St. Anastasia Catholic School

629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085

St. Annie's Announcements - 1/25

You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you ~ John Wooden, basketball coach (frombustedhalo.com)
 
 
PIZZA/HOT DOG LUNCH ASSISTANCE
We NEED volunteers to help for pizza and hot dog lunch for the remainder of the year. If we do not have volunteers we will have to cancel the remaining lunches.
A special thank you to Mrs. Carina Vega who is running the program for us this year - but she cannot do it alone!
Please sign-up using the following link:
 
 
CATHOLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
We need some DAD VOLUNTEERS for Muffins with Mom!
We have enough moms to help for Dad's day,
but we need some for the Moms.
Please contact Marissa Duran (mduran8904@gmail.com)
if you can spare an hour on Tuesday morning!!
 
 
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Please read the attached flyer
for all of our Catholic Schools Week activities!
We will kick off Catholic Schools week with mass on Sunday hosted by our 8th graders. All students who attend MASS in school uniform will receive an Out of Uniform pass (please get it from your child's homeroom teacher).
After mass we will be hosting an Open House from 12:00-2:00.
Bring in a new family for our referral program.
See you on Sunday!
 
 
FAMILY DINING DAY/NIGHT
Check out the new Glen Flora Tap and Grill (formerly Russ's)
next Thursday, 2/1, for Family Dining Day/Night.
20% of your purchases comes back to our school.
Dine in or carry out anytime between 11:00AM-9:00PM.
See flyer for more details and bring it with you!
 
 
 
TAX FORMS FOR TUITION/EXTENDED CARE
To get your tuition and/or AM extended care payments for the 2017 tax year, please follow the instructions attached.
 
Innovation Learning emailed their tax reports last week, they were included on this weeks statement (dated 1/24) or you can pull a report on the parent portal - instructions below.
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER SCHOOL/TOTUS TUUS
With this new snow fall it is hard to think of summer,
but Innovation Learning will again offer summer "school" here at St. Anastasia beginning June 11th.
More information to follow in the coming weeks.
Also, Totus Tuus will once again be offered for our school and parish families the week of July 15th. Stay tuned for more information!
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
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
 
1/26/18 Friday 6:00 PM 5th Grade Boys @ LEARN Charter North Chicago
1/27/18 Saturday 10:00 AM 5th Grade Boys @ St. Bede in Ingelside
1/27/18 Saturday  10:00 AM 5th Grade Girls @ Our Lady of Humility Beach Park
 
7/8th Boys Conference Championship starts 1/29/18 at OLH and St. Joe's Round Lake - times to be determined by tomorrow.
 
PICTURES!!!!!  2/1/18 in the GYM right after school.
 
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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.
 
What is the recommended amount of screen time for kids?
Children between the ages of 2 and 5 should not be watching TV or playing on a computer, iPad, etc for more than an hour a day. And that hour should be monitored for content, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/21/health/screen-time-media-rules-children-aap/index.html). For children above 6 years of age, screen time will vary. However, the AAP recommends limits be set as well as prioritize productive time over screen time. Kids need at least one our of both physical and social time (not to be confused with social media time) and at least 8 hours of sleep. Then add homework time, which of course should include some reading, and what is left could be screen time. On school days, there is probably not much time left for screen time!
 
Sources:
 
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.