This week's BUZZ

News from the week of January 17, 2020

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Snow is in the air! SAS is moving right on into the new year!

SAS students are glad to be back from vacation and already have a week of MAP testing under their belts. Catholic Schools Week is coming up and filled with lots of activities that celebrate who we are. Check out this weeks buzz as it is chalk full of information.

God Bless,

Mrs. Veilleux

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Map testing Continues

Students will continue with MAP testing next week. I am starting to see some academic progress! This is the second set of three in a series of tests in Math and Reading. Science will also be covered in some classes. Students should come to school ready to show what they know.


Tuesday 1/21 - Reading K, Language 2 & 3

Wednesday 1/22 - Math 1, 4,5, Science 6-8

Thursday 1/23 - Reading 2, Science 3-5

Enjoy the LONG weekend, catch a basketball game and enjoy the SNOW.

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Veilleux

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Spelling Bee Tuesday 1/28 1:15 p.m.

SAS Spelling Bee Finalists.

Grades 4-8

Grade 4 Mrs. Donahue

Ryan B. Evan T. Justin L. (1st alternate) Quinn M. (2nd alternate)

Grade 5 Mrs. Putnam

Nikki S. Vivi W. Dylan C. (1st alternate) Kylie H. (2nd alternate)

Grade 6 Mrs. Campbell

Krista S. Dylan T. Emilio C. (1st alternate) Sydney (2nd alternate

Grade 7 Mrs. Campbell

Maria K. Brayden R. Ashley K (1st alternate) Aidan D. (2nd alternate)

Grade 8 Mrs. Campbell

Audric A. Lianna K. Juliana P. (1st alternate) Emily B. ( 2nd alternate)

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GOLF...If it's your thing...we could use your help.

SAS would like to plan a GOLF tournament which has been done in the past. Looking for a small group. Large would work too. All welcome to help us plan and execute a great fun fundraiser to take place late summer/early fall. Call the office if you would like to help in some way.
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CSW~ Catholic Schools Week January 26-31


Sun~ Celebrating our parish

Mon.~ Celebrating our community

Tues.~ Celebrating our students

Wed.~Celebrating the nation

Thurs.~Celebrating vocations

Friday/Saturday~Celebrating students, staff, faculty & Volunteers


  • Word of mouth is the best advertisement. Share your love of SAS and let them know that Saint Anna is the place to be.
  • Tell your friends and acquaintances about our wonderful school. We value our students in a warm, friendly, and safe atmosphere.
  • We value compassion for our neighbors by doing outreach for those in need.
  • We are centered on our Faith and values in a family friendly atmosphere.
  • If you can share a help advertise, let us know.
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Gift Cards always come in handy ALL YEAR LONG.

SAS receives a % for all purchases made with no cost to you!

If you are planning on hitting the shops or making purchases online, check out!

There is no fee for you. Just convenience and the school receives a percentage back. Go to the PTO section of the website and sign up....Did I say that there was no extra cost! That's right! What a great way to support Saint Anna School AND get your shopping done! Spread the word!

Take a peak at the video below on how the Great Lake Scripts fundraiser can be successful.

Dress for the weather! We do go outside! Coats, hats,gloves/mittens suggested.

PTO Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 6pm

5th grade Classroom (Mrs. Putnam)

All parents are members. Come and learn what our school is doing.

Childcare available from NJHS

All welcome!

Books and Beyond! Keep up the GREAT work!

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Ordering Lunch

February Orders are now CLOSED. March orders will be open until February 17th.

Few Reminders:

  • Ordering is done a month in advance
  • No refunds are issued
  • Payments stay the same through Boonli
  • Food is handled in a nut free facility
  • Pizza w/b offered on Mondays

**Reminder lunches can not be ordered the day of.**

View Monthly Lunch Menu

(click arrows in top left and right to see each month)

Cool Kids Cash Club

A great way for students to learn about money management.....

The next visits from our banking friends at Fidelity Bank will be:

Jan. 21

They plan to come every other Tuesday unless we are not at school.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Ruby Vargas from Fidelity Bank at or 978-353-2701

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Nurses Corner - Important news and updates

Please welcome Mrs. LaRoche, our new RN. She will be working closely with Mrs. Capistrano to ensure the health and safety of our students.

Nurse Notes for January 17, 2019:

The Flu virus is still alive and making us unwell, including members of our own St.

Anna community. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports that this year's

epidemic will continue into May. Yes, that's very late in the year and unusual.

However, the CDC's top two recommendations for prevention are not unusual and

they continue to be (1) the Flu vaccine and (2) frequent hand washing. Every

report that I've read from the CDC emphasizes that "it is not too late to be

vaccinated against this year's Flu virus".

Stay well.

St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School

Please keep in mind - as you plan snacks, birthday treats, and classroom parties - that St. Anna's is an Allergy Friendly School. Double-check with your students' teacher or room parent to ensure that we are creating a safe, inclusive environment for all students.

Reach other parents, help our school grow....

Share a testimonial.

Word of mouth is the best advertisement! We hope you will share your experiences on Greatschools, facebook, Twitter and Schooldigger.

Your positive reinforcement is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

We are looking for added Lunch monitors. Parents/Grandparents welcome too. The days we are really looking for are Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:00-12:25.

Call the office if interested in once a day/month /or even a year...Thank you

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NEW FAITH CLUB starting January 22nd 8-8:30 Ms. Valera

Basketball - practices after school and games on Saturdays-- Sign up to help with concessions:

St. Anna 1,2,3,4 Game schedule & Concession Sign Up:

Twin City Girls League 5 &6:

Boys 5&6 and 7&8 :

Reading Club with Mrs. Campbell - Grades 5-8 Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 continues.

Drama: Thursdays 3:30-5:00. Grades 4-8

Math Olympiad- Grades 4-8 Thursday mornings at 8 a.m.

BOK// (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3 Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25 BOK will continue.

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime

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

Altar Servers

If you are interested in becoming an altar server. Please contact the office Mrs. Priddy at 978-534-4770. We are planning training soon, as long as you have made your 1st Holy Communion, you can become an altar server.
School Calendar (click here) (Scroll to bottom of page)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

Mark Your Calendar!


20 No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

22 New Faith Club starts w/ Mrs. Valera 8-8:30 Wednesdays

23 Pasta Supper basket donations due

24 Progress Reports

24 Talent Show Forms Due

25 Catholic Schools @ Worcester Railers Hockey

26-31 National Catholic Schools Week

26 (Sunday) attend mass at St. Anna, wear your uniform and get a free dress coupon for 2/7

27 Monday Mass

28 Open House 9:30-11:30 a.m. + 6-7:30 p.m.* spread the news

28 Spelling Bee 1:15

29 Geo Bee 1:15

30 SOUPer Bowl -bring 2 cans and wear your team shirt

30 Talent Show 1:30 gymnasium

30 Pasta Supper 5-7 pm

31 Celebrate SAS volleyball for students


3 Monday Mass

5 Early Dismissal Teacher PD

7 OOU for Sunday Mass 1/26

10 Monday Mass

11 SAS Restaurant Night @ Texas Road

13 PTO Meeting PTO no uniform day $

14 Happy Valentines Day- wear Red,White, Pink

14 6th grade 2nd deposit due Natures Classroom

17-21 February Vacation

24 Monday Mass

26 Ash Wednesday

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