Friday Mail

What's Happening week of March 18, 2019

School Mass is moved to TUESDAY, March 19th at 9:00 // NO Choir


We are very excited for our latest PTO fundraiser! Who would not want to win a Hannaford Shopping Spree? That's right- you get 3 min. of shopping- whatever you can get in your cart (within the simple guidelines)!

We are asking each family to sell their 20 raffle tickets and return them BEFORE March 20th. We will be pulling the winning ticket at the Mother-Son Nerf Wars on March 23rd.

Tickets are $10 each and will sell themselves! Everyone is excited for a NEW raffle!

*disregard the ticket # on the front- this # does not matter and yes they are the same*

You need to keep only the left half of the ticket with the purchaser's name and phone number and they retain the other part of the ticket.

We will have more raffle tickets in the office if you need them once you sell your 20.
We will also be looking for families to help us sell them after Masses next weekend.

These funds will provide field trip bussing and other end of the year program and activities for our students. We thank you for you support of the PTO

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Welcome Mrs. Koetsch

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Bridget Koetsch joined our St. Anna family this week as our new SEL Coach (Social Emotional Learning).

Mrs. Koetsch started to get to know our students by getting into each classroom to read to them.

She will be working with students who need to continue developing their social skills, self regulation, coping skills and more.

Mrs. Koetsch comes to us with a Master's Degree in Special Education as well as her Reading Specialist certification. She has been an educator for over 20 years as an Inclusion teacher, Kindergarten Teacher and Learning Specialist.

Please help us welcome Mrs. Koetsch!

The Blue Light Special worth 2 pts next week is Tuna Fish (with Jelly a bonus until Tuesday!!)

The Lenten Food Drive is off to a great start. As of today, the students have donated over 1250 items to the Matthew 25 Food Pantry. This will certainly help many local families.

The top donating class will be given a pizza party as a gift of appreciation. Currently, Kindergarten is our top donating class, followed by First Grade in second, and Second Grade is just behind. It is a close race, and there is plenty of time for any class to pull ahead.

Next week, March 18 – 22, the Blue Light Special will be tuna fish. It will count as 2 points. The Extra Blue Light Special for jelly will only be on for two more days, Monday and Tuesday, March 18 & 19. This is a great way to rack up some points for a class!

Last week’s notice stated that the food drive would end on Holy Thursday, but that is during April vacation. So, our food drive will be shortened and end on April 12, the Friday before vacation.

Car line Names!!!

Some of you may have received your large and bright yellow car line names~! We suggest using rubber bands to put these on your car visor. Putting the visor down while in car line will help us identify you quicker and have your students ready to load. This is also safer by making sure we are loading the correct students into the correct car!

We appreciate you working with us to try this for a quicker and safer pick up line!

Thank You

Internet Safety

In this technology driven age we need to continually be informed and aware of the risks that come with children being online. We continue to talk about internet safety at school through technology class and many of our homeroom teachers are also reminding students how to be responsible consumers of online media.

We wanted to share a few resources with parents for keeping your kids safe online. Children need reminders all the time not to share their passwords, not to friend 'strangers' online, how to THINK before posting and more. We hope you find these articles helpful.

Privacy & Internet Safety from Common Sense Media

Internet Safety 101

Ordering Lunch & Menu

March Lunch Menu

**Please note our NEW Strawberry Milk option**

And new pizza options on Fridays during Lent

Boonli website to order your lunch

Athletics & Activities

Extra Curricular Opportunities

BOK // (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3

Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime

SPRING After School Clubs are here.... some are limited so sign up now!

Tennis // Grades 1-5 Mondays 3:15-4:30 March 25-May 6

CyberPatriot // Grades 4-8 Tuesdays 3:15-4:30 March 26- May 7

Cooking // Grades 3-8 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 March 27- May 8

Art Exploration // Grades 4-8 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 March 27- May 8

DIY Crafts // Grades 3-8 Thursdays 3:15-4:30 March 28- May 9

Super Sports // Grades K-3 Fridays 3:15-4:30 March 29-May 10

Drama // grades 4-8 Thursdays 3:15-5:00...

Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30

Math Olympiad // Grades 4-8 Thursdays AT 8:00 AM

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

Friends of St Anna PTO

We can't wait to see you at our next meeting: Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00

ALL are welcome to attend and childcare is provided.

Here are the minutes from our last meeting: January 2019

March Agenda

If you have not read the PTO Newsletter- You can get it here: PTO Newsletter

Early Dismissal April 3rd at 11:30 EC Open

No School Easter Monday- April 22nd

Mark Your Calendar!

3/18 NO School Mass 9:00

3/18 Report Cards live

3/19 School Mass 9:00

3/20 Irish Step Dancers 9:30 ALL are welcome

3/23 Mother-Son Nerf Wars

3/25 School Mass 9:00

3/25 Grades 6-8 Mass for Life

3/28 Vision & Hearing Screenings

3/30 Speech Declamation

4/1 School Mass 9:00 / Choir 8:30

4/3 Early Dismissal 11:30 EC open and busses

4/5 Sweetheart Dance *Tickets on sale now*

4/8 School Mass 9:00 / Choir 8:30

4/8 Science Fair Set-Up / Classes visit fair

4/9 Science Fair Judging / Viewing & Awards 6:30

4/10 PTO Out of Dress

4/10 PTO Meeting 6:00

4/12 Living Stations of the Cross 9:00 @church ALL are Welcome

4/15-4/19 Spring Vacation


4/22 NO School- Easter Monday

4/23-4/26 BOGO Free Book Fair

4/24 Administrative Professionals Day- AKA Thank Mrs. Priddy day :)

4/29 School Mass 9:00 / Choir 8:30

4/30 Books & Beyond Ends

RSVP for our Spring Fling Gala

The Advisory Board has given each family 2 complimentary tickets to this year's Gala. You must RSVP to attend!!!

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Great Things Happening at SAS this week!

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School Event Dates (click here)

Updated School Calendar with events through June

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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