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  • 10/17/2017 Unity Day


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    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.

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  • 10/13/2017 Fall Conferences 2017


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    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.

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  • 10/06/2017 Special IB Guests at Annunciation


    School Events, International Baccalaureate

    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.

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  • 10/05/2017 U.S. Academic Triathlon (Middle School)


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    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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  • 10/05/2017 Minneapolis Girls in Aviation Day


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    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.

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  • 10/05/2017 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test


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    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.  

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  • 10/02/2017 School Picture Day


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    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.

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  • 09/29/2017 One More Step on the IB Journey


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Dear Parents,

    This past week, I attend the Minnesota Independent Schools Forum Leadership (MISF) Conference. The annual conference offers informative and applicable sessions, but also is a chance to learn from fellow school leaders. Each year, I am inspired and come away with great new learnings, connections to the wisdom of a fantastic group of school leaders, and most importantly, affirmation that we are doing the right things at Annunciation.

    One session, presented by a Catholic high school administrator, shared findings from a Harvard study on skills our students need for the future.  He quoted Tony Wagner, a Senior Research Fellow from Harvard, “We are focused on our students passing the test at the expense of failing our kids at life”. Wagner identifies the seven skills students desperately need for their future:

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  • 09/29/2017 Blessing of the Animals


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    You are invited to join us for:
    “Blessing of the Animals”
    Celebrating St. Francis’ Feast Day
    Tuesday, October 3rd at 2:15 p.m.

    Blessing will be outside on the playground.
    Parents may bring animals to and from school.
    All students will return to school for dismissal after the blessing.

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  • 09/29/2017 Join the Robotics Team Today


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    Join the ROBOTICS Team Today!! For 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students.

    The Annunciation Robotics team, GearHeadz, will begin it’s third year. Our team is part of the international robotics program called FIRST Tech Challenge. FTC Teams are for students in 7th through 12th grades. Each team includes 3 to 15 students and two adult coaches. The participants and coaches do not need to have prior engineering or computer science experience to participate.

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  • 09/29/2017 IB Exhibition in 5th Grade


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    This morning our 5th-graders and their parents gathered to learn about an exciting new addition to Annunciation School - EXHIBITION.

    Exhibition involves the grade 5 teachers and students, the IB/PYP Coordinator, the Library/Media Specialists, the Principal, parents, students´ former teachers, and the entire Annunciation community. During Exhibition, students are expected to inquire into a real-life issue, and to take “action” on this issue. Action can be in the form of creating awareness, making a positive difference or affecting change. The central idea for the Exhibition unit is: A person's passions, interests, and responsibilities can lead to action. 

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  • 09/29/2017 Battle of the Books 2017


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    We are about to have a battle royale...

    The 6th Annual Battle of the Books will take place at Annunciation on Tuesday, October 17th.  We have over 100 students registered and ready to battle.

    What is the Battle of the Books?

    The ‘Battle’ is a collaborative reading competition for students in 3rd- 8th grade. It is designed to enhance reading comprehension, provide opportunities for collaboration and encourage students to read quality literature. 

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  • 09/29/2017 Middle School IB Award Winners


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    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winner for September!

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  • 09/29/2017 Lip Sync Battles


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    The seventh grade students performed their rendition of Lip Sync Battles this past Wednesday for their Creative Arts class. All grade levels were invited to participate as audience members and witness the spectacular performances which included memorizing lyrics, lip syncing, dancing, costumes, and props! 

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  • 09/29/2017 Preschool/Kindergarten Annual Bike Event


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    We had a great night with pizza, games, face painting, the jumpy slide and ending with our bike race!

    Thanks for joining us for this fun event.  A lot of fun was had by all!

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  • 09/28/2017 Introducing the Cast of Dancing with the Annunciation Stars 2018


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    Dancing with the Annunciation Stars made their SOLID GOLD debut at Septemberfest!!

    Introducing the Dancing with the Annunciation Stars 2018 cast: 

    Danielle Crowley
    Deb Ferrao
    John Jurich
    Teeny Mullady
    David Novak
    Dan Varley!!!!

    Save the date for the grooviest, hippest, most out of this world dance show of 2018!

    #DWAS@JANUARY272018 
     

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  • 09/28/2017 Thank You, Fall Sports Coaches!


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    We would like to thank the coaches for all of the work they have put in this fall.  The students have had a lot of fun playing this year and we could not do this without their continued support and dedication!  We would like to wish them the best of luck as we head into the final month of fall sports!

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  • 09/27/2017 We’re Hiring: Instructional Assistant


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    Annunciation Catholic School is seeking a caring, passionate, hard-working person to join our team as Instructional Assistant in the elementary classrooms. The Instructional Assistants provide additional learning support for students and help create a faith-filled, positive environment for learning. In addition, the position helps supervise lunchroom and recess for students.

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  • 09/22/2017 A Focus on Gratitude


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Since our retreat last year, our staff has been focused on gratitude. One way to create a growth mindset and grow in our faith is to be grateful. While we have much work to do and can be overwhelmed by our daily “to-do” lists and tasks that busy our day, we don’t want to miss the blessings we have.  
     

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  • 09/22/2017 Annunciation Cub Scouts Pack 103 Fall Camping Trip


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    Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1 at Camp Philippo 

    Cub Scouts in 1st -5th grade are invited to join the rest of the Pack in our first camping trip of the school year. No cost to scouts and parents, siblings are also welcome to join us for $5 each.

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  • 09/22/2017 Emily M. Wins 1st Place at the MN State Fair


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    Annunciation middle school student, Emily M. submitted her 2017-18 Social Studies project titled, "The Trail of Tears" to the Minnesota State Fair K-12 Education competition and she won first place in the Reports category.

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  • 09/21/2017 Preview Night 2017


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    The dream is on.

    You’ll feel the magic in our classrooms. You’ll see the spark in your child’s eyes. You’ll love watching them become who they are meant to be. That’s called Potentiality.

    That is the Annunciation promise.
    It's coming to life for the world to see.

    Thursday, November 9 from 7-8pm.

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  • 09/15/2017 Basketball Registration 2017 (4th - 8th)


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    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. 

    REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 29th. 

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  • 09/15/2017 SeptemberFest Starts Today!


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    Friday, September 15

    Home Run Derby

    Father Park is once again challenging the Annunciation community to a Home Run Derby! 

    7:00 PM Kids’ Derby: Friendly competition between the top 10 qualifiers from the kids’ preliminary derby!  Participation fee: $20

    (Preliminary Derby Sat, September 9th 7:00pm)

    8:00 PM Adult Derby: Two minutes to hit as many home runs as you can.  Batter chooses pitcher.  Participation fee: $250.

    Taqueria Victor Hugo Mexican Food Truck

    5:30-8:30 PM

    Enjoy an authentic Mexican dinner from a favorite neighborhood food truck!  Choose a burrito or two tacos (meat & vegetarian choices) with a Jarritos soda, chips & salsa, & cookie. 

    TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Burrito/$10 Taco Dinner. 

    Buy online, between Sunday Masses, or weekdays at the church business office.

    Fun For All

    Carnival Rides 6:00-9:00 PM
    Bingo 6:30-8:30 PM
    Live Music from Peal 7:00-8:30 PM
    Pie Shop 6:00-9:00 PM 

    Farmers Market

    6:00-9:00 PM

    Eclectic vintage furnishings; decorations for home & 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; toys & more. Fresh, locally grown produce available on Saturday and Sunday. Credit cards accepted.

    Saturday, September 16

    Fun For All

    Carnival Rides 12N-9:00 PM
    Games for the Kids 12N-7:00 PM
    Silent Auction 12N-7:00 PM
    Farmers Market 12N-9:00 PM
    Pie Shop 12N-9:00 PM
    Fro Yo Soul Frozen Yogurt Truck 12N-6:00 PM

    Live Music

    12N-2:00 PM Jim Pellinger
    2:30-4:00 PM The Lids
    4:30-6:00 PM Tom, Dick, & Harry
    6:30-8:00 PM Brad McLemore

    Dolce Vita Dinner

    6:00-8:00PM

    New this year!  Enjoy the “sweet life” with a delicious dinner by Fat Lorenzo’s.  Garlic chicken alfredo & baked rigatoni with meatballs or vegetarian spinach manicotti, salad, focaccia, & cookies (compliments of Diane Healy & Sweet).

    TICKETS REQUIRED $15 Adults/$10 Kids.     

    Buy online, between Sunday Masses, or weekdays at the church business office.

    Magic Show with Matt Dunn

    9:00 PM

    Matt Dunn has dazzled the Minnesota Twins & captivated audiences at the Governor’s Mansion & Sever’s Corn Maze!  You won’t want to miss this amazing performance in the Music Tent!

    Sunday, September 17

    Outdoor Mass

    We are excited to announce that Bishop Cozzens will preside at the 10:30 AM Mass on the West Lawn.

    Breakfast Special

    After 10:30 Mass, enjoy a special breakfast & coffee in honor of our special guest!

    Live Music

    12N-2:00 PM The Capri Big Band

    Fun For All

    Bingo 12N-2:00 PM
    Carnival Rides 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
    Games for the Kids 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
    Silent Auction 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
    Farmers Market 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
    Pie Shop 11:30 AM-3:30 PM

    Great Food all Weekend

    Pie and Ice Cream Shop – church basement

    Food Booth – including vegetarian options, by the church

    Wine Booth & Beer Garden - near the Food Booth by the church

    Plus Candyland, mini-donuts, cheese curds

    Wiffle Ball Tourney

    Games on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - East lawn of the church

    Volunteer!

    We are using the web site We Join In to coordinate volunteers. Please sign up online!

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  • 09/14/2017 Middle School Math Club


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    Welcome to Annunciation Math Club! Math Club is open to middle school students who are interested in expanding their math experiences beyond the classroom. You will spend time solving problems and participating in small competitions. These activities are designed for students with advanced math skills. 

    This year, our Club will be utilizing MATHCOUNTS materials. MATHCOUNTS is a program that challenges students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, develops their self-confidence and rewards them for their achievements. We will be working with materials that will prepare students for participating in a MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition.  

    Read the full notice with registration.

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  • 09/14/2017 Monthly APO Meeting


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    You're invited to the monthly APO meeting!

    When: This coming Tues, Sept. 19th at 6:45pm
    Where: In the Spirit Center Conference Room.  Please enter thru the side door #5 by Auto Zone (ring bell if not open).  
    Why:  We'd LOVE to get more people involved and aware of what APO is

    If they are not able to attend but would like more info or have any questions please contact the Co-Presidents: Sara Nuahn: brayo47@gmail.com and Christy McFadden: christy_rn@yahoo.com.
     

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  • 09/14/2017 Annunciation 5K/Fun Run: Sponsorship


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    The Annunciation 5K/Fun Run, sponsored by APO, is coming Oct 14th!

    It will be the primary fundraiser for APO this year. Do you have a business or know someone with a business who would like to sponsor this event? It is a great opportunity to advertise to the community. Please see the sponsorship form for more details! The deadline is Sept. 22nd. 

    Thank you in advance, APO. 

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  • 09/13/2017 Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby Results


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    Thank you for participating in the Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following sluggers who will advance to SeptemberFest on Friday, September 15 at 7:00pm!

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  • 09/07/2017 Showtime! with Stages Theatre Company


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    Calling all kids interested in being creative, confident, & even a little bit DRAMATIC— have we got the class for YOU! 

    SHOWTIME! Disney Shakedown with Stages Theatre Company

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  • 08/23/2017 Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures


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    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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  • 08/23/2017 Back to School Night is Tonight!


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    We hope you all received the packet of paperwork earlier this month.  This packet included all of the required forms for next school year.  Please be sure to return all of the required forms to the office before Back To School Night (August 23 from 4-7pm).  The school office is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-4pm.

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  • 08/23/2017 Wiffle Ball Spirit Wear


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    Annunciation Friends and Wiffle Ball Enthusiasts,

    This year we are offering moms, dads, kids, and all other wiffle ball fans a way to show their spirit. We have an online store offering wiffle ball gear featuring our own Annunciation Wiffle Ball logo. 

    To keep costs low, this is a temporary store closing at midnight on August 30th. Items will be shipped to Annunciation prior to Septemberfest and distributed.

    Wiffle ball has been a way for our entire family to stay involved and active at Annunciation and we will donate $1 for each item purchased toward the wiffle ball account, which pays for new equipment and grounds keeping materials.

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  • 08/23/2017 Join Our Joy.


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    You feel the magic in our classrooms.
    You see the spark in your child’s eyes.
    You love watching them become who they are meant to be.

    That’s called Potentiality. That is the Annunciation promise. Join our joy. Choose Annunciation.

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  • 08/21/2017 Health Office Is Looking For More Volunteers


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    Can you put on a band aid?  Can you take a child’s temperature in their ear?  Can you make an ice pack with ice cubes and baggies? If you answered “yes” you’re qualified to help out in the Annunciation Health Office. We need one parent in the Health Office from 11am to 1pm each day. Any health related background is certainly a bonus, but not a requirement.

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  • 08/03/2017 Eli Pollock’s Goodbye Party


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    Please join us on Sunday, August 20 at the 9:30am Mass as we honor Eli’s nine years of service at Annunciation as our Director of Music and Liturgy. 

    Eli will sing at this Mass, and after Mass there will be coffee and donuts and a chance for people to thank Eli for all his hard work for our parish. We will miss you Eli! God bless you as you begin your work as the Music Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic School in St. Paul!

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  • 08/02/2017 Summer Update & Fall Preparation


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    Dear Annunciation School Families,

    We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Our summer has been busy as we prepare for the new school year ahead.  Though we still have a few weeks of summer ahead, we know the first day of school will be here before we know it!

    In this letter, we have several updates to share and some information regarding our Back to School Night on August 23:

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  • 07/25/2017 2017-18 Important Calendar Dates


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    Important school dates for 2017-18 have been posted to the school calendar on the website:

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  • 07/16/2017 2nd Grade Grandparents & VIP Tea


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    One of Annunciation's special traditions is the 2nd grade Grandparent and Very Important Person (VIP) Tea.  This year's celebration will be on Thursday, October 5th.  The Tea will start at 1:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.  We celebrate this special occasion with music, treats and socializing.  We understand that not all of our 2nd graders have a grandparent or grandparents who are able to attend; we encourage these students to invite a Very Important Person (VIP) to join us.  In addition to the afternoon tea, families, grandparents, and VIPs are welcome to join our school and church community for mass at 8:15 a.m in the church.  Invitations for the Tea will be mailed in September.  

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  • 06/21/2017 Battle of the Books Summer 2017


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    What is it?  

    The ‘Battle’ is a collaborative reading competition for students entering 3rd- 8th grade. It is designed to enhance reading comprehension, provide opportunities for collaboration and encourage students to read quality literature. 

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  • 06/20/2017 Welcome New Teachers to Annunciation!


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    We are excited to announce the hiring of two new teachers to the Annunciation School staff! Please welcome grade 2 teacher Ashley Hannigan and Creative Arts teacher Lorissa Letwin.

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  • 06/19/2017 Middle School Honor Roll


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    Congratulations to these Annunciation Middle School students on their diligence and dedication in the 2nd semester.

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  • 06/13/2017 School Office Notes


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    Dear Parents,

    We hope everyone is enjoying their start to summer vacation!  We have a few announcements and reminders for you:

    The school office is open most Wednesdays during the summer from 9am-12pm.  Teachers are not at school during the summer.  If you have an urgent question for a staff member, please email Jen Renstrom at jrenstrom@annunciationmsp.org.

    MAP testing scores will be mailed home the week of June 12th.

    Report cards will be available the week of June 12th.  You can view your student’s report card by logging on to your Educate account.

    Mark your calendars!  Back To School Night will be Wednesday, August 23 from 4-7pm.  Students will meet their teachers, bring in their school supplies, purchase used uniforms and more!  The first day of school will be the following Monday, August 28. 

    Have a blessed summer!

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  • 06/01/2017 We’ve Got Spirit…The Bear!


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    Fifth grader Charlie B. knows that the Annunciation has spirit, but he also sees that something is missing.

    So when trying to come up with a topic for a persuasive paper in 5th grade, he came up with a proposal to find a mascot for school.

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  • 06/01/2017 Class of 2017


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    Congratulations class of 2017! 

    "And you can tell everybody this is your song
    It may be quite simple but now that it's done
    I hope you don't mind
    I hope you don't mind
    That I put down in words
    How wonderful life is while you're in the world"

    -Your Song by Elton John

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  • 05/31/2017 SeptemberFest T-Shirts!


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    Place your order by June 16th & pick up at Back-to-School Night!

    Youth and adult sizes available in five colors.  Each shirt is $16.95. Order by June 16th.

    To view t-shirts, size charts, and place your order visit: https://www.customink.com/g/cad0-00b1-dbdr

    Pick up your t-shirt order at the SeptemberFest table at Back-to-School Night (August 23rd)!

     

    Proceeds benefit Annunciation Parish.

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  • 05/31/2017 Field Day and Early Dismissal


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    Last Day of School – June 1st

    Thursday, June 1st is the last day of school. Following our summer blessing, all students will attend Field Day at Kenny Park. Students will be dismissed from Field Day at 12:30p.m. 

    Permission slips are online now. Parents must pick up their students from Kenny Park at 12:30p.m., after checking out with their teacher. If someone other than a parent will be picking up your child, please indicate that on the field trip form. 

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  • 05/31/2017 Fourth Annual School Supply Drive!


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    Hello Annunciation families!  

    I am proud to announce that I am one again coordinating the annual school supply drive at Annunciation.  As you clean out your desks and lockers this year, look for very gently used or new supplies to donate.  Each classroom will be given a grocery bag in which to collect supplies.

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  • 05/31/2017 Safety & Security over the Summer


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    Please see attached letter from Jim Weiland in the Business Office regarding the safety of our campus and the rekeying process that will take place this summer. 

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  • 05/26/2017 Parent Survey


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    If ever there were a week that proved Annunciation was a vibrant, creative, flexible learning environment than this was it. We had 4 guest principals of the day, band & guitar concerts, ukulele concerts, field trips, 3rd Grade Wax Museum, a photo shoot with a drone, a film crew in school and an all school mass!

    With just one week to go in the 2016-17 school year we ask that you take a few minutes to reflect on what we as a school do well and for input on what we could do better. Please share your thoughts with us in this Parent Survey. Thank you and have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

    Jennifer Cassidy
    Annunciation Principal

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  • 05/26/2017 Annunciation Cross Country Registration Fall 2017


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    Welcome to Annunciation Cross Country!   What is cross country?

    The Sport of Cross Country is a competitive team running sport offered in the Fall for Annunciation students. Teams consist of five or more runners who race/run together with other teams/schools. The top five finishers from each team are scored and their finishing places are added up for the team score. The lowest score wins.  All runners compete in the meets . . . no one sits on the bench.

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  • 05/25/2017 Prairie Project Update


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    A great community effort is at hand! Each of the classes involved were enthusiastic about this new garden installation and also willing to extend a hand for helping with clean-up, moving materials, even digging in the dirt.    

    Here is a break down of how the grades participated this spring in the prairie garden project at Annunciation:

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  • 05/24/2017 Turn in those Box Tops!


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    Thanks for all your support of the Box Tops for Education Program this year.  We are close to meeting our goal of $1000!!

    Please check your drawers and cupboards one last time. You can drop them off at the school office or in the bins in the Church basement located near the Restrooms.  Please continue to collect them throughout the Summer. You can bring them to the APO table on Back to School Night for a little treat for the kids. We will also have a special surprise for the grade that brings us the most that night!

    Thanks again, APO

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  • 05/19/2017 State of the School 2017


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    Last week Principal Cassidy presented the annual, "State of the School" presentation in the school library.

    If you were unable to make the presentation, please take some time to view the power point (PDF). There are so many exciting things happening at Annunciation this year and next!

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  • 05/19/2017 National Math Challenge Results


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    This past April, 30,446 students from over 765 schools and 47 states participated in the National Math Challenge Contest. 32 Annunciation students from our Math Challenge Enrichment program participated in the contest. William R, in 5th grade, achieved the highest score of any student in our school, 19/20.  In addition, our students accomplished the following honors:

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  • 05/19/2017 Billy McLaughlin Visits Annunciation


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    On Tuesday, Annunciation students were treated to a special performance by Billy McLaughlin, Annunciation alumni and professional musician.

    Mr. McLaughlin credits Mary Strickland as one of his early mentors and was honored to perform for the students. In his words, "That was super meaningful and fun for me yesterday everyone! Genuinely appreciate the opportunity to pay tribute to one of my heroes, Mary, and experience the great messaging that continues at Annunciation."

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  • 05/19/2017 Accelerated Math Pathway Information


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    The Annunciation middle school math department, the Annunciation math team, and our 5th grade team have spent time analyzing our math pathway over the past several years to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all of our learners. In 2017-2018, Annunciation will make available an additional accelerated math pathway that includes Geometry for students who demonstrate exceptional abilities in math. We have offered a one-year accelerated track for the past several years to students with advanced mathematical abilities.

    As part of our review process, we have consulted with many of the area high schools that Annunciation students go on to attend. Several expressed concern that some students who are accelerated during middle school go on to accelerated high school math and struggle. This may be the result of students who are “good at school” but not necessary “exceptional in math” finding themselves on an accelerated track in high school where they are unable to succeed. It is an important distinction to consider for placement.

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  • 05/18/2017 Notes from the School Office Staff


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    It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close!  We have several important reminders before we head off for summer break:

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  • 05/18/2017 IB Attitude: Independence


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

    The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker.  These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

    In the IB, independence is defined as thinking and acting independently, making your own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend your judgements.

    As a school community, we are intentionally creating opportunities for students to balance collaborative and cooperative experiences with opportunities for independence.  Independent learning allows students to learn how to learn and focus on the process.  Independent learning can also enhance our ability to practice time management and other life skills.

    To learn more about the International Baccalaureate visit the IBO website.

    Anne LaLonde Laux
     
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator
    Enrichment Teacher & Coordinator

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  • 05/17/2017 Thank YOU: A Night in New Orleans


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    A HUGE thank you from everyone here at Annunciation School to all of you who planned, organized, rallied your friends, set up, cleaned up, dressed up and raised your hands for us!

    We feel blessed and grateful for the support and generosity that you showed us last weekend. And special recognition is due to Jen Snodgrass and Liz Tromizcak for their incredible work throwing a great party! The event raised over $170,000 in net proceeds for school. THANK YOU!

    Jennifer Cassidy
    Principal

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  • 05/12/2017 MISF Grant Awarded


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    Minnesota Independent School Forum awarded Annunciation a $4,500 grant to support STEM inititatives in the classroom. A portion will go towards teacher development, curriculum development and also hands-on STEM tools.

    Included in the plan are 2 classroom sets of robots! BeeBots for the younger grades and Ozobots for the older grades. We are also using the money for a mobile stem cart and other hands on tools such as Knex energy sets and measurement tools. The tools will be available to all teachers and classrooms K-8.

    Thank you to Middle School math teacher Rachel Wiehoff for pursuing this grant for Annunciation students!

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  • 05/11/2017 Rummage Sale 2017


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    Recycling Since 1947

    For one week in June, Annunciation transforms its school to an "institution of higher earning" at the annual Rummage Sale. Donate your gently used treasures or volunteer your time and talents to support this long-running community event.

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  • 05/10/2017 Enthusiasm


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Enthusiasm

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

    The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker. These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

    In the IB, enthusiasm is defined as an excitement for learning and life. It is enjoying the process and willingly putting the effort into the process.

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  • 05/05/2017 Our Biggest Night of the Year!


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    It's not too late to BUY those TICKETS!

    Prep for the big night in the 'big easy'!

    Online auction ends tonight at 11pm. Bidding will be fast and furious!  Check out the Bollywood party, $300 gift certificate for skin care, Vikings Packer tickets and out of uniform passes! 

    Come help set up today from after school till 7/8pm. Child-care, pizza, beer and wine will be there, so why not you? Meet in gym or auditorium!

    Please RSVP if you can volunteer.

    "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose:" here's what to keep your eyes on during A Night in New Orleans!

    Super bowl raffle tickets get them while they last!

    Live Auction 2017 will feature:

    Water Front Cabin Vacation,
    Vikings Home Opener Tickets,
    Ride the Bus with Jimmy,
    Week Vacation in Bucerias, Mexico,
    South American Dinner,
    4 front row seats to the 2017 Christmas Program,
    9 months of Family Meals,
    Principal for a Day,
    Reserved Parking Spot and Front Row Pew at Christmas Mass of your choice and
    Two Tickets to Mixology.

    Fund a need is for new interactive boards for classrooms and Help a Student fund!

    The fun doesn't stop there!

    We are in need of 10 more volunteers for clean up on Sunday at school.  Meet between 8am-11am. 

    Please RSVP if you can volunteer.

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  • 05/05/2017 A Night in New Orleans, Live & Silent Auction


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    A Night in New Orleans

    Tomorrow is “A Night in New Orleans,” the Annunciation School Live and Silent Auction! It is our biggest fundraiser of the year and also a really great party. Please join us for a fun-filled evening that provides support to our school programs. It promises to be a great night! 

    If you haven't purchased tickets, it is not too late! If you haven't been to auction before, it's a great year to start the tradition! The strength of our community shines brightest when we all get together to support these wonderful students!
     

    Teacher Appreciation Week, Bloom

    We could not be more grateful for the special treatment and appreciation we have received all week. Thank you for all the extra effort and support during Teacher Appreciation Week and throughout the year. Our parents are the best! A special thank you to the parents in the APO and those who worked so hard to bring us so many treats.

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  • 05/05/2017 Adding Up to a Big Success!


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    Congratulations to 5th-grader William R.!
     
    William placed 2nd overall in Individual Rounds for 2017 5th-grade Math Masters (MM) competitions. 
    William placed 1st in Individual Rounds at the district MM competition last month and 2nd in the State MM competition.

    We are so proud of you William!

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  • 05/04/2017 State of the School 2017


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    Please make time to attend the "State of the School" meeting on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm.

    Principal Jennifer Cassidy will present on school initiatives and update everyone on the progress  towards Annunciation's International Baccalaureate candidacy. There will also be a presentation on the newest marketing and advertising campaign, "Potentiality."

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  • 05/04/2017 R.E.S.P.E.C.T


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

    The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker.  These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

    In the IB, respect is defined as a reverence for themselves, others and the world around them.

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  • 05/03/2017 Mary Strickland’s Retirement Party


    School Events, Weekender

    Friday, May 19, 6pm - 9pm
    Annunciation School Auditorium
    18+ event
    Cash bar

    The time has come to celebrate Mary Strickland’s career and commitment to Annunciation students! We will also honor Mary's Creative Arts Program partners, Liz Kramer and Sandy Nesvig. 

    *Plan to book a babysitter as this event will be for adults only.

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  • 04/28/2017 Improv 2017


    School Events, Enrichment, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    This week the 7th & 8th grade classes present their Improv show. As a Catholic school, we believe each child is created by God with individual talents and gifts. We strive, in our time with them, to develop these gifts and help them grow in confidence and faith. We do this in many ways, but our Creative Arts program provides one of the most unique ways to achieve this goal.

    I was able to attend the Thursday night performance.  The students did a fabulous job of performing!  After many weeks of rehearsals and countless hours of preparation, the students shared these talents with us in a great way.  The Improv production is truly the crowning achievement for our students.

    When you watch the show, it is thrilling to see the students come into their own and literally speak up to be heard and stand tall to be noticed, sharing that pride in the work they have created together. Creative Arts teacher Mrs. Strickland, along with Mrs. Nesvig, coach the students to project their lines to the crowded auditorium and to physically expand their presence on the stage. If you look closely you can almost see the kids mature as the show progresses.

    Improv is a unique experience and one that Annunciation is very proud of and for good reason. Congratulations Improv class of 2017!

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  • 04/28/2017 IB Exhibition


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    IB Exhibition was the topic our professional development meeting this week.  Exhibition leaders Mrs. Loney, Mrs. Warnemunde and Ms. Paul, introduced our staff to and lead a guided discovery of Exhibition. 

    In the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) Exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community. As a culminating experience it is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile that they have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.

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  • 04/28/2017 Discover the Way Retreat for 5th Graders


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    On Thursday, April 27th of this week, our 5th graders participated in their Discover the Way Vocation Retreat. They spent the whole school day with a team of people representing the vocations of priesthood, religious life, married life, single life and the diaconate.

    The team also included 8 De LaSalle high school team members, some of whom are Annunciation School graduates.

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  • 04/28/2017 Discovery Center Circus


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    Every spring, Annunciation's Discovery Center puts on a circus show. Instead of a singing concert the students put on their own version of a circus and invite their parents to enjoy the show!

    This year, children had the choice of picking from the following acts: acrobats, strong people, monkeys, seals, and lions and tigers. 

    Each act comes onstage when it's their turn and does a few tricks (ex. Lions and tigers jump through a hula hoop with flaming tulle tied to it, jump over a person, etc...) The circus was a thrill for students and parents! 

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  • 04/27/2017 Academic Triathlon 2017


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    This is Annunciation's second year participating in the Academic Triathlon. Academic Triathlon encourages positive risk-taking by challenging triathletes to discover, refine and demonstrate their combined strengths and abilities as a team.  The Academic Tri is a dynamic way to nurture creativity, teamwork and real-world problem-solving skills.  Students compete in three distinct events - Party In a Box (improv), Mind Sprints (cooperative problem-solving) and Face-Off (knowledge bowl).

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  • 04/26/2017 IB Attitude: Curiosity


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action. The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker. The IB Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

    In the IB, curiosity is defined as "being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people, and cultures." Thanks to Ms. Russell’s homebase for sharing what they think it means to be curious.

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  • 04/25/2017 ‘Language B’ in Action


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    This past weekend our Spanish (Language B) teachers, Sra. Franco and Sra. Lovera, attended a 3-day International Baccalaureate (IB) training with other participants from all across the Americas. During the workshop, our teachers inquired into the basic philosophy and curricular model of the primary years program (PYP), PYP standards and practices, and appropriate applications for their specialized area of instruction.  

    On Monday afternoon, both teachers visited an IB school in St. Louis Park to see the PYP in practice.  

    Thank you for Sra. Franco and Sra. Lovera!

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  • 04/25/2017 Assessing Our Assessments


    School Events, Enrichment, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    All IB schools are required to have a written, published, assessment policy.  This assessment policy should reflect the school's philosophy and position on assessment.  

    Our goal, at Annunciation, is to create a policy that is the result of a collaborative process between all staff members and allows for a common and better understanding of the following:

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  • 04/24/2017 Curiosity Fair Thank You


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    Curiosity Fair 2017 was a big success! Thank you to all 78 participants, the school staff, parent volunteers, APO, student ambassador judges, student council volunteers and to all others involved in this great event!

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  • 04/21/2017 Math Masters Takes Top Honors


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    Annunciation fifth graders were very successful at the Math Masters competition in Prior Lake this week!  Ten of the fifth graders competed both individually and on two teams of five against 91 individuals and 18 teams.  There are three elements to the competition:  the Fact Drill, Individual Problem Solving, and Team Problem Solving.  Annunciation won all three categories.

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  • 04/21/2017 An IB Thumbs Up for Annunciation!


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

    On April 10th and 11th, we welcomed International Baccalaureate (IB) Consultant, Ms. Kathy Couillard. Ms. Couillard is the principal at Handley IB World School in Saginaw, Michigan. During her visit, Ms. Couillard toured our school, took part in the all-school morning meeting, observed teaching and learning in all K-5 and Specialists' classrooms, reviewed curriculum and instruction documents (planners), and met with parents and our staff.  After experiencing all of this, Ms. Couillard was able to help us craft an action plan for applying for authorization as an IB World School.  

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  • 04/21/2017 Earth Day 2017


    School Events, International Baccalaureate

    On April 22nd, the world will celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day. As a community, we honor this special day by renewing our committment to caring for creation and taking action to make our world a better place. 

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  • 04/13/2017 Happy Easter!


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    As we enter the holiest of days in our church, the Triduum, we pray for each other as we eagerly await Christ’s resurrection on Easter.

    “God our Father, during these special three days, hope us to honor the gift of your Son, who showed us how to love. Guide us to be compassionate with others as we move toward the Feast of the Resurrection. Amen”

    Annunciation School community wishes you a blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter.

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  • 04/13/2017 Word Masters Challenge (round 2) 2017


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    Annunciation proudly participates in the WordMasters Challenge. 

    The WordMasters Challenge helps students expand their vocabulary, develop verbal reasoning skills through the use of analogies, and most importantly, have fun! The WordMasters Challenge consists of three 20-minute analogy-solving meets held at school throughout the year (December, February and April). 

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  • 04/13/2017 Let’s Get Creative!


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

    The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker. These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

    In the IB, creativity is defined as "being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas." 

    Thanks to Ms. Caldwell’s class for sharing what they think it means to be creative.

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  • 04/07/2017 IB Consultant Visit


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

    On April 10th and 11th, we will welcome our International Baccalaureate (IB) Consultant, Ms. Kathy Couillard.

    Ms. Couillard is the principal at Handley IB World School in Saginaw, Michigan. The role of the IB consultant is to support candidate schools in working towards meeting requirements for IB authorization. During her visit, Ms. Couillard will observe, document, and experience our progress as a candidate school. She will also collaborate with us in creating an action plan for achieving authorization. Annunciation is currently in its second year of being an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) candidate program. We plan to apply for authorization during the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • 04/07/2017 Strategic Plan and IB Implementation Update


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes

    During the 2013-14 school year, Annunciation completed our accreditation renewal process. Part of accreditation is to create a strategic plan for the next 7 years. As a community, we completed our plan and have been working to bring the strategic vision to life, using the plan to guide our work and improvement efforts.

    The first objective was to “Position Annunciation as a Catholic leader, recognized for educating the whole child.”  We want Annunciation School to provide the strongest academic experience within our Catholic environment. After research and discussion, we identified the International Baccalaureate program as a great fit for Annunciation School as we seek to become a Catholic school leader. We began the journey as a candidate school in fall of 2014 for the Primary Years Program (PYP), starting with our elementary program and building up. 

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  • 04/06/2017 Fourth Graders Experiment with Fermi Math Problems


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    Groups of 4th graders worked with parent volunteers on Fermi math problems this week. Fermi math is an enrichment program where students use rough approximations, inspired guesses, statistical estimates from very little data. 

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  • 04/06/2017 Thank You for Stuffing the Bus!


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    Thank you to the Annunciation community for your wonderful response to the 5th grade Stuff the Bus service project.

    We collected 746 pounds of food and supplies for the Incarnation Food Shelf.

    Father Kevin McDonough sent us a thank you and said, “May God bless your Easter and Springtime!”

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  • 04/06/2017 Osmo Genius Kits are a Huge Hit


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Thank you to our Annunciation Parent Organization (APO) for granting the funds for every K-5 classroom to purchase an Osmo Genius kit.  

    The Osmo's word, number and spatial thinking activities are used with an iPad. The activities are completed using Osmo's unique reflective technology. Students manipulate letters, numbers, and shapes in front of the screen, to play games on the screen.

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  • 04/03/2017 March IB Award Winners


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to the March IB awards winners in the Annunciation Middle School!

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  • 04/03/2017 FYI, the POI is in the Foyer!


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    Presenting...Annunciation's International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) Program of Inquiry (POI)

    Please check out our program of inquiry display in the foyer.  

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  • 03/27/2017 MN State Science & Engineering Fair


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    Annunciation seventh graders, Ava K.M. and Emily M. competed at the State Science & Engineering Fair, March 25-27, 2017 in downtown Minneapolis.  They participated in the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair on February 24-25, 2017 and were selected to move onto the State competition. Congratulations to both girls on their hard work and dedication!

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  • 03/24/2017 IB Attitude: Confidence


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

    The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker.  These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

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  • 03/24/2017 Meeting the Needs of Each Child


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Annunciation is blessed to have amazing people and resources over the years to help us meet our mission to serve the diverse learners we have in our community. Our goal is to teach the whole child and to teach children the way they learn best – focusing on meeting the needs of each child to help them reach their full potential.

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  • 03/15/2017 IB Attitude: Tolerance


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) program balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

    Teaching and learning in the IB program focus on developing attributes and attitudes in students and staff members. An attribute is a characteristic of a person (who s/he is). An attitude is the position or way a person acts (how s/he acts).

    The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker. These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

    Thank you to Ms.Guilliatt’s homebase for communicating with our school community what it means to practice tolerance.

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  • 03/15/2017 After School Enrichment (YEL) Schedule (Spring)


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    Youth Enrichment League is offering after school classes this spring. All registration is online at YouthEnrichmentLeague.com.

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  • 03/10/2017 Taking Action in International Baccalaureate (IB)


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Action is something you do, right? Actually, action is much more than that.  Action is a part of who we are.

    Has your child ever come home from school explaining all the reasons for shutting off the water while you brush your teeth?  If she has, then she is taking action because of what she has learned.  Taking action is one of the five essential elements of IB and part of the inquiry cycle, or part of learning. We ask, "How can we do something with what we have learned?" and "How has my thinking changed since the beginning of our inquiry?"  When we take action, we make connections to new knowledge. Our students are learning that inquiry can lead to action and that even the smallest actions can make a difference

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  • 03/10/2017 Kindergarteners Model Cooperation


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible actions.

    Teaching and learning in the IB program focuses on developing attributes and attitudes in students and staff members. An attribute is a characteristic of a person (who s/he is). An attitude is the position or way a person acts (how s/he acts).

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  • 03/09/2017 There Is a Time for Everything


    School Events, Weekender

    Dear Annunciation Parents,

    When I was hired at Annunciation school 45 years ago, I was armed with the belief that if you develop a program for children that nurtures and encourages creativity through improvisation, movement, music and art, it would strengthen them in all aspects of their lives.  It would open up their potential and their possibilities, giving them confidence and courage to succeed. I was met with some misgivings, but more than enough support to get things started. And so began the Creative Arts Program. I will always be grateful to Sister Monique and Monsignor Colbert, who took a chance on me then, and to all the principals and pastors who have supported me since.

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  • 03/08/2017 Extended Day Summer Program


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    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 6th and will end on Friday, August 18th.  We will be open every day except July 3rd and July 4th.

    Children who are registered for kindergarten at Annunciation for fall of 2017 are welcome along with all other Annunciation children. Our summer program is filled with fun and interesting field trips, sports, arts and crafts, science and nature, and recreational activities. Along with the many structured activities, there is also plenty of time for rest and relaxation with friends.  

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  • 03/08/2017 Annunciation Prairie Project


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    The prairie project is going to be fun! Annunciation is partnering with Growing Green Hearts to plan and grow a prairie garden on campus. Growing Green Hearts specializes in environmental STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with a focus on the basics of:  play, learn, and love nature.  You can find out more here: www.growinggreenhearts.com.  The goal of the project is to explore creation care and the engineering design process as we complete the garden space.  Students will experience a process that can be used year after year- building on the IB foundation and utilizing the outdoor spaces at Annunciation for nature play and science learning.  

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