St. Anastasia Catholic School

629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085

St. Annie's Announcements - 2/1/18

Happiness comes from being who you actually are not who you think you're supposed to be~ Shonda Rhimes (from bustedhalo.com)
 
 
 
FAMILY DINING DAY/NIGHT - TODAY!!!!
Check out the new Glen Flora Tap and Grill (formerly Russ's)
TODAY, 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!
 
 
 
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:
THERE ARE STILL SPOTS LEFT TO FILL!
 
 
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 a few weeks ago, they were included in your last statement (dated 1/24) or you can pull a report on the parent portal - instructions below.
 
 
 
SUMMER SCHOOL/TOTUS TUUS
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.
 
Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped us this week with our different activities, from Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, and our Staff Appreciation Luncheon to take place tomorrow. We truly appreciate all the help!!!
 
 
 
 
ATHLETIC NEWS
Basketball Season is winding down and Volleyball is just beginning: The following practice times have been set:
 
VOLLEYBALL:
4/5/6 Boys - Mon/Wed 5:30-7PM
 
Basketball:
4/5th Girls - Thurs/Fri 3-4:30 PM
6th Girls - Thurs/Fri 6-7:30 PM
 
BASKETBALL TEAM PICTURES!!!!!  TomorrowFriday, 2/2/18 in the GYM right after school.
 
Saturday, 2/3/18 5th grade boys @ Santa Maria Del Popolo in Mundelien
at 8:50 am playing against Lake Forest Country Day
5th grade girls are off this week
Thursday, 2/8/18 6th grade girls @ HRK (Village Church of Gurnee on
Hunt Club Rd) at 5:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
   
UPCOMING EVENTS
2/2 - Staff Appreciation Day
2/7 - Pizza Lunch
FSA Meeting
2/9 - No School (Teacher In-service)
2/11 - Family Formation
2/13 - Classroom Valentine's Parties
2/14 - Ash Wednesday
2/16 - Stations of the Cross 2:00
Family Fun Night - People's Choice
2/18 - 6th Grade Hosts the 11:00AM Mass
2/19 - No School (President's Day)
2/21 - Hot Dog Lunch
2/23 - Stations of the Cross
End of Trimester 2
 
 
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.
 
Check out these movie reviews from teens and parents for Paddington 2
 
Too scary for little ones (Parent of a 4 and 8 year old)
My youngest son absolutely loved the first Paddington film and was really excited to go and see this one. However he was very upset by this film, especially when Paddington got sent to prison.
 
Sweet and soft and full of laughter (parent)
We liked this better than the first one as there was no crazy lady chasing Paddington to kill him! Recommended for all family members kids and adults.
 
Funny British film starring Hugh Grant (adult)
Paddington 2, starring Hugh Grant, is a very funny comedy animation film that is sequel to the film Paddington. There is not much here, but it can be a bit intense at some parts. I highly recommend this movie for 8 years and older.
 
Lots of fun for kids and adults. Not too scary or tense. Positive messages about extending friendship and trust to others. (parent)
I worried that this would be too scary for my sensitive 6-year-old daughter (we've had to leave Moana and Frozen), but I need not have. This was a gentle movie, but with enough action and tension to keep it entertaining. I was also pleased by the positive messages about including others. I rarely enjoy kids' movies, but I loved this one!
 
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 27th and March 1st in select theaters.