St. Ann Weekly Newsletter
December 7, 2018
Holy Day of Obligation
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Saturday, December 8th. Because this is a holy day of obligation, St. Ann Church will be having a vigil Mass at 7pm on Friday, December 7th. There will also be Mass at 9am on Saturday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation on the morning of Tuesday, December 11th. Reconciliation for the adults in our community will be held at 10:30 after the students. All are welcome to attend.
Our annual Christmas program, featuring the musical and acting talents of all our students, will take place on December 10th at 6:30 pm. It will be held in the social hall. Mrs. Carter has sent home a letter this week detailing the attire for the program.
Make Up Pictures
If your child was absent on picture day this week, the day for having those pictures made up is December 11th. Students will need to wear their Mass uniforms if they are having their pictures taken that day.
Excessive Absences and Tardies
Please be mindful of what the St. Ann School handbook says about tardiness. The bell to start the day rings at 8:10. Students are marked tardy when they arrive to school after 8:15. Every 5 tardies is marked as 1 absence. We have noticed that students have become increasingly tardy and absent from school. It truly hinders the education process when this happens and can lead to more serious consequences when it comes to the end of the school year and determining grade placement for the next year.
Junior Beta Club News
Inductions into the St. Ann chapter of the National Junior Beta Club will take place on Thursday, December 13th after the 9:00 Mass.
Junior Beta Club members will be selling candy grams from December 10-14. Each candy gram costs 25 cents and will be delivered to students on December 18th.
8th Grade Class Fundraising Events
In an effort to raise money for their trip to Washington, D.C. in May, the 8th grade class will be hosting the following events:
Christmas Dance: December 14-- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00.p.m.
Defy (Gravity) Fayetteville at Westwood Shopping Center: December 17-- 6:00 p.m. to 8:00.p.m.
As is the tradition at St. Ann each Christmas, St. Ann will be celebrating Las Posadas on December 18th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
*School will dismiss at 11:30 that day--with NO after care available that day.
Fun Fact: There were 42,286 pennies collected...WOW!
Well done everyone! Thank you to all of our students, teachers, parents and parishioners who participated in our 2018 Penny War event!! A big shout out to Mr. and Mrs. Wenthur for organizing this awesome event!!