Friday Mail

What's Happening Week of October 29, 2018

Thank you for your patience this week as we battled network issues which kept our wifi out of commission. The storm that came through knocked out the power and that power outage impacted our new network and due to unforeseen additional issues on Harbor Networks end, we were unable to get up and running until 3:30 yesterday. We are now up and running hopefully will avoid the same issue in the future.

We are entering another very busy season at St. Anna's (Ok, when is it not busy at SAS?). We're looking forward to Halloween, The Red Sox winning the World Series, Catholic Schools Week, Veteran's Day, Design Squad, Thanksgiving and all of our blessed Christmas programs. Please take time to read carefully through Friday Mail so you don't miss anything

This year our teachers are working hard at being the best mom, wife, friend etc. they can be in addition to being AMAZING Teachers for your children everyday. As part of this goal, teachers will not be responding to emails after school hours, unless they are already working. Teachers all need time away from their classrooms to re-charge and come back each day the best for your child. Feel free to email your child's teacher at anytime, but just remember they may not be able to get back to you until the following school day especially if you email after school hours. There are other times that it may take time for a teacher to respond to your email as during the day their focus is teaching your child and they check emails during prep periods and/or after school. Sometimes it may take 24 hours for them to respond to you. If it is important and you haven't heard back from a teacher, please feel free to call the school. Thank you so much for your understanding and support for our teachers.


On Wednesday, October 31st we will celebrate Halloween. ALL students can come to school dressed in appropriate Orange, Black and Purple out of dress! Allow your creativity to flow.

Students in K-3 will bring their costumes to school (please label all parts!!!) and change after lunch.

Our annual Horribles Parade will take place at 1:30 followed by classroom parties.

Friends and Family are welcome to stop in for the parade at 1:30 in the lobby.

Preschool students will have their celebration and parade at the big school in the morning.

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Talent Show- Line Dancing // All K-8 Students Welcome

Thank you for those joining in on the line dancing fun!

We will continue our rehearsals this week:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00-8:25 (as this will allow me 5 minutes to restart my engines prior to teaching...ho hum) in the gym. This will be a commitment for both parents and kiddos alike as there is quite a bit to learn in a limited amount of time. I would REALLY REALLY TRULY NOT KIDDING NO JOKING THIS IS FOR REAL love and hope to have LOTS of our students join in on the fun...and enjoy the process of guiding all others along the way.


Mon., Oct. 29

Wed., Oct. 31 (Yikes!)

Fri., Nov. 2

Mon., Nov. 5

Wed., Nov. 7

TALENT SHOW...Nov. 8 (and, yes, we'll be practicing that morning, as well! Yee haw...)

Athletics & Activities

Sign Up for the TALENT SHOW

It's time to sign up for the Talent Show!!! The Talent Show is on Thursday, November 8th

Drama Club Sign Ups

It's time to start thinking Lights, Action, Camera! Sign up now for this year's drama production!

Design Squad

Dream It, Build It, Live It!

Students in Grades 3 – 8 are invited to put their math, science and problem solving skills to work at our next Design Squad Event on Saturday, November 17h, from Noon to 4pm in the school gym.

The day consists of 2 engineering projects and one chemistry project. Refreshments and pizza will be available.

All new participants will receive a free Design Squad t-shirt. Returning participants can purchase a new t-shirt for $10. The deadline to sign up to be sure you receive a t-shirt is Thursday, November 1st.

The deadline to register for the event is Thursday, November 15th.

Calling all parent engineers and volunteers! We need your help with this wonderful day. Parent volunteers are assigned a group of 4-5 students and work with them throughout the day, guiding them through the different projects. It is a fun day of learning for all!

Please contact Laura Pompei at if you would like to help or have any questions.

Design Squad Sign Up

It's that time of the year- to prepare for a Saturday (11/17) afternoon of Engineering & Chemistry fun. You don't want to miss out on this falls biggest event and to see what Miss Ellis has planned... it could be with fire or make a big mess!

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is a math club for students in grades 4-8 on Thursday mornings at 8:00 (students need to be ON Time to participate). Mrs. Lawson and Mr. Jacobs will be the Math Olympiad coaches!

Math Olympiad will begin on Thursday, October 25th.

Students practice their math skills and then participate in math contests throughout the year against students across the country.

Check it out here:

for questions about the program- email Mrs. Lawson at


Basketball Season is Coming! Sign Up now!

Ski/Snowboard Club

Ski Club will go to Mount Wachusett on Wednesdays from 4:00-8:00 for 6 weeks January 2nd – February 6th (snow days will be made up and added to the end)

We will be looking for parents to help with the driving and supervising at the mountain.

Kara Tetreault is the Coordinator.

To Register- go to the code is: SANN

The Lift Badge is for those that are only doing the 6 week school program.

The season passes allow you access to the mountain at other times throughout the year. Remember to include your rentals if you don’t have our own equipment and if you’d like to include Lessons.

Our lessons are at 5:00 each night. If you plan to purchase a season pass- you may be able to get a discounted price until November 15th using Group Purchase link and code: BobbieFrench

Flyer page one / Flyer page two

sports // after school programs // community programs & events

TCYHA Hockey Learn to Skate Programs:

Session I- 10/27,11/3,11/10,11/17,11/24&12/1
Session II= 12/8,12/15,12/22,12/29,1/5&1/12
Session III -1/19,1/26,2/2,2/16,2/23&3/2

Cheerleading // grades 3-8 Saturdays

BOK // (before school gym!) grades 4-8 Tuesday mornings Grades K-3

Thursday Mornings from 7:50- 8:25

Sign up is not required. Students are welcome anytime

Drama // grades 4-8 Thursdays - Sign up now... auditions will be held November 8th for "Bye Bye Birdie Jr."

Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30

Tennis // Grades 1-5 Mondays 3:15-4:30 ends Monday 10/29

Pinball // Grades 4-8 Build your own pinball machine Tuesdays 3:15-4:30

Bug Club // Grades 1-3 Explore nature and bugs Thursdays 3:15-4:30

Super Sports // Grades K-3 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 Last day is Wednesday

The NOVELties Club // Grades 4-8 Wednesdays 3:15-4:30

Math Olympiad // Grades 4-8 Thursdays AT 8:00 AM

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

Donations Needed

We are very appreciated of the support provided by our families, parish and community. These are a few things we are currently in need of (donations can be dropped off at school anytime):

  • Baby Wipes (we have a few classrooms that require lots of hand wiping to prevent the spread of allergens in the rooms)
  • Hula Hoops- Lots of fun new games we can do with a few more Hula Hoops...

Mark Your Calendar!

10/29 No School Mass // Choir Practice 8:30

10/30 Living Rosary 9:00

10/31- Horribles Parade K-3 at 1:30

11/1 School Mass 9:00

11/1 Books & Beyond Kick Off Assembly PK-3 at 1:15 cafe

11/2 Grade 8 PSAT Test

November 5-9 Catholic Schools Week :)

11/5 First Responder School Mass 9:00

11/5 Reptile Show 1:00/2:00


11/7 Veteran's Day Program 1:30

11/8 Talent Show 1:30

11/9 Student/Faculty Volleyball Game 1:30

11/12 No School Veteran's Day

11/13 World Kindness Day

11/14 PTO Out of Dress Day & PTO Meeting 6:00

11/16 First Grade Pilgrim Program 9:00

11/17 Design Squad 12-4 grades 3-8

11/19 Early Dismissal at 11:30 // Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/20 Early Dismissal at 11:30 // TURKEY TROT // Parent-Teacher Conferences

11/21-11/23 Thanksgiving Break

School Event Dates (click here)

School Year Calendar with all of our tentative event dates

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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