St. Anne School Newsletter

January 15, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Dear St. Anne Family,


On behalf of my entire family and Joan's family, I want to thank all of you for your expressions of love for Joan and our entire family. Joan's whole life was devoted to her family and the thousands of students she taught here in the Archdiocese. Your prayers and thoughts have been felt by all of us and we sincerely appreciate all of you. As a side note, I also want to thank those who sent me Christmas gifts. I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness as I know I will not be able to get out thank you notes to you at this time.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Our Gala preparations are being finalized at this time. We only have a little over 37 tickets left to sell for the Gala. If you intend to go, please go on line and order your tickets today as we are not able to extend the number of tickets available any more than what we have. If you cannot attend the Gala, you can buy one or more raffle tickets online instead. It is important to note that all of the money from the raffle ticket sales will be going to our school's Centennial Scholarship Fund which will assist families with tuition needs in the future.

Once again I want to offer my sincere thanks for all that you have done for me and all of us here at this wonderful school of ours.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WEEKEND LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!

Our Gala Dinner is coming up on February 1; Get your tickets now and join old and new St. Anne's friends for a wonderful evening.


Don't forget Sunday, February 2, is the Centennial Mass at 11:00 followed by our Centennial Open House. This will be a very special Mass and our Centennial Open House will feature historical pictures and memorabilia of the school over the ten decades as well as current projects that the students have been working on this year. Refreshments will be served in the school cafeteria for our parents and guests. We hope to see everyone there. Yes, we are fully aware that the 49ers may be playing in the Super Bowl that day, but be assured that the Open House will end around 3:00 which will give EVERYONE enough time to get home, change into your "football garb" and settle back for the big game!!!

Centennial Website

Get more information, purchase dinner and raffle tickets, etc.

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

Dates to Note

1/17 - Second Quarter Ends

1/20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School Closed)

1/21 - Parent Tour 9:00-10:30 a.m.

1/22 - Bake Sale (Grades 2 & 3)

1/22 - First Reconciliation 7:00 p.m.

1/23 - Report Cards Distributed

1/24 - Honor Roll / SLE Assembly 8:45 a.m.

1/25 - Chinese New Year

1/27-1/3 - Catholic Schools' Week

1/27 - 12:30 Dismissal; Reading and Pajama Day

1/28 - Faculty Appreciation Luncheon;

1/29 - Centennial Field Day-free dress

1/31 - 49er/Sports' Day; Science Fair Judging

2/1 - CENTENNIAL DINNER

2/2 - CENTENNIAL MASS 11:00 a.m./OPEN HOUSE

2/9 - Crab Bash

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

The BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!

Instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Instructions on how to get started will go home with each student today! To learn more about these changes go to www.btfe.com.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at perez@stanne.com.

GRANDPARENTS' DAY

Grandparents' Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 13. Invites are going home with each student today! Please send in your RSVP no later than Monday, February 10. For more details see attached flyer. Volunteers are also needed!!! To sign-up please go to www.SignUp.Com.

Catholic Schools' Week January 27 through January 31

In addition to our special Centennial Celebration on the weekend of February 1 and 2, we will be having special activities during Catholic Schools' Week as usual.


Monday: Reading-DEAR (drop everything and read) and Pajama Day; students wear pajamas and bring book to read

Tuesday...Long lunch and ice cream treat; wear uniform

Wednesday...Centennial Game Day; students play games from years past; free dress

Thursday... Bingo; wear uniform

Friday...49er or Sports Day; dress in 49er or favorite team attire

BAKE SALE - JANUARY 22

Our 2nd and 3rd grade classes will host the Bake Sale next Wednesday, January 22.

There will be many delicious items for .75 cents. Your support is greatly appreciated!

2019 CHRISTMAS SHOW VIDEO

This year we won’t be burning DVD’s of the Christmas program. Instead you’ll be able to watch it streaming on a Private Video on YouTube. In past years, the DVD was $25.00. We are able to keep the cost to a minimum, thanks to a new approach. When you donate $10 via PayPal, Tom DelMundo will email you a link to the Private Video. Thanks to Tom DelMundo of the Yearbook Committee for setting this up.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Donate on our PayPal page: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8kFmluYw9g

2. Please send funds using your PayPal balance, bank or debit card to avoid PayPal charging fees.

3. Tom DelMundo will email you a link to the Private Video when editing is completed.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED; OPEN HOUSE & GRANDPARENTS DAY

We have two big events coming up where volunteers are needed: our Catholic Schools' Week Centennial Open House Reception and Reunion on February 2 and Grandparents Day on February 13. We really need parent support for these two events. Please go to SignUp.com and volunteer to help.

Crab Bash Feb. 9

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Athletic Department News

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The ANTS programs will continue for the spring semester. Your child has the opportunity to participate in tennis, yoga, or martial arts in this after school program. More details are below. Please print and return the registration form if you wish to enroll your child.
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PARENT TOUR - JANUARY 21

Our next parent tour is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, from 9:00 to 10:30 in the school Library. If you know of a family member or friend interested kindly let them know. Have them call the office to register.

VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprint Compliance

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Parents must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity that involve their presence around students. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Please select "St. Anne Elementary School" as your affiliation to help us verify compliance when you register at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/.

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 perez@stanne.com. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

YEARBOOK; SAVE YOUR MEMORIES

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