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05/28/2016 Postcards (or Email) to Fight Modern Slavery
Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor:
“Every person, and all people, are equal and must be accorded the same freedom and the same dignity. Any discriminatory relationship that does not respect the fundamental conviction that others are equal is a crime, and frequently an aberrant crime.” ~Pope Francis
05/27/2016 WordMasters Challenge 2016
Annunciation is proud to offer a variety of academic opportunities for our students. One opportunity is the WordMasters Challenge. Over the course of the past school year, on three separate occasions, students in grades 3-8 were given 25 vocabulary words to learn and explore. Students were encouraged to learn word meanings, find synonyms and antonyms, and use the words in context.
05/25/2016 Annunciation Ladies Lawn Party
Sunday, June 12, 4-8 pm | Rain or Shine!
Join us for an evening of lawn games, while socializing with fellow Annunciation moms! BYOB and we’ll provide the burgers and other snacks.
Who: Annunciation Moms*
Where: Annunciation Wiffle Ball field
(or Church basement if it’s raining)
Cost: $20 suggested donation to Annunciation
RSVP: Not required, but to help us plan, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*No spouses, significant others or kiddos as this one is just for the ladies!
05/25/2016 Battle of the Books 2016
Here it comes…our summer reading enrichment program…Annunciation’s Battle of the Books!
What is it?
The ‘Battle’ is a collaborative reading competition for students entering 3rd- 8th grade. It is designed to enhance student commitment, team building, reading comprehension, and study skills in a fun, informative manner.
05/25/2016 Summer Camps
Are you looking for one more camp to keep the kids busy this summer? Check out these offerings:
05/24/2016 National Math Challenge Results
In April 2016, 30,446 students from over 765 schools and 47 states participated in the National Math Challenge Contest.
05/23/2016 Sacrament of Confirmation News
Dear Annunciation Parents,
On the weekend of April 30th & May 1st, I preached a “State of the Parish” homily at all the Masses. In this homily I addressed many different areas of parish life – finances, capital needs, Mass attendance, my vision for our parish, etc. I also spoke about how beginning next year we will move the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation from 10th grade to 8th grade. On Thursday evening May 5th at our “State of the School” meeting, I also talked about the change in the timing of Confirmation. This letter is intended to provide more information about why this change is being made and answer some questions you may have.
05/19/2016 June Uniform Sale
Educational Outfitters uniform sale.
05/19/2016 Viva Las Vegas was a HUGE Hit
Thank you! You all are the reason Annunciation is such a special place.
The night may be over but we are still celebrating Viva Las Vegas Live & Silent Auction! This year's event was Annunciation School's most successful one to date. After expenses and including the incredible response to Fund-A-Need (Build-A-Playground & Help-A-Student) the night generated approximately $250,000 in net proceeds. Thank you to the anonymous donors who pledged $75,000 in matching funds for this year's Fund-A-Need and to all of you who helped match the $75,000.
05/18/2016 State of the School Spring 2016
On May 5th, Annunciation hosted a State of the School focused, Evening with Principal Cassidy. Attendees were welcomed by Father Park, who shared his commitment to the school as the largest mission of the parish. Parents then listened to Jennifer Cassidy give a State of the School presentation, which included an update on the IB candidacy by Anne Laux and they heard first hand accounts of IB in the classroom from kindergarten teacher, Beth Sable and middle school science teacher, Jeremie Nichols. The event was full of energy, great questions and excitement about all the progress made so far and where we are headed for the future!
05/18/2016 Fall Volleyball & Soccer Registration
Calling all Annunciation students who are interested in playing volleyball or soccer next school year!
Soccer will be for students going into grades 5-8. Volleyball will be for students going into grades 4-8. You can’t play both soccer and volleyball for the school.
05/18/2016 Calling All Math Enthusiasts!
Are you interested in...
Solving fun Math problems?
Working and learning in small groups?
Sharpening Math skills?
Preparing for a challenging course next school year?
05/18/2016 GearHeadz Robotics Team
We will start the season with the MN FTC kickoff on September 10th, where the challenge will be released The time and location will be announced in late summer. The team will meet twice a week to begin the design-build process. As we get closer to our first tournament, we may need to add meetings to our schedule to reach our goal. The team may not exceed 15 participants, a standard which is set by the FIRST organization. Therefore, spots will be filled in the order that registration is received.
05/13/2016 AYM Icon Harvey Galberth
Dear Annunciation Youth Ministry Alumni, friends and family,
It is with great sadness that I share the news that Harvey Galberth (97 years young) passed away on Sunday, May 8th 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
05/06/2016 New & Notes May 6, 2016
Viva Las Vegas
Next Saturday, May 14 is the Annunciation School Live and Silent Auction. Please join us for a fun-filled evening that provides support to our school programs. It promises to be a great night! See all the details here: www.vivalasvegas2016.org.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We ended our Teacher Appreciation Week with an amazing homemade lunch. Thanks, Chef Canda and all of you who went the extra mile make us feel like Super Heroes!!
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 this week.
Our parents are the best!
05/05/2016 Welcome Rachel Wiehoff
Rachel Wiehoff will be joining our staff next year as part of the middle school team, teaching math and STEM to students in grades 6-8. Rachel holds two teaching licenses in elementary (K-6) and middle school math (5-8) and has a Master Degree in Education from the University of St Thomas. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting with a minor in Education, Schooling and Society from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. She worked as an accountant for a few years before pursuing her life-long dream of teaching. She has a passion for teaching and working with children is excited to join the staff at Annunciation School.
05/05/2016 Summer Mondays @ Izzy’s
When: One Monday each month June-August 7:00pm-8:30pm
June 13th - Izzy’s-Downtown Mpls
July 18th - Grand Ole-Creamery Cedar Ave.
August 15th - Sebastian Joe’s-Linden Hills
Who: Senior High Youth (Grade 9 - 12) Cost: Money for ice cream.
Where: Meet at the ice cream store.
RSVP: No Permission Slip Required
Questons: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243
05/05/2016 Feathered Friends Night Out
Feathered Friends Night Out
May 17th, 5:30-7:15 pm
Free dinner and bird-related crafts & activities
U of M Raptor Center Bird Show
05/04/2016 AYM Mission Trip Preparation Night
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 7:00pm to 9:00pm
This is the only meeting before the trip so everyone (youths & parents) is expected to be in attendance. Final statements will be distributed that evening.
Questions: Call Jimmy Dunn at 612-824-9993 ext 243