The sun is shining and thoughts of summer begin to creep into our minds. So much is happening between now and then!
First up – “A Night in Havana at the St. Anna Cabana” – there are just a handful of tables available for our biggest and best fundraiser of the year. More than ever, your support is critical this year to help us meet our 2021-22 operating budget. Tuition increases for next year were kept to a minimum (3%) and we weren’t able to raise additional funds through our annual Move-a-thon. We need the auction proceeds to meet budget projections without having to cut programing. We have proxy bidders available if you are unable to attend in-person and all can participate in the online silent auction and Fund It! For those joining us in-person, be assured that all safety protocols have been approved through our permits and we are honoring all Covid regulations for events. Thank you for your continued support!
I want to update you on our plans for the remainder of the school year. We are trying to end the year as close to normal as possible and continue with some of our much-loved traditions. Here’s what is on the calendar and some of the adjustments that we are currently planning. As we have all learned over this past year, situations change on a dime and we need to be ready to pivot at all times. We are hoping and praying that the Covid numbers decrease which will allow us more flexibility with our upcoming events. Please know that health and safety will always be our number one priority and we will follow all recommended protocols for any and all events!
Here’s what we have planned (as of today):
April 27th – Mid-terms go home
May 3rd – 7th – Teacher Appreciation Week (no parent hosted luncheon this year)
May 8th – “A Night in Havana at the St. Anna Cabana” in-person auction in a well ventilated and approved tent on the playground.
May 12th – Fifth grade presents – “Night of the Notables” at 6:30pm, outdoors on the playground.
May 15th – First Eucharist for our second graders at 10:00am in the church. Limited capacity per Phase 3 Covid restrictions.
May 15th – Lower and Upper school drama clubs recorded video plays at 3:30pm and 6:30pm, outdoors on the playground.
May 21st – Eight grade final retreat – 8:30am in the church
May 26th – Bump-Up Day – 1:15pm (Classes will meet next year’s teacher per Covid restrictions.)
May 27th – LEARNING CELEBRATION CANCELLED – School will be in session as we cannot have parents in the building for student presentations.
May 28th – Field Day – adjustments will be made to maintain safety protocols but we will be having a field day!
May 31st – MEMORIAL DAY – No school
June 1st – Eighth grade FUN DAY
June 2nd – Eighth grade graduation pictures – 5:00pm in front of building per Covid restrictions
June 2nd – Eighth grade graduation “gathering” (in lieu of dinner) – 6:00pm
June 3rd – Eighth grade Affirmations – 10:15am in church. Limited capacity per Phase 3 Covid restrictions.
June 3rd – Graduation Mass – 5:00pm in church. Limited capacity per Phase 3 Covid restrictions.
June 10th – Kindergarten graduation – 10:30am. Place to be determined depending on Covid restrictions. Limited capacity.
June 10th – Noon dismissal
June 11th – Last Day of School (8:45am Mass depending on Covid restrictions and capacity.)
It is encouraging to think that we can have an end of the year closer to usual, compared to what we we experienced last year. I am so proud of our students, staff and families who have endured so many challenges but have kept moving onward and making the best of the difficult situations. We are blessed at St. Anne with a positive, resilient and forward moving community! Please know how much we appreciate all of you.
Have a great week with more sunshine!