SAS Update

October 26, 2018


Red Ribbon Week Continues

Our remaining Dress Differently Days for Red Ribbon Week are as follows:

Monday, 10/29: Sock it to Drugs

- Wear crazy socks with your formal uniform

Tuesday, 10/30: Red Ribbon Day*

- Wear red

Wednesday, 10/31: Halloween*

- Wear your costume or Halloween colors

*Starred days are the full Dress Down Days--school uniforms should be worn on the other days.

11:30 a.m. Early Dismissal on Thursday, November 1

Conference appointments should have come home to you with your assigned time slots. If you did not receive one, please call the School Office on Monday. ALL STUDENTS IN 4TH-8TH GRADES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND WITH THEIR PARENTS.

If you cannot make your scheduled appointment or have any other questions, please call Mrs. Summerrise at 708-895-1661.

No School on Friday, November 2

Pancake Breakfast Bake Sale N.U.T. Cards

The N.U.T. Card dress down day for those who brought in baked goods for the Halloween Pancake Breakfast will be Monday, November 5.

Pre-K Wins Candy Collection Contest!

Congratulations! The competition in our Trunk or Treat Candy Collection Contest was super exciting this time, as Pre-K swooped in on the last day to win the pizza party. The final results are below. Thank you to Mrs. Correa for coming in every day and tallying the weights from the donations. And thank you to everyone who joined in--we had so much fun!
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Thursday Envelope 101--UPDATE

We discovered several years back that the Thursday Envelope was a very efficient means of delivering necessary information and forms into parents' hands. Rather than having to search the bottom of the bookbags every day in case something important might be there, you can expect that the bulk of our communiques will come home neatly on one day in one big manila envelope. The envelopes come home with the youngest member of the family enrolled at SAS.

We do need each parent to remove the contents, sign and date the front, and return those envelopes the next day so that you will be able to receive the next week's delivery. Several of our students have NEVER brought their envelopes back to school, which means those families are NOT receiving important communication. New envelopes are not issued unless you contact the office to ask for a new one, so we are unaware that you are not receiving the information we send home until you question missing something.

Please do not send anything BACK to school in the envelope--it is one way communication only, and no one at the office or in the classroom checks to see if there is anything inside. So your hot lunch forms, permission slips, or notes to the teacher will sit there unnoticed and likely return to you the next week. Should your Thursday Envelope be lost or damaged, please notify the office immediately. Thank you!

Our Next Supper Club Destination--Chipotle, Munster

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This one is a biggie--Chipotle returns 33% to us! Watch for your voucher in an upcoming Thursday envelope, the church bulletin, and Facebook, and it may also be printed from our website. Our Buona Supper Club in October raised $118.50. Let's try to top that at Chipotle!

Save the Date: Saturday, November 17

We're still deciding on a venue and other details, but HSA will be sponsoring its very first St. Ann Parents' Night Out! You'll have a chance to see old friends and make new ones in a social setting outside of school and at night, grownups only! So put it on your calendars, and stay tuned for more information. If you have an idea or would like to join the committee, please send an email to or

Keep on Clipping!

Our next Box Tops for Education challenge is underway! This time, we are looking for the class that has the highest percentage of participation--that means if EVERYONE in one class sends something in, they well have 100% participation. This time, it's all about the teamwork! The class with the highest percentage of students handing in Box Tops by Friday, November 16 will win an Ice Cream Social to take place on Tuesday, November 20, right before Thanksgiving Break. Start clipping, and ask your friends and relatives to save Box Tops for you, too! The Halloween-themed collection sheet is available on our website. You can even send them in in a baggie--simply write the count and your child's name and grade on the outside of the bag.

Looking Ahead

Early Dismissal for P/T Conferences

Thursday, November 1

No School

Friday, November 2

Monthly Family Mass

Sunday, November 4, 10:30 a.m.

VIRTUS Training

Thursday, November 8, 7-10:00 p.m. (English and Spanish sessions)

Supper Club at Munster Chipotle

Saturday, November 17, 5-9:00 p.m.

Parents' Night Out

Saturday, November 17, time & location TBD

Seen Around School

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 on our private parent page, St. Ann Friends.