*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
December 2nd, 2022
On Monday, December 5th, students in grades 3-8 will participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as is our tradition during the seasons of Advent and Lent.
Don’t forget that our first skate night fundraiser of the year will be held on Tuesday, December 6th! It will begin at 5:30pm at Round-A-Bout Skating Center behind the Eutaw shopping center off of Bragg Blvd. and commence at 7:30pm.
Family and friends are all welcome to attend. The more people that come out and skate, the more money the skating center returns back to the school. Remember, the class that has the most attendees receives the Golden Skate to display in the classroom for the month.
Admission is $7 per person and skate rental is $2. If you have your own skates, feel free to bring them.
Dress Down for a Donation
On Friday, December 16th, St. Ann Catholic School will once again be hosting a “Dress Down for a Donation Day” for students and staff. Any student that wishes to participate must make a donation (of at least $1.00.) All proceeds will go to support Room at the Inn in Greensboro.
Room at the Inn is a Catholic agency and welcomes all people of faith and goodwill to join them in serving single, pregnant women and single mothers with children regardless of their economic, social, religious, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Responding to the call of Christ to nurture life, Room at the Inn operates housing and programs for single, pregnant women and single mothers with children suffering from homelessness, in turn offering them opportunities to have new lives of healthy, hope-filled independence. Room at the Inn helps women not only during pregnancies, but also after the birth of their babies. We see this as a worthwhile project which supports our prolife beliefs.
If your child(ren) is/are interested in participating, please be sure to send in your donation with him/her on Friday, December 16th. Thank you for helping us assist Room at the Inn!
In the season of Advent, the St. Ann Catholic Church Youth Group will be selling Christmas ornaments. There are three different designs to choose from. You can also collect all three. These items make wonderful gifts for Christmas. One ornament is $10.00. Three ornaments are $25.00. All proceeds will go to our youth group. Please contact Mr. Bishop in the church office for information on how to make a purchase.
Our annual Las Posadas celebration is returning this year! This Mexican tradition traces the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem as they looked for a place to rest and prepare for the birth of Jesus. The celebration culminates in a feast of all types of food. It will take place on Tuesday, December 20th. If you would like to bring food or volunteer in another capacity for this event, please fill out the bottom portion of the letter that was sent home earlier this week.
The Christmas program, coordinated by Mrs. Carter, will be presented on Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 pm. Students in every grade will be performing.
Positivity Project: We will include the link to P2 for Families every week in this newsletter, along with a link to the website that you can use to continue the conversation at home.
The Positivity Project’s Other People Mindset includes five elements that are intended to help people understand ways to build positive relationships in their own lives. This week we will focus on one element of the Other People Mindset -- Supporting others when they struggle.