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09/20/2018 2nd Annual Annunciation Fun 5K Run & Walk
APO invites you to join us for the 2nd Annual Annunciation Fun 5K Run & Walk to be held on Sat., Oct. 13th at Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington.
New this year, the Pre-K kids will be joining us at the Bandshell area to do their Bike-A-Thon starting at 8:30am. The 5K will then kick off at 9am. We will have snacks, activities, a photo booth & hopefully a few items to raffle.
Calling all kids interested in being creative, confident, & even a little bit DRAMATIC— have we got the classes for YOU!
October 2 - November 20, 2018
Come experience the healing power of Jesus and the abounding mercy of God!
The 2018 - 2019 Mercy Nights will take place on the following dates at Annunciation Church from 7-8pm:
• September 27
• October 25
• November 15
• January 24
• February 21
• March 28
• April 17
• May 16
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Bettini at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-824-993 x251.
09/20/2018 Help Needed: Annunciation Funeral Ministry
Help is needed with our Annunciation Funeral Ministry. Work as much or as little as you want. Help is needed with set-up, serving, and clean-up. The average time commitment is about 2 hours a month.
Please contact Mary Grace Westman at email@example.com. Thank you!
09/20/2018 International Day of Peace is September 21
At Annunciation, we strive to make the world a better and more peaceful place.
This week we have been sharing ideas for what peace means, what peace looks like, and what it means to be a peace builder.
September 21st marks the International Day of Peace - what will you do to create peace?
09/19/2018 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner
Annunciation Friends of Our Lady Peace Presents. . . 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner at Annunciation Church
Sunday October 14, 2018
Entertainment to follow dinner
Cost: $20.00 per person
RSVP by Sunday, October 7, 2018
Questions: Meg Weides-Pospisil, 612-532-7035
Can't make the dinner?
Donations to Our Lady of Peace Home gratefully accepted.
09/19/2018 Fall Sports Team Photos - Date Change
SAVE THE DATE:
Fall Sport Photos – Grades 4-8: Wednesday, October 3, 2:45-4:15pm (please note – photos will be taken AFTER SCHOOL this year)
If your child plays sports for Annunciation (grades 4-8), please be sure to send your child’s sports uniform to school that day - they will change after school for the photos.
Save time and order online! Visit mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID MI998113X0, and order your package! Paper forms will be sent home with students next week.
We’ve invited Erin Walsh, M.A. of Mind Positive Parenting to speak at Annunciation on September 20th at 7pm, she will be offering guidance for parenting teens in the digital age.
Is there an app for that? Thriving in the digital world
Social networking, cell phones, and video games are game changers for kids and families. Young people today spend an average of 53 hours a week with entertainment media, more than any other activity but sleeping. While media headlines suggest that media and technology are either good or bad for youth – evidence suggests that they are powerful. The good or bad depends upon how we use them. Digital technologies simultaneously unleash incredible opportunities for our kids and pose a new set of parenting challenges.
Erin Walsh, M.A. is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age. Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and enjoyed working with her father, Dr. David Walsh, for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and the Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting together in 2010.
09/13/2018 Youth Choir Grades 2-8 Registration
Annunciation Youth Choir Grades 2-8 will begin next Wednesday, 9/19/18, after school. Print the registration form.
09/13/2018 NWEA MAP Testing
Starting September 17, students will begin taking the fall NWEA MAP assessments in grades 2-8.
The MAP test provides data in reading and math that shows student growth over time connected to the standards they are learning at each grade level. Because it is an adaptive test, not a standardized test, it shows how much students know even beyond grade levels. The goals for each student is not just to reach a standard benchmark, but to show growth in their learning.
09/13/2018 Battle of the Books is Tuesday, October 16
Hello, Battle of the Books Families!
I hope you/your child enjoyed a good book, or two, (or more) over the summer!
Annunciation's 9th Annual Battle of the Books will be held on Tuesday, October 16th.
Dear Fifth Grade Family,
We are excited to announce the kick-off of the 2018, 5th Grade International Baccalaureate Exhibition. We would like to invite you to a special introduction for parents and 5th-grade students on Friday, September 28 at 8:00 am in the 5th grade space. Due to the in-depth nature of this venture, your attendance is highly recommended.
09/13/2018 Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby Results
Thank you for participating in the Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following sluggers who will advance to SeptemberFest on Friday, Sept. 14th at 7:00pm! Good Luck!
09/13/2018 School Picture Day
Fall School Picture Day is coming on October 9!
All students can be out of uniform on picture day (make sure to abide by the non-uniform dress code). Save time and order online!
Visit mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID MI198006Y0, and order your package!
Paper forms will be available in the school office, or you can print out the order form.
09/13/2018 Blaze: Middle School Girls Ministry
We are excited to bring Blaze, a Walking with Purpose Bible study program developed for middle school-age girls to Annunciation.
This twenty-session program integrates the Scripture with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Please stop by our Walking with Purpose Open House
When: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Annunciation Community Room
Who: 7th and 8th Grade Girls
Light refreshments will be served.
Are you stretched and would like a way to refuel and be refreshed while making authentic connections with others?
Would you like to have a better understanding of your faith and learn more about God?
Join us this fall as we explore a new bible study from Walking with Purpose called Keeping in Balance.
Tuesday, September 18
Annunciation Community Room
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible Study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
It’s SeptemberFest Wiffle Ball and Home Run Derby time!!! Check out the schedules and brackets.
Please direct any questions to TK, aka “The Commissioner.”
09/06/2018 SeptemberFest Update!
SeptemberFest is only 10 days away! We are quickly approaching the Best Weekend of the Year.
Thanks to all who have volunteered. SeptemberFest would not be a success without you! If you haven’t volunteered yet, there are plenty of opportunities still available on the Annunciation website.
There are a couple of updates we wanted to make sure you know.
09/06/2018 Box Tops for Education Week - Sept. 17-21
It's time to clip those Box Tops! National Box Tops Week is Sept. 17-21, and to celebrate, Annunciation is having a school contest!
Here's how it works:
1. Students should bring Box Tops to their classrooms the week of Sept. 17-21. Parents: Ask your coworkers, neighbors, family members and friends to save their Box Tops for you!
2. The two grade levels with the most Box Tops turned in during this week will earn a non-uniform day.
For product lists and more information about the Box Tops program, visit www.boxtops4education.com.
09/06/2018 Mass of the Holy Spirit: October 10, 2018
The Mass of the Holy Spirit, organized by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) and the Archdiocese of St Paul / Minneapolis, is coming up on October 10.
Grades 4-8 from 79 Catholic elementary schools will be attending this event at US Bank Stadium. Special musical guests, lunch and a chance to celebrate Mass like you've never experienced it before!
This extraordinary event promises to be a day filled with FAITH, HOPE, LOVE AND EXCITEMENT!
Please fill out the permission slip and return it to your child’s teacher by September 11th.
SeptemberFest 2018 is just two weeks away...Please consider making a donation to this year’s SILENT AUCTION!
It takes our entire school and church community to make this event a success -- the auction is a key fundraising component of SeptemberFest and we need your help! This is the perfect opportunity to show your support for our school and parish community.
09/04/2018 JH Kick Off: Casino Royale
Who: 7th & 8th Grade
When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Where: Annunciation Church Community Room
What: Celebrate the start of the new AYM year which will include, music, wacky games and more surprises. So wear your finest and good luck at the casino!
Cost: $20 will cover the cost of entertainment and door prizes.
Registration Online: Sign-up online.
Questions?: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243, or you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
09/04/2018 Jr. High Parent Orientation Night
What: 7th & 8th Grade Parent Orientation
All 7th & 8th grade parents are invited to join us for an information orientation to AYM. We will be discussing AYM School Year programming, reviewing the online registration process and discussing expectations.
When: Wednesday, September 19, 7-8:30pm
Where: Annunciation Church Community Room
Questions: Email Jimmy Dunn, email@example.com
09/04/2018 Coffee & Donut/Pancake Breakfast Schedule
Coffee & Donuts: The first Sunday of the month October ’18-May ‘19
Annunciation Parish offers Coffee & Donuts in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.
(10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5)
AYM Pancake or Waffle Breakfast: The third Sunday of the month October ’18-April ‘19
Annunciation Youth Ministries offers a Pancake or Waffle Breakfast in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.
(10/28*, 11/18+, 12/16, 1/27*, 2/17, 3/24*, 4/14+)