St. Anne School Newsletter

February 19, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Dear St. Anne Family,


This has been a very busy past two weeks. Our Grandparents' Day was a huge success thanks to everyone's efforts: our teachers, our Chair of the event - Toni Ellen Kleppin, our photo support team, Wai and Min Min Wong, our caterer, Roselyn Hwang, our parent volunteers and, of course, our seventh and eighth grade servers! Please let your parents know that the Grandparent mugs are expected to arrive the end of this week. We will be sending home their mug(s) with their grandchild hopefully on Friday. Keep an eye out for the mug(s).


This coming Sunday, forty-five seventh and eighth graders will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation at our 10:30 Mass. Bishop Walsh will be the confirming bishop. We hope many of you will be able to join with us on Sunday to congratulate these young people. Once the students receive their Confirmation, they will be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. This means that they are now prepared to take a more active role in the church. Pleas keep them in your prayers as they take this important step.

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CENTENNIAL GALA PHOTOS

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF THE EVENING AT THIS LINK:

http://stanne.com/2019/09/centennial-celebration/

Dates to Note

2/20 - 8th Gr Retreat 8:00 a.m.

2/20-21 - 5th Gr Overnight Trip (Angel Island)

2/21 - 6th Gr Turtle Hill Hike 12:00 p.m.

2/23 - Confirmation 10:30 a.m.

2/26 - Ash Wednesday Mass 8:45 a.m.

2/28 - K/1 Field Trip (SF Symphony Concert for Children)

2/29 - First Reconciliation 10:00 a.m.

PIANO AND TENNIS CANCELLED - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Piano and Tennis will be CANCELLED on Monday, February 24 due to an Archdiocesan Teachers-In-Service Day that will be held here at St. Anne School. Piano and Tennis will resume the following Monday. A make-up day will be announced at a later date.

ASH WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 26

You are all invited to attend the Ash Wednesday Liturgy at 8:45 a.m.. As a reminder, students must be in full dress uniform.

FIRST RECONCILIATION - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

In preparation for First Communion, our 2nd graders will receive their First Reconciliation on Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 a.m. We congratulate them as they receive this wonderful gift from Christ Himself....the sacrament of forgiveness! Please keep our 2nd graders in your prayers.

ST. ANNE ATHLETIC TEAMS..shine like STARS!!!

Congratulations to all of our sports' teams here at St. Anne School. We are proud of all of you for putting forth 100% effort and for representing our school with such positive attitudes and sportsmanship!! Three of our basketball teams took First Place this season. Congratulations to our third, fourth, and sixth grade boys' basketball teams for a job well done!

BASIC Fund (Scholarship Information); New Applications due March 18; Renewals due April 17

New Applications:
BASIC Fund applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available online at www.basicfund.org . The deadline is March 18, 2020. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Applications must be completed to be considered. Completed applications submitted after the March 18 deadline will be placed on a waitlist and awarded periodically through the summer of 2020, if funds become available.


Renewing Families with new sibling:

Current families applying for new siblings must complete a new application. The family must contact BASIC Fund directly to request a unique link to have access to the application. Families must also meet the deadline of March 18, 2020. If the application is received after the deadline, the application will be placed on a waitlist with no guarantee that the new sibling will receive a scholarship.

Renewing Families:
Renewing families will be emailed an application link and instructions to complete their online renewal application in March 2020. The Deadline for renewals is April 17, 2020.

Chess Spring 2020

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

The BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!

Instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipts. To learn more about these changes and the program go to www.btfe.com. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at perez@stanne.com.

VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprint Compliance

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Parents must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity that involve their presence around students. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Please select "St. Anne Elementary School" as your affiliation to help us verify compliance when you register at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/.

Parents who have completed the course but have not completed fingerprints have been placed in an "Inactive" module until fingerprints are complete. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at perez@stanne.com. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!

YEARBOOK: SAVE YOUR MEMORIES

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