SAS Update

November 13, 2020

Be sure to check your email for an important message regarding

last night's State of the School webinar.

If you missed the presentation, you may access the recording at

The Week Ahead

Leaders Are Readers


Join us for Leaders Are Readers, a virtual story time geared toward PreK-2nd Graders and hosted by our junior high students. The link to join will be emailed that afternoon.

E-Learner Alert!

Do you plan to send your current e-learner back to school in person for the second trimester? The deadline for changing your student's status is THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19.

Please call me before then at 708.895.1661 or email me at

The first day of the second trimester is Monday, November 23.

Early Dismissal and Virtual P/T Conferences

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 11:30 a.m.

We dismiss at 11:00 a.m. today. Extended Day services will be available as usual.

You should have received a letter indicating the time of your conference. If you did not, or need to make a change, please call the office first thing on Monday.

The Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools recently notified us that if we do not aggressively bring down our sizeable school deficit with some new sources of revenue, the future of our school beyond this year is in imminent jeopardy. To this end, the St. Ann School Board has launched the Angel Project, and you should have received a letter and pledge card in the mail.

We are asking EVERYONE--school families, friends, faculty & staff, parishioners, alumni, and community supporters--to pitch in on this effort and make a pledge. We are seeking donors to contribute at any level they are comfortable, but also hoping to gather many $1,000 or higher pledges as quickly as possible to show the Archdiocese we are serious about the future of our school. Pledges can be paid in installments over a 10-month period to make them more manageable.

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,

or at

Thank you, thank you, thank you for joining in this effort with us!

Earn a $500 Referral Credit!

Word of mouth is our best recruiting tool! Won't you tell your friends about St. Ann School? Invite them to our upcoming Virtual Q&A for potential new families on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11. If your friends decide to send their children to SAS, be sure to give them a referral form so we know who to thank with a $500 tuition credit.

Our Next SAS Virtual Talent Show, Open to All Students & Staff!

  • If you want to participate, please e-mail Mrs. Gonzalez the people who will be in your video, your grade level, and what you plan to do no later than November 16
  • Talent videos should only be three minutes in length and submitted to the Google Drive folder link that will be sent to you
  • All talent show performances are due on November 30, sent to Mrs. Gonzalez
  • Talent Show will air on Friday, December 11

Important November Dates

Thanksgiving Break: November 25-29

First Sunday of Advent: November 29

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.


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!

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 And if you purchase Amazon gift cards through the St. Ann TRIP program, you will also get money back toward your tuition!


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