SAS Update

January 10, 2020

Volleyball Homecoming


Our Homecoming games will take place at our new home court, Trinity Lutheran, 2505 Indiana Avenue, right down the street from the Lansing Library. Please come and support our student athletes: 8th plays @10, 6th/7th plays @11, and 4th/5th plays @Noon. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students and St. Ann faculty, and $4 for a family; concessions will be available. In celebration of Homecoming, please wear St. Ann spiritwear or green and gold. All 7th graders will receive free admission to Homecoming, as they won the December attendance contest. The class with the highest attendance will receive free admission to our next home games on February 8!

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Tax Credit Scholarship Information

It is recommended that families apply with BOTH Scholarship Granting Organizations. The time stamp is critically important, so we encourage you to submit your application from a location where you have the fastest internet speed. If you think you may need assistance, please call the school office BEFORE Tuesday morning: 708-895-1661.

Big Shoulders - Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 8:00 a.m.

Empower Illinois - Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

A Message from Big Shoulders Fund

Thank you for your continued interest in the Tax Credit Scholarship Program, made possible by the Illinois Invest in Kids Act. The Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship Application opens on January 14, 2020, at 8 a.m. Below you will find links to our Application Toolkit, which provides detailed instructions to help you prepare and submit your Tax Credit Scholarship application to Big Shoulders Fund. We will provide the link to the application 24 hours in advance, as well as, posting the link on our website and social media platforms. As a reminder, scholarships do not automatically renew, you MUST reapply each year. For more information and resources, visit

A Message from Empower Illinois

As a reminder, reservations for a 2020-2021 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship will open on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. This year, the reservation will form will be available at 6:30 p.m., to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7 p.m. More information about preparing for reservation night can be found on our website under, "How Do I Apply."

St. Ann Supper Club at South Holland Aurelio's

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Practices, meetings, we’re all busy during the week. Take a break from cooking, and come in any time between 11:00 a.m. & 9:30 p.m., turn in the St. Ann voucher, and our friends at the South Holland Aurelio's will donate back 20% of all St. Ann supporters’ dine in and carry-out purchases! Vouchers came home in the Thursday envelope, or you can download and print one here (they will not be available at the restaurants, so be sure to bring one). Also, if you could go to the Facebook event and invite your friends, we can spread the word even further!

School Board Meeting


School Board meetings are open to all.

Short Day

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1:30 p.m.

Don't forget to pick up the kids early! Extended Day will be available as usual.

Family Movie Night

Come and join us for a nice family evening at the movies! Feel free to bring blankets, sleeping bags, etc. for up-front floor seating (there will be chairs for the grown-ups who prefer). Admission is a free-will offering, and popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase. Want to earn some volunteer credit by helping out or donating? Sign up here!

This is not a drop-off event; all students must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All patrons must remain seated during the movie (except for bathroom and concession stand trips); no running around allowed.

Tell A Friend About Our Open Houses!

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Please Continue Sending in Your Stracks Receipts, and 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!

Earn a 75% Tax Credit by Donating to a State Tax Credit Scholarship!

If you or anyone you know likes to take advantage of the tax credits you can get from year-end giving, please refer to the Archdiocese of Chicago's Tax Credit Scholarship information page. Not only will donations to the program made before February 29 (or until the fund is depleted) through Empower Illinois be TRIPLED by the 2-for-1 matching program, but your entire Illinois state tax liability could be eliminated! That means a $1,000 donation gets you a $750 tax credit, and becomes $3,000 in scholarship funding! Plus, donors can designate which school receives their funds, so the money can all stay right here at St. Ann in scholarships to help our families. Print a fact sheet here to give to your loved ones.

Weekly School Masses

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

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St. Ann when you do your holiday shopping at

Looking Ahead

TRIP Orders: January 13 & 27

Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Clinic: January 18

No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 20

Tiny Roughriders Playgroup: January 22

Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby: January 25

Catholic Schools Week: January 26-31

Open Houses: January 26 & 29

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.