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10/17/2017 Unity Day
UNITY DAY: Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Individuals across the nation, and even world-wide, and at ANNUNCIATION can participate in Unity Day. Annunciation staff and students are encouraged to wear orange t-shirts or orange accessories (no hats, please) with their uniforms on the 25th.
10/16/2017 AYM Holiday Plant Sale Fundraiser
Our Senior High youth will be traveling to Philadelphia next summer on a mission trip. We are selling holiday plants to help cover the additional costs of renting multiple vans and a truck for our luggage.
10/16/2017 Early Dismissal & No School
School will have an early dismissal on November 2nd and no school on November 3rd. The Extended Day program will be open on the 2nd and 3rd for our families.
10/13/2017 Fall Conferences 2017
We will hold parent-teacher conferences on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st (4-8 PM) and THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND (2 PM – 8 PM). NOTE: Because we believe the conference time is important, we are offering two evening sessions for conferences to help accommodate parents’ schedules. Please make every effort to attend a conference with your child’s teacher during these two days. We value this time to check in and continue to develop our partnership to help each child succeed. Your participation is appreciated.
10/13/2017 Coffee & Donuts
The first Sunday of the month October 2017-May 2018 Annunciation Parish offers Coffee & donut in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.
(10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 5/6)
10/13/2017 Pancake Breakfast
When: Sunday, October 15, 9:30am-1:00pm
Who: Everyone is welcome. No reservations required.
10/07/2017 A Prayer for Our Country
We know, Lord, that you yourself were a migrant.
You experienced the trials of the refugee, having
fled as a child with your parents, Joseph and Mary,
In our times it is good to turn to the teachings of our Catholic Faith as we consider the plight of the many immigrants and refugees, exacerbated by wars, violence, and natural disasters throughout our world. How are we to respond? What is our Gospel calling? In order to help us appreciate what our Catholic Church has to say about those forced by desperate circumstances to leave their homelands, the USCCB/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently published a pamphlet entitled Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant. Copies are available in the church narthex (54th street entrance) as well as the south foyer (parking lot entrance). Please take one!
This morning, we had our first Principal Breakfast of the year. I truly look forward to these opportunities to share all that we are doing at Annunciation to make this the very best place for your children to learn and grow – reaching their “potentiality.” I also appreciate hearing from parents. Many shared some of the great beginning of the year experiences and the excitement their children have in learning each day. Thanks for attending and sharing with us!
10/06/2017 Special IB Guests at Annunciation
Annunciation was proud to host a conversation focused on literacy instruction within the Primary Years Program (PYP). Our special guests included PYP Coordinator Stacy K, Minnesota IB Vice President, Kirstin M and the Director of MN IB, Jon Peterson.
10/05/2017 U.S. Academic Triathlon (Middle School)
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:
10/05/2017 Children’s Liturgy of the Word
What is Children’s Liturgy of the Word? Where do the children go and what do they do?
The Church recognizes that when children of a certain age are at Mass during the Liturgy of the Word, the Scripture Readings and Gospel, as we hear them proclaimed as adults, may be above and beyond their comprehension. Thus the Church allows for the children to assemble in a nearby room where they will experience the Liturgy of the Word in a manner closer to their understanding. Thus they gather in another room where two Faith Leaders proclaim the Scriptures for that particular Sunday from a simpler, Church approved translation. Just as we who are gathered in the main body of the Church listen to a homily that helps us take the Scriptures, particularly the Gospel, into our hearts to transform our lives, these two Faith Leaders help our children take in God’s Word in a way that can transform their young lives through the power of the presence of Jesus.
10/05/2017 Early Catholic Family Life
Early Catholic Family Life Begins October 15th!
We are happy to offer this family fun/family faith opportunity for our families who have children between the ages of zero and five years of age. 2017-18 is Annunciation’s 3rd season of offering ECFL/Early Catholic Family Life and we’ve made some changes that we hope families with young children will appreciate. Here’s what’s new:
10/05/2017 Minneapolis Girls in Aviation Day
Annunciation Girl Scout Troop 15982 attended "Minneapolis Girls in Aviation Day" at Flying Cloud Airport.
Sixth grade troop members connected with several women with careers in the aviation and aerospace industry. They explored the world of aviation, sat in various airplanes and heard what it is like to be a professional pilot.
Pictured at right are Ingrid K., Mary H., Charlotte M., Lia D., Lily C., and Harper S.
10/05/2017 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test
On Tuesday, November 14, Annunciation will offer the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test. The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of contests and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.
The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40-minute, multiple choice exam. The contest/exam is designed to promote the development and enhancement of mathematical problem-solving skills.
10/05/2017 No School (MEA)
ANNUNCIATION EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS OPEN
School will be closed on October 18-20th for MEA. The Extended Day program will be open for our families from 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
10/02/2017 School Picture Day
Picture Day is Tuesday, October 10! Photo forms will be sent home with your child next week. Students can be out of uniform for picture day.
Please order your photo package online at mylifetouch.com. Use this Picture Day ID: MI197006Y0 for purchasing online.