St. Anne School Newsletter

November 6, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,

When I am talking to parents who come on our School Tours, I am always conscious of the fact that parents are looking for a school that has a strong academic curriculum and one that will challenge and support their child's education. Knowing this fact, I always talk about the strength of our curriculum and how well our students do in getting accepted to the various high schools. At the same time, however, I spend time talking to them about our Schoolwide Learning Expectations and the important part they play in the development of our students. A successful student must understand that education must include more than their grades. Successful students must also be well-rounded and involved in many things. They must be active in their communities. Finally, they should be individuals who understand that God should play an important role in their life. St. Anne students graduate knowing that to be prepared to meet the challenges ahead of them is more than just getting good grades. Congratulations to all our students for striving to be the best they can be. We are proud of each of you!


SAVE THE DATE!!! Our Centennial Gala will be held on February 1, 2020 to celebrate our 100 years of educating students in the Catholic tradition. The venue for this event is the Embassy Suites Hotel in the beautiful Waterfront of Burlingame. There will be a reception on Friday night for those staying at the hotel that evening. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate in Mass and Open House starting at 11:00. For tickets and more information, see the Centennial website.

Centennial Website

Get more information, purchase dinner and raffle tickets, etc.

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

Dates to Note

11/4-15 - STAR Testing

11/5-8 - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences - 12:30 Dismissal

11/11 - School Closed (Veterans' Day)

11/13 - Bake Sale (6th grade hosts)

11/18 - SAPTO Mtg. / Uniform Exchange

11/20 - Hearing Screening (K, 1, 3, 5, 7)

11/22 - 1st Grade Field Trip (Academy of Science)

11/27 - Thanksgiving Mass 11:00

11/27 - 12:30 Dismissal

11/28-29 - School Closed (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Honor Roll 2019 (1st Quarter)

Well-Rounded Individuals 2019

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VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprint Compliance

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Parents must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity that involve their presence around students. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Please select "St. Anne Elementary School" as your affiliation to help us verify compliance when you register at

Parents who have completed the course but have not completed fingerprints have been placed in an "Inactive" module until fingerprints are complete. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

5K Walk-a-Thon Update

As of November 5th, we have raised over $56,000!! Thank you very much to all our St. Anne families for making this year's 5K Walk-a-thon possible!

Send your contributions ASAP so we can close the books on this event. The minimum donation is $200/student. Make checks payable to SAPTO. Or go paperless and sign up on PledgeStar ( to make an online gift.

Send in your donations ASAP to determine the top three classes (prize is class pizza party) and top five student earners (prize is 5 service hours for each family). As you can see by this week’s leader boards below, the amounts do change and any/all contributions will make a difference.

Grade Leader Board (average raised per student)

1. Seventh Grade – total $12,111 - $282/student

2. Third Grade – total $5,785 - $241/student

3. Second Grade – total $3,060 - $235/student

4. First Grade – total $5,193 - $226/student

5. Sixth Grade – total $5,984 - $206/student

Student Leader Board

1. James Timur $1,415

2. Joshua Lee $1,074

3. Joshua So Arent $1,000

4. Isabella Guzman $790

5. Amelia Batt $700

6. Sarah Batt $700

Tutoring Cancelled November 5-8

Tutoring is cancelled November 5-8 due to Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences. Tutoring will resume November 12.

SAPTO Meeting / Uniform Exchange - November 18

Please join us for our SAPTO meeting on Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. A light dinner will be served at 6:45. Parking and Childcare available. Uniform Exchange available at 5:30 p.m.

Parent Service Hours Due

Service Records are now due! Please include all hours completed from August - November.

The deadline to submit your service record for the November recording is November 13. All Records will be returned and sent home with your youngest child on Wed. November 13. Records received after the 13th will be returned for recording in February (see date on service record).

Bake Sale - November 11

Grades 6-1 and 6-2 are hosting a Bake Sale on Wednesday, November 13.

There will be many delicious baked goodies for .75 cents. All proceeds are for Student Council. Thank you all for the support!

Hearing Screening - November 20

The City and County of SF Department of Public Health will be having its annual Hearing Screening for grades K, 1, 3, 5 and 7. With annual hearing screenings, parents can be assured that their child's hearing health is being monitored.

Parent Tour - Friday, November 22

Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for November 22 from 9:00-10:30. If you know of a family member or friend interested in touring St. Anne School, please pass on the date. For more dates, please visit the school website at

Cherished Moments

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