St. Anne School Newsletter

January 22, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Dear St. Anne Family,


As you can see, our tickets for the Gala Dinner are all sold out! If you were not able to purchase tickets for the dinner, but would still like to support the Gala, our raffle tickets are still available for purchase. Unfortunately, you cannot purchase the raffle tickets on line any more, BUT you can send a check for the tickets to school noting how many raffle tickets you wish to purchase. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for a book. Again, the total revenue from the raffle ticket sales will go into our Centennial Scholarship Fund that will provide tuition assistance for our families.


Next week begins our Catholic Schools Week. Below is a note indicating what students will be doing for each of those days. Please be sure to check it over as students will be coming in special dress for many of those days!


On behalf of all of the teachers and staff, I would like to extend a Gung Hay Fat Choy to all our school families. Health, Happiness, and Prosperity are our wishes for all of you as we begin this new year....the Year of the Rat!

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WEEKEND LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!

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Don't forget Sunday, February 2, is the Centennial Mass at 11:00 followed by our Centennial Open House. This will be a very special Mass and our Centennial Open House will feature historical pictures and memorabilia of the school over the ten decades as well as current projects that the students have been working on this year. Refreshments will be served in the school cafeteria for our parents and guests. We hope to see everyone there. Yes, we are fully aware that the 49ers ARE playing in the Super Bowl that day, but be assured that the Open House will end around 3:00 which will give EVERYONE enough time to get home, change into your "football garb" and settle back for the big game!!!

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

Dates to Note

1/22 - First Reconciliation Parent Meeting 7:00 p.m.

1/23 - Report Cards Distributed

1/24 - Honor Roll / SLE Assembly 8:45 a.m.

1/25 - Chinese New Year

1/27-2/2 - Catholic Schools' Week

1/27 - 12:30 Dismissal

2/1 - CENTENNIAL Gala

2/2 - CENTENNIAL Mass/Open House 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

2/9 - Crab Bash

Wiring Help Needed!

We need a volunteer parent to extend a conduit wire to the kindergarten/preschool area. The wifi and phone in that area are functioning inconsistently. Please call Mr. White if you are able to help us out.

Basic Fund (Scholarsip Information); New Applications due March 18; Renewals due April 17

New Applications
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 complete to be considered. Complete applications submitted after the March 18th 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 Renewing families wanting to apply for new siblings must complete a new application. The family must contact The 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
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.

Catholic Schools' Week (Next Week) January 27 through January 31

In addition to our special Centennial Celebration on the weekend of February 1 and 2, we will be having special activities during the previous week, Catholic Schools' Week.. Please see below for the week's list of activities.

FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 27-31

Monday: Reading-D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) and Pajama Day: Students wear pajamas to school that day and bring a favorite book to read.

Tuesday...Long lunch and ice cream treat: Students wear their school uniform.

Wednesday...Centennial Game Day: Students play games from years past. Students have free dress.

Thursday... Bingo Game Day: Students wear their school uniform.

Friday...49er or Sports Day: Students dress in 49er or favorite team attire.

GRANDPARENTS' DAY

Grandparents' Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 13. Invites were sent home with each student last week! Please send in your RSVP no later than Monday, February 10. For more details see attached flyer. Volunteers are also needed!!! To sign-up please go to www.SignUp.Com or use the link at http://stanne.com

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OPEN HOUSE & GRANDPARENTS DAY

We have two big events coming up where volunteers are needed: our Catholic Schools' Week Centennial Open House Reception and Reunion on February 2 and Grandparents Day on February 13. We really need parent support for these two events. Please go to SignUp.com and volunteer to help.

Crab Bash Feb. 9

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Athletic Department News

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The ANTS programs will continue for the spring semester. Your child has the opportunity to participate in tennis, yoga, or martial arts in this after school program. More details are below. Please print and return the registration form if you wish to enroll your child.
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PARENT TOUR - FEBRUARY 7 & 19

Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for February 7 & 19 from 9:00-10:30. If you know of a family member or friend interested in touring St. Anne School, please pass on the date. For more details, please the school website at www.stanne.com.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

The BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!

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 perez@stanne.com.

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!

YEARBOOK: SAVE YOUR MEMORIES

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