St. Anne School Newsletter

November 13, 2019

A Note from the Principal

Dear Parents,

I hope you take a minute to notice the article about our 7th grade students spending time on a Saturday at Family House, a residence for families of very ill children. It is another example of our students and their families looking outside of themselves and doing what they can to make others' lives better. We collected $1800 for the Family House as our first quarter mission collection, and these students went a step further in donating their time as well as money. In addition to the Family House collection, which was part of our regular MIssion collection program, , the school took an unplanned collection for victims of the Kincade fire and collected $2100. Currently, our second grade, along with the Religion Commissioners, is beginning our Thanksgiving canned food collection for the benefit of local people in need. Teachers at all levels make an effort to help children to see the needs of others and do what they can to help. We know that you are supporting our efforts and hope that together we can ensure that our children grow into caring adults.


SAVE THE DATE!!! Our Centennial Gala will be held on February 1, 2020 to celebrate our 100 years of educating students in the Catholic tradition. The venue for this event is the Embassy Suites Hotel in the beautiful Waterfront of Burlingame. There will be a reception on Friday night for those staying at the hotel that evening. On Sunday, the celebration will culminate in Mass and Open House starting at 11:00. For tickets and more information, see the Centennial website.

Centennial Website

Get more information, purchase dinner and raffle tickets, etc.

Centennial Store

Purchase Centennial T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.

Dates to Note

11/4-15 - STAR Testing

11/18 - SAPTO Mtg. / Uniform Exchange

11/20 - Hearing Screening (K, 1, 3, 5, 7)

11/22- Parent Tour 9:00-10:30

11/22 - 1st Grade Field Trip (Academy of Science)

11/27 - Thanksgiving Mass 11:00

11/27 - 12:30 Dismissal

11/28-29 - School Closed (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Service Records Returned Today

Service records will be sent home today with the youngest child. Please be sure to ask your child for the record. Our next recording of service hours will be February 3, 2020.

Thank you all for your time and talents!

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Family House Volunteers

On Saturday, November 2nd, some of the 7th grade students visited Family House, a residence for families with children dealing with long-term illness and the beneficiary of our First Quarter Mission Collection. Family House provides physical and emotional support free of financial concern. Our students played games such as twister, corn hole, and chess with them as well as providing a craft project. Although the weeks are pretty structured, weekends can be a little quiet so having a few kids around made those there feel part of the gang.

We received the following thank you:

On behalf of the families we serve, we would like to THANK YOU for volunteering at Family House! Thank you so much for hosting games and crafts. You have directly provided our families with a safe, enjoyable, and organized living environment. All of the families who stay with us come from at least 50 miles from San Francisco. Many of them feel alone while going through one of the toughest times of their lives. Family House is a place where families can stay together and support one another while their sick child goes through treatment.

It is because of you that we are able to provide the families a safe, clean and welcoming environment during their stay. Thank you all so much for now being a part of the Family House community! You are always welcome at Family House so please feel free to contact me in case you have any questions or would like to further your involvement at Family House.

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Our Thoughts and Prayers

Please keep pre-school teacher Lidia and her family in your prayers as her father Tjwanda Holly Lie passed away last week. Teacher Lidia will travel home to Indonesia for the service and will return to school after Thanksgiving. May teacher Lidia and her family find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The second grade class along with the Religion Commissioners of Student Council will be sponsoring the Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive for the St. Vincent de Paul Society / St. Anne Parish beginning Monday, November 18 thru November 22. Please donate canned items only (i.e. stews, soups, pastas, chili, vegetables and fruits). For more information, please see the flyer below.

VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprint Compliance

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Parents must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity that involve their presence around students. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Please select "St. Anne Elementary School" as your affiliation to help us verify compliance when you register at

Parents who have completed the course but have not completed fingerprints have been placed in an "Inactive" module until fingerprints are complete. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

SAPTO Meeting / Uniform Exchange - November 18

Please join us for our SAPTO meeting on Monday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. A light dinner will be served at 6:45. Parking and Childcare available. Uniform Exchange available at 5:30 p.m.

Hearing Screening - November 20

The City and County of SF Department of Public Health will have its annual Hearing Screening for grades K, 1, 3, 5 and 7 next Wednesday, November 20. With annual hearing screenings, parents can be assured that their child's hearing health is being monitored.

Parent Tour - Friday, November 22

Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for Friday, November 22 from 9:00-10:30. If you know of a family member or friend interested in touring St. Anne School, please pass on the date. For more dates, please visit the school website at

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