October 2017

  • 10/27/2017 The Red Notes Come to Visit


    School Events, Weekender

    The Benilde Saint Margaret choir, The Red Notes, came and visited the third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Annunciation today.

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  • 10/27/2017 CSCOE Summit & Upcoming Conferences


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Dear Parents,

    Next week, we will be at the mid-point of the first semester of the school year. A lot has happened over this first semester. We are proud of the curiosity, inquiry, efforts and achievements of our students and staff! At this mid-point, it is a great time to connect, informing you of the accomplishments of your children to date. By meeting at mid-semester, we can provide a good snapshot of your child’s progress and provide some guidance as we enter the last half of the semester, prior to the final report cards.

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  • 10/27/2017 El Día de los Muertos


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    ​At Annunciation we are committed to building our awareness of global costumes and traditions and engaging in global issues and diverse perspectives. 

    Our students are currently learning about the Latin American holiday, "El Día de los Muertos". K-8 students collaborated in creating a school altar in the foyer to honor family members, friends or pets who have passed away.

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  • 10/27/2017 Middle School IB Award Winners - October


    International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for October!

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  • 10/27/2017 Battle of the Books 2017


    School Events, Enrichment, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to Annunciation’s Battle of the Books participants!

    WOW – our Annunciation students never cease to amaze us!

    At Annunciaiton we value the importance and joy of reading and we understand that language is one of the ways we communicate thoughts, feelings, perspectives and beliefs.  As a learning community, we are committed to providing opportunities that promote reading.

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  • 10/26/2017 Halloween Parade K-5


    School Events, Weekender

    Students can bring Halloween costumes to school for the parade on Tuesday, October 31st. The parade will begin in the auditorium and will be followed by classroom parties at 2pm.  

    If you are planning to take your kids trick or treating, please take a look at these safety tips from Kid Smartz.

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  • 10/23/2017 Know Someone Who Wants to Check Out the Catholic Church?


    Church News

    For someone who is not Catholic but may be interested, now is a great time to begin to investigate. In the Catholic Church we really enjoy having the opportunity to welcome people who want to look into what being Catholic might mean in their lives. In fact, you may know someone who’s simply waiting for you to suggest this possibility. We have a process called The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/RCIA that is designed to welcome those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith and to support them as they discern if God may be calling them to Catholicism. RCIA is designed for:

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  • 10/17/2017 Unity Day


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 10/16/2017 Early Dismissal & No School


    Weekender

    School will have an early dismissal on November 2nd and no school on November 3rd.  The Extended Day program will be open on the 2nd and 3rd for our families.

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  • 10/07/2017 A Prayer for Our Country


    Church News

    We know, Lord, that you yourself were a migrant.

    You experienced the trials of the refugee, having

    fled as a child with your parents, Joseph and Mary,

    to Egypt. 

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  • 10/07/2017 Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant: What Our Church Teaches


    Church News

    In our times it is good to turn to the teachings of our Catholic Faith as we consider the plight of the many immigrants and refugees, exacerbated by wars, violence, and natural disasters throughout our world. How are we to respond? What is our Gospel calling? In order to help us appreciate what our Catholic Church has to say about those forced by desperate circumstances to leave their homelands, the USCCB/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently published a pamphlet entitled Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant. Copies are available in the church narthex (54th street entrance) as well as the south foyer (parking lot entrance). Please take one!

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  • 10/06/2017 Principal’s Breakfast: NWEA MAP testing & Positive Climate/Culture


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Dear Parents,

    This morning, we had our first Principal Breakfast of the year. I truly look forward to these opportunities to share all that we are doing at Annunciation to make this the very best place for your children to learn and grow – reaching their “potentiality.” I also appreciate hearing from parents. Many shared some of the great beginning of the year experiences and the excitement their children have in learning each day. Thanks for attending and sharing with us!

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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)


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    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 Children’s Liturgy of the Word


    Church News, Weekender

    What is Children’s Liturgy of the Word? Where do the children go and what do they do?

    The Church recognizes that when children of a certain age are at Mass during the Liturgy of the Word, the Scripture Readings and Gospel, as we hear them proclaimed as adults, may be above and beyond their comprehension. Thus the Church allows for the children to assemble in a nearby room where they will experience the Liturgy of the Word in a manner closer to their understanding. Thus they gather in another room where two Faith Leaders proclaim the Scriptures for that particular Sunday from a simpler, Church approved translation. Just as we who are gathered in the main body of the Church listen to a homily that helps us take the Scriptures, particularly the Gospel, into our hearts to transform our lives, these two Faith Leaders help our children take in God’s Word in a way that can transform their young lives through the power of the presence of Jesus.

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  • 10/05/2017 Early Catholic Family Life


    Church News, Weekender

    Early Catholic Family Life Begins October 15th!

    We are happy to offer this family fun/family faith opportunity for our families who have children between the ages of zero and five years of age. 2017-18 is Annunciation’s 3rd season of offering ECFL/Early Catholic Family Life and we’ve made some changes that we hope families with young children will appreciate. Here’s what’s new:

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  • 10/05/2017 Minneapolis Girls in Aviation Day


    School Events

    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


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    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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  • 10/05/2017 No School (MEA)


    Weekender

    ANNUNCIATION EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS OPEN

    School will be closed on October 18-20th for MEA.  The Extended Day program will be open for our families from 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

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