St. Anne School Family Newsletter

April 21, 2021

Dear St. Anne Parents,


Our second graders will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time tomorrow. This is the second sacrament that the students will be receiving...baptism being the first sacrament. Their next sacrament to be received is First Communion which will take place on Saturday, May 22. I know you join all of us as we continue to pray and offer our congratulations to these young students.

I want to thank all of you who attended our first SAPTO meeting on Monday night. It was wonderful to see so many of you (albeit via Zoom) at this meeting. Hopefully, once our new year starts, we can all be together in person enjoying a delicious dinner and conversation with other parents before our SAPTO meeting begins. Please make a note on your calendars to join us for the final SAPTO meeting of this year which will take place on May 17 starting at 7:00. Fr. Dan will be installing our SAPTO officers for the coming year and our Graduate Parents will be recognized for their many years of service to our school.

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

My dear friends,


I want to let you know that Bishop Walsh decided that it was time for him to move to assisted living at St. Anne Home on Lake Street. As you may have noticed, he hasn’t preached or been the main celebrant at mass for quite some time now and his recent car accident 3 weeks ago has left him feeling a little more delicate. He welcomes the help offered by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

He didn’t want me to let people know until after he left. He left today to begin a new chapter of life. He wanted me to let you know that he will really miss this place and all of you and to thank you for the hospitality you extended to him while he stayed here, his first home. After he gets settled, feels a little stronger, and as the Covid rules allow, we’ll invite him back for a lunch so we can do a proper celebration with him. He will remember us in prayer, so let’s remember him also.

Peace,

Fr dan

; )

MONDAY, APRIL 26 IS A MINIMUM DAY

Please note that this coming Monday, April 26, is a 12:30 dismissal day.

5K WALK-A-THON - FRIDAY, MAY 14TH

5K Walk-a-thon - Friday, May 14, 2021


Hooray, we have raised over $25,000! Thank you to all who have logged into PledgeStar to submit donations as well as enter contacts of family and friends for pledges. Reminder to let us know if your child will be participating in the Walk-a-thon in-person or remotely by April 23rd. You may inform your child’s teacher, so they know to expect a permission form for in-person participants.


We are still needing 5 crossing guards for grades 3 and 8. Please consider volunteering to assure the safety for these classes when crossing the street. You also get to wear a cool neon vest and use a stop sign to direct your designated class while crossing the street. Sign up through SignUp.com (link is at the bottom of St. Anne’s website).


As announced at Monday’s SAPTO meeting, we received 25 designs for this year’s t-shirt contest - thank you for your creativity. After careful review and deliberation, we congratulate t-shirt design winners James Ng from Kindergarten and Sarah Batt from the 8-1 class! Honorable mentions to Ian Sprouls (7th), Charlottie Yip & Crystal Wei (7th), and Tegan Bryne (6th). The winning designs are shown below.



5K Key Dates

April 23: Permission forms (found on the last page of the Walk-a-thon packet) due to teachers

May 14: Walk-a-thon day and deadline for match gifts (submit match requests ASAP to ensure your employer has time to process and send payment to St. Anne to receive a homework pass)


Questions? Email Pui Yee Law at law.aranas@gmail.com.

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SUMMER SCHOOL CANCELLED

I am sorry to announce that our school will not be offering a summer program this year. This difficult decision was arrived after much discussion. Thank you for your understanding.

WHOOPING COUGH BOOSTER (TDAP) - ALL INCOMING 7TH GRADERS AND POSSIBLE 8TH GRADERS

CURRENT SIXTH GRADE PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE: All incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a whooping cough booster (Tdap) shot on file in our school office. Please be prepared. Start your planning by calling your child's doctor and get an appointment to have your 6th grader vaccinated early. All incoming seventh grade students MUST have their TDAP vaccination BEFORE the first day of school.

CURRENT SEVENTH GRADE PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE: If you did not have your next year's eighth grader vaccinated for TDAP this past year, every eighth grader must present proof of having been vaccinated for TDAP BEFORE they can start in August.

2020-2021 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE

Despite the present difficult circumstances, we will be having a yearbook as in other years. The content will be a little different than usual with limited activities but it is a year to be remembered. It can be ordered through Beverly Perea for $30. Download the form and send it to school with your child. If you are doing Distance Learning, you can mail it to the school with your check or drop it off on the bookshelf at the top of the stairs at the main entrance to the school.
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VIRTUAL PARENT TOUR - APRIL 29


If you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten next year, please fill out his/her application and send it to Mrs. Finnegan as soon as possible. If you know of a parent who is looking for a great school for his/her child(ren) next year, please send our tour schedule on to them. For questions, call the school office at (415) 664-7977. Remember, YOU, our parents are our best advertisers! Thank you.
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GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE-GAS AND SMART AND FINAL--20% DISCOUNT

We have sold most of our Gift Cards but still have some 76 Union Gas Cards and Smart and Final. These are now 20% off. If you are interested, fill out the form below and we will confirm your order before you send in money.

Please note that we have a few hundred $20.00 certificates for Dennis Uniform...still a great deal at 10% off!! Buy some now and use them when you buy your child's new uniform over the summer right before the start of school. Great idea and great savings!


76 Gas - twenty $25 and twelve $100

Smart and Final-five $25

Dennis Uniform-hundreds of $20

STUDENT DAILY HEALTH SCREENING FORM

Simply a reminder...students returning to In-School Learning are required to have a "Daily Health Screening Form" filled-out upon entering the school. A copy is included with this newsletter for you to download. Thank you!