St. Anne School Newsletter

October 30, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,


Many thanks to all who helped to make our 5K Walk and our Parish Festival a huge success! As we always say, "We cannot do as much as we do for the students without your help!"


All our students will be bringing home their report cards today. Please ask your child for his/her report card when they get home. Once you have had a chance to review the report card, take time to sit down and go over the card with your child. Be sure to point out the positives, first. Next, work with your child to establish JUST one or two improvement goals that s/he can work on during this second quarter. Finally, write out those goals and keep them handy so you and your child can do a "check in" EACH WEEK during this new quarter to see how your child is progressing. Setting out one or two specific attainable goals is a concrete way that will help your child see that slow and steady does bring about good results in the future.


We look forward to seeing everyone at our Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences next week. Please remember, students are to come with you to the conference.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 100 YEARS

SAVE THE DATE!!! Our Centennial Gala will be held on February 1, 2020 to celebrate our 100 years of educating students in the Catholic tradition. The venue for this event is the Embassy Suites Hotel in the beautiful Waterfront of Burlingame. There will be a reception on Friday night for those staying at the hotel that evening. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate in Mass and Open House starting at 11:00. For tickets and more information, see the Centennial website.

Centennial Website

Get more information, purchase dinner and raffle tickets, etc.

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

The Halloween schedule went out this morning and is included in the Halloween Student Council letter.

Dates to Note

10/30 - Report Card Distribution

11/01 - All Saints Day Mass - 8:45 a.m.

11/01 - Honor Roll/SLE Assembly (5-8 grades) - 2:00 p.m.

11/4-15 - STAR Testing

11/5-8 - Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences - 12:30 Dismissal

11/5 - Parent Tour

11/11 - School Closed (Veterans' Day)

11/13 - Bake Sale (6th grade hosts)

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5K Walk-a-Thon Update

A very big THANK YOU to all the teachers, students, parent volunteers and school staff who participated in this year’s 5K Walk-a-thon and made it a huge success this year! To date, we have raised over $52,000 - Great job everyone!


Reminder to send in your contributions by this Friday, November 1st. The minimum donation is $200/student. Make checks payable to SAPTO. Or go paperless and sign up on PledgeStar (www.pledgestar.com/stanne.com) to make your online gift.


Send in your donations ASAP to determine the top three classes (prize is class pizza party) and top five student earners (prize is 5 service hours for each family). As you can see with the leader boards below, the amounts are close so any/all contributions will make a difference.


Grade Leader Board


Student Leader Board

Seventh Grade $238/student

Second Grade $235/student

Third Grade $226/student

First Grade $214/student

Sixth Grade $198/student


1. Joshua Lee $1,074

2. Joshua So Arent $1,000

3. Isabella Guzman $765

4. Amelia Batt $700

5. Sarah Batt $700



Thank you! Pui Yee

STAR Testing - November 4-15

STAR Testing begins November 4 and ends on November 15. Each class has a scheduled reading test and math test within that time frame. Students should get be especially conscious of getting a good night's rest and eating breakfast on their testing days.

Parent Tour - Tuesday, November 5

Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for November 5 from 9:00-10:30. If you know of a family member or friend interested in touring St. Anne School, please pass on the date. For more dates, please visit the school website at www.stanne.com.

Parent-Student-Teacher Conference Week November 5-8

Everyone should have received the date of time(s) of your child(ren)'s conference(s). If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher. Please remember, dismissal will be at 12:30 during the 4-day conference period, November 5-8. There will be NO LUNCH SERVICE during those days. Students attending Extended Care must bring a bagged lunch. Students not attending Extended Care, must be picked-up at 12:30 p.m.

VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprints Compliance

Starting this school year, EVERY PARENT who is planning to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity which involves being with students, must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Remember to select “SCHOOL” when registering at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to help us verify your compliance.

Parents who have completed the course but have not completed fingerprints have been placed in an "Inactive" module until fingerprints are complete. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at perez@stanne.com. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

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