SAS Update

January 17, 2020

Tonight!

We are still in need of some help at Family Movie Night. If you're going to be there anyway, why not pitch in? You can earn some volunteer hours and meet some fellow parents. Sign up here.

THE WEEK AHEAD!

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK (#CSW20) IS COMING!

JANUARY 26 - 31

We benefit all year long from the religious guidance, prayers, and support St. Ann Parish provides our school. We will celebrate at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on January 27 and ask all school families to please plan to be there. All students should be in formal school uniform and will receive a NUT card for participating (check in with your homeroom teacher before Mass, and NUT cards will be distributed on Monday). Immediately following Mass will be an Open House in the school. Please bring your friends and come and explore, meet your children’s teachers for next year. And don’t forget our Referral Incentive Program. If you bring a friend, be sure they fill out a form indicating you referred them, and you will receive a $500 tuition credit for each family who enrolls because you brought them in!

Tell A Friend About Our Open Houses!

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If you are interested and available to give tours to prospective families at either of the Open Houses, please call the school office and give Mrs. Hutter your name: 708-895-1661.

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Slam Dunk Hunger Out of Lansing

JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 7

Lansing's annual Roundball Classic 5th Grade basketball tournament is coming up, and along with it the annual Food Drive (which we have won an unprecedented five times in a row). We will be collecting boxed and canned goods to benefit the Lansing Food Pantry. Watch for more information and desired items for donation. The class that sends in the largest average number of items will win a special treat--last year it was a visit from the SAS Candy Cart!

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Casino NIGHT AT THE PALACE UPDATES

Our next planning meeting is WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 7:00 p.m. at J.J. KELLEY'S. Earn an hour for attending the meeting. Watch for the event Signup coming soon!


Event tickets are now on sale after Masses and in the Parish Office, and order forms will go home in the next Thursday envelope. They are $50 each and include dinner, open bar, dancing, and lots of fun! In case you haven't heard the news, this year we are featuring cash casino gaming: poker, craps, roulette, and blackjack. Try to round up all your friends so you can sit together. Or we can create class tables, so you can sit with other parents from your kids's classes. There will be a prize for the class that has the highest percentage of parent participation (attending, donating, working, they all count).


Don't forget to ask your employer or other business contacts to sponsor our evening. Any parents who bring in at least $1,000 in sponsorships will have their entire volunteer credit fulfilled, just like that! Donor letters and sponsorship forms were in last week's Thursday envelope, and extra copies or electronic versions are available on request from jgray@stannschoollansing.org.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Ticket order forms went home in the Thursday envelope this week. Be sure to get yours before the price goes up! There is also a volunteer SignUp. If moms want to watch from afar and snap a couple sneaky candids, the only way to be there is to help out that night.

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PRACTICE PRESCHOOL Is Returning!

Do you or someone you know have a child who will be three years old by September 1? We would like to invite these little ones to attend weekly "Practice Preschool" sessions at St. Ann during the month of February to get a taste of what it will be like to go to school. We have four flexible options, and you are welcome to choose up to two of them! Practice Preschool will meet on Thursdays, February 6 & 13, from 4-5:00 p.m. and February 20 & 27 from 6-7:00 p.m. in the PreK room. Attendees will have the opportunity to become familiar with the space and the teachers, and play and learn alongside current students.

Register here: http://bit.ly/SASPracticePreschool

Are You Scanning Your Box Tops?

How to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App

Please Continue Sending in Your Stracks Receipts, and ask others to save them for you too!

Collect Strack & VanTil Food Market register receipts dated between September 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020 to help St. Ann earn FREE educational rewards! Every classroom has a Collection Envelope, and we will be tallying the value of the receipts turned in. The class that brings in the most will win a prize!


We collected the accumulated receipts from the classrooms yesterday, and will have updated totals for you next week! Still trying to come up with a prize for the class that brings in the highest total. If you have any ideas, please call the School Office and share them!

Earn a 75% Tax Credit by Donating to a State Tax Credit Scholarship!

If you or anyone you know likes to take advantage of the tax credits you can get from year-end giving, please refer to the Archdiocese of Chicago's Tax Credit Scholarship information page. Not only will donations to the program made before February 29 (or until the fund is depleted) through Empower Illinois be TRIPLED by the 2-for-1 matching program, but your entire Illinois state tax liability could be eliminated! That means a $1,000 donation gets you a $750 tax credit, and becomes $3,000 in scholarship funding! Plus, donors can designate which school receives their funds, so the money can all stay right here at St. Ann in scholarships to help our families. Print a fact sheet here to give to your loved ones.

Youth Group Invitation

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

St. John Church, 301 Cottage Grove, Glenwood

Our SAS 7th and 8th graders have been invited to join the St. John Church Youth Squad. The group meets every other Tuesday during the school year in the church's Blue Room and is open to teens up to age 17. Come for a year of fun, spiritual learning, sharing, giving, and making new friends. For more information, please contact Nancy Galbreath at 708.296.8704.

Weekly School Masses

We attend Mass together as a school community most Wednesday mornings in the Church at 9:00 a.m. Please join us any time!


NOTE: There will be no Wednesday Mass during Catholic Schools Week--please plan to join us at the all-school CSW kickoff Mass on Sunday, January 26 before the Open House!

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Looking Ahead

TRIP Orders: January 27


Catholic Schools Week: January 26-31


School Open Houses: Sunday, January 26 & Wednesday, January 29


Shadow Day, Wednesday, January 29


Skating Party, Thursday, January 30, Lynwood Sport Center, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.


JClub Book Fair, Friday, January 31


Family Mass, Sunday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.

Visit our Facebook page to see additional photos. We are happy to publish any pictures you would care to share as well! Email them to jgray@stannschoollansing.org, or post them to our closed parent group, St. Ann Friends.