This week's BUZZ

News from the week of November 22, 2019

Hearts For Heat Bake Sale

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Each year, the students in 6, 7 and 8 participate in a middle school-wide service project. The service project is known as Hearts for Heat. This service project assists the elderly parishioners who need help purchasing home heating oil.
They plan to sell homemade baked goods to members of our school community at a Thanksgiving bake sale during the tow days of parent-teacher conferences. This year, our bake sale will take place on Monday, Nov 25 and Tuesday, Nov 26th.


All profits from this endeavor go directly to the purchase of oil for members of our parish. Last year, we were able to provide over $700 from our bake sale to directly benefit our church family.


Thank you very much for your consideration and participation in such a worthwhile program.


St. Anna's Middle School

Winter Uniform now in effect. Make sure your child is dressed for the cold mornings. Hats,gloves/mittens suggested.

Check out the Parent/Student Handbook for information on winter uniforms:

Uniform Reminders:

  • Socks should be at least covering the ankle.
  • All girls : Leggings ( navy or white ) can be worn under skirts/skorts in the winter.
  • Jumper and skirt hems must touch the top of the knee and “privacy shorts” are recommended underneath.
  • While in the school building, students will only be allowed to wear the Navy school sweatshirt, SAS sweater or sweater vest over uniform shirts.

Thank you for your cooperation

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Socks For Santa - 175 items collected so far!

The third grade students have begun our annual 2 month service project in which we will be collecting new white cotton or thermal socks or cotton underwear to be distributed to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and the elderly of our community.


We often don’t realize or simply forget that those in need have needs other than the need for food.


It is our hope that each student will participate by bringing a small package of socks or underwear each month ( November, and December) to be collected by third grade students. All donations will be given to Montachusett Home Care for distribution to residents who live in our school community area.


A small package of socks or underwear each month is a small price to pay for knowing that the elderly in our neighborhoods are going to be warm this winter.


Please consider helping those who are in need of socks or underwear for the cold winter ahead.


Thank you!

The third grade students of St. Anna Catholic School

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6,7,8) CAN BE IN GYM UNIFORMS ON TUESDAY FOR THEIR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING VOLLEYBALL GAME

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

We are looking for some parents to offer testimonials on our facebook pages, twitter accounts and Great Schools, NICHE, and other school searches. Your positive reinforcement is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


We are looking for added Lunch monitors. Parents/Grandparents welcome too. The days we are really looking for are Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00-12:25.


Call the office if interested in once a day/month /or even a year...Thank you

Altar Servers

If you are interested in becoming an altar server. Please contact the office Mrs. Priddy at 978-534-4770. We are planning training soon, as long as you have made your 1st Holy Communion, you can become an altar server.
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It's almost that time of year to think of Gift Card gifts for family and friends

If you are planning on hitting the shops or making purchases online for the holidays....or anytime really, check out SCRIPTS.com!

There is no fee for you. Just convenience and the school receives a percentage back. Go to the PTO section of the website and sign up....There is no extra cost! What a great way to support Saint Anna School AND get your shopping done! Spread the word! More info will be sent home on Monday.


https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/


Take a peak at the video below on how the Great Lake Scripts fundraiser can be successful.

The Impact of Gift Card Fundraising: Family Stories | ShopWithScrip

* MARK YOUR CALENDARS *

DECEMBER 19TH AND 20TH - NO AFTER SCHOOL EXTENDED CARE

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Ordering Lunch

NEW LUNCH PROGRAM BEGINS IN JANUARY! Keep an eye out for the December lunch calendar. All orders for the month of January will have to be in by December 13th. MENUS WILL BE AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK please be on the look out.


**Reminder no lunches can be ordered the day of, all lunches must be ordered the month before**


Information about ordering school lunch....

please note information for NEW and Returning students...


Ordering Opens today October 25th for November.

View November Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)

Cool Kids Cash Club

DON’T FORGET TO OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT THIS FALL.....

The next visits from our banking friends at Fidelity Bank will be:


Dec. 3rd

Dec. 17th

Jan. 7th


They plan to come every other Tuesday unless we are not at school.


If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at rvargas@fidelitybankonline.com or 978-353-2701

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Nurses Corner - Important news or updates



**Make sure to always check out the Nurses Corner. We will keep you updated on any news our wonderful nurse would like to share with you. **
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Stay WARM this winter! Coats for Kids!

It's going to be a cold winter. If anyone is in need of a free children's winter coat, stop by the office as we will have some information available for you from the Leominster K of C Stay warm!
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SKI CLUB TIME

Have you ever thought about trying something new? Come join us and see what all the fun is about.


Ski and snowboarding is so much fun and are great sports to share with new friends.


It's that time of year to sign up for your season passes &/or lessons. We encourage you to share and use this link if you, your children, family and friends are interested in getting a season pass (Dec- until the last day the mountain is open for skiing & snowboarding until they are unable to continuing making snow which we are hoping will be mid March again) 6 week pass with our group on Wednesday afternoons/evenings &/or lessons for the 6 week program. We are scheduled for Wednesdays. Leaving the school at 3 and pick up by 8pm at the mountain.


So don't delay sign up today. Season passes make great holiday gifts for you and the entire family. If you need help finding the right fit for you I can help you find the best pass for your needs.


The link to the website is

www.wachusett.com/schoolgroups


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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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Reading Club with Mrs. Campbell - Grades 5-8 (10 student max) Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 Starting Nov. 12th.


Drama: Thursdays 3:30-5:00. Grades 4-8


Math Olympiad- Grades 4-8 Thursday mornings at 8 a.m.


BOK// (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will begin on September 11th.

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime


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

Nutcracker Performances

Check your local listings for performances of the Nutcracker. There are multiple performances with many of our students involved. We hope you can make it to one of them.


**if you have read this newsletter have your child come to the office for a surprise on Monday morning BY 10:15 am**

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

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Mark Your Calendar!

NOVEMBER:


November 25: School Mass - all invited

November 25-26 - Hearts for Heat Bake Sale

November 25: Early Dismissal 11:30 (Parent/Teacher Conferences) extended till 5:30

November 26: Early Dismissal 11:30 (Parent/Teacher Conferences) extended till 5:30

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break (Enjoy the time with your family and friends)


December:

December 2: School Mass - all invited

December 3: Fall Picture retakes

December 2-6: Christmas Store

December 6: NO SCHOOL (teachers PD)

December 13: Middle School Dance (Semi-Formal)

December 18: Christmas Concert 1:30 pm
December 19 & 20th - No after school extended care

December 21- 4th - Christmas break (Returning to the school on January 6th)

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