News & Events

  • 06/23/2016 Confirmation Registration (9th & 10th graders)


    Church News, Weekender

    Dear 8th Grade Parents,

    With 8th grade graduation this past month, I want to congratulate you for the accomplishment that your son/daughter’s graduation from Annunciation means for all of you as a family.

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  • 06/22/2016 Golf Classic Success!


    It was a beautiful sunny day with many fun games and contests and a good time was had by all.  

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  • 06/22/2016 Welcome Ms. Caldwell


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    We are pleased to welcome Ms. Beth Caldwell to Annunciation School!

    Beth will be the middle school religion teacher. Ms. Caldwell brings varied experiences to our school. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Childhood Education (Grades 4-9) and a minor in Theology. After college, she was a ministry leader for SENT Ministries Youth Retreats and NET Ministries. Currently, she has been the Youth Minister and Confirmation Coordinator at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Forest Lake. We are excited to have Beth join our staff. 

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  • 06/22/2016 2015-16 School Wrap Up


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    June 16, 2016

    Dear Annunciation School Parents,

    Happy summer!  School is humming with events this summer: the rummage sale, Vacation Bible School, end of the year wrap up work, auditorium and gym floor renovations, playground installation, and more. At the same time, we are planning for next school year. We wanted to share some final information with you and updates for the year ahead.

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  • 06/20/2016 VBS 2017 Director Search


    Church News, Weekender

    VBS Director Needed for Summer 2017! 

    Each year over 100 Annunciation kids participate, either as campers or volunteers, in Annunciation’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). It is a ton of fun and the kids have a blast!

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  • 06/20/2016 Spring Clean Up Thank You


    Church News

    THANK YOU . . . To everyone who was able to help in Annunciation’s Spring Cleanup Days this past Wednesday and Saturday. Many hands make light work and it was a lot of work that we did. Thanks for giving of your time and energy to help keep our community’s green space looking beautiful!

    If you’d like to adopt a section of the Annunciation grounds for you and your family and friends to take care of for a year or two, please contact Eli Pollock. 

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  • 06/20/2016 Eucharistic Adoration


    Church News

    A QUIET HOUR WITH JESUS 

    Each Thursday after Mass, our parish offers Eucharistic Adoration. Adoration begins with the 9:00am to 10:00am time-slot, and concludes with the 6:00pm to 7:00pm spot. Each hour should have at least two Adorers. Would you like to join us? 

    The Divine Mercy Chaplet is offered at 3:00pm each Thursday during Adoration in the Church. Call Therese Moriarty at 612.545.8881 for further information, or just drop by for an hour. (Enter through the south door by the parking lot). 

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  • 06/20/2016 Monthly Grocery Shopping for Loaves & Fishes


    Church News

    Can you do some monthly grocery shopping for us? 

    Our wonderful, reliable shopper for Loaves and Fishes, Cindy Banovitz, is moving out of the country! I guess that's a good excuse to step down, so we need a new grocery shopper! It only takes about an hour a month, and likely less, since we'll have one or two back-ups for you. The first Monday of the month, we need someone to take our list and go purchase items at Sam's or Costco (you will be quickly reimbursed for this) and drop it all off at St. Stephen's by 2:30pm.

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  • 06/20/2016 Support Sr. Sue!: Riding for Habit in Haiti


    Church News

    This summer, July 14-16, I plan to do the three-day version of the seven-day Habitat 500 Bike Ride which will take place in northeast Minnesota, and I’d love to have you join me for the ride!

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  • 06/18/2016 Stand for Energy Equity


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “Urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy." ~Pope Francis 

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  • 06/17/2016 Twin Cities in Need Resource Center


    Weekender

    Grace R. says thank you to the Annunciation students for their school supply donations for the Twin Cities Kids in Need Resource Center.  TCKINRC was THRILLED with the 22 grocery bags full of new and gently used school supplies! 

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  • 06/11/2016 Yard Care Tips to Protect Water


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions.” ~Pope Francis 

    “The actions we take at home can impact nearby lakes, rivers and wetlands, and we can all take steps with our yard care to prevent pollution and protect water quality. Follow these four simple steps to protect water this summer: 

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  • 06/11/2016 6th Annual Widow’s Day of Reflection: “Never Alone”


    Church News

    This event will consist of 2 presentations by Fr. Richard Simon, Pastor of St. lambert parish, Skokie IL. Fr. Simon hosts “Fr. Simon Says”, heard daily on Relevant Radio. Fr. Simon is known for both his humor and thoughtful reflections on the beauty and truth of our Catholic Faith. Participants will also hear Michele Denise Michaels, a singer and speaker who shares about the gift of her blindness and the love of God. 

    -Saturday, June 25th, 8:30am to 12:15pm, including lunch
    -Our Lady of Grace, Edina
    -$20 registration – contact Cheryl Broich at 952-831-2656. Please see registration brochure for more information.

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  • 06/11/2016 Help Yourself to a Special Book for Father’s Day!


    Church News

    In his book Every Man’s Journey Jim Campbell offers 30 Gospel based meditations designed to help men explore what it means to become the men God intends them to be. The Apostle Peter serves as guide for this journey. Just as Jesus called Peter from his daily work to refocus him for God and others, God is calling men today, in the midst of their labors, to discover how they can become more than they ever imagined. Please take a copy and enjoy it!

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  • 06/09/2016 Field Day Fun


    Church News

    The rain stopped the sun was shinning and fun was had by all on Field Day 2016. Perhaps, Fr. Park most of all?

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  • 06/09/2016 Annunciation Rummage Sale History


    Church News

    The Annunciation Rummage Sale is not any old rummage sale. Like many parts of Annunciation Church and School, it is part of tradition. The Founders: “I can remember mother sitting at the checkout table,” recalls Leslie Smith, Annunciation 5th Grade Teacher for many years. Mrs. Smith’s mother, Margaret Kennedy, and two of her friends, Lou Peterson and Nora DeGonda, spearheaded the school rummage sales, with Peterson and DeGonda being two of the sale founders.

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  • 06/09/2016 Annunciation Spring Clean Up Days!


    Church News, Weekender

    Come and help keep Annunciation beautiful! Join us on one of two days to help maintain Annunciation’s beautiful gardens and green space. Help by pulling weeds, picking up trash, mulching, painting, and planting around the church and school. We welcome all families with all ages to come and participate. Come when you can for as long as you can on Wednesday evening or Saturday morning Bring garden gloves, small tools, sunscreen, and a hat.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6-8p 

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 8a-12p 

    Questions: Contact Eli Pollock at epollock@annunciationmsp.org or 612.824.0787 ext. 261

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  • 06/09/2016 WordMasters 2015-16 National Honors


    Enrichment, Weekender

    Whew! Annunciation’s 6th annual WordMasters Challenge™ has come to a close for the year. We hope our students have enjoyed another season of mental challenges and can confidently proclaim they "own" an additional 75 words in their vocabulary! 

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  • 06/09/2016 Viva Las Vegas Parties


    Weekender

    Viva Las Vegas Parties with open spots - JOIN THE FUN!!!! 

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  • 06/09/2016 Year End Parties & Field Trips


    Weekender

    Annunciation students closed out the 2015-2016 school year with class presentations, field trips and at least one (!) class party this week. Congratuations on all your hard work kids! Now go enjoy your summer - but don't forget to read something every day!

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  • 06/09/2016 Custom Art for Yearbook Cover


    Weekender

    Annunciation School yearbooks went home with students this week featuring a beautiful dove on the cover. 8th grader (a.k.a. Annunciation Alumna '16) Claire L. hand drew the artwork.

    Thank you Claire for sharing your talent and capturing the spirit of our school in your work!

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  • 06/08/2016 Class of 2016 Graduation Mass


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  • 06/08/2016 Used Uniform Sale


    Weekender

    It's official: free dress today (6/8) and tomorrow (6/9) to celebrate the end of the school year!

    Please save those uniforms that your children have out grown. The Annunciation Parents Organization will organize a used uniform sale on Back to School night, August 24th.

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  • 06/06/2016 Graduation Walk


    Weekender

    Before the graduating Annunciation 8th graders walk through graduation tomorrow they walked the hallways one more time to receive encouragement from the whole school. Congratulations 8th graders!

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  • 06/04/2016 Apps to Help Prevent & Fight Human Trafficking


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: 

    “Every human being, man, woman, boy and girl, is made in God’s image. God is the love and freedom that is given in interpersonal relationships, and every human being is a free person destined to live for the good of others in equality and fraternity.” ~Pope Francis 

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  • 06/03/2016 A Chapel Adoration Thank You


    Weekender

    The Annunciation 2nd graders would like to sincerely thank all of the moms who have given their time and dedication by hosting the Chapel Adoration this school year. Mrs. Nixon says that the her students truly enjoyed opportunity!

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  • 06/03/2016 D.A.R.E. Graduation


    Weekender

    The culmination of the D.A.R.E. program for grade 5 was speeches from four of the students. Great job speech writers!

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  • 06/03/2016 End of the Year…..


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    It is hard to believe we are approaching our last week of school for the 2015-2016 school year. Our 8th graders are preparing to graduate next Tuesday, classes are wrapping up their lessons, heading out on field trips and class celebrations for their hard work and a job well done, and we are preparing for our final day with summer blessing and field day. 

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  • 06/03/2016 Third Annual School Supply Drive!


    Weekender

    Hello Annunciation families!  I am proud to announce that I will be continuing the annual school supply drive at Annunciation.  As you clean out your desks and lockers this year, look for very gently used or new supplies to donate.  Each classroom will be given a grocery bag in which to collect supplies.  We will be donating our supplies to the Twin Cities Kids In Need Foundation, a local organization that collects supplies and donates them to local families and schools who cannot afford school supplies for their children.  It really means a lot to these families; they were thrilled to receive Annunciation’s donation last year.

    Thank you for helping me!

    Grace R.
    Annunciation Student

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  • 06/03/2016 Camp Foley 2016


    Weekender

    Two weeks ago the 6th graders experienced a week immersed in nature at Camp Foley. Some of the things they did during the week were, canoeing, spent time viewing wildlife, went geocaching, and had cook outs by campfire.  At the end of the week the director of camp asked the 6th graders to raise their hand if they tried something new during their time at camp and every single hand shot up in the air!

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  • 06/02/2016 8th Grade Graduation Schedule


    Weekender

    Dear 8th Grade Parents,

    Graduation is just over a week away! We have some important information and reminders for you as we prepare for the 8th graders to graduate.

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  • 06/02/2016 School Tool Box School Supplies


    Weekender

    It’s time to order SCHOOL TOOL BOXES for the 2016-17 School Year!

    Top 5 Reasons to order your child a tool box:

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  • 06/02/2016 Ukulele Concert


    Weekender

    Today was Annunciation's 1st 1st grade Ukulele Concert. 14 1st graders took ukulele lessons this year. Mr. Danaher said, "their enthusiasm for music was contagious!"

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  • 06/01/2016 Teaching Position Open


    Church News, Weekender

    Middle School Spanish Teacher Position

    We are seeking a qualified, passionate Spanish teacher for elementary and middle school. The Spanish teacher works with the classroom teachers and staff to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation’s Spanish program is in integral part of the school. The opportunity to integrate the Spanish language into the school’s curriculum and throughout the school is a priority. Collaboration with core teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

    Please see the full listing and pass it on!:
    http://careers.archspm.org/jobs/spanish-teacher-15/

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  • 06/01/2016 End of the Year Library Notes


    Weekender

    It is hard to believe another school year is coming to an end.  There are a few end of the year items that I want you to know.

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  • 06/01/2016 Early Dismissal June 9th


    Weekender

    Annunciation Extended Day Program will be open.

    There will be an early dismissal from School on Thursday, June 9th. School will be let out at 12:30p.m. Extended day will be open from 12:30p.m.-6:00p.m. 

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  • 06/01/2016 Lunch Program News


    Weekender

    Normal hot lunch and milk will be served until 5-27.

    The week of 5-31 – 6-3, there will be sandwiches and milk only.

    The week of 6-6 – 6-9, NO LUNCH OR MILK.

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  • 05/28/2016 Postcards (or Email) to Fight Modern Slavery


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: 

    “Every person, and all people, are equal and must be accorded the same freedom and the same dignity. Any discriminatory relationship that does not respect the fundamental conviction that others are equal is a crime, and frequently an aberrant crime.” ~Pope Francis 

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  • 05/27/2016 WordMasters Challenge 2016


    Enrichment, Weekender

    ​Annunciation is proud to offer a variety of academic opportunities for our students. One opportunity is the WordMasters Challenge. Over the course of the past school year, on three separate occasions, students in grades 3-8 were given 25 vocabulary words to learn and explore. Students were encouraged to learn word meanings, find synonyms and antonyms, and use the words in context. 

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  • 05/25/2016 Annunciation Ladies Lawn Party


    Church News

    Sunday, June 12, 4-8 pm | Rain or Shine!

    Join us for an evening of lawn games, while socializing with fellow Annunciation moms! BYOB and we’ll provide the burgers and other snacks.

    Who: Annunciation Moms*
    Where: Annunciation Wiffle Ball field
    (or Church basement if it’s raining)
    Cost: $20 suggested donation to Annunciation
    RSVP: Not required, but to help us plan, contact tracymoosbrugger@gmail.com

    *No spouses, significant others or kiddos as this one is just for the ladies!

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  • 05/25/2016 Battle of the Books 2016


    Enrichment, Weekender

    Here it comes…our summer reading enrichment program…Annunciation’s Battle of the Books!

    What is it? 
    The ‘Battle’ is a collaborative reading competition for students entering 3rd- 8th grade. It is designed to enhance student commitment, team building, reading comprehension, and study skills in a fun, informative manner.

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  • 05/25/2016 Summer Camps


    Weekender

    Are you looking for one more camp to keep the kids busy this summer? Check out these offerings:

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  • 05/24/2016 National Math Challenge Results


    Weekender

    In April 2016, 30,446 students from over 765 schools and 47 states participated in the National Math Challenge Contest.
     

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  • 05/23/2016 Sacrament of Confirmation News


    Church News, Weekender

    Dear Annunciation Parents, 

    On the weekend of April 30th & May 1st, I preached a “State of the Parish” homily at all the Masses. In this homily I addressed many different areas of parish life – finances, capital needs, Mass attendance, my vision for our parish, etc. I also spoke about how beginning next year we will move the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation from 10th grade to 8th grade. On Thursday evening May 5th at our “State of the School” meeting, I also talked about the change in the timing of Confirmation. This letter is intended to provide more information about why this change is being made and answer some questions you may have.

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  • 05/19/2016 June Uniform Sale


    Weekender

    Educational Outfitters uniform sale.

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  • 05/19/2016 Viva Las Vegas was a HUGE Hit


    Church News, Weekender

    Thank you! You all are the reason Annunciation is such a special place. 

    The night may be over but we are still celebrating Viva Las Vegas Live & Silent Auction! This year's event was Annunciation School's most successful one to date. After expenses and including the incredible response to Fund-A-Need (Build-A-Playground & Help-A-Student) the night generated approximately $250,000 in net proceeds. Thank you to the anonymous donors who pledged $75,000 in matching funds for this year's Fund-A-Need and to all of you who helped match the $75,000.

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  • 05/18/2016 State of the School Spring 2016


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    On May 5th, Annunciation hosted a State of the School focused, Evening with Principal Cassidy. Attendees were welcomed by Father Park, who shared his commitment to the school as the largest mission of the parish. Parents then listened to Jennifer Cassidy give a State of the School presentation, which included an update on the IB candidacy by Anne Laux and they heard first hand accounts of IB in the classroom from kindergarten teacher, Beth Sable and middle school science teacher, Jeremie Nichols. The event was full of energy, great questions and excitement about all the progress made so far and where we are headed for the future!

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  • 05/18/2016 Fall Volleyball & Soccer Registration


    Weekender

    Calling all Annunciation students who are interested in playing volleyball or soccer next school year!

    Soccer will be for students going into grades 5-8. Volleyball will be for students going into grades 4-8. You can’t play both soccer and volleyball for the school.

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  • 05/18/2016 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament


    Church News, Weekender

    The School's Out Wiffle Ball Tournament is starting to fill up. Games start Wednesday June 8th and play through Sunday, June 12th. Its $200 per team. 8th grade and younger -  $20/person.

    You can register and pay online. Registration ends 5/31.  

    http://annunciationwiffleball.blogspot.com/
     

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  • 05/18/2016 Calling All Math Enthusiasts!


    Weekender

    Are you interested in...

        Solving fun Math problems?

        Working and learning in small groups?

        Sharpening Math skills?

        Preparing for a challenging course next school year?

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  • 05/18/2016 GearHeadz Robotics Team


    Weekender

    We will start the season with the MN FTC kickoff on September 10th, where the challenge will be released The time and location will be announced in late summer. The team will meet twice a week to begin the design-build process. As we get closer to our first tournament, we may need to add meetings to our schedule to reach our goal. The team may not exceed 15 participants, a standard which is set by the FIRST organization. Therefore, spots will be filled in the order that registration is received.

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  • 05/13/2016 AYM Icon Harvey Galberth


    Church News, Weekender

    Dear Annunciation Youth Ministry Alumni, friends and family,

    It is with great sadness that I share the news that Harvey Galberth (97 years young) passed away on Sunday, May 8th 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • 05/06/2016 New & Notes May 6, 2016


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Viva Las Vegas


    Next Saturday, May 14 is the Annunciation School Live and Silent Auction. Please join us for a fun-filled evening that provides support to our school programs. It promises to be a great night! See all the details here: www.vivalasvegas2016.org.
     

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    We ended our Teacher Appreciation Week with an amazing homemade lunch. Thanks, Chef Canda and all of you who went the extra mile make us feel like Super Heroes!!

    We could not be more grateful for the special treatment and appreciation we have received all week. Thank you for all the extra effort and support this week.

    Our parents are the best!

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  • 05/05/2016 Welcome Rachel Wiehoff


    Weekender

    Rachel Wiehoff will be joining our staff next year as part of the middle school team, teaching math and STEM to students in grades 6-8.  Rachel holds two teaching licenses in elementary (K-6) and middle school math (5-8) and has a Master Degree in Education from the University of St Thomas. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting with a minor in Education, Schooling and Society from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. She worked as an accountant for a few years before pursuing her life-long dream of teaching.  She has a passion for teaching and working with children is excited to join the staff at Annunciation School.

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  • 05/05/2016 Summer Mondays @ Izzy’s


    Church News, Weekender

    When: One Monday each month June-August 7:00pm-8:30pm

    June 13th - Izzy’s-Downtown Mpls
    July 18th - Grand Ole-Creamery Cedar Ave.
    August 15th - Sebastian Joe’s-Linden Hills

    Who: Senior High Youth (Grade 9 - 12) Cost: Money for ice cream.
    Where: Meet at the ice cream store.

    RSVP: No Permission Slip Required
    Questons: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 

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  • 05/05/2016 Feathered Friends Night Out


    Weekender

    Feathered Friends Night Out

    May 17th, 5:30-7:15 pm

    Free dinner and bird-related crafts & activities

    U of M Raptor Center Bird Show

    Annunciation Auditorium

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  • 05/04/2016 AYM Mission Trip Preparation Night


    Church News, Weekender

    Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    This is the only meeting before the trip so everyone (youths & parents) is expected to be in attendance. Final statements will be distributed that evening.

    Questions: Call Jimmy Dunn at 612-824-9993 ext 243

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  • 04/23/2016 What does Earth Day Really Mean for Catholics?


    Church News

    Here are a few things the Pope has to say in his latest Encyclical:

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  • 04/22/2016 Mary’s Shelter Clothing Drive


    Weekender

    We are participating in the Public Achievement program as part of Extended Day.  We are doing a clothing and shoe drive April 12th – 26th.  Bring donated clothes to the bins that are in the foyer.  We will donate the clothes and shoes to Mary’s Shelter.  If you have any clothes that don’t fit, bring them in!

    Izzy G., Marina V., Elise P. and Grace C. 
    Annunciation Students

    For more information on Public Achievement, visit http://inside.augsburg.edu/publicachievement/

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  • 04/21/2016 Piano Honor Students Announced


    Weekender

    Hello Piano Families,

    We would like to give special recognition to the following students who achieved "All-Star" and "Honors" scores on their recent Term 3 exams. All-Star students achieved perfect scores in all four lesson categories (Attendance, Playtime, Homework, Recall). Honors students achieved perfect scores for playing their curriculum as well as perfect scores in the four lesson categories. Names for all categories are posted on the Star Wall in the piano room. Make sure you congratulate these students on this amazing accomplishment!

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  • 04/21/2016 Improv Shows


    Weekender

    The final rehearsals are taking place as Mrs. Strickland, Mrs. Nesvig and the 7th and 8th grade students prepare for the Improv shows. Please plan to join us next week on April 28 & 29 in the auditorium.

    Come and see our students perform and share their great gifts and talents!

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  • 04/20/2016 Math Masters (5th grade) Takes 2nd Place!


    Weekender

    The 5th grade Math Masters team took 2nd place in the Math Masters MN Team Competition! 

    Three kids placed in the top 10 for the Individual Competition.
    1st place - Griffin M.
    6th place - Gordie N.
    9th place - Evan S.

    Way to go Mathletes!

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  • 04/20/2016 Annunciation Concert Series


    Church News

    Please join us on Saturday, May 7th at 7:30pm as the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, featuring the Sonomento Choir.  Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works in classical music.  Among critics, it is almost universally considered one of Beethoven's greatest works, and many consider it one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon.  This concert is free and open to the public!  For more information visit  http://www.kenwoodsymphonyorchestra.org/

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  • 04/20/2016 Viva Las Vegas Live & Silent Auction Tickets


    Church News, Weekender

    It's a Sure Bet! Early Bird Ticket Sales Are Open!

    "Diligence is the mother of good luck." -Benjamin Franklin

    Get your luck rolling & buy Early Bird tickets to Viva Las Vegas!

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  • 04/20/2016 Alumni bring MN Spirit to Mission Haiti, Inc


    “To truly understand Haitian people and their economy, you have to go there and immerse yourself in the culture,” explains Mission Haiti, Inc. Board President, Jimmy Dunn. A dozen Annunciation alumni and several companions did just that during a January 2016 visit to our sister school, Annunciation Leogane.

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  • 04/20/2016 Alumni Newsletter Spring 2016


    Church News

    The latest edition of News for the Annunciation Family Spring 2016 is out!

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  • 04/20/2016 Annunciation Dominican Award


    Church News

    The Annunciation Dominican Award is presented to an Annunciation graduate who demonstrates gospel values in their life’s work, be it at home, in the community or in the workplace. The award is named for the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, the first teachers at Annunciation School when it opened in 1923.

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  • 04/20/2016 Welcome New Staff Members


    Church News

    In 2016 Annunciation Church and School has added three new staff members. Read more here:

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  • 04/20/2016 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament


    Weekender

    Registration is now open for the School's Out Wiffle Ball Tournament. The tournament begins after Field Day on June 9th and runs through the weekend, June 12th.

    Tournament Schedules and updates can be found on the Wiffle Ball Tournament web site, as well past tournament photos.

    Please follow us on Twitter @AnnunciationWif. Our Twitter feed provides the most up to date tournament and weather information.

    For questions, please contact:
    Nick Fritzen
    nfritzen@gmail.com
     

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  • 04/16/2016 Respect Life Flower Sale


    Church News, Weekender

    The plant sale will be on Friday, May 6th. There will be extra plants for sale that afternoon as well as after the Masses on May 7-8. If anyone wants to donate plants from their garden, we will gladly accept them for our sale. Please drop them off on Friday, May 6th.

    Questions? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360.

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  • 04/09/2016 Catholic Social Teaching on Migration


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor

    “Migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger, exploitation and the unjust distribution of the planet’s resources which are meant to be equitably shared by all. Don’t we all want a better, more decent and prosperous life to share with our loved ones?” ~Pope Francis

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  • 04/08/2016 IB Candidacy Update


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    We are coming near the end of our first year of our official IB implementation as a candidate school. We wanted to share some news about our progress so far: 

    IB LEVEL ONE TRAINING 

    April 2-4, 2016, Minneapolis Hilton, Official IB Training 

    Annunciation’s process for attaining International Baccalaureate authorization is based on a three-year plan. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) provides a set of criteria against which both the IB World School and the IB can evaluate success. The foundation of what it means to be an IB school is articulated through a set of program standards and practices. 

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  • 04/08/2016 How the World Works Investigation


    Weekender

    Annunciation kindergarteners current IB unit of inquiry is How the World Works.  In particular, they investigated habitats, which included biomes.

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  • 04/07/2016 Summer Music Camps


    Weekender

    Summer Music Camps 

    For Ukuleles, Guitars, Jazz Combo and Rock Band

    Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1

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  • 04/06/2016 Please Pray for Our 1st Communicants


    Church News, Weekender

    Thirty-five of our 2nd graders from both Annunciation School and our Annunciation Faith Formation program, are in the final stages of preparing to celebrate their 1st Communion, at our special 1st Communion 10:00AM Mass, Saturday, April 23rd.

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  • 04/06/2016 Improv Updates April 6, 2016


    Weekender

    We are now in the last three weeks before the improv performances. That means we are in the production stage of the class and the days and hours will be extended. There will also be regular improv days in which only a section of the class will need to attend. Students should know what scenes they are in. If they have any questions, they should talk to Sandy Nesvig. The schedule is listed below: 

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  • 04/04/2016 Poverty for No One. Opportunity for Everyone.


    Church News

    You are invited to a Catholic Charities event to hear updates from CEO Tim Marx and staff on their efforts to build a community where there is poverty for no one and opportunity for everyone. This event will focus on homelessness and the future of the Dorothy Day Center: Tuesday, April 12, 12:00-1:00pm, 60 Plato Boulevard E., 4th floor Drake Bank Building, St. Paul. You are also invited to join any of the following tours of their Minneapolis sites:

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  • 04/04/2016 Third Graders Easter Blessing


    Annunciation third graders made crosses out of clothes pins for Easter and Deacon Sean blessed them.

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  • 04/04/2016 The Spring Break Travels of Flat Stanley


    Over spring break 2nd graders were asked to take Flat Stanley along and snap a photo. It looks like Flat Stanley racked up some frequent flyer miles!

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  • 03/25/2016 Thanks for the Soup!


    Church News

    This past Lent on Friday evenings before Stations of the Cross, we have been able to share the company of fellow parishioners while enjoying a variety of delicious homemade soups. Thanks to Shawn Leighton, Patrice Krocheski-Meyer, Tina Ham Peterson, Laura Bischoff, Stephanie Miller and Cathy Dolan for making all this possible!

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  • 03/22/2016 8th Grader Receives Award at TCRSF


    Weekender

    Congratulations to Annunciation 8th grader, Gabriel S. who won an Air Force Award at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair held February 26 & 27th. Gabe's "Engineering Mechanics" project, was titled, "A.M. radio Project At Electicity Wall". Way to go Gabe!

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  • 03/22/2016 Top Speller, Lizzie N.


    This past Sunday, March 20, 2016, Annunciation 7th grader, Lizzie N. was one of forty-nine spellers who has qualified for the Minnesota Public Radio Regional Spelling Bee at The Fitzgerald Theater.

    Out of 46, only 8 were left when Lizzie went out in the 6th round.  The word she missed was "insatiate." A great showing!!

    Congratulations Lizzie!

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  • 03/19/2016 Recycling


    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor

    “The Earth, our home, increasingly seems to be transforming itself into an immense garbage dump.” ~Pope Francis

    Green Tip

    Setting up organics recycling at home…and Church! (We already do this at Annunciation!)

    More than one-third of our trash is organic material that can be composted. Recycling organics, including food scraps and non-recyclable paper, is an easy way to reduce your trash and make a difference!’

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  • 03/18/2016 News & Notes: March 18, 2016


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Holy Week – Next week is our last week before Easter and Spring break!

    NET Retreat – 7th and 8th graders will participate in a NET Ministries retreat all day next Tuesday.  The retreat will be lead by the NET Ministries team and take place in the basement of church. Please keep the students in your prayers!

    Stuff the Bus - Thanks for encouraging all your students to participate. 5th graders will help deliver the items next Thursday.

    Reminder – Gym painting will happen over spring break!! The floor will be refinished over the summer.

    IB Program Update

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  • 03/18/2016 Red Fish Art Studio


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    After School Art Enrichment Program

    Our goal is to expose students to different art forms and materials. We will introduce students to current as well as historical artists. Students will learn a multitude of art concepts and techniques. Our ultimate objective is to encourage and build confidence in the students’ artistic abilities and most of all...to have fun!!

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  • 03/18/2016 Got Pictures?


    Weekender

    We are in need of pictures from this school year for the yearbook. First day of school, in-class pictures, field trips, concerts, sporting events, blessing of the animals, etc.

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  • 03/16/2016 Library News: Overdue Books


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    The library will be updating to a new library program, possibly as soon as over spring break.

    The current student records will not transfer with the new program and I will need to send out emails for each overdue book. Please help me round up any overdue books! I would be very greatful.

    Thank you for your help! 

    Anne Clubb
    Annunciation School Librarian

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  • 03/12/2016 Let’s Kick Start a Conversation about Kids, Guns, and Safety


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor 

    “The Church has been a consistent voice for the promotion of peace at home and around the world and a strong advocate for the reasonable regulation of firearms.”
    ~United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

    Be SMART for Kids

    Let’s Kick Start a Conversation about Kids, Guns, and Safety. On Monday, Feb. 29 the Peace & Justice Committee co-hosted an event with APO (Annunciation Parents Organization) on this topic in the Annunciation School Auditorium. 

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  • 03/11/2016 Join Fr. Park on a Pilgrimage to Rome


    Church News, Weekender

    ​Join Fr. Park on a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi & Southern Italy next winter!  The trip is being organized by Magi Travel and will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Friday, February 17, 2017.

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  • 03/11/2016 Wiffleball Spring Break Tournament


    Church News, Weekender

    Due to the early spring, we are hosting a Spring Break Tournament. It will be 1 day only, Saturday, 4/2, starting at 10AM

    Bring $20 cash. We will randomly draw players to form teams of 5 players each. It will be double elimination. Everyone helps in set up, umpiring and field maintenance. All of money raised will go to Help-A-Student!

    ALL ages are welcome.

    The Tournament will only be held if the field has dried out and the weather is...Spring Like!
    Please contact Nick Fritzen or TK, if you are interested.

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  • 03/11/2016 After School Enrichment Programs (ASE Programs)


    Weekender

    The ASE Programs registration for Spring 2016 is now open:

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  • 03/10/2016 Extended Day Summer Program


    Weekender

    The Annunciation School Extended Day program is offering a summer program for children enrolled in our school. The summer program will begin on Tuesday, June 14th and will end on Friday, August 19th. We will be open every day except July 4th.

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  • 03/10/2016 Seeking: VBS Volunteers!


    Church News, Weekender

    Attention Current 5th graders & older….VBS needs YOU!!!

    Join other kids in helping make VBS great. Attend a training camp before VBS starts and a pizza party on the last day of camp. Plus, you can earn documented volunteer hours, and all while having a lot of fun! 

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  • 03/09/2016 Middle School Teacher Earns Recognition


    Weekender

    We are so proud to announce that Annunciation Middle School teacher, Erin McBurney has been selected as a finalist for the Honor Teacher Award (K-8) for the 2016 Private and Independent Education Awards. This award will be presented on Sunday, April 24, at the University of St. Thomas. 

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  • 03/09/2016 Why Confession?


    Church News, Weekender

    A Conversation About How Confession Can Help You Get the Most out of Your Life!

    “Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center once more in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands.” ~Pope Francis

    Saturday Morning, March 19th, 9:00 to 11:00

    9:00 – 10:00 – Mass followed by a delightful light brunch.

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  • 03/07/2016 Author Visits Middle School


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    Geoff HerbachYoung Adult author Geoff Herbach visited the 8th grade Friday, March 4th.  He spoke at length about his book Stupid Fast which the class  just finished reading in  Literature.  The critically- acclaimed book was a favorite among the students and has won many awards:

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  • 03/07/2016 MathMasters’ Final Competition


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    Last Friday the middle school Math Club saw some stiff competition at Chaska. At the meet, 31 teams and over 150 students competed. In the six years that the meet coordinator has been hosting, he has never seen such high scores and tight races. All of our team members did a great job and I think they had a fun time too!

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  • 03/04/2016 Library & Technology Updates


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    The Library's Biggest Event is Here!

    Did you know that approximately ninety percent of the library's budget comes directly from the Scholastic Book Fair? Every day supplies such as the materials to create the bar coding system and protective plastic for popular books are purchased with the proceeds of the book fair. Anne Clubb was also able to add shorter, 'pre-school' sized sorting bins to the library along with new books for Annunciation's youngest learners.

    Be on the look out for the Teacher Wish List for classroom books and also a Teacher's Pick section if you need some help picking out books for the readers in your house. The Scholastic Book Fair, "Peace, Love & Books" will be open Sunday, March 6 - Friday, March 11. Please see full details below.

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  • 03/03/2016 Annunciation Red, 2nd & 3rd Grade Girls Basketball


    Weekender

    Congratulations to the Annunciation Red 2nd and 3rd grade girls basketball team on a successful season!  The team played a game every Saturday at Blessed Trinity and worked on dribbling, passing and shooting skills.  They had a great season and really worked well together as a team!

    (Photo courtesy of team parent, Jill Moe. Co-coach, Rachel Bagwell not pictured.)

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  • 03/03/2016 Congratulations Lizzie, Spelling Bee Champ!


    Weekender

    School Bee Champions across the state took an online semifinal qualifying test in February.  The results of the semifinal competition are in and...Lizzie is one of forty-nine spellers who has qualified for the Minnesota Public Radio Regional Spelling Bee on March 20, 2016 at The Fitzgerald Theater.  

    The champion of the MPR Regional Spelling Bee and one parent will win an expenses-paid trip to the Washington, D.C. area to compete in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Congratulations and best wishes Lizzie.  Your Annunciation family will be rooting for you!
     

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