*The St. Ann Weekly Newsletter will be posted here every Friday. It will also be emailed to all families via Gradelink.
St. Ann Weekly Newsletter
September 18, 2020
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with completing the required daily attestation forms. Please remember that every form must be completed in its entirety to include checking the appropriate boxes on questions #1 and #3 and filling in the date, time and your signature. It is imperative that the forms are completely filled out. Please also note that since the school is providing every student with a packet of forms each week, the forms will NOT be accepted electronically. A paper form must be turned in with every student each and every day. In the event that you lose your packet, you may find replacement forms on Gradelink in the School News section that you may print out. (There are two different forms: Pre-K – 5th grades and 6th – 8th grades.) Our staff that conducts the screenings in the morning do not have extra forms to hand out. If you forget your attestation form, you must go home and get one.
Please note that due to Iowa testing that will take place during the week of October 5th, Spirit Day has been moved to Friday, October 9th. Students may wear their St. Ann spirit shirts with blue jeans (NO holes, rips or tears, NO leggings, NO jeggings and NO shorts.) Please be reminded that Friday, October 9th is also an early release day for students.
When you are entering and exiting the parking lot, please be sure to use your turn signal so that our crossing guard is better able to direct traffic.
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to our school today! Our school code is: 2321 Once linked, St. Ann Catholic School will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand purchases credited back to the school - at NO cost to you! It does not interfere with your VIC savings and it is easy to set up. Be sure to link your card today!
Professional Development Day
St. Ann School will be closed to students on Friday, September 25th. This day has been set aside for teachers and staff to participate in professional development.
Students in grades 2-8 will be engaged in standardized testing from Monday, October 5th through Friday, October 9th. The Iowa Assessments will be administered to students in grades 3-8, and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be given to our 2nd and 5th graders. It is imperative that all students are present and on-time for each day of testing. This will ensure that extra time does not need to be taken for make-up testing. Testing will look different for our remote-learners. More specific details will follow soon.
Virtual Book Fair
2020 has stretched our imaginations and patience so its TIME take a little trip on our Scholastic Book Fair Time Machine! Reading can take you anywhere at any time and St. Ann students are ready for that adventure!
Our Scholastic Book Fair this year is a virtual, online only event. The adventure begins on September 14 and ends on September 25th. You will need to enter this web address to access our Book Fair homepage:
From there, any and all purchases you make online will be delivered to your home for FREE (with a $25 minimum purchase of books).
St. Ann can earn up to 25% of the profit in rewards to enrich our school and classroom libraries! Thank you for your support!