SAS Update

November 30, 2018


Please Join Us for Our Open House December 4, and Bring a Friend!

Let's kick off the Christmas season together, visiting the classrooms and talking to Santa. Don't forget your referral form if you bring someone in with you! You can earn $500 for every new family you bring in who enrolls. We will ask all new visitors to check in at the Open House, or feel free to share this link where they can pre-register:

Good Luck to Our 8th Graders Taking the High School Entrance Exam!

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic High School entrance exams will take place at the high school of your choice. The entrance exam for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be the STS / High School Placement test, held on Saturday, December 1, 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Testers should bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils (no calculators) and a $25 test fee (cash or check made out to the high school). Pre-registration begins Saturday, November 17 and is recommended but not required. Check with the high school of your choice.

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Sales Contest Results!

Congratulations to our 8th and 4th Grade classes, winners of the pizza/movie party! 8th Graders sold a whopping 55 wreaths, with runner up 4th Grade responsible for an additional 14. Wreaths will be delivered to the school on Friday, December 7. If your order is small, it will be sent home with your child. But if you have a larger order that would be difficult for your student to carry, please plan to arrive a little early at the end of the day, or drive around after you've picked up your children, and look for us outside the Parish Office on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Ridge. We will be happy to load your wreaths into your car. Thank you to everyone who participated, and keep an eye open for details on the pizza/movie party for our winners.

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

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Our Teachers Need Us!

In order for all of our teachers to be able to attend the Christmas Luncheon in their honor, we need parents to help supervise recess and help with our classroom lunches on December 20 from 11:45-1:00. Volunteers for this one do need to be VIRTUS trained. Please claim your spot at the SignUp link.

Looking Ahead

Upcoming TRIP Order Dates

Mondays, December 3, 10 & 17

(Hint: Order your Kohl's early--they often end up back-ordered in December)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation

Masses on Friday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, 4:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Celebration

Sunday, December 9, 4:00 p.m.

HSA Meeting

Monday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. in Extended Day

Marian Catholic Band Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. in Church

Tiny Roughriders Playgroup

Wednesday, December 12, 9-10:30 a.m. in Extended Day

Supper Club at Bakers Square

Thursday, December 13, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

All School Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 19, 6:30 p.m. in Church

SAS Shadow Days

If you know of anyone who may be interested in their children attending St. Ann--friends of your students, neighbors, play group pals, etc.--please invite them to sign their children up to attend on a day that is convenient for them: SAS Shadow Day Registration

Don't forget, we do have a New Student Referral Program that pays our current families for any new students they bring in who enroll at St. Ann. Simply download the form here, fill it out, and send it in!

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.