April 2018

  • 04/21/2018 The Plant Sale is Coming Soon!


    Church News

    The Plant Sale is only three weeks away! The sale will be on Friday, May 11th, from 1:00 to 5:00. There will be extra plants for sale that day as well as
    on Saturday, May 12th, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. 

    If there are still plants available, they will be sold after the Masses on Saturday, May 12th (5:00 Mass) and on Sunday, May 13th, after the 9:30 Mass.

    Questions? Call Lorna Taketa at 612-823-0279, Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360, or email Terri Bettin at cookiebiscuit83@msn.com

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  • 04/20/2018 JH Grand Finale


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    When: Friday, May 18th, 2018, 6:00-10:00PM
    Where: Annunciation Church / Grand Slam
    Cost: $30.00 (Includes Transportation, Admission and Dinner)

    Let's celebrate the end of the year at Grand Slam!
    Batting cages, Arcade games, Laser tag and Mini Golf!

    How Do I Register?:
    Register Online

    Questions: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 or email: jim.dunn@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 04/20/2018 “The students are amazing, well spoken, and curious”


    International Baccalaureate, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Dear Annunciation Parents,

    The community of Annunciation set forth a vision to “Position Annunciation as a Catholic leader, recognized for educating the whole child”.  Over the last few years, the staff have collaborated as teams to take risks, learn new things, expand our experiences, grow and develop our teaching skills – all to help our children become the people God has called them to be – reaching their full “Potentiality”.

    This week, we took a major step in our journey of being a Catholic leader in education with our International Baccalaureate authorization visit. The team spent two days here at school to experience our school and look for evidence of the standards of best practices set to create a strong, student-centered inquiring environment – ultimately to bring out the best in our students! They visited classrooms, walked the halls, met with teachers and staff, talked to students, met with parent groups, student groups, and staff teams.

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  • 04/20/2018 Student Perspective on Becoming an International Baccalaureate School


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    This week an Authorization Team from the International Baccalaureate visited our school to learn about the changes that have occurred since our candidacy as an IB Candidate School.

    The team interviewed a group of 3rd and 5th grade students to hear their perspective.  I was fortunate enough to sit in on the interview. Below are just some of their comments.

    "How has your school changed since becoming an IB school?"

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  • 04/20/2018 Trivia Night Supports Creative Arts Program


    School Events, Weekender

    Thank you to all of the Annunciation Trivia teams. We did a GREAT job raising money for our Creative Arts program. Keep studying your trivia facts to get ready for next year!

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  • 04/20/2018 Staff Appreciation Week


    School Events, Weekender

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  • 04/16/2018 6th Grade Welcome Party


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    It is time to join youth group!

    The junior high leadership team has planned a fun-filled evening of silly games, funny skits, wacky relays and bowling for fabulous prizes!
    Current 6th graders, this is a night you do not want to miss!

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  • 04/14/2018 Save the Date for This Opportunity!


    Church News

    Here at Annunciation Parish we will have a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents on Sunday, April 29th, as we welcome Judy Cozzens, the mother of Bishop Andrew Cozzens, to Annunciation. 

    Judy will share with us the amazing story of how she chose life, and how today we are all the beneficiaries of this choice she made. Her presentation is entitled, “Tips for Sharing Our Faith in Our Families”, will be from 11:00 to noon, In the Community Room, following our 9:30 Mass. Coffee and treats will be served.

    In order to make it easier for parents to come, childcare will also be provided. You are most welcome to join us! 

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: Substitute Teachers


    School Events, Weekender

    Job Description

    We are seeking temporary substitute teachers throughout the course of each school year. These substitute teaching positions are responsible for teaching Grades K-5 core curriculum and Grades 6, 7 & 8 specific core subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA, Religion, Spanish) – depending on for which grade a substitute is needed. 

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: 5th Grade Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Job Description

    We are seeking a qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our school community. The 5th grade teacher will be part of a collaborative team, helping create a positive, engaging environment for learning. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. IB teachers are open-minded, life-long learners who bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

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  • 04/13/2018 English Language Arts/Learning Support Spclst


    School Events, Weekender

    Job Description

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. 

    We are seeking a qualified, passionate middle school ELA and Learning Supports teacher. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success.

    The ELA/Learning Supports teacher will provide instruction to 6th graders in English Language Arts as part of the ELA teaching team. In addition, this position will work with the administrative team and learning specialist to help oversee and support students with learning needs. We are seeking a teacher with leadership skills, experience with IEP/504 plans, interventions and supports for students with diverse learning styles. Experience with ELL and ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
     

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  • 04/13/2018 IB Authorization Visit is Coming!


    International Baccalaureate, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Several years ago, our school completed the re-accreditation process through MNSAA. The accreditation happens every 7 years and provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on every aspect of our school and also create a strategic plan for the next 7 years – focusing on school improvement. After a year of reflection and planning, meeting with parents, parishioners, staff and students, Annunciation created our strategic plan.

    In 2014, we began the journey. The first objective of our new plan was to:

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: Middle School Math Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate middle school math teacher. The math teacher works with the middle school team and math teaching partner to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students.  

    As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success.

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  • 04/13/2018 WANTED: Annunciation School Council Members!


    School Events, Weekender

    Attention parents, are you interested in joining the Annunciation School Council?  We are currently seeking new members to join for the 2018-2019 school year!

    Areas of specific need include:

    Technology
    Campus Environment and Facilities
    Marketing/Events/Creative/Graphics
    Finance

    If you are willing to serve and share your talents and expertise by helping to guide and implement key school initiatives, please email Alison Golla (agolla98@gmail.com) or Allison O’Brien (obrienfamily4432@yahoo.com) for more information.

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  • 04/13/2018 Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures


    School Events, 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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  • 04/07/2018 Thanks for the Soup!


    Church News

    During our Lenten Season, 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 that were donated by those who served them.

    Thanks to Shawn Leighton, Joan Moffatt, Lorna Taketa, Tina Ham Peterson and Ric Peterson, Patrice Krocheski-Meyer, Tim and Annette Gagliardi, Stephanie Miller, Cathy Dolan and Bob Healy for donating, cooking, serving and cleaning up!

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  • 04/07/2018 Diapers for Haiti


    Church News

    The Respect Life Ministry supports two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's, and there is always a need for diapers. The Respect Life Ministry has made a donation to Mission Haiti, Inc. for diapers, as they also need diapers. If you would like to support Mission Haiti and their need for diapers, write out a check to Mission Haiti, Inc., and on the memo line write: For diapers. Put it in an envelope and drop it off in the collection basket or in the business office. This will help the Missionaries of Charity as they care for babies. Thanks for supporting life.

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  • 04/06/2018 Caring for God’s Creation – A Wonderful Opportunity in Our Neighborhood


    Church News

    On Sunday, April 15, from 5-7 p.m., Mount Olivet Church will host a dinner and conversation with Paul Douglas.

    Many will recognize Paul as a meteorologist with more than 35 years of TV and radio experience in the Twin Cities area. Paul Douglas was one of the presenters at a symposium on Climate Change following the publication of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, that was co-sponsored by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the University of St. Thomas, and the Catholic Rural Life Conference on September 14, 2015.

    Paul will discuss the 2016 book Caring for Creation which he co-authored with Mitch Hescox. Bridging science and faith, he will show how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's Creation through realistic solutions that reflect our beliefs. From personal to global issues, he will show us ways we can act to protect our families, enhance our communities, and wisely steward the resources God has given us. View the flyer.

    The registration deadline is this weekend, Sunday, April 8th and there is a charge of $10. Visit: www.mtolivet.org/care/creation-care to register.

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