SAS Update

February 14, 2020


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Enjoy the Long Weekend!


Our next planning meeting is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7:00 p.m. at J.J. KELLEY'S. Earn an hour for attending the meeting. Earn many more hours by donating, securing sponsorships, or volunteering at the event! Sign up here.

Event tickets are now on sale after Masses and in the Parish Office, and you received an order form in a past Thursday Envelope. Tickets are selling rapidly, so you'd better act soon if you want to attend! They are $50 each and include dinner, open bar, dancing, and lots of fun, including cash casino gaming: poker, craps, roulette, and blackjack. 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 have been sent home, and extra copies or electronic versions are available for download on our website.


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! Our cutoff for receiving your receipts is March 6, as they have to be processed for submission that next week. We are doing great--please keep it up!

Spring Soccer Registration

Did you miss last week's soccer signups? Please contact Jesse Terrazas at 708 257-9450 asap if your athlete wants to play. The St. Ann/Lansing Soccer Club will be putting together U8 (at least 1st Grade), U10, U12, U14, and U19 teams. Registration is $90, plus $30 for a jersey (which players keep).


Any hours worked after March 31 (like the school picnic and the Good Neighbor Day Parade) will be credited toward your 2020-21 school year volunteer requirement. Some opportunities between now and then:

Night at the Palace

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

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.

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!

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St. Ann when you do your shopping at

Looking Ahead

TRIP Orders: February 24

Ash Wednesday, February 26

Tiny Roughriders, February 26

Report Cards, February 28

March Supper Club at Schoop's, March 10

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, or post them to our closed parent group, St. Ann Friends.