SAS Update

October 19, 2018


See You at the Supper Club!


Come on out for lunch or dinner--or both! Be sure to bring your voucher, which was in last Sunday's church bulletin, came home in this week's Thursday Envelope, and may be printed from our website. We raised $214.12 at our Five Guys Supper Club in September--let's see if we can top that! Like and share the Buona invitation from our Facebook page.

Welcome Back Mrs. Rivas!

Rose Rivas will finally be returning to SAS as a PreK Aide and Spanish teacher next week! In her words: "I would like to thank all of the parents, students, teachers, staff, and Fr. Mark for all of their thoughts and prayers for my family and me during our recovery from the car accident. Your prayers, cards, flowers, calls, and texts really helped us during our recovery!" We are so happy that she is well and coming back to us! Be sure to welcome her when you see her.

Tiny Roughriders Halloween Party!

Our next playgroup session is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, from 9-10:30 in Extended Day! All little ones not yet in school are invited to bring their parents or caregivers along for some Halloween fun. Little people and big people alike are invited to come in costume, and there will be Halloween-themed crafts, games, and spooky snacks! FMI, please call Mrs. Loera at 773-956-0981 or email November gatherings will take place on the 14th and 28th. The group is open to everyone, so bring your friends. Visit our school calendar for future dates.

Skating Party

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. It's nearly time for our next skating party at the Lynwood Sport Center! 8th grade parents are on tap for supervising along with teachers for this one. Each grade needs to supply 5-6 adults to help with supervision on their assigned evening. Several grades are close to being fully staffed, but 8th grade is in need of several more volunteers. If you are already going to be there, this is a quick way to knock out THREE volunteer hours at once (SIX if you are a couple)! SignUp links are as follows:

October 25: Hosted by 8th Grade Parents

January 31: Hosted by 7th Grade Parents

March 7: Hosted by 6th Grade Parents

May 9: Hosted by 5th Grade Parents

Kids of all ages are invited; there are accommodations for even the youngest skaters. Admission is $6, and skate rentals are $2.50 ("walkers" on wheels are available for $4 rental fee). Parents/guardians are not required to skate.

Every student does need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who will remain on the premises for the duration of the event. This means that if you are unable to stay, another adult (18 or over) must be willing to take responsibility for your child in your absence--no unattended drop-offs will be allowed at any grade level. As our school parents are now sharing some of the supervisory responsibility with the teachers, this measure is designed to help keep everyone safe. Thank you for understanding!

Pancake Breakfast Bake Sale N.U.T. Cards

We need your yummy Halloween treats for the Bake Sale at the Pancake Breakfast! Please send in home-baked goodies to school with your children on Friday, October 26. You can also drop off your contributions to the Parish Office until 3:00 p.m. that day, or bring them with you to the breakfast on Saturday morning. All families who send in baked goods will earn N.U.T. Cards (No Uniform Today) for each of their children for a future dress down day.

Holy Fire

On Friday, October 26, our 7th and 8th graders will travel to the UIC Pavilion to attend Holy Fire Chicago, "a national Catholic one-day faith experience for middle school youth . . . Its mission is to set young people ablaze with the love of Christ and to inspire them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in the world." Let's pray for our junior high students!

Trunk or Treat is Coming!

If you want to participate by decorating your trunk and handing out goodies, please register at the Car Sign-Up link. If you'd rather be a general helper, donate candy, or sign your 8th Grader up to work for Confirmation hours, the Trunk or Treat link is the place for you! Here are the details:
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Save the Date: Saturday, November 17

We're still deciding on a venue and other details, but HSA will be sponsoring its very first St. Ann Parents' Night Out! You'll have a chance to see old friends and make new ones in a social setting outside of school and at night, grownups only! So put it on your calendars, and stay tuned for more information. If you have an idea or would like to join the committee, please send an email to or

Keep on Clipping!

Our next Box Tops for Education challenge is underway! This time, we are looking for the class that has the highest percentage of participation--that means if EVERYONE in one class sends something in, they well have 100% participation. This time, it's all about the teamwork! The class with the highest percentage of students handing in Box Tops by Friday, November 16 will win an Ice Cream Social to take place on Tuesday, November 20, right before Thanksgiving Break. Start clipping, and ask your friends and relatives to save Box Tops for you, too! The Halloween-themed collection sheet is available on our website. You can even send them in in a baggie--simply write the count and your child's name and grade on the outside of the bag.

Looking Ahead

Halloween Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 27, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at T.F. South

1st Reconciliation/Communion Meeting

Sunday, October 28, 11:30 a.m. in Church

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Parking Lot

Monthly Family Mass

Sunday, November 4, 10:30 a.m.

VIRTUS Training

Thursday, November 8, 7-10:00 p.m. (English and Spanish sessions)

Parents' Night Out

Saturday, November 17, time & location TBD

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.