Friday Mail

What's Happening week of May 27, 2019

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Spring Concert

Mark your calendars and join us as our preschool through 5th graders delight us with their angelic voices and musical genius on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00PM. This is a program for ALL of our PK-5 students to participate in as an extension of music class. We plan to see you all there!

All students should wear their “Sunday/Spring Best”.


We thank you all for staying for the whole show and supporting all of our students!

Purple Day!

We have staff and students participating in Purple Stride Boston 2019 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Walk on Sunday November 3, 2019 on Boston Common to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Research. We have several staff and students who have lost loved ones or have loved ones currently battling Pancreatic Cancer and want to show our St. Anna SUPPORT!


On Wednesday, May 29th we will have a PURPLE Pride Out of Dress day to support the Purple Tigers in their walk.


Students can wear purple on May 29th with a $3 per person, $5 per family donation and all the money raised will go towards the Purple Tiger's team fundraising goals.

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School Supply Kits

School Supply Kits are available to order both in paper form and online.

Paper order forms should have come home with your child. Middle School students will have an additional flyer for the 'optional' items which include a calculator for math and locker shelves.


These kits allow you purchase all of your child's back to school supplies in one quick and easy stop. Supply kits are then delivered to your child's classroom for the first day of school!


We will also send home at the end of the year the supply lists in paper form for those that want to do their own school supply shopping instead of purchasing the kits.


To order online beginning Monday-

https://www.shopttkits.com/

Account Number: 32034

Field Day is coming....

We are excited to be planning our end of the year Field Day for K-8 on June 7th.


Time: 9:00-1:30

Location: MA Youth Soccer Fields


We are in need of VOLUNTEERS and DONATIONS!

**Please put your name down where you would like to volunteer or if you can make a donation. If you’d like to run one of the stations- Mr. Farnsworth will provide all of the directions and materials!


THIS YEAR K-4 will rotate through 9 different stations- we need 2 volunteers to help at each station.

Grades 5-8 will play games: Capture the Flag and Mat Ball. It will be 5 vs 6 and then 7 vs 8.

Mr. Farnsworth will set the games up and then we need 2 volunteers for each game to help supervise/referee!


SIGN UP HERE To Volunteer/Donate **We are looking for cases of the small waters and watermelons to serve after lunch**

Baseball in Education Day for K-8

BASEBALL IN EDUCATION DAY

All Students and Staff from grades Kindergarten through 8th grade will be attending the Worcester Bravehearts Baseball in Education Day baseball game vs the Suns on Wednesday, June 5th. This is an all day trip. We will be leaving by 9:30 and returning by 3:00. We are excited to support SAS Alumn Matt Aronson who is a pitcher this season for the Bravehearts!

Choir will be singing the National Anthem prior to the game.

The cost of the trip is $4 per student and includes free hat and lunch (hot dog, chips, package of cookies and bottle water). Students can also pack water/snacks to bring with them.

The game will be held at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field (on the campus of Holy Cross) in Worcester. The Bravehearts are a Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) Team. Thank you to the PTO for providing the bussing for this trip and a portion of the ticket cost!


We have plenty of teachers and staff attending the trip which will keep the adult to student ration below 1-10. No student will go to the rest rooms alone. An adult will always accompany them. We also have box seats because we are a big group and this will keep us all together and close to the bathrooms. Students should wear appropriate out of dress bottoms with any St. Anna Shirt. This will show unity as a group as well as allow us to keep track of students easily.

This is a fun day out and not as slow as some baseball games. There’s entertainment between innings as well as when each team switches at bats. Remember the sun screen!


Please take a minute to fill out the PERMISSION FORM

Cool Kids Cash Club

Open Your Account this summer to be ready to start banking in the fall. School Banking is on Tuesday mornings every other week! Teach your children to save early.


This program will allow students to begin 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. We will also have a booth set up at back to school BBQ for you to open your child's account.


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.


If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at rvargas@fidelitybankonline.com

I am pleased to share with you that in conjunction with the Diocese of Worcester, Pflaum will be hosting a Family and Faith Celebration event on Saturday, October 26 at Assumption College from 1-5 pm. The day will conclude w Mass by Bp McManus at Assumption College at 4 pm.

They are looking for children from parishes / schools to participate in the children’s choir that will be led by John Burland, the National Music Consultant for Bayard.

If you are interested in having your child participate- here is the INVITATION


For more information, please review the FLYER

Ordering Lunch & Menu

May Lunch Menu


There will be NO Lunch on June 5th- K-8 will be attending baseball game and PK will have a picnic with lunch from home


NO Lunch on June 7th- Field Day


June Lunch Menu


Boonli website to order your lunch

Athletics & Activities

Extra Curricular Opportunities

St. Bernard's Basketball Camp for students currently in grades 1-8

MORE INFO HERE


BOK // (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3

Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime


Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30


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

Friends of St Anna PTO

Thank you to everyone that attended our last meeting of the year!


Congratulations to our new officers:

President- Julia Keiselbach

Vice President- Cat Miller

Secretary- Leah McNally

Assistant Treasurer- Jerry Cristoforo


Our Fundraisers for next year-

Fall- Comedy Night

Winter- Calendar Raffle (November-December)

CSW- Pasta Supper

Spring- Supermarket Sweep


Back to School BBQ- Let It Glow!


READ ALL ABOUT OUR YEAR!!!- : PTO Newsletter

Mark Your Calendar!

5/27 NO School- Memorial Day

5/28 Grade 2 & 3 Ecotarium Field Trip

5/29 Purple Day for Pancreatic Cancer

5/30 Ascension Thursday Mass 9:00

5/30 PK-5 Spring Concert @ 6:00

5/31 8th grade retreat

6/3 School Mass 9:00- NJHS INDUCTIONS

6/3 Violin Concert 6:30

6/3 Tentative Yearbook Autograph 'party'

6/4 Buddy Picnic (PK, K, 6-8)

6/5 Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Game K-8

6/6 Clap Out 11:00

6/6 8th Grade Graduation 5:00

6/7 Field Day

6/10 School Mass 9:00

6/11 Preschool Graduation 10:00

6/12 PTO Out of Dress Day

6/13 LAST Day of School- Awards in Gym 9:00 // Dismissal 11:30


8/27 First Day of School

School Event Dates (click here)

Updated School Calendar with events through June

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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