SAS Update

September 14, 2018


Formal Uniforms Are Now in Effect


With the break in the weather, all students should now be wearing formal SAS uniforms daily. The exception is Tuesdays, when the entire school has gym class, and then gym clothing may be worn. Those who are still awaiting delivery of school uniforms may wear black pants/shorts and polo shirts, but should also be in observance of all other dress code policies--this includes NO oversized accessories, bows, earrings, jewelry, lacy or patterned socks or tights. Headbands (school colors of green & gold are acceptable) and socks must be in uniform colors: black, green, gray, or white. Likewise, shoes to be worn with the school uniform MUST BE solid black or brown--white or colorful accents are fine on gym days only. If you have any questions about what is permissible, please consult our Dress Code handout. Thank you!

We are aware that Monday is also the dress down day for those students who earned a NUT card for bringing in home-baked goods for Frankfest--we look forward to seeing everyone in full uniform on Wednesday!

Skating Party!


SAS has been holding skating parties at the Lynwood Sport Center for over four decades now. Come join the tradition! Kids of all ages are invited; there are accommodations for even the youngest skaters. Admission is $6, and skate rentals are $2.50 (they even have learn-to-skate skates for the little ones, and "walkers" on wheels are available for $4 rental fee). Parents/guardians are not required to skate.

Every student does need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who will sign them in and out and remain on the premises for the duration of the event. This means that if you are unable to stay, another adult (18 or over) must be willing to take responsibility for your child in your absence--no unattended drop-offs will be allowed at any grade level. This year our school parents will be taking over some of the supervisory responsibility from the teachers, so this measure is designed to help keep everyone safe. Thank you for understanding!

The schedule for this year will be:

September 20: Hosted by the Teachers

October 25: Hosted by 8th Grade Parents

January 31: Hosted by 7th Grade Parents

March 7: Hosted by 6th Grade Parents

May 9: Hosted by 5th Grade Parents

Parents, don't panic if you see your grade listed above! Two teachers will still be present at every Skating Party, but we are asking for each grade to supply 5-6 adults to help with supervision on their assigned evening. If you are already going to be there, this is a quick way to knock out THREE volunteer hours at once! Each grade above is linked to its SignUp.

No School, Friday, September 21

Enjoy the three day weekend!

Supper Club at Munster Five Guys, September 23

Please mark your calendars and plan to visit Five Guys Burgers & Fries in Munster anytime all day long on Sunday, Sept. 23! Vouchers will come home with the kids in next week's envelope, or you can download your voucher here. Help us spread the word, make copies or share from our Facebook page, and invite all your friends and relatives! Five Guys will return to us 20% of all St. Ann supporters' purchases, including gift cards, and an extra buck for every milkshake!

We would like to welcome PreK mom Yesenia Tejeda Maciel, who will be taking over Supper Club from longtime coordinator Ellen Horn. She has already planned our next outing for October 20 at Buona Beef in Schererville. Thank you, Yesenia!

Attention All 8th Graders & Families!

Students in 8th Grade and older are invited to join St. Ann's GraFFiti Youth Group. Save the date for the group's annual Outdoor Mass on Sunday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the greenspace between the school and Fr. Mark's house. Bring a chair and a snack or dessert to share--there will be pizza and pop after Mass!

After-School Enrichment Cancelled

Sadly, we did not meet the minimums required by iCook After School and Chess Wizards to hold our scheduled sessions this fall. Likewise, we are still recruiting participants for the Children's Choir and Art programs offered by our own faculty members--Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Hess. Bricks4Kidz however filled up and has a waiting list. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas regarding our After-School Enrichment, we would love to hear them!

Keep Collecting Box Tops!

A reminder that the student from EACH grade who brings in the MOST Box Tops by September 30 will win a Dairy Queen gift card. Please trim your Box Tops neatly and attach to the collection sheet (tape or glue, no staples, please), paste on any paper, or even send them in loose in a baggie. Additional collection sheets are available on the website. Be sure to write your child’s name and grade on all submissions. Visit Box Tops for Education for more details and ways to earn Box Tops, including the latest Daily Entry Sweepstakes that could win us 50,000 bonus Box Tops!

Looking Ahead

Girls Volleyball (Grades 4-8) and Boys Basketball (Grades 5-8) Registrations:

Monday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. in Extended Day (Door C3)

Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, September 27, 8:00 a.m. in Extended Day (Door C3)

Special Person's Day/Early Dismissal

Friday, October 5

Pet Blessing

Saturday, October 6, 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, October 7, 11:30 a.m. (after Masses)

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.