St. Anne School Newsletter
May 15, 2020
A Note from the Principal
Dear St. Anne Families,
This newsletter is coming to everyone a few days later than usual. There is a great deal of information regarding our end of the year. Please read it over carefully so you do not miss out on what is happening in the coming weeks. Thank you.
Plans are being made for our last week of school. The teachers and the Student Council are preparing an activity for each of the final four days of school. Bingo is our Tuesday activity. Wednesday there will be a Scavenger Hunt. Thursday we will hold a school-wide Prayer Service. On our final day, June 5, we will be bringing the entire school together for a "moving up to the next grade" ceremony. More information will be in our Newsletter next week. Be sure to look for it.
THANK YOU TO OUR RETIRING TEACHERS
RETURNING RE-REGISTRATION FORMS
MSP GRADING PORTAL WILL BE CLOSING MONDAY NIGHT, MAY 18
TEXTBOOK DROP-OFF / RETURN
SCHOOL CHROMEBOOK RETURN
INSTALLATION OF 2020-2021 SAPTO OFFICERS and GRADUATE PARENT NIGHT
Please mark your calendars and join us on Monday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. on a ZOOM for the installation of next year's SAPTO officers and also the acknowledgement of our Graduating Parents whose last child or only child is graduating this year. Although we cannot be together for this event, it will be a great way to see the faces of some old friends. It is also a way to say "Thank You" to our outgoing officers and graduating parents. I hope you and you family will join us for this fun event. PLUS Every parent who attends this Zoom SAPTO meeting will be virtually given a free-dress pass for their child(ren) to use any day between May 26 and June 5. : )
The Zoom link for this event will be given out in next Wednesday's Family Newsletter.
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THESE FUN SITES?
SHOW US WHAT YOU ARE DOING!
AGREE OR DISAGREE...LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
All San Francisco principals received this information from the Archdiocese. We were asked to pass it along to our parents so you can express your opinion to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. This proposal was put forth by Richmond District Supervisor Sandra Fewer to put homeless encampments in Golden Gate Park. I, personally, do not think that officially sanctioning homeless encampments in Golden Gate Park is a good idea. Dianne Feinstein is opposed to this policy and has written a letter opposing it.. Please see opinions and thoughts below.
This is a link to a column by CW Nevius and a Next Door post with all the information including contact information for elected officials.
Sandra Fewer (Supervisor Richmond District) is proposing allowing tent encampments in Golden Gate Park. Here's part of her announcement:
"My staff and I have been working to create safe places for those sleeping on our streets, including the hotel rooms and other alternative housing sites the City is currently scaling up. At today's meeting of the Board of Supervisors, I announced that Supervisor Mar and I are working with the City Attorney to explore emergency legislation that would open up suitable public sites, including on land owned by Rec Park, for the purpose of establishing safe sleeping sites.
70% of Golden Gate Park is in our district, and I have identified specific areas which could be perfect for safe sleeping sites. These sites would provide bathrooms and enough room for tents to be spaced out so that residents could have access to the hygiene and social distancing practices necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which is our top priority. Though this is not a permanent solution to homelessness and not as good as a hotel room, it is certainly better than leaving our unhoused folks crowded on our sidewalks. I look forward to exploring this further with Supervisor Mar and the City Attorney and hope to have legislation ready for introduction by next week."
Since Supervisor Fewer's announcement, the legislation has been drafted and is pending committee action.
What do you think? Let our mayor and our supervisors know your opinion. Phil Ginsburg is the head of Rec & Parks and it would be good if he heard our opinions prior to responding to the Supervisor's legislation.
You can also send a copy of your email to the Clerk for the Board of Supervisors and request that it be included as Public Comment in the record for the next meeting of the full board:
EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION
SUMMER SCHOOL CANCELED
SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS
As you know, our school's Learning Expectations: Well-rounded Individual, Active Community Member, Lifelong Learner, Christ-centered Individual, are the four pillars which we hope every child will achieve by the time they graduate from our school.
Congratulations to these third quarter students who have been recognized as "Lifelong Learners."