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04/27/2018 Prayer Wall Blessing
On Friday morning, Father Park joined staff members, Mr. Nixon and their daughter, Julianne, to bless the prayer wall we have created to honor and remember Mrs. Nixon, former 2nd grade teacher, who passed away unexpectedly this January.
04/27/2018 Improv Class of 2018
One of the most outstanding events at Annunciation is Improv. It’s pretty amazing that we have over 90% of our seventh and eighth graders participate in an AFTER school elective!
Congratulations to this year's cast and crew of Improv! Their show, "Somewhere", will have its last run tonight. We are so proud of you for all that you put into the show. A very special thank you goes to the esteemed directors of the show, Mrs. Mary Strickland, Mrs. Sandy Nesvig and Ms. Lorissa Letwin!
04/27/2018 First Holy Communion
Congratulations to all of the Annunciation 2nd graders on their First Holy Communion last Sunday...and their 2nd Holy Communion at the all school mass this past Thursday!
04/27/2018 3rd Grade MN Zoo Field Trip
The third grade went to the MN Zoo to inquire about inherited and acquired traits and special adaptations that animals have to survive, reproduce and grow in their environment.
Danielle Crowley & Anne Marie Urick, 3rd grade teachers
04/27/2018 Preschool Circus
The Annunciation LADC preschool students had their annual Circus last week and for the first time they performed on the school stage!
04/27/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners - April
Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for April!
04/27/2018 A Clear Vision for Our Future
Annunciation is blessed to have almost 100 years of Catholic education to thousands of children from South Minneapolis and surrounding communities. In this time, Annunciation has always sought to create a school that fits the needs of the students to help them be the person God has called them to be.
In recent years, we have had the opportunity, through our strategic planning process, to once again seek the best way to educate our children for today. It is important to have a clear vision for our future and our strategic plan gives us that vision. It is also important to be able to communicate that well, so people know what we are all about. Our mission statement helps provide that message.
04/24/2018 SH Grand Finale
When: Sunday, May 6th, 2018, 6:30-9:30PM
Where: Annunciation Church / Grand Slam
Cost: $30.00 (Includes Transportation, Admission and Dinner)
Let's celebrate the end of the year at Grand Slam!
Batting cages, Arcade games, Laser tag and Mini Golf!
How Do I Register?
Questions: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 or email: email@example.com
04/21/2018 The Plant Sale is this weekend
The Respect Life Plant Sale is this weekend. If plants are available, stop after the 5:00 Mass on Saturday or after the 9:30 Mass on Sunday.
Come and buy a plant or a hanging basket for your mother or grandmother on this Mother's Day weekend. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to our two life care centers,
and a few other "life" organizations. Thank you for supporting "life."
Dear Annunciation Parents,
The community of Annunciation set forth a vision to “Position Annunciation as a Catholic leader, recognized for educating the whole child”. Over the last few years, the staff have collaborated as teams to take risks, learn new things, expand our experiences, grow and develop our teaching skills – all to help our children become the people God has called them to be – reaching their full “Potentiality”.
This week, we took a major step in our journey of being a Catholic leader in education with our International Baccalaureate authorization visit. The team spent two days here at school to experience our school and look for evidence of the standards of best practices set to create a strong, student-centered inquiring environment – ultimately to bring out the best in our students! They visited classrooms, walked the halls, met with teachers and staff, talked to students, met with parent groups, student groups, and staff teams.
This week an Authorization Team from the International Baccalaureate visited our school to learn about the changes that have occurred since our candidacy as an IB Candidate School.
The team interviewed a group of 3rd and 5th grade students to hear their perspective. I was fortunate enough to sit in on the interview. Below are just some of their comments.
"How has your school changed since becoming an IB school?"
04/20/2018 Trivia Night Supports Creative Arts Program
Thank you to all of the Annunciation Trivia teams. We did a GREAT job raising money for our Creative Arts program. Keep studying your trivia facts to get ready for next year!
04/20/2018 Staff Appreciation Week
04/14/2018 Save the Date for This Opportunity!
Here at Annunciation Parish we will have a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents on Sunday, April 29th, as we welcome Judy Cozzens, the mother of Bishop Andrew Cozzens, to Annunciation.
Judy will share with us the amazing story of how she chose life, and how today we are all the beneficiaries of this choice she made. Her presentation is entitled, “Tips for Sharing Our Faith in Our Families”, will be from 11:00 to noon, In the Community Room, following our 9:30 Mass. Coffee and treats will be served.
In order to make it easier for parents to come, childcare will also be provided. You are most welcome to join us!
04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: Substitute Teachers
We are seeking temporary substitute teachers throughout the course of each school year. These substitute teaching positions are responsible for teaching Grades K-5 core curriculum and Grades 6, 7 & 8 specific core subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA, Religion, Spanish) – depending on for which grade a substitute is needed.
Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade.
We are seeking a qualified, passionate middle school ELA and Learning Supports teacher. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success.
The ELA/Learning Supports teacher will provide instruction to 6th graders in English Language Arts as part of the ELA teaching team. In addition, this position will work with the administrative team and learning specialist to help oversee and support students with learning needs. We are seeking a teacher with leadership skills, experience with IEP/504 plans, interventions and supports for students with diverse learning styles. Experience with ELL and ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
04/13/2018 IB Authorization Visit is Coming!
Several years ago, our school completed the re-accreditation process through MNSAA. The accreditation happens every 7 years and provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on every aspect of our school and also create a strategic plan for the next 7 years – focusing on school improvement. After a year of reflection and planning, meeting with parents, parishioners, staff and students, Annunciation created our strategic plan.
In 2014, we began the journey. The first objective of our new plan was to:
04/13/2018 WANTED: Annunciation School Council Members!
Attention parents, are you interested in joining the Annunciation School Council? We are currently seeking new members to join for the 2018-2019 school year!
Areas of specific need include:
Campus Environment and Facilities
If you are willing to serve and share your talents and expertise by helping to guide and implement key school initiatives, please email Alison Golla (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Allison O’Brien (email@example.com) for more information.
04/07/2018 Thanks for the Soup!
During our Lenten Season, on Friday evenings before Stations of the Cross, we have been able to share the company of fellow parishioners while enjoying a variety of delicious homemade soups that were donated by those who served them.
Thanks to Shawn Leighton, Joan Moffatt, Lorna Taketa, Tina Ham Peterson and Ric Peterson, Patrice Krocheski-Meyer, Tim and Annette Gagliardi, Stephanie Miller, Cathy Dolan and Bob Healy for donating, cooking, serving and cleaning up!
04/07/2018 Diapers for Haiti
The Respect Life Ministry supports two life care centers, Tandem and St. Stephen's, and there is always a need for diapers. The Respect Life Ministry has made a donation to Mission Haiti, Inc. for diapers, as they also need diapers. If you would like to support Mission Haiti and their need for diapers, write out a check to Mission Haiti, Inc., and on the memo line write: For diapers. Put it in an envelope and drop it off in the collection basket or in the business office. This will help the Missionaries of Charity as they care for babies. Thanks for supporting life.
On Sunday, April 15, from 5-7 p.m., Mount Olivet Church will host a dinner and conversation with Paul Douglas.
Many will recognize Paul as a meteorologist with more than 35 years of TV and radio experience in the Twin Cities area. Paul Douglas was one of the presenters at a symposium on Climate Change following the publication of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, that was co-sponsored by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the University of St. Thomas, and the Catholic Rural Life Conference on September 14, 2015.
Paul will discuss the 2016 book Caring for Creation which he co-authored with Mitch Hescox. Bridging science and faith, he will show how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's Creation through realistic solutions that reflect our beliefs. From personal to global issues, he will show us ways we can act to protect our families, enhance our communities, and wisely steward the resources God has given us. View the flyer.
The registration deadline is this weekend, Sunday, April 8th and there is a charge of $10. Visit: www.mtolivet.org/care/creation-care to register.