Family Newsletter

May 4, 2022

Dear Parents,


Many thanks to all of you for your support of our Casino Royale event this year. As I mentioned earlier, this event was our most successful casino night ever. We grossed over $44,000. In the St. Anne spirit of concern and an effort to help the people in Ukraine, we have decided to donate 10% of our gross revenue to them. Additionally, our Mission Collection and Special Fundraiser going on with our Student Council will be donating those proceeds to the Ukrainian people also. We expect our total donation to be almost $6,000.00. Thanks to the help of my good friend, Archbishop John Wester from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, I have been put in contact with a priest in the Ukraine who is able to accept and distribute the money to aid the people there. You and your children are true witnesses of Christ's greatest commandment...."Love one another as I have loved you!" Thank you and may God continue to bless you, your family, and the people of the Ukraine.

UPCOMING EVENTS


MAY

2 thru 13 - STAR Testing

5 - Primary Election (Student Council)

7 - 8th grade Confirmation 10:00 St. Mary's Cathedral

9 - Campaign Day (Student Council)

10 - General Election (Student Council)

11 - Parent Tour 9:00 Library

12 - Mary Prayer Service 10:00 St. Anne of the Sunset Church

16 - Final SAPTO Meeting 6:30 Cafeteria

19 - Parent "Thank You" Reception 5:30 Cafeteria

20 - Mini Olympics 1:30 Faculty vs 8th Grade Volleyball Game

21 - Chinese School Ends (Saturday)

31 - Chinese School Ends (Weekdays); 8th grade Dinner Dance 6:30 Moriarty Hall

JUNE

1 - 8th grade Picnic 8:30

2 - Baccalaureate Mass / Closing Liturgy 10:30 St. Anne of the Sunset Church

3 - 8th grade Graduation 6:30 St. Anne of the Sunset Church

RETIRING AND DEPARTING STAFF

I am always struck with sadness on the one hand and thankfulness on the other hand when I find out that we are losing anyone on our school staff. Sadness comes because the person is moving on and will not be with us next year. Thankfulness comes from appreciation for all that that person did for the students, parents, and staff here at St. Anne School. It is with those mixed emotions that I announce the retirement of our much beloved second grade teacher, Mrs. Susan Alioto. After 35 years of loving and devoted service here at St. Anne School, Susan has decided to retire and enjoy a slower pace of life. We thank her for all that she has given to us and wish her the very best. Mrs. Candice Sturges is moving on to continue her teaching in the Archdiocese after 18 years of teaching here at St. Anne. Mrs. Denise McCarthy, second grade aide, has decided to retire and spend her time attending to the needs of her elderly mom. After 2 1/2 years, Ms. Nancy Wong, our 4-8 science teacher, will continue teaching somewhere in SFUSD this coming year. Ms. Michelle Addae, Kindergarten, and Ms. Orlaith O'Leary, Resource Teacher, are longing to return home....Los Angeles and Ireland, respectively. Ms. Claire Gotch, Jr. High Reading, after her two years with us is moving on to get her Masters Degree in English at CUNY in New York. For all that each of them has given to all of us, we extend our sincere thanks and wish them the very best in the coming years. I am very happy to announce that I have found some wonderfully dedicated and talented teachers to fill the openings.

COLORING CONTEST - UKRAINE FUNDRAISER

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PARENT THANK YOU RECEPTION.....MAY 19

On Thursday, May 19 from 5:30 - 7:00 our faculty and staff will host a Thank You Hors D'Oeuvres and Wine Reception in appreciation for all YOUR countless hours and dedication in making St. Anne School...SIMPLY THE BEST! An invitation will be sent home with your child(ren) TODAY! Please RSVP by May 17. We look forward to seeing you all there!!!

MUGSY CLASS GROUP MEMORIES!

The Class Group Memorie photo is NOW available online. Use the group access code (ANNEGRP22) to view the group photo . Information regarding the group photo has been sent home.

TDAP VACCINATION - ALL INCOMING 7TH GRADERS!!!

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, continues to threaten students in California. To help stop its spread, ALL incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a whooping cough booster ('Tdap') shot. Be prepared and plan early - in spring or early summer - before the fall back-to-school rush. If your child has already received the 'Tdap' booster, please send us a copy of his/her immunization record to update your child's school file.

LIBRARY BIRTHDAY BOOKS

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DENNIS UNIFORM WELCOME KIT 2022

LAST IN-PERSON "PARENT TOUR" - MAY 11

This will be our last school tour for the school year. If you know someone interested in registering and would like to take a tour, please have them call the school office at

(415) 664-7977 to make arrangements.

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ANTS SUMMER PROGRAM

ANTS, who provides our after school activities like tennis and yoga, is sponsoring a summer program this year. See the link for more information.

SACRED HEART SUMMER PROGRAM

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