News & Events

  • 07/09/2019 Sacraments


    Church News

    The Sacraments of our Catholic Church are opportunities for awesome and deep encounters with God.  It is an honor to walk with you and your family in faith.   

    Children being raised in the Catholic faith typically in second grade prepare for and receive for the first time the Sacraments of Reconciliation & Holy Communion. 
    It is during 8th grade that youth are strengthened in their faith through the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

    Please find below information on how to register your son or daughter for these Sacraments.

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  • 07/01/2019 We’re Hiring: 5th Grade Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. 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 World 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 faithful, open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience.  Collaboration with core teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

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  • 07/01/2019 We’re Hiring: English/Language Art - Enrichment Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate English/Language Arts - Enrichment teacher. Working with an ELA partner teacher, this position teaches ELA to middle school students. As Enrichment teacher, the position oversees enrichment, teaching  Enrichment to students in 3rd grade and up. The English/Language Arts – Enrichment teacher works with the classroom teachers and staff to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students. 

    As an International Baccalaureate World 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 faithful, open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience.  Collaboration with core teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

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  • 06/28/2019 Ice Cream Social


    Church News

    Join us for an Ice Cream Social!

    Here's the scoop:

    • When: Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4
    • Time: After 5:00 Mass on Saturday & After 9:30 Mass on Sunday
    • Where: Community Room

    We hope to see you there!

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  • 06/28/2019 HS Graduate Mass & Brunch


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    Annunciation Catholic Church Congratulates

    The High School Graduating Class of 2019

    The Community Invites You to Celebrate Together

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  • 05/28/2019 Last Day of School & Early Dismissal


    School Events, Weekender

    All Field Day activities for grades 1-7 will take place on the beautiful Annunciation Campus!  Students can be in free dress and must bring a cold lunch and drink from home.
     
    Activities will begin around 10am, and will be 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 12:00pm, parents are invited to bring lunches to join their children for lunch outside.  School dismisses at 12:30pm, and parents who are not able to join for lunch, are asked to pick students up as usual in the car pool line at 12:30pm. 
     
    We look forward to a wonderful day of fun to conclude a great school year and kick off an awesome summer!

    Extended Day will be open at 12:30pm on May 30 for those who need care for the early release.  Please click here for the registration form.

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  • 05/28/2019 Good News!


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

    In addition to our news last week, sharing our Groves Literacy Grant, our successful Auction and Fund-a-Need, and our partnership with AgraCulture for our lunch program, Annunciation has been blessed with more partnerships to help us live our mission and vision. With the volunteer help from our parents, Courtney Dingman and Maren Christenson, along with our staff, we applied for several grants to support learning at Annunciation. We are happy to share that we received two grants for next year!

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  • 05/28/2019 AYM Shredding Bag Fundraiser


    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Identity protection/ shredding all important documents! It is very easy follow these simply steps.
    1. Purchase a Shredding Bag from AYM $20.00
    2. Fill the bag with documents to the dotted line. (No need to remove staples or paperclips)
    3. Seal Bag and bring to Annunciation on 6/8/2019 for a Shredding Event. A Shred Right Truck will be in the parking lot and will shred on site.
    4. Repeat steps 1-3.
    Purchase Shredding Bag online.

    *All shredded documents are recycled into toilet paper, facial tissue or paper towels.
    Any questions, please email Jimmy Dunn: jdunn@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 05/28/2019 APO Fundraiser Night: Pizza Lucé


    School Events, Weekender

    Please bring this flyer or show the Facebook post on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 11am - 8pm and 25% of your dine-in pre-tax bill will be donated to Annunciation School!
    No Happy Hour Specials during the event to maximize the donation. Gift cards redeemed or purchased will not apply. DINE-IN ONLY.  Hope to see you there!

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  • 05/28/2019 Great Annunciation Book Swap was an Enormous Success!


    School Events, Weekender

    The first annual Great Annunciation Book Swap was an enormous success! Students in kindergarten through 5th grades were able to take home at least 2 books due to the generosity of so many families who donated books. The students really enjoyed it and it was very fun to see so many happy kids leaving for summer break with a book to read.

    PLEASE continue to return all Annunciation library books to school as soon as possible! 

    If you need to contact me about a missing book, please email: mstebbins@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 05/28/2019 Battle of the Books 2019


    School Events, Weekender

    What is the Battle of the Books?

    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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  • 05/21/2019 Hops for Haiti


    School Events, Church News, Mission Haiti

    Save the date! Wednesday, June 5th 2019 6:00-10:00pm at Lynlake Brewery.
    Join us for some cheer and beer at our 4th annual Hops for Haiti party. Catch up with fellow travelers or meet people who can tell you about the beauty and heartache of Haiti from first-hand experience.​

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  • 05/19/2019 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 2,  2019 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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  • 05/17/2019 Annunciation Literacy Partnership with Groves Academy!


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation Catholic School announced today that it has been selected by Catholic Schools Center of Excellence as one of 18 Catholic elementary schools to participate in a literacy partnership with Groves Academy. CSCOE helps Catholic elementary schools enhance educational excellence and increase their enrollments, and Groves Academy advocates for evidence-based literacy instruction for all students in the state of Minnesota.  View the full press release.

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  • 05/16/2019 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test


    School Events, Weekender

    This past winter, several Annunciation Middle School students participated in the American Mathematics Contest (AMC).

    More than 300,000 students participate in the AMC each year.   The AMC is a 40-minute, multiple choice exam designed to promote problem-solving skills.  The problems include probability, estimation, proportion reasoning, geometry, spatial, and interpreting graphs and tables.  

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  • 05/16/2019 National Math Challenge Contest


    School Events, Weekender

    This past spring, several Annunciation 3- 5th graders participated in the National Math Challenge Contest.  

    More than 34,000 students from 777 schools in 47 states participated. 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. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.

    The following Annunciation students received honors from the National Math Challenge.  Honors include top score in grade, National Honor Roll (top 10% in the nation) and Honors (top 50% in nation).

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  • 05/16/2019 New School Lunch Program Next Fall


    School Events, Weekender

    The Annunciation School Advisory Council and school staff are excited to share that we are finalizing a partnership with Agra Culture for our school lunch program at Annunciation starting in the fall. Agra Culture is focused on providing healthy, sustainable and delicious food to our children that is free of preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, high fructose corn syrup, antibiotics and hormones and more. Agra Culture’s menu will be allergy sensitive, have vegetarian options and include a daily smoothie option. By partnering with Agra Culture, Annunciation students will have options for healthy and delicious lunch choices. More details will be coming over the summer as we complete our partnership. We look forward to offering this lunch program at our school.

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  • 05/15/2019 School Tool Box Time!


    School Events, Weekender

    Buy your school supplies from School Tool Box now and relax this summer knowing you’re ready for fall.

    QUESTIONS? Please contact Ann Davis












     

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  • 05/15/2019 5th Grade Hard Work on Exhibition Projects


    School Events, Weekender

    The 5th graders have been working very hard since April researching, collaborating, interviewing, and inquiring about different topics that they wanted to learn more about. This process was challenging but seeing the final project was very rewarding. The students were able to present to different grades within the school then they shared with their family. 

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  • 05/13/2019 JH Grand Finale


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    When: Friday, May 17th, 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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  • 05/10/2019 Thank You - Flashback to the 80’s was a Huge Success!


    School Events, Weekender

    Thank you Sara Nuahn and Karin Smith this year’s chairs of our live and silent auction. Thank you to Jimmy Dunn! Thank you to Jessica Knutson! Thank you to ALL our volunteers! This year we raised more money than any other auction! THANK YOU! We may need to go back to the 80’s more often! We had an anonymous donor give a very generous match donation for Fund-A-Need. We were challenged in a big way and in Annunciation style matched it dollar for dollar! Thank you!  Thank you to all our donors, thank you to all our volunteers and thank you to all who were part of an evening that again makes Annunciation such a special place!

     

    Thank you!

    TK

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  • 05/10/2019 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament


    School Events, Church News, Weekender


    The School's Out Tournament will be played May 29 - June 2. 
    Registration is open. Please start working on your teams now. 
    If you are interested in umpiring, please contact TK.
     

    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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  • 05/09/2019 Annunciation Book Swap


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

    Announcing the first ever, Great Annunciation Book Swap!

    During the week of May 13-16 students will be encouraged to donate books from home to a whole school book swap. Then the following week, May 20-23 all students will have an opportunity to select a book from the swap to bring home for summer reading! The goal is to send every student home with a book. This is a free event.

    The book swap will be a great opportunity for your house to refresh its book collection. If your kids have grown out of a series (Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dog Man, Baby-sitter’s Club, etc) and you’d like to pass them on, then this is your ‘Marie Kondo moment’! Maybe you are a faithful book buyer and now your bookshelves are overflowing - bag those books up and send them into school.

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  • 05/06/2019 Rummage Sale 2019


    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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  • 05/02/2019 Annunciation Summer Camps


    School Events, Weekender

    Have fun at Annunciation this summer with camps designed for students entering grades 2-5 in Fall 2019!
     

    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!  Click here for the registration form.
     



    Students will choose from a variety of Reader’s Theater plays and work together to practice lines, create scenery, props, and costumes needed for their performance, and showcase their talents at the end of each session.  Click here for the registration form.
     


    Does your 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. Click here for the registration form.
     
    We will be filling spots on a first come, first served basis, so sign up today! Registration deadline is May 30. Questions can be sent to Ashley Hannigan at ahannigan@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 04/25/2019 We’re Hiring: Enrollment Coordinator


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate part-time Enrollment Coordinator for our school. The Enrollment Coordinator will provide leadership in the enrollment management and marketing of Annunciation school in accordance with the school/parish mission statement, philosophy, handbooks, curriculums, and directions established by the principal and pastor.

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  • 04/25/2019 19th Annual Annunciation Golf Classic


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Friday, June 14th, 2019

    Boulder Pointe Golf Course - Elko, Minnesota
    Registration Begins 11:30 AM
    Shotgun Start 1:00 PM
    $80 Men & Women  
     

    All proceeds benefit the Help-A-Student Fund. 

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  • 04/18/2019 Observing Holy Week at Annunciation


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

    In their Spanish classes students at Annunciation have been learning about how people in Guatemala celebrate Semana Santa (Holy Week). They have discovered that some people make alfombras (rugs) out of sawdust, seeds and flowers to decorate the streets.  During Holy Week processions, these beautiful artwork rugs get destroyed as a symbol of sacrifice. Students at Annunciation took action by working with their buddies to design and create alfombras using chalk outside the school.  After their artwork was completed, we walked together as a school over our alfombras as our own sacrifice.
     
    We hope you can join the Annunciation community during Holy Week and Easter to celebrate the most holy time in our Catholic church. The schedule is here:
    http://www.annunciationmsp.org/news/lenten-and-holy-week-schedule-2017#sthash.p97VgWV9.dpbs
     
    As we enter the Triduum, we pray for God’s blessings on each of us.
    May you have……..
    The Gladness of Easter, which is Hope.
    The Promise of Easter, which is Peace.
    The Spirit of Easter, which is Love.

    God Bless,

    Jennifer M. Cassidy,
    Principal 

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  • 04/18/2019 SEA-STUMP: The Picture Book Project, Summer Workshop


    School Events, Weekender

    Join us this summer to practice essential writing techniques, engage your storytelling powers, and expand your illustration abilities!

    This 8-day workshop explores the process of writing and illustrating picture books. Together with your friends, you will develop your own ideas into a complete, professionally printed book.

    The instruction targets illustration lessons, design techniques, Minnesota state standards for narrative writing, as well as tips of the picture book trade.
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    Questions or to register, email Mr. LeTellier: aletellier@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 04/18/2019 Harriet’s Inn School Fundraiser Night: May 1


    School Events, Weekender

    Join us for a fundraiser to support Annunciation School. Come in to the Harriet's Inn at 4000 Lyndale Ave S on Wednesday, May 1 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.

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  • 04/18/2019 Coffee House


    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019
    7:00-9:00pm
    Annunciation Church Community Room

    All Annunciation Community members are invited to an entertainment filled evening in a coffee house style. Enjoy singing,and musical performances in an Italian Restaurant decor in this family friendly event. Performed by an inter-generational guest list from the parish and school.

    Admission is $2.00 and reasonably priced desserts and coffee will be available for purchase.

    Bring your AYM mug and receive free coffee all night!

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  • 04/18/2019 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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  • 04/18/2019 Spring Concert


    School Events, Weekender

    Get ready for top chart hits that will have you movin’ in your seat! Students in grades 3-6 are participating in this year’s spring concert featuring Pop hits. This year’s concert will also feature the Annunciation Band Program directed by Peter Dysart. Come join us for some fun and beautiful must on Wednesday, May 8 at 9am. The concert is free to all. Students in grades 3-6 will come dress in concert attire (boys in pants/shorts, and a button up shirt or polo, girls in a dress, skirt and nice shirt, or pants/shorts and a nice shirt). We hope you can join us!

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  • 04/18/2019 Improv


    School Events, Weekender

    This year's improv show title, Champions, is coming up! Students in seventh and eighth grade have been rehearsing since January and are ready to wow you with acting, singing, and dancing! The shows this year will be Thursday, April 25 at 7pm, Friday, April 26 at 9am for the student show, and Friday, April 26 at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

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  • 04/15/2019 Solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigil


    Church News

    Solemn Good Friday Prayer Vigil: April, 19, 2019. 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    On Good Friday Christians gather at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul to pray for life while meditating on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pastors of various denominations lead the prayer.  Archbishop Hebda will begin the prayers at 9 am.  For a complete listing and more details visit:https://plam.org/call-to-action/good-friday-prayer-vigil/

    As with every Good Friday prayer vigil, there is no protesting or signs, just solemn prayer for seven and a half hours.  Park at the University of St. Thomas Anderson Parking facility on the corner of Grand and Cretin. Shuttle buses will be running back and forth to the vigil site all day. If you would like to carpool to the prayer vigil, come to the Annunciation parking lot at 9:30 the morning of April 19.

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  • 04/11/2019 Educational Outfitters Short Sale


    School Events, Weekender

    A "Short" Sale
    April 15 (Monday) - April 30 (Tuesday)

    Short Sleeve Polos and Uniform Shorts (excludes Spirit Wear)

    15% off

    Visit us online or stop by the store

    minnesota.educationaloutfitters.com

    6002 Excelsior Boulevard St. Louis Park, MN | 952-927-6778

    Hours:10-6 (Monday-Thursday), 10-5 (Friday), 10-3 (Saturday), Closed Sunday

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  • 04/11/2019 Mercy Nights: Prayer, Confession, Adoration & Music


    Church News, Weekender

    Come experience the healing power of Jesus and the abounding mercy of God!

    The 2018 - 2019 Mercy Nights will take place on the following dates at Annunciation Church from 7-8pm:

    • September 27
    • October 25
    • November 15
    • January 24
    • February  21
    • March 28
    • April 17
    • May 16 

    If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Bettini at nbettini@annunciationmsp.org  or  612-824-993 x251.

    Download the flyer.

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  • 04/11/2019 Staff Appreciation Week: April 29 - May 3


    School Events, Weekender

    Please join us in spending a week thanking our wonderful Staff for their dedication to our kids, April 29-May 3 we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week. This year's theme is Beach, you'll find the daily theme in the flyer. For those of you who are new, a teacher wish list will be posted outside the classroom as well as sent out to parents shortly.


    Questions can be directed to: 
    Angela Maurer-Green
    Kelly Meyer 

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  • 04/11/2019 APO Speaker: Helping our kids build positive body wisdom in a social media world


    School Events, Weekender

    Helping our kids build positive body wisdom in a social media world: Join the discussion on Tuesday, April 30

    From an early age kids are bombarded with images, messages, and feedback that impact how they view themselves.

    To help us navigate this evolving world, the Annunciation Parent Organization (APO) is hosting a discussion for parents, caregivers, and teachers with Dr. Katy Christensen (Annunciation parent and licensed psychologist), along with her partners Dr. Shannon O’Donnell and Dr. Angie Scott. Katy, Shannon, and Angie will lead an important conversation about how to promote positive body wisdom in this era of appearance-focused social media pressure. 

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  • 04/11/2019 Eli Project


    Church News, Mission Haiti, 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, May 13, 2019 6:00-9:00pm
    Annunciation Church Community Room, 509 54th St W.,  Mpls

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  • 04/11/2019 We’re Hiring: Middle School Math Teacher


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation School, located in Minneapolis, 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 faithful, 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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  • 04/10/2019 Parish Town Hall Meeting


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Come see the REFINED ANNUNCIATION MASTER PLAN on Wednesday, April 24th, at 7pm in the Church community room. ALL Annunciation community members are invited and encouraged to attend the session.

    The Master Plan engagement with Miller Dunwiddie is closing in on the finish line.  Thank you all for your input as our community envisions the future of our Annunciation campus!  

    During the April 24th meeting, Miller Dunwiddie will present the refined Master Plan for review and comment.  This plan incorporates all the wonderful recommendations, comments and suggestions you provided at the March 27th meeting.   

    Thank you in advance for you attendance on April 24th!  Your participation is vital as we all work together on the future of our beloved Annunciation campus. 

    Grace and Peace,
    Father Brian Park

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  • 04/04/2019 Let’s Play BINGO!


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Please join us as AYM hosts a community BINGO night!

    When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Where: Annunciation Community Room
    Cost: 50 cents per Bingo card.
    Food: Available for purchase-Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Soda, Popcorn and Cookies.

    All proceeds go to AYM Mission Trip.

    Questions: Call Jimmy Dunn 612-824-9993 ext 243

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  • 04/01/2019 Lenten and Holy Week Schedule 2019


    Church News

    Ash Wednesday - February 14
    Masses at 8:15am & 6:00pm
    Soup Supper follows the evening Mass

    Soup Suppers (6:00pm)
    Fridays: February 23; March 2, 9, & 16

    Fish Fry (5:30pm to 7:30pm)
    Friday, March 23

    Stations of the Cross (7:00pm)
    Fridays: February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

    Lenten Morning of Reflection
    Saturday, March 3, 8:30am to Noon, lunch follows.

    Annunciation Awakening Retreat
    Weekend of March 16—18

    Sacrament of Reconciliation:
    Lenten Penance Service,
    Saturday, March 24, 10:00am to 11:30am
    Tuesdays 4:45pm to 5:15pm (except on March 27)
    Fridays 8:45am to 9:15am (except on March 30)
    Saturdays 9:30am to 10:30am

    Holy Week Schedule
    Opportunities for Confession:

    Tuesday, March 27, 4:15pm to 5:15pm
    Thursday, March 29, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Friday, March 30, 10:00am to 11:00am
    Saturday, March 31, 9:30am to 10:30am
    Holy Thursday Mass ~ March 29, 7:00pm
    Good Friday Liturgy ~ March 30:

    3:00pm Solemn Liturgy with Holy Communion
    7:00pm Stations of the Cross
    Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, March 31, 8:00pm
    Easter Sunday Masses ~ April 1, 8:30am & 10:30am

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  • 03/29/2019 Youth Minister Update


    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    Dear Annunciation Families,
     
    I want to share with you some exciting news regarding the search for our new youth minister. We posted the position in February and received a lot of applications from qualified individuals. The list was narrowed and the top candidates were interviewed by a committee made up of Fr. Park, staff, and parents. Now that this process has come to a close, we are happy to announce that we have found our new youth minister - Bernadette (Bernie) Gauthé (pronounced Go-tay).

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  • 03/28/2019 A Lesson in Lighting for Creative Arts


    School Events, Weekender

    We are gratfeul to the very talented parent who came to visit our fifth graders in Creative Arts during their acting unit. During the month of February and March, the fifth graders were learning the roles of being an actor/actress and an audience. Kerry was able to stop in and teach our fifth graders about lighting and how it can enhance a performance. The students learned about stagehands and the many jobs they take on behind the scenes. Stagehand jobs can include carpenters building and designing sets, pyrotechnics, and props to name a few. 

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  • 03/28/2019 Middle School Bocce Ball Tournament


    School Events, Weekender

    Late February-Early March the middle school had a bocce ball unit, culminating in an all-middle school tournament.

    After learning the game, students formed their own teams of 2-4 players and squared off in round robin play. The section champions moved on to the March 18 playoffs, with the Dream Team of Maggie M., Tierney M., and Joe K. from 6-1 emerging victorious. The champions graciously shared their prize of a catered pizza and ice cream lunch with the runners-up, The Hottls from 6-2 (Ella S., Rachel Z.i, Berit L., and Marina V.)!

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  • 03/28/2019 Scholastic Book Fair THANK YOU!


    School Events, Weekender

    Building Excitement for Reading

    Thank you to all for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair last week, especially to the volunteers who helped out!

    The students seemed to be just as excited as past years even thought the location changed. I saw lots of happy kids going home with lots of books. The great news is that 50% of the sales will go to purchasing new books for the school library and for classroom libraries.

    Thank you for making reading a priority in your child's busy life!

    Please take two minutes to let me know your feedback from the Scholastic Book Fair: https://forms.gle/oTrj53QjJmwzDZJeA

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  • 03/28/2019 Curiosity Fair is Approaching Fast! Register Online Today!


    School Events, Weekender

    Friday April 12, 5-6:30pm
    Approaching fast! Register online today!

    Besides ice cream and a chance at winning Spirit Wear ALL participants will now also receive an Out of Uniform Pass too!


    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

    Let us know what questions you have!
    Thank you!
    Kelly Meyer 
    Angela Maurer-Green

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  • 03/28/2019 Vacation Bible School 2019 - Registration Now Open!


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 03/28/2019 Flashback to the 80s Live & Silent Auction, May 4 - Important Information


    School Events, Weekender

    Join us for our Flashback to the 80's Live & Silent Auction on Saturday, May 4!
    This back to the 80’s party is one you are not going to want to miss.

    Check backpacks today for student raffle tickets!

    NEW THIS YEAR - Early Bird Table Special!
    Purchase a table for 10 for $1,000 and receive some great extras!

    Reserve your table today by emailing Jessica

    Only 30 tables available!
    (We don't need to know who is sitting at your table until later.
    Table price will increase after 4/21.)

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

    Check out the TOTALLY AWESOME Live Auction Items!
    If you have items you'd like to offer, please let us know!

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

    HOW YOU CAN HELP:

    • Signup to Volunteer

    • Donate an Item

    • Be a Sponsor


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

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  • 03/28/2019 Yearbook Orders Due April 28


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 03/28/2019 Extended Day Summer Program, Registration Due May 10


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 03/28/2019 Free Youth Heart Screening


    Weekender

    PROTECT THIS HEART SCREENING
    SPONSORED BY

    View the flyer


    WHO
    Minneapolis high school students between the ages of 12 - 25.


    WHAT
    Play for Patrick and Simon’s Heart, part of Screen Across America, are providing a free youth heart screening for students.


    WHERE
    Washburn High School


    WHEN
    Sunday, April 7 from 10am - 2pm.


    WHY
    We screen our children’s eyes and ears. We should screen their hearts too! A stethoscope at an annual check up is not enough. Sudden Cardiac Arrest 
    is the #1 cause of death of student athletes. It takes the lives of thousands of students every year. 
    Register for your appointment at simonsheart.org.

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  • 03/27/2019 Mission Haiti Piggy Banks, Due Tuesday, April 9


    Church News, Weekender

    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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  • 03/27/2019 APO Volunteers Needed


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 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


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 03/20/2019 Annunciation Parish Annual Fish Fry


    School Events, 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 Important Calendar Dates to Note for 2019-2020


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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!


    School Events, Weekender

    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 Educational Outfitters St. Patrick’s Day Sale


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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 SAVE THE DATE: CSCOE Bash


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 03/11/2019 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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  • 03/07/2019 Academic Showcase


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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”


    School Events, Weekender

    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 Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures at Carpool


    School Events, Weekender

    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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  • 02/28/2019 Winter Conferences


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for February!

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  • 02/27/2019 2019 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?

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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


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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!


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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!


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender


    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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


    School Events, Weekender

    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!


    School Events, Weekender

       

    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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