Friday Mail

What's Happening Week of September 10, 2018

We are gearing up for our first FULL week of school. Hopefully the weather will be a little cooler and our friends will get to enjoy more time outside this upcoming week.

It's always busy here at school. This week our students welcomed their preschool and kindergarten friends. They are learning the names of their new friends. Working hard review concepts to prepare their brains to work hard learning lots of new information.

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.

St. Anna's Women's Bible Study

Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

This exciting study by Ascension Press brings the Gospel to life and draws you closer to Christ. You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven. Set in the rich context of Jesus’ life, Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today.

The study begins Friday, Sept. 28 and runs throughout the school year. We will meet in the Church Hall from 9-11 on Friday mornings.

Please contact Pascale Traylor for registration information at, or 978-870-7683

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 1-3 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!

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