Yesterday at our Prayer Assembly the results of the Move-a-thon were announced. What a fantastic job done by all. Even with the modifications that were made due to Covid restrictions, our students raised more than ever before. Our $39,000 goal was left in the dust with a grand total of $58,392! To the delight of all of our students, Señor Soto who had agreed to wear a chicken suit all day if students reached the goal, appeared at the Prayer Assembly in full attire, accompanied by a blaring rendition of the Chicken Dance song. He taught all of his classes in the chicken costume all day. What a great sport!
Each week it seems that I need to report another change to our activities and events due to Covid. This week our traditional Christmas pageant is the target. We are unable to gather all families in Banchero Hall for this very special school-wide performance. We have been working on options for getting the largest audience possible while observing the Covid restrictions on gatherings. 6th graders have always been the stars of the play within the pageant. They have been preparing “A Christmas Carol” since the beginning of the school year and we are excited to give them the opportunity to perform. Here is what we have come up with so that parents can see their children perform:
- The evening performance, scheduled for Thursday, December 16th at 7:00pm is being cancelled.
- We will have the 1:15pm full performance with all classes participating but we need to restrict the audience to just the 6th grade parents. We will video the show and provide a live-stream link for all.
- We want all parents to be able to see their child’s class (in costume) perform their song from the pageant. Beginning on December 6th, we will invite a class of parents to our morning Advent Lighting ceremony with the class singing their song following the candle lighting. A schedule will come out soon indicating which day your child’s class will be performing.
- We will have two full performances on Dec. 14th and 15th for half the school (each day) to see the entire program since we can’t join all of the school together to watch the show.
This is the best we can do in a difficult situation. Ms. Vizzare, Mrs. Nenninger, and the 6th graders have been working so hard and we truly wish we could be together to celebrate their performance.
We are very excited that the covid vaccine for our younger students has been approved. Please, if you are planning to get your child vaccinated, do not hesitate to reserve an appointment during school hours. Assignments can be made up, appointments are difficult to schedule!
If you are not able to schedule an appointment before December, we are partnering with Our Lady of Fatima School in Magnolia to get students vaccinated. On Wednesday, December 1st, St. Anne students can participate in the vaccine clinic which will be held at OLF, to receive the first dose. The follow-up dose will be scheduled for December 22nd. Sign-up and vaccine times are still in process and I will let you know as soon as I receive word on accessing the clinic.
During this time, as more students are eligible for vaccines, we cannot let our guard down. Please continue to practice Covid safety measures. Check your child’s masks and make sure they are good fitting. Remind them of distancing, handwashing and masking rules. And continue to wear a mask, even if you are fully vaccinated when you are on campus for any reason. We can beat this virus if we continue to protect one another.
Congratulations to our St. Anne Middle School Math teams who participated in the Seattle Prep Math Games on Saturday, Oct. 30th. We just received word on the top scoring teams and St. Anne, Assumption-St. Bridget and St. Louise were the top three teams out of 19 participating schools! St. Anne Team 1 came in first in the “Escape Room” competition and St. Anne Team 2 came in 3rd in the same competition. Fantastic job by the fifteen 8th grade participants!
Just a reminder that we are not in school this Friday, November 12th as we remember all Veterans and their lives of dedication and service to keep our nation free. We will be having classroom activities honoring veterans on November 11th.
Finally, as the holidays approach and families begin to travel, here is the latest CDC information for Domestic Travel.
If your child is not fully vaccinated, they will need to quarantine following travel on public transportation (planes, trains etc.) If your child is fully vaccinated there is no restriction on travel in the United States. They do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
Have a great week!