March 2019

  • 03/11/2019 Respect Life Ministry Plant Sale

    Church News

    It is time for the Annual Spring Flower/Plant Sale at Annunciation Church.  This year the sale is timed as a help for Mother’s Day.  So many of us buy plants and hanging flower baskets for our mothers and grandmothers. Order here and avoid standing in line at crowded garden centers on Mother’s Day weekend!   


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  • 03/22/2019 Lenten Series on the Human Face of Immigration

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    The Peace & Justice Committee invites you to attend the second part of our Lenten series on the Human Face of Immigration on April 7 from 12:15 to 1:30 in the Whalen room at Our Lady of Peace church.

    Pizza will be served! We will show a film entitled Gospel without Borders with discussion to follow. The film brings more light and less heat to the issue of immigration while examining what the Bible says about the treatment of the "stranger." 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.

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  • 03/21/2019 Shine On Catholic Schools Talent Competition

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    Congratulations to Gordie & Josephine - we couldn’t be prouder!!! 
    Not only did they make the final 16 for the CSCOE Talent Show out of 140 students who auditioned, THEY WON!!!

    They received a trip to NYC and a Broadway show and $500 for our creative arts program!  Special thank you to Mrs. Letwin for helping them prepare!

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  • 03/21/2019 Extended Day Summer Program 2019

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    The Annunciation School Extended Day program is offering a summer program for children enrolled in our school.  The summer program will begin on Tuesday, June 4th and will end on Friday, August 16th.  We will be open every day except July 4th and July 5th.  The program is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

    Children who are registered for kindergarten at Annunciation for fall of 2019 are welcome along with all other Annunciation children.  Our summer program is filled with fun and interesting field trips, sports, arts and crafts, science and nature, and recreational activities.  Along with the many structured activities, there is also plenty of time for rest and relaxation with friends.  

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  • 03/20/2019 Annunciation Parish Annual Fish Fry

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    Friday, April 12 from 5:30 - 7:30pm

    Please join us for our annual Fish Fry dinner served by Annunciation Men’s Group.

    There is a delicious menu consisting of deep fried fish, coleslaw, baked potatoes, bread and cookies. Grilled cheese for kids. Complimentary milk, coffee and lemonade will be served. Pop will be available for purchase.

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  • 03/14/2019 Parish Town Hall Meeting

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    The Master Plan engagement with Miller Dunwiddie continues to move full steam ahead. Thank you all for your input! On Thursday March 7th, the consultants presented four options to the Annunciation community and received feedback.  They are making some modifications and will narrow the options a bit in preparation for the next community presentation.  

    ALL Annunciation community members are invited and encouraged to ATTEND the session.  This meeting will be held on Wednesday March 27th, at 7pm in the Church community room.  
    During this session, Miller Dunwiddie will present the preferred direction for review and comment.

    Thank you in advance for you attendance at this meeting. I cannot stress enough the importance of your attendance and participation as we all work together to envision the future of our beloved Annunciation campus. 

    Grace and Peace,
    Father Brian Park

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  • 03/14/2019 Important Calendar Dates to Note for 2019-2020

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    All have been posted on the Annunciation School Google calendar (

    August 26 – First Day of School
    August 30 & September 2 – no school Labor Day break
    October 16-18 – no school MEA Break
    November 27-29 – no school Thanksgiving break
    December 23-January 5 – no school Christmas break
    January 20 – no school Martin Luther King Day
    February 14-17 – no school Presidents’ Day break
    March 30-April 3 – no school Spring Break
    April 10-13 – no school Easter Break
    May 25 – no school Memorial Day
    May 28 – last day of school

    There may be other dates where Annunciation is closed or dismisses early for professional development. Those dates will be listed on the school online calendar by the end of July 2019. 

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  • 03/14/2019 Lent Buddy Activity

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    Students wrote their Lenten promise (If they gave up something or promised to pray each morning, etc.) on a purple piece of paper. Student Council will display all the promises in the form of a cross.

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  • 03/14/2019 Lenten Service Project

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    Annunciation House is a nonprofit organization ten blocks from the U. S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. Having been released by ICE, the families are provided hospitality by the volunteers at Annunciation House. Most of the families are fleeing poverty and violence from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. By the time they arrive at Annunciation House, the parents and children are very tired, hungry, and frightened after leaving their homes and enduring such a long and difficult journey.

    During this Lenten Season, we are asking if you could help with items needed for our Latino families.... The children are in need of socks, underwear, backpacks, and toothbrushes-the size your child needs is fine! Please know that monetary donations are welcomed. Check can be made to SCJ.

    Thank you for this opportunity to share the loving service of this "other" Annunciation House! Through Christ our Lord, Amen!

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  • 03/14/2019 March is Music in Our Schools Month!

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    March is here and Music in Our Schools Month has arrived! Our school is buzzing with activities and programs this month.

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  • 03/14/2019 Yearbook Ordering Information

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    Announcing the...Annunciation Catholic School 2018-19 YEARBOOK

    Our yearbook is planned to include:

    • All color pages that vibrantly capture school memories
    • Sturdy soft cover with an original design that reflects our school’s spirit and uniqueness

    Add on any of the following yearbook extras:

    • Student's name printed in foil on the cover adds a personal touch
    • Durable, high-quality hard cover protects treasured memories for a lifetime

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  • 03/14/2019 Educational Outfitters St. Patrick’s Day Sale

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    St. Patrick's Day Sale (March 15 - 18, 2019) 17% off
    In Store and Online School Uniforms and Accessories

    View the flyer

    6002 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN

    Store Hours: 
    Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm 
    Friday: 10 am - 5 pm 
    Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm

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  • 03/14/2019 Used Uniform Sale

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    Used Uniform Sale to be held during Conferences - 2nd floor of Spirit Center Wed, March 20: 4-8pm Thurs, March 21:  2-8pm.  (Cash or check only) 
    Accepting donations of clean, used uniforms and Spirit Wear (no holes or stains)  Please drop off at the school office or bring to the sale.

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  • 03/14/2019 Scholastic Book Fair

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    We need volunteers...we need YOU! Volunteering at the Book Fair is the perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read. Sign up now and get ready for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

    • When: Book Fair Dates: March 19-21, 8am - 7pm
    • Where: School Auditorium
    • Benefits: Annunciation Library, Classroom Libraries

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  • 03/14/2019 Vacation Bible School 2019

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    Get Prepared for Fun!  

    • Incoming K-5thGraders may attend as participants.
    • AGAIN THIS YEAR:  4th and 5th Graders will be “Jr. Crew Leaders,” registering as participants but taking on roles with leadership building and getting a Jr. Crew Leader Shirt
    • Incoming 6th Graders and above are welcome to volunteer as “Crew Leaders.”
    • Pre-school program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds that are not entering Kindergarten.

    Registration is now open!

    • Register online at
    • Cost is $50 per participant ($40 for each additional child in family). 
    • Financial Aid Available.

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  • 03/14/2019 Curiosity Fair

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    Friday April 12, 5-6:30pm
    This is an opportunity for students express their creativity and to share information about their favorite interest or something they are curious about. It helps to build community among the students, challenges their inquisitive minds, and supports them as presenters.

    Monday April 8th: Entry forms due by NOON
    Tuesday April 9th: Turn in projects to school auditorium 7:30-8am
    Thursday April 11th: Judging/Feedback 2:45-4:15pm
    Friday April 12th: Curiosity Fair presentations 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Participants will be entered in a drawing for door prizes and APO will sponsor complimentary ice cream for participants!

    Registration online only! 

    Any questions please let us know.
    Kelly Meyer 
    Angela Maurer-Green

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  • 03/14/2019 SAVE THE DATE: Flashback to the 80s Live & Silent Auction, May 4

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    The sun is shining, and hopefully the snow is beginning to melt! What does that mean??? Annunciation Live/Silent Auction is right around the corner! Everyone should have, or will be receiving their “save the dates,” in the mail. Auction is Saturday, May 4th!

    We appreciate our amazing community, and the incredible generosity of many!! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and the students and school are our main focus for raising money!

    If you would like to donate or know of someone who might to our Live or Silent auction, we are looking for some amazing items that will increase those bids!! Vacation homes, talents, event packages, gift cards, items etc! Donations deadline will be April 8th!

    Interested in Hosting a Party? 
    Gather your friends, come up with a party "theme" and raise some money for Annunciation! Auction parties are an excellent way to meet new people and continue to build the strong community that we all love so much!

    Please reach out to Auction co-chairs, Karin Smith and Sara Nuahn.

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  • 03/14/2019 SAVE THE DATE: CSCOE Bash

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    Save the Date!
    May 11, 2019

    Please mark your calendar for this fun, inspiring event! Your ticket to the BASH supports all that CSCOE is doing to help enhance excellence and increase enrollment in 79 local Catholic elementary schools serving more than 21,000 students. A key focus this year will be providing schools with resources to serve exceptional learners – students with a range of learning differences that require additional tools for optimal success. We look forward to spending the evening with you!

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  • 03/07/2019 Academic Showcase

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    On Monday, March 11, all middle school students will be displaying their Science or History Day project for the Academic Showcase in the auditorium from 2:30-4:00.  

    The Showcase will provide a forum for students to show their learning through projects centering on history and science including websites students created, documentaries, experiments, and essays.  The showcase is open to all Annunciation families and we encourage everyone to check out all of the hard work the students have put into their projects over the last 2 months.

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  • 03/07/2019 SAVE THE DATE: Winter Sports Photos

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    Winter Sport Photos - Wednesday, March 27, 2:45-4:15pm in the gym (please note – photos will be taken AFTER SCHOOL)

    If your child plays a winter sport for Annunciation, please be sure to send your child’s sports uniform to school that day - they will change after school for the photos.
    Please do not turn in your uniform until AFTER March 27!  

    To order your photos online, please click here: 

    If you need a paper form, they will be available at the school office next week.


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  • 03/07/2019 Ash Wednesday: Burying the Word “Alleluia”

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    On Ash Wednesday, K-5 students participated in the ancient ceremony of burying the word “Alleluia” deep in the snow banks of the Annunciation campus.

    During the entire 40 days of Lent the word Alleluia is completely absent from the liturgy of the Church.

    The act of burying the Alleluia is a kind of “fasting” letting the Alleluia be dormant until the burst of a joyful affirmation of the Resurrection on Easter Day!

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  • 03/07/2019 Eli Project

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    Come join The MHI Eli Project to turn no-longer-needed T-Shirts into diapers for a wellness center in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
    If you have one or both, please bring sewing shears and portable sewing machine. No experience necessary!

    Questions? Email Jimmy at

    Monday, March 25, 2019 6:30-9:00pm
    Annunciation Church Community Room, 509 54th St W.,  Mpls

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  • 03/07/2019 Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures at Carpool

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    At Annunciation, our goal is to create a safe and efficient procedure for drop-off and pick-up. 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 and use your carpool number card for all pick-ups. This helps move the line along quicker.

    A few notes of importance:

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  • 03/07/2019 APO Volunteers Needed

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    Two Volunteer Opportunities!
    1) Curiosity Fair
    2) Staff Appreciation Week

    We have co-chaired both of these great events for several years and are looking for people to mentor this year to pass the torch to next year!

    Please let us know what questions you have and/or if interested! 

    Thank you!!!
    Kelly Meyer  & Angela Maurer-Green

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