St. Anne School Newsletter

December 18, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,


Our wonderful library has been without a librarian since we started back to school in August. I am very happy to announce that I have hired a new librarian, Ms. Nancy Wong, to take over our school library starting in January. Nancy has been finishing up her teaching credential working with Ms. Der in our fifth grade classroom this first semester. Nancy has great enthusiasm and talent so having her in our school library is a perfect fit. I know that you will join me as we welcome Nancy to our St. Anne School Family.

Just a reminder that only the Irving Street gate will be open tomorrow night at 6:15 to allow cars to park in the school yard. Students are to be in their classroom by 6:30. Once the show starts at 7:00, students will not be allowed to leave to go home until the show is concluded at approximately 9:00. I want to extend special thanks to our music teacher, Laura Flaviani, for the outstanding effort she has put into making this year's program so fun and enjoyable.

On behalf of all of us here at St. Anne School, I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all of you for a very Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2020. See everyone when we return on Monday, January 6, 2020.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION COMING SOON!

As you know by now, our Centennial Gala Dinner is coming up on February 1. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, don't forget to go the website and get them now. 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

12/19 - Christmas Program 7:00p.m.

12/20 - 12:30 Dismissal (Extended Care Open)

12/23 - 1/3 - Christmas Vacation

1/6 - School Resumes

1/9 - 8-1 Field Trip to S.F. Marin Food Bank

1/10 - MSP Portal Closes for Second Quarter

1/17 - Second Quarter Ends

1/20 Holiday; Martin Luther King Day

Dec. 20-12:30 Dismissal

This coming Friday, Dec. 20, is the last day before Christmas break. School is dismissed at 12:30, and Extended Care is open as usual. If your child goes to Extended Care, make sure they have a lunch.

2019 CHRISTMAS SHOW VIDEO

This year we won’t be burning DVD’s of the Christmas program. Instead you’ll be able to watch it streaming on a Private Video on YouTube. In past years, the DVD was $25.00. We are able to keep the cost to a minimum, thanks to a new approach. When you donate $10 via PayPal, Tom DelMundo will email you a link to the Private Video. Thanks to Tom DelMundo of the Yearbook Committee for setting this up.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Donate on our PayPal page: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8kFmluYw9g

2. Please send funds using your PayPal balance, bank or debit card to avoid PayPal charging fees.

3. Tom DelMundo will email you a link to the Private Video when editing is completed.

Parents who have an In-Coming Kindergartener

This is a reminder for all current parents who have a child entering kindergarten in the fall. Even though you have another child in the school, your entering kindergartener needs to be tested. Please call the office or stop by to schedule a date.

Centennial Raffle Tickets at Christmas Show

We will have the Centennial raffle tickets available for purchase tomorrow night at the Christmas show. The prizes are a cruise to Alaska, condo in Hawaii for Easter Week, 3 nights in South Lake Tahoe, and $500 cash. Get your tickets and pack your bags!

Dangers of Video Games and Online Chats for Children

There was an article in the New York Times recently that discusses how children are preyed upon when they are playing online games that allow chat. Since we know that a lot of our students play these games, and may be playing them more over Christmas, we thought it worthwhile to include this link: https://nyti.ms/38aXXS9.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED...FROM HOME!!

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REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS...

In your prayers, please remember Rupert Palacios, father of Giselle Palacios and grandfather to Marcella-6th and Tomas-2nd, who recently died. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Palacios-DelMundo family during this difficult time. We know that Mr. Palacios is now experiencing God's great love and that he is with Him in heaven. May he rest in peace.
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Parent Tour - January 8

Our next parent tour is scheduled for the first week after Christmas vacation, January 8 from 9 - 10:30 in the school Library. If you know of a family member or friend interested kindly let them know.

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 https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/.

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 perez@stanne.com. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

Last Chance to Save $5 on Yearbook!

Just a friendly reminder that yearbook prices will be $30 after 12/20. Don’t miss out on this deal! :)
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