This week's BUZZ

News from the week of January 3, 2020

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New year....New beginnings

The new year is like a new novel with 365 blank pages ready to be written. January is a time to renew intentions, change things and start a new. Here's wishing you a wonderful new year full of good health and happiness.

I hope you enjoyed the vacation. I am looking forward to getting back into our regular routine. The new year starts us off with our first PTO meeting of the new year on THURSDAY, January 9th at 6 p.m. in the Little Red School House PK3 classroom.

  • All are welcome.
  • Meetings usually last about an hour to an hour and a half.
  • It's a great way to stay connected, meet other parents, and learn about what's going on in our great school.
  • Planning for the annual Pasta Supper on January 30th will take place. (Basket/ donations are due by January 23rd.
  • This is an event that builds community and is so much fun.

National Catholic Schools Week begins January 26th. This is a week of celebrating Catholic Education with many activities and themes being planned. SAS will hold an OPEN HOUSE on the 28th during school hours from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Prospective parents will have an opportunity to see our school in action or visit after work.

  • Can you help? 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, and we are centered on our Faith and values in a family friendly atmosphere.

Map Testing will also begin the week after we return (1/13). Make sure children are rested and do their best to show what they know. February will be right at our heels.

New Year, New beginnings...

We will welcome a new Title I teacher, an additional nurse, Mrs. Dolly LaRouche, R.N. and a Special Education Teacher, Beth Scola. Please welcome them as we continue to offer supports for our students throughout the school year.

I look forward to returning and seeing everyone on Monday.

Enjoy the weekend.

God Bless,

Mrs. Veilleux

CSW~ Catholic Schools Week January 26-February 1


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


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Gift Cards always come in handy. SAS will receive a % for any purchases made at 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....There is no extra cost! What a great way to support Saint Anna School AND get your shopping done! Spread the word! More info will be sent home on Monday.

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

The Impact of Gift Card Fundraising: Family Stories | ShopWithScrip

PTO Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 9th, 6pm

PK3 Classroom

Childcare available from NJHS

Winter Uniform in effect. Dress for COLD. Coats, hats,gloves/mittens suggested.

SAS exceeded its goal of 500 socks/underwear!! We raised 834!!! WOW

The third grade students exceeded their goal and will share this service project of thermal socks and cotton underwear with homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and the elderly and deliver to Montachusett Home Care for residents who live in our school community area.

Thank you for your contributions!

The third grade students of St. Anna Catholic School

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Ordering Lunch


February Orders close mid January.

**Reminder no lunches can be ordered the day of, all lunches must be ordered the month before**

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. 7th

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

Wishing you a healthy New Year. Happy 2020!

Stay safe and warm

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Have you ever thought about trying something new? Come join us and see what all the fun is about.

Ski and snowboarding is so much fun and are great sports to share with new friends.

It's that time of year to sign up for your season passes &/or lessons. We encourage you to share and use this link if you, your children, family and friends are interested in getting a season pass (Dec- until the last day the mountain is open for skiing & snowboarding until they are unable to continuing making snow which we are hoping will be mid March again) 6 week pass with our group on Wednesday afternoons/evenings &/or lessons for the 6 week program. We are scheduled for Wednesdays. Leaving the school at 3 and pick up by 8pm at the mountain.

So don't delay sign up today. Season passes make great holiday gifts for you and the entire family. If you need help finding the right fit for you I can help you find the best pass for your needs.

The link to the website is

CODE is -----SANN

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

Merry Christmas from St. Anna School
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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!


1-3 School Vacation

6 Welcome Back!

7 Cool Kids Cash Club

8 NJHS meeting 8am

9 PTO Meeting in PK 6 p.m & PTO no uniform day

10 Probation Check up

13 Map Testing Session II

20 No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

23 Pasta Supper basket donations due

24 Progress Rpts live/for students needing attention

26-2 National Catholic Schools Week

28 Open House 9:30-11:30 a.m. + 6-7:30 p.m.

30 Pasta Supper


5 Early Dismissal Teacher PD

13 PTO Meeting PTO no uniform day

14 Valentines Day- wear Red,White, Pink

17-21 February Vacation

26 Ash Wednesday

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