SAS Update

February 1, 2019


New Bricks 4 Kidz Session Starts Next Week!


This fun after-school STEM program fills up nearly every time, so be sure to secure a spot for your K-6th grader asap. This new session is called Engineering Adventures. Register here.

Only 4 Weeks Until a Night at the Palace, March 2! Where Will You Go When You Win the $1500 Vacation?

Tickets are now on sale through the school and parish offices and after weekend Masses. They are $50 each and include dinner, open bar, and a chance at a $1,500 trip to anywhere you want to go! Try to round up all your friends so you can sit together. There will be a prize for the class that has the highest percentage of parent participation (attending, donating, working, they all count).

Our next planning meeting is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 7:00 p.m. at J.J. KELLEY'S. Sign up to volunteer and earn those hours for this year: Right now, very few people other than the teachers have signed up to help. We NEED you!

Please see our Weekly Wish List immediately below for items we are seeking. The reverse side of the order form you received outlines service hours credit you can receive for donations.

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Rescheduled Skating Party

Thursday, February 7, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Shout out to the Lynwood Sport Center for allowing us to reschedule our skating party when the temps made it dangerous for us to go out! Kids of all ages are invited; there are accommodations for even the youngest skaters. Admission is $6, and skate rentals are $2.50 (they even have learn-to-skate skates for the little ones, and "walkers" on wheels are available for $4 rental fee). Parents/guardians are not required to skate. Every student does need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who will sign them in and out and remain on the premises for the duration of the event. This means that if you are unable to stay, another adult (18 or over) must be willing to take responsibility for your child in your absence. Our January Skating Party is being hosted by the 7th Grade Parents. Their SignUp has been completely filled. Way to go!

Our Next Box Tops Challenge Deadline is February 7!

Our surprise basket full of goodies for the winner is growing! What kind of goodies? Only time will tell! It only takes one entry to win, but why not increase your chances and go for two or more?
  • 25 Box Tops = 1 Entry
  • 50 Box Tops = 2 Entries
  • 100 Box Tops = 4 Entries
  • and so on!

Our grand prize winner will be announced and rewarded on Valentine's Day. Print out your collection sheets here, or enclose neatly clipped Box Tops in Ziploc baggies--be sure your child's name and class are on all submissions. Please note: We cannot accept expired Box Tops, which could affect your entries, so please make sure yours are current.

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Enjoy your three-day weekend!

Daddy Daughter Dance is Only a Week Away!

We are coming into the homestretch! Do you have everything you need? A pretty dress? Check. A handsome escort? Check. TICKETS? Tickets are still available in the school and parish offices, but the price has now gone up to $35 per couple. The additional daughter rate is still only $8.00. If you need an order form, you can find one here. There is also a volunteer SignUp if your family is still needing hours (or you just want to peek at the happy couple from time to time).

SAS #CSW19 School-wide Service Project

Thank you to everyone who sent in donations for our Humane Society collection. You made a lot of animals a little happier!

Please Support Pennies for Patients

Our campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is still running until February 7. We had set a goal of $2,019, and as of last review have brought in $650 with very few families participating. Please visit our school page to sign up in support of our school/your classroom(s). Blood cancers are very serious and often affect very young children. Let's support finding a cure!


Any hours worked after March 31 (like the school picnic and the Good Neighbor Day Parade) will be credited toward your 2019-20 school year volunteer requirement. Some opportunities between now and then:

HSA Meeting Representative

Daddy Daughter Dance

Night at the Palace

Lunch & Recess Monitor

See if there are any classroom events for your particular grade(s)

Tax Credit Scholarship Matching Gift Program

If you or anyone you know likes to take advantage of tax credits, please refer to the Archdiocese of Chicago's Tax Credit Scholarship information page. Not only will donations to the program made by the end of February 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.

Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to St. Ann when you do your shopping at

Looking Ahead

Upcoming TRIP Order Dates, Mondays, February 4, 11, & 25

TF South Incoming Freshmen Open House, Monday, February 4, 6-8:00 p.m.

Scout Sunday Mass, Sunday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.

HSA Meeting, Monday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. in Extended Day

Slam Dunk Hunger Out of Lansing Food Drive, February 12-22

Tiny Roughriders, Wednesdays, February 13 (Valentine Party) & 27, 9:00 a.m. in Extended Day

Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14

President's Day, No School, Monday, February 18

Marian Catholic High School 7th Grade Super Shadow Day, Monday, February 18

Portillo's Supper Club, Thursday, February 21, 5-8:00 p.m., Homewood Portillo's

A Night at the Palace, Saturday, March 2, 5-11:00 p.m., The Dream Palace

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.