September 2016

  • 10/01/2016 Church Teaching on Racism


    Church News

    “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


    Weekender

    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 No School (MEA)


    Weekender

    ANNUNCIATION EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS OPEN

    School will be closed on October 20th and 21st for MEA.  The Extended Day program will be open on the 20th and the 21st for our families from 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

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


    Church News

    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


    Weekender

    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 Basketball Registration, Grades 4-8


    Weekender

    The grade 4-8 basketball season starts in the beginning of November with games starting in December.  We need to get a head count so we are prepared when the season gets rolling. We just need a little information from each student. Please download the registration form.

    REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 28. Basketball fees for this season will be $100. 

    Please enclose a check or cash with the registration form. 

    We are looking forward to another great season of Annunciation Basketball. The basketball fee pays for the league we play in, equipment, referees, scoreboard operators, warm up shirts, and the jerseys.

    Scott Glenn, Athletic Director

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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 APO & the Box Tops Collection Program


    Weekender

    APO is putting some life back into our Box Tops Collection Program! Box tops can be dropped at school office or in collection bins in Church basement (now located by Restrooms). 

    You can send them in a variety of ways:

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  • 09/21/2016 Learning Support Assistant


    Weekender

    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


    Weekender

    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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  • 09/18/2016 Parent Information Night


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    On September 22 at 6:30, we will gather in the auditorium together to officially kick off the new school year. Then, we invite you to visit your student’s classrooms to receive more information about each grade level for the coming year.

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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


    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


    Weekender

    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


    Weekender

    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


    Church News

    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


    Weekender

    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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