SAS Update

November 16 & 23, 2018


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Congratulations PreK & 8th Grade!

Both PreK and 8th Grade ended up with 80% participation in our Ice Cream Social Box Tops challenge. They will have their tasty treat together on Tuesday, November 20.

Don't stop clipping--we'll announce the next challenge soon. Ask your friends and relatives to save Box Tops for you, too!

School Spirit Day

As we celebrate the last day of school before Thanksgiving break, let's all show our Roughrider spirit and wear our green tie-dyes. This is a FREE dress down day (no skinny jeans, leggings, holes in pants).

Report Card Day

Our first trimester report cards will come home with the students on Tuesday, November 20. Please sign the envelope and return it to school immediately following Thanksgiving break.
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November 21-25 - See you on Monday, November 26!

Christmas Greenery Sales

This year's fundraiser run by the 8th Grade is Christmas Wreaths. Order forms came home in this week's Thursday envelope. We don't have a very big sales window, but it's not a bad one when you can take your form with you to Thanksgiving and ask the family to support you! Orders are due with payment on November 27, and will be delivered to the school on December 7 to go home with your children. The class that sells the most will win a pizza/movie party!

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

Thanks for All You Do!

Mrs. Melissa Dabrowski was recently honored as St. Ann School's Special Volunteer at the 2018 Lansing Evening of Thanks. She has been a parent at St. Ann School for 9 years now, and there aren't many areas that she has not touched in some way in her time here. She has assisted with cheerleading, poms, and volleyball. She began a Brownie troop with another parent and acted as co-leader for the group through Junior Girl Scouts. As a board member of the Home & School Association, she has coordinated the room parents and served for several years as the Treasurer. Every Monday morning, she assists with the TRIP program, processing the gift card orders that help many of our parents pay for their tuition. Around the school, she coordinates our Read to Succeed program, has volunteered in our lunch room, served as Head Room Parent many times, headed up 8th Grade parent activities, decorated for dances, chaperoned field trips, assisted with the annual Round Ball Classic Food Drive, marched in the Good Neighbor Day Parade, and taken countless photos of endless events to share with the yearbook coordinator. Most recently, she spearheaded an effort to make sure every single student and faculty member received a St. Ann Roughriders t-shirt so that we can celebrate our school spirit together. Thank you for everything, Mrs. Dabrowski!

High School Entrance Exam Information

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic High School entrance exams will take place at the high school of your choice. The entrance exam for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be the STS / High School Placement test, held on Saturday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Testers should bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils and a $25 test fee (cash or check). Pre-registration begins Saturday, November 17 and is recommended but not required. Check with the high school of your choice.

  • Testers need to bring $25 (cash or check made out to the high school)
  • No calculators
  • Two #2 pencils
  • Results from the 2019 test will be mailed on or about January 15

Santa's Secret Shop


Each year St. Ann's offers a special holiday shopping experience for our K-8 students called Santa's Secret Shop. Students will be able to purchase small holiday gifts for their family, pets and friends during school hours that will be wrapped and taken home that day. Information and envelopes will come home with the kids before Thanksgiving break. If you would like to earn a volunteer hour or two by helping out with set-up, teardown, or student shopping, please visit the Signup link and claim your spot. The shopping schedule is as follows:


1-2:00 - 2nd Grade

2-2:45 - Kindergarten


11-12:00 - 3rd Grade

1-2:00 - 4th Grade

2-2:45 - 5th Grade


9-10:00 - 8th Grade

10-11:00 - 7th Grade

1-2:00 - 6th Grade

2-2:45 - 1st Grade

Looking Ahead

Upcoming TRIP Order Dates

Mondays, November 26 (No order Thanksgiving week), December 3, 10 & 17

(Hint: Order your Kohl's early--they often end up back-ordered in December)

Tiny Roughriders Playgroup

Wednesday, November 28, 9-10:30 a.m. in Extended Day

Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, November 29, 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 4

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Celebration

Sunday, December 9, 4:00 p.m.

Supper Club at Bakers Square

Thursday, December 13, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

SAS Shadow Days

If you know of anyone who may be interested in their children attending St. Ann--friends of your students, neighbors, play group pals, etc.--please invite them to sign their children up to attend on a day that is convenient for them: SAS Shadow Day Registration

Don't forget, we do have a New Student Referral Program that pays our current families for any new students they bring in who enroll at St. Ann. Simply download the form here, fill it out, and send it in!

Seen Around School

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 on our private parent page, St. Ann Friends.