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02/28/2019 Winter Conferences
We will hold winter conferences on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21. 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.
School will have an early dismissal on March 21st and no school on March 22nd. The Extended Day program will be open on the 21stand the 22ndfor our families.
On Thursday, March 21st, Extended Day will be open from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. We will be staying on school grounds and our theme for the day will be Game Day/ Dance Party. The children may bring Game Boys, Wii, board games, and their favorite music CD to listen/dance to.
On Friday, March 22nd, we will be going to PLAYWORKS in Prior Lake. The bus will leave at 11:00am and will return at 2:45p.m. The children will need to bring a lunch. They must wear socks and may bring money for snacks/lunch and games. The activity feefor this day is $12.00.
Extended Day will provide a snack at 9:00a.m and again 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 go outside in the morning as well as in the afternoon.
02/27/2019 Middle School February IB Awards
Congratulations to our Middle School IB Awards Winners for February!
02/27/2019 2019 Middle School Youth Ultimate League
What is Ultimate Frisbee?
Ultimate Frisbee (Ultimate) is a non-contact team sport, in which a seven-person team attempts to move a frisbee/flying disc into their opponents' end-zone, similar to football. However, when in possession of the disc, a player can pivot and pass, but may not take any steps. Ultimate is played in more than 42 countries by hundreds of thousands of men, women, girls and boys.
Spirit of the Game!
One aspect of Ultimate that sets it apart from other sports is its emphasis on “Spirit of the Game.” Spirit of the Game is a spirit of sportsmanship and respect that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Since Ultimate is self-officiated, players are responsible for calling fouls and resolving disagreements on the field in a respectful and spirited manner.
Why Play Ultimate?
Ultimate is a fun team sport, and a great way to get outdoor exercise. It improves hand-eye coordination and athleticism, and above all, it encourages honesty, fair play and conflict resolution through the Spirit of the Game!
Who Can Join The Club/Team?
02/27/2019 Carnaval is Tuesday, March 5
Carnaval is next Tuesday, March 5!
REMINDER for parents and students:
Please sign up for a Carnaval shift. Half hour shifts needed.
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:
02/27/2019 Shine On Catholic Schools Talent Competition
Annunciation Spirit “Shine’s On!” –Annunciation students, Gordie N. and Josephine R., were chose as finalists to perform in CSCOE’s inaugural Catholic elementary school talent competition!
More than 140 students in grades 4-8 auditioned in January to land a spot in the final competition. Sixteen acts were selected representing the areas of dance, vocal and instrumental performance. The winners receive a trip for 4 to New York City to attend a Broadway play and more!
Tickets can be purchased for the final performance on Sunday, March 17, 2019, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Providence Academy Performing Arts Center. 15100 Schmidt Lake Rd., Plymouth, MN 55446.
Come cheer on our finalists – show your Spirit for Gordie and Josephine!
The Peace & Justice Committee invites you to attend a two part Lenten series on the Human Face of Immigration.
The first session, Christian Values and a Nation that Cares - How You as a Local Parish Can Be a Welcoming Presence will be held on March 24 from 11:15 - 12:30 in the Visitation Room.
Our speakers will be Sr. Margaret McGuirk, OP and Lynda McDonnell from Incarnation Church. They will share their first hand experiences of being at the Mexican border. They will also share with us the wonderful work being done at the Annunciation House in El Paso, TX.
The second session will be held on April 7 from 12:15 to 1:30 in the Whalen room at Our Lady of Peace. There will be more information coming soon on the April 7 session. Please join us as we explore immigration in light of Catholic Social Teaching.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Stromgren at 612-925-1840.
02/20/2019 No School March 1 - Extended Day is Open
NO SCHOOL MARCH 1st - ANNUNCIATION EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS OPEN
School will be closed on Friday, March 1st. The Extended Day program will be open for our families from 7:00am – 6:00pm.
On Friday, March 1st, the day will be filled with crafts/projects and the kids can bring items from home to play with. The children will need to bring a lunch this day.
We will provide a snack at 9:00am 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.
02/14/2019 T-shirt Drive
Campus Ministry Team Students Zach Sennentz, Nate Maisel, Ryan Plunkett, and Brendan Burke, from the Academy of Holy Angels (Annunciation Alumni & AYM Peer Ministers) are collecting T-Shirts for the Eli Project and Mission Haiti Inc.The MHI Eli Project turns no-longer-needed T-Shirts into diapers for a wellness center in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Any size cotton t-shirts used. There will be a large collection box outside of the youth room in the church basement from February 13-27th. Thank you for your generosity. All the shirts will go to a great cause!
02/14/2019 Mission Haiti Collection
This Saturday and Sunday (February 16th & 17th) there will be a second collection for Mission Haiti Inc. Annunciation International Mission and Sister School in Haiti. Before Mass a testimonial will be shared and a collection will be taken after communion. Please join us and Thank You in advance for your generosity! Checks should be made out to "Mission Haiti Inc."
If you will be out of town and wish to contribute to this collection please considering making an online donation.
02/14/2019 Carnaval is Coming Soon!
Reminder for parents and students: Please sign up for a Carnaval shift. Half hour shifts needed.
• Parade begins at 10:30am
• Carnaval festivities begin at 11am
• Ending time 2:00pm
Raffle prizes are needed. Please send prizes such as pop, candy, snacks, or toys for the raffle prizes. We are also accepting donations for kitchen items such as oven mitts, spoons, knives ladles, and other large serving utensils.
First graders are collecting toilet paper rolls for Carnaval. Please bring rolls down to first grade. There will be a box in our hallway that you can put them in. Thanks!
02/14/2019 Educational Outfitters Uniform Exchange Sale
February 15 - 28, 2019
Bring in the following used uniform items (fleece, jumpers, pants, shirts, shorts, skorts and sweatshirts) and receive 15% off each new item that is purchased in that specific category.
02/14/2019 Middle School Honor Roll
Congratulations to these Annunciation Middle School students who made the Honor Roll for 1st semester 2018-19!
02/14/2019 Tuition Agreements for 2019-20
Current Family Registration
Current returning families enrolling child(ren) in grades K-8:
We are again following the continuous enrollment model in TADS. Your child (ren) were automatically re-enrolled (unless you notified us by January 31) and you should have received an email from TADS last week to complete your tuition agreement for the 2019-2020 school year.
Follow the directions and complete your tuition agreement before March 1, 2019.
Financial aid applications are also due by March 1, 2019*.
Aim Higher scholarship applications are due by February 17. 2019.
Current Families Registering a New Student in K-8
Current returning families enrolling new additional child(ren) in grades K-8 (if you have not done so already):
This link will take you to the TADS website where you will need to complete an application for your new student: http://mytads.com/a/annunciationmn
Follow the prompts to complete the application process.
You will be setting up your tuition agreement/payment plan as part of the streamlined enrollment process. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Renstrom at 612-823-4394 x204 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
* Financial Aid Applications are due March 1, 2019:
The online TADS Financial Aid Application Deadline is March 1, 2019. You must include supporting tax and income documentation in your application (If 2018 taxes are not completed, preliminary application may be completed using 2017 tax information). Financial Aid Applications will be accepted after this date, but aid will be distributed to these applicants first and then to later applicants, as funds allow.
02/07/2019 Annunciation Campus Master Plan Open Houses
We have officially launched the engagement with Miller Dunwiddie (Miller) to develop the Annunciation Campus Master Plan, a visioning document providing the Parish a long-range plan for the facilities.
The development of the plan will include input from YOU, our beloved Parish community.
A listening session is scheduled for Sunday, February 17th following the 9:30am Mass in the Visitation room, off the community room. It will be held during the pancake breakfast.
An additional session will be held Tuesday, February 26th from 4-7pm in the school library.
Please come share your desires for our campus as we continue our efforts to be good stewards of these beautiful properties we’ve been blessed with and plan for investments that will allow us to pass on the facilities to future generations.
8th grade families:
If your student is planning to apply to one of the Minneapolis Public High Schools, the deadline has been extended to February 15. Please download the registration form.
02/07/2019 Extended Day Open February 15 & 18
School will be closed on February 15th and 18th. The Extended Day program will be open on the 15th and the 18th for our families from 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
• On Friday, February 15th, we will be going to PLAYWORKS in Prior Lake. The bus will leave at 11:00a.m. and will return at 2:45p.m. The children will need to bring a lunch. They must wear socksand may bring money for snacks/lunch and games. The activity fee for this day is $12.00.
• On Monday, February 19th our theme for the day will be Game day/Dance Party. The children may bring Game Boys, Wii, board games, and their favorite music CD to listen/dance to. The children also will be participating in several fun and exciting events/activities. The children will need to bring a lunch from home and we will be staying on school grounds.
Extended Day will provide a snack at 9:15a.m and again at 2:45p.m. There will also be a 4:30p.m. snack time and this snack is brought from home.
Please dress the children appropriately. We go outside in the morning as well as in the afternoon.