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10/16/2018 Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures at Carpool
Now that we are a couple of months into the school year, this is a great time to review our drop-off / pick-up procedures at carpool.
Please be mindful of our neighbors as you are pulling in to school on Harriet Ave. This is a two-way street, and our neighbors may need access out of driveways and will need the open lane to head south to remain open. If you are parking your car in the parking lot, please do not jump the carpool line and create one-way traffic on Harriet Ave. Please wait until you are close to the parking lot to pull into a parking space. Once in the parking lot carpool line along the sidewalk, please do not pull out of line to leave early. Rather, follow the line single-file to exit on Garfield.
10/16/2018 4HG FREE Basketball Clinic for 4th-8th Grade
Come learn about 4HG & work on your basketball skills on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:30-8pm in the Annunciation gym.
Clinic will be lead by Andy Hannan, Academy of Holy Angels Boys Basketball Head Coach & Annunciation Alumni.
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the clinic, coaches & parents are invited to come support & learn about 4HG. Our student athletes will commit to following the 4HG Student Code of Conduct.
10/16/2018 Trivia Night is November 16
ANNUNCIATION TRIVIA NIGHT
Friday, November 16th
Doors 6:30pm - Annunciation Church Basement
Time to recruit your smartest friends…
Teams consist of 8-9 people (large team) Or NEW THIS YEAR teams can consist of 3-4 people (small team). Bring your own munchies, beverages available for purchase. Prizes awarded for best costume and brightest team!
This event gets bigger each year, so sign up today!!!
Registrations needed by Friday, November 9th!
The Stars Come Out
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Six beloved friends of our Annunciation community are daring to dazzle YOU as they pair with professional dancers to capture your hearts, your votes and raise funds for our school.
Join us to cheer on this year's dancers.
10/15/2018 AYM Holiday Plant Sale Fundraiser
Our senior high youth will be traveling to Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota next summer on a mission trip. We are selling holiday plants to help cover the additional costs of renting three vans and a truck to carry our luggage.
Poinsettia's are available in red, white and marble:
6.5 in pot-$15.00
8.0 in pot-$25.00
Order will be taken online until Sunday, October 28th.
10/11/2018 Second Grade Talent Needed!
Our annual Preview Night will be on Thursday, October 25th. This is the evening at which we’re able to share all the exciting things happening at our school with prospective families. The Creative Arts program is one of our strengths. Our second graders recently performed for their grandparents/special friends at the Grandparent/Special Person Tea. We are inviting them to also share those songs at Preview Night.
The specifics of the evening are below. There is a link to the permission form on the parent page of our website that we ask you to fill out. Please submit this permission form by Monday, October 22.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 612-823-4394. Thank you for your help!
10/11/2018 Cross-Training for Young Minds
Calling all middle school students who want to nurture their creative talents...check out the US Academic Triathlon!
Academic Tri encourages positive risk-taking by challenging triathletes to discover, refine and demonstrate their combined and inherent interests, strengths, and abilities as a team and as individuals.
Registration forms are due by Friday, October 26.
You may have heard or read a bit about Annunciation’s Sensory Friendly School initiative. Our commitment to educating the whole child has lead Annunciation to recognize that the needs of our student population are changing. As we welcome more and more students with unique learning needs such as sensory processing disorders, we recognize that the way we serve these students must change as well.
We have worked with parents to create a survey in order to gather information from the Annunciation community about perceptions of the current sensory environment and suggested improvements, and would greatly appreciate your feedback. A link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83BNYSZ.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!
10/11/2018 Battle of the Books Update: New Date
Annunciation subscribes to a service to provide comprehension questions for the Battle of the Books. Unfortunately, our supplier is battling a serious illness and wasn't able to fill our order in time for the October 16th event. As a result, the Battle of the Books has been postponed to Tuesday, November 6th.
We apologize for any inconvenience and we ask you to keep our supplier, Ms. House, in your prayers.
10/11/2018 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test
Annunciation will offer the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test in November.
The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of contests and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.
The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40-minute, multiple choice exam. The contest/exam is designed to promote the development and enhancement of mathematical problem-solving skills.
The contest will take place on Tuesday, November 13 (a date set by a national council). The testing will be done after school, in the auditorium, from 2:45 – 3:30. Mrs. Morin and Ms. Means will proctor this event. Calculators ARE NOT allowed.
10/04/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners
Congratulations to our Middle School IB award winners for September!
SAVE THE DATE - Dancing with Annunciation Stars!
Saturday, January 26, 2019
If you haven’t heard the hype, during SeptemberFest the six sensational Annunciation Stars were announced! More information to come on ticket sales and voting.
10/04/2018 Coats for Kids: October 8-9
Warming heads, hands and hearts:
Put your faith into action by donating a new or gently used winter coat or other piece of warm winter clothing. We are partnering with the Knights of Columbus to collect warm winter clothing for those in need, in recognition of the dignity of all people. Each student attending the Mass of the Holy Spirit is asked to bring a coat or other piece of warm winter clothing (hat, mittens or snow pants) to the Mass.
October 8-9: Students bring winter clothing items to school
October 10: Students bring winter clothing item to the Mass of the Holy Spirit
Items Needed: Coats, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants. Children and teen sizes
10/04/2018 Educational Outfitters Uniform Sale
FALL UNIFORM SALE - 15% OFF*
October 6 - 15, 2018
ALL Uniform Apparel and Accessories
*Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases and is not valid on spiritwear or custom embroidery.
10/04/2018 Spirit Wear Discount Alert!
Spirit Wear Discount Alert!
New items have been added and there’s a coupon code through October 7th for 10% off (SUNNY18).
10/04/2018 Extended Day Program Open for MEA Break
School will be closed October 17th, 18th, and 19th for MEA. The Extended Day program will be open on the 17th, 18th, and 19th for our families from 7:00am – 6:00pm.
On Wednesday, October 17th, we will be going to Playworks in Prior Lake.
The bus will leave at 11:00am and will return at 2:45pm. The children will need to bring a lunch. They may bring money to purchase lunch, snacks, or play games. Socks must be worn. The activity fee for this day is $11.00.
On Thursday, October 18th, we will be going to Cinema Grill in New Hope.
The bus will leave at 11:00am and will return at 2:30pm. The children DO NOT need to bring a lunch. We will be having pizza there. The movie is yet TBD. The activity fee for this day is $16.00.
On Friday, October 19th, our theme for the day will be Fall Celebration.
The children will be participating in several fun and exciting events/activities dealing with the changing seasons. They will paint pumpkins and there will also be crafts involving apples and leaves. The children will need to bring a lunch from home and we will be staying on school grounds.
We will provide a snack at 9:00am and at 2:45pm. The snack at 4:30pm is brought from home.
Please dress the children appropriately. We go outside in the morning as well as the afternoon.
REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH BY 6:00pm.
10/04/2018 Blaze: Middle School Girls Ministry
We are excited to bring Blaze, a Walking with Purpose Bible study program developed for middle school-age girls to Annunciation.
This twenty-session program integrates the Scripture with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
• Who: Middle School 7th and 8th grade girls
• When: Mid-October start date – schedule TBD
• Time: During school lunch hour – 7th grade Wednesdays and 8th grade Tuesdays
• Where: Spirit Center – please bring a bag lunch and beverage
• Cost: $75 (+ shipping) for the Blaze kit, one per girl. Scholarships available
10/01/2018 MADE FOR MORE: Visions of the Promised Land
MADE FOR MORE
with CHRISTOPHER WEST & MIKE MANGIONE
Brought to you by St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, The Parish of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Annunciation Catholic Church & The Cor Project
Thursday, November 29, 2018
St. Hubert Catholic Community
8201 Main Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
This event will sell out, so grab your tickets NOW in the parish office or online at www.corproject.com/chanhassen. Tickets are $20.
MADE FOR MOREis an inspired blend of teaching, live music, and art that taps the deepest desires of the human heart revealing their ultimate purpose and goal. Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they offer a vision of the Gospel like you’ve never heard through the lens of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This event is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Watch the trailer.
Please contact the parish office if you would like more information.
09/27/2018 Fall Sports Team Photos
SAVE THE DATE:
Fall Sport Photos – Grades 4-8: Wednesday, October 3, 2:45-4:15pm (please note – photos will be taken AFTER SCHOOL this year)
If your child plays sports for Annunciation (grades 4-8), please be sure to send your child’s sports uniform to school that day - they will change after school for the photos.
Save time and order online!
09/27/2018 Unity Day: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Although Unity Day is celebrated for different reasons by different countries, there is a unifying theme that connects all of us. That theme is unity. This is true whether the unity ascribed is for young people recognizing the value of their peers, for ethnic groups to recognize the ties that bind us all together or for the people of a nation to work together as one group. To show our unity, as an Annunciation community, students are encouraged to add orange to their uniforms on Wednesday, October 24th.
We are grateful to Erin Walsh, M.A. of Mind Positive Parenting for speaking at Annunciation about "Parenting in the Digital Age".
Last week, APO sponsored a speaker, Erin Walsh, who shared information on “Parenting in the Digital Age”. As digital natives, our children are growing up in a world where technology influences much of their lives. Yet, like with all things, we know that balance and good practice area the keys to making these resources positive influences on their lives. Erin did a fantastic job of framing the technology, reminding us of the great possibilities, and giving tools to making technology a great resource. She shared additional resources to help you, as parents, raise your children in this digital age. We hope you find them helpful and will continue to seek partners and educational opportunities for all of us to “raise” our children.
09/27/2018 Hispanic Heritage Month
This week we highlighted Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month at our Monday morning meeting. Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the cultures and contributions of Americans whose families and ancestors come from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
At our Monday morning meeting, we highlighted the diversity and uniqueness of the Spanish-speaking members in our Annunciation community. Some of our Spanish-speaking students shared a little bit about their heritage, and what makes their family unique. We would also like to continue to highlight the Spanish-speaking members of our Annunciation community this month.
09/27/2018 Peace Day: Students Take ACTION
In The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), voluntary, meaningful student action is expected to be seen as a result of student learning. Through action, students are able to grow socially and personally, developing skills such as cooperation, problem solving, conflict resolution and critical thinking.
On Monday, September 17, we learned about the International Day of Peace during our All School Morning Meeting. After hearing about Peace Day, 3rd graders Sienna and Joey took ACTION:
Sienna: "After the Monday Meeting, I asked my teacher, Mrs. Crowley, if my class could have a peace party and celebrate peace. Mrs. Crowley asked me to learn more about the Day of Peace and think of possible activities for the party. I went home thinking. I thought and thought and then I talked about my ideas with my mom. She helped me think of even more ideas. I learned about Peace Day and shared what I learned with my classmates. I asked my classmates to write cards about peace to Mrs. Urick’s class. We created cards and Mrs. Urick’s class made cards for us!"
Joey: "After we made the cards, I had an idea to pair up with the kids in Mrs. Urick’s class to create peace posters for all the classrooms at Annunciation. I thought the posters could be a reminder for all the kids in our school to spread and build peace."
~Anne LaLonde Laux
International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator
09/27/2018 Illness Policies & Procedures
Now that school is back in session, we wanted to remind families about our illness policies and procedures. Please see the attached guide about when your child is well enough to go to school. Flu season is coming, and our school nurse recommends everyone get their flu shot to help reduce the spread of illness.
If your child is sick or absent for any reason, you must contact the school office to report the absence. Please call 612-823-4394 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact your child’s teacher, but it is imperative that you let the office know of any absence as we track all illnesses and absences for state reporting purposes.
We hope to keep all of our students and staff healthy at Annunciation!
09/27/2018 Health Office Is Looking For Volunteers
Can you put on a band aid? Can you take a child’s temperature in their ear? Can you make an ice pack with ice cubes and baggies? If you answered “yes” you’re qualified to help out in the Annunciation Health Office. We need one parent in the Health Office from 11am to 1pm each day. Any health related background is certainly a bonus, but not a requirement.
Join us if you can Thursday 10/4 from 8:15 - 8:45am in the Spirit Center conference room for coffee and a brief overview of the health office. You don't need to have medical training, just be able to take a temperature, hand out ice packs and give TLC!
09/20/2018 2nd Annual Annunciation Fun 5K Run & Walk
APO invites you to join us for the 2nd Annual Annunciation Fun 5K Run & Walk to be held on Sat., Oct. 13th at Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington.
New this year, the Pre-K kids will be joining us at the Bandshell area to do their Bike-A-Thon starting at 8:30am. The 5K will then kick off at 9am. We will have snacks, activities, a photo booth & hopefully a few items to raffle.
Calling all kids interested in being creative, confident, & even a little bit DRAMATIC— have we got the classes for YOU!
October 2 - November 20, 2018
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 email@example.com or 612-824-993 x251.
09/20/2018 Help Needed: Annunciation Funeral Ministry
Help is needed with our Annunciation Funeral Ministry. Work as much or as little as you want. Help is needed with set-up, serving, and clean-up. The average time commitment is about 2 hours a month.
Please contact Mary Grace Westman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
09/20/2018 International Day of Peace is September 21
At Annunciation, we strive to make the world a better and more peaceful place.
This week we have been sharing ideas for what peace means, what peace looks like, and what it means to be a peace builder.
September 21st marks the International Day of Peace - what will you do to create peace?
09/19/2018 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner
Annunciation Friends of Our Lady Peace Presents. . . 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner at Annunciation Church
Sunday October 14, 2018
Entertainment to follow dinner
Cost: $20.00 per person
RSVP by Sunday, October 7, 2018
Questions: Meg Weides-Pospisil, 612-532-7035
Can't make the dinner?
Donations to Our Lady of Peace Home gratefully accepted.
We’ve invited Erin Walsh, M.A. of Mind Positive Parenting to speak at Annunciation on September 20th at 7pm, she will be offering guidance for parenting teens in the digital age.
Is there an app for that? Thriving in the digital world
Social networking, cell phones, and video games are game changers for kids and families. Young people today spend an average of 53 hours a week with entertainment media, more than any other activity but sleeping. While media headlines suggest that media and technology are either good or bad for youth – evidence suggests that they are powerful. The good or bad depends upon how we use them. Digital technologies simultaneously unleash incredible opportunities for our kids and pose a new set of parenting challenges.
Erin Walsh, M.A. is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age. Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and enjoyed working with her father, Dr. David Walsh, for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and the Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting together in 2010.
09/13/2018 Youth Choir Grades 2-8 Registration
Annunciation Youth Choir Grades 2-8 will begin next Wednesday, 9/19/18, after school. Print the registration form.
09/13/2018 NWEA MAP Testing
Starting September 17, students will begin taking the fall NWEA MAP assessments in grades 2-8.
The MAP test provides data in reading and math that shows student growth over time connected to the standards they are learning at each grade level. Because it is an adaptive test, not a standardized test, it shows how much students know even beyond grade levels. The goals for each student is not just to reach a standard benchmark, but to show growth in their learning.
Dear Fifth Grade Family,
We are excited to announce the kick-off of the 2018, 5th Grade International Baccalaureate Exhibition. We would like to invite you to a special introduction for parents and 5th-grade students on Friday, September 28 at 8:00 am in the 5th grade space. Due to the in-depth nature of this venture, your attendance is highly recommended.
09/13/2018 Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby Results
Thank you for participating in the Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following sluggers who will advance to SeptemberFest on Friday, Sept. 14th at 7:00pm! Good Luck!
09/13/2018 School Picture Day
Fall School Picture Day is coming on October 9!
All students can be out of uniform on picture day (make sure to abide by the non-uniform dress code). Save time and order online!
Visit mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID MI198006Y0, and order your package!
Paper forms will be available in the school office, or you can print out the order form.
Are you stretched and would like a way to refuel and be refreshed while making authentic connections with others?
Would you like to have a better understanding of your faith and learn more about God?
Join us this fall as we explore a new bible study from Walking with Purpose called Keeping in Balance.
Tuesday, September 18
Annunciation Community Room
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible Study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
It’s SeptemberFest Wiffle Ball and Home Run Derby time!!! Check out the schedules and brackets.
Please direct any questions to TK, aka “The Commissioner.”
09/06/2018 SeptemberFest Update!
SeptemberFest is only 10 days away! We are quickly approaching the Best Weekend of the Year.
Thanks to all who have volunteered. SeptemberFest would not be a success without you! If you haven’t volunteered yet, there are plenty of opportunities still available on the Annunciation website.
There are a couple of updates we wanted to make sure you know.
09/06/2018 Box Tops for Education Week - Sept. 17-21
It's time to clip those Box Tops! National Box Tops Week is Sept. 17-21, and to celebrate, Annunciation is having a school contest!
Here's how it works:
1. Students should bring Box Tops to their classrooms the week of Sept. 17-21. Parents: Ask your coworkers, neighbors, family members and friends to save their Box Tops for you!
2. The two grade levels with the most Box Tops turned in during this week will earn a non-uniform day.
For product lists and more information about the Box Tops program, visit www.boxtops4education.com.
09/06/2018 Mass of the Holy Spirit: October 10, 2018
The Mass of the Holy Spirit, organized by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) and the Archdiocese of St Paul / Minneapolis, is coming up on October 10.
Grades 4-8 from 79 Catholic elementary schools will be attending this event at US Bank Stadium. Special musical guests, lunch and a chance to celebrate Mass like you've never experienced it before!
This extraordinary event promises to be a day filled with FAITH, HOPE, LOVE AND EXCITEMENT!
Please fill out the permission slip and return it to your child’s teacher by September 11th.
SeptemberFest 2018 is just two weeks away...Please consider making a donation to this year’s SILENT AUCTION!
It takes our entire school and church community to make this event a success -- the auction is a key fundraising component of SeptemberFest and we need your help! This is the perfect opportunity to show your support for our school and parish community.
09/04/2018 JH Kick Off: Casino Royale
Who: 7th & 8th Grade
When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Where: Annunciation Church Community Room
What: Celebrate the start of the new AYM year which will include, music, wacky games and more surprises. So wear your finest and good luck at the casino!
Cost: $20 will cover the cost of entertainment and door prizes.
Registration Online: Sign-up online.
Questions?: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243, or you can send an email to: email@example.com
09/04/2018 Jr. High Parent Orientation Night
What: 7th & 8th Grade Parent Orientation
All 7th & 8th grade parents are invited to join us for an information orientation to AYM. We will be discussing AYM School Year programming, reviewing the online registration process and discussing expectations.
When: Wednesday, September 19, 7-8:30pm
Where: Annunciation Church Community Room
Questions: Email Jimmy Dunn, firstname.lastname@example.org
09/04/2018 Coffee & Donut/Pancake Breakfast Schedule
Coffee & Donuts: The first Sunday of the month October ’18-May ‘19
Annunciation Parish offers Coffee & Donuts in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.
(10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5)
AYM Pancake or Waffle Breakfast: The third Sunday of the month October ’18-April ‘19
Annunciation Youth Ministries offers a Pancake or Waffle Breakfast in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.
(10/28*, 11/18+, 12/16, 1/27*, 2/17, 3/24*, 4/14+)
08/30/2018 IB Update: This Week’s Teacher Focus
Each of our International Baccalaureate (IB) units of inquiry include these essential elements:
Knowledge (MN Standards)
Attitude and Attribute development
This week, our teachers took time to focus on the MN Standards. They revisited all of the MN standards for their grade level and mapped out their place in our K-8 curriculum. They covered science and social studies standards, reviewed math as we sought a new math curriculum and now are moving to Literacy. We are grateful for our teacher's diligence carefully studying each standard using the standards to create units of inquiry that are relevant, engaging, and rigorous.
08/30/2018 SAVE THE DATE! Fun 5K Run & Walk
SAVE THE DATE!
The Annuncation Fun 5K Walk & Run will be Saturday, October 13 at Normandale Lake in Bloomington.
We will meet at the band shell to kick things off.
5901 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN 55438
• Check-in at 7:45am
• Kids Run at 8:30am
• 5K at 8:45am
Online Registration Coming Soon!
Please join us at this fun family event!
08/30/2018 Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
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!
08/30/2018 APO & the Box Tops Collection Program
APO is now coordinating the Box Tops Collection Program! Box tops can be dropped at school office or in collection bins in Church basement (now located by Restrooms).
You can send them in a variety of ways:
08/23/2018 Extended Day Open August 31
School will be closed on Friday, August 31.
The Extended Day Program will be open for our families from 7:00am-6:00pm
We will be staying on school grounds and our theme for the day will be Game Day/Dance Party. Kids may bring their favorite games/cd’s on this day.
The children will need to bring a lunch. We will provide a snack at 9:00am and at 2:30pm The snack at 4:30pm is brought from home.
Please dress the children appropriately. We go outside in the morning as well as in the afternoon.
08/23/2018 Parent Information Night
On Wednesday, September 5 at 6:30, we will gather in the auditorium together to officially kick off the new school year. Then, we invite you to visit your student’s classrooms to receive more information about each grade level for the coming year.
In keeping with our commitment of building lifelong learners, we want to provide our students with the best tools to enable them to thrive in the digital world.
The IB learner profile strives for global thinkers and international-mindedness, shifting the traditional focus from teaching to learning. We think we can help prepare students to be inquirers, reflective thinkers, and better communicators through a 1-to-1 student Chromebook initiative. A Middle School Social Studies pilot was coordinated during the 2017/2018 school year and was a huge success! We’re ready to launch the 1-to-1 program for all students (grades 6-8) beginning this fall in 2018.
08/17/2018 First Morning Coffee
Please come to the auditorium, Monday, August 27 from 7:45am - 8:45am to enjoy coffee, juice, fruit, and pastries. Catch up with fellow parents and welcome new families into our wonderful Annunciation community.
Sponsored by Annunciation Parent Organization (APO).
08/15/2018 We Are Learners!
Some of our staff had the opportunity to participate in a day-long workshop on leading in an IB community, led on by Dr. Nikki Woodson.
In the past eight years, Dr. Woodson has led her public-school district to become one of few in the Americas to offer IB to all students in all schools K-12.
08/13/2018 Septemberfest Wiffle Ball Tournament 2018
This year the Septemberfest WiffleBall tournament begins 9/5. So it’s time to start getting your team together. Registration is now open.
If you are interested, please contact TK.
08/08/2018 Discover Catholicism: Ask about RCIA!
· Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic?
· Are you a baptized Catholic who has never received the Sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation?
Then Join Us!
We will explore the Person of Jesus Christ—His claims, His promises, and His Church—together. You don’t have to commit to the whole process just attend a few sessions to discover more. No pressure or expectations—just a group of men and women searching for the Lord in an atmosphere that is relaxed and respectful.
07/20/2018 Back to School Night
Back to School Night is the time we hand out necessary information to begin the school year and release classroom assignments. You may also bring your school supplies during this time to get settled in your classroom before the first day of school. It is open-house style, so please come when you are able between 4-7pm.
07/18/2018 We’re Hiring: Lead Preschool Teacher
Hiring Lead Preschool Teacher for Lake Area Discovery Center at Annunciation Catholic School in Minneapolis.
Full-Time Salaried Position Paid Holidays, PTO and Health Benefits Available. Join a vibrant teaching team at this 4 Star Parent Aware and NAEYC Accredited high-quality educational program! Must meet DHS Rule 3 and NAEYC education requirements for lead teacher and have a current MN Teaching license.
Job Type: Full-time
07/17/2018 12 Apostles+ Mulch Work Party
A BIG THANK YOU to the 19 hard-working parishioners and skilled crew that re-mulched our flower, rain & rose gardens plus hedges, fence & retaining wall areas on Tuesday, July 10. This was in addition to regular duties of weeding, lawn mowing, tree trimming, edging, planting & more. Folks agreed it was a successful & fulfilling project to beautify the entrances to God’s house at Church of Annunciation.
Congratulations to Chrissy Fritzen for being named a Pastoral Musician of the Month by David Haas & the Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry.
"Generosity. Amazing generosity. Lavish generosity. And – HOSPITALITY. These words only begin to describe Chrissy Fritzen. She has something to teach all of us when it comes to selfless giving and welcome to everyone – it just oozes from her."
06/29/2018 Welcome, Miss Means!
Hello Annunciation community!
My name is Molly Means and I am joining the Annunciation Family as a Middle School Mathematics Teacher for this upcoming school year. I am incredibly excited to begin this journey at a school that feels so much like home. As a South Minneapolis resident my whole life and graduate of Our Lady of Peace Catholic School and DeLaSalle High School, I have always known the wonderful community that is Annunciation. I love being able to go back to my roots and give back to the South Minneapolis community that gave me so much over my lifetime.
I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this past May and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I also, just returned to the Twin Cities after spending the past five months completing my student teaching experience in Houston, Texas. I have gained a vast array of knowledge through my experiences that I cannot wait to share with Annunciation. In my classroom, we will emphasize the characteristics of inclusivity, respect, and faith.
When I’m not in the classroom, I like to spend quality time with my family and friends, read in my hammock and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I’m a true Minnesotan when it comes to summer time, constantly longing for being out on the lake in a boat, cheering on our Minnesota Twins and patiently awaiting the State Fair.
I am so grateful to join this wonderful and faith-filled community. While I love the summer, this fall cannot come soon enough! I look forward to meeting all of the staff, students, parents and the rest of the Annunciation community over the next few months.
Can’t wait for the fall!
Miss Molly Means
06/29/2018 Welcome, Ms. Saluri!
¡Hola! Soy Carter Saluri, and I will be joining the Annunciation community as the new Spanish teacher this fall. I am extremely excited to share my experiences, knowledge, and passion for teaching with my students and the rest of the Annunciation community!
This will be my first year teaching, and I am eager to get into the classroom. I recently completed my Clinical Practice at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School in Saint Paul, and I am blessed to now be a part of another strong, faith-centered community. I attended the University of Saint Thomas, where I studied World Language Education and Spanish, and I also had the opportunity to study in Madrid, Spain. My time is Spain allowed me to immerse myself in Spanish culture, and helped me to develop a global worldview.
I am most looking forward to getting to know all of my students, their goals, their strengths, and what makes each of them unique. As a teacher, I hope to encourage all of my students to embrace their individuality, and use it to empower their learning.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of the members of the Annunciation community!
Ms. Carter Saluri
06/29/2018 Welcome, Mrs. Rogers!
Dear families of Annunciation School,
Hello! My name is Alisa Rose Rogers and I am excited to join your community as the Middle School Religion teacher! I come to you most recently from Saint Mark's School in St. Paul, where I was the music specialist for five years. During that time I also completed my Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
Prior to teaching, I graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School as an IB certificate candidate, and then went on to receive my Bachelor of Music from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI.
When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy eating and cooking delicious food, traveling with my husband, crafting, and reading. My husband, Christian, and I welcomed our first child, Leo Casimir, in February of this year, and are loving being parents to him and our four fur-babies!
I am excited to get to know all of you, and to help your students see themselves as the beloved children of a God who loves us so very much, and who calls us to love our neighbors.
Mrs. Alisa Rogers
Thanks to our friends at the Hennepin County Library - Washburn Branch!
Over the years they have teamed with us in supporting and encouraging participation in Annunciation's Battle of the Books. Check out the current display!
Check out our Battle of the Books web page. This page includes a timeline with important dates, teams, and book titles for each grade level.
Thanks, Washburn Library Staff!
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!
06/22/2018 A Thank You that’s Ten Years Long!
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.
06/16/2018 Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2018
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."
06/15/2018 We’re Hiring: School Receptionist
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.
06/11/2018 Respect Life Plant Sale - Thank you!
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 email@example.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.
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.”
06/08/2018 Staffing Changes at Annunciation
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.
06/02/2018 Bulletin Communication Survey
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!
05/30/2018 Volunteer Appreciation Sunday
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!
05/25/2018 Celebrating the 8th Grade
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.
05/25/2018 Battle of the Books Summer 2018
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.
05/25/2018 Welcome, Mr. Schild!
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.
05/25/2018 Welcome, Ms. Haecherl!
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.
05/25/2018 New Staff Announcements
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
Annunciation Catholic School
05/25/2018 2nd Grade Research
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.
05/25/2018 The Limited Resource of Water
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!
05/25/2018 Field Day 2018
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.
05/25/2018 SeptemberFest Save the Date!
Save the Date!
2018 SeptemberFest Co-Chairs
Jaki & Jason Ortmeier
Sarah & Dan Klein
05/25/2018 Summer Library Hours
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.
05/25/2018 IB Exhibition Tech Club
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!
05/25/2018 Year End Notes
We are coming to the end of our school year and we have a few reminders and updates to share:
05/25/2018 Girl Scout and Kindergarten Working Together
The 6th grade Girl Scout Troop #15982 helped kindergarteners make wound bandages for Haiti. Way to take some action everyone!
05/24/2018 STEM Activities Summer Workshop
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete the registration form and send payment to the office by Thursday, May 31st . Checks should be payable to Annunciation.
05/24/2018 Art Explosion! Summer Workshop
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: email@example.com.
Please complete the registration form and send payment to the office by Thursday, May 31st . Checks should be payable to Annunciation.
"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.
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.
05/18/2018 Living Up to Our Potentiality
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.
05/18/2018 Painted Lady Butterfly Release in 1st Grade
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.
05/18/2018 Spring Piano Recitals & Performances
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.
05/18/2018 Lunch Room News
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
05/18/2018 5th Annual School Supply Drive
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:
05/15/2018 We’re Hiring: Spanish Teacher
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.
05/14/2018 National Math Challenge Contest Results
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
05/11/2018 Welcome, Mr. LeTellier!
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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