May 2019

  • 05/28/2019 Last Day of School & Early Dismissal


    School Events, Weekender

    All Field Day activities for grades 1-7 will take place on the beautiful Annunciation Campus!  Students can be in free dress and must bring a cold lunch and drink from home.
     
    Activities will begin around 10am, and will be fun, fast-moving, and involve all! As in past years, all 7th grade students will have a lead role in coordinating activities during the event.
     
    Following the All School Relay at approximately 12:00pm, parents are invited to bring lunches to join their children for lunch outside.  School dismisses at 12:30pm, and parents who are not able to join for lunch, are asked to pick students up as usual in the car pool line at 12:30pm. 
     
    We look forward to a wonderful day of fun to conclude a great school year and kick off an awesome summer!

    Extended Day will be open at 12:30pm on May 30 for those who need care for the early release.  Please click here for the registration form.

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  • 05/28/2019 Good News!


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    In addition to our news last week, sharing our Groves Literacy Grant, our successful Auction and Fund-a-Need, and our partnership with AgraCulture for our lunch program, Annunciation has been blessed with more partnerships to help us live our mission and vision. With the volunteer help from our parents, Courtney Dingman and Maren Christenson, along with our staff, we applied for several grants to support learning at Annunciation. We are happy to share that we received two grants for next year!

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  • 05/28/2019 AYM Shredding Bag Fundraiser


    School Events, AYM (Youth Group), Church News, Weekender

    Identity protection/ shredding all important documents! It is very easy follow these simply steps.
    1. Purchase a Shredding Bag from AYM $20.00
    2. Fill the bag with documents to the dotted line. (No need to remove staples or paperclips)
    3. Seal Bag and bring to Annunciation on 6/8/2019 for a Shredding Event. A Shred Right Truck will be in the parking lot and will shred on site.
    4. Repeat steps 1-3.
    Purchase Shredding Bag online.

    *All shredded documents are recycled into toilet paper, facial tissue or paper towels.
    Any questions, please email Jimmy Dunn: jdunn@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 05/28/2019 APO Fundraiser Night: Pizza LucĂ©


    School Events, Weekender

    Please bring this flyer or show the Facebook post on Monday, June 3, 2019 from 11am - 8pm and 25% of your dine-in pre-tax bill will be donated to Annunciation School!
    No Happy Hour Specials during the event to maximize the donation. Gift cards redeemed or purchased will not apply. DINE-IN ONLY.  Hope to see you there!

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  • 05/28/2019 Great Annunciation Book Swap was an Enormous Success!


    School Events, Weekender

    The first annual Great Annunciation Book Swap was an enormous success! Students in kindergarten through 5th grades were able to take home at least 2 books due to the generosity of so many families who donated books. The students really enjoyed it and it was very fun to see so many happy kids leaving for summer break with a book to read.

    PLEASE continue to return all Annunciation library books to school as soon as possible! 

    If you need to contact me about a missing book, please email: mstebbins@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 05/28/2019 Battle of the Books 2019


    School Events, Weekender

    What is the Battle of the Books?

    The ‘Battle’ is designed to enhance reading comprehension and breadth of reading in a fun, informative way.  Books included on the reading lists have been carefully read and selected by literacy leaders across the nation. The books are selected for their high interest level, challenging vocabulary, reading levels and appropriate content. The books are purposefully selected to expose students to a variety of genres, quality authors, diverse races/cultures and historical eras.

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  • 05/21/2019 Hops for Haiti


    School Events, Church News, Mission Haiti

    Save the date! Wednesday, June 5th 2019 6:00-10:00pm at Lynlake Brewery.
    Join us for some cheer and beer at our 4th annual Hops for Haiti party. Catch up with fellow travelers or meet people who can tell you about the beauty and heartache of Haiti from first-hand experience.​

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  • 05/19/2019 Volunteer Appreciation Sunday


    Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Parish is blessed with the best volunteers! 

    We know how much value you add to our ministries and programming, we would not be the vibrant parish we are without you. 

    Next weekend is Volunteer Appreciation Sunday, June 2,  2019 please join us for the 9:30AM Mass and see who will receive the Ministers of the Year or the School MaryJo Sterner awards. 

    After Mass we will show our gratitude for all you do by serving a delicious lunch in the community room. All are welcome!

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  • 05/17/2019 Annunciation Literacy Partnership with Groves Academy!


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation Catholic School announced today that it has been selected by Catholic Schools Center of Excellence as one of 18 Catholic elementary schools to participate in a literacy partnership with Groves Academy. CSCOE helps Catholic elementary schools enhance educational excellence and increase their enrollments, and Groves Academy advocates for evidence-based literacy instruction for all students in the state of Minnesota.  View the full press release.

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  • 05/16/2019 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test


    School Events, Weekender

    This past winter, several Annunciation Middle School students participated in the American Mathematics Contest (AMC).

    More than 300,000 students participate in the AMC each year.   The AMC is a 40-minute, multiple choice exam designed to promote problem-solving skills.  The problems include probability, estimation, proportion reasoning, geometry, spatial, and interpreting graphs and tables.  

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  • 05/16/2019 National Math Challenge Contest


    School Events, Weekender

    This past spring, several Annunciation 3- 5th graders participated in the National Math Challenge Contest.  

    More than 34,000 students from 777 schools in 47 states participated. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.

    The following Annunciation students received honors from the National Math Challenge.  Honors include top score in grade, National Honor Roll (top 10% in the nation) and Honors (top 50% in nation).

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  • 05/16/2019 New School Lunch Program Next Fall


    School Events, Weekender

    The Annunciation School Advisory Council and school staff are excited to share that we are finalizing a partnership with Agra Culture for our school lunch program at Annunciation starting in the fall. Agra Culture is focused on providing healthy, sustainable and delicious food to our children that is free of preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, high fructose corn syrup, antibiotics and hormones and more. Agra Culture’s menu will be allergy sensitive, have vegetarian options and include a daily smoothie option. By partnering with Agra Culture, Annunciation students will have options for healthy and delicious lunch choices. More details will be coming over the summer as we complete our partnership. We look forward to offering this lunch program at our school.

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  • 05/15/2019 School Tool Box Time!


    School Events, Weekender

    Buy your school supplies from School Tool Box now and relax this summer knowing you’re ready for fall.

    QUESTIONS? Please contact Ann Davis












     

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  • 05/15/2019 5th Grade Hard Work on Exhibition Projects


    School Events, Weekender

    The 5th graders have been working very hard since April researching, collaborating, interviewing, and inquiring about different topics that they wanted to learn more about. This process was challenging but seeing the final project was very rewarding. The students were able to present to different grades within the school then they shared with their family. 

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  • 05/13/2019 JH Grand Finale


    AYM (Youth Group), Church News

    When: Friday, May 17th, 2018, 6:00-10:00PM
    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?:
    Register Online

    Questions: Call Jimmy at 612-824-9993 x243 or email: jim.dunn@annunciationmsp.org

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  • 05/10/2019 Thank You - Flashback to the 80’s was a Huge Success!


    School Events, Weekender

    Thank you Sara Nuahn and Karin Smith this year’s chairs of our live and silent auction. Thank you to Jimmy Dunn! Thank you to Jessica Knutson! Thank you to ALL our volunteers! This year we raised more money than any other auction! THANK YOU! We may need to go back to the 80’s more often! We had an anonymous donor give a very generous match donation for Fund-A-Need. We were challenged in a big way and in Annunciation style matched it dollar for dollar! Thank you!  Thank you to all our donors, thank you to all our volunteers and thank you to all who were part of an evening that again makes Annunciation such a special place!

     

    Thank you!

    TK

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  • 05/10/2019 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament


    School Events, Church News, Weekender


    The School's Out Tournament will be played May 29 - June 2. 
    Registration is open. Please start working on your teams now. 
    If you are interested in umpiring, please contact TK.
     

    The Annunciation Wiffle Ball tournaments are open to all ages and is not limited to the Annunciation Community. You play a minimum of 2 games. Bragging rights are at stake...as well as a picture with the traveling trophy. No fastballs are allowed. Junk can be served on a platter. Sliding is allowed, bunting is not, and no infield fly rule either. Trees are always out of play resulting in a dead ball. There is a home run fence, score board and lights for when the sun goes down. Balls, bats and volunteer umpires are provided.

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  • 05/09/2019 Annunciation Book Swap


    School Events, Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Announcing the first ever, Great Annunciation Book Swap!

    During the week of May 13-16 students will be encouraged to donate books from home to a whole school book swap. Then the following week, May 20-23 all students will have an opportunity to select a book from the swap to bring home for summer reading! The goal is to send every student home with a book. This is a free event.

    The book swap will be a great opportunity for your house to refresh its book collection. If your kids have grown out of a series (Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, Dog Man, Baby-sitter’s Club, etc) and you’d like to pass them on, then this is your ‘Marie Kondo moment’! Maybe you are a faithful book buyer and now your bookshelves are overflowing - bag those books up and send them into school.

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  • 05/06/2019 Rummage Sale 2019


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Recycling Since 1947

    For one week in June, Annunciation transforms its school to an "institution of higher earning" at the annual Rummage Sale. Donate your gently used treasures or volunteer your time and talents to support this long-running community event.

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  • 05/02/2019 Annunciation Summer Camps


    School Events, Weekender

    Have fun at Annunciation this summer with camps designed for students entering grades 2-5 in Fall 2019!
     

    Do you have a curious child who would like to explore the mysterious world of science, technology, engineering, and math this summer?  With Summer STEM Activities, students will work to explore different concepts—we may get a little messy, but we will be learning!  Click here for the registration form.
     



    Students will choose from a variety of Reader’s Theater plays and work together to practice lines, create scenery, props, and costumes needed for their performance, and showcase their talents at the end of each session.  Click here for the registration form.
     


    Does your child love art? Your child will love exploring different art mediums while creating his or her next masterpiece! During this workshop, students will be introduced to, or reinforce, art concepts that will strengthen technique and explore creativity. Click here for the registration form.
     
    We will be filling spots on a first come, first served basis, so sign up today! Registration deadline is May 30. Questions can be sent to Ashley Hannigan at ahannigan@annunciationmsp.org

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