SAS Update

October 5, 2018


Congratulations to Our Box Tops Challenge Winners!

For our first challenge, the student from each grade who submitted the most Box Tops by the deadline won a $10 Dairy Queen gift card! Thank you to our Box Tops Coordinator, Mrs. Sandy Farmer, for sponsoring the prizes. Winners are as follows:

  • PreK: Dominic Senteno
  • Kingergarten: Ruby Correa
  • 1st Grade: no submissions
  • 2nd Grade: Genevieve Guajardo
  • 3rd Grade: Maxwell Navia
  • 4th Grade: Lyndon Bush
  • 5th Grade: Marissa Fields
  • 6th Grade: Natalie Gray
  • 7th Grade: Jimi Ogunyoye
  • 8th Grade: no submissions

Our next challenge begins NOW. This time, we are looking for the class that has the highest percentage of participation. The class with the highest percentage of students handing in Box Tops by Friday, November 16 will win an Ice Cream Social to take place on Tuesday, November 20, right before Thanksgiving Break. Start clipping, and ask your friends and relatives to save Box Tops for you, too!

Welcome to Ms. Pozen

Our new 2nd Grade teacher is here! Meet Amanda Pozen:

I attended Lewis University, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I love teaching because I can share all my knowledge and love for things with open minds. Plus, there is never a dull moment! When I am not teaching, I love hanging out with my dog, Gretel, and my family. I enjoy bike riding, hiking, playing tennis, and traveling. I also like collecting vinyl records.

Dress Code Reminders

Now that we are wearing formal uniform most days, it's becoming apparent that not everyone is fully aware of our dress code rules. Some examples of what we are seeing:

  • Athletic shoes are allowable on non-gym days, but they must be ENTIRELY black--no white or colored logos, soles, decorations, etc.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times and pants worn with a belt.
  • Sweaters and fleeces worn during school MUST BE branded school items or uniform sweaters. Others may be worn to and from school, but must remain in the lockers during the day and removed in Church. If it has a hood, it is definitely not a uniform piece.
  • Gym clothing may only be worn on TUESDAYS.
  • The new spirit-wear tie dyes everyone received this week should NOT be worn in place of school or gym uniforms--these are intended for School Spirit Days, wearing to cheer on our sports teams, etc.
  • As the weather gets colder, tights for girls are okay (NOT LEGGINGS). They must have feet and be in solid acceptable uniform colors of black, white, forest green, or gray (no patterns).
  • All items ordered from Schoolbelles should have been received by now. If yours is still missing, please call the school so we may help rectify the situation immediately.

This far into the school year, everyone should be wearing compliant uniforms every day. If you have more questions, please feel free to call the office or consult our Dress Code handout.

NED's Kindness Adventure Hand-Crafted Items

October 4-10 in the School Office

This past week we participated in NED's Kindness Adventure, an assembly designed to inspire our students to be kind-hearted and caring. We received our assembly for FREE because another school hosted a Kindess Sale to pay for ours. We are doing the same so that yet another school may benefit. The hand-crafted items not only serve as a kindness reminder for those who wear them, but also provide income for the artisans in Kenya who made them. Plus, a portion of every item sold provides over 100 gallons of clean water for kids in Kenya. Items range from $8-15 and were detailed on the order form that came home earlier this week.

For Your Calendar: Pancake Breakfast Planning Meeting

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 8:00 p.m. (Immediately Following the HSA Meeting)

Exciting news! All proceeds from this year's annual Halloween Pancake Breakfast will be dedicated exclusively to field trips for our children. So we need it to be our most successful ever because all of that money will come right back to our students! Please come to our planning meeting and earn some volunteer hours by stepping up to help. The breakfast is on Saturday, October 27 at TF South from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. The Signup Link is open for volunteer slots, but we do need a few people to take charge of some areas, such as Decorating, Bake Sale, and Raffle Baskets, which will earn you extra hours. This is also an event that does not require Virtus training, so if you have not yet been certified, you are still able to participate.

Sidebar: All school families have five $5 tickets coming to them as soon as they are printed. You paid for these upfront with your fundraising fee, and can use them yourself for the breakfast or re-sell them to earn your $25 back.

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Trunk or Treat is Coming!

If you want to participate by decorating your trunk and handing out goodies, please register at the Car Sign-Up link. If you'd rather be a general helper, donate candy, or sign your 8th Grader up to work for Confirmation hours, the Trunk or Treat link is the place for you! Here are the details:
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Looking Ahead

HSA Meeting/Halloween Pancake Breakfast Planning

Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. in Extended Day

School Picture Re-Takes

Wednesday, October 17

Students need to bring back their original photos and specify a reason for the re-take. Children who were absent on the original date will have the opportunity to take photos.

School Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office

Supper Club at Buona Beef, Schererville

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

A Night at the Palace Planning

Monday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. at J.J. Kelley's

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.