St. Anne School Newsletter

October 16, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,

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.


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 Website

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

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.


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.

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Library Help Needed!

We are in need of parent volunteers Monday-Friday 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. to supervise students during lunch in the Library. Please contact Jennifer Wong at if you are available to help.

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

Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for October 24 from 9:00-10:30. If you know of a family member or friend interested in touring St. Anne School, please pass on the date. For more dates, please visit the school website at

MSP Grade Portal Closes Tomorrow; First Quarter Ends Friday, October 25

The My Students Progress grading portal closes tomorrow afternoon; the first quarter ends next Friday, October 25. Report Cards will go home with each student on Wednesday, October 30. Please discuss your child's progress with him or her, then sign and return the envelope back to the teacher by the following week. The Honor Roll Assembly for 5th-8th grades will be Friday, Nov. 1 at 2:00 p.m. (Note the change in time due to Mass in the morning) in the Upper Cafeteria. Parents are welcome to attend!

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

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 today! Please contact Jane Pun at 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:

Please contact Cassie Wallerstein at for any questions. Thank you for your generosity!

Festival Wish List

Click to see the list of suggested items to donate.

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 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 Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

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