St. Anne School Family Newsletter

February 10, 2021

Dear St. Anne Parents,


The Season of Lent begins next Wednesday, February 17. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. This Ash Wednesday will be different for all of us in that instead of the blessed ashes being signed in the form of a cross on everyone's forehead, the ashes will be sprinkled on our heads. This is being done to allow everyone to receive ashes, but keep everyone from having contact with the ministers distributing the ashes. Our students will be going to the 12:00 Mass on Ash Wednesday. If the weather permits, we will be having those in-school students socially distanced out in the yard for Mass. Our Distance Learning students will be going to Mass on-line. Their teachers will help to get the students logged into the Mass.

Lent is that special time of the year when Catholics and Christians all over the world take time (40 days) to reflect on own lives. It is a time when each of us should spend time trying to become better people; better husbands, wives, moms, dads, sons. daughters, brothers, sisters, employers/employees. Because we are human, we are all imperfect. Lent is that time when through prayer, action, and determination we can become a better person. We all should take time each day to focus on something that we can do to be a better (you fill in the blank.) It is our hope, then, when Easter arrives through our active engagement, we will be that better person we had hoped we would be when Lent began on Ash Wednesday.

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY

No sooner have we started our 2021 year and then it is time to celebrate Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year kicks off this Friday, Feb. 12...The Year of the Ox. According to sources, the Year of the Ox is going to be lucky and also perfect to focus on relationships, whether we are talking about friendships or love. Whatever this year brings, I hope if brings good health and happiness to everyone. Gung hay fat choy!!!!

WHAT CAN I DO DURING LENT?

Fr. Dan and others are offering all our families a variety of wonderful opportunities that they can explore during Lent. The downloadable flyer and the links below have more details. Please see the opportunities and contact the sponsor if you are interested.

LENTEN ACTIVITIES ~ FEB. 18 - MARCH 27

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PRESIDENTS' DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

In observation of Presidents' Day we will be closed Monday, February 15. We will resume classes on Tuesday, February 16.

GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE

We have a variety of Gift Cards for sale at a 10% discount. If you are interested, fill out the form below and we will confirm your order before you send in money.


Safeway-one $25 and ten $100

Lucky Groceries one $25

76 Gas twenty-five $25 and thirteen $100

Smart and Final-thirteen $25.00

Office Depot-two $25

Noah's Bagels-nine $10

Dennis Uniform-many $100

2020-2021 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE

Despite the present difficult circumstances, we will be having a yearbook as in other years. The content will be a little different than usual with limited activities but it is a year to be remembered. It can be ordered through Beverly Perea for $25 until March 1, $30 after that. Download the form and send it to school with your child. If you are doing Distance Learning, you can mail it to the school with your check or drop it off on the bookshelf at the top of the stairs at the main entrance to the school.
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IN-SCHOOL RISK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM DUE

We sent home a Risk Acknowledgement form last week to every family whose child(ren) is/are currently at school for their instruction. Please sign and return the form to your child's teacher by tomorrow. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Girl Scout Cookies

It is that time again--time for enjoying your favorite Girl Scout cookies. Of course it will be virtual ordering this year. Click the link below to order or contact Giselle Palaciios-Delmindo (email address on the flyer) for more information.
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STUDENT DAILY HEALTH SCREENING FORM

Simply a reminder...students returning to In-School Learning are required to have a "Daily Health Screening Form" filled-out upon entering the school. A copy is included with this newsletter for you to download. Thank you!

VIRTUAL PARENT TOUR - February 23


If you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten next year, please fill out his/her application and send it to Mrs. Finnegan as soon as possible. If you know of a parent who is looking for a great school for his/her child(ren) next year, please send our tour schedule on to them. For questions, call the school office at (415) 664-7977. Remember, YOU, our parents are our best advertisers! Thank you.
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