SAS Update

May 3, 2019



We need as many school families as possible to join us in the Parade on Saturday, May 4 to pass out candy and fliers! We do have a float this year, so there is the opportunity for the little ones and others who need to ride. Wagons and strollers are also welcome. IF YOU HAVE ANY STAR WARS GEAR, PLEASE WEAR IT! Or you can wear any St. Ann spiritwear: walk as a team in uniform, wear gym clothes, Scout uniforms, St. Ann tie-dye spirit shirts, any Green & Gold will do. Everyone in the parade will receive a hot dog when we reach Lan-Oak Park. And your volunteer hours for next year will begin to accumulate! SignUp here so you don't have to track them yourself.

The parade lines up on Wentworth Ave. Our position is #18, a block or two north of Walgreens. All walkers should be there between 1:30 and 1:45 on Parade Day. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. May the 4th be with you!

Teacher Appreciation Week

The schedule for Teacher Appreciation Week went home with everyone last week. All acts of appreciation are no or very low cost, so please try to participate. Our teachers work very hard and often above and beyond the call of duty. Here are the days, in a nutshell:

Monday, May 6 - Everything’s Coming Up Roses (and daisies, and tulips, and lilacs . . .)

Send a flower from your garden to make a beautiful class bouquet.

Tuesday, May 7 - Compliments of the Garden

Please have your child think of a nice compliment to pay his or her teacher. Write these on the petal that was sent home to make up a classroom flower and send into the office by Monday, May 6 (with child’s name and grade on the back--please don’t send to the teacher).

Wednesday, May 8 - Showers of Thanks

Create a special homemade card for the teacher, or fill out and decorate the template that went home. Have your child present them to their teacher today.

Thursday, May 9 - Simple Gifts

Treat your teacher to a small gift.

Friday, May 10 - A Garden Is an Earthly Rainbow

Each teacher will choose a color for her class to wear on this dress down day.

We encourage parents to remember the other SAS staffers during this week as well. So please feel free to find little ways to thank the office staff, the specialists (Art/PE, Music, Library, Computers), and our custodian. HSA will provide a teacher/staff luncheon on Friday. If you would like to help out by providing a dessert or other amenities during Teacher Appreciation Week, please call Max Navia at 773-619-1251.

1st Eucharist important dates

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. IN CHURCH

First Communion Practice


First Communion Brunch--Students should dress in Sunday best.

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 10:00 a.m. IN CHURCH

First Communion

8th Grade Passages

It's a big month for our 8th Graders! Let's keep them in our prayers.


Casual Photo (no shirts with negative or inappropriate content)


Grades 7 & 8 Awards Night, 7:00 p.m. in Church. Students should wear formal school uniforms (strictly adhering to dress code) and arrive by 6:30 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.


May Crowning/Living Rosary,1:00 p.m. in Church


8th Grade Special Trip

st. ann Supper Club


Forget cooking, let’s meet for lunch, and/or dinner! Come in any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m., turn in the St. Ann voucher when you pay, and our friends at Tacos & Burritos will donate back 20% of all St. Ann supporters’ dine in and carry-out purchases. Vouchers were in last week's envelope and bulletin, or you can print one here. Please share with your friends!

skating party

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

SAS has been holding skating parties at the Lynwood Sport Center for over four decades now. Come join the tradition! Kids of all ages are invited; there are accommodations for even the youngest skaters. Admission is $6, and skate rentals are $2.50 (they even have learn-to-skate skates for the little ones, and "walkers" on wheels are available for $4 rental fee). Parents/guardians are not required to skate. Every student does need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who will sign them in and out and remain on the premises for the duration of the event. This means that if you are unable to stay, another adult (18 or over) must be willing to take responsibility for your child in your absence. Our April Skating Party is being hosted by the 5th Grade Parents--watch for communication from your teacher or head room parent regarding signing up.

Box Tops Pizza Picnic

Every class received its own Box Tops collection jug, and they are beginning to fill up! As you save and clip the Box Tops, simply send them in with your child to add to his or her class's jug. No need for collection sheets or counting and tallying yourself, just send 'em in! (Please do not send expired Box Tops, as they do not count.) The class that has the most Box Tops in their bottle by May 15 will have an outdoor pizza party lunch on the front balcony on May 17.

Yearbook Orders

The deadline to have yearbooks shipped for free with the school order has passed, but you may still order yearbooks and pay for shipping. They are $25 each. To purchase yours, go to and enter our St. Ann passcode: 101378829749327

A New Year for Volunteer Hours!

Start earning your hours for next year right away! Beginning April 1, all volunteer hours began going toward your 2019-20 requirement. Some opportunities:

K-7th School Picnic

The Good Neighbor Day Parade

Parking Lot Safety Brigade

Lunch & Recess Monitor

See if there are any classroom events for your particular grade(s). Visit

Looking for a Job in Education?

Please visit our website for career opportunities. Tell your friends! We are currently seeking applications for our new principal and for substitute teachers.

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Looking Ahead

Upcoming TRIP Order Dates, Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20

HSA Meeting, Monday, May 13

May Crowning/Living Rosary, Wednesday, May 15

School Board Meeting, Wednesday, May 15

K/1st/2nd Field Trip to Lincoln Park Zoo, Thursday, May 16

Exclusion Day, Friday, May 17

Tiny Roughriders Playgroup: Wednesday, May 22

Supper Club at Freddy's, Tuesday, June 25

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.