St. Anne School Newsletter
February 26, 2020
A Note from the Principal
Dear St. Anne Family,
Your child will be bringing home some information flyers regarding our upcoming World Finest Chocolate Sale. The sale begins next Tuesday, March 3. Because so much of this year's preparation and energies were put into our Centennial Gala, we decided not to host our school's annual Monte Carlo Night. The Monte Carlo Night has always been a fun event and brought in a little over $10,000.00. The Candy Sale does not take anywhere the amount of time it takes to put on a Monte Carlo Night, but that lost SAPTO revenue is still needed for this year, thus the Candy Sale! Thanks for your understanding and support.
Please keep our second graders in your prayers as they will be receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation this coming Saturday. It is very appropriate that their First Confession comes as we begin this season of Lent. Lent is a time of reflection and self-improvement. We are all called to use this time during Lent to become better people...better husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, etc. After the forty days of Lent, we are ready to welcome the Easter Season. Easter is that time when we remember Christ's life, death and resurrection from the dead. With His final act of love, HIs dearh n the cross and His resurrection, all of us have been assured that we can have eternal life in heaven after we died. There is no greater act of love.
Dates to Note
2/28 - K/1 Field Trip (SF Symphony Concert for Children)
2/29 - First Reconciliation 10:00 a.m.
3/03 - Candy Sale Kick-Off
3/05 & 18 - Parent Tours 9 - 10:30 a.m.
3/06 - 1st Gr. Field Trip (Botanical Garden) 9:30 a.m.
3/11 - 4th Gr. Field Trip (Randall Museum) 9:00 a.m.
3/16 - SAPTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.
3/18 - 4th Gr. Field Trip (Academy of Science) 9:00 a.m.
3/18 - Bake Sale (K-1 grades host)
3/19 - Last Day Candy Sale
3/19 - MSP Closes
3/19 - Talent Show/Ice Cream Social 6:30 p.m.
3/20 - Faculty Retreat - Student Holiday
3/23 -27 - 6th Gr. CYO Caritas Creek
3/25 - 4th Gr. Field Trip - Pioneer/Disney Museums 9:00 a.m.
3/25 - First Communion Parent Meeting 7:00 p.m.
3/27 - 3rd Qtr. Ends
Congratulations 7th Grade Boys!
WORLD'S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER
Thursday, March 19. Each student will bring home 1 case of mixed chocolates to sell. There will be a Bowling/Pizza Party and many other prizes for the most cases sold. Information regarding the candy sale and prizes will be sent home TODAY with every student. To request more cases of chocolate, please contact the school office!
Mothers' Day Event
Please save the date for the Mother's Day Concert on Saturday, May 2, 2020! Enjoy a tea party at 11am, followed by a concert at St. Anne Church. For more information, ticket sales, and sponsorship opportunities, please see the attached flyer or visit:
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
UCSF RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY
BASIC Fund (Scholarship Information); New Applications due March 18; Renewals due April 17
BASIC Fund applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available online at www.basicfund.org . The deadline is March 18, 2020. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Applications must be completed to be considered. Completed applications submitted after the March 18 deadline will be placed on a waitlist and awarded periodically through the summer of 2020, if funds become available.
Renewing Families with new sibling:
Current families applying for new siblings must complete a new application. The family must contact BASIC Fund directly to request a unique link to have access to the application. Families must also meet the deadline of March 18, 2020. If the application is received after the deadline, the application will be placed on a waitlist with no guarantee that the new sibling will receive a scholarship.
Renewing families will be emailed an application link and instructions to complete their online renewal application in March 2020. The Deadline for renewals is April 17, 2020.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipts. To learn more about these changes and the program go to www.btfe.com. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!