St. Anastasia Catholic School

629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085

St. Annie's Announcements - 12/7/17

"Man can live forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only one second without home." ~ unknown (from Best Advent Ever by Matthew Kelly)
 
 
INTERNET OUTAGES
St. Anastasia School and Parish did not have any internet today, and at this time will not have internet tomorrow morning. Please be patient with responses to email as our staff did not have any access today at school. There will be a delay over the next few days as we work to get our internet back up and catch up on past emails.
Thank you.
 
 
NO PE CLOTHES TOMORROW (FRIDAY)
Due to the Holy Day, we will be attending mass tomorrow.
Students should be dressed in their regular uniform.
 
Please check your child's uniform. We have been noticing an increase of students out of uniform -
no belts, pink socks, shirts not tucked in, etc.
We thank you for your cooperation.
 
Breakfast with Santa 
 Sunday, December 10th from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.  
Please come join us at the North Pole (church hall) for Breakfast! We’re having pancakes, sausage, bacon, and eggs! 
All proceeds from this event will go to support the school play,
Peter Pan, scheduled for March 2018!
 
 
CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN'S CHOIR
St. Anastasia Parish's Music Director is putting together a children's choir for the Christmas Eve Mass.
Please see attached flyer for more information about rehearsal times.
 
 
ST. JOE'S HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT
Please see the attached flyer.
 
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
Come see Jim Jacobs, our Band Director, perform with his Jazz Trio,
Monday, 12/11 at 6:30PM at the Warren-Newport Library.
There is still room for your student to take up band!!
If you are interested, contact Jim Jacobs for more information.
Starting in January students will begin group rehearsals!
 
 
WINTER COATS
The Knights of Columbus donated several brand new coats to our families last year and we still have some left.
If your child is in need of a coat, boy or girl, please let me know.
Now is the time to get prepared for cold weather!
 
 
OUT of UNIFORM Passes
Need a stocking stuffer for your students?
How about some "Out of Uniform" passes!!!
On sale in the front office - 6 for $25
Share them among the siblings or buy each child a set!
 
ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING
Father Dennis and Father Radley are looking for families to light the Advent Candles for this weekend.
Here are the date/time available is:
Sunday, December 1011:00 am  
 
If you can help at this mass, please contact Letty Garcia atlgarcia@stanastasiaparish.org.
This is a wonderful way to get your family involved in the mass, especially as we prepare for the coming of Jesus.
 
 
CHESS CLUB
Chess Wizards is once again coming to St. Anastasia.
Classes begin 1/16 and run through the end of March!
Chess is a great way for students to learn to think ahead and problem solve.
See attached flyer for more information and the registration form.
 
 
 
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Please see the attached letter for information regarding our Christmas Program on 12/21 beginning at 7:00pm in the church.
 
 
 
 
HOLIDAY SHOP
A few volunteers have stepped up to help with the shop this year, so it looks like we are able to host it - at least for one more year!
But we do need help setting it up on 12/11 at 7:30PM.
We also need some volunteers to work the shop on 12/12, 12/13 and the morning of 12/14 (the number of days the shop is open will depend on the number of volunteers).
And then some volunteers to pack up on the 14th.
If you are able to assist, please contact Marissa atmduran8904@gmail.com.
 
 
THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS CARDS or
PERSONALIZED PHOTO CALENDARS?
Order through Shutterfly and a
percentage of sales are given back to St. Anastasia.
So if you send out Christmas cards or
make photo calendars for family members,
why not order through Shutterfly and give back to St. Annies!
Click on the link to go directly to St. Anastasia's page
stanastasiaschool.shutterflystorefront.com
 
 
During this Season of Giving Thanks and Giving Back,
St Anastasia is proud to support the following charities this season:
 
  • St Elizabeth’s Giving Tree: Our annual Parish Giving Tree to support our sister Parish, St Elizabeth Church in Chicago. 
  • Snug Hug: A Kids Helping Kids charity collecting gently used winter outerwear (jackets, gloves, hats, etc). 
Donation Box in the school office.
 
 
 
And don't forget about...
 
 
 
 
Reduce your Tuition w/SCRIP
Do you buy gift cards as Christmas Gifts?
 Don’t buy them at CVS or Walmart, order them through our SCRIP program. The school receives a rebate for each gift card purchased and 50% of that rebate gets posted towards your tuition. Please read through the attached information and call Judy Galarza at 847-271-2036 to learn more about SCRIP.
 
 
WAUKEGAN TO COLLEGE
W2C is a program that prepares motivated students for college, beginning in 5th grade! They work with students and their families with reading enrichment programs, math skill building, parent workshops and even cultural field trips!
Check out the flyer for more information
and how to apply for the program.
 
-To order lunches, click here Boonli Lunch
 
Pizza/Hot Dog Day Forms for December/rest of year
 
-Below is the information for the Protecting God's Children Program as well as the CANTS form, which needs to be done annually.
No parent is permitted to attend classroom parties or volunteer for field trips if they have not met the requirements for Protecting God's Children. This is for the safety of all our students - including yours!
 
 
FSA NEWS
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!!!
 
 
ATHLETIC NEWS
Basketball Season is upon us!!! The following practice times have been set:
4/5th Boys - Mon/Wed 5:30-7PM
4/5th Girls - Thurs/Fri 3-4:30 PM
6th Girls - Thurs/Fri 6:30-7:30 PM
8th Boys - Tues/Wed 3-4:30 PM
 
WE NEED HELP NEXT SATURDAY!!! We are hosting games from 9am - 2pm for the 5th grade boys. Sign up here!!! 
 
SIGN UP FOR REGULAR HOME GAMES
 
 
Upcoming Games:
12/8/17 Friday 6:00 PM - 7/8th Grade Boys vs OLH at HOME - We will be collecting an entry fee at the door. $2.50 for adults, $1 for students and seniors - WEAR YOUR SPIRIT WEAR AND GET IN FREE!!
 
12/9/17 Saturday 11:00 AM - 5th Grade Boys vs East Lake Academy @ Our Lady of Humility in Beach Park. 
 
12/11/17 Monday 5:30 PM - 6th Grade Girls vs Lake Forest Country Day @ Lake Forest Country Day. They will not charge at the door.
 
12/12/17 Tuesday 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM -  6th Grade Girls (5:30) and 7/8thGrade Boys (6:30) vs St. Joseph Libertyville @ HOME - We will not collect fees at the door this night.
 
12/13/17 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7/8th Grade Boys vs. St. Joseph Round Lake @ HOME - We will be collecting an entry fee at the door. $2.50 for adults, $1 for students and seniors - WEAR YOUR SPIRIT WEAR AND GET IN FREE!!
 
12/15/17 Friday 6:00 & 7:00 PM - 6th Grade Girls (6:00) and 7/8th Grade Boys (7:00) vs Frasatti @ HOME - We will be collecting an entry fee at the door. $2.50 for adults, $1 for students and seniors - WEAR YOUR SPIRIT WEAR AND GET IN FREE!!
 
12/16/17 Saturday 10:00 AM - 5th Grade Boys vs St. Bede @ HOME - We will be collecting an entry fee at the door. $2.50 for adults, $1 for students and seniors - WEAR YOUR SPIRIT WEAR AND GET IN FREE!!  WE NEED HELPERS ALL DAY TO HELP WITH THE OTHER GAMES!!
 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
12/8 - Mass Day (Holy Day)
12/10 - Family Formation
12/20 - Hot Dog Lunch
12/21- Christmas Program (Prek-8)
12/22 - Early Dimissal 11:30 - Christmas Break Begins!
1/08/18 - School Resumes