News & Events

  • 10/26/2016 New Member to Student Support Team


    Weekender

    ​As we finalize our interim plan for this year’s intervention, we have created a learning support team to help create levels of intervention for students who need assistance outside of the classroom. Starting this week, Karin Cebulla will be joining our team to help with student support in classrooms, as liaison to Minneapolis District for services, and support to teachers and students.

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  • 10/19/2016 Tuition Assistance Grant from the Catholic Community Foundation


    Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Catholic School is happy to be a recent recipient of a Tuition Assistance Grant from the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF). This grant was made possible by many donors – past and present – whose belief in the power of endowment has allowed CCF to steward and grow endowment funds. These funds provide annual grants to our Catholic schools in order to make Catholic education accessible to more and more students.

    The Catholic Community Foundation, located in St. Paul, is the largest Catholic community foundation in the nation and is committed to supporting the spiritual, educational and social needs of our community.

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  • 10/14/2016 A Holy Hour for Haiti:


    Church News, Weekender

    A Gathering of Prayer in Solidarity for Our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti

    When: Thursday, October 20th, from 6:00 to 7:00pm

    Where: Annunciation Church

    In our tradition at Annunciation we designate Thursdays for Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00am to 7:00pm. We invite everyone who carries a heartfelt love for the people of Haiti and concern for their welfare in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to join us for this special time of prayer. We pray in thanksgiving that those whom we serve through Mission Haiti Inc. are all safe at this time. We pray too that people will be generous in their response to the needs of the Haitian people in the days, weeks and months ahead. Online donations can be made at Mission Haiti Inc. 

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  • 10/14/2016 Principal’s Breakfast Presentation


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    This morning we met in the Annunciation School Library for the first Principal's Breakfast of the 106-2017 school year. I always greet this event as an opportunity to present on all of the wonderful things happening every day here at Annunciation School. And there is certainly no shortage of happenings from week to week!

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  • 10/12/2016 Middle School Receives Microscope Donation


    Weekender

    Sheerin Scientific Company donated 26 microscopes, which while previously used, were serviced and tested and expected to provide many years of useful classroom service to Annunciation Middle School Students. 

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  • 10/08/2016 What ARE Our Catholic Social Teachings?


    Church News

    Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor:   “Far too many Catholics are not familiar with the basic content of Catholic social teaching. More fundamentally, many Catholics do not adequately understand that the social teaching of the Church is an essential part of Catholic faith. This poses a serious challenge for all Catholics, since it weakens our capacity to be a Church that is true to the demands of the Gospel. We need to do more to share the social mission and message of our Church.”  

    ~ Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, U.S. Catholic Bishops

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  • 10/07/2016 Creating a Positive and Productive Learning Environment


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    It is hard to believe we are already in October. School is well underway and we have had so many wonderful community events to kick off our year – Septemberfest, CSCOE All School Mass, Parent Information Night, Dancing with the Annunciation Stars, Blessing of the Animals, the 2nd Grade Grandparents Tea and more! What a blessing it is to be a part of such a vibrant community.

    As a school, we are working hard to create a positive and productive learning environment. Our staff worked hard this summer and continues to grow in their learning. In our 2nd year as an IB Candidate School, you should see more inquiry across grade levels, the Learner Profiles exhibited throughout the school, Spanish language use expanding outside the classroom, and evidence of the Units of Inquiry in our K-5 classrooms.  The framework of IB provides a wonderful common language and teaching process that creates a familiar space in every room for students. IB mission reflects many of the values we share:

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  • 10/07/2016 Washburn High School’s Fall Musical


    Church News, Weekender

    Washburn High School's musical, Zombie Prom, opened last night to rave reviews and a few proud parents of Annunciation alumni.

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  • 10/07/2016 2016 Minnesota State Fair Annunciation Student Results


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    Congratulations to Annunciation students Emily M., Claire L., and Anika P. for their accomplishments at the Minnesota State Fair this summer!

    Students submitted their projects independently and recieved these awards for their contributions:

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  • 10/07/2016 Kindness In Chalk Day 2016


    Kindness in Chalk is an anti-bullying movement that Annunciation School is proud to be a part of for its' 2nd year. Students covered the sidewalks and parking lot with positive messages of encouragement in grade level buddy groups.

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  • 10/03/2016 Open House: Visitation School


    Visitation School, located at 2455 Visitation Drive in Mendota Heights, will host an Open House for prospective Upper School (grades 9–12) families on Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. We invite you to spend this time with us to learn more about all that Visitation School has to offer.

    For more information, visit our website or call 651-683-1700.

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  • 10/02/2016 Congratulations to DWAS Champion…


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  • 10/01/2016 Church Teaching on Racism


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    “Racism is a serious moral evil. It is a sin. This has been the clear message from the moral teaching of the Church. Both the Scriptures and contemporary Church teaching help us to understand why racism is such a serious violation of God’s will. 

    In our national pastoral letter on racism we bishops noted how racism is a rejection of the most basic values of the Scriptures: 

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  • 09/30/2016 Student Recognized for the 3rd Annual School Supply Drive


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    Grace R. organized and led Annunciation's 3rd Annual School Supply Drive at the end of last school year.  After receiving a large volume of new and gently used school supplies that were donated by her fellow Annunciation students, Grace combed through, cleaned, organized, and packaged them.  She delivered 22 very full bags to the Twin Cities Kids in Need Foundation in June, who then gave them to local children in need of school supplies.

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  • 09/30/2016 Starting the Year with a New Mindset


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    After reading the book “Mindset” for our staff book study, we followed up with a session to bring some of the learnings into our work at Annunciation Catholic school. At our meeting this week, our staff, led by consultant - Nancy Gerber,  practiced using a “growth mindset” in working together as a collegial team and applying learned strategies for nurturing growth mindsets with our students and ourselves.  

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  • 09/29/2016 Vatican International Exhibition: Eucharistic Miracles of the World


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    St. Vincent de Paul, 9100 93rd Av N, Brooklyn Park, will be hosting the Vatican International Exhibit of the Eucharist Miracles of the World.  This photographic exhibit includes 126 historically documented Eucharistic miracles that have occurred in various countries since the Last Supper. They are visible proof of Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.  All are welcome to experience this rare opportunity!

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  • 09/24/2016 Despite Progress, Racism Persists


    Church News

    “During the past 40 years our nation has made significant progress in the struggle for racial justice. There is a greater appreciation for the value of racial and ethnic diversity and a greater willingness to condemn blatant and overt forms of racist behavior. Important legislation has been passed that officially protects civil rights and promotes greater racial equality. For many people of color this has meant an opportunity to make important advances in terms of economic and social wellbeing. 

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  • 09/23/2016 Schoology.com


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    I hope the year has gotten off to a great start. These past two weeks, the teachers and students spent a few days getting to know each other, practicing routines, and beginning classes for the year. We are very blessed to have such a strong school and have students achieve great things this year.

    This success comes from the wonderful support and partnerships that develop with our parents, students, and teachers. In addition, there is a lot of hard work and effort by staff to provide the care, academic challenges, and support needed for each child to succeed. Thanks for entrusting you child to us during these important years.

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  • 09/23/2016 What is “A Day in ‘The Life’”?


    Church News

    Pope Francis often implores us to work to eradicate all forms of human trafficking, including sex trafficking. “How I wish that all of us would hear God’s cry: “Where is your brother?” (Gen 4:9). Where is your brother or sister who is enslaved?” (Pope Francis, 11/24/13, no. 211)

    Come join us on Saturday afternoon, October 15th, from 2:30 to 4:45, in the Annunciation Community Room where you will have the opportunity to learn about sex trafficking here in the Twin Cities Metro, pray in solidarity with those working to bring this form of enslavement to an end, and do something to help.

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  • 09/23/2016 Parent Information Night Survey


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    Thank you for attending the Parent Information Night last evening.  It was great to see a full auditorium of parents and feel the excitement for the school year! We hope the night was energizing and informative. 

    To help us continue to improve and meet the needs of our parents and families, I would appreciate your feedback on the evening event. Please take a moment to respond to this survey. Your input is greatly appreciated! 

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  • 09/23/2016 Virtus; The Enhanced Essential 3


    Church News, Weekender

    ​We believe that our responsibility to create and maintain safe environment is not a one-time obligation; it is an ongoing commitment that must evolve to meet national best practices for ensuring the safety of children, youth and vulnerable adults. To that end, beginning in 2016-2017 school year, these Essential 3 requirements must be renewed every three years by all clergy, chancery staff, parish and Catholic school employees, and volunteers who have either regular or unsupervised interaction with minors or vulnerable adults.

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  • 09/22/2016 Prayer Before An Election


    Church News

    Lord God, as the election approaches,
    we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country,
    and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.

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  • 09/21/2016 Learning Support Assistant


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    Annunciation Catholic School is seeking caring, passionate, hard-working people to join our team as a learning support assistant. The learning support assistant works with our Learning Support Specialist to provide additional instruction and support in reading and math for students and helps create a faith-filled, positive environment for learning.

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  • 09/19/2016 Stars Girls Traveling Basketball Evaluations


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    Save the Date!: Stars Girls Traveling Basketball Evaluations

    Girls in 4-8th grade are eligible

    Saturday October 8th, 1pm – 3:00 pm at Holy Angels Main Gym

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  • 09/18/2016 Virtus Training Schedule


    Church News

    In an effort to make Virtus Training the most convenient to all our volunteers, who have not attended, we have scheduled a training session in the Annunciation Church Community Room.

    VIRTUS TRAINING 2016-17
    ANNUNCIATION CHURCH - COMMUNITY ROOM
    6:30-9:30PM
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

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  • 09/17/2016 Different Types of Racism


    “Racism takes many forms, but at its core it is a personal and social disorder rooted in the assumption that one race is superior to another. Racism occurs not only in the actions of the majority culture toward people of color, but also between and within ethnic communities. In one way or another, racism affects all of us. This letter will focus primarily on racism by people from the United States dominant culture against people of color. 

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  • 09/16/2016 APEX Fun Run is coming!


    Weekender

    We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in the Apex Fun Run this year as our major fundraiser!   The Apex program will be with our students from October 10 - October 19 teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school.  Please look in your child’s folder and e-mails that will be sent to you from your teachers as the fun run gets nearer.  

    Please feel free to visit www.apexfunrun.com to learn about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness.  This year's theme is Dream Team, where students will join Johnny Dreamer and the Apex team in an exciting journey to learn what it means to become a Dream Team Leader:

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


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    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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  • 09/14/2016 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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  • 09/10/2016 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


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    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 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


    Weekender

    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


    Weekender

    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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  • 08/24/2016 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


    Church News

    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


    Weekender

    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


    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 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


    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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  • 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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