St. Anne School Newsletter

February 12, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Dear St. Anne Family,

As you know, tomorrow we will be welcoming many of our students' grandparents for our school's Centennial Grandparents' Day. Please remind your parents that the gate on Funston Avenue will be open at 11:00 and not any earlier. They should pull into the yard and park up against the fence on the Funston Avenue side. Once parked, they should proceed up to the library and wait for their grandchild who will be picking them up around 11:20. Please note that if a grandparent needs assistance getting up to the library, the grandparent can be dropped off at the middle doors in the school yard and then someone will help them use our lift/elevator to get up to the main floor of the school. Following the classroom activity, everyone will walk up to Moriarty Hall to have lunch. The lunch will conclude around 1:45/2:00. At that time, the students will either be going home with their grandparents OR going back to the classroom. We are looking forward to seeing all our grandparents tomorrow!

I am leaving the link below for your reference just in case you did not get a chance to see the many pictures that were taken at our Gala on Feb. 1.


Dates to Note

2/13 - Grandparents' Day

2/14 - Pastor's Holiday

2/17 - Presidents' Day Holiday

2/19 - Parent Tour 9-10:30 a.m.

2/19 - Reconciliation (Confirmation Candidates)

2/19 - Bake Sale - Student Council

2/19 - 6th Gr CYO Orientation 11:30 a.m.

2/20 - 8th Gr Retreat 8:00 a.m.

2/20-21 - 5th Gr Overnight Trip (Angel Island)

2/21 - 6th Gr Turtle Hill Hike 12:00 p.m.

2/23 - Confirmation 10:30 a.m.

2/26 - Ash Wednesday Mass 8:45 a.m.

2/28 - K/1 Field Trip (SF Symphony Concert for Children)

2/29 - First Reconciliation 10:00 a.m.


We will be closed Friday, February 14 for the Pastor's Holiday and Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 18.

Science Fair

We hope that many of you were able to view the science projects created by our junior high students. They were on display during the Centennial Open House February 2. All the students are to be congratulated for the thought and care they put into them. Our parent judges had a hard job, but picked winners from each grade who will present their projects at the Randall Science Museum on February 24.

8th Grade

1st Sienna Randrup

2nd Catherine Schutzendorf

3rd Ian Dunn

Honorable Mention: Emily Yee

7th Grade

1st Daniel Linhardt and Nicholas Lem

2nd Nico Will

3rd Joshua So-Arent

Mrs. Phillips would like to acknowledge the parent judges who were AMAZING and deserve a HUGE thank you!!!

1. Dr. Mark Edmunds

2. Tom DelMundo

3. Jennifer Wong

4. Wai Wong

5. Jennifer Ringgold

6. Paul Ringgold

7. Beverly Perea

8. Dr. Maria Samsanov

9. Chira Chen-Tanyolac

Chess Spring 2020

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Need service hours? We need volunteers to help with the reception for students being confirmed on February 23rd.

Setup volunteers are needed between 9:30-11:30.

Cleanup volunteers are needed between 11:30pm-1:30pm.

To sign up for any or all of the shifts, go to (Volunteer Signup under 'Parents Corner' on the school website) and click on 'Confirmation Reception'.

If you have any questions, please contact Giselle Palacios-DelMundo at

Coronavirus--Guidelines from the Archdiocese

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Service Records will go home TODAY with the youngest child! Our final recording will be in May. Please remember to log all service hours completed. Thank you all for your generous time and support.


Our next Parent Tour is scheduled for, February 19 from 9:00-10:30. If you know of a family member or friend who is interested in touring St. Anne School, please pass on the date. For more details, please go to the school website at

Basic Fund (Scholarship Information); New Applications due March 18; Renewals due April 17

New Applications:
BASIC Fund applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available online at . The deadline is March 18, 2020. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Applications must be completed to be considered. Completed applications submitted after the March 18 deadline will be placed on a waitlist and awarded periodically through the summer of 2020, if funds become available.

Renewing Families with new sibling:

Current families applying for new siblings must complete a new application. The family must contact BASIC Fund directly to request a unique link to have access to the application. Families must also meet the deadline of March 18, 2020. If the application is received after the deadline, the application will be placed on a waitlist with no guarantee that the new sibling will receive a scholarship.

Renewing Families:
Renewing families will be emailed an application link and instructions to complete their online renewal application in March 2020. The Deadline for renewals is April 17, 2020.


The BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!

Instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipts. To learn more about these changes and the program go to If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at

VIRTUS Online Training and Fingerprint Compliance

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Parents must complete the VIRTUS ONLINE training AND be fingerprinted to volunteer for field trips, retreats, overnights, library, health room, reading programs, or any other school/parish activity that involve their presence around students. Please complete the course and fingerprints as soon as possible so that there are no delays with your participation in school functions. Please select "St. Anne Elementary School" as your affiliation to help us verify compliance when you register at

Parents who have completed the course but have not completed fingerprints have been placed in an "Inactive" module until fingerprints are complete. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Perez at Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!


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