This week's BUZZ

News from the week of November 29, 2019

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Thanksgiving blessings to one and all

Thanksgiving blessings to one and all! It is that time of year when we give thanks for those things in our life that just are not things. For family, friends around the table, health and safety to those traveling near and far and for those that can not celebrate with us this Thanksgiving.


December is going to be a very busy month! We start off the month with Picture retakes and our CHRISTMAS SHOPPE. A great way for students to make Christmas purchases. Your help is needed if you have any time to give....click here to sign up to help out!


Christmas shoppe google doc

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Report Cards are ready for viewing...

Report cards are now available for your viewing. We have had some technical glitches. Thank you for your patience. Please review SAS handbook policy regarding probation below regarding grades lower than a C.


Academic Probation: A student whose academic performance indicates serious deficiencies may be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation will be placed on a four week improvement plan. At the end of the four weeks (January 10), the student’s academic progress will be assessed and a new plan will be developed if needed. Students whose average is a D or lower will not be allowed to participate in any sport or academic competition until the grade has improved to a passing grade of C.


Attendance: The school policy regarding excessive absence (40) days or the equivalent of 40 days including tardies, (three (3) tardies are considered a one-half day absence). can be cause for a student to be retained in the current grade for another year.

Hearts For Heat Bake Sale

Thank you to all that participated, cooked and made purchases this year in our Hearts for Heat Bake Sale. This is a middle school-wide service project that students in 6,7, and 8 participate in each year. The service project is known as Hearts for Heat. This service project assists the elderly parishioners who need help purchasing home heating oil.


All profits from this endeavor go directly to the purchase of oil for members of our parish. This year we were able to raise over $900 that will directly benefit our church family.


Thank you very much for your consideration and participation in such a worthwhile program.


St. Anna's Middle School

Winter Uniform now in effect. Make sure your child is dressed for the cold mornings. Hats,gloves/mittens suggested.

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Socks For Santa - 175 items collected so far!

The third grade students have begun our annual 2 month service project in which we will be collecting new white cotton or thermal socks or cotton underwear to be distributed to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and the elderly of our community.


We often don’t realize or simply forget that those in need have needs other than the need for food.


It is our hope that each student will participate by bringing a small package of socks or underwear each month ( November, and December) to be collected by third grade students. All donations will be given to Montachusett Home Care for distribution to residents who live in our school community area.


A small package of socks or underwear each month is a small price to pay for knowing that the elderly in our neighborhoods are going to be warm this winter.


Please consider helping those who are in need of socks or underwear for the cold winter ahead.


Thank you!

The third grade students of St. Anna Catholic School

Write a testimonial

Word of mouth is the best advertisement! We hope you will share your experiences on Greatschools, facebook, Twitter and Schooldigger. Your positive reinforcement is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.


We are looking for added Lunch monitors. Parents/Grandparents welcome too. The days we are really looking for are Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00-12:25.


Call the office if interested in once a day/month /or even a year...Thank you

Altar Servers

If you are interested in becoming an altar server. Please contact the office Mrs. Priddy at 978-534-4770. We are planning training soon, as long as you have made your 1st Holy Communion, you can become an altar server.
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It's almost that time of year to think of Gift Card gifts for family and friends

If you are planning on hitting the shops or making purchases online for the holidays....or anytime really, check out SCRIPTS.com!

There is no fee for you. Just convenience and the school receives a percentage back. Go to the PTO section of the website and sign up....There is no extra cost! What a great way to support Saint Anna School AND get your shopping done! Spread the word! More info will be sent home on Monday.


https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/


Take a peak at the video below on how the Great Lake Scripts fundraiser can be successful.

The Impact of Gift Card Fundraising: Family Stories | ShopWithScrip

* MARK YOUR CALENDARS *

DECEMBER 19TH AND 20TH - NO AFTER SCHOOL EXTENDED CARE

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Ordering Lunch

NEW LUNCH PROGRAM BEGINS IN JANUARY**! Keep an eye out for the December lunch calendar. All orders for the month of January will have to be in by December 13th. MENUS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY ORDERING.


**Reminder no lunches can be ordered the day of, all lunches must be ordered the month before**


Information about ordering school lunch....

please note information for NEW and Returning students...


Ordering Opens today October 25th for November.

View December Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)

Cool Kids Cash Club

A great way for students to learn about money management.....

The next visits from our banking friends at Fidelity Bank will be:

Dec. 3rd

Dec. 17th

Jan. 7th


They plan to come every other Tuesday unless we are not at school.


If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at rvargas@fidelitybankonline.com or 978-353-2701

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Nurses Corner - Important news or updates



**Make sure to always check out the Nurses Corner. We will keep you updated on any news our wonderful nurse would like to share with you. **
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Stay WARM this winter! Coats for Kids!

It's going to be a cold winter. If anyone is in need of a free children's winter coat, stop by the office as we will have some information available for you from the Leominster K of C Stay warm!
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SKI CLUB TIME

Have you ever thought about trying something new? Come join us and see what all the fun is about.


Ski and snowboarding is so much fun and are great sports to share with new friends.


It's that time of year to sign up for your season passes &/or lessons. We encourage you to share and use this link if you, your children, family and friends are interested in getting a season pass (Dec- until the last day the mountain is open for skiing & snowboarding until they are unable to continuing making snow which we are hoping will be mid March again) 6 week pass with our group on Wednesday afternoons/evenings &/or lessons for the 6 week program. We are scheduled for Wednesdays. Leaving the school at 3 and pick up by 8pm at the mountain.


So don't delay sign up today. Season passes make great holiday gifts for you and the entire family. If you need help finding the right fit for you I can help you find the best pass for your needs.


The link to the website is

www.wachusett.com/schoolgroups


CODE is -----SANN

St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School

Please keep in mind - as you plan snacks, birthday treats, and classroom parties - that St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School. Double-check with your students' teacher or room parent to ensure that we are creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.
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Reading Club with Mrs. Campbell - Grades 5-8 (10 student max) Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 Starting Nov. 12th.


Drama: Thursdays 3:30-5:00. Grades 4-8


Math Olympiad- Grades 4-8 Thursday mornings at 8 a.m.


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


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

Nutcracker Performances

Check your local listings for performances of the Nutcracker. There are multiple performances with many of our students involved. We hope you can make it to one of them.
School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Mark Your Calendar!

December:

2 School Mass - all invited

3 Fall Picture retakes

2-6 Christmas Store

6 NO SCHOOL (teachers PD)

9 Monday Mass-All invited

12 PTO Meeting 6p.m. (4th grade)

13 Middle School Dance (Semi-Formal)

15- ALL 8th graders last day to apply for financial aid for High School

18 Best Dressed Day & Christmas Concert 1:30 pm
19 Ugly Sweater Day - No after school extended care

20 PJ day -No After School Care-Merry Christmas

23-Jan 3rd - Christmas break (Returning to the school on January 6th)


January:

1-3 School Vacation

Map Testing Session II

6 Welcome Back!

20 No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

26-2 National Catholic Schools Week

28 Open House 9:30-11:30 + 6-7:30

30 Pasta Supper

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