Friday Mail

What's Happening Week of September 3, 2018

And we are off!

The first week was certainly one of the Best 1st 4 days Ever! Students connected with their teachers, worked on lots of team building activities and focused on Kindness and how we will treat each other this year.

This is our new Friday Mail format. Hopefully it will be easier to read and find what you're looking for. There will always be a link available on the website under Student Life/Friday Mail.

We're open to feedback as we try this new process. The feedback from our summer updates in this format were very positive and we're hoping to keep that momentum going.

If you haven't been able to tell, we are very EXCITED for another year at St. Anna's. We are planning for the Best School Year YET! Our students have spent the last four years working on team building activities and how to work with each other. We are focusing on Kindness again this year with our theme “Everyone Counts”, specifically peer to peer relationships.

You will also see a difference in how we recognize students this year. We want ALL students to have the opportunity to be recognized for their greatness. We will no longer be recognizing specific students each month but recognizing students daily for their positive contributions as recognized by school staff. This is called the Good News Call of the Day. Staff choose students who should get a Good News Call of the Day and that student comes to the office, we make the positive phone call home and it’s not complete without a selfie and a Good News Call of the Day bracelet. It is important that all of our students are recognized on a regular basis for hard work, determination, team work, kindness, not giving up etc. This will allow us to recognize our students for these traits and they can be recognized by any school staff and not just chosen by their classroom/homeroom teacher. Let’s spread the Good News!!

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Allergy Friendly School

Birthdays, Snacks, classroom parties etc...

One of our favorite things to do is to celebrate our student's birthdays! Students can come to school out of dress on their birthday (or for our summer birthdays- their HALF birthday).

Many students also bring cupcakes to school to celebrate with their classmates...

There are also other non sweet treats that students can bring to school to celebrate-

Have you thought of changing it up this year? Kids love popsicles, fruit or even non food items such as stickers, pencils, dollar store goodies etc.


If you have not taken the time to fill out the following forms, please take a few minutes now to do so- that will make it easier as we track down all the signatures. If you need hard copies of anything, please contact the office to have them sent home.

Ordering Lunch

Information about ordering school lunch....

please note information for NEW and Returning students...

Ordering Opens August 13th.

View August/September Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)

Nurse Notes:

Don't forget to have your updated physicals and immunization records on file in the nurse's office. All new students MUST have these on file before starting school.

You can drop epi pens & inhalers off with correct paperwork this week.

ALL students who will participate in a sport (Cross Country, Cheerleading, Basketball) MUST have a physical on file giving them permission to participate in sports. Students will not be allowed to practice until we have the appropriate physical on file.

Mrs. Katrina Couture is our school nurse. She works for the Leominster Department of Public Health and is at St. Anna School daily from 11:40-12:40. We are also fortunate to have retired nurse Mrs. Maryanne Capistrano volunteer in the health office daily as well.

Beach Blast Bonanza BBQ

Friday, Sep. 21st, 5-8pm

213 Lancaster Street

Leominster, MA

Mark your calendars and please join us for our annual back to school BBQ!

This year's theme is "Beach Blast Bonanza! Come dressed in your Hawaiin Shirts and beach gear!

Dinner tickets (Chicken, Cheeseburger and Hotdog) available in the school office. You can also print and send in the Ticket Order Form or just send a note with your check indicating how many of each type of ticket you would like.

We are also looking for volunteers- sign up here- or contact Carrie Piemarini

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Cool Kids Cash Club

This program will allow students to being banking at school. They will learn the importance of saving and will be able to make deposits into their savings account twice a month. This is an easy and terrific way to start saving NOW for middle school field trips! Each year the 6th graders attend Nature’s Classroom at a cost of around $600. The Washington DC trip is held every other year so your child would have the opportunity to attend DC as either a 7th or 8th grader. This trip costs around $1000. If you being saving NOW, as early as preschool or Kindergarten, your child could easily save enough money to cover both of these trips by the time they become a middle school student!
Students will also learn skills about keeping a savings account pass book and other financial skills that are necessary to become financially responsible adults.
Parents who are interested in having their child participate in this program, will need to open their child’s account at Fidelity and then on-going deposits can be made conveniently at school.
Please feel free to stop in at either Fidelity branch in Leominster to open your account. Please let them know it is for St. Anna’s Cool Cash Club and/or email and let me know you’ve opened an account for your child so I can let you know when banking at school will begin.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at or 978-353-2701


Cheerleading // grades 3-8 Saturdays

BOK // (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will begin on September 11th.

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime

Drama // grades 4-8 Thursdays - stay tuned for sign ups- drama will begin end of October

Cross Country // Grades 4-8:

Choir // grades 3-8 Wednesdays 8:30 starts September 10th

Tennis // Grades 1-5 Mondays 3:15-4:30 Starting September 17th

Pinball // Grades 4-8 Build your own pinball machine Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 starting Sept. 11th

Bug Club // Grades K-3 Explore nature and bugs Thursdays 3:15-4:30 starting Sept 13th

Super Sports // Grades K-3 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30

The NOVELties Club // Grades 4-8 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30

Homework Club //Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4:30

Homework Club is back! 3:15-4:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays on full school days. Students will go to the supervising teacher's classroom to work on their homework. The teacher will help them if needed. Students will have access to their chromebooks. Students can get picked up at 4:30 or go to extended care. Our intention is to give students a quiet space to do their homework after school. This will be beneficial to those that usually go to extended care and want to finish their homework before playing and for those that might need a little more support and structure to complete their homework. Students need to let their teacher know during attendance if they are staying after for homework club or let Mrs. Priddy know at lunch time. We need to make sure everyone has a ride home. Students who are signed up to go to Homework Club need to STAY at homework club until their ride arrives unless they are also signed up to go to Extended Care following Homework Club.

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Mark Your Calendar!

August 31st & September 3- NO School, enjoy the long weekend

September 4th- First Day of School for PK & K

September 5th- Curriculum Night for Middle School 6:00

September 6th- Curriculum Night for Grades 1-5 6:00 (and presentations again at 6:30)

September 12th- PTO Out of Dress & PTO Meeting 6:00

September 19th- Early Dismissal at 11:30 (extended care is open)

September 21st- Beach Blast Bonanza BBQ

September 27th- School Pictures IN Uniform

School Event Dates (click here)

School Year Calendar with all of our tentative event dates

St Anna Leominster- Our School App!

If you haven't already downloaded our app- take a minute to do so...
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Don't forget to enable notifications so you can get reminders! Never miss another out of dress day. This app gives you quick access to our calendar, Friday Mail, Option C, Boonli and more. Check the sidebar to contact any of the staff or call the school, make a prayer request and more convenient links. You can also share a photo that once approved can be added to the app or our Facebook page!