News & Events

  • 09/16/2016 Night of Light Celebration of Catholic Education


    Weekender

    Celebrate our Catholic schools by attending the third annual Night of Light celebration of Catholic education on September 24th at The Depot Minneapolis. The Aim Higher Foundation invites you to join hundreds of the most committed Catholic school supporters from this area for this fun and inspiring event. As an independent 501(C)3 non profit, the Aim Higher Foundation is committed to raising needed resources to keep our schools strong. More than 200 students from across the Archdiocese will provide entertainment and hospitality. Please support our Catholic schools by attending this great event.

    To buy a ticket or reserve a table, visit www.AimHigherFoundation.org.

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  • 09/16/2016 New Instructional Positions Open


    Church News, Weekender

    Instructional Assistant Positions – Annunciation Catholic School:

    Annunciation Catholic School is seeking caring, passionate, hard-working people to join our team as Instructional Assistants in the elementary classrooms. The Instructional Assistants provide additional learning support for students and help create a faith-filled, positive environment for learning.

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  • 09/16/2016 Annunciation Bible Study Continues


    Church News

    With the arrival of fall and right after Septemberfest, Annunciation’s weekly Bible Study gets underway. We will start up on Wednesday, September 21st, from 9:15 to 10:30, in our new parish meeting room. Over the years we’ve had many Bible adventures and currently we’re continuing the story of the prophet Jeremiah. All are welcome, whether you’re returning or if you are brand new. For more information contact Sr. Sue.

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  • 09/16/2016 A Time Just for Moms


    Church News, Weekender

    Moms Group at Annunciation

    The tradition continues and Moms of all ages are welcome! Yes, on Tuesday morning, September 20th, we will gather from 9:30 to 11:00am in our new parish meeting room, next to the Community Room. In our informal weekly gatherings we read and reflect on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday and talk about what we bring to the Gospel from our ordinary life experience and how this particular Gospel passage blesses our lives. We take time for conversation with the kind of sharing that creates a community of support. If you have small children childcare can be arranged if we know in advance. Otherwise, just come when you can and know that you are always welcome. We meet throughout the school year. We hope it will be refreshing for you that you can come to Moms Group without signing up for anything. Just come! For more information contact Sr. Sue.

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  • 09/14/2016 Photo Bombed by TC Bear


    Church News, Weekender

    This is your little one's chance to meet TC Bear and a few of his baseball friends. Join us on the field next to the church during the kids homerun derby, 7-8pm.

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  • 09/13/2016 U.S. Academic Triathlon


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    Is your middle-schooler an “outside-the-box” thinker?  Does your child love trivia and thinking on their feet?  Do you have a budding actor on your hands?  U.S. Academic Triathlon may be the perfect opportunity to channel those qualities.  U.S.A.T. is an after school, volunteer run, adventure.  

    U.S. Academic Triathlon is a creative thinking team competition that teaches and rewards creative and divergent thought processes, cooperative brainstorming, general intellect, leadership and a "flare" for the dramatics. Five-person teams compete in three distinct events at a USAT meet and are rewarded for their team-work, good sportmanship and positive risk-taking decisions. Those events are:

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  • 09/10/2016 Septemberfest trash and YOU


    Church News

    “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” 
    ~Pope Francis 

    Septemberfest is a great time to build community, fun and friendships—unfortunately, it also is a time to build up a huge pile of filth. We are proud to be a part of a community that works very hard towards making Septemberfest a Zero Waste Event--meaning that most of our trash can be composted or recycled, resulting in very little actual trash. This is approximately the 10th year of working towards a Zero Waste Septemberfest, thanks to the leadership of the Green Team, namely Jimmy Dunn, Michael Reed, Wynne Yelland, and to the many “Garbage Gurus” who volunteer during the festival weekend to help separate trash from treasure. But it really relies on YOU, paying attention to what is compostable and recyclable. This year we have requested fewer “pods” of compost/recycle/trash bins to help all of us do a better job. (Hint: All the beverage cups and dinner ware are compostable.)

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  • 09/06/2016 Come Tour Breaking Free


    Church News

    Breaking Free serves the needs of those who have either escaped or are attempting to escape the bondage of sex trafficking. Located in St. Paul, Breaking Free serves the needs of nearly 500 trafficked persons each year. In order to come to a deeper understanding of both the needs of victim/survivors and the services offered at Breaking Free we have arranged a tour. We will meet members of Breaking Free staff and see first-hand some of the many ways they reach out to, care for, and support those who come to them.

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  • 09/06/2016 “Mass of the Holy Spirit 2016” at CHS Field


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    On September 22, CSCOE (Catholic Schools Center of Excellence) will be holding a "Mass of the Holy Spirit 2016" at CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints.  There will be 12,000 students from 77 schools attending where students will celebrate mass with over 60 priests, Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens.  

    Annunciation students in grades 4-8 will attend the mass that day.  All parents must sign the online permission slip no later than this Friday, September 9.  

    Students must bring a non-perishable, disposable lunch and drink to eat on the bus.  We will be departing Annunciation at 9:15am and returning at 2pm.  

    We look forward to our students being part of this amazing experience!

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  • 09/03/2016 Brothers & Sisters to Us


    Church News

    “Brothers and Sisters in Christ, More than 20 years ago the Catholic bishops of the United States issued a major pastoral letter on racism, ‘Brothers and Sisters to Us.’ In that letter we declared that Racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father. 

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  • 09/02/2016 SeptemberFest: Pie Shop


    Church News

    Friday, September 16: 6-9pm
    Saturday, September 17: Noon-9pm
    Sunday, September 18: 11:30am-3:30pm

    Enjoy a delicious slice of pie with a scoop of ice cream - in the comfort of air conditioning! Join us in the Church basement for this SeptemberFest favorite.

    Donations:
    Pie donations can be dropped off in the Church basement on Friday, Saturday or Sunday of SeptemberFest weekend. All items must be store bought.

    Questions: Contact Peg Tuttle at Pegtuttle@msn.com or 612-242-0821.
     

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  • 09/02/2016 SeptemberFest Farmers Market


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    Friday, September 16: 6-9pm
    Saturday, September 17: Noon-9pm
    Sunday, September 18: 11:30am-3:30pm

    Eclectic vintage furnishings, decorations for your home and garden, handmade items such as aprons, pillows, hand embroidered dish towels, vintage linens, home canned goods, home baked goods, house plants, cookbooks, children’s furniture, pet toys and more!

    Fresh, locally grown produce available on Saturday and Sunday.

    Will accept credit cards.

    Questions: Contact Laura Pigozzi 612-825-7860 or pigoz002@umn.edu
     

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  • 09/02/2016 Saturday Night Surf or Turf!


    Church News

    Saturday, September 17, 6:00-8:00PM 

    Steak or salmon, grilled vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, cookie. TICKETS REQUIRED $25/ticket. Tickets will be sold between Sunday masses and weekdays at the church and school offices. Buy Tickets Online.

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  • 09/02/2016 SeptemberFest: Zero K


    Church News, Weekender

    September 16, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM

    Have you ever wanted to run a marathon, only 26.2 miles shorter? Then this event is for you. Come join Jimmy Dunn and walk across the finish line to the couch. You’ll win a medal, a meal from “Gastrotruck” food truck, and a drink coupon. Track suits strongly encouraged!

    Buy Tickets Online!

    $25/ticket on Friday night.

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  • 09/01/2016 Pre-Sale Carnival Ride Tickets


    Church News, Weekender

    We will have Carnival Rides again this year at SeptemberFest!

    Friday 6-9pm
    Saturday 12-9pm 
    Sunday 11:30am-3:30pm 

    J and K will sell ride tickets during SeptemberFest for $3 per ride/ ticket. BUT, Annunciation was able to purchase a limited number of discounted tickets for $2 per ride/ ticket. This allows Annunciation families to save some money!

    We will be selling the discounted ride tickets in the Church Business office from 8am-4pm while supplies last.

    Questions: Contact Jimmy Dunn 612-824-9993 ext 243.

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  • 09/01/2016 Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Drop-off and Pick-up:

    To help create a safe and efficient procedure for drop-off and pick-up, we are sending home a packet with two car pool number cards for each family along with a few reminders about the process. If each person helps by following the procedure, we will have a faster and safer car pool line for students and families.

    Please review the Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Map (below) and use the number card for all pick-ups. This helps move the line along quicker. Thanks for your help!

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  • 09/01/2016 5th Grade Monarch Release


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    Since 2002, an alumna has provided the Annunciation 5th grade students with a Monarch experience.  Monarch butterflies arrive at school in triangular paper packets for the students to release for their ultimate migration south.  Before the children opened the paper packets, Mrs. Paul and Mrs. Warnemunde shared a Native American legend and asked the pairs of students to make a wish.

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  • 08/31/2016 SH Kick Off Night


    Church News

    When: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday, September 25th, 2016

    Where: Brunswick Zone XL - Lakeville (Meet at the Youth Room)

    Cost: $30 will cover the cost of admission, snack, 2 games of laser tag, 1 hour of bowling, door prizes and transportation.

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  • 08/31/2016 Sign-up for The Weekender


    Church News, Weekender

    We are trying some new ways to enable good communication between school and families. Please take minute to sign up for the weekly school newsletter, The Weekender. By asking parents to sign up for the list we hope to improve the rate of successful transmission of each email. Thank you for your cooperation!

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  • 08/30/2016 Math Expressions Training


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    Beginning this fall, our Kindergarten through 5th grade students will use the Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions curriculum. Watch for more information in the weeks ahead about this exciting change and how you can support your child's math growth.

    To help us better prepare for this new curriculum, Math Instruction expert, Judy Rohde, worked with our Annunciation teachers and classroom aides (instructional assistants) this past week during our workshop. 

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  • 08/29/2016 Blessing of the New Playground 2016


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    We officially 'opened' the new playground with a blessing from Fr. Park while the whole school gathered together.

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  • 08/29/2016 Middle School Dances the Cancan


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    Annunciation Middle School started the school year off with a 'paper plate cancan' in the playground. We are sure excited about the new year!

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  • 08/29/2016 First Morning Coffee


    Please come to the auditorium today, Monday, August 29th from 7:45am - 8:45am to enjoy coffee, juice, fruit, and pastries. Catch up with fellow parents and welcome new families into our wonderful annunciation community. Fr. Park will be saying a blessing over the new playground at 8:30am.. 

    Sponsored by Annunciation Parent Organization (APO).

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  • 08/24/2016 Back to School Night


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    Please stop by your child’s classroom (K-8) to check in on your room assignments, talk to the teachers about the coming year, and get basic information for the classroom. Parent Information Night on September 22 will provide more details for the classrooms and year ahead.

    What to expect for the Back to School Night:

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  • 08/18/2016 SeptemberFest Raffle Tickets


    Church News

    Your Annunciation Raffle Tickets are available for pick up in the church south Foyer. The Grand Prize is $3,000.00 again this year, but the drawingwill take place Saturday, September 17th at 9:00pm just after the Homerun Derby!

    If each family sells or purchase $50 of tickets the Septemberfest raffle would raise over $50,000 for Annunciation so let the selling begin!

    If you need more tickets you can get more through the Business Office by talking to Mary Grace.

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  • 08/18/2016 Summer of Growth for School Staff


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    Nearly half of our Annunciation teachers took part in professional development, graduate school, conferences, or symposiums this summer. 

    Our teachers became more knowledgeable about a variety of topics including...

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  • 08/15/2016 NEW at SeptemberFest 2016! The Mediocritones


    Church News, Weekender

    After the Zero K, stick around and listen (dance?!) to the Twin Cities best average band, The Mediocritones, a unique cover & tribute band. 

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  • 08/06/2016 Gift of Being Grand: A Catholic Grand-parenting Conference


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    Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Mary Mother of the Church, Burnsville 

    Learn about God's plan for grandparents about how to pass on a Heritage of Faith. Presenters include Archbishop Andrew Cozzens, Jeff Cavins, Judy Cozzens, Katherine Kersten and topics include: The Importance of Intergenerational Faith in Our Culture Today, God's Message for Grandparents, Pope Francis and the Role for Grandparents in the Family and Parish, How to Strengthen Faith with Adult Children and Grandchildren. Breakout sessions will address: Resources for Prayer and Passing on the Faith, Grand-parenting Through Difficulties, How to be a Grandparent When You Are Miles Away, Unleashing the Healing Power of Prayer, Discipling Grandchildren: Putting Faith into Practice. 

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  • 08/06/2016 God in All Things – Discernment. Attention. Ignatian


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    When I made my retreat this past June, my spiritual director pointed me in the direction of a wonderful website that is becoming for me a rich resource for prayer. I would like to share some of its treasures with you.

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  • 08/03/2016 Summer 2016 School News Update


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Dear Annunciation School Families,

    We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Our summer has been busy as we prepare for the new school year ahead.  Though we still have a few weeks of summer before us, we know the first day of school will be here before we know it!

    In this letter, we have several updates to share and also some information regarding our Back to School Night (paperwork day):

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  • 07/22/2016 Green Your Camping Trip


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “May the relationship between man and nature not be driven by greed, to manipulate and exploit, but may the divine harmony between beings and creation be conserved in the logic of respect and care” ~Pope Francis

    If you’re planning a camping trip for the warm weather months, we’ve got you covered. Here are our green tips for making the most of your outdoor experience, while taking care to leave a healthy environment when you pack up and head home.

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  • 07/19/2016 Battle of the Books at Washburn Library


    Enrichment, Weekender

    Thank you to the Hennepin County Library for supporting Annunciation's Battle of the Books.  The Washburn Library has a special display in the front entry with featured (and available) books from this year's Battle of the Books list.  Stop in and check it out!  

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  • 07/15/2016 Golf and the Environment


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family.” ~Pope Francis

    Next time you are out on the greens, think about whether your own actions are "green." Here are some easy suggestions on what you can do to help the environment:

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  • 07/12/2016 School Supply Lists 2016-17


    Weekender

    School supply lists for the 2016-17 school year:

    Kindergarten
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Grade 6
    Grade 7
    Grade 8

    Haiti

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  • 07/08/2016 Top Ten Summer Travel Tips


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    “A Christian who doesn’t safeguard creation, who doesn’t make it flourish, is a Christian who isn’t concerned with God’s work, that work born of God’s love for us.” ~Pope Francis 

    Whether you’re heading to the beach, the woods or a hotel this summer, keep these summer travel tips in mind to lessen your impact on the environment. 

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  • 07/02/2016 Green Picnic Guide


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “God always forgives, we men forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives.” ~Pope Francis 

    Gearing up for a summer picnic? Here are some earth-friendly ideas to help you keep your outdoor gatherings fun, simple and green.

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  • 06/25/2016 Bring Your Own Bag and Help Hunger


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    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor: “You pray for the hungry, then you feed them. This is how prayer works.” ~Pope Francis 

    Our local grocery stores have shown a real commitment to helping fight local hunger. One chain automatically donates 5 cents to Second Harvest for every reusable bag you bring. (Adding up to 1,080,000 meals donated so far!) Another gives you a 5 cent credit for each bag, and donates to the charity of your choice based on receipts. Almost all of them partner with local food shelves, donating expired unsold food that is safe for consumption.

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  • 06/23/2016 Enrolling Students Now!


    Annunciation School is now enrolling for the 2016-17 school year.

    Thank you for your interest in our school. We welcome you to join our community whether you are Catholic or not. You just have to have a desire to make a difference and want to raise a well-rounded child. We are currently taking applications for kindergarten and new student transfers.

    See why this kids love Annunciation...

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  • 06/23/2016 Gift from the Relevant Radio Banquet


    Church News

    Our school received a check for $2,569 as a gift from a local anonymous donor, who matched contributions to Relevant Radio for participating Catholic Schools at their annual benefit banquet held in April.

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  • 06/23/2016 Summer Math in Khan Academy


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    Welcome to summer vacation! We hope this finds you and your student relaxed and rested as you transition into summer mode.

    In order for our students to return to middle school feeling confident in math, we want them to practice math over the summer, to reduce what some in education call “summer learning loss.” It is neither our intent to overwhelm students nor to cause undue stress, but rather to offer an opportunity for students to review and reinforce concepts learned during the school year. 

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  • 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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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 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 Early Dismissal June 9th


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    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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  • 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 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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