News & Events

  • 06/23/2018 Thank You for Your Support for the “Let God Set Free” Retreat!


    Church News

    Clearly God’s healing love was at work during the “Let God Set Free” Retreat that took place June 8th and 9th at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul.

    Our participants were very moved by all the signs of support they received during the Friday evening prayer. Each participant received between 30 and 40 letters of prayer and support, and many of these letters came from you, our Annunciation parishioners. While they were engaged in prayer, there was a simultaneous prayer of the Rosary that was taking place here at Annunciation for the graces of their retreat. Those gathered in prayer sent to us on the retreat a picture of themselves that we were able to show and explain to our retreatants.

    Thanks to you and to many others who contributed their prayer support in various forms, they were wonderfully overwhelmed with the support they received from so many people; people who don’t even know them but, nevertheless, who really care. Thank you!

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  • 06/22/2018 A Thank You that’s Ten Years Long!


    Church News

    As my ten years at Annunciation come to completion, I just want to say that I leave with a heart very full of gratitude for all that it has meant for me that we’ve shared in our Faith journey together over these years. 

    Thanks to all who came to the big parish celebration for all our volunteers and for Margaret Warnemunde, Donna Ohme and me on June 3rd. To see you and to receive your well-wishing was an overwhelming joy for me. I will savor your messages in your cards and notes for a long time to come.

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  • 06/16/2018 Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2018


    Church News

    Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2018

    Catholics in the United States are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty during the Serving Others in God's Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018, which begins on June 22nd, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, and ends on June 29th, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. 

    Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, the chairman of the USCCB's Committee for Religious Liberty says: "Religious freedom allows the space for people of faith to serve others in God's love in ministries like education, adoption and foster care, health care, and migration and refugee services. We encourage people of faith to reflect on the importance of religious freedom so that we might have the space to carry out our mission of service and mercy, and we invite everyone to pray for our brothers and sisters who face intense persecution in other parts of the world."

    Resources for Religious Freedom Week and other religious liberty resources can be found at www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek and www.usccb.org/freedom.  

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  • 06/15/2018 We’re Hiring: School Receptionist


    School Events

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school, serving students from preschool through 8th grade. As a Catholic International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, our vision is to “foster each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others”.

    Annunciation has a strong sense of community and seeks to create a welcoming environment that supports the growth and development of each person in our community. We are seeking a qualified, passionate person for the School Receptionist position.   The School Receptionist is the first face of Annunciation School and represents our school to all students, staff, families and visitors.  As such, the Receptionist must maintain a positive and helpful attitude, extending hospitality to visitors, parents and students.  The School Receptionist must also facilitate communication among teachers, staff and parents; maintain the operation of office equipment and take student attendance each day.

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  • 06/11/2018 Respect Life Plant Sale - Thank you!


    Church News

    Respect Life Plant Sale: The Respect Life Ministry wants to thank everyone who bought plants at the plant sale. Thank you to everyone who worked at the sale and made it a big success. We raised $1,200  for our our two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's, who support mothers and their babies. We are grateful for your support for "life."

    Questions or comments about the plants or the sale? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360, Lorna Taketa at 612-823-0279, or Terri Bettin at cookiebiscuit83@msn.com

    Respect Life: For the times we are afraid to welcome life: May God strengthen us and renew our trust in him. We pray to the Lord.

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  • 06/08/2018 We’re Excited to Announce We Are Now an Official IB World School!


    School Events

    This week we received notification of our official authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School.  Annunciation Catholic School is proud to announce its place in this elite group of schools worldwide. Being an IB World School supports us in achieving our vision to “foster each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others.

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  • 06/08/2018 Staffing Changes at Annunciation


    Church News

    Parishioners of Annunciation,

    I am excited to share with you some recent developments happening within our parish. This Spring, due to the retirements of Sr. Sue and Donna Ohme, the parish staff took the opportunity to rethink our overall structure.  To do this, we enlisted the help of a consultant who has a lot of experience working with Catholic parishes, and we underwent an organizational assessment.  As part of this assessment, each staff member had the opportunity to explore their gifts and talents and reflect on which parts of their jobs helped them to thrive. The consultant then made recommendations about some changes that could help our staff best use their gifts and talents, enable them to serve our parishioners better, and help us all accomplish our common mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ and building up the Kingdom of God here in South Minneapolis.  After much prayer and consultation, the following are changes we have made in response to those recommendations.

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  • 06/02/2018 Bulletin Communication Survey


    Church News

    Please complete the Bulletin Communication Survey to help us better understand what kind of information you'd like to receive from us and how you'd prefer to receive it. Thank you!

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  • 05/30/2018 Volunteer Appreciation Sunday


    Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Parish is blessed with the best volunteers! 

    We know how much value you add to our ministries and programming, we would not be the vibrant parish we are without you. 

    Next weekend is Volunteer Appreciation Sunday, June 3,  2018 please join us for the 9:30AM Mass and see who will receive the Ministers of the Year or the School MaryJo Sterner awards. 

    After Mass we will show our gratitude for all you do by serving a delicious lunch in the community room. All are welcome!

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  • 05/25/2018 Celebrating the 8th Grade


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

    Today, our 8th graders take their last final exam, had their last celebration and IB awards gathering, rehearsed for their graduation ceremonies and at 2:15 will take a final walk through the building to say goodbye to their school family. Whether a student has been here 9 years or 1 year, Annunciation is their home.  It seems strange that the final school day for them is already here.

    Over this past year, we have worked together to fulfill our mission to develop each child to their full “potentiality”. We have celebrated together from Septemberfest to Graduation and every event in between.  We have prayed together through joyful moments – launching our Potentiality campaign, Christmas program, Carnaval, Exhibition, IB authorization visit, Monday morning meetings, and classroom celebrations – to sorrowful moments – loss of members of our community and tragedies within our country and world.  In all of this, it is the sense of faith and community that has held us together and formed the true family that Annunciation represents.

    To our family, we send heartfelt thanks – for working with us, celebrating with us, and praying with us. As a family, we experience up’s and down’s, good times and bad times, but as a family does, we hold each other up and know that together, with God’s grace, there is nothing we cannot do.

    As our “Potentiality” video says, “I am a promise, I am a possibility, I am a promise, with a capital P – I am a great big bundle of “Potentiality”.  As we wrap up the 2017-18 school year, we celebrate the partnership and effort of all of us to bring about the promise of each child and their full potentiality.

    Thank you for partnering with us and being a member of our Annunciation family. We are grateful for this time together and look forward to next year when we continue the strong tradition of Annunciation Catholic School even as we build for the future.

    God Bless,
    Jennifer Cassidy

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  • 05/25/2018 Announcing Battle of the Books Summer 2018


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    What is it?  

    The ‘Battle’ is designed to enhance reading comprehension and breadth of reading in a fun, informative way.  Books included on the reading lists have been carefully read and selected by literacy leaders across the nation.  The books are selected for their high interest level, challenging vocabulary, reading levels and appropriate content. The books are purposefully selected to expose students to a variety of genres, quality authors, diverse races/cultures and historical eras.

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  • 05/25/2018 Welcome, Mr. Schild!


    School Events, Weekender

    Greetings!

    I am Mr. Schild and I’m excited to join the Annunciation Catholic School community. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I was a product of the Grand Rapids Catholic School system, graduating from St. Adalbert Grade School and West Catholic High School. I attended college at Central Michigan University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education. I had a double major in Secondary Education Social Studies and Political Science and a minor in History. I was blessed in the fall of 2008 when I married my college sweetheart Natalie in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

    I have had the blessing of teaching in Catholic schools for the last 10 years. I am a Google Certified Educator and love incorporating technology into my social studies lessons. Currently, I’m a graduate student in the Murray Institute seeking a Masters of Arts in Educational Studies through the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy sharing my passion of history, civics, geography, and my faith with my students. I feel truly blessed to teach in a Catholic school where I can attend mass with my students and begin each class period with a prayer just as I experienced as a student in the Catholic schools of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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  • 05/25/2018 Welcome, Ms. Haecherl!


    School Events, Weekender

    I am excited to join the Annunciation staff as the new 5th grade teacher!

    As the oldest of three children I grew up used to being in a teaching role. I am from in a small town north of the cities where I was actively involved in my parish. When I was a 5th grader I started going to youth group and that is where my passion for the Catholic faith was nurtured.

    I graduated from The University of Saint Mary's of Minnesota in Winona with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in Spanish. The next year I taught 2nd and 4th grade in Honduras. The abroad experience was something I loved but I missed my family often. For the past two years I have been teaching 5th grade in Willmar, Minnesota. I have enjoyed working with 5th graders and challenging them to be true thinkers and learners.

    Teaching in a Catholic school is a new adventure for me but I am excited to bring both the love of faith and teaching together. I am thrilled to be teaching in an IB school.

    Have a fantastic end of your year and I look forward to meeting everyone in the fall. 

    Sincerely,
    Sara Haecherl 

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  • 05/25/2018 New Staff Announcements


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

    Hello Annunciation School Parents.

    The last month or so has been busy with end of the year activities. In addition, I have been fortunate to lead the process of seeking new teachers to join our school community. For each opening, we have an initial interview with a team of people representing different aspects of the school program. We then have a second round with additional people joining me to have a more specific conversation to find the right person for each position. 

    We are very prayerful and intentional about finding people who share our vision and mission, who believe in what Annunciation stands for, and is excited about the future direction we are headed. This thorough process helps us find the very best people – along with a lot of prayer! 

    I am excited to introduce two recent hires. Our two new teachers will be joining us in 5th grade and Middle School Social Studies respectively. Attached are brief introductions and photos of our new teachers, Ms. Sara Haecherl and Mr. Rick Schild.

    In addition, there is a letter from Shannon Buncher, our Preschool Site Director about a change for her and our preschool. Shannon lives near St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi, which is her home parish. The pastor of St. Jude also had hired Shannon for a previous teaching position.  A position in the preschool opened at St. Jude and Shannon couldn’t pass up the opportunity to teach in her home parish. We are so grateful to Shannon for her amazing leadership and hard work for our preschool program. She has been a blessing. Fortunately, Miss Mary Eilen, our other Kinderstart teacher, will be taking the role of Site Director here at Annunciation. Blessings to you, Shannon! Thanks for all you have done to build our program.

    While change can be hard, it is often through change that some of our greatest growth can occur. Our prayers continue that God sends us amazing people to join us in our mission. Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers as we seek new members of our team. We are blessed with the new staff joining us and look forward to more to come.

    Have a great Memorial Weekend!

    Jennifer M. Cassidy
    Principal
    Annunciation Catholic School

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  • 05/25/2018 2nd Grade Research


    School Events, Weekender

    This week 2nd graders discussed how to take notes for a research project. First, they completed an idea map, filled with topics they wanted to find out about the plant. Next, they talked about how to use sources to pick out useful information. Students are hard at work collecting as many facts as they can to put together their final report.

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  • 05/25/2018 The Limited Resource of Water


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Fourth grade students continued their study of how humans share the limited resource of water this week by restricting their use of water to only what they could carry with them for the school day. They filled one gallon jugs with water and were asked to only use the water from their jug for the entire school day. At the end of the day, students were challenged to find a use for their remaining water and not to waste it!

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  • 05/25/2018 Field Day 2018


    School Events, Weekender

    Field Day is almost here! 

    This year, all activities will take place on the beautiful Annunciation Campus! Activities scheduled for the day are fun, fast-moving, and involve all! As in past years, all 7th grade students will have a lead role in coordinating activities during the event.

    Following the All School Relay at approximately 12 noon, parents are invited to bring lunches to join their children for lunch outside.  The day wraps-up at 1pm and parents who are not able to join for lunch, are asked to pick students up as usual in the car pool line. 

    We look forward to a wonderful day of fun to conclude a great school year and kick off an awesome summer!

    All students can be in free dress and must bring a bag lunch from home.  

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  • 05/25/2018 SeptemberFest Save the Date!


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Save the Date!

    SeptemberFest Weekend

    September 14-16th

     

    2018 SeptemberFest Co-Chairs

    Jaki & Jason Ortmeier
    612-597-6330

    Sarah & Dan Klein
    612-597-5584

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  • 05/25/2018 Summer Library Hours


    School Events, Weekender

    In order to support student reading over the summer, the Annunciation library will be open two dates during June & July! Students can browse books and check out titles for summer reading. The library has several of the books from the Battle of the Books reading list as well!

    Plan to enter through the front door. Please use the form below to let me know you are coming.

    Happy reading!

    https://goo.gl/forms/lLDGjV9tpAYD5a862

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  • 05/25/2018 IB Exhibition Tech Club


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    5th graders, Leo, Jack & Franklin held their first technology club meeting as a result of their exhibition studies. Annunciation students from 2nd, 3rd & 4th eagerly learned how to code!

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  • 05/25/2018 Year End Notes


    School Events, Weekender

    Dear Parents,

    We are coming to the end of our school year and we have a few reminders and updates to share: 

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  • 05/25/2018 Girl Scout and Kindergarten Working Together


    School Events, Weekender

    The 6th grade Girl Scout Troop #15982 helped kindergarteners make wound bandages for Haiti. Way to take some action everyone!  
     

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  • 05/24/2018 STEM Activities Summer Workshop


    School Events, Weekender

    Do you have a curious child who would like to explore the mysterious world of science, technology, engineering, and math this summer?

    With Summer STEM Activities, students will work to explore different concepts—we may get a little messy, but we will be learning! We will be filling spots on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up today!

    The activities are designed for students entering 2nd - 5th grades in Fall 2018.

     

    Cost for each activity is $30.  No additional supplies or costs are needed. 

    Location is Annunciation Catholic School, room TBD. 

    Space is limited, so please register today

    All classes will go from 9-11am. 

    Questions can be sent to Ashley Hannigan at: ahannigan@annunciationmsp.org

    Please complete the registration form and send payment to the office by Thursday, May 31st . Checks should be payable to Annunciation.

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  • 05/24/2018 Art Explosion! Summer Workshop


    School Events, Weekender

    Does you child love art? Your child will love exploring different art mediums while creating his or her next masterpiece! During this workshop, students will be introduced to, or reinforce, art concepts that will strengthen technique and explore creativity. I will be filling spots on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up today!

    The art activities are designed for students entering 2nd-5th grades in Fall 2018.

     

    Cost for each activity is $50.  No additional supplies or costs are needed. 

    Location is at Annunciation Catholic School, room TBD. 

    Class size is limited, so please register today

    Wednesday, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 and Friday, July 27.
    Classes will be from 9-11am with the exception of *Friday, July 27. More time is needed to paint and decorate the masks when they are dry. We will meet from 9-10am on 7/27. 

    Questions can be sent to Ashley Hannigan at: ahannigan@annunciationmsp.org

    Please complete the registration form and send payment to the office by Thursday, May 31st . Checks should be payable to Annunciation.

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  • 05/19/2018 2nd Annual “Let God Set Free” Retreat, June 8-9: Two Ways You Can Help!


    Church News

    "Every human being, man, woman, boy and girl, is made in God’s image.  Therefore, we declare on each and every one of our creeds that modern slavery, in terms of human trafficking, forced labor and prostitution, and organ trafficking, is a crime against humanity.”  Pope Francis  Jan. 2015

    2ndAnnual “Let God Set Free”Retreat, June 8-9: Two Ways You Can Help!

    In June of 2017, we held our 1st Annual “Let God Set Free” Retreat for those who staff the organization called Breaking Free, which does outreach and provides services to victims of sex trafficking. At that time many Annunciation parishioners wrote care and support notes to those who came to this retreat. The retreatants were amazed that people whom they had never met would write to them by name and tell of their prayer and personal sacrifice for them during their retreat. One year later they still display the notes they received in their work cubicles. 

    We will conduct our 2nd Annual “Let God Set Free” Retreat June 8-9, at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul. Our planning committee, made up of the Carondelet Peace and Justice Center, members of the Congregation of St. Joseph, and several volunteers, invites you to contribute personal notes for these women to receive during the Friday evening prayer time of their retreat. 

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  • 05/18/2018 U.S. Academic Triathlon Team Wins at State Tournament


    School Events, Weekender

    ​A team of five 6th graders from Annunciation School has won second place at the 2018 Minnesota U.S. Academic Triathlon State Tournament, held recently at Woodbury Middle School, Woodbury, MN. Johnny, William, Fletcher, Ozzie and Charlie were coached by Julie Steege, middle school math teacher.

    During the Tournament, the team wrote, produced, and performed a skit with just 40 minutes to write and rehearse. The topic was “Monster in the House,” and students had to come up with a modern take on a classic story element. Students participated in a “Face-Off!,” a round of questions from history and math to literature and consumer issues; and rotated among three challenging “Mind Sprint”  problems, testing their verbal, critical, and creative problem-solving skills. The team has been practicing since last fall.

    Nearly 175 teams, grades 5-8, participated in U.S. Academic Triathlon this year in Minnesota alone. U.S. Academic Triathlon (USAT) is an academic and creativity competition aimed at fostering divergent thinking and building teamwork skills. USAT is a charter member of the Synergy & Leadership Exchange. To learn more about USAT, visit www.usacademictriathlon.com.    

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  • 05/18/2018 Living Up to Our Potentiality


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    At the start of school, we launched our new “Potentiality” campaign. Our mission calls us to educate and develop the whole child – bringing out their true “Potentiality” as children created uniquely by God to do something special in our world. This has been the focus for all we do at Annunciation – our training, teaching, planning and praying.

    As we near the end of the school year, I have been able to witness some amazing moments when I have seen the true potential of each child soar! Whether it is the 8th graders from the Washington D.C. trip who made a video to share with students from Mexico to teach them about Minnesota, to the kindergarteners sharing their learning about habitats or “wants and needs”, to the 5th graders teaching all of us important things through their Exhibition projects – all of these moments highlighted more than just learning content – it showcased that the students were learning about life. As I stop and talk to students or see them in their classrooms, I am struck by how they are now taking what they learn and seeing how this can make them better people.

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  • 05/18/2018 Painted Lady Butterfly Release in 1st Grade


    School Events, Weekender

    First graders watched Painted Lady Butterflies change through their life cycle from chrysalis to butterfly. And even though they were sad to let them go, they released them back into the wild this week.

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  • 05/18/2018 Spring Piano Recitals & Performances


    School Events, Weekender

    Students have been working hard in lessons and rehearsals for their recitals Tuesday, May 22nd during the school day in the church sanctuary.  This performance is a wonderful opportunity for piano students to show their peers some of the material they have been working on this year. 

    Performers are asked to change into recital wardrobe at school before they play.  Grades will be divided by level to accommodate space and school schedules. 

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  • 05/18/2018 Lunch Room News


    Weekender

    Thanks to all who made this a successful lunch program this year! We will putting together a menu for next year, that will include several choices, so stay tuned for that menu in August.

    As we wrap up the year, please make sure your family account balance is at a positive or zero balance. If it is not, please make a payment before May 25th. When making a payment, please add the amount of lunches or milk your child will be purchasing for the rest of the month.

    Finally, the last day of the lunch program, including milk, will be May 25th.

    If you have any questions, please email me!

    Anne Stickney, astickney@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 05/18/2018 Astronaut Lands at Annunciation for a Special Visit


    School Events, Weekender

    On May the 4th, we were very blessed to have astronaut, Kjell Lindgren, visit our school!

    He gave two inspiring presentations to our students. Both presentations featured a video of his journey and time at the International Space Station.

    After the presentations, he visited all of the individual grades for questions and class photos. Students and staff even received signed photos of Kjell in his astronaut suit.

    We also learned some fun facts about astronaut, Kjell Lindgren. 

    A special thank you to Amy Smith for all her hard work supporting APO to get Kjell here!  

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  • 05/18/2018 5th Annual School Supply Drive


    School Events, Weekender

    It’s time to kick off Annunciation’s 5th Annual School Supply Drive!

    Let’s make this our best School Supply Drive yet!  Please know that all donations are VOLUNTARY; no need to give up your lucky pencil! 

    Here are some important things to keep in mind as you plan any donations:

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  • 05/18/2018 School Tool Box School Supplies


    School Events, Weekender

    It’s time to order SCHOOL TOOL BOXES for the 2018-19 School Year!

    Top 5 Reasons to order your child a tool box:

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  • 05/15/2018 We’re Hiring: Spanish Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate Spanish teacher for elementary and middle school. The Spanish teacher works with the classroom teachers and staff to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students. 

    As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience.  As an IB school, Annunciation’s Spanish program is in integral part of our program. The opportunity to integrate the Spanish language into the school’s curriculum and throughout the school is a priority.  Collaboration with core teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

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  • 05/14/2018 National Math Challenge Contest Results


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    In early April, 30 Annunciation students in grades 2-5 participated in the National Math Challenge Contest. 

    This Math Contest is a national contest for elementary students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. 

    More than 33,000 students representing 772 schools across the country took part in this spring’s contest.  

    The following students are our Annunciation School Team Leaders

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  • 05/11/2018 Welcome, Mr. LeTellier!


    School Events, Weekender

    Andrew LeTellier is delighted to bring his passion for reading and writing to the Annunciation middle school team. He comes to us from Seattle, WA, where he has been teaching 7th Grade ELA at Saint Joseph School, writing stories, hiking plenty, and wishing he were a sailor.

    Through the University of Portland’s PACE (Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education) program, he received a Masters of Education, a Reading Endorsement, and also met his wife, a Minnesota native. Now, as they move closer to family, Andrew looks forward to his new life in the Twin Cities, where he hopes to enkindle a love of reading and writing in every student he teaches, and maybe, one day, finally learn to sail.

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  • 05/11/2018 Early Dismissal


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation Extended Day Program is Open

    There will be an early dismissal from School on Thursday, May 31st.  School will be let out at 12:30p.m.  Extended day will be open from 12:30p.m.-6:00p.m.

    On Thursday, May 31st, the children coming to Extended Day will need to bring a bag lunch which will be eaten with their class during field day.  There will not be hot lunch or milk served on this day.  We will be staying on school grounds

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

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We will be going outside in the afternoon.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE TUESDAY, MAY 29th, BY 6:00 P.M.

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  • 05/11/2018 The Home Stretch


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

    Happy Spring! We survived our long winter and are enjoying the warmer, sunnier days. As we approach the final weeks of the school year, we also take this time to reflect on the past year and share our successes. Last night, we hosted the State of the School where we reviewed our strategic plan and vision, shared some of the highlights, and celebrated our achievements.

    Through our strategic vision, Annunciation Catholic School has been on a course that is unique to our school. Our journey to become an IB World School has transformed our teaching and learning. You can be proud of the growth and the choice you have made for your children and family. We are excited about the goals we have accomplished, but even more excited about what lies ahead.

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  • 05/11/2018 Wiffle Ball Spirit Wear


    School Events, Weekender

    The online store for all things Wiffle Ball is NOW OPEN!

    This is a special link, separate from the Identity Stores link on the school's website:

    Store Link: https://identitystores.com/Stores/StoreFront.aspx?StoreId=3318

    Teams, get your Wiffle Ball apparel ordered in time for delivery for the School's Out Tournament, May 31st- June 3rd. The online store is ONLY available NOW through MIDNIGHT, MONDAY, MAY 14th!! To ensure delivery by May 30th!!!

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Jennifer Davis
    mndavisfamily@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  • 05/08/2018 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Registration is Now Open for the School's Out Tournament!

    The School's Out Tournament will be May 31st - June 3rd, 2018. 

    REGISTER ONLINE

    Wiffle Ball apparel store is now open!   Orders must be placed by midnight on Monday, May 14.

    The Annunciation Wiffle Ball tournaments are open to all ages and is not limited to the Annunciation Community. You play a minimum of 2 games. Bragging rights are at stake...as well as a picture with the traveling trophy. No fastballs are allowed. Junk can be served on a platter. Sliding is allowed, bunting is not, and no infield fly rule either. Trees are always out of play resulting in a dead ball. There is a home run fence, score board and lights for when the sun goes down. Balls, bats and volunteer umpires are provided.

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  • 05/08/2018 Rummage Sale 2018


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    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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  • 05/08/2018 18th Annual Annunciation Golf Classic


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Friday, June 15th, 2018

    Boulder Pointe Golf Course - Elko, Minnesota
    Registration Begins Noon
    Shotgun Start 1:00 PM
    $125 Men & Women

    Registration Includes: Green fees, golf cart, dinner & awards.

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  • 05/04/2018 Always Learning


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    At Annunciation, we strive to prepare students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.

    As a staff, we are committed to being lifelong learners.    

    This past weekend several staff members participated in a three-day International Baccalaureate professional development conference. Staff attended sessions including: Developing the Primary Years Program, Nurturing Creativity, and Pedagogical Leadership. We were learners along side over 400 International Baccalaureate educators from all over the world.

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  • 05/04/2018 Sagrada Familia Quilt Presentation


    School Events, Weekender

    Second graders were recognized at the all school mass this past Thursday where Fr. Park blessed their religious artifacts. We also held a small reception after mass and presented a quilt to Sagrada Familia. The quilt was created by 2nd graders during their First Communion preparations. 

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  • 05/04/2018 Working Hard on 5th Grade Exhibition


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    What is IB Exhibition? Fifth graders’ opportunity to demonstrate their learning throughout elementary school.

    Fifth grade students have been working very hard, colloborating in groups, to learn as much as they can about their given topic. The students are using all of the thinking, researching, synthesizing and social skills they have gathered from kindergarten through 5th grade to pull these extensive projects together. We are excited to view them at IB Exhibition on May 16 & 17!

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  • 05/04/2018 8th Graders in Washington D.C.


    School Events, Weekender

    Eighth graders have enjoyed their week visiting all of what Washington, D.C. has to offer! Here is a photo of the students at The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and in front of The White House.

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  • 05/04/2018 The Butterfly Life Cycle


    School Events, Weekender

    This week first graders explored life cycles and observed the life cycle of a butterfly with our very own caterpillars. Our favorite part of the week was finding books about caterpillars and butterflies to read to them.

    Mrs. Mullinax
    1st grade teacher

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  • 04/27/2018 Prayer Wall Blessing


    School Events, Weekender

    ​On Friday morning, Father Park joined staff members, Mr. Nixon and their daughter, Julianne, to bless the prayer wall we have created to honor and remember Mrs. Nixon, former 2nd grade teacher, who passed away unexpectedly this January.

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  • 04/27/2018 Improv Class of 2018


    School Events, Weekender

    One of the most outstanding events at Annunciation is Improv. It’s pretty amazing that we have over 90% of our seventh and eighth graders participate in an AFTER school elective!

    Congratulations to this year's cast and crew of Improv! Their show, "Somewhere", will have its last run tonight. We are so proud of you for all that you put into the show. A very special thank you goes to the esteemed directors of the show, Mrs. Mary Strickland, Mrs. Sandy Nesvig and Ms. Lorissa Letwin!

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  • 04/27/2018 First Holy Communion


    School Events, Weekender

    Congratulations to all of the Annunciation 2nd graders on their First Holy Communion last Sunday...and their 2nd Holy Communion at the all school mass this past Thursday!

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  • 04/27/2018 3rd Grade MN Zoo Field Trip


    School Events, Weekender

    The third grade went to the MN Zoo to inquire about inherited and acquired traits and special adaptations that animals have to survive, reproduce and grow in their environment.


    Danielle Crowley & Anne Marie Urick, 3rd grade teachers

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  • 04/27/2018 Preschool Circus


    School Events, Weekender

    The Annunciation LADC preschool students had their annual Circus last week and for the first time they performed on the school stage!

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  • 04/27/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners - April


    School Events, International Baccalaureate

    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for April!

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  • 04/27/2018 A Clear Vision for Our Future


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Annunciation is blessed to have almost 100 years of Catholic education to thousands of children from South Minneapolis and surrounding communities. In this time, Annunciation has always sought to create a school that fits the needs of the students to help them be the person God has called them to be.

    In recent years, we have had the opportunity, through our strategic planning process, to once again seek the best way to educate our children for today. It is important to have a clear vision for our future and our strategic plan gives us that vision. It is also important to be able to communicate that well, so people know what we are all about. Our mission statement helps provide that message.

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  • 04/24/2018 SH Grand Finale


    AYM (Youth Group)

    When: Sunday, May 6th, 2018, 6:30-9:30PM
    Where: Annunciation Church / Grand Slam
    Cost: $30.00 (Includes Transportation, Admission and Dinner)

    Let's celebrate the end of the year at Grand Slam!
    Batting cages, Arcade games, Laser tag and Mini Golf!

    How Do I Register?
    Register Online

    Questions: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 or email: jdunn@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 04/21/2018 The Plant Sale is this weekend


    Church News

    The Respect Life Plant Sale is this weekend. If plants are available, stop after the 5:00 Mass on Saturday or after the 9:30 Mass on Sunday.
    Come and buy a plant or a hanging basket for your mother or grandmother on this Mother's Day weekend. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to our two life care centers,
    and a few other "life" organizations. Thank you for supporting "life."

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  • 04/20/2018 JH Grand Finale


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    When: Friday, May 18th, 2018, 6:00-10:00PM
    Where: Annunciation Church / Grand Slam
    Cost: $30.00 (Includes Transportation, Admission and Dinner)

    Let's celebrate the end of the year at Grand Slam!
    Batting cages, Arcade games, Laser tag and Mini Golf!

    How Do I Register?:
    Register Online

    Questions: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 or email: jim.dunn@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 04/20/2018 “The students are amazing, well spoken, and curious”


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

    Dear Annunciation Parents,

    The community of Annunciation set forth a vision to “Position Annunciation as a Catholic leader, recognized for educating the whole child”.  Over the last few years, the staff have collaborated as teams to take risks, learn new things, expand our experiences, grow and develop our teaching skills – all to help our children become the people God has called them to be – reaching their full “Potentiality”.

    This week, we took a major step in our journey of being a Catholic leader in education with our International Baccalaureate authorization visit. The team spent two days here at school to experience our school and look for evidence of the standards of best practices set to create a strong, student-centered inquiring environment – ultimately to bring out the best in our students! They visited classrooms, walked the halls, met with teachers and staff, talked to students, met with parent groups, student groups, and staff teams.

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  • 04/20/2018 Student Perspective on Becoming an International Baccalaureate School


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    This week an Authorization Team from the International Baccalaureate visited our school to learn about the changes that have occurred since our candidacy as an IB Candidate School.

    The team interviewed a group of 3rd and 5th grade students to hear their perspective.  I was fortunate enough to sit in on the interview. Below are just some of their comments.

    "How has your school changed since becoming an IB school?"

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  • 04/20/2018 Trivia Night Supports Creative Arts Program


    School Events, Weekender

    Thank you to all of the Annunciation Trivia teams. We did a GREAT job raising money for our Creative Arts program. Keep studying your trivia facts to get ready for next year!

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  • 04/20/2018 Staff Appreciation Week


    School Events, Weekender

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  • 04/16/2018 6th Grade Welcome Party


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    It is time to join youth group!

    The junior high leadership team has planned a fun-filled evening of silly games, funny skits, wacky relays and bowling for fabulous prizes!
    Current 6th graders, this is a night you do not want to miss!

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  • 04/14/2018 Save the Date for This Opportunity!


    Church News

    Here at Annunciation Parish we will have a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents on Sunday, April 29th, as we welcome Judy Cozzens, the mother of Bishop Andrew Cozzens, to Annunciation. 

    Judy will share with us the amazing story of how she chose life, and how today we are all the beneficiaries of this choice she made. Her presentation is entitled, “Tips for Sharing Our Faith in Our Families”, will be from 11:00 to noon, In the Community Room, following our 9:30 Mass. Coffee and treats will be served.

    In order to make it easier for parents to come, childcare will also be provided. You are most welcome to join us! 

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: Substitute Teachers


    School Events, Weekender

    Job Description

    We are seeking temporary substitute teachers throughout the course of each school year. These substitute teaching positions are responsible for teaching Grades K-5 core curriculum and Grades 6, 7 & 8 specific core subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA, Religion, Spanish) – depending on for which grade a substitute is needed. 

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: 5th Grade Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Job Description

    We are seeking a qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our school community. The 5th grade teacher will be part of a collaborative team, helping create a positive, engaging environment for learning. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. IB teachers are open-minded, life-long learners who bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

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  • 04/13/2018 English Language Arts/Learning Support Spclst


    School Events, Weekender

    Job Description

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. 

    We are seeking a qualified, passionate middle school ELA and Learning Supports teacher. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success.

    The ELA/Learning Supports teacher will provide instruction to 6th graders in English Language Arts as part of the ELA teaching team. In addition, this position will work with the administrative team and learning specialist to help oversee and support students with learning needs. We are seeking a teacher with leadership skills, experience with IEP/504 plans, interventions and supports for students with diverse learning styles. Experience with ELL and ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
     

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  • 04/13/2018 IB Authorization Visit is Coming!


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

    Several years ago, our school completed the re-accreditation process through MNSAA. The accreditation happens every 7 years and provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on every aspect of our school and also create a strategic plan for the next 7 years – focusing on school improvement. After a year of reflection and planning, meeting with parents, parishioners, staff and students, Annunciation created our strategic plan.

    In 2014, we began the journey. The first objective of our new plan was to:

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: Middle School Math Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate middle school math teacher. The math teacher works with the middle school team and math teaching partner to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students.  

    As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success.

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  • 04/13/2018 WANTED: Annunciation School Council Members!


    School Events, Weekender

    Attention parents, are you interested in joining the Annunciation School Council?  We are currently seeking new members to join for the 2018-2019 school year!

    Areas of specific need include:

    Technology
    Campus Environment and Facilities
    Marketing/Events/Creative/Graphics
    Finance

    If you are willing to serve and share your talents and expertise by helping to guide and implement key school initiatives, please email Alison Golla (agolla98@gmail.com) or Allison O’Brien (obrienfamily4432@yahoo.com) for more information.

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  • 04/13/2018 Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures


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

    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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  • 04/07/2018 Thanks for the Soup!


    Church News

    During our Lenten Season, on Friday evenings before Stations of the Cross, we have been able to share the company of fellow parishioners while enjoying a variety of delicious homemade soups that were donated by those who served them.

    Thanks to Shawn Leighton, Joan Moffatt, Lorna Taketa, Tina Ham Peterson and Ric Peterson, Patrice Krocheski-Meyer, Tim and Annette Gagliardi, Stephanie Miller, Cathy Dolan and Bob Healy for donating, cooking, serving and cleaning up!

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  • 04/07/2018 Diapers for Haiti


    Church News

    The Respect Life Ministry supports two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's, and there is always a need for diapers. The Respect Life Ministry has made a donation to Mission Haiti, Inc. for diapers, as they also need diapers. If you would like to support Mission Haiti and their need for diapers, write out a check to Mission Haiti, Inc., and on the memo line write: For diapers. Put it in an envelope and drop it off in the collection basket or in the business office. This will help the Missionaries of Charity as they care for babies. Thanks for supporting life.

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  • 04/06/2018 Caring for God’s Creation – A Wonderful Opportunity in Our Neighborhood


    Church News

    On Sunday, April 15, from 5-7 p.m., Mount Olivet Church will host a dinner and conversation with Paul Douglas.

    Many will recognize Paul as a meteorologist with more than 35 years of TV and radio experience in the Twin Cities area. Paul Douglas was one of the presenters at a symposium on Climate Change following the publication of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, that was co-sponsored by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the University of St. Thomas, and the Catholic Rural Life Conference on September 14, 2015.

    Paul will discuss the 2016 book Caring for Creation which he co-authored with Mitch Hescox. Bridging science and faith, he will show how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's Creation through realistic solutions that reflect our beliefs. From personal to global issues, he will show us ways we can act to protect our families, enhance our communities, and wisely steward the resources God has given us. View the flyer.

    The registration deadline is this weekend, Sunday, April 8th and there is a charge of $10. Visit: www.mtolivet.org/care/creation-care to register.

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  • 03/31/2018 Relevant Radio 1330 AM


    Church News

    Relevant Radio 1330 AM is Talk Radio for Catholic Life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

    The Rediscover Hour is on Friday evenings from 9:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 - 10:00 am.

    "Living the Gospel of Life" airs on Saturday morning from 11:30 am - Noon.

    Tune in to Relevant Radio 1330AM or listen online at www.relevantradio1330.com.

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  • 03/30/2018 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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  • 03/29/2018 The School was Alive with Music


    School Events, Weekender

    Music in Our Schools Month

    The month of March has been filled with music performances, listening to and describing different genres of music, and presentations from guest in our Annunciation Community! It has been a wonderful way to showcase talents throughout our school and bring awareness to music and the opportunities it can provide.

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  • 03/29/2018 Stages Theatre Company at Annunciation School


    School Events, Weekender

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

    Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm

    April 10-May 22, 7 classes total 

    Cost: $105/student

    Print the registration form

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  • 03/24/2018 The 35th Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil


    Church News

    The 35th Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia St., in St. Paul will be on Friday, March 30th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

    Throughout the years, Christians have experienced a powerful and moving commemoration of our Savior's death by attending the solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigil sponsored by Pro-Life Action Ministries. Plan now to set aside some time on Good Friday to commemorate Christ's redeeming act and to pray for innocent children who are killed daily by abortion. Prayer will be lead by area pastors of many denominations. Buses will be running all day from the University of St. Thomas ramp.

    If you want to carpool to the prayer vigil, meet at the Annunciation parking lot at 9:30am to carpool.

    Questions? Call Helen Trepanier at 612-822-8360. 

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  • 03/23/2018 Thank You for Stuffing the Bus!


    School Events

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

    We collected 1,136 pounds of food and supplies for the Incarnation Food Shelf.

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  • 03/23/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners - March


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for March!

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  • 03/23/2018 Facilitating Passionate Curiosity


    School Events, Weekender

    On this past Wednesday at our weekly staff meeting, Nancy Van Erp led teachers through an engagement on techniques for formulating quality questions with our students. 

    Nancy Van Erp is a former K-12 teacher who taught and coached elementary, middle school and high school. She earned a Master of Arts in Learning Technology and has been teaching teachers for the past 12 years. Nancy earned her Ph.D. online and her dissertation focused on critical thinking in the online graduate environment. She is a big fan of student-centered, constructivist and collaborative learning environments for learners of all ages. Nancy actively tweets about education and advocacy at @IfNotUsThnWho.

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  • 03/23/2018 Same, Same, Different


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    What does it meant to be internationally-minded or to have intercultural understanding?

    Our school's exploration of countries from around the world doesn't end with Carnaval! Over the past few weeks students in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades have been using literature to explore these questions. Students explored with texts like, Same, Same, Different and The Name Jar and then were given the opportunity to reflect on their values and the values of other communities. 

    The students are growing in their understanding of cultures from around the world while they realize that even if people look or live differently from them, they actually have a lot in common.

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

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  • 03/23/2018 Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto


    School Events, Weekender

    Thanks to everyone who joined us to explore STEM projects and tools on Tuesday! Students had a chance to explore STEM through our BeeBots and OzoBots as well as compete in a tower building challenge. A special thanks to all the teachers and middle school students who helped run the event!

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  • 03/23/2018 “Be the Nice Kid”


    School Events, Weekender

    During the week of, March 19, Annunciation had the unique opportunity to host Mr. Bryan Skavnak who has started an organization/initiative called, “Be the Nice Kid.”  

    In addition to being a professional golf instructor, Bryan is an accomplished story-teller who uses stories and activities to help students look at situations from a broad perspective and make positive, kind decisions that fit hand-in-hand with our school essential agreements.  

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  • 03/21/2018 Yearbook Ordering Information


    School Events, Weekender

    Announcing the...Annunciation Catholic School 2017-18 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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  • 03/17/2018 Early Catholic Family Life (ECFL): Two Upcoming Sessions


    Church News

    On Sunday, March 25th our session will be from 11:45 to 12:30. In the adult part of our gathering, Fr. Park will speak to us about the graces of the Sacrament of Matrimony.

    On Sunday, April 15th, ECFL will follow the pancake breakfast, meeting from 11:15 to 1:00. The final program of the year will focus on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and will be a thanksgiving celebration for the year.

    Each ECFL session is a mixture of family fun activities, and a time for parents to have facilitated faith conversation with other parents while also enjoying a bit of a break for themselves. If you’re a family with any children under the age of 5, we’d love to have you join us. We welcome newcomers who want to check it out to see if they would like to take part in ECFL starting next fall.

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  • 03/17/2018 Shopper Needed for Loaves & Fishes


    Church News

    Amy and Jedd Hanson coordinate the Loaves and Fishes ministry for Annunciation church on the first Monday of each month. Annunciation has worked with this ministry of providing and nutritious dinner at St. Stephen’s in Minneapolis. Amy and Jedd have an immediate need to find someone to who can do the shopping for this meal.

    This volunteer shopper would to go to Sam's or Costco (membership card provided if needed) with a provided shopping list and have the food delivered to St. Stephen's school by 2-2:30.  Other Loaves and Fishes volunteers from Annunciation then cook and serve these monthly meal to about 200 people. Though this job doesn’t require a lot of heavy lifting, there is a lot of food that needs to be purchased each month. 

    For more information about this needed service opportunity or to volunteer, Please call Amy at 612.827.1131. Shine your light!  

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  • 03/17/2018 40 Days for Life Campaign


    Church News

    Thank you for praying during the 40 Days for Life Campaign. As of Monday, March 5th, 196 babies (and mothers) have been saved from an abortion. Our local 40 Days for Life Campaign is at Planned Parenthood at 671 Vandalia St. in St. Paul. Pray and fast regularly during the 40 days for the closing of Planned Parenthood and for an end to abortion. The Respect Life Ministry prays every Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Richfield at 66th Street and Lyndale Ave. So.

    The 35th Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul will be on Friday, March 30th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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  • 03/16/2018 Scholastic Book Fair has Closed


    School Events, Weekender

    It was a bit of a whirlwind for 4 days down in the library! The annual Scholastic Book Fair was another testament to Annunciation's love of reading. Thank you to everyone for supporting the book fair. It was fun to meet those of you who stopped by during the Cookies & Milk storytime or when picking up your kids from school. I hope everyone is enjoying their new books (& pencils, journals and erasers!) on our day off from school. Also, thank you to the volunteers who helped set-up or took a shift at the register - I couldn't have done it without you!

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  • 03/16/2018 Community at the Core


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

    What an amazing week we have had as a community – the Stuff the Bus service project, All School prayer service, Scholastic Book Fair, parent-teacher conferences, and even 'PI day' for our mathematicians.  Our middle school students were great faith leaders as they created our prayer service for PEACE. As always, it was wonderful to see so many parents for conferences. We love being able to share the many moments of learning and growth with you.

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  • 03/12/2018 VBS Registration Open!


    Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Vacation Bible School, June 18 – 22 from 9 am to 12 noon

    Because space is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis....

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  • 03/10/2018 Entering Into the Graces of Holy Week


    Church News

    In addition to your full participation in the Palm Sunday and Triduum liturgies, here are some additional resources to help deepen our love for Jesus and our gratitude for the life He has given to us in his Passion, Death and Resurrection.

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  • 03/09/2018 Prayer Service


    School Events, Weekender

    In recognition of the national movement to keep all students safe in school, while being respectful to the nature of our preschool through 8th grade school community, we are planning a prayer service on Wednesday, March 14th in the school auditorium. Our middle school students will be helping plan and lead the prayer service to bring the student voice to this message.

    Parents are welcome to join us as we come together as a community to pray for those impacted by school violence and for all students to be safe and secure in their schools.

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  • 03/09/2018 2018 Middle School Youth Ultimate League


    School Events, Weekender

    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?

    The Annunciation’s Ultimate Club is open to all girls and boys in 6th, 7th a

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  • 03/09/2018 Win a Garden Plant Stand


    Church News

    You could be the winner of this Garden Plant Stand, just place your Plant Sale order by Tuesday, April 3, to be entered into the drawing.

    Information/order forms at church and school offices or download the form.  

    Respect Life Plant Sale is an annual fundraiser to benefit Tapestry Center & Sagrada Familia Life Care Center.

    Direct questions to Helen Trepanier 612/822-8360, Lorna Taketa 612/823-0279 or Terri Bettin cookiebiscuit83@msn.com

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  • 03/03/2018 Respect Life: Conscience Protection


    Church News

    Respect Life: Through their work, may lawmakers protect the conscience rights of those who stand up for life. We pray to the Lord.

    USCCB: "O God our Creator...give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith." USCCB, "Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty"

    Conscience Protection: Health care providers, churches, and others are being forced to participate in abortion or provide coverage for it in their health care plans, in violation of federal conscience laws. Within a couple of weeks, Congress will likely decide whether to improve enforcement of these laws by enacting the Conscience Protection Act.  Voice your support TODAY at humanlifeaction.org!

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  • 03/02/2018 Celebrating Mother Languages


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    On February 21st, Annunciation  recognized International Mother Tongue/Home Language Day by honoring the home languages of our students.

    Definition of mother tongue. 1 : one's native language. 2 :the language that a person has grown up speaking from early childhood.

    International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.  

    At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.

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  • 03/01/2018 Our Lenten Journey: Stations of the Cross


    School Events

    8th grade students led our Stations of the Cross as part of our Lenten journey. In Lent, we pray the Stations of the Cross as a way to remember the passion and death of Christ. The Stations of the Cross remind us how much God loves us. 

    As a school, we gather to remember Jesus’ journey with our students sharing their prayers and reflections.

    “God proves his love for us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8

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  • 02/27/2018 Improv Class Update


    School Events, Weekender

    Dates of Improv rehearsals in March:

    Thursday, March 1 (until 3:45)
    Monday, March 12
    Monday, March 19
    Thursday,  March 22
    Friday, March 23
    Monday, March 26
    Thursday, March 29

    After break we will have a different schedule that hasn't been determined yet. We will send an email out and also post when there will be rehearsals and who should attend.


    Thank you,

    Sandy Nesvig and Mary Strickland

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  • 02/24/2018 Respect Life


    Church News

    Respect Life: For our culture: May we listen to God and follow his call to cherish every person's life. We pray to the Lord. 

    USCCB: "Sometimes our actions speak for themselves; other times, words are needed. Whatever the situation, Jesus knows how to speak to each person's heart; we simply need to follow where he leads." USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, "How to Build a Culture of Life."

    40 Days for Life is at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul. What is 40 Days for Life? Prayer and fasting: People of faith praying and fasting regularly during the 40 days for the closing of Planned Parenthood and for an end to abortion. Peaceful vigil: A peaceful vigil and witness outside the Planned Parenthood facility in St. Paul from February 14 to March 25, For more information, contact Brian Walker at brianwalker@plam.org, or call 651-797-6363. 

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