St. Anne School Newsletter
September 25, 2019
A Note from the Principal
As you can see below, October is a very busy month for us here at school. October is designated as the Month of the Rosary. Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the entire school will be reciting one decade of the rosary (10 Hail Marys) in the classroom, rather than praying a daily prayer in the yard each morning. In addition, every child will receive his/her own rosary beads that they will keep here at school and use each morning. The rosary is a special set of prayers that our Blessed Mother asked all of us to say frequently. Our sixth graders are preparing our Rosary Prayer Service, which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:00. Please join us for this Prayer Service.
October is also the time when we hold our 5K Walk and our Parish Festival takes place. Both of these events allow so many parents opportunities to earn volunteer hours. These two events are really fun activities for students and parents. Please check out the Volunteer Sign Up on our homepage to volunteer for one or both of these events.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 100 YEARS
SAVE THE DATE!!! Our Centennial Gala will be held on February 1, 2021 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 night. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate in Mass and Open House starting at 11:00 For tickets and more info., see the Centennial website.
Dates to Note
9/26 - 6th Grade Field Trip
9/30 - 7:00 Chinese School Parent Meeting
10/2 - 10:00 Rosary Prayer Service
10/6 - 10:30 Family Mass (Confirmation Program Initiation, 7th & 8th grades)
10/8 - Parent Tour
10/9 - Picture Retakes (Lifetouch)
10/10 - 4th and 5th Grade Field Trips
10/11 - Hearing Screening (K, 1, 3, 5 and 7)
5K Walk-a-thon – Friday, October 25
We are a month away from the 5K Walk and have raised nearly $11,000! Let’s keep this going and continue to add friends and family contacts into PledgeStar. We are still looking for 1-2 volunteers who have a pick-up truck and can pick-up and/or drop-off BBQ grills for the walkathon. Sign up through SignUp.com (link is at the bottom of St. Anne’s website).
Questions? Contact Pui Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept 30 - T-shirt designs due
Oct 1 - Enter 10 names into PledgeStar to earn a free dress pass
Oct 11 - Meet your donation minimum ($200/student) by this date to receive a homework pass
Oct 24 - Deadline for match gifts to arrive; submit match requests ASAP to ensure your employer has time to process and send payment to St. Anne
The annual Parish Festival (10/25/19 to 10/27/19), STILL needs to fill the following 2 positions: Kitchen Chair and Entertainment Chair. Any parents able to help will receive: 20 game tickets; 2 meal vouchers, and a one-day unlimited wristband for yard games! Please contact Kathy Aguas-Aclan at email@example.com to sign up, or for more information.
Please consider volunteering and donating to the Festival. Volunteer at https://signup.com/go/FsDkbmi today! We especially need new toys, candy, gift cards (Starbucks and boba tea are great!), and gift baskets/items for game prizes, BINGO, and Silent Auction. Please see this link for donation suggestions: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1YH8NO4OIB7TD?ref_=wl_share
VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprints Compliance
Starting this school year, EVERY PARENT who is planning to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity which involves being with students, must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Remember to select “SCHOOL” when registering at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to help us verify your compliance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!