Friday Mail

What's Happening week of March11, 2019


We are very excited for our latest PTO fundraiser! Who would not want to win a Hannaford Shopping Spree? That's right- you get 3 min. of shopping- whatever you can get in your cart (within the simple guidelines)!

Look for your 20 raffle tickets that are coming home TODAY with your youngest student. We are asking each family to sell their 20 raffle tickets and return them BEFORE March 20th. We will be pulling the winning ticket at the Mother-Son Nerf Wars on March 23rd.

Tickets are $10 each and will sell themselves! Everyone is excited for a NEW raffle!

*disregard the ticket # on the front- this # does not matter and yes they are the same*

You need to keep only the left half of the ticket with the purchaser's name and phone number and they retain the other part of the ticket.

We will have more raffle tickets in the office if you need them once you sell your 20.
We will also be looking for families to help us sell them after Masses next weekend.

These funds will provide field trip bussing and other end of the year program and activities for our students. We thank you for you support of the PTO

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Welcome Mrs. Koetsch

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Bridget Koetsch joined our St. Anna family this week as our new SEL Coach (Social Emotional Learning).

Mrs. Koetsch started to get to know our students by getting into each classroom to read to them.

She will be working with students who need to continue developing their social skills, self regulation, coping skills and more.

Mrs. Koetsch comes to us with a Master's Degree in Special Education as well as her Reading Specialist certification. She has been an educator for over 20 years as an Inclusion teacher, Kindergarten Teacher and Learning Specialist.

Please help us welcome Mrs. Koetsch!

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The Blue Light Special worth 2 pts next week is Peanut Butter!!!

Car line Names!!!

Some of you may have received your large and bright yellow car line names~! We suggest using rubber bands to put these on your car visor. Putting the visor down while in car line will help us identify you quicker and have your students ready to load. This is also safer by making sure we are loading the correct students into the correct car!

We appreciate you working with us to try this for a quicker and safer pick up line!

Thank You

Internet Safety

In this technology driven age we need to continually be informed and aware of the risks that come with children being online. We continue to talk about internet safety at school through technology class and many of our homeroom teachers are also reminding students how to be responsible consumers of online media.

We wanted to share a few resources with parents for keeping your kids safe online. Children need reminders all the time not to share their passwords, not to friend 'strangers' online, how to THINK before posting and more. We hope you find these articles helpful.

Privacy & Internet Safety from Common Sense Media

Internet Safety 101

KINDNESS is Contagious!

Our Kindness Ninjas have been working hard doing little acts of kindness all around the school and hopefully at home too!!

We have a mountain of sneakers and can't wait to make it larger! Keep cleaning out your closets and send in those used sneakers...

Students also have one more week to fill up their Kindness Journals. Let's reach that goal of 5,000 acts of kindness!!

Ordering Lunch & Menu

March Lunch Menu

**Please note our NEW Strawberry Milk option**

And new pizza options on Fridays during Lent

Boonli website to order your lunch

Athletics & Activities

Extra Curricular Opportunities

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

NEW After School Programs are in the works... stay tuned!

Drama // grades 4-8 Thursdays 3:15-5:00...

Choir // grades 3-8 Mondays 8:30

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

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

Friends of St Anna PTO

We can't wait to see you at our next meeting: Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00

ALL are welcome to attend and childcare is provided.

Here are the minutes from our last meeting: January 2019

March Agenda

If you have not read the PTO Newsletter- You can get it here: PTO Newsletter

Mark Your Calendar!

3/10 Daylight Savings- Spring ahead :)

3/11 School Mass 9:00

3/13 Out of Dress Day

3/13 PTO Meeting 6:00

3/14 Pi Day

3/18 School Mass 9:00

3/18 Report Cards live

3/20 Irish Step Dancers 9:30 ALL are welcome

3/23 Mother-Son Nerf Wars

3/25 School Mass 9:00

3/25 Grades 6-8 Mass for Life

3/28 Vision & Hearing Screenings

3/30 Speech Declamation

Thank you Everyone for coming out to our Roadhouse Fundraiser!

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Nurse Notes:

It is that time of the year when germs are everywhere. This is a reminder that if a child has a fever, vomiting, diarrhea or a contagious infection, they need to remain home until they are free of those symptoms for 24 hours or on the appropriate medication.

We expect that students will attend school when they are fighting a cold. We will work with those students on using tissues, hand washing, sneezing or coughing into their elbow (Dabbing!) to help keep the germs at bay.

Our classrooms and hard services are cleaned appropriately to eliminate as many germs as possible while still keeping the good bacteria.

When in doubt, please just ask! We are here to help.

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A word from the School Board:

The St. Anna Catholic School Advisory Board has decided to once again offer all school families two complimentary tickets to this year’s gala! The gala will be on May 4th at Wachusett Country Club. More details in the invitations coming soon!

Great Things Happening at SAS this week!

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School Event Dates (click here)

Updated School Calendar with events through June

School Calendar (click here)

Annual Calendar with School Days and Holiday/Vacation closings

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