We Are St. Ann School
2/3/2016 Parent & Student News By: Bonnie Hall, Principal
Happy February! Happy Parent Appreciation Day!
On behalf of our faculty and staff, a very happy parent appreciation day to each of you!
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Illinois State Tax Credit for K-12 Students
From the Archdiocese...
As part of our commitment to provide academically excellent and affordable Catholic education, we continue to explore and communicate opportunities for financial assistance for our school families.
With that in mind, we want to remind you of the Illinois State Tax Credit for K-12 students. The Illinois Department of Revenue offers a tax credit for certain educational expenses, including tuition, for those who qualify. The total annual credit can be up to $500. It may provide some financial relief during the tax season.
For more information, parents may consult with a tax professional and refer to the Illinois Department of Revenue Publication 132, "Education Expense Credit General Rules and Requirements for Parents and Guardians” http://tax.illinois.gov/Publications/Pubs/Pub-132.pdf
This is for informational purposes only and cannot be relied upon as tax advice. Any questions should be directed to a qualified tax professional.
Round Ball Food Drive: It's Time to Slam Dunk Hunger Out of our Community
Here's the information:
Latest Box Top Challenge Announced
From Mrs. Duda (our Box Tops Coordinator)
Happy New Year everyone! We are on to our first box tops challenge of the new year. This one will be for a $20 gift card of the student's choice. The winner will be able to select from a Target, Wal-Mart or Game Stop gift card. Again, for every 20 box tops submitted you will receive 1 chance to win. So start pasting those box tops on the collection sheets!
Don't forget you can also send them in a baggie or an envelope, if you don't have a sheet. Please make sure to mark everything you send in with the student's name and teacher.
This challenge will continue until Friday, March 18. We will announce the winner the week before Easter Break so the winner can use his/her gift card for something fun over Easter vacation!
As always, ideas for box top challenges are welcome. We will have one more challenge after this, so if anyone has a great idea, please let me know. If anyone would like to donate tickets to a sporting event or other fun event to be used in the last challenge, that would be great! Keep clipping everyone! Let's collect some box tops!
Collection Sheet: http://tinyurl.com/hust4nz
Ball in the Hall Update
We are hard at work on our 2nd Annual Ball in the Hall, and we need your help! We are seeking donations of services of all kinds. Are you a plumber, an electrician, a carpenter, a painter, a landscaper? Do you cut hair, prepare taxes, design websites, repair computers? Are you a tutor, a piano teacher, a dog walker, a babysitter? Whatever you do, people will love to win some of your time! We can even provide you with documentation so you can claim it as a charitable donation on your taxes. Please call the Parish Office at 708-895-6700 to donate or for more information. School families will receive a volunteer hour for donating!
Register Your Child Today
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Thank you to all of our student and HSA parent ambassadors for their assistance with our Sunday Open House as well as our open house held today. We had a lot of good traffic in the building and interest for the 2016-2017 school year.
Dress Down Day Alerts!
2/4 Student Appreciation Day
All students are invited to dress down. (Free)
2/11 - Happy Valentine's Day
For a $1 donation to the SC Fund, students are invited to wear Valentine's colors: pink, red, white.
2/26 NUT Card Day (from 2/4 Party)
Did you buy a ticket to the 2/4 Skating Party? Dress down on 2/26. SC would like to thank you for your support.
2/11 - Happy Valentine's Day
Reminder: No School on Friday, February 12th (Teachers' In-Service) or Monday, February 15th (Presidents' Day)
In addition, there will be no classes on Monday, February 15th in observance of Presidents' Day. We wish everyone a safe, long weekend!