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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.