News & Events

  • 03/11/2019 Respect Life Ministry Plant Sale


    Church News

    It is time for the Annual Spring Flower/Plant Sale at Annunciation Church.  This year the sale is timed as a help for Mother’s Day.  So many of us buy plants and hanging flower baskets for our mothers and grandmothers. Order here and avoid standing in line at crowded garden centers on Mother’s Day weekend!   



     

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  • 03/22/2019 Lenten Series on the Human Face of Immigration


    Church News

    The Peace & Justice Committee invites you to attend the second part of our Lenten series on the Human Face of Immigration on April 7 from 12:15 to 1:30 in the Whalen room at Our Lady of Peace church.

    Pizza will be served! We will show a film entitled Gospel without Borders with discussion to follow. The film brings more light and less heat to the issue of immigration while examining what the Bible says about the treatment of the "stranger." Please join us as we explore immigration in light of Catholic Social Teaching.

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris Stromgren at 612-925-1840.

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  • 03/21/2019 Shine On Catholic Schools Talent Competition


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    Congratulations to Gordie & Josephine - we couldn’t be prouder!!! 
    Not only did they make the final 16 for the CSCOE Talent Show out of 140 students who auditioned, THEY WON!!!

    They received a trip to NYC and a Broadway show and $500 for our creative arts program!  Special thank you to Mrs. Letwin for helping them prepare!

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  • 03/21/2019 Extended Day Summer Program 2019


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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 4th and will end on Friday, August 16th.  We will be open every day except July 4th and July 5th.  The program is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

    Children who are registered for kindergarten at Annunciation for fall of 2019 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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  • 03/20/2019 Annunciation Parish Annual Fish Fry


    Church News, Weekender

    Friday, April 12 from 5:30 - 7:30pm

    Please join us for our annual Fish Fry dinner served by Annunciation Men’s Group.

    There is a delicious menu consisting of deep fried fish, coleslaw, baked potatoes, bread and cookies. Grilled cheese for kids. Complimentary milk, coffee and lemonade will be served. Pop will be available for purchase.

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  • 03/14/2019 Parish Town Hall Meeting


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    The Master Plan engagement with Miller Dunwiddie continues to move full steam ahead. Thank you all for your input! On Thursday March 7th, the consultants presented four options to the Annunciation community and received feedback.  They are making some modifications and will narrow the options a bit in preparation for the next community presentation.  

    ALL Annunciation community members are invited and encouraged to ATTEND the session.  This meeting will be held on Wednesday March 27th, at 7pm in the Church community room.  
    During this session, Miller Dunwiddie will present the preferred direction for review and comment.

    Thank you in advance for you attendance at this meeting. I cannot stress enough the importance of your attendance and participation as we all work together to envision the future of our beloved Annunciation campus. 

    Grace and Peace,
    Father Brian Park

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  • 03/14/2019 Important Calendar Dates to Note for 2019-2020


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    All have been posted on the Annunciation School Google calendar (http://www.annunciationmsp.org/calendar/school/):

    August 26 – First Day of School
    August 30 & September 2 – no school Labor Day break
    October 16-18 – no school MEA Break
    November 27-29 – no school Thanksgiving break
    December 23-January 5 – no school Christmas break
    January 20 – no school Martin Luther King Day
    February 14-17 – no school Presidents’ Day break
    March 30-April 3 – no school Spring Break
    April 10-13 – no school Easter Break
    May 25 – no school Memorial Day
    May 28 – last day of school

     
    There may be other dates where Annunciation is closed or dismisses early for professional development. Those dates will be listed on the school online calendar by the end of July 2019. 

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  • 03/14/2019 Lent Buddy Activity


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    Students wrote their Lenten promise (If they gave up something or promised to pray each morning, etc.) on a purple piece of paper. Student Council will display all the promises in the form of a cross.

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  • 03/14/2019 Lenten Service Project


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    Annunciation House is a nonprofit organization ten blocks from the U. S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. Having been released by ICE, the families are provided hospitality by the volunteers at Annunciation House. Most of the families are fleeing poverty and violence from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. By the time they arrive at Annunciation House, the parents and children are very tired, hungry, and frightened after leaving their homes and enduring such a long and difficult journey.

    During this Lenten Season, we are asking if you could help with items needed for our Latino families.... The children are in need of socks, underwear, backpacks, and toothbrushes-the size your child needs is fine! Please know that monetary donations are welcomed. Check can be made to SCJ.

    Thank you for this opportunity to share the loving service of this "other" Annunciation House! Through Christ our Lord, Amen!

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  • 03/14/2019 March is Music in Our Schools Month!


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    March is here and Music in Our Schools Month has arrived! Our school is buzzing with activities and programs this month.

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  • 03/14/2019 Yearbook Ordering Information


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    Announcing the...Annunciation Catholic School 2018-19 YEARBOOK

    Our yearbook is planned to include:

    • All color pages that vibrantly capture school memories
    • Sturdy soft cover with an original design that reflects our school’s spirit and uniqueness

    Add on any of the following yearbook extras:

    • Student's name printed in foil on the cover adds a personal touch
    • Durable, high-quality hard cover protects treasured memories for a lifetime

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  • 03/14/2019 Educational Outfitters St. Patrick’s Day Sale


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    St. Patrick's Day Sale (March 15 - 18, 2019) 17% off
    In Store and Online School Uniforms and Accessories

    View the flyer

    6002 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN
    952-927-6778
    www.minnesota.educationaloutfitters.com

    Store Hours: 
    Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm 
    Friday: 10 am - 5 pm 
    Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm

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  • 03/14/2019 Used Uniform Sale


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    Used Uniform Sale to be held during Conferences - 2nd floor of Spirit Center Wed, March 20: 4-8pm Thurs, March 21:  2-8pm.  (Cash or check only) 
    Accepting donations of clean, used uniforms and Spirit Wear (no holes or stains)  Please drop off at the school office or bring to the sale.

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  • 03/14/2019 Scholastic Book Fair


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    We need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

    • When: Book Fair Dates: March 19-21, 8am - 7pm
    • Where: School Auditorium
    • Benefits: Annunciation Library, Classroom Libraries

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  • 03/14/2019 Vacation Bible School 2019


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    Get Prepared for Fun!  

    • Incoming K-5thGraders may attend as participants.
    • AGAIN THIS YEAR:  4th and 5th Graders will be “Jr. Crew Leaders,” registering as participants but taking on roles with leadership building and getting a Jr. Crew Leader Shirt
    • Incoming 6th Graders and above are welcome to volunteer as “Crew Leaders.”
    • Pre-school program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds that are not entering Kindergarten.

    Registration is now open!

    • Register online at https://vbspro.events/p/events/a89921
    • Cost is $50 per participant ($40 for each additional child in family). 
    • Financial Aid Available.

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  • 03/14/2019 Curiosity Fair


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    Friday April 12, 5-6:30pm
    This is an opportunity for students express their creativity and to share information about their favorite interest or something they are curious about. It helps to build community among the students, challenges their inquisitive minds, and supports them as presenters.

    TIMELINE:
    Monday April 8th: Entry forms due by NOON
    Tuesday April 9th: Turn in projects to school auditorium 7:30-8am
    Thursday April 11th: Judging/Feedback 2:45-4:15pm
    Friday April 12th: Curiosity Fair presentations 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Participants will be entered in a drawing for door prizes and APO will sponsor complimentary ice cream for participants!

    Registration online only! 

    Any questions please let us know.
    Kelly Meyer 
    Angela Maurer-Green

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  • 03/14/2019 SAVE THE DATE: Flashback to the 80s Live & Silent Auction, May 4


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    The sun is shining, and hopefully the snow is beginning to melt! What does that mean??? Annunciation Live/Silent Auction is right around the corner! Everyone should have, or will be receiving their “save the dates,” in the mail. Auction is Saturday, May 4th!

    We appreciate our amazing community, and the incredible generosity of many!! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and the students and school are our main focus for raising money!

    If you would like to donate or know of someone who might to our Live or Silent auction, we are looking for some amazing items that will increase those bids!! Vacation homes, talents, event packages, gift cards, items etc! Donations deadline will be April 8th!

    Interested in Hosting a Party? 
    Gather your friends, come up with a party "theme" and raise some money for Annunciation! Auction parties are an excellent way to meet new people and continue to build the strong community that we all love so much!

    Please reach out to Auction co-chairs, Karin Smith and Sara Nuahn.

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  • 03/14/2019 SAVE THE DATE: CSCOE Bash


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    Save the Date!
    May 11, 2019

    Please mark your calendar for this fun, inspiring event! Your ticket to the BASH supports all that CSCOE is doing to help enhance excellence and increase enrollment in 79 local Catholic elementary schools serving more than 21,000 students. A key focus this year will be providing schools with resources to serve exceptional learners – students with a range of learning differences that require additional tools for optimal success. We look forward to spending the evening with you!

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  • 03/07/2019 Academic Showcase


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    On Monday, March 11, all middle school students will be displaying their Science or History Day project for the Academic Showcase in the auditorium from 2:30-4:00.  

    The Showcase will provide a forum for students to show their learning through projects centering on history and science including websites students created, documentaries, experiments, and essays.  The showcase is open to all Annunciation families and we encourage everyone to check out all of the hard work the students have put into their projects over the last 2 months.

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  • 03/07/2019 SAVE THE DATE: Winter Sports Photos


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    SAVE THE DATE:
    Winter Sport Photos - Wednesday, March 27, 2:45-4:15pm in the gym (please note – photos will be taken AFTER SCHOOL)

    If your child plays a winter sport for Annunciation, please be sure to send your child’s sports uniform to school that day - they will change after school for the photos.
    Please do not turn in your uniform until AFTER March 27!  

    To order your photos online, please click here:  https://order.lifetouchsports.com/index.cfm?event=OrderHome&contractID=164715 

    If you need a paper form, they will be available at the school office next week.

     

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  • 03/07/2019 Ash Wednesday: Burying the Word “Alleluia”


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    On Ash Wednesday, K-5 students participated in the ancient ceremony of burying the word “Alleluia” deep in the snow banks of the Annunciation campus.

    During the entire 40 days of Lent the word Alleluia is completely absent from the liturgy of the Church.

    The act of burying the Alleluia is a kind of “fasting” letting the Alleluia be dormant until the burst of a joyful affirmation of the Resurrection on Easter Day!

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  • 03/07/2019 Eli Project


    Church News, Weekender

    Come join The MHI Eli Project to turn no-longer-needed T-Shirts into diapers for a wellness center in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
    If you have one or both, please bring sewing shears and portable sewing machine. No experience necessary!

    Questions? Email Jimmy at jimmy@missionhaitiinc.org

    Monday, March 25, 2019 6:30-9:00pm
    Annunciation Church Community Room, 509 54th St W.,  Mpls

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  • 03/07/2019 Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures at Carpool


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    At Annunciation, our goal is to create a safe and efficient procedure for drop-off and pick-up. 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 and use your carpool number card for all pick-ups. This helps move the line along quicker.

    A few notes of importance:

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  • 03/07/2019 APO Volunteers Needed


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    Two Volunteer Opportunities!
    1) Curiosity Fair
    2) Staff Appreciation Week

    We have co-chaired both of these great events for several years and are looking for people to mentor this year to pass the torch to next year!

    Please let us know what questions you have and/or if interested! 


    Thank you!!!
    Kelly Meyer  & Angela Maurer-Green
     

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  • 02/28/2019 Winter Conferences


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    We will hold winter conferences on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21.  These conferences are an important opportunity for teachers to gain insights about your child and to share with you the progress your child is making.  If you are unable to attend but would like to have a phone conference with your child’s teacher, please feel free to contact them.   

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  • 02/28/2019 Early Dismissal & No School March 21 & 22: Extended Day is Open


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    School will have an early dismissal on March 21st and no school on March 22nd.  The Extended Day program will be open on the 21stand the 22ndfor our families. 

    On Thursday, March 21st, Extended Day will be open from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  We will be staying on school grounds and our theme for the day will be Game Day/ Dance Party.  The children may bring Game Boys, Wii, board games, and their favorite music CD to listen/dance to.

    On Friday, March 22nd, we will be going to PLAYWORKS in Prior Lake.  The bus will leave at 11:00am and will return at 2:45p.m.  The children will need to bring a lunch.  They must wear socks and may bring money for snacks/lunch and games.  The activity feefor this day is $12.00.

    Extended Day will provide a snack at 9:00a.m and again at 2:45p.m.  There will also be a 4:45p.m. snack time and this snack is brought from home.

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We go outside in the morning as well as in the afternoon.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, BY 6:00pm

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  • 02/27/2019 Middle School February IB Awards


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    Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for February!

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  • 02/27/2019 2019 Middle School Youth Ultimate League


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    What is Ultimate Frisbee?

    Ultimate Frisbee (Ultimate) is a non-contact team sport, in which a seven-person team attempts to move a frisbee/flying disc into their opponents' end-zone, similar to football. However, when in possession of the disc, a player can pivot and pass, but may not take any steps. Ultimate is played in more than 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men, women, girls and boys.

    Spirit of the Game!

    One aspect of Ultimate that sets it apart from other sports is its emphasis on “Spirit of the Game.” Spirit of the Game is a spirit of sportsmanship and respect that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Since Ultimate is self-officiated, players are responsible for calling fouls and resolving disagreements on the field in a respectful and spirited manner.

    Why Play Ultimate?

    Ultimate is a fun team sport, and a great way to get outdoor exercise. It improves hand-eye coordination and athleticism, and above all, it encourages honesty, fair play and conflict resolution through the Spirit of the Game! 

    Who Can Join The Club/Team?

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  • 02/27/2019 Mission Haiti Piggy Banks


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    A LENTEN FAMILY 
    Prayer, Fasting & Alms Giving Opportunity

    During Lent each year, we are invited to pray with our families and faith communities; fast in solidarity with those who hunger; learn more about our global community and the challenges of poverty overseas; and give sacrificial contributions to those in need.

    On Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Annunciation parish and school will distribute Mission Haiti Piggy Banks to each family during Mass. Place the bank on your family dining room table so it can be a reminder for your family to pray for our Haitian brother and sisters in need. If your family does not have an Alms giving tradition established, then please consider filling the bank with money you have saved by fasting or giving things up for Lent.

    On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 bring the filled bank back to church at either Mass (School Mass 8:15am or Evening Mass at 7:00PM) All money collected will be given to our Parish Mission school in Leogane, Haiti.

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  • 02/27/2019 Carnaval is Tuesday, March 5


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

    Carnaval is next Tuesday, March 5! 

    REMINDER for parents and students: 
    Please sign up for a Carnaval shift. Half hour shifts needed. 


    Annunciation has a long-standing tradition of celebrating Carnaval. Every year, we select different countries around the globe to inquirer into their geography, histories, traditional dress and traditions. As our students travel from Kindergarten through eighth-grade, grade levels focus on countries from different continents or regions of the world.

    We believe that Carnaval fits well with the mission of IB “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

    What to expect:

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  • 02/27/2019 Shine On Catholic Schools Talent Competition


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    Annunciation Spirit “Shine’s On!” –Annunciation students, Gordie N. and Josephine R., were chose as finalists to perform in CSCOE’s inaugural Catholic elementary school talent competition!

    More than 140 students in grades 4-8 auditioned in January to land a spot in the final competition. Sixteen acts were selected representing the areas of dance, vocal and instrumental performance.  The winners receive a trip for 4 to New York City to attend a Broadway play and more!

    Tickets can be purchased for the final performance on Sunday, March 17, 2019, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Providence Academy Performing Arts Center. 15100 Schmidt Lake Rd., Plymouth, MN 55446.

    Come cheer on our finalists – show your Spirit for Gordie and Josephine! 

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  • 02/22/2019 Lenten Series on the Human Face of Immigration


    School Events

    The Peace & Justice Committee invites you to attend a two part Lenten series on the Human Face of Immigration.

    The first session, Christian Values and a Nation that Cares - How You as a Local Parish Can Be a Welcoming Presence will be held on March 24 from 11:15 - 12:30 in the Visitation Room.

    Our speakers will be Sr. Margaret McGuirk, OP and Lynda McDonnell from Incarnation Church. They will share their first hand experiences of being at the Mexican border. They will also share with us the wonderful work being done at the Annunciation House in El Paso, TX.

    The second session will be held on April 7 from 12:15 to 1:30 in the Whalen room at Our Lady of Peace. There will be more information coming soon on the April 7 session. Please join us as we explore immigration in light of Catholic Social Teaching.

    If you have any questions, please contact Chris Stromgren at 612-925-1840.

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  • 02/20/2019 No School March 1 - Extended Day is Open


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    NO SCHOOL MARCH 1st - ANNUNCIATION EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS OPEN

    School will be closed on Friday, March 1st. The Extended Day program will be open for our families from 7:00am – 6:00pm. 

    On Friday, March 1st, the day will be filled with crafts/projects and the kids can bring items from home to play with.  The children will need to bring a lunch this day.

    We will provide a snack at 9:00am and at 2:45pm. The snack at 4:45pm. is brought from home.

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We go outside in the morning as well as the afternoon.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH BY 6:00pm.

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  • 02/14/2019 T-shirt Drive


    Church News, Weekender

    Campus Ministry Team Students Zach Sennentz, Nate Maisel, Ryan Plunkett, and Brendan Burke, from the Academy of Holy Angels (Annunciation Alumni & AYM Peer Ministers) are collecting T-Shirts for the Eli Project and Mission Haiti Inc.The MHI Eli Project turns no-longer-needed T-Shirts into diapers for a wellness center in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

    Any size cotton t-shirts used. There will be a large collection box outside of the youth room in the church basement from February 13-27th. Thank you for your generosity. All the shirts will go to a great cause!

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  • 02/14/2019 Mission Haiti Collection


    Church News

    This Saturday and Sunday (February 16th & 17th) there will be a second collection for Mission Haiti Inc. Annunciation International Mission and Sister School in Haiti. Before Mass a testimonial will be shared and a collection will be taken after communion. Please join us and Thank You in advance for your generosity! Checks should be made out to "Mission Haiti Inc."

    If you will be out of town and wish to contribute to this collection please considering making an online donation.

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  • 02/14/2019 Carnaval is Coming Soon!


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    Reminder for parents and students: Please sign up for a Carnaval shift. Half hour shifts needed. 

    • Parade begins at 10:30am
    • Carnaval festivities begin at 11am
    • Ending time 2:00pm 

    Raffle prizes are needed. Please send prizes such as pop, candy, snacks, or toys for the raffle prizes. We are also accepting donations for kitchen items such as oven mitts, spoons, knives ladles, and other large serving utensils.

    First graders are collecting toilet paper rolls for Carnaval. Please bring rolls down to first grade. There will be a box in our hallway that you can put them in. Thanks!

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  • 02/14/2019 Educational Outfitters Uniform Exchange Sale


    Weekender

    February 15 - 28, 2019

    Bring in the following used uniform items (fleece, jumpers, pants, shirts, shorts, skorts and sweatshirts) and receive 15% off each new item that is purchased in that specific category.

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  • 02/14/2019 Middle School Honor Roll


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    Congratulations to these Annunciation Middle School students who made the Honor Roll for 1st semester 2018-19!

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  • 02/14/2019 Tuition Agreements for 2019-20


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    Current Family Registration

    Current returning families enrolling child(ren) in grades K-8:

    We are again following the continuous enrollment model in TADS.  Your child (ren) were automatically re-enrolled (unless you notified us by January 31) and you should have received an email from TADS last week to complete your tuition agreement for the 2019-2020 school year. 
    Follow the directions and complete your tuition agreement before March 1, 2019.
    Financial aid applications are also due by March 1, 2019*.
    Aim Higher scholarship applications are due by February 17. 2019.

    Current Families Registering a New Student in K-8
    Current returning families enrolling new additional child(ren) in grades K-8 (if you have not done so already):

    This link will take you to the TADS website where you will need to complete an application for your new student: http://mytads.com/a/annunciationmn
    Follow the prompts to complete the application process.

    You will be setting up your tuition agreement/payment plan as part of the streamlined enrollment process.  If you have any questions, please contact Jen Renstrom at 612-823-4394 x204 or jrenstrom@annunciationmsp.org.  Thank you!

    * Financial Aid Applications are due March 1, 2019:  
    The online TADS Financial Aid Application Deadline is March 1, 2019.  You must include supporting tax and income documentation in your application (If 2018 taxes are not completed, preliminary application may be completed using 2017 tax information). Financial Aid Applications will be accepted after this date, but aid will be distributed to these applicants first and then to later applicants, as funds allow.

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  • 02/07/2019 Annunciation Campus Master Plan Open Houses


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    We have officially launched the engagement with Miller Dunwiddie (Miller) to develop the Annunciation Campus Master Plan, a visioning document providing the Parish a long-range plan for the facilities. 
    The development of the plan will include input from YOU, our beloved Parish community.

    A listening session is scheduled for Sunday, February 17th following the 9:30am Mass in the Visitation room, off the community room.  It will be held during the pancake breakfast. 

    An additional session will be held Tuesday, February 26th from 4-7pm in the school library.

    Please come share your desires for our campus as we continue our efforts to be good stewards of these beautiful properties we’ve been blessed with and plan for investments that will allow us to pass on the facilities to future generations.

    God bless,
    Father Park

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  • 02/07/2019 Minneapolis Public High Schools Application Deadline


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    8th grade families:

    If your student is planning to apply to one of the Minneapolis Public High Schools, the deadline has been extended to February 15.  Please download the registration form.

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  • 02/07/2019 Extended Day Open February 15 & 18


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    School will be closed on February 15th and 18th.   The Extended Day program will be open on the 15th and the 18th for our families from 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

    • On Friday, February 15th, we will be going to PLAYWORKS in Prior Lake.  The bus will leave at 11:00a.m. and will return at 2:45p.m.  The children will need to bring a lunch.  They must wear socksand may bring money for snacks/lunch and games.  The activity fee for this day is $12.00.

    • On Monday, February 19th our theme for the day will be Game day/Dance Party.  The children may bring Game Boys, Wii, board games, and their favorite music CD to listen/dance to.  The children also will be participating in several fun and exciting events/activities. The children will need to bring a lunch from home and we will be staying on school grounds. 

    Extended Day will provide a snack at 9:15a.m and again at 2:45p.m.  There will also be a 4:30p.m. snack time and this snack is brought from home.

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We go outside in the morning as well as in the afternoon.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, BY 6:00 P.M.

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  • 01/31/2019 Dancing with Annunciation Stars - Thank you!


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    This past weekend, our community came together to cheer on our six Annunciation Stars: Karin, Amy, Mrs. Letwin Burns, Tom, Corey and Dan, and we raised a lot of money for our school! 

    Thank you to these stars for your dedication to both dancing and fundraising for our school. Also, we couldn’t have pulled off this wonderful event without the help of all our volunteers (set up/clean up, MC, live Facebook feed, green room, hair/makeup, stage managers, decor, bar servers, signature drink, food, vote collectors, data entry, photography, donations, and Jessica K!) 

    Finally, we are so grateful for everyone that was able to come to the event and/or support the dancers fundraising efforts as you made DWAS 2019 a joyful success. 

    Congratulations to Tom for raising the most money and congratulations to Karin for bringing home the disco ball trophy! ​

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  • 01/31/2019 Catholic Schools Week


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    Catholic School Week:
    With the closures this week, we will have our Catholic Schools Week mass on Friday, February 1 at 8:15.  Also, the CSW service project will be rescheduled for Friday, February 8. Please send in items by next Friday, Feb 8. In addition, we will have “CSW theme dress day” on Friday, February 8. Students may choose to wear dress for one of the theme days they missed this week. 

    Read about the Service Project
    View the Calendar of Events

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  • 01/31/2019 School Supply Drive


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    Campus Ministry Team students, Sophie Radam, Lucy Carey, and Mae Longo, from the Academy of Holy Angels are collecting school supplies for the school we assisted in Philadelphia during the Annunciation Youth Ministry mission trip last summer.

    Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated. These supplies will help children in this low income community deepen their education and make a large impact in many lives.

    There will be baskets for the supplies in front of the church, in the basement of the church, and in the lobby of the school February 9-24th.

    Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

    If you would rather donate to the drive and have us get the supplies you can make a donation at this link.
    https://annunciationmsp.wufoo.com/forms/qvuii3q19cuha0/

    Any question please contact Jimmy Dunn at 612-824-9993 ext 243

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  • 01/31/2019 Middle School January IB Awards


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    Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for January!

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  • 01/24/2019 Annunciation Healthy Habits February


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

    Annunciation is preparing for Healthy Habits February!

    We are asking all 370-some students-- as well as teachers and staff!-- to come up with one small change they can make in their daily lives to be healthier, and we will all support each other over February to see if we can’t turn them into permanent habits!

    Some of the creative ideas we’ve heard as Mr. Kaiser visits classrooms to brainstorm healthy ideas are:

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  • 01/24/2019 Mission Possible


    Church News, Weekender

    You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Haitian Dinner and Craft Sale to benefit Mission Haiti, Inc.

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    6:00 to 9:30pm

    Annunciation School Auditorium
    525 West 54th St., Minneapolis, MN

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  • 01/24/2019 Panera School Fundraiser Night: February 26


    School Events, Weekender

    Join us for a fundraiser to support Annunciation School. Come in to the Panera at 980 West 78th St in Richfield on Tuesday, February 26 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. 

    A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering. 

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  • 01/24/2019 APO Box Tops Contest


    School Events, Weekender

    Start clipping your Box Tops! 

    Turn in to your child's classroom the week of Feb. 4-8. The top two grades with the most Box Tops turned in will earn a non-uniform day. 

    For more information on the Box Tops program and a list of participating products, visit www.boxtops4education.com.

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  • 01/23/2019 Excellence in Education


    School Events

    Each year, we reflect on our achievement as a school. As we work together to create a more seamless experience through our IB journey, review of practices and learning, we see that the cumulative experience for students across the grade levels is preparing them well. 

    Often, we are asked how our 8th grade graduates compare to other local school’s graduates. Over the years, we have found that our students always perform very well. Last year, 99% of our students met or exceeded the national norms on the NWEA MAP tests.  We review this data each year as another lens to see how we are achieving and if we are preparing our students well for high school and beyond. 

    To compare to other public schools, we use the NWEA MAP – MCA proficiency projections. In the core areas of reading and math, here are the Spring 2018 scores measuring MCA proficiency for 8th graders at Annunciation, the public middle schools in South Minneapolis, and Statewide schools:

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  • 01/18/2019 Annunciation Rain Gardens


    Church News, Weekender

    In 2016, Donovan Peterson from Boy Scout Troop 103 applied for and received a grant from Minnehaha Watershed District to install rain gardens in the front of the Church. He solicited contractors and vendors for reduced rates on excavation and supplies. In November with the help of family and friends he designed and installed the first rain garden by the bell tower. The following spring of 2018, his family and friends installed the four other gardens. He asked his family and friends for donations and collected $5,187.50. Their volunteer hours were worth $8,544.84. The grant paid $11,057.07.  The total cost of the project was over $22,000, which was all covered by donations, volunteers and the grant. 

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  • 01/17/2019 What to Expect at Carnaval


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation has a long-standing tradition of celebrating Carnaval. Every year, we select different countries around the globe to inquirer into their geography, histories, traditional dress and traditions. As our students travel from Kindergarten through eighth-grade, grade levels focus on countries from different continents or regions of the world.

    We believe that Carnaval fits well with the mission of IB “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”

    What to expect:

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  • 01/17/2019 Congratulations Academic Triathlon Teams!


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    We are very proud of our students and their success at last week's meets:  

    8th grade - 1st place
    6th grade - 1st palce
    7th grade - 2nd place
    2 team awards
    1 individual award

    Great job everyone - keep up the hard work!

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  • 01/17/2019 Report Cards


    School Events, Weekender

    We are pleased to announce that student report cards are ready to view in Educate.

    If you forgot your password, click on the Forgot Password button on the login screen.

    Viewing Your Child's Report Card

    Educate allows you to view your child's report card once the school has completed and published them. You may access the report cards at any time after they are generated.

    1. Log into Educate Household (www.educate.tads.com).
    2. Click the School tab at the top and click on Students. The name of your child/ren will be listed.
    3. Click on a name and click on Report Cards. The Report Cards section will expand.
    4. Click the Preview icon of the report card you wish to view.
    The report card appears in a new window.

    If you need additional help, send an email to educatesupport@annunciationmsp.org.

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  • 01/17/2019 Early Dismissal January 29, Extended Day Open


    School Events, Weekender

    School will have an early dismissal on Tuesday, January 29th. The Extended Day program will be open on the 29th for our families. 

    On Tuesday, January 29th, Extended Day will be open from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  We will be staying on school grounds.  The children may bring Game Boys, Wii, board games, and their favorite music CD to listen/dance to.

    Extended Day will provide a snack at 2:45p.m.  There will also be a 4:45p.m. snack time and this snack is brought from home.

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We will go outside in the afternoon.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, BY 6:00 P.M.

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  • 01/17/2019 Improv 2019


    School Events, Weekender

    Improv is an after-school class which is open to all Annunciation seventh and eighth graders.  This year it will be taught by Creative Arts teacher Lorissa Letwin and Sandy Nesvig. We teach movement, voice, acting, improvisation, etc. More importantly, we try to convey the importance of creativity, teamwork, self-confidence, trust and dedication to hard work. This class requires a commitment of not only time, but of interest and a behavior policy will be set in place. Commitment and behavior expectations for improv include full participation in activities, the creation of skits, group work, and positive behavior. Students who are unable to live up to these expectations will be asked to leave the program. Please review and discuss these expectations with your child.  If the interest is not there, Improv will not be a positive experience.

    Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 29th beginning at 1pm and go until 2:45pm. Please note, this is an early dismissal day.  Initially the class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and occasionally, with small groups, on Wednesdays.The time for Improv on all other days (beside Jan 29) is 2:45-4:30.

    We are asking for a fee of $95.00 from each student.  This fee goes toward covering the costs of conducting the class and producing the show.  
    Please include the fee with the permission slip and turn in to the office by January 24th.  

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  • 01/17/2019 Youth Choir Grades 2-8 Registration


    School Events, Weekender

    Join the Youth Choir!

    Wednesdays from 2:45pm-3:30pm
    Choir room, lower level of Annunciation church 

    The mission of the Annunciation Youth Choir is to provide parish youth an opportunity to experience the joy of music, learn to become leaders in worship, and inspire the assembly to worship God by sincerity, simplicity, and the beauty of the music they offer.  Youth are given the opportunity to learn and perform songs in various styles and languages, and also learn some of the fundamentals of liturgy and music with an emphasis on part singing, reading music notation, and healthy vocal production.

    Print the registration form.

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  • 01/10/2019 Catholic Schools Week


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

    Annunciation Catholic School fosters each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others.

    As a Catholic School, we have the privilege of doing more than provide facts to students; we help each student realize their potential as a unique child of God. Through our exploration and inquiry into knowledge, we also form our students in faith, virtue and service. Together, with our families, we participate in a holy and amazing process of developing God’s leaders of tomorrow…..and today. 

    Each day, our students amaze us with their ideas, thoughts, kindness, curiosity, and faith. Seeing the world through the eyes of our children is a gift – for our students, parents, teachers, and staff. Thank you for sharing your children with us and giving them this special gift of Catholic education. This gift impacts who they become – what could be more amazing than that?

    To celebrate, join us as we kick off our celebration on Sunday, January 27 at the 9:30 Mass. 

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  • 01/10/2019 Middle School December IB Awards


    School Events, Weekender

    Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for December!

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  • 01/10/2019 Extended Day Open on Martin Luther King Day


    School Events, Weekender

    School will be closed on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Day.  The Extended Day program will be open for our families from 7:00am – 6:00pm. 

    On Monday, January 21st, the day will be filled with crafts/projects and the kids can bring items from home to play with.  
    The children will not need to bring a lunch this day because we will be ordering pizza and having an Extended Day feast!  The activity fee for this day is $5.00.

    We will provide a snack at 9:15am and at 2:45pm. The snack at 4:45pm is brought from home.

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We go outside in the morning as well as the afternoon.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 BY 6:00 P.M.

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  • 01/10/2019 MISF Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Private and Independent Education Awards


    School Events, Weekender


    All private and independent schools in Minnesota are eligible and encouraged to participate. Nominations may be submitted by students, staff, board members, parents, school leaders, or anyone connected to the school community. Nominations are due by February 11.
     
    Do you know an exceptional educator? How about the volunteer who handles lots of assignments? Who has made a difference in your community by their philanthropy? 
    Please take the time to nominate them.

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  • 01/10/2019 ​DeLaSalle High School Open House, January 16


    School Events, Weekender

    On Wednesday, January 16, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the staff and students of DeLaSalle High School host an Open House for prospective students and their families.  Easily the fastest-growing Catholic high school in the Upper Midwest, DeLaSalle is currently the third largest Catholic high school in Minnesota.  DeLaSalle’s enrollment of 750 students is its largest in 47 years, up 30 percent in the past nine years alone. 

    The Open House features presentations about DeLaSalle’s heritage as an urban, Catholic and Lasallian school; its college prep curriculum and Guidance program sending 98-100 percent of grads off to college; the 1:1 iPad technology initiative, now in its eighth year; successful extra-curricular activities, $3.2 million program of financial aid grants and academic scholarships, unique Global Advantage Program, connecting students to international academic travel; and so much more….  DeLaSalle staff and many current students will be present to welcome guests and answer questions.  

    For more information, please contact either:

    Mike O’Keefe, Vice President for Enrollment, at 612-676-7679, or
    Lourdes Bunay, Associate Director of Admission, at 612-676-7665

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  • 01/10/2019 Academy of Holy Angels Important Dates


    School Events, Weekender

    Important Upcoming Dates at Holy Angels:

    • Thursday, January 10 - Open House:  This is our final Open House of the school year.  Your families can join us at 6:00 PM for academic presentations and a tour of the school.  Parents can RSVP on our website.  

    • Saturday, January 12 - Grade School Night for our Basketball teams:  Boys Basketball plays at 5:00 PM with the Girls following at 7:00 PM.  We will be doing raffles during both halftimes.  

    • Saturday, January 19 - First Round Application Deadline and Placement Test:  All completed applications received by this date are eligible for our St. Joseph Academic Scholarship.  

    Important AHA Admissions Dates

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  • 01/10/2019 Chipotle Fundraiser


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  • 01/10/2019 Winter Youth Enrichment Classes


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    GRANDMASTERS OF CHESS
    Grades K-5 
    New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:
    • Teach It!…Each class students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games.
    • Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.
    • Puzzle It!…Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.
    • Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session. Fee includes: ChessKid.com membership ($49 annual value).
     

    PULLEY ENGINEERS 
    Grades 1-5 
    STEM Enrichment using LEGO® bricks for the 21st Century learner. Each {YEL!} STEM class follows four basic components:
    • Teach It!… Each class students are taught the basic STEM engineering concepts behind each project;
    • Build It!… Students use LEGO® bricks to build a street sweeper, racer and design their own egg beater.
    • Explore It!…Then they use that project to explore the basic engineering concepts - this session is focused on pulleys concepts.
    • Play It!…Finally they play with their project, modify it, create extensions and have fun working with it. 

    LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or program.

    Download the flyer.

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  • 01/10/2019 Catholic School Student Talent Competition, Shine On


    School Events, Weekender

    Are you a 4-8th grade student attending a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis?
    Has God blessed you with the gift of singing, dancing, acting, or playing a musical instrument?

     

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  • 01/10/2019 Aim Higher Foundation Tuition Assistance Scholarships


    School Events, Weekender

    The Aim Higher Foundation provides scholarships to children whose families are seeking tuition assistance for a K-8 Catholic education  in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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  • 01/07/2019 Showing of Bishop Barron’s DVD entitled “The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church”


    Church News

    The Peace and Justice Committee of Annunciation and Our Lady of Peace invite you to mark your calendars for January 13 from 10:45 to 12:15 (following 9:30 am Mass at Annunciation) for a showing of Bishop Barron’s DVD entitled “The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church” in the Visitation Room at Annunciation Church (lower level).

    Our hope is to shine light on the strong connection between receiving Eucharist as a member of the Mystical Body of Christ and then going out into the world to do good works. In the DVD Bishop Barron explicitly speaks of the social outreach in the Church and how it is supported by prayer and a response to prayer.  This is a beautiful film!  Please join us.

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  • 12/29/2018 Immigration Sunday Event, January 6


    Church News

    The Annunciation/OLP Peace & Justice Committee and OLP's Global Solidarity Committee invite you to attend an event that will focus on the issue of immigrants and refugees. 

    It will be held on Immigration Sunday, January 6 at 12:15 pm in the Whalen Room at OLP. 

    The format will be a casual roundtable dialogue featuring immigrants (or those intimately familiar with current immigration issues) telling their stories and taking questions from those attending. There will also be potluck treats from the various cultures represented.  Please join us as we explore this issue in light of Catholic Social Teaching. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Stromgren at 612-925-1840.

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  • 12/20/2018 Holy Rosary Thank You!


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    Our third graders would like to thank you for helping us collect toys for Holy Rosary!

    We filled the Holy Rosary sleigh with nearly 275 gifts and 38 gift cards from our school. Thank you for your generosity!

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  • 12/20/2018 Winter Uniform Sale


    EDUCATIONAL OUTFITTERS
    WINTER SALE
    December 17 - 31, 2018

    20% off 
    School Uniforms and Accessories
    in Store and Online
    minnesota.educationaloutfitters.com

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  • 12/20/2018 Vision & Hearing Screenings


    School Events, Weekender

    A note from Beatrice Benda, Annunciation’s public health nurse:

    It is soon time for the MN Department of Health's Vision and Hearing screenings.  Students in grades K, 1,3,5,7 (and new enrollees in 2,4,6,8) will have school-based vision screening on January 17th and 23rd, 2019.  Hearing will also be checked on January 17th and 23rd, 2019, for grades K, 1, 3 (and new enrollees) without a 'pass' on file.

    If you want to opt out the Health Department screening, please send notice to the Main Office BEFORE January 16th, 2019. 

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  • 12/13/2018 IB in Action: Language Learners


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    On December 12, our community combined our exploration and use of an additional language (Spanish) with honoring our Holy Mother on the most special feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe in our first all school mass in Spanish. “Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful symbol of Hispanic/Latinx identityand faith.  Her image is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice.”

    Our gratitude to Sra. Lovera, Sr. Saluri, Sra. Paul, Sr. Haecherl, Fr. Park and Fr. Michael Daly and students for preparing and leading us in the mass.

    All students in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Programme have the opportunity to learn more than one language.  We believe that “Language is involved in all learning and is an essential vehicle for inquiry and the construction of meaning. It provides an intellectual framework to support conceptual development and critical thinking.”

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  • 12/13/2018 Extended Day Open During Christmas Break


    Weekender

    School will be closed December 24th through January 4th for Christmas Break.  The Extended Day program will be openon the following days for our families from 7:00a.m – 6:00p.m. 

    Thursday 12/27, Friday 12/28, Thursday 1/3, and Friday 1/4.

    We will provide a snack at 9:00a.m and at 2:45p.m. The snack at 4:45p.m is brought from home.

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We go outside in the morning as well as the afternoon.

    Please note that Extended Day will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 January 1, and 2.

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  • 12/13/2018 Pancakes With Saint Nicholas


    Church News, Weekender

    Join us for a fun family event at Annunciation Church on Sunday, December 16th.

    Saint Nicholas will make a special appearance after 9:30am mass! Come have pancakes to benefit Annunciation Youth Ministry and visit with our favorite holiday saint.

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  • 12/13/2018 Snow Dogs Ski & Snowboard Club


    School Events, Weekender

    Snow Dogs is an after school ski & snowboard club for students (3rd grade & over), parents and/or guardians. The club provides an excellent opportunity for your kids to skiing and/or snowboarding, get some exercise & hang-out with friends! Club Chaperones are both in the chalet and out on the hill skiing but do not ski 1:1 with the club members. Chaperones receive a complementary lift ticket!

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  • 12/06/2018 Christmas Program 2018


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

    This year’s Christmas program, “Nativity on Broadway” is here!

    We are so blessed at Annunciation School to have a renowned and treasured Creative Arts program that develops confidence and skills, along with a pride for each student. Alumni and friends remember participating in the Christmas program with share stories years later. It is truly a special event.

    Performances will begin on Wednesday, December 19 at 9:00 am and Thursday, December 21 at 9:00 am and 6:30 pm. Because this is such a popular event, we have many guests attending. As a reminder, with the large crowds for each performance, we ask you to note the following:

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  • 12/06/2018 Middle School November IB Awards


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for November!

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  • 12/06/2018 From Age to Age and Their Sounds of the Seasons Concert


    Church News, Weekender

    Come see From Age to Age and Their Sounds of the Seasons Concert at Annunciation Catholic Church  on December 14, 2018! 

    The concert will take place at the church beginning at 7:30pm.  

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  • 12/06/2018 Hope – Peace – Joy – Love


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes

    We begin our Advent season – Hope – Peace – Joy - Love – as we prepare for the coming of Christmas and the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  At our all school Monday Morning Meeting, the middle school students lead our Advent prayer and lighting of the Advent wreath.

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  • 12/03/2018 Advent - Christmas Schedule 2018


    Church News

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 
    Holy Day of Obligation  -  Mass times: 
    Friday, December 7, 6:00pm (vigil) 
    Saturday, December 8, 9:00am 

    Sacrament  of  Reconciliation 
    Advent Penance/First Reconciliation:
    Saturday, December 15, 10:00am 
    Individual Confessions:  
    Tuesdays, 4:45-5:15pm 
    Fridays, 8:45am-9:15am  
    Sundays, 4:30pm-5:15pm 
    Saturday, Decemb  er 22, 3:30-4:30pm 
    Sunday, December 23, 4:00-5:15pm    
    Monday, December 24, 10:30-11:30am 

    Christmas Masses  (Carols prior to each Mass)
    Monday, December 24:  4:00pm & 10:00pm 
    Tuesday, Decem  ber 25: 10:00am 

    Solemnity of Mary Mother of God 
    Holy Day of Obligation  -  Mass times: 
    Monday, December 31, 5:00pm (vigil) 
    Tuesday, January 1, 10:00am

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  • 11/29/2018 Christmas Program 2018


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

    This time of year is so special at Annunciation - Advent begins, we are getting close to the end of our first semester of school, and Christmas program rehearsals kick into high gear! 

    For decades, Annunciation Catholic School has held our Christmas program, sharing the story of the birth of Jesus with songs and highlights to last the whole Christmas season. Generations of families sing “Kermit’s Christmas” together while baking cookies or wrapping gifts. It is a shared moment that truly signifies the holy season is here. 

    Below is a note from our Creative Arts teacher and director, Miss Lorissa Letwin, who has kept the tradition going while adding her creativity to bring about our students “potentiality” in music and song. We hope you can join us for one or more performances. You can also order a DVD copy.

    Mark your calendars for the Annunciation Christmas Program – 2018:
    •    Wednesday, December 19 – 9:00 am – Dress Rehearsal and Grandparents’ performance
    •    Thursday, December 20 – 9:00 am – Full performance for family and guests
    •    Thursday, December 20 – 6:30 pm – Full performance for family and guests (Please note new time, and this year the kindergarten class will be performing at the evening concert too!)


     

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  • 11/29/2018 Barnes & Noble Book Fair


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    Barnes & Noble Book Fair
    Tuesday, Dec. 4th- 3pm-8pm
    Galleria, Edina

    Join us in supporting our school by stopping by Barnes and Noble for this fun evening!

    Listen to guest teachers read their favorite books, hear musical performances by individual students and the school choir, and grab a bite to eat or drink in the café.

    A percentage of all book and café sales will go to Annunciation. 
    This is a great time to think about Holiday gift ideas. Free gift wrapping will be provided!

    Out of Uniform passes for students who make a purchase that evening to be used Dec. 7th!

    Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/04/18 to 12/09/18 by entering Bookfair 12383717 at checkout.
    A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit our school/organization.

    Download the flyer.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please view the sign up link. 

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  • 11/29/2018 Christmas Festival Concert Saturday, December 8, 2018 To Benefit Mission Haiti, Inc.


    Church News, Weekender

    Exultate and Church of the Annunciation are partnering to support Mission Haiti, Inc.

    When you attend the December 8, 2018 Christmas Festival Concert performance at Church of the Annunciation in Minneapolis, you will hear the same great Exultate Christmas concert program but with the additional gift of Hope for the people in Haiti. A portion of each ticket sold goes to Mission Haiti Inc. to support their programs. Haitian artisans will display handiwork and art available for purchase before and after the Benefit Concert.

    Click Here For More Information About the Concert and Mission Haiti.

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  • 11/29/2018 Trivia Night Thank You


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

    Thank you to all of the Annunciation Trivia teams! We did a GREAT job raising money for our gym and creative arts space.
    A special THANK YOU to our Trivia Night hosts, Leah Kaiser and Jaime Smith! Keep studying your trivia facts to get ready for next year!

    Congratulations to the 2018 Trivia Night Winners, Donut Call List!

    Congratulations to the 2018 Costume Contest Winner at Trivia Night,Let’s Get Quizzical!

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  • 11/29/2018 Christmas Boutique and All Parish Bake Sale


    Church News

    Everyone is asked to help in some way with the Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale!

    You can make/bake or buy donations. Christmas crafts; Christmas cookies; breads and other goodies; ornaments and other seasonal items are all popular with our youngsters and our young at heart.

    Please DO NOT donate Christmas trees or garlands. Silent Auction items are needed as well as toys for Santa's Toy Shop. This is an annual Respect Life project.

    Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360 or Peg Tuttle at 612-242-0821 to help during the sale.

    We also need callers for the Bake Sale. If you can help with calling, please call Mary Morris at 612-869-7629. 

    Download the flyer.

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  • 11/20/2018 Principal Cassidy’s News & Notes


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Today is World Children’s Day:
    Our second grade students shared this video about World Children's Day at the Monday morning meeting and coordinated our buddy activity this week. Students created light blue bandanas with positive and powerful messages to celebrate the day. 

    School Conference Feedback:
    Since our school conferences are such an important part of our partnership, we would like to get your feedback on our fall conferences. As a staff, we set several goals. We would like to get your feedback on how well we met those goals. Please take a minute to complete the short survey to help us continue to grow and improve. Thank you for your time!

    Holy Rosary Thanksgiving Food Drive:
    Our Holy Rosary Food Drive was a huge success! We are grateful for the generosity of our families to make the Thanksgiving holiday a wonderful time for many other families. Thank you! We are blessed!
     

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  • 11/20/2018 Holy Rosary Gift Collection


    School Events, Weekender

    We will be collecting new unwrapped gifts (any age) for the good people of Holy Rosary again this year.  Holy Rosary will come on Friday, December 14th to pick up the toys. 

    Thank You!
    Annunciation 3rd Grade

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  • 11/20/2018 Patina Event sponsored by APO


    School Events, Weekender

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 from 10AM - 6PM

    20% of your purchase will be donated to Annunciation!

    Must present this coupon at time of the purchase.

    Only at 50th and Bryant location.

     

    Gift card purchases are also included in the give back!  This event is sponsored by APO.

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  • 11/20/2018 Family Advent Wreath Making Breakfast


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Church-Community Room
    Sunday, November 25, 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

    Come join in a wonderful tradition! Create an advent wreath with your family to enhance life and prayer in your home while enjoying a continental breakfast. Bring a peaceful spirit, wire cutters, gloves and a frame from the past years (if you have one). A permanent frame will be for sale ($6.00). We will provide greens, frame materials, candles and directions. Wreaths will be blessed at the breakfast. Please include the number of adults and children who will be attending when registering.

    Cost: $10.00 individual or $20.00 per family.

    Price includes continental breakfast and wreath making supplies. If you have any questions call John & Megan Spriggs 612-636-8496.

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  • 11/20/2018 Zupas School Fundraiser Night: November 27


    School Events, Weekender

    We’re teaming up with Café Zupas for a Fundraiser Night on Tuesday, November 27 from 5pm-9pm. 
    The fundraiser is at the Edina location: 2940 W. 66th St., Edina, MN.

    Join us for a delicious house-made meal to earn up to 25% back! 

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  • 11/20/2018 MADE FOR MORE: Visions of the Promised Land


    Church News

    MADE FOR MORE 

    with CHRISTOPHER WEST &  MIKE MANGIONE

    Brought to you by St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, The Parish of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Annunciation Catholic Church & The Cor Project

     

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    7-9:30 P.M.

    St. Hubert Catholic Community

    8201 Main Street

    Chanhassen, MN 55317

     

    This event will sell out, so grab your tickets NOW in the parish office or online at www.corproject.com/chanhassen. Tickets are $20.

     

    MADE FOR MOREis an inspired blend of teaching, live music, and art that taps the deepest desires of the human heart revealing their ultimate purpose and goal. Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they offer a vision of the Gospel like you’ve never heard through the lens of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This event is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Watch the trailer. 

    Please contact the parish office if you would like more information. 

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  • 11/15/2018 Principal Cassidy Weekly Update


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

    This week, we celebrate our Thanksgiving prayer service as we bless the food we collected for Holy Rosary community. Our partnership with Holy Rosary started nearly 30 years with the Dominican Sisters. The menu and items needed has evolved over the years as the Holy Rosary community has changed. When Sister Martha began coordinating the needs of the community, it primarily consisted of Native American and Vietnamese families. Today the community is made up of mostly Hispanic families. Your generous donations allow us to provide around 20 complete food baskets each year. We are grateful for the generosity of our families to make the Thanksgiving holiday a wonderful time for many other families. We are blessed!

    Sensory Grant: 
    At the CSCOE Exceptional Learners conference this summer, Catholic schools gathered to learn the importance of having a place at the table for all learners. The conference reminded us that, “As Catholic Schools, we are called to build the Kingdom of God, which includes all His children, regardless of their abilities, challenges, or physical condition. We are required to look at children with the eyes of Christ, and to love and accept the beauty of their differences”.  CSCOE is helping our schools learn how to support all of our learners. They also provided a toolkit and on-going support. 

    In addition, through the efforts of a several parents, we were fortunate to receive a grant to help us make our school more “sensory-friendly”. 

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  • 11/15/2018 Educational Outfitters Cyber Sale


    School Events, Weekender

    The store is closed but online shopping is open!

    Thursday, November 22 - Sunday, November 25

    Take 20% off school uniforms and accessories (excludes spirit wear items)

    *Sale will continue online or in store on Cyber Monday.*

    www.minnesota.educationaloutfitters.com

    Download the flyer

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  • 11/15/2018 Holy Rosary Thanksgiving Food Collection


    School Events, Weekender

    As an all school project at Annunciation, we have provided Holy Rosary Church with Thanksgiving food baskets for many years.  Each class will be assigned a donation of food and asked to bring in a contribution of money to help purchase the turkeys, pies, etc.  We encourage the students to give of themselves by earning their donations of money.  Checks can be made out to Annunciation School.  Please bring all food donations to school no later than Friday, November 16th.

    Your students will bring home a requested food item. Holy Rosary has asked for extra rice and cooking oil if possible. Please feel free to add to the list or double up on items (ie – 3 boxes of cereal, more rice, more canned foods, etc.)  The need is very great. 

    Please join us for a Prayer Service on Friday, November 16th at 9:00am in the school auditorium.  We will gather together to bless this food and the families who will receive it. 

    Thank you for your generosity!

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  • 11/15/2018 Extended Day Program is Open: Nov 21


    School Events, Weekender

    School will be closed on Wednesday, November 21st. for Thanksgiving Break.  The Extended Day program will be open for our families from 7:00a.m – 6:00p.m. 

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  • 11/15/2018 Boy Scout Tree Lot Sale


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Buy a Tree, Help a Scout! The Annunciation Boy Scout Troop 103 Tree Lot is open (Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 16) on the east side of the church.

    Tree Lot Hours:
    Friday: 6 pm – 9 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm
    ​Monday - Thursday: CLOSED

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  • 11/08/2018 Partnerships and Collaboration Make a Strong School Community


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

    We are blessed at Annunciation to have such a strong parent community. We know that by working together, we can bring about the true potentiality of all of our students. Thank you so much for participating with us, joining us in our discussions to help your children become all that God has called them to be.  We were so impressed with the sharing the students did in their conferences.  They all did such a great job! 
     

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  • 11/08/2018 APO’s Winter Greens Sale: Order Deadline Extended!


    School Events, Weekender

    Decorated Planters, Spruce Tips & Accents on sale now through November 11.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
    APO fundraising programs help support our school, teacher micro-grants and services for our children.

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