This week's BUZZ

News from the week of October 25, 2019

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness~ THANK YOU SO MUCH

Thank you to all who donated to our Purple fundraiser to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer! We again raised over $400. You are all absolutely amazing. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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CHRISTMAS FAIR - THIS WEEKEND

Head over to the church hall this weekend to the St. Anna Society's Countdown to Christmas Fair. What a wonderful event to start your shopping and see what our lovely crafters have to hold. I have seen a preview of some of the baskets and WOW they are amazing!
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Alter Servers

If you are interested in becoming an alter server. Please contact the office Mrs. Priddy at 978-534-4770. We are planning training soon, as long as you have made your 1st Holy Communion, you can become an alter server.
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LUNCH REMINDER

Microwave will no longer be used effective October 18th. Please make sure your child brings a cold lunch, lunch in a thermos, or purchases hot lunch.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Drama (Grades 4-8)

We had our auditions this week on Thursday and the kids did great! Drama goes from 3:30-5:00 each Thursday. THERE IS NO DRAMA this coming Thursday Oct. 31st. The next time they meet will be on Nov. 7th.
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SKI CLUB TIME

Have you ever thought about trying something new? Come join us and see what all the fun is about.


Ski and snowboarding is so much fun and are great sports to share with new friends.


It's that time of year to sign up for your season passes &/or lessons. We encourage you to share and use this link if you, your children, family and friends are interested in getting a season pass (Dec- until the last day the mountain is open for skiing & snowboarding until they are unable to continuing making snow which we are hoping will be mid March again) 6 week pass with our group on Wednesday afternoons/evenings &/or lessons for the 6 week program. We are scheduled for Wednesdays. Leaving the school at 3 and pick up by 8pm at the mountain.


So don't delay sign up today. Season passes make great holiday gifts for you and the entire family. If you need help finding the right fit for you I can help you find the best pass for your needs.


The link to the website is

www.wachusett.com/schoolgroups


CODE is -----SANN

Ordering Lunch

Information about ordering school lunch....

please note information for NEW and Returning students...


Ordering Opens today October 25th for November.

View November Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)


Microwaves will no longer be used starting October 18th.

Nurse Notes:

Don't forget to have your updated physicals and immunization records on file in the nurse's office. All new students MUST have these on file before starting school.


You can drop epi pens & inhalers off with correct paperwork anytime we are open for the nurse.


ALL students who will participate in a sport (Cross Country, Cheerleading, Basketball) MUST have a physical on file giving them permission to participate in sports. Students will not be allowed to practice until we have the appropriate physical on file.


Mrs. Katrina Couture is our school nurse. She works for the Leominster Department of Public Health and is at St. Anna School most days from 11:40-12:40. We are also fortunate to have retired nurse Mrs. Maryanne Capistrano volunteer in the health office daily as well.

Cool Kids Cash Club

DON’T FORGET TO OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT THIS FALL.....

This program will allow students to being banking at school. They will learn the importance of saving and will be able to make deposits into their savings account twice a month. This is an easy and terrific way to start saving NOW for middle school field trips! Each year the 6th graders attend Nature’s Classroom at a cost of around $600. The Washington DC trip is held every other year so your child would have the opportunity to attend DC as either a 7th or 8th grader. This trip costs around $1000. If you being saving NOW, as early as preschool or Kindergarten, your child could easily save enough money to cover both of these trips by the time they become a middle school student!

Students will also learn skills about keeping a savings account pass book and other financial skills that are necessary to become financially responsible adults.
Parents who are interested in having their child participate in this program, will need to open their child’s account at Fidelity and then on-going deposits can be made conveniently at school.

Please feel free to stop in at either Fidelity branch in Leominster to open your account. Please let them know it is for St. Anna’s Cool Cash Club and/or email and let me know you’ve opened an account for your child so I can let you know when banking at school will begin.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at rvargas@fidelitybankonline.com or 978-353-2701

St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School

Please keep in mind - as you plan snacks, birthday treats, and classroom parties - that St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School. Double-check with your students' teacher or room parent to ensure that we are creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.
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Cheerleading // grades 3-8 Saturdays


Basketball Registration: If you have a child in grades 1-8 who would like to play basketball this year please sign up now so we can get teams and schedules put together.


Drama: Thursdays 3:30-5:00. Grades 4-8


Math Olympiad- Grades 4-8 will begin Oct. 17


BOK// (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will begin on September 11th.

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime


Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30 in church


Homework Club //Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4:30

School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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Mark Your Calendar!

OCTOBER:

October 27-30: NEASC Accreditation

October 31: Wear purple, black, and orange

Halloween celebrations begin after lunch


NOVEMBER:

November 1: Books & Beyond begins (1:00pm Kick off assembly for prek-3)

November 3-9: NE Catholic Schools Week

November 4: NO Mass

November 5: Early Dismissal 11:30

November 8: Veterans Day Program 9:30 am

November 11: No School (Veteran's Day)

November 16: Design Squad 12-4 pm (grades 3-8)

November 17-22: NE Catholic Schools Week

November 21: PTO Advent Family Evening Out

November 22: 1st and 3rd grade Thanksgiving program

November 25: Early Dismissal 11:30 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

November 26: Early Dismissal 11:30 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break (Enjoy the time with your family and friends)