The Academy

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November Newsletter

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Friday, October 25

Jamarama for the Janeway

(Donate $2 and wear your pajamas.)

Monday, October 28

Professional Development Day (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 at 9a.m. Everyone welcome!

Deadline to order school photos

Thursday, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

Game 8 Lions’ Bingo

Friday, November 8

Mid-Fall Break (No School)

Monday, November 11

Remembrance Day Observance (No School)

Friday, November 15

Professional Development Day (No school for students)

Tuesday, November 19

Picture Re-takes

Monday, November 25

School Council Meeting at 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov 25 – Thursday, Nov 28

Scholastic Book Fair

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. and there will be no cafeteria services.**

Wednesday, December 11

Primary Christmas Concert

Friday, December 13

Kinderstart Session

(No school for kindergarten students)

Wednesday, December 18

Elementary Christmas Concert

Friday, December 20

Last Day of School before Christmas Break

Monday, January 6

School Reopens


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




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.


Please be advised that we have video surveillance on our property and throughout our building.


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.


The top 10 recyclers for September were:

Jordan Traverse

Alanna O’Keefe Donahue

Sam Power

Brooklyn Williams

Alisha Healey

Carter Miller

Victoria Traverse

Shyanne Sawyers

Leo Power

Kaleb Slaney

Our two random prize draws who were also treated to lunch were:

Jenna Richardson

Kenedi Healey

Students were treated to lunch the following Friday. Jordan Traverse won $20 for being the top recycler and Alexa Healey won $20 for the random draw. Congratulations!

The deadline for October is October 31, 2019. We thank you again for your continued support of our recycling fundraiser!


We are excited to announce that we will be starting a coding club in November. We will begin with grade 6 in November and then rotate through each grade level throughout the year. Keep an eye out for your coding month!


Our Kids for Kindness Group (grade 6s) will be starting in November with meetings scheduled for November 4, 18 and 25.


If you have a child who will be attending Kinderstart this year, please make sure your child is registered. The first session is scheduled for Friday, December 13.


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.


November 1 – Tyler Ryan

November 3 – Kaisey McFatridge

November 3 – Jax Walsh

November 4 – Alaina Mulrooney

November 6 – Hailey Smith

November 17 – Edward Collins

November 18 – Noah O’Leary

November 21 – Alisha Healey

November 23 – Preston Gambin

November 24 – Carter Miller

November 25 – Jayson O’Keefe

November 25 – Parker O’Reilly

November 25 – Leo Power

November 27 – Olivia Pearson

November 30 – Haidyn Mulrooney


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

Dunville Lions Club - $500

Jacob & Madelyn Brazil – Chewy Bars

Justice O’Keefe Pancake Mix

Jayden & Charlee Connors – Cheerios & Fruit Cups

Cameron Griffin – Juice

Cheyenne & Aliyah Robbins – Juice

Lily Bartlett – Chewy Bars

Miles Glover – Juice & Nutri Grain Bars

Maggie & Leo Power – Juice

Rachael Traverse – Cheerios

Jane Hepditch – Cheerios

Alivia, Aliyah & Alexis Hardy - $20

Thank you to Haidyn Mulrooney & Gabriella Allan for their donation of skates to the school.

Thank you to the St. Anne’s Academy Class of 1989 for their donation of a bench to our outdoor space in memory of their classmate, Mr. Terry Smith.

***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.***


Due to the generosity of our school community, we have a large number of skates here at the school that are available for children to borrow (whether for a day, a week, or a season). Drop by the office and we will direct you to skate room where children can try on a pair to borrow.


On Friday, September 27, 2019, staff and students of St. Anne’s Academy participated in the Annual Terry Fox Run. A total of $512.00 was raised. Thank you to everyone who donated to this worthy cause!


The Placentia, Cape Shore and surrounding areas are looking to collect previously loved clothing (except underwear - only new will be accepted) or any type of bedding you would like to donate to others who may be in need. Once clothing has been collected, a time and place will be provided for anyone who would like to avail of the service. Please feel free to contact the following:

Glenda Barnett at 227-1045, Roxanne Mulrooney at 227-9305

Kelly Power at 338-2088.


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.


The Freshwater Community Centre is hosting a haunted house on Saturday October 26th from 5pm - 8pm. Donations will be accepted at the door and all proceeds will be going towards the upgrades to the Freshwater Playground and skate park. Open to all ages.


Decorated vehicles will line up in the Town Square before 6 and serve treats until 7:30 pm. Join us in the Town Square on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.