SAS Update

December 14 & 21, 2018


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Vote for Your Favorite Door! #deckthedoors '18

Less than one week remains in our annual #deckthedoors competition--vote for your favorite door by liking its photo in the Facebook album! The teacher with the winning door will win something special for her classroom, so be sure to spread the word and share the album! Voting will close on December 20.

Our Teachers Need Us!

In order for all of our teachers to be able to attend the Christmas Luncheon in their honor, we need parents to help supervise recess and help with our classroom lunches on December 20 from 11:45-1:00. You will only be supervising your own grade since lunches will be eaten in the classroom. Volunteers for this one do need to be VIRTUS trained. Please claim your spot at the SignUp link.

Pajama Day & Early Dismissal


Please wear your snuggliest pajamas to school on Friday! We will enjoy a milk and cookies snack compliments of our HSA, and dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m. A fun sendoff to Christmas Break!

Tax Credit Scholarship Matching Gift Program

If you or anyone you know likes to take advantage of the tax credits you can get from year-end giving, please refer to the Archdiocese of Chicago's Tax Credit Scholarship information page. Not only will donations to the program made before the end of the year be TRIPLED by the 2-for-1 matching program, but your entire Illinois state tax liability could be eliminated! Plus, donors can designate which school receives their funds, so the money can all stay right here to help our families. Print a fact sheet here to give to your loved ones.
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School Will Resume on Monday, January 7, 2019

Tax Credit Scholarship Information Session

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. in EXTENDED DAY

Please come to find out how you may be able to receive a scholarship to cover up to 100% of tuition and fees for the 2019-20 school year! We will help you understand how the Illinois State Tax Credit Scholarships work and how to go about applying. Please note that even if you are already receiving a scholarship this year, all families must reapply every year to be considered for a state scholarship. Visit our website for a letter of explanation and a TCS fact sheet.

The dates have been set for the state scholarship application process to open:

Empower Illinois - Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

Big Shoulders - Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (time to be determined)

It is recommended that families apply with BOTH Scholarship Granting Organizations. On application days, St. Ann School will open its doors to welcome parents who do not have reliable internet access at home or at work. We will have Chromebooks and personnel available to assist. The time stamp is critically important, so we encourage you to submit your application from a location where you have the fastest internet speed.

Love Those Box Tops!

Our next Box Tops for Education Challenge is underway, and the holidays are a great time to start accumulating them--save Box Tops yourself, and ask your relatives to bring theirs to your Christmas gatherings for you. This time around, the prize is a basket full of goodies! What kind of goodies? It will be a surprise! Students will receive one entry into the prize drawing for every 25 Box Tops they turn in: 50 Box Tops earns two entries, 100 Box Tops gets you four entries, and so on. It only takes one entry to win, but why not increase your chances and go for two or more? The deadline for submissions is February 7, and our grand prize winner will be announced on Valentine's Day. Please note: We cannot accept expired Box Tops, which could affect your entries, so please make sure yours are current.

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Looking Ahead

Upcoming TRIP Order Dates

Monday, December 17 (TRIP will resume Monday, January 7)

Classroom Parties and Jr. High Dance

Thursday, December 20, 1:30 p.m.

Pajama Day/Early Dismissal--Christmas Break Begins!

Friday, December 21, 11:30 a.m.

Kindergarten Shepherds & Angels Mass

Monday, December 24, 4:00 p.m.

Classes Resume

Monday, January 7

Tax Credit Scholarship Information Sessions

Tuesday, January 8, 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Extended Day

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.