News & Events

  • 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


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    Start clipping your Box Tops! 

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

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

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  • 01/23/2019 Excellence in Education


    School Events

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

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

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

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  • 01/18/2019 Annunciation Rain Gardens


    Church News, Weekender

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

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  • 01/17/2019 What to Expect at Carnaval


    School Events, Weekender

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

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

    What to expect:

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  • 01/17/2019 Congratulations Academic Triathlon Teams!


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

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

    Great job everyone - keep up the hard work!

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  • 01/17/2019 Report Cards


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

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

    Viewing Your Child's Report Card

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

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

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

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


    School Events, Weekender

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 01/17/2019 Improv 2019


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

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

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

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  • 01/10/2019 Catholic Schools Week


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

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

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

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

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

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  • 01/10/2019 Middle School December IB Awards


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    Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for December!

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


    School Events, Weekender

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


    School Events, Weekender

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

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

    For more information, please contact either:

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

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


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    Important Upcoming Dates at Holy Angels:

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

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

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

    Important AHA Admissions Dates

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  • 01/10/2019 Chipotle Fundraiser


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  • 01/10/2019 Winter Youth Enrichment Classes


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

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

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

    Download the flyer.

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


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

     

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


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

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


    Church News

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

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

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


    Church News

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

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

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

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  • 12/20/2018 Holy Rosary Thank You!


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

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

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  • 12/20/2018 Winter Uniform Sale


    EDUCATIONAL OUTFITTERS
    WINTER SALE
    December 17 - 31, 2018

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

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  • 12/20/2018 Vision & Hearing Screenings


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


    Weekender

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 12/13/2018 Pancakes With Saint Nicholas


    Church News, Weekender

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

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

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


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

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  • 12/06/2018 Christmas Program 2018


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

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

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

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

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  • 12/06/2018 Middle School November IB Awards


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    Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for November!

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


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

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

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


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes

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

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  • 12/03/2018 Advent - Christmas Schedule 2018


    Church News

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

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

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

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

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  • 11/29/2018 Christmas Program 2018


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

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

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

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

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


     

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  • 11/29/2018 Barnes & Noble Book Fair


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

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

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

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

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

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

    Download the flyer.

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

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


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

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

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

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  • 11/29/2018 Trivia Night Thank You


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

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

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

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

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


    Church News

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

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

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

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

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

    Download the flyer.

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


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

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

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

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

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  • 11/20/2018 Holy Rosary Gift Collection


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

    Thank You!
    Annunciation 3rd Grade

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  • 11/20/2018 Patina Event sponsored by APO


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

    20% of your purchase will be donated to Annunciation!

    Must present this coupon at time of the purchase.

    Only at 50th and Bryant location.

     

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

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  • 11/20/2018 Family Advent Wreath Making Breakfast


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

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

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

    Cost: $10.00 individual or $20.00 per family.

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

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


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

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

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


    Church News

    MADE FOR MORE 

    with CHRISTOPHER WEST &  MIKE MANGIONE

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

     

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    7-9:30 P.M.

    St. Hubert Catholic Community

    8201 Main Street

    Chanhassen, MN 55317

     

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

     

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

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

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  • 11/15/2018 Principal Cassidy Weekly Update


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

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

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

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

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  • 11/15/2018 Educational Outfitters Cyber Sale


    School Events, Weekender

    The store is closed but online shopping is open!

    Thursday, November 22 - Sunday, November 25

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

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

    www.minnesota.educationaloutfitters.com

    Download the flyer

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  • 11/15/2018 Holy Rosary Thanksgiving Food Collection


    School Events, Weekender

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

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

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

    Thank you for your generosity!

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


    School Events, Weekender

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

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  • 11/15/2018 Boy Scout Tree Lot Sale


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

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

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

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


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

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

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


    School Events, Weekender

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

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

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  • 11/08/2018 Battle of the Books 2018


    School Events, Weekender

    Battle Royale!

    Students at Annunciation are READERS!  
    Nearly 100 of our students on 38 different teams participipated in our annual Battle of the Books!  Battle of the Books is a program that tests the knowledge of students using rounds of comprehension questions.  

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  • 11/08/2018 Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, November 13!


    School Events, Weekender

    Students who need to have their picture retaken, or who were absent on picture day, can be out of uniform for picture retake day on November 13.  For students having their picture retaken, they must bring their picture package with them to the camera that day.  For students who are getting their pictures taken for the first time, you can order your photo package online.

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  • 11/05/2018 Mercy Nights: Prayer, Confession, Adoration & Music


    Church News, Weekender

    Please join us on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00pm in the Church - Come and experience the healing power of Jesus and the abounding mercy of God!
    Families are welcome.
     

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  • 11/03/2018 Respect Life Ministry Prayer on Wednesdays


    Church News

    The Respect Life Ministry prays the rosary every Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Planned Parenthood clinic at 66th Street and Lyndale Avenue South. We meet on 66th Street just east of Lyndale.
    All are welcome to come. If you can't come, pray the rosary at home or church when you have time.

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

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  • 11/03/2018 Baby Bottle Campaign


    Church News

    Thank you to everyone who has returned a baby bottle with money for our two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's. 

    If you still have a baby bottle, whether it has money in it or not, please drop it off at the business office during the week or give it to an usher next weekend. 

    Thank you for supporting mothers and their babies. 

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  • 11/01/2018 Measuring MCA Proficiency


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

    We are at the middle of our fall semester, which is the perfect time to come together at our school conferences next week. Being able to come together to discuss each child’s progress, learning to date, and opportunities to grow this year is a valuable experience. We are also blessed to have our whole community committed to collaborating for student success.

    Part of the partnership is communicating our school’s progress as well. 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. 

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  • 11/01/2018 Join Us for Trivia Night!


    School Events, Weekender

    JOIN US FOR 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!

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  • 11/01/2018 Día de los Muertos


    School Events, Weekender

    Día de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration that honors those who have died. On November 1st and 2nd, the souls of our loved ones come back to visit, and we celebrate their lives. 

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  • 11/01/2018 Middle School October IB Awards


    School Events, Weekender

    Congratulations to our Middle School IB award winners for October!

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  • 10/25/2018 Fall Conferences


    School Events, Weekender

    We will hold fall conferences on Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8.  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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  • 10/25/2018 Community of Life Long Learners


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

    You and your family are a part of an amazing community with a long history of excellence in education, community, service, and faith. Today, we are tasked with continuing this tradition into the 21stcentury. To accomplish this, we chose to become a Catholic International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Being a Catholic IB World School provides us the framework, process, and best practices to stay excellent. Part of this process is a continual cycle of reviewing reflecting, and refining so we can be assured our teaching and learning are focused on our vision and mission. This is central to the efforts of our staff and students every day.  It is a promise we have made to you and your family.  As our vision states: “Annunciation Catholic School fosters each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others”.  

    Be sure to read all of Mrs. Cassidy's update.

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  • 10/25/2018 Unity Day:  Creating a Safe, Positive Community for All!


    School Events, Weekender

    Wednesday, October 24 was Unity Day. As a school, we started the week with a Unity buddy activity. Students made paper chains, posters, and more to promote kindness and unity. On Wednesday, we wore orange as a symbol of our unity.  This week, we highlighted many of the things we work on throughout the year.

    To help us continue to build a safe and loving place for all, we are providing another resource. On the parent page of our website, you will be a form for parents, students or staff to report bullying activity. The report provides a definition of bullying and space to share more details. The report will be received by a staff member who will bring this forward for review and action as needed. We hope that most students, staff and parents feel comfortable approaching anyone on campus to share concerns. But should someone wish to use this format, we wanted to provide another way for information to be shared to ensure a safe, loving and positive place for all.  

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  • 10/25/2018 Early Dismissal & No School


    School Events, Weekender

    School will have an early dismissal on November 8th and no school on November 9th.  The Extended Day program will be open for our families.

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  • 10/25/2018 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

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  • 10/25/2018 Cross-Training for Young Minds


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

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  • 10/16/2018 4HG FREE Basketball Clinic for 4th-8th Grade


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

    Learn more about 4HG.

    View the flyer

    Online Registration due Thursday, November. 1

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  • 10/16/2018 Trivia Night is November 16


    School Events, Weekender

    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!

    Learn More
  • 10/15/2018 Dancing with Annunciation Stars Tickets On Sale


    School Events, Weekender

    The Stars Come Out
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    Annunciation Auditorium

    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.

    VOTE FOR A DANCER

    BUY YOUR TICKETS

    See all the event details
     

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  • 10/15/2018 AYM Holiday Plant Sale Fundraiser


    Church News, Weekender

    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.
    https://annunciationmsp.wufoo.com/forms/q1izwbzl10he23q/

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  • 10/11/2018 Second Grade Talent Needed!


    School Events, Weekender

    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!

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  • 10/11/2018 Annunciation’s Sensory Friendly School initiative


    School Events, Weekender

    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!

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  • 10/11/2018 Battle of the Books Update: New Date


    School Events, Weekender

    IMPORTANT UPDATE:

    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.

    Please direct questions to Anne LaLonde Laux or Megan Stebbins.

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  • 10/04/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners


    School Events, Weekender

    Congratulations to our Middle School IB award winners for September!

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  • 10/04/2018 Dancers Announced for Dancing with Annunciation Stars!


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

    View the flyer.

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  • 10/04/2018 Coats for Kids: October 8-9


    School Events, Weekender

    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

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  • 10/04/2018 Educational Outfitters Uniform Sale


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

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  • 10/04/2018 Spirit Wear Discount Alert!


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Spirit Wear Discount Alert! 

    New items have been added and there’s a coupon code through October 7th for 10% off (SUNNY18).

    Check out the store today!

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  • 10/04/2018 Extended Day Program Open for MEA Break


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

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  • 10/04/2018 Blaze: Middle School Girls Ministry


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    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.

    Details:

    • 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

    REGISTER ONLINE

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  • 09/27/2018 Fall Sports Team Photos


    School Events, Weekender

    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! 

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  • 09/27/2018 Unity Day: Wednesday, October 24, 2018


    School Events, Weekender

    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.  

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  • 09/27/2018 Parenting in the Digital Age: Helpful Resources


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

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  • 09/27/2018 Hispanic Heritage Month


    School Events, Weekender

    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. 

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  • 09/27/2018 Peace Day: Students Take ACTION


    School Events, Weekender

    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

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  • 09/27/2018 Illness Policies & Procedures


    School Events, Weekender

    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 emailcfritzen@annunciationmsp.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!

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  • 09/27/2018 Health Office Is Looking For Volunteers


    School Events, Weekender

    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!

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  • 09/20/2018 2nd Annual Annunciation Fun 5K Run & Walk


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    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.  

    REGISTER TODAY! 

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  • 09/20/2018 Stages Theatre Company at Annunciation School


    School Events, Weekender

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

    Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm

    October 2 - November 20, 2018

    Cost: $120/student

    Print the registration form

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  • 09/20/2018 Help Needed: Annunciation Funeral Ministry


    Church News, Weekender

    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 mgwestman@annunciationmsp.org. Thank you!

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  • 09/20/2018 International Day of Peace is September 21


    School Events, Weekender

    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?

    Resources for exploring and talking about peace building with your family.

    Information regarding the International Day of Peace.

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  • 09/19/2018 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner


    Church News

    Annunciation Friends of Our Lady Peace Presents. . . 39th Annual Cancer Home Fundraising Dinner at Annunciation Church

    Sunday October 14, 2018 

    6:30pm Dinner 

    Entertainment to follow dinner

    Cost:   $20.00 per person 

    RSVP by Sunday, October 7, 2018 

    Print the registration form.

    View the donations list.

    Questions: Meg Weides-Pospisil, 612-532-7035
    Can't make the dinner?  
    Donations to Our Lady of Peace Home gratefully accepted. 

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  • 09/13/2018 Parent Speaker: Parenting Teens in the Digital Age


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

    http://drdavewalsh.com/speaking/speakers/erinwalsh

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  • 09/13/2018 NWEA MAP Testing


    School Events

    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.

    View the introductory letter for more information. You can also access more information on our website in the Assessment tab, including a parent toolkit

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  • 09/13/2018 5th Grade International Baccalaureate Exhibition Parent Introduction


    School Events, Weekender

    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.

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  • 09/13/2018 Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby Results


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    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!

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  • 09/13/2018 School Picture Day


    School Events, Weekender

    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

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  • 09/13/2018 Walking with Purpose: Keeping the Balance Women’s Bible Study


    Church News, Weekender

    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.  

    Open House
    Tuesday, September 18
    6:00-7:30 pm
    Annunciation Community Room

    View the information flyer.

    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.    

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