps teachers to see the needs and proficiency of their students and adjust their plan to meet their needs. MAP testing will be scheduled the first several weeks once we return to school. We have all been away from the classroom and this will be a great tool to ensure that will allow us to meet our students where they are. This is an opportunity to allow our teachers and you our parents to see how our students are doing as we plan to meet our students needs this year.

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