Friday Mail

What's Happening week of December 17, 2018

Preparing for Christmas!

We have a very busy week as we prepare for Christmas!

We begin the week with Mass with Father Fred followed by our Honor Roll Assembly.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This is the last Friday Mail of the year!

Mr. Montouri is Retiring!

Mr. Mountouri our beloved crossing guard will be retiring on December 21st after over 20 years of service to St. Anna School.

We ask anyone who would like to send their love and best wishes to Mr. Mountouri to send them into the school before December 17th. We will put together a beautiful collection of gifts and sentiments for him to be given to him that week to celebrate his service.

Candy Grams

NJHS is selling Candy Grams this week---

Please complete one form for EACH candy gram that you wish to send!

Each candy gram is $1. Please send your money to the main office, with the sender's name so we can keep track!

You can choose** from a bag of Hershey Kisses, a fruit-flavored candy cane, or a Christmas pencil!

**Please note that due to dietary restrictions, Kindergarten students are restricted to Christmas pencils only.

Countdown to Christmas

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Joy *Dec. 17*

As we rejoice on Gaudete Sunday (the Third Sunday of Advent) we want to bring that same JOY to school on Monday, December 17th.

Students may wear rose, pink or red to school today for $1 to be donated to Mathew 25 to restock their shelves for those in need this Christmas Season.

This is an out of dress day for those that wear rose, pink, red and donate the $1

** you can wear jeans with a red shirt etc....**

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Spread the Spirit *Dec. 18*

Let's get into the Christmas Spirit - Christmas is only ONE week away!

Today students can wear their festive holiday accessories - think Christmas socks, earrings, necklaces, hats... whatever you can add to your uniform in the holiday spirit!

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Christmas Concert *Dec. 19*

Our annual Christmas Concert for Preschool to 5 will be held on Wednesday, January 19th at 1:30 in the school gymnasium. Students will sing a variety of Christmas Songs to get everyone into the spirit.

Students are asked to wear their Christmas Best to school that day. Show your Holiday Spirit.

The Concert will be followed by a sing-a-long led by our Middle School Students accompanied by Mr. Beck.

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Pajama Day *Dec. 20*

There's nothing better than spending Christmas day in your pajamas, other than maybe wearing your PJ's to school! Thursday, December 20th is PAJAMA Day- this is an out of dress day and you are invited to wear your clean school appropriate pajama's today.
We may have a surprise visitor from the North Pole and a special Christmas movie.
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Ugly Sweater Day *Dec. 21*

Don’t miss out on Ugly Sweater Day! Friday, December 21st.

Classes will have their Christmas Parties in the morning (except for our few Thursday rebels!!!!).
This is also an early release day at 11:30. There is NO Extended Care today, please make other arrangements for pick up.
Students and staff can wear the most creative and ugliest sweaters/shirts they can find to help us show off our Christmas spirit, there may even be prizes!!!!

This is a festive out of dress day!

Early Release Friday 12/21 and NO Extended Care

Shutterfly Store Front

Lifetouch has partnered with Shutterfly to bring us this 'fundraising' opportunity. Whenever you use Shutterfly- just go through our store front and we earn 8% back!

Athletics & Activities

Basketball Season is Here!

Concession Stand sign ups

CDC Heads Up Concussion Training required of ALL coaches, parents and players in grades 5-8

This Weekend's Games: Saturday, December 8th (all at St Anna School)

9:05 Coach McNally's 3/4 Team A

11:15 Coach Caskins 3/4 Team B

12:30 Coach Cicollini's 1/2 Team 1

2:30 Coach Gariepy's 1/2 Team 2

5-8 Games begin this weekend:

Boys games at St. Bernard's Activity Center

8:30 St. Anna Blue VS St. Bernard's

5/6 White & 7/8 Bye week

5-8 Girls played at Monty Tech

1:00 St. Anna Vs HFA

sports // after school programs // community programs & events

** Stay tuned for sign ups for our next round of After School Programs that will begin after Christmas**

TCYHA Hockey Learn to Skate Programs:

Session III -1/19,1/26,2/2,2/16,2/23&3/2

Cheerleading // cheering at games on Saturdays

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

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

NEW After School Clubs

January 8- February 14 ** Click on the links to sign up now**




Friends of St Anna PTO

We can't wait to see you at our next meeting: Wednesday, January 9th at 6:00

ALL are welcome to attend and childcare is provided.

Here are the minutes from our lats meeting: November Meeting Minutes

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

Mark Your Calendar!

12/16 3rd Sunday of Advent: JOY

12/17 School Mass 9:00 // Honor Roll Announcements

12/19 PK-5 Christmas Show 1:30

12/21 Ugly Sweater Day! Early Dismissal 11:30 NO EXTENDED CARE TODAY

12/23 4th Sunday of Advent: PEACE

12/24-1/1 NO School - Christmas Vacation

1/2 Welcome Back- **Don't forget to order your lunches!!!**

1/6 Epiphany of the Lord

1/7 School Mass 9:00

1/7-1/25 MAP Testing grades 3-8

1/18 Early Release 11:30

1/21 No School- MLK Day

1/23 Progress Reports

1/26 Catholic Schools Night at the Worcester Railers- Get your TICKETS now!

1/28 School Mass 9:00

1/30 Pasta Supper 5:00-7:00

School Event Dates (click here)

School Year Calendar with all of our tentative event dates

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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