St. Anastasia Catholic School

629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085

Weekly News Blast 11/21

We would like to wish all of our school families a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving! 

We are Thankful for all of you!

(There will be no email announcements next week. Our next edition will be on December 5th)



Fr. Dennis is inviting families to light the Advent candle at our Sunday Masses beginning    December 1st . If your family would like to participate,  please contact Maria Orozco in the parish office at 847-623-8320, ext. 227, or to sign up.


Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences

All students are required to attend the 2019 Fall Conferences with their parent(s). Please see the instructions below to sign up for a conference time with your child(ren)'s teacher. If you have a student(s) in grades 5-8 please sign up for a conference with the homeroom teacher only.

Pickatime Scheduler for Fall Conferences will opened on Monday, November 4th at 10:00 am. The Pickatime Scheduler will close on Friday, November 22nd at 8:00 am. You will NOT be able to schedule a conference after that time. If you do not schedule an appointment, one will be set up for you and you will be notified of the time. If you have a problem please call Mrs. Vowels in the school office.

Directions for Parents to Sign up For Conferences

Here are the instructions:

Copy and paste the link onto your browser.

Register (new users)

  1. Enter your email address and push "Login/Create Account".
  2. Fill in the required fields and register.

Identify Student

For each child where it asks for Student ID, enter students first and last name as it appears in PowerSchool and birthdate (Unless your school specifies otherwise enter the birthdate in the following format mm/dd/yy).


  1. Each colored square represents an available meeting time. The legend shows you which teacher corresponds to which color, and the times increase as you go down the page. (Note: you will not see all of the teachers at your school, just the set of teachers that your children have classes with.)
  2. Click on a square to book that time.
  3. You will optionally have the choice of setting a time when you would like a reminder email delivered.
  4. Click "Create Appointment".

Repeat until you have a time with each teacher you'd like to visit with.

  • At any time you can click on "printable schedule" and print the resulting web page to get a hard copy of your schedule. You will also have the option to email your schedule to yourself.
  • If you want to make changes to your schedule, you can log in at any time with the email address and password you used to create your account.
  • Click on “Your Schedule” to display and hide your appointments. There will be links to change the time or cancel the appointment.


Christmas Program

Please read this NEW attached letter from Mrs. Sivia regarding information about this year's Christmas program.

Christmas Program Parent Information Letter



Looking to get involved in your child's school? FSA is in need of some new board members! What a great way to get involved and help plan fun activities that happen throughout the year.




Family Movie Night

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Movie Night of the year. It was a good evening.


Santa's Shop

Santa's Shop is coming. Look for more information in the next bulletin.


Pizza Day and Hot Dog Day Order Form links below.

Hot Dog Day

Pizza Day

Please turn any box tops you have collected into the office


Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Contest

Please see the attachment below if your student is interested in entering this contest. The entry form and information about this poster contest in included. Last year one of our St. Anastasia students, Gina Li, went all the way to the National level! Please consider having you child enter this contest.

Knights of Columbus Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Info and Entry Form


Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts

Open House Tuesday November 26th, 2019.

Cub scouts are welcoming boys in Kindergarten to 4th Grade.

Boy Scouts are welcoming boys and girls 5th-12th grades.


Virtus Classes

ALL volunteers at the school must be registered in Virtus as well as attend the three-hour Virtus class.

To create your account/register for a class go to

Any questions, contact Mrs. Garcia in the main office.

A CANTS form (below) and Code of Conduct form (below) must also be on file in the office to volunteer.

You must have completed the Virtus class as well as have these forms on file to volunteer at the school.

On the code of conduct form you only need to fill out the volunteer page.(First page).

(Do not fill out the page for Priests or Diaconate Community)

Code of Conduct Form

The CANTS form must be completed EVERY YEAR. If you have not filled out a CANTS form for the 2019-2020 school year please download the attached, fill in and return to Mrs. Garcia in the main office. You are not allowed to volunteer without a new form on file.

Cants Form


** Any organization that wants to submit information for the Thursday email announcements must do so by 3:00pm on Wednesday. All flyers must be emailed to the Principal as a PDF. All information must be approved by the Principal.


Save the DATE Reminders:

November 25th & 26th-Early Dismissal 11:30 am/Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

November 27th, 28th & 29th-No School


I can be reached by phone or email should you have any questions.

Respectfully,                                                                                                                                          Ms. Akana