This week's BUZZ

Week of April 17th (week 6 of virtual learning)

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April Vacation....time to unplug and unwind

This upcoming week is April Vacation!! Who is ready for this? We all should be looking forward to this as we have all been working so very hard. I know teachers and myself continue to work around the clock preparing, grading, planning and executing this new way of learning. I know that students, parents and families are working just as hard too. Many of our families are working the front lines of the virus. Some families have lost hours on the job and are juggling that with home life and school life. We want you to know that we understand. Family life and family balance are so very important. I am praying for everyone.


I am hoping this week everyone can decompress. I'd like you to focus on your families well being. This has been a lot. A lot to handle for everyone. Take some time to pray and get outside. I wish you a wonderful chance to unwind, unplug and enjoy your family. I'm hoping the weather will pick up and you can get outside. I'll be working on my Earth Day Challenge by planting some seeds and cleaning up my yard. I hope you too can enjoy the great outdoors. Please send some pics. I'd like to share them with everyone.


Please complete the following survey to help us better serve you. HERE


God bless.

Mrs. Veilleux


Learn about recent updates (4/15) on COVID19 HERE.



**THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT**

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Be sure to keep mind, body and spirit in check

Stay connected with St. Anna Parish

Stay connected to Masses and More Online with Fr. Carlos

We encourage you to visit www.stannaparish.org as Fr. Carlos is providing a series of videos on YouTube for online masses, rosary, Angelus-Annunciation and more. They will be linked daily to the parish website and it is a wonderful way to stay connected!

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Spring Break/April Vacation will be observed....no online classes....4/20-24th

Earth Day Challenge

I challenge each one of you to plant something or rake something, clean up a yard and take a picture, send it to me at principal@stannaleom.org while making the world a better place.
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COVID19 has changed our way of learning...at least for the time being.

We understand the many hardships that face families today. Some of our families are out of work, some are working in dangerous conditions. Bills need to be paid and employees need to paid.


It's important for you to sign up for financial aid if you think you will need it for the 2020-2021 school year. Doing this is important in being eligible to receive assistance.


At this time, we are not sure if we will return to class on May 4th. Either way, we will continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year. We will continue to do our best in offering the tools to make sure your children are learning what they need to know.


In order for us to plan and create a budget, it's important for you to know that we rely on real time numbers and those numbers come from those that have registered. We respectfully request that you complete the registration process so that we may plan for the future.


St. Anna continues to pride itself on it's dedication and commitment to our Faith and to our Academics. Help us to recruit more families and share your love of our school. Our unique and awesome community.


Remember our Referral Incentive :

Tuition referral credit of $500/family prior to September 1st.

Referring families must register before September 1st and your tuition will be credited $250 on September 30th and again on June 1st. when they have completed the entire school year.

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Nurses Corner - Important news and updates

The Diocese of Worcester and St. Anna have your child's safety and health in mind.


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are leaning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 at this point.


The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it.

To prepare for possible community transmission of COVID-19, St. Anna is implementing virtual learning. With your help, students will remain engaged and up to date on subject matter even though they are not in the school building. Thank you teachers and parents for your commitment to our students.


Keep informed and up to date as changes occur in the protection against COVID-19. These sites are updated regularly with the latest guidance regarding accurate data from the scientific community.

More information can be found at:


Health and Homeland Alert Network: https://www.smore.com/c2qhx-haan?ref=email

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) www.cdc.gov

DPH (Department of Public Health) website www.mass.gov



If you have further questions please email : nurse@stannaleom.org.

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Reminder: Ordering Lunch

Credits will be issued for lunches missed due to COVID-19

Ordering will resume once school resumes


Few Reminders:


  • Ordering is done a month in advance
  • No refunds are issued
  • Payments stay the same through Boonli
  • Food is handled in a nut free facility
  • Pizza w/b offered on Mondays



**Reminder lunches can not be ordered the day of.**


View Monthly Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)

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Cool Kids Cash Club

A great way for students to learn about money management.....

They plan to come every other Tuesday unless we are not at school.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at rvargas@fidelitybankonline.com or 978-353-2701


They will be coming Tuesday March 17th.

VIRTUAL PTO Meetings May 14th via CISCO WEBEX

Thursday, May 14th, 7pm

cisco webex -link below

Please join us as every parent is a part of the PTO

Below is the invitation to join this online forum.


https://meetingsamer3.webex.com/meetingsamer3/j.php?MTID=mc77a18d881a8858851ff3a139cba33ba

St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School

Please keep in mind - as you plan snacks, birthday treats, and classroom parties - that St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School. Double-check with your students' teacher or room parent to ensure that we are creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.
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GALA CANCELLED UNTIL NEXT YEAR

School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Books and Beyond

The Books & Beyond program is scheduled to end on the 30th of this month.

Students should be continuing with their reading and recording on the tally sheets even though we haven't been in school to collect the sheets and hand out prizes.


Something will be planned in celebration for the program coming to an end for when we get back to school. If the school quarantine is extended, there will be a plan as well.


Thank you to Mrs. Thomas and all the volunteers that have worked so hard in making this program a success, for making it so fun and enjoyable for all our students.

Mark Your Calendar!

Tentative Schedule due COVID-19 developments


April

Apply for financial Aid for 2020-2021

4/10-Good Friday- no virtual learning

4/17 Deadline for Financial Aid

4/20-24 No virtual learning- Spring Vacation


May

2 SAS GALA-cancelled until next year

4-15 MAP Testing #3 ??

7,8 SAS School Play?

14 PTO Meeting & Out of Dress $$

15 Progress Reports

18 Natures Classroom-cancelled-refunds w/b issued

19 Boston Trip 7th & 8th

25 No School-Memorial Day

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