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10/25/2018 Fall Conferences
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.
10/25/2018 Community of Life Long Learners
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.
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.
10/25/2018 Early Dismissal & No School
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.
10/25/2018 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test
Annunciation will offer the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test in November.
The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of contests and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.
The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40-minute, multiple choice exam. The contest/exam is designed to promote the development and enhancement of mathematical problem-solving skills.
The contest will take place on Tuesday, November 13 (a date set by a national council). The testing will be done after school, in the auditorium, from 2:45 – 3:30. Mrs. Morin and Ms. Means will proctor this event. Calculators ARE NOT allowed.
10/25/2018 Cross-Training for Young Minds
Calling all middle school students who want to nurture their creative talents...check out the US Academic Triathlon!
Academic Tri encourages positive risk-taking by challenging triathletes to discover, refine and demonstrate their combined and inherent interests, strengths, and abilities as a team and as individuals.
Registration forms are due by Friday, October 26.
10/16/2018 4HG FREE Basketball Clinic for 4th-8th Grade
Come learn about 4HG & work on your basketball skills on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:30-8pm in the Annunciation gym.
Clinic will be lead by Andy Hannan, Academy of Holy Angels Boys Basketball Head Coach & Annunciation Alumni.
Students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate in the clinic, coaches & parents are invited to come support & learn about 4HG. Our student athletes will commit to following the 4HG Student Code of Conduct.
10/16/2018 Trivia Night is November 16
ANNUNCIATION TRIVIA NIGHT
Friday, November 16th
Doors 6:30pm - Annunciation Church Basement
Time to recruit your smartest friends…
Teams consist of 8-9 people (large team) Or NEW THIS YEAR teams can consist of 3-4 people (small team). Bring your own munchies, beverages available for purchase. Prizes awarded for best costume and brightest team!
This event gets bigger each year, so sign up today!!!
Registrations needed by Friday, November 9th!
The Stars Come Out
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Six beloved friends of our Annunciation community are daring to dazzle YOU as they pair with professional dancers to capture your hearts, your votes and raise funds for our school.
Join us to cheer on this year's dancers.
10/15/2018 AYM Holiday Plant Sale Fundraiser
Our senior high youth will be traveling to Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota next summer on a mission trip. We are selling holiday plants to help cover the additional costs of renting three vans and a truck to carry our luggage.
Poinsettia's are available in red, white and marble:
6.5 in pot-$15.00
8.0 in pot-$25.00
Order will be taken online until Sunday, October 28th.
10/11/2018 Second Grade Talent Needed!
Our annual Preview Night will be on Thursday, October 25th. This is the evening at which we’re able to share all the exciting things happening at our school with prospective families. The Creative Arts program is one of our strengths. Our second graders recently performed for their grandparents/special friends at the Grandparent/Special Person Tea. We are inviting them to also share those songs at Preview Night.
The specifics of the evening are below. There is a link to the permission form on the parent page of our website that we ask you to fill out. Please submit this permission form by Monday, October 22.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 612-823-4394. Thank you for your help!
You may have heard or read a bit about Annunciation’s Sensory Friendly School initiative. Our commitment to educating the whole child has lead Annunciation to recognize that the needs of our student population are changing. As we welcome more and more students with unique learning needs such as sensory processing disorders, we recognize that the way we serve these students must change as well.
We have worked with parents to create a survey in order to gather information from the Annunciation community about perceptions of the current sensory environment and suggested improvements, and would greatly appreciate your feedback. A link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83BNYSZ.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!
10/11/2018 Battle of the Books Update: New Date
Annunciation subscribes to a service to provide comprehension questions for the Battle of the Books. Unfortunately, our supplier is battling a serious illness and wasn't able to fill our order in time for the October 16th event. As a result, the Battle of the Books has been postponed to Tuesday, November 6th.
We apologize for any inconvenience and we ask you to keep our supplier, Ms. House, in your prayers.
10/04/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners
Congratulations to our Middle School IB award winners for September!
SAVE THE DATE - Dancing with Annunciation Stars!
Saturday, January 26, 2019
If you haven’t heard the hype, during SeptemberFest the six sensational Annunciation Stars were announced! More information to come on ticket sales and voting.
10/04/2018 Coats for Kids: October 8-9
Warming heads, hands and hearts:
Put your faith into action by donating a new or gently used winter coat or other piece of warm winter clothing. We are partnering with the Knights of Columbus to collect warm winter clothing for those in need, in recognition of the dignity of all people. Each student attending the Mass of the Holy Spirit is asked to bring a coat or other piece of warm winter clothing (hat, mittens or snow pants) to the Mass.
October 8-9: Students bring winter clothing items to school
October 10: Students bring winter clothing item to the Mass of the Holy Spirit
Items Needed: Coats, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants. Children and teen sizes
10/04/2018 Educational Outfitters Uniform Sale
FALL UNIFORM SALE - 15% OFF*
October 6 - 15, 2018
ALL Uniform Apparel and Accessories
*Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases and is not valid on spiritwear or custom embroidery.
10/04/2018 Spirit Wear Discount Alert!
Spirit Wear Discount Alert!
New items have been added and there’s a coupon code through October 7th for 10% off (SUNNY18).
10/04/2018 Extended Day Program Open for MEA Break
School will be closed October 17th, 18th, and 19th for MEA. The Extended Day program will be open on the 17th, 18th, and 19th for our families from 7:00am – 6:00pm.
On Wednesday, October 17th, we will be going to Playworks in Prior Lake.
The bus will leave at 11:00am and will return at 2:45pm. The children will need to bring a lunch. They may bring money to purchase lunch, snacks, or play games. Socks must be worn. The activity fee for this day is $11.00.
On Thursday, October 18th, we will be going to Cinema Grill in New Hope.
The bus will leave at 11:00am and will return at 2:30pm. The children DO NOT need to bring a lunch. We will be having pizza there. The movie is yet TBD. The activity fee for this day is $16.00.
On Friday, October 19th, our theme for the day will be Fall Celebration.
The children will be participating in several fun and exciting events/activities dealing with the changing seasons. They will paint pumpkins and there will also be crafts involving apples and leaves. The children will need to bring a lunch from home and we will be staying on school grounds.
We will provide a snack at 9:00am and at 2:45pm. The snack at 4:30pm is brought from home.
Please dress the children appropriately. We go outside in the morning as well as the afternoon.
REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH BY 6:00pm.
10/04/2018 Blaze: Middle School Girls Ministry
We are excited to bring Blaze, a Walking with Purpose Bible study program developed for middle school-age girls to Annunciation.
This twenty-session program integrates the Scripture with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
• Who: Middle School 7th and 8th grade girls
• When: Mid-October start date – schedule TBD
• Time: During school lunch hour – 7th grade Wednesdays and 8th grade Tuesdays
• Where: Spirit Center – please bring a bag lunch and beverage
• Cost: $75 (+ shipping) for the Blaze kit, one per girl. Scholarships available