PTO NEWS

Friends of St. Anna, a Parent-Teacher Organization

Your PTO officers

Alyssa Carlin, President- Alyssa has two children at St. Anna’s. Dylan in 4th Grade and Alivia in 2nd Grade. This is her first year sitting on the PTO board. In years past, she has assisted room parents in Teacher Appreciation week, the Pasta Supper and Book Fairs. She looks forward to a fun-filled Fundraising year as the PTO continues to grow! The Carlins are members of St Anna Parish.


Michelle Mainguy, Vice President - Michelle is the proud mom of Lily who is in 7th grade. This is her second year as VP and she has been an active member of PTO since Lily came to st Anna's in 3rd grade. Michelle has been involved in BBQ and pasta suppers in the past and is currently the room parent for 7th grade, co chair of Design Squad and the new Christmas shoppe. The Mainguys are members of St. Anna Parish.



Julia Keiselbach, Secretary - Julia is mom to four St Anna students, James, Gabe, Eva and Xavier and has served on the PTO committee for three years. Julia co-chairs the Back to School BBQ and volunteers as a Room Parent in PreK4. She is also the Coordinator for our Box Tops for Education program. The Keiselbachs are members of Holy Family of Nazareth Parish.


Marian Priddy, Treasurer - Marian is entering her 30th year at St Anna School! Beginning when her own children began preschool in 1988, she has worked hard to continually support the St Anna Family. Marian has volunteered, been employed as an aide in the Kindergarten, managed the Cafe and, ultimately, ended up in her 'perfect job' as Administrative Assistant. She is mother to her grown children, Cassandra and Erik and has been married to her husband, Skip, for 37 years.

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Our meetings this year will feature drawings for doorprizes- every parent who attends will be entered to win a free entree certificate from Texas Roadhouse!

Congratulations to September and October's winners: Cat Miller and Debbie Camacho!

Catching up...

We have had two very productive and well attended meetings so far this year. Catch up on our minutes below and familiarize yourself with the pre-approved expenses the committee voted on at our September meeting!

PTO Fall Fundraiser!

Help our PTO fund the many programs and activities we support within St Anna by participating in and sharing our first fundraiser of the year- it couldn't be EASIER!
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St. Anna Needs a New Playground!

As you may be aware, the School playground is nearing the end of its life. To that end, a few quotes have been compiled for a new play structure and we need YOUR input before we move forward.


Both designs below have comparable warranties for their major components and have been designed specifically for our space after site visits from the manufacturers. Each set will appeal to different aesthetics and carry different costs. Because fundraising will be a huge component of this endeavor, we'd like a sense of what the St Anna community prefers. Due to the high costs associated with a new playground, fundraising could take 1-2 years.


If you can, please check out the two choices displayed and cast your vote today!


VOTE HERE! https://goo.gl/forms/ke9aMPcUUtKgyNg13

Option 1, Little Tikes

Total cost: $35,007
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Option 2, Cedarworks

Total cost: 21,200
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Upcoming PTO events-


Join us at our next meeting on November 14th at 6pm. We will have a door prize and childcare.


Advent Craft Night- Nov 29, 6pm in the Cafeteria- come for the 3rd Annual Advent ‘wreath’ craft evening! This years project won’t disappoint! We’ll be crafting an adaptation of the traditional Advent Wreath that you and your family can use daily in your Christmas preparations. Space will be limited to 15 families and the cost of $10 will cover all supplies. Sign up sheet will be released in Friday Mail. Enjoy a few photos from past years below.


PTO Movie Night - Saturday, Dec 1, 6-8pm

Look for sign ups in November for our 3rd annual PTO movie night! This is a free childcare and Christmas movie event designed to say THANK YOU to all of you for your continued generosity in supporting the St Anna PTO. Space is limited to 75 students and is only open to kiddos enrolled in St Anna School (Preschool as well!). An enrollment doc will be posted shortly!

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Shop With Scrip Gift cards!

As an ongoing service to the St Anna Community, Mrs Laura Pompei has organized a gift card shopping program which allows us to buy gift cards to many local and national retailers while the school receives a percentage of our gift card purchase. This program takes only a few moments to familiarize yourself with and offers us huge financial rewards, especially as the holiday season approaches! Consider registering and shopping with Scrip!

Texas Roadhouse Fundraising-

The PTO has been generously supported by our local Texas Roadhouse for many years. Upcoming, the local restaurant will be supplying popcorn for our PTO movie night and hosting dine-in nights at the restaurant. These events are fun ways to come together over a meal and build community while raising funds for our school. You can also use gift cards purchased through the Scrip Gift Card program at dine in nights. St Anna School will receive 8% of your gift card purchase AS WELL as 10% of dine in checks even if you use a gift card that has ALREADY given us a kickback!

Many thanks!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have helped make our first several events a huge success! Our Back to School Barbecue and Grandparents Day celebrations were phenomenal and we couldn't have done it without all of you!