We Are St. Ann School

12/3/15 Parent & Student News: By: Bonnie Hall, Principal

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May the blessings of the Advent season be with you and your families. Let's all remember to find God's peace during a time of cRaZy busy. Let's take time for prayer and remind ourselves that Jesus is the reason for the season.

These days learning is in full swing at St. Ann's along with sprinklings of festive fun throughout the building: rehearsing for our Christmas program, Santa's Secret Shop, and decorating our classroom doors for Christmas.

I have it on good authority that St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, may stop by the school during his busy season to help us in celebrating St. Nicholas Day. Our students and teachers will be invited to leave out one shoe in the hallway; we'll see what happens. He has been known to leave a tasty candy cane in the shoes of children who have been good. (We have plenty of good children in the building!) The candy cane is a symbol of his shepherd's staff.

Here's a link to share with your families about St. Nicholas.


Let Us Pray...

  • For the victims and families affected by the tragedy in San Bernardino yesterday
  • For Mrs. Sypole's Family (Mrs. Sypole's father-in-law recently passed away)
  • For Mrs. Manske and Baby Girl Manske (we're on baby watch!)

Please join us for an all-school Mass on Tuesday at 9 a.m. to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Please note the School Office will be closed for an hour while we are at Mass.

Congratulations Connor and Lyndon! Box Top Challenge Raffle Winners!

Connor and Lyndon won the Box Tops recent challenge raffle. Check out their new Chicago Bears backpacks! Thank you to all who participated. Keep clipping box tops; we'll announce another challenge/raffle soon! A heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Duda who coordinates our Box Tops for Education program.
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Congratulations Kiernan and Olivia! Top Wreath Sales Persons!

Congratulations to Kiernan and Olivia! These young ladies were our top sellers in 8th Grade's Wreath Sales Fundraiser. When the weather turns to warmth and sunshine, The Big Guy BBQ Chicago will be out to cook them a steak lunch; they will dine "al fresco".

Twenty other students (who sold 5 or more items) will be receiving a coupon for a free 6 inch sandwich from Subway. Thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser as well as to Mrs. Scheppe and Mrs. Gill for their valuable assistance.

"Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child!" Christmas Program Wednesday Evening

Our PK-8 Christmas Program is scheduled for this Wednesday evening, December 9th at 7 p.m. The children and Mrs. Roberson our music teacher have been working extra hard to give you, our dear parents, a beautiful evening of music dedicated to our Lord. It will be the best Christmas program ever! This is a dress UP event for our children. No jeans or gym shoes please. Of course, school uniforms are always appropriate. Please invite your entire family to this event. I guarantee you'll be in the Christmas spirit after you hear our students.

SchoolMessenger Test Phone Call Scheduled For Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Ring Ring Ring! On Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. all of the phone numbers you provided to Mrs. Summerrise should ring with a test message from St. Ann School. I would like to make sure your numbers are on our list in case a phone call home is needed for information or for an emergency closing notification. If you do not receive a call on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., please call Mrs. Summerrise on Wed., send her a note, or send her an email to janicesummerrise@saintannschool.com. Please note that SchoolReach has now been acquired by a company called SchoolMessenger.

Emergency School Closing Information will always be first posted on www.emergencyclosingcenter.com. Please bookmark that website. You can also sign up for an email notification through them. This is the service that the Media uses to scroll closings on TV, etc. I'm really hoping for a gentle Winter this year. However, if the weather does turn frightful, Fr. Bill and I will choose safety first for our school families, faculty, and staff.

Supper Club at JJ Kelley's on Monday, December 14th

Please join us at JJ Kelley's on 12/14 for Supper Club. I'm told Santa will be there! Our November Supper Club at Baker's Square netted us $340.

Dress Down Day Alert! December 18th is PJ Day

Our next dress down will be held on Friday, December 18th with our traditional PJ Day!

Students may also bring a stuffed animal such as a teddy bear. Students will be treated to cookies and milk along with a story read to them by yours truly. No slippers, please, for safety reasons and stairs.

This will be a half-day of school with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal. Christmas vacation will begin at 11:31 a.m. and last until January 4th. Merry Christmas and peace in the new year!

Roughrider Moments...

No Extended Day After-Care Service on Thursday, December 17th

There will be no extended day after-care service held on Thursday, December 17th due to an all-employee meeting. Please be sure your child is picked up at 2:30 p.m. Morning care with Mrs. Gill will not be affected. There WILL be extended day service on Friday, December 18th from 11:30-6:30. Please be sure your child has a lunch on that day.

Contact Me...

St. Ann School - Mrs. Bonnie Hall, Proud Principal

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