St. Anne School Newsletter

November 27, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,


I hope you saw our "advertising" students when you dropped off or picked up your child(ren) this week. The message they were sharing was that parents who purchase their Gala tickets before 5:00 TODAY will be entered into a drawing for a $150.00 tuition credit. Just think, if you win and are purchasing two tickets, you are really only paying for one ticket with the $150.00 credit going toward this year's tuition. In addition, the students whose parents have purchased a ticket or two by 5:00 TODAY will receive a free dress pass good for next Thursday, Dec. 5. We are looking forward to this fabulous Centennial celebration..

I would like to congratulate Mrs. Alioto and her second grade students for helping to prepare today's Thanksgiving Mass. The students did an outstanding job.This special Mass was a perfect time for each of us to "take stock of our lives" and give thanks to God and all who have brought us to this point. So knowing that, on behalf of all the teachers and staff here at St. Anne School, I want to wish everyone a very Happy and Warm Thanksgiving and offer our special "Thanks" to each of you for the sacrifices you make for your family and our school. We sincerely appreciate you!!!

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 100 YEARS

SAVE THE DATE!!! Our Centennial Gala will be held on February 1, 2020 to celebrate our 100 years of educating students in the Catholic tradition. The venue for this event is the Embassy Suites Hotel in the beautiful Waterfront of Burlingame. There will be a reception on Friday night for those staying at the hotel that evening. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate in Mass and Open House starting at 11:00. For tickets and more information, see the Centennial website.

CURRENT PARENTS WHO PURCHASE CENTENNIAL DINNER TICKETS BY 5:00 P.M. TODAY WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $150 DISCOUNT OFF THEIR TUITION. THOSE PARENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED TICKETS WILL BE ENTERED AS WELL. THEIR CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE A FREE DRESS PASS FOR DEC. 5 IN ADDITION.

Centennial Website

Get more information, purchase dinner and raffle tickets, etc.

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

Dates to Note

11/28-29 - School Closed (Thanksgiving Holiday)

12/2 - School Resumes

12/4 - Advent Prayer Service 10:00

12/5 - Jr. High Field Trip (SHC)

12/5 - 5th Grade Field Trip (Academy of Science)

12/5 - 4th Grade Field Trip (Old Mission San Francisco de Asis)

School Closed

We will be closed November 28 & 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. School will resume Monday, December 2, 2019.

5K Walk-a-thon Update




We are so thankful for all the families who donated to this year’s 5K Walk-a-thon! As noted in last Monday’s SAPTO meeting, we raised over $57,000 and that is already more than the amount this time last year. As this is St. Anne’s only mandatory fundraiser, make your $200/student donation ASAP by signing up on PledgeStar (www.pledgestar.com/stanne.com) to make an online gift. Or make checks payable to SAPTO and include your child’s name, class, and 5K in the memo line.


We are grateful for the families who went the ‘extra mile’ and requested matching gifts from their workplaces which instantly doubled their donation. If you requested a matching gift for your 5K donation, please inform Pui Yee Law at law.aranas@gmail.com so we may credit your child and family participation when payment is received.


Congratulations to the following top three grades for raising the highest amounts (per student). These classes will celebrate with a pizza party luncheon in December.

Seventh Grade - $300.95

Second Grade - $258.46

Third Grade - $237.92


Congratulations to the following students for raising the most funds for the 5K Walk-a-thon. Each family will be rewarded with 5 service hours:

James Timur 7-1, $1,415

Joshua So Arent 7-1, $1,220

Joshua Lee 6-2, $1,074

Amelia Batt 7-1, $950

Sarah Batt 7-2, $950

Isabella Guzman 7-1, $790


We have a limited number of 5K t-shirts for sale - $15 each, or $20 for 2. Why not match with your child for a holiday photo to include in this year’s Christmas card? Contact Pui Yee Law at law.aranas@gmail.com for more info.

Sports Basement

Sports Basement is having a 20% off holiday shopping event on December 13-19, 2019 at all ten Sports Basement locations and online. For more information, please see the flyer below.
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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!

Cherished Moments

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