Friday Mail

What's Happening Week of October 22, 2018

Thank you so much to Susan Kenney and all of our amazing volunteers for making Grandparent's Day such a HUGE Success. We are blessed to have Bishop McManus preside over Mass and for so much outpouring of love and support from the Grandparents of our students.

Thank you also to everyone that visited the book fair. Our grandparents were very generous and love seeing the grandchildren's eye light up when they went back to class with their brand new books eager to start reading and lose themselves in an adventure. Thank you Mrs. Thomas and all of our volunteers to help make the book fair Awesome and put books in our students hands!

We are entering another very busy season at St. Anna's (Ok, when is it not busy at SAS?). We're looking forward to Halloween, The Red Sox winning the World Series, Catholic Schools Week, Veteran's Day, Design Squad, Thanksgiving and all of our blessed Christmas programs. Please take time to read carefully through Friday Mail so you don't miss anything

This year our teachers are working hard at being the best mom, wife, friend etc. they can be in addition to being AMAZING Teachers for your children everyday. As part of this goal, teachers will not be responding to emails after school hours, unless they are already working. Teachers all need time away from their classrooms to re-charge and come back each day the best for your child. Feel free to email your child's teacher at anytime, but just remember they may not be able to get back to you until the following school day especially if you email after school hours. There are other times that it may take time for a teacher to respond to your email as during the day their focus is teaching your child and they check emails during prep periods and/or after school. Sometimes it may take 24 hours for them to respond to you. If it is important and you haven't heard back from a teacher, please feel free to call the school. Thank you so much for your understanding and support for our teachers.

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Spirit Wear

You asked- we listened.....

This is a second opportunity to order St. Anna Spirit Wear- this order will not be open for long so get yours in by October 24th if you want to purchase a popular sweatshirt or jacket! They make great Christmas presents too

Spirit Wear Order Form


Pink Day for Cancer Awareness!

Wednesday, October 24th

sponsored by one of our very own 6th grade students...

who is committed to those battling this terrible disease.

All Students can come to school dressed in pink... head to toe or just shirts (as long as school appropriate attire) for a donation of $2 or more to be donated to those impacted by Cancer.

Talent Show- Line Dancing // All K-8 Students Welcome

A word from Mrs. D-

I would like to invite any kiddo in grades K-8 to participate in a group country (yee haw) line dance as part of our upcoming Talent show. We may not have rhythm, but we all love music! (Yee haw...sorry, those letters keep typing themselves...)

Sessions will begin NEXT Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00-8:25 (as this will allow me 5 minutes to restart my engines prior to teaching...ho hum) in the gym. This will be a commitment for both parents and kiddos alike as there is quite a bit to learn in a limited amount of time. I would REALLY REALLY TRULY NOT KIDDING NO JOKING THIS IS FOR REAL love and hope to have LOTS of our students join in on the fun...and enjoy the process of guiding all others along the way.

So...I'll be here next Monday Oct. 22, anxiously awaiting the arrival of (yee h...) all who would like to be part of our dancing fun!

Thanks so much for all your support in pushing (oops! I mean...) encouraging your child to join the line...


Someone Wandering Off into the Sunset...Mrs.D./Grade 2 Cowgirl (yee haw...)

Practice Dates:

Mon., Oct. 22

Wed., Oct. 24

Fri., Oct. 26

Mon., Oct. 29

Wed., Oct. 31 (Yikes!)

Fri., Nov. 2

Mon., Nov. 5

Wed., Nov. 7

TALENT SHOW...Nov. 8 (and, yes, we'll be practicing that morning, as well! Yee haw...)

Amazon SMILE!!!

Exciting news! St Anna's is on AmazonSmile! Here's how it works:

When you shop online at Amazon; go to rather than just plain old amazon and choose "St Anna's Church" as your charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of all eligible purchases to the school. After shopping, you can see how much of your purchase was donated by clicking on the "your AmazonSmile impact" link.

Try it today! You can even change your charity if you've already signed up!

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Thank you to everyone that provided input last spring into our NEW Mission Statement! We're very excited with where St. Anna's is headed and remaining dedicated to continuing to foster the Catholic values of all of our students as well as to introduce skills they will need to be successful in the 21st century. The world is changing and we want our students prepared for where it will be in the future!

After School Clubs

We're looking for volunteers that would love to run and after school club- especially for our younger students! Let me know if you have ideas or would be willing to facilitate a session if we help with the details!!!

We're also looking for someone to do a cooking club for the older students 3-6?

Email Mrs. French if you're interested ... or if you know someone!

Athletics & Activities

Sign Up for the TALENT SHOW

It's time to sign up for the Talent Show!!! The Talent Show is on Thursday, November 8th

Drama Club Sign Ups

It's time to start thinking Lights, Action, Camera! Sign up now for this year's drama production!

Design Squad

Dream It, Build It, Live It!

Students in Grades 3 – 8 are invited to put their math, science and problem solving skills to work at our next Design Squad Event on Saturday, November 17h, from Noon to 4pm in the school gym.

The day consists of 2 engineering projects and one chemistry project. Refreshments and pizza will be available.

All new participants will receive a free Design Squad t-shirt. Returning participants can purchase a new t-shirt for $10. The deadline to sign up to be sure you receive a t-shirt is Thursday, November 1st.

The deadline to register for the event is Thursday, November 15th.

Calling all parent engineers and volunteers! We need your help with this wonderful day. Parent volunteers are assigned a group of 4-5 students and work with them throughout the day, guiding them through the different projects. It is a fun day of learning for all!

Please contact Laura Pompei at if you would like to help or have any questions.

Design Squad Sign Up

It's that time of the year- to prepare for a Saturday (11/17) afternoon of Engineering & Chemistry fun. You don't want to miss out on this falls biggest event and to see what Miss Ellis has planned... it could be with fire or make a big mess!

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is a math club for students in grades 4-8 on Thursday mornings at 8:00 (students need to be ON Time to participate). Mrs. Lawson and Mr. Jacobs will be the Math Olympiad coaches!

Math Olympiad will begin on Thursday, October 25th.

Students practice their math skills and then participate in math contests throughout the year against students across the country.

Check it out here:

for questions about the program- email Mrs. Lawson at


Basketball Season is Coming! Sign Up now!

Cheerleading // grades 3-8 Saturdays

BOK // (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will begin on September 11th.

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime

Drama // grades 4-8 Thursdays - Sign up now... auditions begin in November

Cross Country // Grades 4-8:

Choir // grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30 starts September 10th

Tennis // Grades 1-5 Mondays 3:15-4:30 Starting September 17th

Pinball // Grades 4-8 Build your own pinball machine Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 starting Sept. 11th

Bug Club // Grades 1-3 Explore nature and bugs Thursdays 3:15-4:30 starting Sept 13th

Super Sports // Grades K-3 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30

The NOVELties Club // Grades 4-8 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30

Math Olympiad // Grades 4-8 Thursdays AT 8:00 AM

Homework Club //Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4:30

Donations Needed

We are very appreciated of the support provided by our families, parish and community. These are a few things we are currently in need of (donations can be dropped off at school anytime):

  • Baby Wipes (we have a few classrooms that require lots of hand wiping to prevent the spread of allergens in the rooms)
  • BIG Cardboard boxes... Mrs. Thomas is getting ready for the Mother-Son Nerf War that will take place in March and she's collecting boxes between now and then to be used for walls and barriers
  • Hula Hoops- Lots of fun new games we can do with a few more Hula Hoops...

Mark Your Calendar!

10/22 School Mass 9:00/ Choir 8:30

10/ 24- Pink Day for Cancer Charity $2 or more donation

10/26 St. Bernard's Dance grades 7 & 8 7:00-9:00

10/26 & 10/27 St. Anna Society Countdown to Christmas Fair

10/29 No School Mass

10/30 Living Rosary 9:00

10/31- Horribles Parade K-3 at 1:30

11/1 School Mass 9:00

11/1 Books & Beyond Kick Off Assembly PK-3 at 1:15 cafe

11/2 Grade 8 PSAT Test

November 5-9 Catholic Schools Week :)

11/5 First Responder School Mass 9:00

11/5 Reptile Show 1:00/2:00


11/7 Veteran's Day Program 1:30

11/8 Talent Show 1:30

11/9 Student/Faculty Volleyball Game 1:30

11/12 No School Veteran's Day

11/13 World Kindness Day

11/14 PTO Out of Dress Day & PTO Meeting 6:00

11/16 First Grade Pilgrim Program 9:00

11/17 Design Squad 12-4 grades 3-8

11/19 Early Dismissal at 11:30 // Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/20 Early Dismissal at 11:30 // TURKEY TROT // Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/21-11/23 Thanksgiving Break

School Event Dates (click here)

School Year Calendar with all of our tentative event dates

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings