This week's BUZZ

Week ending May 22, 2020 (#10 virtual learning)

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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. In observance of Memorial Day, Saint Anna School is sending thoughts and prayers to all those that serve our country and all those that have gone before us defending our freedom.

Thank you!



Stay Home

Stay Healthy

Stay Happy

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The end of the year is quickly approaching.

Keep up the great work!

This school year is drawing to a close.


We had many families pick up their belongings on pick up day. Thank you! If you were unable to pick up your belongings, you will be able to pick them up when we have tech and book drop off on 6/11 and 6/12.


This year has been quite a year! It's been a year of unexpected turn of events and students, teachers, parents and staff have gone above and beyond!



  • On June 11th from 9-3 grades PK -Grade 3 should return school items such as chrome books, textbooks and teacher supplies to school.
  • On June 12 from 9-3, grades 4-8 can drop off chrome books, textbooks, and teacher supplies.
  • We will continue as we did with pick up:
  • Only 5 people in the building for pickup at a time
  • Masks and gloves must be worn.
  • Thank you for your cooperation.




THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES K-7 is June 12th. For those needing to submit late/missing work, it may be submitted up until the 16th. Report cards will be distributed on 6/19 to allow extra time for those needing to submit missed/late work and for teachers to gather, record, and submit grades.

PK & 8th graders last day will be June 8th


8th Grade Graduation : June 10th 6 p.m.


If and when the dynamics of quarantine and public gatherings change over the summer, I welcome the chance for us all to come together. God Bless

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Our First Communicants pray to Mary daily during the Month of May on Facebook.

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We know that everyone has had to sacrifice in one way or another and we thank you.

It's been a tumultuous year. We started off the year with many changes and before you knew it, we were changing to virtual learning within a weeks notice. People lost jobs, were put on furlough, and couldn't work. Businesses closed, school buildings closed and communities and families couldn't come together as they once did. Many families worked the front lines as nurses, doctors, pharmacists, police, and fire among so many others heroes that put themselves in front of others. We thank you for your sacrifices and for balancing family, school, work and so much more. Thank you!.


Our teachers were tasked with the job of balancing their lives as well. They had to learn and implement this new way of learning as well. They learned to multi task with zoom,seesaw and google all while juggling home life too. It has been quite a transition. We have all come out stronger and wiser. We will celebrate when we can!


With the end of this year in sight, we want you to know that we understand the sacrifices and balancing act that everyone has had to endure. We understand the financial burden placed on families and on our school and parish. We want you to know that we are strong, that we will continue to offer an exceptional academic environment whether in or out of the classroom. We will continue to grow as a close community because we are all committed to St. Anna.


St. Anna prides itself on how well we were able to implement virtual learning, how quickly we navigated uncharted territory in such a short time....We did it and I couldn't be more proud! Learning continues, we are all engaged and our students continue to learn.


With the end of this year approaching, we start to think about the next. WE LOOK FORWARD TO AND ARE PLANNING ON COMING BACK TO THE BUILDING IN THE FALL. There is a chance that it or part of it could be virtual. Will there be limits to how we come together? What changes can we expect? These are all questions that I know you are thinking about and I am too. Unfortunately at this point, it is unclear. We will continue to work with the Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Worcester Diocese to ensure safety for all.


No matter how it will look, we will still have our close knit community to connect to.


Financial Aid Awards will be out soon which will allow us to start sending out tuition invoices for 2020-2021. For those wishing to receive 3%off by paying in full, the deadline for that has been extended until July 15th. For those of you facing hardship, please don't hesitate to contact myself or Fr. Carlos. We are happy to talk with you.


On behalf of the St. Anna community, we all look forward to seeing you next year.

Thank you for your continued commitment to our Faith and to our community.

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Eighth grade news!

Our Eighth graders are excited for their adventure into high school. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page during the first week of June! Plans are in the making to hold a special graduation ceremony on June 10th at 6 p.m. It will not look like the usual graduation, but it will be very special! We love our 8th graders and we want to make this as special as possible.
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Have you heard the latest?!! Yearbooks are coming!!

QUICK! Order yours before it’s too late!


The last day to order is Monday, June 1st

The cost is only $25


What a year it’s been! You don’t want to miss these memories!

You can order online here:


https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob?jobNumber=12276520&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PUB20YBLCC_R2&utm_content=main


Pulling together this year’s yearbook has not been an easy undertaking for the people working behind the scenes. Our yearbook committee, Mrs. Pompei and Mrs. Campbell have been working VERY hard to make this yearbook special for all students and their families. With COVID changes, virtual classrooms, shipping, production and ordering delays, you have until June 1st. to order.

A BIG shout out of THANKS to them for all their hard work and dedication!!!

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Nurses Corner - Important news and updates

We are all looking forward to coming together. We are keeping updated on best practices for our return to classes which will include added steps to hygiene and safety.


Keep informed and up to date as changes occur in the protection against COVID-19. These sites are updated regularly with the latest guidance regarding accurate data from the scientific community.

More information can be found at:


Health and Homeland Alert Network: https://www.smore.com/c2qhx-haan?ref=email

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) www.cdc.gov

DPH (Department of Public Health) website www.mass.gov


Current Updates 5/15 for COVID19: HERE

Reopening Massachusetts: HERE


If you have further questions please email : nurse@stannaleom.org.

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Everyone is a member of the PTO....Check it out!

VIRTUAL PTO Meetings June 4th via CISCO WEBEX

Thursday, June 4th, 7pm

cisco webex -link below

Please join us as every parent is a part of the PTO


https://meetingsamer3.webex.com/meetingsamer3/j.php?MTID=m919f943584d23306f3f268e5a76b65d1

Meeting number (access code): 295 151 076

Meeting password: stannapto060420 (78266278 from phones and video systems)

Thursday, June 4, 2020

7:00 pm | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr

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Stay connected with St. Anna Parish

Stay connected to Masses and More Online with Fr. Carlos

Masses will resume with guidelines on the 30th.

Visit the parish website at www.stannaparish.org for more information.

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.
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School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Books and Beyond

Thank you to all that participated in The Books & Beyond Program.

Thank you to Mrs. Thomas and all the volunteers that have worked so hard in making this program a success, for making it so fun and enjoyable for all our students.

Special thank you to our classroom coordinators that gave of their time and energy in making this program such a success. A celebration will be planned.

Scholastic Book Fair~ Virtual and through the summer.

If looking for and needing some books.

Scholastic is having a virtual online book fair through the summer. and all schools are automatically signed up to participate, all we have to do is get the word out!

Come to Our Book Fair!


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stannavirtualbookfair

The school earns scholastic dollars for all the sales, just like we would with a regular fair. We use the money to fill teacher classroom wish lists and the library.


The fair ends September 4th.

Thank you to Mrs. Thomas for making this available.

A chance to connect with your community

Town Meeting .....

Get together, touch base, connect with the principal , see other parents in your class while building community.


Grade 8 Tuesday 5/26 5:30

Grade 6 &7 Tuesday 5/26 6:30

Grade 4,5 Wednesday 5/27 4:30

Grade 3,2 Wednesday 5/27 5:30

Grade K,1 Thursday 5/28 4:30

Grade Pk3 & Pk4 Thursday 5/28 3:30

Connect with all parents at our next PTO meeting & learn about events at school 6/4 7:00 pm


You will get an invitation via email.

I look forward to seeing you!

Mark Your Calendar!

We are planning a regular opening for the fall.

Should the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services make any announcements, we will keep you posted.

It is our intent to keep everyone safe and healthy.


May

25 No classes~ Memorial Day

29 virtual clapout w/ Mrs. Farnsworth


June

08-Pk and 8th graders last day of classes

10-8th Grade Graduation

11 Grades PK-3 Drop off of Chromebooks, supplies and school texts

12 Grades 4-8 Drop off of Chromebooks, supplies, and school texts

12 Last day of virtual learning

12-16 Last chance to submit work in order to be calculated in your report card

19 Report Cards distributed for all


July/August- Enjoy, rest, relax, breathe, read some books and practice math facts

Hopefully we can come together


2020-2021

August

26 Meet & Greet *more info to follow

27 First day classes Grades 1-8


September

1-4 PK/K screening

2 PK Orientation 9-10 a.m.

K Orientation 10-11 a.m.

7 Labor Day-No School
8 PK & K Welcome Back

MAP Testing

9 Parent Back to School Night 6-8 p.m.


Map testing is an great tool that helps teachers to see the needs and proficiency of their students and adjust their plan to meet their needs. MAP testing will be scheduled the first several weeks once we return to school. We have all been away from the classroom and this will be a great tool to ensure that will allow us to meet our students where they are. This is an opportunity to allow our teachers and you our parents to see how our students are doing as we plan to meet our students needs this year.

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