St. Anne School Newsletter

October 23, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,

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.


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 Website

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

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.


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

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STAR Testing - Nov. 4 - 15

STAR Testing begins November 4 and ends on Nov. 15. Each class has a scheduled reading test and math test within that time frame. Students should get be especially conscious of getting a good night's rest and eating breakfast on their testing days.

Parent-Student-Teacher Conference Week November 5-8

Conference time preference letters went home Monday with each student and should have been returned by today. Your child's teacher will notify you of your assigned time.

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

Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for November 5 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

First Quarter Ends Friday, October 25

The first quarter ends this 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, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Upper Cafeteria (note the change in time is due to the morning Mass). Parents are welcome to attend!

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 -

Questions? Contact Pui Yee at

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 today! Please contact Jane Pun at 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:

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

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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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