This week's BUZZ
Week of March 27th
Virtual Classrooms extended through May 4th.
Stay tuned to developments regarding COVID-19 by checking email and school correspondence. click HERE for latest update (3/26).
Mondays will continue to be drop off/pick up days for work. Stay six feet from one another, stay healthy, and God Bless.
**THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AS WE MOVE TOWARD SUCCESS FOR ALL OUR STUDENTS DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES**
Second Trimester Principal List: All A's
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Second Trimester Honor Roll: A's & B's
Second Trimester Principal List: All A's
REMINDER: Registration for 2020-2021 is in full swing! Tell your friends and co-workers
If you are looking for a school that cares about its students, look no further :-)
Registration is in full swing. Our tuition referral incentive program continues.
Share your love of St. Anna and you could receive a 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. Referrals must complete the entire school year. So share with your friends...you will be glad you did!
Facts grant & Aid assessment financial aid assistance program
- IS based on the assessment of financial need from FACTS Grant & Aid
- Students in K-12 are eligible
- All students must be registered to qualify, including students placed on a schools website.
- The application fee is $35 for all applicants
- Only ONE application per family needs to be filed no matter how many Diocesan Schools your children attend. All registered students must be listed on ONE application.
The deadline for submitting an application for financial aid
is now extended until April 17th 2020!
**SEE MOST RECENT UPDATED DIOCESE FINANCIAL AID LETTER 3/25/2020 HERE!
- All required supporting documentation must be submitted in order to verify your application status.Required documentation is needed in order to verify your application and must be submitted.
- FACTS-Parent Customer Service # 1-866-441-4637
- FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Fax Number for supporting documentation 1-866-315-9264 *(obtain a confirmation that your fax was received.)
- Withdrawal from school on or before 8/31/2020 will be rescinded and returned to the fund for reallocation
- Transfer* from one school to another after 8/31/2020 awards w/b recalculated
- Transfer* after 9/1/2020 will stay with the school and be prorated
- Monthly payments are based on ten month school year Sept -June
- *financial aid award will not transfer unless the Director of Student Financial Services is notified in writing of the students's transfer by both principals of participating schools.
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. Stopping transmission of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy. Rest assured, we at St. Anna have done a deep cleaning for the arrival of students when the time comes. Continued sensitization of doors, railings, light switches and school furniture in the attempt to reduce the risk of transmission of spreading any viruses once we return to the building continue. We are utilizing antibacterial soaps and encouraging everyone to wash their hands regularly and cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing.
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 : email@example.com.
Stay connected with St. Anna Parish
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!
MARCH 27th and APRIL 3rd LENTEN FISH DINNERS -- CANCELLED
LENTEN FISH DINNERS CANCELLED
Reminder: Ordering Lunch
Credits will be issued for lunches missed due to COVID-19
May orders due by April 16th
- 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.**
(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)
Cool Kids Cash Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-353-2701
They will be coming Tuesday March 17th.
PTO Monthly Meetings postponed until further notice
Thursday, May 7th, 6pm
Childcare available from NJHS
St. Anna School continues to serve it's students!
St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School
Lenten Food Drive - Grade 3
St. Anna School’s 3rd Annual Lenten Food Drive
The 3rd grade food drive is doing AMAZING!
Currently the Kindergarten class is in the lead! Followed by ......
This past weeks blue light special was canned Tuna and Canned Chicken. Thank you for all the cans!
This weeks BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL will be.....
**Blue light special earns your child's class 2pts vs. 1pt for the other non-perishables brought in that day/week.** The class that wins will win a pizza party.
Here are some suggestions:
Rice and beans
Mac and cheese
100% fruit juices
multigrain & low sugar cereals
Pet supply drive -grade 4/5/PREK
For Almsgiving this year, the PREK-4, 4th and 5th grades will be participating in a service learning project that will benefit Animal Shelter, Inc. and the BnR's Rock n' Rescue.
Service learning projects integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich learning as well as foster empathy and altruistic behaviors.
The classes will be collecting supplies (please see the image below for supplies needed for each place we will be sending our supplies to) from "Ash Wednesday", February 26th to "Holy Thursday", April 9th. Anything you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Happenings: New Spring Clubs beginning soon
FAITH CLUB (Wednesdays) starting January 22nd - 8-8:30 Ms. Valera Grades 4 and up
Drama: From Now on: Thursdays 3:30-5:30. Grades 4-8
BOK// (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will continue.
Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime
Homework Club //Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4:30
EVENTS POSTPONED/OR CANCELLED...
School Drama Production
Mother/Son Nerf War
Theater at the Mount
Mass for Life - *Cancelled*
Speech Declamation - *Cancelled*
GALA CANCELLED UNTIL NEXT YEAR
Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings
Mark Your Calendar!
Tentative Schedule due COVID-19 developments
Supermarket Sweep -Extended
7 SAS restaurant Night at Uno
8 Spring Pictures-postponed
10 No School-Good Friday Happy Easter
13-17 Scholastic Book Fair
20-24 Spring Vacation
27 First Communion Reception
27-4/1 Tech Week for Spring Play 5/7 &5/8
2 SAS GALA-cancelled until next year
4-15 MAP Testing #3
7,8 SAS School Play
14 PTO Meeting & Out of Dre$$
15 Progress Reports
18 Natures Classroom
19 Boston Trip 7th & 8th
25 No School-Memorial Day