News & Notes
VISIT THE THANKSGIVING CHAIR
During the Thanksgiving prayer service, students had the opportunity to see the video “The Thanksgiving Chair,” in which a father takes many opportunities during his hectic day to contemplate and thank God for all his blessings, even during the stressful and sad moments. Beginning Monday, St. Ann’s will have our own thanksgiving chair stationed outside of the school office. We are inviting everyone – students, parents, siblings, faculty/staff, and parish members – to take a moment to sit in the chair and pray a quick thanks to God. In addition, we will have a writing table and paper “bricks” on which to write how we will prepare our hearts this Advent. We invite you to share your thoughts and to add to our pathway that will lead our hearts to Jesus.
SCRIP SHOPPING – IT’S A WIN, WIN!
It’s that time of year again! Black Friday is fast approaching and the Christmas holiday is right around the corner. If you plan out your shopping this year and pre-purchase Scrip Gift Cards for your purchases, you will be doing yourself a favor by being uber-organized AND you will be helping St. Ann’s at the same time. It’s that easy!
Here is how it works:
1. WHERE WILL YOU BE SHOPPING?
Decide what where you will be doing your holiday shopping this year for gifts, food or other personal needs (Target, Boston Store, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Amazon.com, Pick N Save, Walgreens, etc.)
2. SELECT SCRIP GIFT CARDS
Check the ShopWithScrip website to see if those stores participate in the Scrip program (there are tons of options so there is a very good chance you will find exactly what you need!) Visit www.shopwithscrip.com for a list of available retailers.
3. DETERMINE BUDGET
Figure out your budget and determine which cards you would like to purchase and in what amounts you would like to purchase them (most come in many denominations – some as low as $5 up to $500).
4. REMEMBER… Keep in mind that Scrip cards make great gifts and stocking stuffers (teachers, hairdressers, babysitters, etc.)
5. PLACE YOUR ORDER
Place your order online or by contacting Diane Neumeyer at Dianne Neumeyer or (608) 235- 3274.
6. SHOP AWAY!
Remember, you don’t have to spend any additional money to make a difference. You get the full value of the card, but the generous participating retailers contribute a portion of the proceeds (some as much as 20%!) to St. Ann School.
So far this school year, St. Ann’s has made a net profit of over $1,000 and we are on our way toward our target of raising more than $5,000! It’s an easy way to turn the purchase you are already planning to make into support for St. Ann School students. Scrip orders will be placed November 10 & 17 and December 1, 8 & 15.
ORDER YOUR ST. ANN LOGO WEAR
Some stylish new items featuring the St. Ann’s logo are now available for purchase and/or ordering. While not required, logo wear and/or nice dress items are encouraged for all students for Friday Masses. See several youth and adult options along with the order form here or stop by the school office for forms and to see sample items in a variety of sizes and styles for both boys and girls. If you have questions or would like to place an order, please contact Lynn Wood