St. Anne School Newsletter
October 16, 2019
A Note from the Principal
I am sure that you and your family use social media a number of times a day to gather information or share information. Today, our seventh and eighth graders had an assembly that dealt with Social Media and how it can affect their daily lives. Two volunteers from The Culture Project shared their realities as to how using social media is a choice each person make each day. The message that was being shared is to make sure that the students use social media to enhance their every day lives...rather than consume every minute of their day. This message is something that we, as adults and educators, need to keep in mind. Our students/your children learn from what we say, but more importantly they learn from what they SEE US DOING.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 100 YEARS
SAVE THE DATE!!! Our Centennial Gala will be held on February 1, 2020 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.
CENTENNIAL ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE YARD BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL STARTING NEXT WEEK!
Dates to Note
10/18 - Student Holiday (Archdiocesan In-Service for Teachers)
10/21 - SAPTO Meeting
10/23 - K-2 Field Trip (Lemo's Pumpkin Patch)
10/24 - Parent Tour
10/25 - End of First Quarter
10/25 - 5K Walk-A-Thon
10/25 - 27 - Parish Festival
10/30 - Report Card Distribution
11/01 - All Saints Day Mass - 8:45 a.m.
11/01 - Honor Roll/SLE Assembly (5-8 grades) - 2:00 p.m.
This Friday, October 18, is a Student Holiday.
Library Help Needed!
SAPTO Meeting - Monday October 21
Our SAPTO meeting will take place on Monday 10/21 - a light meal will be served at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7. Uniform exchange will be set up at 5:30. Childcare will be provided for students attending St Anne in kindergarten through 8th grade. Please note that children younger than Kindergarten must remain with you at the meeting and NOT be sent up to the library. We look forward to seeing you!
Parent Tour - Thursday, October 24
MSP Grade Portal Closes Tomorrow; First Quarter Ends Friday, October 25
5K Walk-a-thon – Friday, October 25
The Walk-a-thon is just around the corner and we have raised over $40,000! Thank you to all who have logged into PledgeStar to enter your donations as well as contacts of family and friends for pledges. If you haven’t registered yet on PledgeStar, you can do so now to fulfill your donation minimum ($200/student).
Congratulations to our two talented student artists for this year’s 5K Walk T-Shirt Contest – Emma Lau, 7-2. and Alliana Yang, 3rd Grade. Let’s give them a big round of applause for their hard work and creativity! Much kudos to Tom DelMundo who digitalized the artwork and made it ready for the printers.
Questions? Contact Pui Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Festival - October 25-27
Keep selling Parish Festival raffle tickets! The following classes are eligible for an ice cream party for the most tickets sold by 10/18/19: 3rd grade (34 books); 5th grade (33 books); and 7-2 (28 books). Families who sell 5+ books by 10/18/19 also qualify for a special $100 raffle. Please RETURN any unsold tickets to Therese Van Steen, c/o Aileen Ward (5th grade).
Please consider volunteering and donating to the Festival as shifts are only half full. Volunteer at https://signup.com/go/FsDkbmi today! Please contact Jane Pun at email@example.com for any questions.
We especially need new toys, stuffed animals, sports balls, candy, gift cards (Starbucks and boba tea are great!), and gift baskets/items for game prizes, BINGO, and Silent Auction. Please see the attached link for donation suggestions: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1YH8NO4OIB7TD?ref_=wl_share
Please contact Cassie Wallerstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Thank you for your generosity!
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 email@example.com. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!