We Are St. Ann School
1/13/16 Parent & Student News By: Bonnie Hall, Principal
Let's Keep The Dream Alive
There will be no classes on Monday, January 18th, in observance of this federal holiday.
American Red Cross Classes Scheduled for PK-5 Students on Friday
On Friday, January 15th, The American Red Cross will teach our PK-5 students "First Aid for Little People." This course teaches children basic First Aid and safety skills including how to get help, how to stay calm in an emergency, what to do in case of fire, and how to control bleeding.
Grades K-5 students will wear either Blackhawks attire or their gym uniforms.
(PK: Blackhawks attire for Blackhawks Day or comfortable clothing is just fine.)
Fri., January 15th...presenting "First Aid for Little People"
Pre-K (in PreK room) - 9:00-9:30 a.m.
K (in K room) - 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Grades 1 and 2 (School Hall) - 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Grades 3/4/5 (School Hall) - 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Additional course will be offered in the spring; stay tuned! We will also have a course for our faculty and staff in August to be re-certified in CPR. That class will be open to our parishioners as well.
Grades 5-8 Are Now Trained in CPR
Archdiocese of Chicago Exclusion Day #2 - Wednesday, January 20th
Please note: Mrs. Summerrise will not be in the office on January 14th or January 15th. You may make payment online via SmartTuition, or via Mrs. Hutter or Mrs. Hall in the school office. Yes, we do take Visa (in-person or over the phone).
8th Graders to take the ACT Explore Test
I will make sure results are made available to our students as well as their parents.
Another standardized test, the ACT Aspire, will be administered to students in grades 3-8 in April.
THEY WEAR CAPES! Make you move NOW for K-8 Chess Wizards. Registration deadline draws near; we start playing next week!
To register your child for this 8-week (consecutive Wednesdays' program)...here is the link for registration. All registrations go through Chess Wizards directly. The program is held at our school from 2:35-3:35 p.m. beginning January 20th. Please register by Tuesday, January 19th. We just need a few more students to make this a go!
Little Box Tops Equal BIG Money!
I also wish to thank Mrs. Rosemary Duda for coordinating this program and all of her time counting and sorting thousands of box tops.
Blackhawks Day: Friday, January 15th (Dress Down Day)
Did you know it's my "twin's" birthday, too, on Sunday? Happy birthday, Mrs. Hutter! We love you! Thank you for always loving and taking such good care of ALL of us!
Ball in the Hall Update
We are hard at work on our 2nd Annual Ball in the Hall, and we need your help! We are seeking sports tickets. Are you a season ticket holder for the Bears, the Blackhawks, the White Sox, Cubs, or Bulls, or do you know someone who is? Would you consider donating some tickets to be used as an auction prize? We can even provide you with documentation so you can claim it as a charitable donation on your taxes. Please call the Parish Office at 708-895-6700 to donate or for more information. School families will receive a volunteer hour for donating!
Ball in the Hall is March 5th. This is a MAJOR fundraiser for the school; your assistance is greatly appreciated.
-January 22 at 6:30 p.m. "Family Movie Night" - School Hall
-February 12 at 6:30 p.m. Daddy/Daughter Dance - Info. going home soon
Parent Ambassador Program - Can you help us spread the good news of St. Ann? We need YOU, dear parents! Please contact Mrs. Hall for more information.
Great America Read to Succeed Program - Reading logs are due Feb. 22nd. Thank you, Mrs. Dabrowski, for coordinating this program!
Next HSA Meeting: Wed., Feb. 3rd, 7 p.m. - All are welcome!
Marian Catholic Make-Up Entrance Exam Info. Announced
Make-up Entrance Exam
Attention all 8th graders! Marian Catholic will be hosting a make-up entrance exam on Saturday, January 23rd for those that were not able to take the exam on Jan. 9th. If you missed the test January 9th and have not tested at another Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Chicago, you are eligible to take the make-up at Marian Catholic.. Please contact Sr. Dorothy to pre-register for the make-up exam at 708-756-9762 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You must pre-register if you’d like to take a make-up exam! If the January 23rd date does not work for you, Sister may be able to accommodate you on another day. Call today to get on your way to joining the Spartan class of 2020!!