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August 23, 2019
Welcome back St. Ann Tigers!

The 2019 – 2020 school year is off to such a wonderful start! I enjoyed walking down the hallways this week and watching teachers and students embrace our school theme by letting their light shine! Our 4th grade teachers were the first team to step up and wear our costumes to greet their students each morning this week (see picture above)!

We were able to end our first week of school with a beautiful teacher led Mass this morning, followed by a decade of the rosary. Starting this school year, this is how we will always end Mass to help maintain a reverent atmosphere while students safely get back to their homeroom teachers. This way all children can be accounted for as we exit the church and enter back into the school. Our normal Wednesday all school Mass schedule will begin this coming Wednesday, August 28th at 8:05. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Finally, please remember to join us in the gym for Back to School Night this coming Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30 PM (6:00 PM for Kindergarten). Thank you for your continued support of our teachers and staff members. We look forward to partnering with you for a joyful school year!


Sincerely,

Dr. Jessica Husted 
Assistant Principal St. Ann Catholic School 
Enjoy this small clip of the sending forth song from Mass this morning, This Little Light of Mine.
10 QUESTIONS TO GET YOUR KIDS TALKING
  1. What made you smile today? 
  2. What example of kindness did you see/show today? 
  3. Was there any unkindness? How did you respond? 
  4. Does everyone have a friend at recess? 
  5. What was the book about that your teacher read?
  6. What's the word of the week?
  7. Did anyone do something silly to make you laugh?
  8. What did you do that was creative? 
  9. What is the most popular game at recess? 
  10. Did you tell anyone "thank you"?
QUICK REMINDERS
Smile 
Make sure to visit our school website often to check out the photo albums. Check out several photos from the first day of school. 
VITRUS Training
All volunteers who work with children must complete VIRTUS training through the Archdiocese. St. Ann is offering a session on Wednesday, September 4 at 6 PM in the Parish Hall. Sign up at http://www.virtusonline.org or call our VIRTUS Coordinator, Rachel Noffke at 913-660-1115. 
Thanks to all the parents & students who came to the Confirmation meeting last night. As a quick reminder please register online for confirmation & students select your sponsor. Any questions please email Michelle Ismert.
SCRIP For Taco Tuesday
The first Spirit Night is this Tuesday, Grab Chipotle gift cards. Support St. Ann Catholic School twice! 
Homeroom Sign Ups
Homeroom Sign Ups are on Sign Up Genius!
Sign up to be a room parent, assist with holiday parties and more and in your child's homeroom.

To access, go to the St. Ann School Website: https://school.stannpv.org
  • Hover over "Faculty & Staff" and select the grade you are looking for.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the Homeroom Sign Up Genius Links.
🌮Taco Tuesday is August 27 from 4 PM - 8 PM at Chipotle. See flyer below and show the cashier on 8/27/19. First Spirit Night of 2019-2020. 🌮
NEWS, EVENTS & INFORMATION
Join Lego Club 
After school LEGO Club, start September 10th for students in Grades 1-5. We learn, we build, we play with LEGO bricks. Download flyer for all the details and how to register
Spirit Wear & A Sale
The new 1/4 zip (pictured) is now available to order online.

St. Ann socks are on sale now through September 6th. Consider stocking up, maybe a pair for each weekday. 🧦 Buy now

St. Ann Belts order them with the NEW FORM. Click here to download

10% of all Spirit Wear comes back to St. Ann Catholic School. Enjoy shopping!  🛒

 
Drama Club Starts Next Friday
Drama club for students in K-6th grade will run Fridays, August 30 - October 4, after school in the cafeteria at St. Ann until 4:45 PM.
 
$90 per student for the entire 5 week session, includes costumes, snacks and a free show.
 
"ForkKnife Fidget Spinner" and "Selfie the Musical" are the skits.
 
To enroll call Theatre of Imagination at 816-561-2787.
 
Box Tops Going Digital, Download the APP! Earn money for St. Ann without clipping Box Tops! Simply download the new app and scan your receipts within two weeks of purchase! 
Junior Achievement 
Looking for parent volunteers to help teach Junior Achievement for K-2 grades. As a volunteer you would be obligated to teach all (5) sessions. If this sounds interesting to you please contact Kristie Clifft, kristieot@yahoo.com. 
Cross Country
Join the St Ann Cross Country Team! Cross Country is open to students grades 3-8. We meet Wednesday afternoons for practice right after school from 3:30-4:30. It's a great way to get your kids some exercise and St Ann team spirit.

3rd and 4th grade run half a mile.
5th and 6th grade run one mile.
7th and 8th run a mile and a half.


Remember, you don't have to attend every meet, you can even just pick 1 or 2! Great training for other sports and we have lots of fun.

MEETS: Saturday mornings 9 AM
September 21 (Johnson Country CC)
September 28 (Johnson Country CC)
October 12 (Bishop Miege)
October 19th (Savior Pastoral Center)
 
Coaches: Ellen Algrim and Kristen Kellerman
Library Help Needed
Mrs. O’Connor, the Librarian is looking for some regular library helpers to help check in books during school hours. Email doconnor@stannpv.org if you or maybe a grandparent would be willing to help. 
First Day of Musical Theatre Elective for 7th/8th Graders with Mrs. Amy Hetherington. Students will perform "Mary Poppins Jr." on the St. Ann stage on Thursday, October 17th, performances at 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM. 
Jr. High Tailgate at Bishop Miege
Calling all 7th & 8th graders! Bishop Miege will host a Jr. High Tailgate on Friday, September 6th, you and your families are invited to attend. Download the flyer for all the details, oh and did we mention this is complimentary. 
Drop Off & Pick-Up Procedures
Take a quick visit to review the procedures for Drop Off & Pick Up. 
Field Rental 
Applications for the use of the practice fields are now being accepted for the fall season. Please forward your request to stannfields@gmail.com using the field request form found on the church website. For questions regarding the scheduling process, contact: Mike Orrick at (913) -208-408.
Altar Server Training is Saturday, August 24th at 1:30 pm in the church. This is a training for new servers, 5th grade and up, or a refresher for any current servers who would like a reminder of their serving skills. 
Recycling
The recycling company has advised us that we will no longer receive free recycling. Many parishioners and non-parishioners alike use the bins and we were more than happy to make this service available to the community. However, in response to this change, we will be reducing the number of recycling bins to one and must restrict use to church and school only. Thank you for your cooperation. 
Feed Father Craig
Feed Father Craig, new dates have been posted to bring Father Craig a dinner on Tuesdays. All the details and to sign up can be done in one-click.
Music
Hi adults and students ages 10 & above, do you play a musical instrument? Looking for guitars, flutes, strings, brass instruments and percussion. Let's add playing at church occasionally to your Fall schedule. Contact Margaret, mhochla@stannpv.org or 913-660-1193.     
Prayer for the New School Year

Dear Jesus,

A new school year has now begun after several weeks of summer fun.

Now as my studies begin, may I always rely on You. 

Bless my teachers and my principal too. Bless my classmates in all that they do.

Open my mind and open my heart, so this new school year will have a great start. 

Amen


Thanks to Prospect Hill Company for prayer. 
The students at the St. Ann Young Child Center also started this week. Enjoy this photo collage of the 4 year old class.   
FALL FESTIVAL 2019
Nicki Griffith Photos
Friendly reminder Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28, Nicki Griffith Photos will be taken. Nicki captures candid moments of our students at St. Ann Catholic School. This is a treasured Fall Festival item to be purchased.
Underwriting 
Fall Festival is our school and church dinner and auction. The funds raise go to support our parish school and church ministries. Please consider making a secure donation online today. Click here to donate.   
Help Stuff the Purse
Stuff the Purse, what is better than a beautiful, designer purse?  A beautiful, designer purse that is stuffed with cash and other goodies! We kindly ask that each of you bring a little something to put in our designer purse. Here are just a few ideas to get you started: Gift Cards, Lotto Tickets, Event Tickets, Cash and anything else fun that you may find in a purse. The first collection will be at Back to School Night (8/28), bring your item and give to the Fall Festival committee. We will auction off the purse and its contents at Fall Festival.   
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