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03/19/2014 Improv Gala Coordinator
We are looking for a sixth grade parent to help coordinate the Improv Gala on May 1. Sixth grade parents staff this event; all the food and supplies will be provided. The coordinator would be the point person for recruiting and scheduling volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Christine Kelash (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details. Thank you so much!
03/12/2014 Drop-off and Pick-up
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 a new number card 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 procedures (see page 16 of the handbook) and use the number card for all pick-ups. This helps move the line along quicker. Thanks for your help!
A few notes of importance:
The car pool line is ONLY for parents dropping off or picking up students immediately. Once children are dropped off or picked up, please exit the car pool line.
If you need to unbuckle children, get extra items out of the car, or take any extra time, please park and walk children to the entry area, using the crosswalk.
Always pull forward as far as possible for all drop-off and pick-ups.
Use the crosswalk area when walking to or from the parking lot.
All children MUST walk with an adult. No child can run through the carpool lines to the lot.
Students waiting to be picked up must wait in the south foyer of the school. This area is supervised by teachers for this purpose. Students should not wait in the church foyer for pick up.
All students must be picked up within 15-20 minutes of dismissal. If you need to pick up your child later on a regular basis, please contact Jeff Wisdom to arrange for extended care.
Please be patient and respectful of our neighbors and fellow parents/families and staff. We work hard to provide appropriate supervision and to move the carpool line as quickly as possible. By following the process, we can successfully clear the lot in adequate time.
Thank you for your assistance in creating a safe and efficient space for our students each day. We appreciate your help!
03/12/2014 Regional History Day Competition
Congratulations to the following sixth graders who were selected to participate in the regional History Day competition!
03/07/2014 MNSAA Accreditation visit is coming!
We are thrilled to announce the implementation of an exciting new program in the Annunciation Middle School, Student Ambassadors. For this pilot group, we will select 12-15 exemplary students (4-5 per grade) to initiate the efforts to be positive representatives of the Annunciation community...
03/05/2014 Principal Cassidy’s Breakfast Presentation
Principal Cassidy's Breakfast Presentation
On February 27th Principal Cassidy addressed school parents with the intent to continue to build our communication and provide an update regarding the school. The presentation is available below...
03/02/2014 Winter Conferences Time is Coming!
"Encourage each other and build each other up".
CONFERENCE TIME IS COMING - MARCH 12-13, 2014
A key component of any successful school is the partnership with parents. We hold this as a priority and continue to seek ways to improve communication and expand the partnership.
Twice a year, we take time off of school to host our parent teacher conferences. These are important and give us the chance to meet face to face and discuss each child's progress along with ways to keep learning and growth going.
This winter, we are offering two evening conference sessions to better accommodate schedules of working families. Please make time to schedule a conference with each child's teacher. You can access the online sign up to schedule time. We look forward to seeing you then.
Click on the logo below to take you to the 2014 Auction Website
ANNUNCIATION LIVE & SILENT AUCTION
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
Join us at this festival that precedes the beginning of Lent on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 from 10:30am - 2:00 pm in the school auditorium.
Tour the regions of El Salvador, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Australia, Czech Republic, Eritrea, Peru, and Lebanon.
Sample food, try your hand at games, or just relax and enjoy the fun.
Shop at the International Marketplace.
Tour the school, view the costumes and see what the children are learning about the different countries.
Any questions please call the school office: 612-823-4394
02/13/2014 How do you spell fantastic?
Congratulations to our own local super speller, 7th grader, Sadie R.
Sadie qualified for the 2014 Minnesota Seven County Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee. There are only 45 school champions from the entire metro area who qualified based on results from a challenging online exam.
Sadie scored a perfect score on the spelling portion of the exam by correctly spelling words including: azure, blitzkrieg, carnivore, gynarchy, maladroit, and oratorio. Examples of vocabulary words that Sadie was able to define correctly included: aggregate, barrio, meticulous, pacifism and hedonism.
The 2014 Minnesota Seven County Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, March 15 at Augsburg College. The champion of this Bee and one parent will win an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
02/13/2014 What’s New in the Library?
Maud Hart Lovelace Reading
You may have heard the buzz about the Maud Hart Lovelace Awards. They are children's choice book awards created to encourage reading in children grades 3-8. Visit the Maud Hart Lovelace Awards web site for more details. Annunciation students will begin to participate in the program after Spring Break (first week of April). Students and a parents will sign a contract stating which of the books they’ve read. Then, students will vote for their favorite book and send the results into the official committee. We’ll have our celebration towards the end of the school year.
Scholastic Book Fair
Please save the date for this year's Scholastic Book Fair: Sunday March 16th-Friday March 21st.
5th-8th grade students who would like to make a poster for the book fair can do so and recieve $2.00 in Scholastic dollars. The theme this year is Fiesta. Please have the posters back to me no later than Friday March 7th.
Our Wednesday morning Scripture group has just completed its study of the Book of Exodus and we’re ready to move on to something new. So on February 19th we will begin our adventure of reading the Book of Job. We meet from 9:15 to 10:30 every Wednesday morning in the Hospitality Room. Thanks to Louise Fowler who serves as our facilitator, we not only study the Scripture, but we also spend some time in prayer together and enjoy one another’s company. Our gatherings have become quite dear to us and we would love to have you join us!
02/05/2014 Living Our Theme
“So encourage each other and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We continue to live our theme this year and encourage each other in many ways:
Supporting each other in the classroom and learning
Noting people’s skills and unique talents
Reminding each other that we are special in God’s eyes
Cheering each other on in competition and hard work
Teaching and modeling for others
Saying “hello” and valuing each person
Welcoming all who come to our school
Holding each other to high standards
As part of our caring and vibrant community, this theme is central to our success. This week, the teachers attended a workshop on creating a positive school climate. We were reminded of ways we can work together and support each other, as well as our students, holding each other to high standards to create the best school environment.
The teachers will be carrying this into the classroom to help students in their actions to support each other and create this positive learning environment. You can also help by reminding them of the importance of their “job” at school – to listen, to learn, to be respectful, and to work hard. When we all work together, great things happen!
We are excited to continue this work with our students to live our mission of nurturing each child’s spirit to achieve their full potential. Thank you for all the help you give us in making our mission come alive at Annunciation School.
01/31/2014 Exciting End to January
“Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”
We are wrapping up our week of celebration and activities for our Catholic Schools Week. What a wonderful and fun week we had! Thank you to the student council for planning the week’s themes and events. Also, thank you to the staff and parents for supporting the students and for your commitment to Catholic education at Annunciation School! We are truly blessed!!...
01/24/2014 2014-2015 Registration Now Open
Registration is open for the 2014-15 school year
Please complete your registration before February 15, 2014....
Preschool at Annunciation School
We are excited to announce our partnership with Lake Area Discovery Center (LADC) preschool to expand our program for the 2014-2015 school year. Beginning this fall, Annunciation School’s LADC preschool will offer a 5 day per week program with full and part-time options. Included is wrap around care for before or after school and summer program starting in 2015.
Registration opens on January 26, 2014. Program Information and Registration is on-line at www.ladcfamilies.org or call the LADC Main Office 651.762.7884.
Through a Budding Musician Scholarship at Hovland Conservatory of Music, your Kindergarten student can try piano lessons at no cost. Lessons take place at Annunciation School. More information and a registration form can be found at www.hovlandconservatory.org
Registration is now open for the 8-week session of Saturday classes, running January 18 through March 8...
11/15/2013 Presenting the 2013-14 Student Council
Congratulations to our 2013-14 Student Council members!
The online store for uniform sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets is now available. Please follow the link below.
Tuesday, November 05: Battle of the Books Competition and Celebration (Grades 3, 4/5 and 6-8)
Thursday, November 14 at 1:15pm: Spelling Bee (Grades 4-8)
Tuesday, November 19 at 2:45pm: AMC 8 Math Contest (Registered Middle School Students)
November 25/26: WordMasters Challenge Round 1 (Grades 3-8)...
11/07/2013 Supporting Mothers & Babies in Need
Thank you for all the money donated during the Baby Bottle Campaign for our 2 Life Care Centers: Tapestry Center and St. Stephen's Life Care Center...
10/25/2013 Parish Stewardship Drive Fall 2013
Stewardship invites everyone to help build the Kingdom of God together. St.James tells us “Every good and perfect gift is from above”. Stewardship demonstrates how we give of ourselves in love and service to create a just world and build the Kingdom of God.
10/04/2013 Letter to the Vikings
Did you catch Mia M’s letter to Vikings Adrian Peterson?
Watch the news clip: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=1040572
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