St. Anne School Newsletter
October 23, 2019
A Note from the Principal
We cannot do all that we do here at St. Anne School without your help. Our school's annual 5K Walk and our Parish Festival take place this Friday. I want to thank our 5K Chair, Pui Yee Law, and our parish festival chair, Kathy Aclan, for volunteering to take on these important roles. Jeff Linhardt, Peter Buckingham and John Liwanag, are volunteering and working with our after school Robotics Program. The students involved will be competing in a Robotics event in November. I know how busy all of you are...our chairs and our supporting volunteers. I just want to say how much I and the entire school staff appreciate your commitment and dedication to our students and our school. Thank you so much.
Enjoy our upcoming events....
Friday's 5K Walk ends around 3:00 and our Parish Festival runs from 3:00 on Friday until 2:00 on Sunday.
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 evening. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate in Mass and Open House starting at 11:00. For tickets and more information, see the Centennial website.
CENTENNIAL ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR VIEWING IN THE YARD BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL.
Dates to Note
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.
11/4-15 - STAR Testing
11/5-8 - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
11/5 - Parent Tour
STAR Testing - Nov. 4 - 15
Parent-Student-Teacher Conference Week November 5-8
Dismissal will be at 12:30 during the 4 day conference period, Nov. 5 - 8. There will be NO LUNCH SERVICE. Students attending Extended Care must bring a bagged lunch. Students not attending Extended Care, must be picked-up at 12:30 p.m.
Parent Tour - Tuesday, November 5
First Quarter Ends Friday, October 25
5K Walk-a-thon – Friday, October 25
The 5K Walk-a-thon is this Friday. We’re in the home stretch and have raised nearly $47,000! This is a 15% increase over last year’s amount raised. Great job everyone!
For those who haven’t made their contributions yet, you may create an account in PledgeStar at any time to make an online gift. Or if you like to write checks, send that in attached to the pledge sheet from the Walk-a-thon info packet that is available for download on St. Anne’s website as well as hard copy in the mail room. The minimum donation is $200/student and must be submitted by November 1st.
Volunteer spot alert - We have a vacancy for 6-1 crossing guard. If you have been wanting to volunteer, but the spots were filled...NOW is your chance to grab this last spot. Volunteer time is 12-3pm. Sign up here - https://signup.com/go/BiRWryS
Questions? Contact Pui Yee at email@example.com.
Parish Festival - October 25-27
Congrats to 5th grade for selling the most raffle tickets (44 books)! They win an ice cream party. Congrats to Joshua Lee (6-2) for being among the first 100 families to sell 5 or more books. His family has won $100! 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 67% full. Volunteer at https://signup.com/go/FsDkbmi today! Please contact Jane Pun at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
We especially need new toys, sports balls, candy, stuffed animals, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!