SAS Update

December 7, 2018


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Volleyball Season Begins!

The Lady Roughriders Volleyball home openers are this weekend. Admission is $1 for students, $2 for adults, and $4 for a family. Concessions will be available--come on out and support our student athletes!
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We will also celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on her feast day, December 12, at the 9:00 a.m. School Mass. Come and see our 8th graders tell the story of the Lady's apparition to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill and all that ensued.

Tot Playgroup

Our playgroup will meet for Christmas-themed fun, crafts, activities, and snacks on Wednesday, December 12 from 9-10:30 in Extended Day. This will be the only gathering of Tiny Roughriders in Decemeber. We will reconvene after the holidays, on January 9 & 23.

December Supper Club

Our annual Supper Club at Bakers Square in Lansing is perhaps one of our most popular, especially since it is ALL DAY LONG and can accommodate any schedule! Please stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (and pie, of course!) on Thursday, December 13 and present the voucher you will find in yesterday's Thursday envelope, this weekend's bulletin, on Facebook, or here on our website. Holiday pies are now available!

Vote for Your Favorite Door! #deck the doors '18

It's time for our annual #deckthedoors competition--vote for your favorite door by liking its photo in the Facebook album! The teacher with the winning door will win something special for her classroom, so be sure to spread the word and share the album! Voting will close on December 20.

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Wreath Sales Contest Prize Winners

8th and 4th Grade classes will have their celebratory pizza/movie party on Friday, December 14. There is no need for students in those grades to bring a lunch that day.

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.

Tax Credit Scholarship Matching Gift Program

If you or anyone you know likes to take advantage of the tax credits you can get from year-end giving, please refer to the Archdiocese of Chicago's Tax Credit Scholarship information page. Not only will donations to the program be TRIPLED by the 2-for-1 matching program, but your entire Illinois state tax liability could be eliminated! Plus, donors can designate which school receives their funds, so the money can all stay right here to help our families. Print a fact sheet here to give to your loved ones.

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Looking Ahead

Upcoming TRIP Order Dates

Mondays, December 10 & 17

Advent Reconciliation

Monday, December 17, 9:00 a.m. in Church

All School Christmas Program

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

Classroom Parties and Jr. High Dance

Thursday, December 20, 1:30 p.m.

Pajama Day/Early Dismissal--Christmas Break Begins!

Friday, December 21, 11:30 a.m.

Kindergarten Shepherds & Angels Mass

Monday, December 24, 4:00 p.m.

Classes Resume

Monday, January 7

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.