Family Newsletter

November 24, 2021

Dear St. Anne Parents,


The Liturgical Year in the Catholic Church begins on the first day of Advent. This year, Advent begins this coming Sunday, Nov. 28. Advent lasts for 4 weeks and ends on Christmas Eve. Each of the four weeks has a theme to focus on: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. An Advent wreath is something that you will see displayed in churches and schools. Each week, one of the four candles is lighted in the wreath to signify that week's theme and our moving closer to remembering and celebrating Christ's birth....Christmas.

In an effort to help families celebrate this time together, we are sending home an Advent calendar with our students. The calendar has a suggested activity that you might want to do or talk about with each other. Faith should be lived out each day. The Advent calendars are just one way that we are attempting to help build and strengthen our Faith Community here at St. Anne School.

Since this is our Thanksgiving Edition, I want to thank everyone for all you do to help your children and our school. On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to wish you a very Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

5 K WALK-A-THON 2021....CONCLUDED!

As you know, our 2021 5K Walk-A-Thon took place this past Friday. Everyone has a good time and the cool weather was probably a good thing in that no one could complain about it being too hot to walk that far! This is the final year that our current 5K chair, Pui Yee, will be chairing this event as her son, Matthew Aranas, will be graduating in June. Pui Yee, as she has done for so many years before, did an outstanding job organizing this event and gathering all the needed parents. Pui Yee made it look easy, but in reality, you and I both know that was not the case. We do not know the total amount of money donated yet, as the final date for donations is just around the corner. What we do know, however, is that the event was well prepared, well implemented, and well received by all of us! Thank you Pui Yee and your fabulous team of parents, for your commitment to our students and our school!
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UPCOMING EVENTS

12/2 - Advent Prayer Service (9:45 a.m.)

12/3 - Photo Make-Up Day

12/4-5 Holiday Bazaar...St. Anne School Yard - 10:00 - 4:00

12/6 - SAPTO Meeting (7:00 p.m.) Internet Safety Presentation by Rani Mann

12/7 - Parent Tour (in-person) (9:00 a.m.)

12/8 - The Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass (8:45 a.m.)

12/10 - After-School Treat (3:00 p.m.)

12/16 - Christmas Program (7:00 p.m.) Moriarty Hall

12/17 - 12:30 Dismissal

NOVEMBER STAR RENAISSANCE TEST RESULTS

The students in grades two through eight are bringing home a score report showing their recent scores for reading and math in the STAR Renaissance testing. It can be kept at home for your reference.

GIVING THANKS...

Thank you, Mrs. Alioto and the second graders, for helping to prepare our Thanksgiving Mass today. We gathered together to say Thank You to God for all the many gifts He has given us. We also gave thanks to all of you and all in our school community who continue to support and help us each day. St. Anne School is a very special place filled with many wonderful people. For all of that....We are grateful!

Advent Sustainable Christmas Wrap Activity

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CANNED FOOD DRIVE.....THANK YOU

Wow....Everyone answered Mrs. Alioto and the second graders' call for canned goods. As a result, we collected over 1,000 cans of food that have been donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society for distribution to needy families throughout San Francisco! A special thank you goes out to a graduate St. Anne parent, and St. Vincent de Paul Society member, Bill Ceragioli and current parent, Allan Sam, for delivering our gifts on Monday to St. Teresa Church. Your generosity will help put a smile on so many faces of the old and young this Thanksgiving season. St. Anne families....."....simply THE BEST!"
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The second and eighth graders gathered in the yard to put the cans into trucks to be taken to St. Teresa's.

Collection for St. Joseph's Family Center; now through December 17

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The Spirit Squad visited classes with a special cheer and information to encourage donations to St. Joseph's Vlillage.

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL SEASON RESULTS

All our teams are to be congratulated for their great spirit and effort during this volleyball season. The following are the results the Championship Games:

our 4th grade Red , 5th grade D3, 6th grade D1, 7th grade D2, 8th grade D1 and 8th grade D3. All these teams won their championship games! A special thank you goes to our coaches of all our teams who gave of their time and talents to our students!!! We appreciate all of you. Thank you so much!

RACE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

Register for the St. Anne Mario Kart Tournament. The grand prize is a 1 year Student Membership to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The tournament is open to St. Anne students or siblings in grades 4-8. Spaces are limited so online Registration is required. $20 entry fee per racer. Proceeds benefit St. Anne middle-school students' 2022 trip to Washington D.C.



To register or for event info see the flyer or contact Tom DelMundo: me@tomdelmundo.com

For tournament rules and Entry Fee links: https://moondogindustries.com/mariokart/

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR...DEC. 4 AND 5


Hurry, booths are renting out fast and there are limited number. Rent a booth and sell your crafts, gifts, collectables, or second-hand clothes and toys. Booth fees are $25 for both days and benefit St. Anne middle-school students raising money for the 2022 class trip to Washington D.C.


You can donate your items to be sold at the Bazaar too! Proceeds will also go towards the Washington DC trip. Contact us to arrange for dropoff.


DATE: December 4 & 5.

TIME: 10am-4pm

FEE: $25 for both days (Sat and Sun)
BOOTH SPACE: 8 ft. X 10 ft. (8ft tables are available to rent for $5/ea)
LOCATION: School Yard


For more info contact:

Liz Kong e888kong@yahoo.com or Giselle Palacios-DelMundo palagiselle@gmail.com


Booth Registration Form and Contract


https://moondogindustries.com/bazaar2021

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AFTER SCHOOL TREAT - DECEMBER 10

Who would like S'mores F U N?!?

$1/per individually wrapped s'mores

When: Friday, December 10

Sponsored by: After School Treat Committee

ACADEMIC CHESS SESSION STARTS FRIDAY, DEC. 3

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CHRISTMAS VACATION KIDSTOCK CAMP

Kid Stock is offering a special four-day camp program for students in all grades from Dec. 20-Dec. 23.
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SAPTO Facebook!

Join the SAPTO (St. Anne Parent Teacher Organization) Facebook Group. This is a private group only open and accessible to parent and guardians of St. Anne students. You can find announcement and information about SAPTO events as well as exclusive photos and videos of school events such the Halloween parade. Request to join now: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SAPTO.SF

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NEXT PARENT TOUR: IN-PERSON DEC. 7TH - ZOOM JAN. 25TH

Our next Parent Tour (in-person) will take place Tuesday, December 7; Zoom Tuesday, Jan. 25. If you know of a family member or have friends looking for a warm family oriented school, please share this date or the others so they can explore our school.

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NEXT PARENT INFORMATION FORUM: THURS., JAN. 27

Please note that our next Parent Information Forum, during which current parents discuss their St. Anne experience with potential parents, is on January 27. Please share with friends and family who are interested in their children attending St. Anne's. The Zoom ID is below.
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