SAS Update

February 8, 2019

THE WEEK AHEAD

Tiny Roughriders Valentine Party

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13 at 9:00 a.m. in EXTENDED DAY

All tots not yet in school and their caregivers are invited. The little ones are welcome to bring Valentine cards and snacks to share with their playmates.

$1 Dress Down Day to Benefit the DuSable Museum

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

In honor of Black History Month, we will have a $1 Dress Down Day next Friday, and all proceeds will go to the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago.

Only 3 Weeks Until a Night at the Palace, March 2! Where Will You Go When You Win the $1500 Vacation?

Tickets are now on sale through the school and parish offices and after weekend Masses. They are $50 each and include dinner, open bar, and a chance at a $1,500 trip to anywhere you want to go! Try to round up all your friends so you can sit together. There will be a prize for the class that has the highest percentage of parent participation (attending, donating, working, they all count).


The LAST DAY to purchase dinner tickets is Sunday, February 24!


Our next planning meeting is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 7:00 p.m. at J.J. KELLEY'S. Sign up to volunteer and earn those hours for this year: http://signup.com/go/fDHoYou. Right now, very few people other than the teachers have signed up to help. We NEED you!


Please see our Weekly Wish List immediately below for items we are seeking. The reverse side of the order form you received outlines service hours credit you can receive for donations.

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Final Spring Soccer Signup

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at NATHAN HALE

The St. Ann/Lansing Soccer Club will hold its signups along with the Lansing Old Timers. There are U8, U10, U12, and U14 co-ed teams. The fee is $90 to register and $30 for uniforms (shorts and jersey which they get to keep). New players need to provide a copy of their birth certificate and all players need to bring a small school picture for ID cards. FMI, please call Jesse at 708 257-9450.

Practice Preschool Begins in March!

Do you or someone you know have a child who will be three years old by September 1? We would like to invite these little ones to attend weekly "Practice Preschool" sessions at St. Ann during the month of March to get a taste of what it will be like to go to school. Watch for details and signup information. Practice Preschool will be FREE and open to all!

Thank You to Our Box Tops Donors!

Our grand prize winner will be announced and rewarded on Valentine's Day. Stay tuned for details of our next competition. In the meantime, please visit the Box Tops site daily through March 3 to enter the latest sweepstakes and try to win us 5,000 Bonus Box Tops!

DON'T FORGET, YOU HAVE UNTIL THE END OF MARCH TO PUT IN ALL 15 SERVICE HOURS AND EARN BACK YOUR $300 VOLUNTEER DEPOSIT!

Any hours worked after March 31 (like the school picnic and the Good Neighbor Day Parade) will be credited toward your 2019-20 school year volunteer requirement. Some opportunities between now and then:


HSA Meeting Representative

Night at the Palace

Lunch & Recess Monitor

See if there are any classroom events for your particular grade(s)

Tax Credit Scholarship Matching Gift Program

If you or anyone you know likes to take advantage of tax credits, please refer to the Archdiocese of Chicago's Tax Credit Scholarship information page. Not only will donations to the program made by the end of February be TRIPLED by the 2-for-1 matching program, but your entire Illinois state tax liability could be eliminated! Plus, donors can designate which school receives their funds, so the money can all stay right here to help our families. Print a fact sheet here to give to your loved ones.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St. Ann when you do your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2601098.

Looking Ahead

Upcoming TRIP Order Dates, Mondays, February 11 & 25


President's Day, No School, Monday, February 18


Marian Catholic High School 7th Grade Super Shadow Day, Monday, February 18


Portillo's Supper Club, Thursday, February 21, 5-8:00 p.m., Homewood Portillo's


A Night at the Palace, Saturday, March 2, 5-11:00 p.m., The Dream Palace


Mother/Son Bowling, Friday, April 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Lan-Oak Lanes

Seen Around School

Visit our Facebook page to see additional photos. We are happy to publish any pictures you would care to share as well! Email them to jgray@stannschoollansing.org, or post them on our private parent page, St. Ann Friends.