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03/25/2016 Thanks for the Soup!
This past Lent on Friday evenings before Stations of the Cross, we have been able to share the company of fellow parishioners while enjoying a variety of delicious homemade soups. Thanks to Shawn Leighton, Patrice Krocheski-Meyer, Tina Ham Peterson, Laura Bischoff, Stephanie Miller and Cathy Dolan for making all this possible!
03/22/2016 8th Grader Receives Award at TCRSF
Congratulations to Annunciation 8th grader, Gabriel S. who won an Air Force Award at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair held February 26 & 27th. Gabe's "Engineering Mechanics" project, was titled, "A.M. radio Project At Electicity Wall". Way to go Gabe!
03/22/2016 Top Speller, Lizzie N.
This past Sunday, March 20, 2016, Annunciation 7th grader, Lizzie N. was one of forty-nine spellers who has qualified for the Minnesota Public Radio Regional Spelling Bee at The Fitzgerald Theater.
Out of 46, only 8 were left when Lizzie went out in the 6th round. The word she missed was "insatiate." A great showing!!
Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor
“The Earth, our home, increasingly seems to be transforming itself into an immense garbage dump.” ~Pope Francis
Setting up organics recycling at home…and Church! (We already do this at Annunciation!)
More than one-third of our trash is organic material that can be composted. Recycling organics, including food scraps and non-recyclable paper, is an easy way to reduce your trash and make a difference!’
03/18/2016 News & Notes: March 18, 2016
Holy Week – Next week is our last week before Easter and Spring break!
NET Retreat – 7th and 8th graders will participate in a NET Ministries retreat all day next Tuesday. The retreat will be lead by the NET Ministries team and take place in the basement of church. Please keep the students in your prayers!
Stuff the Bus - Thanks for encouraging all your students to participate. 5th graders will help deliver the items next Thursday.
Reminder – Gym painting will happen over spring break!! The floor will be refinished over the summer.
IB Program Update
03/18/2016 Red Fish Art Studio
After School Art Enrichment Program
Our goal is to expose students to different art forms and materials. We will introduce students to current as well as historical artists. Students will learn a multitude of art concepts and techniques. Our ultimate objective is to encourage and build confidence in the students’ artistic abilities and most of all...to have fun!!
03/18/2016 Got Pictures?
We are in need of pictures from this school year for the yearbook. First day of school, in-class pictures, field trips, concerts, sporting events, blessing of the animals, etc.
03/16/2016 Library News: Overdue Books
The library will be updating to a new library program, possibly as soon as over spring break.
The current student records will not transfer with the new program and I will need to send out emails for each overdue book. Please help me round up any overdue books! I would be very greatful.
Thank you for your help!
Annunciation School Librarian
Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor
“The Church has been a consistent voice for the promotion of peace at home and around the world and a strong advocate for the reasonable regulation of firearms.”
~United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Be SMART for Kids
Let’s Kick Start a Conversation about Kids, Guns, and Safety. On Monday, Feb. 29 the Peace & Justice Committee co-hosted an event with APO (Annunciation Parents Organization) on this topic in the Annunciation School Auditorium.
03/11/2016 Join Fr. Park on a Pilgrimage to Rome
Join Fr. Park on a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi & Southern Italy next winter! The trip is being organized by Magi Travel and will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Friday, February 17, 2017.
03/11/2016 Wiffleball Spring Break Tournament
Due to the early spring, we are hosting a Spring Break Tournament. It will be 1 day only, Saturday, 4/2, starting at 10AM.
Bring $20 cash. We will randomly draw players to form teams of 5 players each. It will be double elimination. Everyone helps in set up, umpiring and field maintenance. All of money raised will go to Help-A-Student!
ALL ages are welcome.
The Tournament will only be held if the field has dried out and the weather is...Spring Like!
Please contact Nick Fritzen or TK, if you are interested.
The ASE Programs registration for Spring 2016 is now open:
03/10/2016 Extended Day Summer Program
The Annunciation School Extended Day program is offering a summer program for children enrolled in our school. The summer program will begin on Tuesday, June 14th and will end on Friday, August 19th. We will be open every day except July 4th.
03/10/2016 Seeking: VBS Volunteers!
Attention Current 5th graders & older….VBS needs YOU!!!
Join other kids in helping make VBS great. Attend a training camp before VBS starts and a pizza party on the last day of camp. Plus, you can earn documented volunteer hours, and all while having a lot of fun!
03/09/2016 Middle School Teacher Earns Recognition
We are so proud to announce that Annunciation Middle School teacher, Erin McBurney has been selected as a finalist for the Honor Teacher Award (K-8) for the 2016 Private and Independent Education Awards. This award will be presented on Sunday, April 24, at the University of St. Thomas.
03/09/2016 Why Confession?
A Conversation About How Confession Can Help You Get the Most out of Your Life!
“Let us place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center once more in such a way that it will enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands.” ~Pope Francis
Saturday Morning, March 19th, 9:00 to 11:00
9:00 – 10:00 – Mass followed by a delightful light brunch.
03/07/2016 Author Visits Middle School
Young Adult author Geoff Herbach visited the 8th grade Friday, March 4th. He spoke at length about his book Stupid Fast which the class just finished reading in Literature. The critically- acclaimed book was a favorite among the students and has won many awards:
03/07/2016 MathMasters’ Final Competition
Last Friday the middle school Math Club saw some stiff competition at Chaska. At the meet, 31 teams and over 150 students competed. In the six years that the meet coordinator has been hosting, he has never seen such high scores and tight races. All of our team members did a great job and I think they had a fun time too!
03/04/2016 Library & Technology Updates
The Library's Biggest Event is Here!
Did you know that approximately ninety percent of the library's budget comes directly from the Scholastic Book Fair? Every day supplies such as the materials to create the bar coding system and protective plastic for popular books are purchased with the proceeds of the book fair. Anne Clubb was also able to add shorter, 'pre-school' sized sorting bins to the library along with new books for Annunciation's youngest learners.
Be on the look out for the Teacher Wish List for classroom books and also a Teacher's Pick section if you need some help picking out books for the readers in your house. The Scholastic Book Fair, "Peace, Love & Books" will be open Sunday, March 6 - Friday, March 11. Please see full details below.
Congratulations to the Annunciation Red 2nd and 3rd grade girls basketball team on a successful season! The team played a game every Saturday at Blessed Trinity and worked on dribbling, passing and shooting skills. They had a great season and really worked well together as a team!
(Photo courtesy of team parent, Jill Moe. Co-coach, Rachel Bagwell not pictured.)
03/03/2016 Congratulations Lizzie, Spelling Bee Champ!
School Bee Champions across the state took an online semifinal qualifying test in February. The results of the semifinal competition are in and...Lizzie is one of forty-nine spellers who has qualified for the Minnesota Public Radio Regional Spelling Bee on March 20, 2016 at The Fitzgerald Theater.
The champion of the MPR Regional Spelling Bee and one parent will win an expenses-paid trip to the Washington, D.C. area to compete in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Congratulations and best wishes Lizzie. Your Annunciation family will be rooting for you!