St. Anne School Newsletter

May 27, 2020

A Note from the Principal

Dear St. Anne Families,


As the year winds down, I hope that all our families will join us for our school's Centennial Graduation. The virtual graduation will take place this Friday, May 29 at 11:00. Please invite your family and friends to join in this celebration. The UPDATED link is noted below. It is the same link that we sent out in the special Smore newsletter last Saturday.


The teachers and I are hoping to make our final week of school this year a little different and fun for the students. Starting on Tuesday, June 2 and continuing each day, we have planned some fun activities. Please see the links below for each day's activity. I want to thank all the teachers and staff who have helped plan these events.

Updated Graduation Link: Friday, May 29, 11:00

Meeting ID: 814 9437 2021 Password: 476841

Special Events 11:00 Thursday and Friday

All teachers will be attending the Graduation Celebration tomorrow, (Thursday) at 11:00 and the Graduation ceremony on Friday, also at 11:00.

JUNE 2 - 5 CLASS / SCHOOL EVENTS PLANNED

Our teachers and the Student Council have planned one activity each day for the last four days of school. We hope your child finds them a fun way to end this school year. Below is the schedule with the links.

Tuesday, June 2 - Zoom BINGO

Download the pdf for the links you will need.

Grades K-2 Bingo will begin at 9:00.

Grades 3-5 Bingo will begin at 10:00.

Grades 6-7 Bingo will begin at 11:00.

Wednesday, June 3 - Zoom SCAVENGER HUNT.

Each class has a scheduled time for the Scavenger Hunt. The teacher will let the students know.

Thursday, June 4 - Zoom SCHOOL-WIDE PRAYER SERVICE

The Zoom Prayer Service will begin at 11:00; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86026330331

Friday, June 5 - Zoom SCHOOL-WIDE MOVING-UP CEREMONY AND THANK YOUS

The Zoom School-wide Moving-Up Ceremony will begin at 9:30. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88105815120

RE-REGISTRATION FORMS ARE OVERDUE

I want to thank all the parents who have sent in your child's re-registraton form or who have sent an email to Mrs. Finnegan telling her when you would be getting the form sent to the school. I would like to ask the remaining families to please get the re-registration form completed and send it in to the school office. If it is easier for you to drop it off, you can do so, but you will need to drop it off at the St. Anne Parish rectory....850 Judah. There is a mail slot to the right of the rectory front door. You can drop the form into the mail slot and we will pick it up from there. Thank you.

TEXTBOOK AND CHROMEBOOK DROP-OFF / RETURN - WED., JUNE 10 AND THURS., JUNE 11

We will be collecting all student textbooks and Chromebooks that students were using at home on June 10 and 11. There is a specific date and time for parents in each class to come to school and drop off those items. Parents with more than one child in school can drop off their children's books/Chromebooks all at the same time...choosing whichever designated day works and time works for them. Please see the attached procedure I am asking everyone to follow on the day you are dropping off your child(ren)'s textbooks/Chromebooks.


Here is the day and time for each class's drop off:


June 10

9:00……………….K and 8-2

10:00…………….First and 6-1

11:00…………….Second and 8-1

June 11

9:00……………….Third and 6-2

10:00……………..Fourth and 7-2

11:00…………..…Fifth and 7-1

BEWARE OF HACKERS

I just wanted to let everyone know that hacking into sites is now happening at an astonishing rate. One of our parents went to search St. Anne School on google and found that t it said that our school was closed. St. Anne School will be around for another 100 years!!! Please be careful as this may be just an annoyance, but it could be more serious unless we are all alerted to what is going on. Thanks.

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THESE FUN SITES?

If you are looking for something to interest your child while s/he is on the computer, I would recommend that you go to our school's homepage, click on the Students' Corner, scroll down to Student Resources and look over the new items that Ms. Creedon has added to the list. Your child can register for coding or keyboarding. Additionally, you will find that there are different sites which will take your child on Virtual Tours, Live Animal Web Cams, as well as many other fun activities and games. If your child loves music, go to the music site and click on "Chrome Music Experiments." They are a composer in no time!! There are a lot of fun things to explore...Enjoy! Thanks, Ms. Creedon, for gathering that information and putting it up on our site.

SHOW US WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

Thanks to the students and parents who have shared pictures for our Distance Learning activities site. I invite everyone to take a look and share pictures of whatever you are doing. To view the page, you must be logged into your child's Google account.

https://sites.google.com/stanne.com/distance-learning-pictures/home

AGREE OR DISAGREE...LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

All San Francisco principals received this information from the Archdiocese. We were asked to pass it along to our parents so you can express your opinion to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. This proposal was put forth by Richmond District Supervisor Sandra Fewer to put homeless encampments in Golden Gate Park. I, personally, do not think that officially sanctioning homeless encampments in Golden Gate Park is a good idea. Dianne Feinstein is opposed to this policy and has written a letter opposing it.. Please see opinions and thoughts below.


This is a link to a column by CW Nevius and a Next Door post with all the information including contact information for elected officials.


Nevius:

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/HERE-S-THE-REAL-PROBLEM-IN-GOLDEN-GATE-PARK-2579670.php


Sandra Fewer (Supervisor Richmond District) is proposing allowing tent encampments in Golden Gate Park. Here's part of her announcement:

"My staff and I have been working to create safe places for those sleeping on our streets, including the hotel rooms and other alternative housing sites the City is currently scaling up. At today's meeting of the Board of Supervisors, I announced that Supervisor Mar and I are working with the City Attorney to explore emergency legislation that would open up suitable public sites, including on land owned by Rec Park, for the purpose of establishing safe sleeping sites.
70% of Golden Gate Park is in our district, and I have identified specific areas which could be perfect for safe sleeping sites. These sites would provide bathrooms and enough room for tents to be spaced out so that residents could have access to the hygiene and social distancing practices necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which is our top priority. Though this is not a permanent solution to homelessness and not as good as a hotel room, it is certainly better than leaving our unhoused folks crowded on our sidewalks. I look forward to exploring this further with Supervisor Mar and the City Attorney and hope to have legislation ready for introduction by next week."

Since Supervisor Fewer's announcement, the legislation has been drafted and is pending committee action.
https://sfgov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4454638&GUID=7503A8BE-C933-4799-AE9A-1B839C293D45

What do you think? Let our mayor and our supervisors know your opinion. Phil Ginsburg is the head of Rec & Parks and it would be good if he heard our opinions prior to responding to the Supervisor's legislation.

Email:
MayorLondonBreed@sfgov.org
Phil.Ginsburg@sfgov.org
Gordon.Mar@sfgov.org
Sandra.Fewer@sfgov.org
Norman.Yee@sfgov.org

You can also send a copy of your email to the Clerk for the Board of Supervisors and request that it be included as Public Comment in the record for the next meeting of the full board: