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October Newsletter

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Please be advised that there are children and staff in our school with severe life-threatening food allergies to peanuts and shellfish. This is a medical condition that causes a severe reaction to specific foods and can result in death within minutes. Although this may or may not affect your child’s class directly, we want to inform you so that you will not send any food to the school containing peanuts, peanut products, tree nuts or shellfish. We are also a scent-free school, so please do not wear perfume or cologne to school.


Friday, September 27

Terry Fox Run (p.m.)

October 6 - 12

Fire Prevention Week

Monday, October 7

School Picture Day

Monday, October 7 – Friday, October 11

Food Drive for our local Food Sharing Association

Wednesday, October 9

Sock-It for Sick Kids (Wear your specialty socks!)

Thursday, October 10

Harvest Run in Carbonear (Further details were given to participants this week.)

Friday, October 11

Thanksgiving Day Celebration at 9:00 a.m. Everyone welcome!

Monday, October 14

Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Friday, October 25

Jamarama for the Janeway (Make a donation to the Janeway and wear your pajamas to school.)

Monday, October 28

Professional Development Day for Teachers – District Close-Out (No school for students)

Thursday, October 31

Halloween Dance (p.m.)

Sunday, November 3

Daylight Savings Time

(Set clocks back one hour.)

Thursday, November 7

Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Time to be determined.) Everyone welcome!

Friday, November 8

Mid-Fall Break

Monday, November 11

Remembrance Day Observance

Wednesday, November 27

Report Cards go Home

Thursday, November 28

Parent-teacher Conferences

1-3 p.m and 6-7:30 p.m.

**Students will be dismissed at 11:45a.m.**

**There will be no cafeteria services.**

Friday, December 20

Last Day of School before Christmas Break


St. Anne’s Academy has been given Game 8 of the Lions Bingo for the month of November. Each week (beginning Monday, November 4), the youngest and only student in each family will be given two (2) cards. Money ($4.00 per week) should be returned by Thursday of each week. Once again, we thank the Placentia Lions Club for their continued support of our school!

Please note that we have only ONE MONTH of Lions Bingo this year. As such, we ask that all families contribute to this fundraiser. If for any reason you do not wish to purchase Bingo cards, a monetary donation would be greatly appreciated.


Details regarding our recycling initiative were distributed last week. The contest for September ends on Monday, September 30, 2019. Our top 10 recyclers (plus two random recyclers) will be treated to lunch the following Friday and their names will be posted in next month’s newsletter.

We thank you again for your continued support of our recycling fundraiser.


Parents are asked NOT to block the entrance way located close to the front of the building when picking up students. It is important to be able to allow for a flow of traffic during peak traffic periods. Please remember to be courteous to other drivers and moving buses.


Please note that our school parking lot is an IDLE-FREE ZONE.



All visitors to the school, INCLUDING PARENTS OF STUDENTS, are requested to CHECK INTO THE OFFICE UPON ENTRY INTO THE SCHOOL. Assistance will be provided upon request. This will help to reduce interruptions of students’ work in the classroom and control the large numbers which are in the corridors prior to, during, and following classes. Most importantly, it helps ensure the safety of our students.


If you have a child who will be attending Kinderstart this year, please make sure your child is registered. Further information regarding a parent meeting will follow in November.


During the week of October 7-11, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to our local Food Sharing Association during our Thanksgiving Celebration. Donations may be dropped off at the office or sent in to the homeroom teacher.


This is a reminder that electronics (including ipads, cell phones, etc.) are not permitted to be used in school. If students bring such devices to school (for the bus ride), they must be stored in their lockers during the day. Please note that we are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen devices.


As much as possible, students will be going outdoors during recess (primary) and lunch (elementary). Therefore, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather each day.


Good luck to those students participating in the Harvest Run in Carbonear on October 10. Go, Stallions!


October 2 - Jack Bishop

October 14 - Max Callahan

October 15 – Emma Richardson

October 15 – Kylee Whiffen

October 17 – Kayden Perry

October 19 – Isabella Schroeder

October 22 – Reed Skinner

October 22 – Caleb Traverse

October 27 – Luke Linehan

October 27 – Mikel Park

October 30 – Benjamin Fitzgerald


Thank you to the following for their donations to our Breakfast Program:

Daniel Byrne – $20

Cameron Griffin – Cheeze Whiz/Cheese Strings

Katie Mooney – Nutri-Grain Bars

Anna Ryan – Cheerios

Darissa’s Auto (Brendalee, Isabella & Darren Newhook) - $200

C&K Hydroseeding (Kian Griffiths) - $50

Karleigh & Kaleb Slaney – Cheerios/$10

AJ & Sam Power - $20

Hunter & Thomas O’Keefe - $20

Leah Maher – Cheese Strings

Averiee Bolt – Nutri-Grain Bars

Thank you to the following for their donations to the school:

Justice O’Keefe – Tennis Rackets & Books

Jake & Lily Power – Toys for Kindergarten Classrooms

Gracelynn & Savannah Ryan – Toys for Kindergarten Classrooms

Luke Linehan – Books for Kindergarten Classrooms

Brooklyn Williams – Skates & Toys for Kindergarten Classrooms

Drew Picco – Skates

Thank you to the following for their donation of smile cookies to their classes:

Jordan Traverse

Luke Pomroy

Paige Pomroy

veriee Bolt

Owen Foley

***We are so grateful for the many donations we received this month! If we have missed a donation, we apologize. Please let us know so that we can include it in next month’s newsletter.***


The St. Anne’s Academy School Council has parent and community representative positions available. If you are interested in serving on our School Council, please submit your name in writing to the office by Friday, October 4, 2019.

The first council meeting for this year will held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:00p.m. in the staff room.


Mrs. Barron would like to thank all staff and students who participated in the Red Shoe Crew Walk last Sunday. Together we raised $14,118.25 (and climbing) for the Ronald McDonald House NL!


Sock It for Sick Kids and their families is Friday, October 11, 2019, however, we will be acknowledging the day on Wednesday, October 9 as our Thanksgiving Celebration is scheduled for October 11. To order your signature striped socks for $10, please contact Mrs. Barron here at the school. With just one pair of our signature red and white striped socks, you will be raising funds and awareness to help keep families close at RMHC! We are encouraging all students, staff and community members to wear their specialty socks on October 9!


On Thursday, October 31, 2019, there will be a Halloween dance after lunch.

Please bring your costume with you so that you can change into it during lunch. Popcorn will be sold throughout the day at a cost of $1 per bag. Don’t forget to bring an extra juice! Please also be reminded that costume accessories such as swords, knives, guns, etc. are not permitted.