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January Newsletter

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As this will be our last newsletter before the Christmas holiday, we, the staff and students of St. Anne’s Academy, would like to take this opportunity to wish our school community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are so fortunate to have your support behind us in everything we do and we look forward to all the successes that 2020 will bring.


Friday, December 20

Last Day of School before Christmas Break (Dismissal at 12:30 p.m.) There will be no cafeteria service on that day.

Monday, January 6

School Reopens


We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Placentia Lions’ Club and to everyone who purchased bingo cards during the month of October. We raised $2822.75 which will be used to purchase materials for the school and/or school trips/activities. Your continued support of our school is greatly appreciated!


The top 10 recyclers for October were:

Alisha Healey

Tyson Barron

Jordan Traverse

Chase Murray

Leo Power

Daniel Byrne

Lexi O’Reilly

Owen Barnes

Evan Griffin

Rachael Traverse.

Our two random prize draws who were also treated to lunch were Beth O’Reilly and Jace Mulrooney-White.

Alisha Healey won $20 for being the top recycler and Aliyah Robbins won $20 for the random draw.

Congratulations to all!

The deadline for December is December 20. We thank you again for your continued support of our recycling fundraiser!


January 1 – Ella Hefferan

January 2 – Austin Marshall

January 3 – Lexi Mulrooney

January 4 – Katie Mooney

January 6 – Keegan Roche

January 9 – Jordan Traverse

January 15 – Daniel cooney

January 15 – Landon Kerrivan

January 20 – Cole Greene

January 20 – Claire McGrath

January 22 – Drew Picco

January 22 – Joseph Withers

January 26 – Ayden Greene

January 30 – Claire Meade

January 30 – Andy Mitchell


Thank you to Mrs. Ann Marie Collins for donating pajama sets and slippers to our kindergarten classes and elf costumes to grade 1.

Thank you to Ms. Pomeroy for coordinating our Scholastic Book Fair this year and to the following volunteers for helping with the fair:

Ms. Doris Smith

Ms. Megan Traverse

Ms. Rhonda Griffiths

Mr. Jason Burge

Ms. Andrea Brown

Ms. Diane Barry

Ms. Ann Marie Collins

Ms. Candace Seymour

Ms. Melanie Whyte

Thank you to Eastern Composite Services for their donation of plates and cutlery for the pancake breakfast during our Walk to Breakfast.

Thank you to Melanie Whyte, Nicole Fulford, Julie Power, Allison Hardy, and employees of Eastern Composite for volunteering their time to prepare the pancake breakfast during Walk to Breakfast.

Thank you to AJ & Sam Power for their donation of books to the library.

Thank you to Daniel Reid for his donation of prizes to the treasure chest.

Thank you to the Dunville Lions Club for their donation of treats for our last day.

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

The Freshwater Community Centre - $200

Jace Mulrooney-White - Cheerios

The Guild of the Holy Rosary - $100

Jack Careen - $40.00

The Atlantic Vision Ferry - $100.00

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Walk to Breakfast. We raised $279 which will be matched by the Kids Eat Smart Program.

***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.***


Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Remembrance Day contests this fall. Students were presented with their awards during an assembly on Wednesday of this week.

Kindergarten - Poster

  • Jack Parsons – 1st
  • Lily Bartlett – 2nd

Grade 1 – Poster

  • Penney Gambin – 1st
  • Kate Manning – 2nd

Grade 2 – Poster

  • Sophie Walsh – 1st
  • Alexis Hardy – 2nd

Grade 3 – Poster

  • Sofia King– 1st
  • Alexa Healey – 2nd

Grade 4, 5 & 6 – Poetry

  • Lily Power – 1st
  • Kayden Perry – 2nd
  • Paige Pomroy – 3rd

Grade 4, 5 & 6 – Essay

  • Isabella Newhook - 1st
  • Anna Ryan – 2nd

Grade 4, 5 & 6 – Colour Poster

  • Maggie Power - 1st
  • Leah Maher – 2nd
  • Julia Hickey – 3rd

Grade 4, 5 & 6 – Black & White Poster

  • Liam Seay – 1st
  • Zoey Gear – 2nd
  • Anna Ryan – 3rd

Congratulations to all winners! Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion, Placentia Branch, for sponsoring this wonderful initiative!