St. Anastasia Catholic School

629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085

St. Annie's Announcements - 1/18/18

If plan A does not work, the alphabet has 25 more letters~Clarie Cook, Writer (from bustedhalo.com)
 
 
IN NEED OF BILINGUAL ASSISTANCE
Looking for a volunteer to help families with the
Tax Credit Scholarship application on
Monday (1/22) between 8:00AM and 12:00.
If you speak both Spanish and English and
have some time Monday morning, please let me know.
 
 
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Please read the attached flyer
for all of our Catholic Schools Week activities!
 
 
INTENT TO RETURN FORM
ALL families should return their Intent to Return form
in order to save a seat for your child.
Formal re-registration will begin in a few weeks, but since new families have already expressed interest in St. Anastasia and have begun to apply for the upcoming school year, we want to ensure our current students a spot. If you have not returned your form, please complete the attached form and return to Mrs. Miller in the main office.
 
 
 
TICKET FULL OF MIRACLES
Before Christmas vacation, each family received five (5) tickets for the Ticket Full of Miracles raffle to take place during our St. Patrick's Day party in March. This year, tickets are only $20 each,
but the $10,000 grand prize is still in place!!
As part of your family obligation,
you have agreed to sell 5 tickets, for a total of $100.
If you do not sell your five tickets, you will be billed for any amount remaining. This agreement was part of your tuition contract as well as in the family handbook.
Please see attached letter for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CONTEST
THIS SATURDAY (1/20) at 10:00 AM in the St. Anastasia Gym!
See attached registration form for details.
Must be at least 9-years-old as of January 1.
Return completed form to Mr. Sobczak or Dr. Hillmann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
And don't forget about...
 
 
 
 
Reduce your Tuition w/SCRIP
 Don’t buy gift cards 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.
 
-To order lunches, click here Boonli Lunch
 
Pizza/Hot Dog Day Forms
 
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!!!
 
Looking for some volunteers the week of January 28th to help with our Catholic Schools Week activities. Let me know if you can help!
 
We also need some help for HOT DOG DAYS! The third Wednesday of the month. Contact Carina Vega if you can help.
 
 
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 P
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
11/20 - Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
1/24 - Hot Dog Lunch
1/26 - School-Wide Spelling Bee 1:00
1/28 - Kickoff for Catholic Schools Week
11:00 Mass hosted by our 8th graders
Open House 12:00-2:00
1/30 - Muffins with Mom
2/1 - Donuts with Dad
 
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
With all the technology devices in the hands of our students, and all the media apps available to our students, it is imperative we keep on top of what our children/students are doing with technology. This section will be a resource for parents to learn more about digital citizenship so that together we can ensure our children/students are using technology safely.
 
A NEW APP - SARAHAH
According to the Sarahaha app website, “Sarahah is an application for Androids and iPhones that allow you to receive honest anonymous feedback about yourself. The feedback will be sent by your friends, family and other people with which you have shared your Sarahah account after signing up. You can use this feedback for self-development” (sarahah.com).  
 
I am sure the same thoughts are going through your head as mine –anonymous cyberbullying! Unfortunately, this is what is happening. Teens are using this app to write cruel statements to other teens, without anyone ever knowing who wrote it. Unlike Snapchat, which disappears without a screen shot to prove who the author is, Sarahaha sends the message anonymously. And, messages cannot be deleted until they are read, or at least looked at, which means someone has to read the cruel statements other teens are writing, which are not statements meant to improve oneself. 
 
There are also issues with the security and Sarahaha. In fact, one researcher reports that once he downloaded the app and it took his entire contact list (thenextweb.com). And what is to stop someone from sharing your Sarahaha account with others? Others who want to use it for bullying purposes. 
 
There is a petition, as seen on Facebook, asking people to sign to remove this app. Whether you sign it or not, as a parent, we have to take responsibility in what our kids have on their phones. So I ask you to check your students’ phone to ensure this app is not on there. To date, I have not had any of our students use this app, but we want to prevent cyber bullying rather than try and stop it!
 
For more information about internet safety and kids, go to Common Sense Media at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog. There is a link to their website on the St. Anastasia home page.
 
Also, check out this new documentary about raising kids who will make an impact in today’s society: http://connectmovie.com/about.
The movie is showing February 27the and March 1st in select theaters.