This weeks BUZZ

News from the week of September 27, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our annual back to school BBQ. We had an amazing night. The food was great, the company was fantastic and the entertainment seemed priceless!

We could not run this event without all of our volunteers so with that, we would like to shout out for all the world to hear: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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MAP Testing is still underway...

We continued our MAP testing this week and the kids are doing great! Please remember to have your child get a good night sleep and a good breakfast so they are ready when its time to test.

This is our final week of testing and I am sure the kids are excited about that!

Tuesday, 10/1: 6-8 Science, K Reading

Wednesday, 10/2: 3-5 Language; 1 Reading

Thursday, 10/3: 3-5 Reading; 2 Reading


Can you even believe it! The Red Sox World Series trophy came to our school! How amazing is that! The kids were very excited and even got to wear their Red Sox shirts to school on Monday. Each class had a class picture and if the kids wanted to take one with the trophy they could! We even put families together. Overall this was just an amazing experience for our students.

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Please remember if your child will be absent, or there is a change throughout the day the office MUST be notified at 978-534-4770 or email (BEFORE 3pm) Mrs. Priddy at:

Your child's teacher should not be the only one notified of sicknesses or changes throughout the day. Thank you so much for understanding.

Ordering Lunch

Information about ordering school lunch....

please note information for NEW and Returning students...

Ordering Opens today Sept 27th for October.

View October Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)

BOK has begun

BOK is a program that gets students moving. It's a fun way to start the day!

No sign-ups necessary. Students are invited to attend any week they can.

Students participate in their normal uniforms for that day, but they are required to have gym sneakers to change into.

Grades 4-8: Tuesdays, 7:50-8:30am

Grades K-3: Thursdays, 7:50-8:30am

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If you have not taken the time to fill out the following forms, please take a few minutes now to do so. They can be found here on our website:

These forms encompass many important facets of school life for both you and your students.

If you need hard copies of anything, please contact the office to have them sent home.

The titles below are links to the relevant documents, and the link to the Acknowledgment form is at the bottom.

Birthday Celebrations

One of our favorite things to do is to celebrate our students' birthdays! Students can come to school out of uniform on their birthday (or for our summer birthdays - their HALF birthday).

Many students bring cupcakes to school to celebrate with their classmates. Have you thought about changing it up this year? There are also other non-sweet treats that students can bring to school to celebrate - Kids love popsicles, fruit, or even non food items such as stickers, pencils, dollar store goodies, etc.

St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School

Please keep in mind - as you plan snacks, birthday treats, and classroom parties - that St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School. Double-check with your students' teacher or room parent to ensure that we are creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.

Nurse Notes:

Don't forget to have your updated physicals and immunization records on file in the nurse's office. All new students MUST have these on file before starting school.

You can drop epi pens & inhalers off with correct paperwork anytime we are open for the nurse.

ALL students who will participate in a sport (Cross Country, Cheerleading, Basketball) MUST have a physical on file giving them permission to participate in sports. Students will not be allowed to practice until we have the appropriate physical on file.

Mrs. Katrina Couture is our school nurse. She works for the Leominster Department of Public Health and is at St. Anna School daily from 11:40-12:40. We are also fortunate to have retired nurse Mrs. Maryanne Capistrano volunteer in the health office daily as well.

Cool Kids Cash Club


This program will allow students to being banking at school. They will learn the importance of saving and will be able to make deposits into their savings account twice a month. This is an easy and terrific way to start saving NOW for middle school field trips! Each year the 6th graders attend Nature’s Classroom at a cost of around $600. The Washington DC trip is held every other year so your child would have the opportunity to attend DC as either a 7th or 8th grader. This trip costs around $1000. If you being saving NOW, as early as preschool or Kindergarten, your child could easily save enough money to cover both of these trips by the time they become a middle school student!

Students will also learn skills about keeping a savings account pass book and other financial skills that are necessary to become financially responsible adults.
Parents who are interested in having their child participate in this program, will need to open their child’s account at Fidelity and then on-going deposits can be made conveniently at school.

Please feel free to stop in at either Fidelity branch in Leominster to open your account. Please let them know it is for St. Anna’s Cool Cash Club and/or email and let me know you’ve opened an account for your child so I can let you know when banking at school will begin.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at or 978-353-2701

St. Anna's Women's Bible Study

Acts of The Apostles

Acts is the story of how a few Christians empowered by the Holy Spirit were chosen to bring Christ and the Good News to the ends of the earth. They faced secular forces, internal strife and hostile crowds, and despite all of this, they brought the kingdom of God to a broken world and the love of God to the hearts of all.

The study begins Friday, Sept. 13 and runs throughout the school year. We will meet in the Church Hall from 9-11 on Friday mornings when school is in session.

Please contact Pascale Traylor for registration information at, or 978-870-7683

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Cheerleading // grades 3-8 Saturdays

BOK// (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will begin on September 11th.

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime

Cross Country // Grades 5-8:

Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30 in church

Homework Club //Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4:30

Homework Club is back! 3:15-4:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays on full school days. Students will go to the supervising teacher's classroom to work on their homework. The teacher will help them if needed. Students will have access to their Chromebooks. Students can get picked up at 4:30 or go to extended care. Our intention is to give students a quiet space to do their homework after school. This will be beneficial to those that usually go to extended care and want to finish their homework before playing and for those that might need a little more support and structure to complete their homework. Students need to let their teacher know during attendance if they are staying after for homework club or let Mrs. Priddy know at lunch time.
We need to make sure everyone has a ride home. Students who are signed up to go to Homework Club need to STAY at homework club until their ride arrives unless they are also signed up to go to Extended Care following Homework Club.

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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In honor of Catholic Schools, all Catholic Churches will be having a second collection during the weekend of September 28th and 29th. Mark in the memo that you wish Saint Anna School to receive your donation. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

Any volunteers wishing to participate in the masses, call the office or email and let us know how you would like to help.

Mark Your Calendar!

September 28-29th: Catholic School Appeal Mass (all masses 4 pm, 8am, 10:00 am, 11:30am)

October 4: Traveling Play attending SAS (Theatre at the Mount students)

October 7-11: Scholastic Book Fair

October 9: PTO out of Dress day

October 10: Grandparents Day Mass

October 10: PTO meeting 6pm (Kindergarten room)

October 11: NO School (Teacher Religious Enrichment day (PD))

October 14: NO School (Columbus Day)

October 23rd: School Picture Day (in uniform)

October 25: Early Dismissal 11:30

October 27-30: NEASC Accreditation