This week's BUZZ

Week of March 20th

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"Educational Bags - Virtual Classroom"

"Educational Bags/Virtual Classroom work has been sent home with your students. Everyone should be in touch with their child's teacher. We continue to strive in leading our students toward success even though we are not in the building. Thank you parents and teachers for your understanding, patience and flexibility and assistance in keeping your child's education current during this time away from the classroom as we enter this new trimester. Report cards for the second trimester will be live on Monday 3/23.


I hope that all are healthy and are able to enjoy some of this family time. Stay tuned to developments regarding COVID-19 by checking email and school correspondence. click HERE for latest update (3/20).


Keep all those sick and affected by COVID-19 in your thoughts and prayers.


Mondays will be drop off/pick up days for work. Stay healthy and God Bless.


**THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AS WE MOVE TOWARD SUCCESS FOR ALL OUR STUDENTS DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES**

What are we doing here at St. Anna's to ensure the health and safety of our students and teachers once they return to the school.

  • Continued hand washing for all
  • Cleaning of classrooms, tables, chairs, doorknobs, doors , etc
  • Additional cleaning of handles, railings, desks, and toys
  • Hand Sanitizer located in all classrooms and in the cafeteria
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EVENTS POSTPONED/OR CANCELLED...

All events held in March and April have been cancelled or postponed on the side of caution. Thank you for understanding. Events postponed and rescheduled to a later date are listed below:


Title Night

Mother/Son Nerf War

Parent Bullying

Sweetheart Dance

Theater at the Mount

Mass for Life - *Cancelled*

Speech Declamation - *Cancelled*

GALA CANCELLED UNTIL NEXT YEAR

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A wonderful installation for Fr. Carlos! We are very happy you are here!

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REMINDER: Registration is in full swing! Tell your friends and co-workers

Registration is in full swing. Our tuition referral incentive program continues.

Share your love of St. Anna and you could receive a tuition referral credit of $500/family prior to September 1st. Referring families must register before September 1st and your tuition will be credited $250 on September 30th and again on June 1st. Referrals must complete the entire school year. So share with your friends...you will be glad you did!

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Facts grant & Aid assessment financial aid assistance program

  • IS based on the assessment of financial need from FACTS Grant & Aid
  • Students in K-12 are eligible
  • All students must be registered to qualify, including students placed on a schools website.
  • The application fee is $35 for all applicants
  • Only ONE application per family needs to be filed no matter how many Diocesan Schools your children attend. All registered students must be listed on ONE application.

The deadline for submitting an application for financial aid

is on or before FRIDAY, March 27, 2020.


  • All required supporting documentation must be submitted in order to verify your application status.Required documentation is needed in order to verify your application and must be submitted.
  • Your application must be verified on or before Friday, April 10, 2020 in order to qualify for Diocesan Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance.
  • Applications and changes submitted on or after March 28,2020 WILL NOT be processed or considered for Diocesan Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance. This deadline will be strictly adhered to.
  • Award and denial notifications will be emailed to parents during the week of 4/20/2020.
  • FACTS-Parent Customer Service # 1-866-441-4637
  • FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Fax Number for supporting documentation 1-866-315-9264 *(obtain a confirmation that your fax was received.)
  • Withdrawal from school on or before 8/31/2020 will be rescinded and returned to the fund for reallocation
  • Transfer* from one school to another after 8/31/2020 awards w/b recalculated
  • Transfer* after 9/1/2020 will stay with the school and be prorated
  • Monthly payments are based on ten month school year Sept -June
  • *financial aid award will not transfer unless the Director of Student Financial Services is notified in writing of the students's transfer by both principals of participating schools.

LENTEN FISH DINNERS -TAKE OUT ONLY

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ALLEN'S UNIFORM SALE EXTENDED - 20% off uniforms through April 15th

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PTO Monthly Meeting

Thursday, April 9th, 6pm

SAS

All parents are members. Come and learn what our school is doing.

Childcare available from NJHS

All welcome!

Reminder: Ordering Lunch

Credits will be issued for lunches missed due to COVID-19

April orders closed March 19th.

May orders will need to be submitted by April 16th


Few Reminders:


  • Ordering is done a month in advance
  • No refunds are issued
  • Payments stay the same through Boonli
  • Food is handled in a nut free facility
  • Pizza w/b offered on Mondays



**Reminder lunches can not be ordered the day of.**


View Monthly Lunch Menu

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

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Cool Kids Cash Club

A great way for students to learn about money management.....

They plan to come every other Tuesday unless we are not at school.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at rvargas@fidelitybankonline.com or 978-353-2701


They will be coming Tuesday March 17th.

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St. Anna School continues to serve it's students!

The Title I Parent Night is postponed until further notice. Thank you for understanding.
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Nurses Corner - Important news and updates

The Diocese of Worcester and St. Anna have your child's safety and health in mind.


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are leaning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 at this point.


The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy. Rest assured, we at St. Anna have done a deep cleaning for the arrival of students when the time comes. Continued sensitization of doors, railings, light switches and school furniture in the attempt to reduce the risk of transmission of spreading any viruses once we return to the building continue. We are utilizing antibacterial soaps and encouraging everyone to wash their hands regularly and cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing.


To prepare for possible community transmission of COVID-19, St. Anna is implementing virtual learning. With your help, students will remain engaged and up to date on subject matter even though they are not in the school building. Thank you teachers and parents for your commitment to our students.


Keep informed and up to date as changes occur in the protection against COVID-19. These sites are updated regularly with the latest guidance regarding accurate data from the scientific community.

More information can be found at:


Health and Homeland Alert Network: https://www.smore.com/c2qhx-haan?ref=email

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) www.cdc.gov

DPH (Department of Public Health) website www.mass.gov



If you have further questions please call the SAS Health Office between 9-1 On Mondays and Wednesdays.

St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School

Please keep in mind - as you plan snacks, birthday treats, and classroom parties - that St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School. Double-check with your students' teacher or room parent to ensure that we are creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.
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Lenten Food Drive - Grade 3

St. Anna School’s 3rd Annual Lenten Food Drive

The 3rd grade food drive is doing AMAZING!
Currently the Kindergarten class is in the lead! Followed by ......

This past weeks blue light special was canned Tuna and Canned Chicken. Thank you for all the cans!

This weeks BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL will be.....

**Blue light special earns your child's class 2pts vs. 1pt for the other non-perishables brought in that day/week.** The class that wins will win a pizza party.

Here are some suggestions:

Canned vegetables

Peanut butter

Baked beans

Canned fruit

Jelly/Jam

Rice

Canned chicken

Crackers

Rice and beans

canned tuna

Mac and cheese

granola bars

instant potatoes

100% fruit juices

multigrain & low sugar cereals

Pet supply drive -grade 4/5/PREK

For Almsgiving this year, the PREK-4, 4th and 5th grades will be participating in a service learning project that will benefit Animal Shelter, Inc. and the BnR's Rock n' Rescue.

Service learning projects integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich learning as well as foster empathy and altruistic behaviors.

The classes will be collecting supplies (please see the image below for supplies needed for each place we will be sending our supplies to) from "Ash Wednesday", February 26th to "Holy Thursday", April 9th. Anything you can provide is greatly appreciated.

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Happenings: New Spring Clubs beginning soon

SPRING TENNIS: begins 3/16 $90 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=mm1#label/2019%2FClubs++extracurricular%2Ftennis/FMfcgxwGDNVGZXKxkjzgRxFXbBZpDsGc?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1


FAITH CLUB (Wednesdays) starting January 22nd - 8-8:30 Ms. Valera Grades 4 and up


Drama: From Now on: Thursdays 3:30-5:30. Grades 4-8


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

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime


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

School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Mark Your Calendar!

Tentative Schedule due COVID-19 developments


April

Supermarket Sweep -Extended

7 SAS restaurant Night at Uno

8 Spring Pictures-postponed

10 No School-Good Friday Happy Easter

13-17 Scholastic Book Fair

20-24 Spring Vacation

27 First Communion Reception

27-4/1 Tech Week for Spring Play 5/7 &5/8


May

2 SAS GALA-cancelled until next year

4-15 MAP Testing #3

7,8 SAS School Play

14 PTO Meeting & Out of Dre$$

15 Progress Reports

18 Natures Classroom

19 Boston Trip 7th & 8th

25 No School-Memorial Day

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