SAS Update

October 4, 2019


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7:00 p.m. in the EXT. DAY ROOM (C3)

It's time to register your 4th-8th grade girls for volleyball! The program for Grades 4-5 is developmental in nature and focuses on building foundational skills. In Grades 6-8, the play becomes more competitive in nature, allowing students to hone their physical skills and prepare their minds and bodies for high school competition. Rosters need to be set, so it is very important to attend one of the two evenings. If you wish to download and pre-fill the paperwork, you can find forms here, under Athletics. Checks should be made payable to the St. Ann Sports Committee. FMI, call coordinator Robert Dabrowski, 708-418-5061.

Mid-Trimester Check In for Primary Parents


We would like to invite you to a quick mid-trimester check-in next Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Extended Day Room. We are interested to hear how you feel things are going for your students in K-4th grades, and we will have your children’s I-Ready assessments on hand so you may review them and ask any questions about how to interpret them.

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Middle School check-in last night. If you were unable to join us, please feel free to attend the Primary check-in, as much of the same material will be covered. Call the office with any questions: 708-895-1661.

Grandparents & Special Person's Day

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Who is special to your child? A grandparent, aunt, uncle, a neighbor, YOU? Every student is invited to bring a special guest to school! The schedule is as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m. Students arrive to school at the usual time.
  • 8:30 a.m. Special guests are invited to join us in Church for our all-school Mass. Students will sit with their classes.
  • 9:30 a.m. Talent Show will take place in the School Hall.
  • 10:15 a.m. Special guests are welcome to visit the classrooms and bring their students to the Scholastic Book Fair in the School Library.
  • 11:30 a.m. Special guests may sign their students out from their teachers. The Book Fair will remain open for more shopping. Children who will be remaining at school will proceed to Extended Day with their teachers.

Please help us with our planning by returning the RSVP form that came home in the Thursday envelope this week.

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Pre-K Check-In


We didn't forget about you, PreK parents! Your mid-trimester check-in will be the day after Columbus Day. Come and tell us how it's going!

Chili Cook-Off at Trunk or Treat

Is your chili the best? Now's your chance to prove it! Register at the Signup Link to be one of a dozen contestants who will compete in our first-ever Chili Cook-Off for bragging rights (and a prize!). Entry fee is only $10 and a large crock of your famous chili (made at home and brought in something in which you can keep it warm). Tasters will pay $5, and we will provide tasting bowls and spoons. We will have local celebrity judges, and tasters will also vote for a fan favorite. Bring on the chili!

Are You Sending in Your Stracks Receipts? Please ask others to save them for you too!

Collect Strack & VanTil Food Market register receipts dated between September 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020 to help St. Ann earn FREE educational rewards! Every classroom has a Collection Envelope, and we will be tallying the value of the receipts turned in. The class that brings in the most will win a prize!

click on either of the halloween events to volunteer!

You Can Still Get a Discount on Early Yearbook Orders!

Order your 2019/20 yearbooks by October 30 and get 10% off the $25.00 regular price! Go to and enter our St. Ann School code: 101378829749327. If you like to customize your two free pages, you do not need to do so at this time--you have most of the school year to accomplish this, so no pressure other than to save money!

We are already working on the current yearbook, so if you take any photos that you wouldn't mind sharing with us, we would love to have them. Field trips, classroom parties, sports candids, and other events, we always need these!

Please email your contributions to

Weekly School Masses

We attend Mass together as a school community every Wednesday morning in the Church at 9:00 a.m. Please join us any time!

Looking Ahead

TRIP, Mondays, October 7, 21, 28

Garden Club, Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24

SAS Children's Choir/Guitar Lessons, Saturday, October 12

No School: Columbus Day, Monday, October 14

Night at the Palace Planning Kickoff, Thursday, October 17

VIRTUS Training, Thursday, October 17

Exclusion Day, October 18

6th-8th Grades to Holy Fire, Friday, October 18

Supper Club at Buona Beef Schererville, Sunday, October 20

Junior High Dance, Friday, October 25

Halloween Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, October 26

Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 27

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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, or post them to our closed parent group, St. Ann Friends.