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  • 07/18/2018 We’re Hiring: Lead Preschool Teacher


    School Events, Church News

    Hiring Lead Preschool Teacher for Lake Area Discovery Center at Annunciation Catholic School in Minneapolis.

    Full-Time Salaried Position Paid Holidays, PTO and Health Benefits Available. Join a vibrant teaching team at this 4 Star Parent Aware and NAEYC Accredited high-quality educational program! Must meet DHS Rule 3 and NAEYC education requirements for lead teacher and have a current MN Teaching license.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Resumes may be sent to lisaswenson@ladcfamilies.org and office@ladcfamilies.org

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  • 07/09/2018 Annunciation Teaching Assistant Earns Pastoral Music Ministry Recognition


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    Congratulations to Chrissy Fritzen for being named a Pastoral Musician of the Month by David Haas & the Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry.

    "Generosity.  Amazing generosity.  Lavish generosity.  And – HOSPITALITY.  These words only begin to describe Chrissy Fritzen.  She has something to teach all of us when it comes to selfless giving and welcome to everyone – it just oozes from her."  

    Read the full article about Chrissy.

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  • 07/02/2018 Announcing the Annunciation 1x1 Tech Program for 2018-2019


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    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. 

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  • 06/29/2018 Welcome, Miss Means!


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    Hello Annunciation community!

    My name is Molly Means and I am joining the Annunciation Family as a Middle School Mathematics Teacher for this upcoming school year. I am incredibly excited to begin this journey at a school that feels so much like home. As a South Minneapolis resident my whole life and graduate of Our Lady of Peace Catholic School and DeLaSalle High School, I have always known the wonderful community that is Annunciation. I love being able to go back to my roots and give back to the South Minneapolis community that gave me so much over my lifetime.

    I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this past May and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Education with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I also, just returned to the Twin Cities after spending the past five months completing my student teaching experience in Houston, Texas. I have gained a vast array of knowledge through my experiences that I cannot wait to share with Annunciation. In my classroom, we will emphasize the characteristics of inclusivity, respect, and faith.

    When I’m not in the classroom, I like to spend quality time with my family and friends, read in my hammock and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I’m a true Minnesotan when it comes to summer time, constantly longing for being out on the lake in a boat, cheering on our Minnesota Twins and patiently awaiting the State Fair.

    I am so grateful to join this wonderful and faith-filled community. While I love the summer, this fall cannot come soon enough! I look forward to meeting all of the staff, students, parents and the rest of the Annunciation community over the next few months.

    Can’t wait for the fall!
    Miss Molly Means

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  • 06/29/2018 Welcome, Ms. Saluri!


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    ¡Hola! Soy Carter Saluri, and I will be joining the Annunciation community as the new Spanish teacher this fall. I am extremely excited to share my experiences, knowledge, and passion for teaching with my students and the rest of the Annunciation community! 

    This will be my first year teaching, and I am eager to get into the classroom. I recently completed my Clinical Practice at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School in Saint Paul, and I am blessed to now be a part of another strong, faith-centered community. I attended the University of Saint Thomas, where I studied World Language Education and Spanish, and I also had the opportunity to study in Madrid, Spain. My time is Spain allowed me to immerse myself in Spanish culture, and helped me to develop a global worldview. 

    I am most looking forward to getting to know all of my students, their goals, their strengths, and what makes each of them unique. As a teacher, I hope to encourage all of my students to embrace their individuality, and use it to empower their learning. 

    I am looking forward to getting to know all of the members of the Annunciation community! 

    Ms. Carter Saluri

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  • 06/29/2018 Welcome, Mrs. Rogers!


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    Dear families of Annunciation School, 

    Hello! My name is Alisa Rose Rogers and I am excited to join your community as the Middle School Religion teacher! I come to you most recently from Saint Mark's School in St. Paul, where I was the music specialist for five years. During that time I also completed my Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. 

    Prior to teaching, I graduated from Robbinsdale Cooper High School as an IB certificate candidate, and then went on to receive my Bachelor of Music from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. 

    When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy eating and cooking delicious food, traveling with my husband, crafting, and reading. My husband, Christian, and I welcomed our first child, Leo Casimir, in February of this year, and are loving being parents to him and our four fur-babies! 

    I am excited to get to know all of you, and to help your students see themselves as the beloved children of a God who loves us so very much, and who calls us to love our neighbors. 

    Mrs. Alisa Rogers

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  • 06/26/2018 Thanks to our friends at the Hennepin County Library!


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    Thanks to our friends at the Hennepin County Library - Washburn Branch!  

    Over the years they have teamed with us in supporting and encouraging participation in Annunciation's Battle of the Books.  Check out the current display!


    Check out our Battle of the Books web page.  This page includes a timeline with important dates, teams, and book titles for each grade level.

    Thanks, Washburn Library Staff!

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  • 06/15/2018 We’re Hiring: School Receptionist


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    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school, serving students from preschool through 8th grade. As a Catholic International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, our vision is to “foster each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others”.

    Annunciation has a strong sense of community and seeks to create a welcoming environment that supports the growth and development of each person in our community. We are seeking a qualified, passionate person for the School Receptionist position.   The School Receptionist is the first face of Annunciation School and represents our school to all students, staff, families and visitors.  As such, the Receptionist must maintain a positive and helpful attitude, extending hospitality to visitors, parents and students.  The School Receptionist must also facilitate communication among teachers, staff and parents; maintain the operation of office equipment and take student attendance each day.

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  • 06/08/2018 We’re Excited to Announce We Are Now an Official IB World School!


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    This week we received notification of our official authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) World School.  Annunciation Catholic School is proud to announce its place in this elite group of schools worldwide. Being an IB World School supports us in achieving our vision to “foster each child’s potential to create a better world through faith, virtue, knowledge, and service to others.

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  • 05/25/2018 Celebrating the 8th Grade


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

    Today, our 8th graders take their last final exam, had their last celebration and IB awards gathering, rehearsed for their graduation ceremonies and at 2:15 will take a final walk through the building to say goodbye to their school family. Whether a student has been here 9 years or 1 year, Annunciation is their home.  It seems strange that the final school day for them is already here.

    Over this past year, we have worked together to fulfill our mission to develop each child to their full “potentiality”. We have celebrated together from Septemberfest to Graduation and every event in between.  We have prayed together through joyful moments – launching our Potentiality campaign, Christmas program, Carnaval, Exhibition, IB authorization visit, Monday morning meetings, and classroom celebrations – to sorrowful moments – loss of members of our community and tragedies within our country and world.  In all of this, it is the sense of faith and community that has held us together and formed the true family that Annunciation represents.

    To our family, we send heartfelt thanks – for working with us, celebrating with us, and praying with us. As a family, we experience up’s and down’s, good times and bad times, but as a family does, we hold each other up and know that together, with God’s grace, there is nothing we cannot do.

    As our “Potentiality” video says, “I am a promise, I am a possibility, I am a promise, with a capital P – I am a great big bundle of “Potentiality”.  As we wrap up the 2017-18 school year, we celebrate the partnership and effort of all of us to bring about the promise of each child and their full potentiality.

    Thank you for partnering with us and being a member of our Annunciation family. We are grateful for this time together and look forward to next year when we continue the strong tradition of Annunciation Catholic School even as we build for the future.

    God Bless,
    Jennifer Cassidy

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  • 05/25/2018 Battle of the Books Summer 2018


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    What is it?  

    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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  • 05/25/2018 Welcome, Mr. Schild!


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    Greetings!

    I am Mr. Schild and I’m excited to join the Annunciation Catholic School community. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I was a product of the Grand Rapids Catholic School system, graduating from St. Adalbert Grade School and West Catholic High School. I attended college at Central Michigan University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education. I had a double major in Secondary Education Social Studies and Political Science and a minor in History. I was blessed in the fall of 2008 when I married my college sweetheart Natalie in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

    I have had the blessing of teaching in Catholic schools for the last 10 years. I am a Google Certified Educator and love incorporating technology into my social studies lessons. Currently, I’m a graduate student in the Murray Institute seeking a Masters of Arts in Educational Studies through the University of St. Thomas. I enjoy sharing my passion of history, civics, geography, and my faith with my students. I feel truly blessed to teach in a Catholic school where I can attend mass with my students and begin each class period with a prayer just as I experienced as a student in the Catholic schools of Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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  • 05/25/2018 Welcome, Ms. Haecherl!


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    I am excited to join the Annunciation staff as the new 5th grade teacher!

    As the oldest of three children I grew up used to being in a teaching role. I am from in a small town north of the cities where I was actively involved in my parish. When I was a 5th grader I started going to youth group and that is where my passion for the Catholic faith was nurtured.

    I graduated from The University of Saint Mary's of Minnesota in Winona with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in Spanish. The next year I taught 2nd and 4th grade in Honduras. The abroad experience was something I loved but I missed my family often. For the past two years I have been teaching 5th grade in Willmar, Minnesota. I have enjoyed working with 5th graders and challenging them to be true thinkers and learners.

    Teaching in a Catholic school is a new adventure for me but I am excited to bring both the love of faith and teaching together. I am thrilled to be teaching in an IB school.

    Have a fantastic end of your year and I look forward to meeting everyone in the fall. 

    Sincerely,
    Sara Haecherl 

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  • 05/25/2018 New Staff Announcements


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

    Hello Annunciation School Parents.

    The last month or so has been busy with end of the year activities. In addition, I have been fortunate to lead the process of seeking new teachers to join our school community. For each opening, we have an initial interview with a team of people representing different aspects of the school program. We then have a second round with additional people joining me to have a more specific conversation to find the right person for each position. 

    We are very prayerful and intentional about finding people who share our vision and mission, who believe in what Annunciation stands for, and is excited about the future direction we are headed. This thorough process helps us find the very best people – along with a lot of prayer! 

    I am excited to introduce two recent hires. Our two new teachers will be joining us in 5th grade and Middle School Social Studies respectively. Attached are brief introductions and photos of our new teachers, Ms. Sara Haecherl and Mr. Rick Schild.

    In addition, there is a letter from Shannon Buncher, our Preschool Site Director about a change for her and our preschool. Shannon lives near St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi, which is her home parish. The pastor of St. Jude also had hired Shannon for a previous teaching position.  A position in the preschool opened at St. Jude and Shannon couldn’t pass up the opportunity to teach in her home parish. We are so grateful to Shannon for her amazing leadership and hard work for our preschool program. She has been a blessing. Fortunately, Miss Mary Eilen, our other Kinderstart teacher, will be taking the role of Site Director here at Annunciation. Blessings to you, Shannon! Thanks for all you have done to build our program.

    While change can be hard, it is often through change that some of our greatest growth can occur. Our prayers continue that God sends us amazing people to join us in our mission. Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers as we seek new members of our team. We are blessed with the new staff joining us and look forward to more to come.

    Have a great Memorial Weekend!

    Jennifer M. Cassidy
    Principal
    Annunciation Catholic School

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  • 05/25/2018 2nd Grade Research


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    This week 2nd graders discussed how to take notes for a research project. First, they completed an idea map, filled with topics they wanted to find out about the plant. Next, they talked about how to use sources to pick out useful information. Students are hard at work collecting as many facts as they can to put together their final report.

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  • 05/25/2018 The Limited Resource of Water


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Fourth grade students continued their study of how humans share the limited resource of water this week by restricting their use of water to only what they could carry with them for the school day. They filled one gallon jugs with water and were asked to only use the water from their jug for the entire school day. At the end of the day, students were challenged to find a use for their remaining water and not to waste it!

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  • 05/25/2018 Field Day 2018


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    Field Day is almost here! 

    This year, all activities will take place on the beautiful Annunciation Campus! Activities scheduled for the day are 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 noon, parents are invited to bring lunches to join their children for lunch outside.  The day wraps-up at 1pm and parents who are not able to join for lunch, are asked to pick students up as usual in the car pool line. 

    We look forward to a wonderful day of fun to conclude a great school year and kick off an awesome summer!

    All students can be in free dress and must bring a bag lunch from home.  

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  • 05/25/2018 SeptemberFest Save the Date!


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Save the Date!

    SeptemberFest Weekend

    September 14-16th

     

    2018 SeptemberFest Co-Chairs

    Jaki & Jason Ortmeier
    612-597-6330

    Sarah & Dan Klein
    612-597-5584

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  • 05/25/2018 Summer Library Hours


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    In order to support student reading over the summer, the Annunciation library will be open two dates during June & July! Students can browse books and check out titles for summer reading. The library has several of the books from the Battle of the Books reading list as well!

    Plan to enter through the front door. Please use the form below to let me know you are coming.

    Happy reading!

    https://goo.gl/forms/lLDGjV9tpAYD5a862

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  • 05/25/2018 IB Exhibition Tech Club


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    5th graders, Leo, Jack & Franklin held their first technology club meeting as a result of their exhibition studies. Annunciation students from 2nd, 3rd & 4th eagerly learned how to code!

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  • 05/25/2018 Year End Notes


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    Dear Parents,

    We are coming to the end of our school year and we have a few reminders and updates to share: 

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  • 05/25/2018 Girl Scout and Kindergarten Working Together


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    The 6th grade Girl Scout Troop #15982 helped kindergarteners make wound bandages for Haiti. Way to take some action everyone!  
     

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  • 05/24/2018 STEM Activities Summer Workshop


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    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! We will be filling spots on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up today!

    The activities are designed for students entering 2nd - 5th grades in Fall 2018.

     

    Cost for each activity is $30.  No additional supplies or costs are needed. 

    Location is Annunciation Catholic School, room TBD. 

    Space is limited, so please register today

    All classes will go from 9-11am. 

    Questions can be sent to Ashley Hannigan at: ahannigan@annunciationmsp.org

    Please complete the registration form and send payment to the office by Thursday, May 31st . Checks should be payable to Annunciation.

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  • 05/24/2018 Art Explosion! Summer Workshop


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    Does you 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. I will be filling spots on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up today!

    The art activities are designed for students entering 2nd-5th grades in Fall 2018.

     

    Cost for each activity is $50.  No additional supplies or costs are needed. 

    Location is at Annunciation Catholic School, room TBD. 

    Class size is limited, so please register today

    Wednesday, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 and Friday, July 27.
    Classes will be from 9-11am with the exception of *Friday, July 27. More time is needed to paint and decorate the masks when they are dry. We will meet from 9-10am on 7/27. 

    Questions can be sent to Ashley Hannigan at: ahannigan@annunciationmsp.org

    Please complete the registration form and send payment to the office by Thursday, May 31st . Checks should be payable to Annunciation.

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  • 05/18/2018 U.S. Academic Triathlon Team Wins at State Tournament


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    ​A team of five 6th graders from Annunciation School has won second place at the 2018 Minnesota U.S. Academic Triathlon State Tournament, held recently at Woodbury Middle School, Woodbury, MN. Johnny, William, Fletcher, Ozzie and Charlie were coached by Julie Steege, middle school math teacher.

    During the Tournament, the team wrote, produced, and performed a skit with just 40 minutes to write and rehearse. The topic was “Monster in the House,” and students had to come up with a modern take on a classic story element. Students participated in a “Face-Off!,” a round of questions from history and math to literature and consumer issues; and rotated among three challenging “Mind Sprint”  problems, testing their verbal, critical, and creative problem-solving skills. The team has been practicing since last fall.

    Nearly 175 teams, grades 5-8, participated in U.S. Academic Triathlon this year in Minnesota alone. U.S. Academic Triathlon (USAT) is an academic and creativity competition aimed at fostering divergent thinking and building teamwork skills. USAT is a charter member of the Synergy & Leadership Exchange. To learn more about USAT, visit www.usacademictriathlon.com.    

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  • 05/18/2018 Painted Lady Butterfly Release in 1st Grade


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    First graders watched Painted Lady Butterflies change through their life cycle from chrysalis to butterfly. And even though they were sad to let them go, they released them back into the wild this week.

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  • 05/18/2018 Spring Piano Recitals & Performances


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    Students have been working hard in lessons and rehearsals for their recitals Tuesday, May 22nd during the school day in the church sanctuary.  This performance is a wonderful opportunity for piano students to show their peers some of the material they have been working on this year. 

    Performers are asked to change into recital wardrobe at school before they play.  Grades will be divided by level to accommodate space and school schedules. 

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  • 05/18/2018 Astronaut Lands at Annunciation for a Special Visit


    School Events, Weekender

    On May the 4th, we were very blessed to have astronaut, Kjell Lindgren, visit our school!

    He gave two inspiring presentations to our students. Both presentations featured a video of his journey and time at the International Space Station.

    After the presentations, he visited all of the individual grades for questions and class photos. Students and staff even received signed photos of Kjell in his astronaut suit.

    We also learned some fun facts about astronaut, Kjell Lindgren. 

    A special thank you to Amy Smith for all her hard work supporting APO to get Kjell here!  

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  • 05/18/2018 5th Annual School Supply Drive


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    It’s time to kick off Annunciation’s 5th Annual School Supply Drive!

    Let’s make this our best School Supply Drive yet!  Please know that all donations are VOLUNTARY; no need to give up your lucky pencil! 

    Here are some important things to keep in mind as you plan any donations:

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  • 05/18/2018 School Tool Box School Supplies


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    It’s time to order SCHOOL TOOL BOXES for the 2018-19 School Year!

    Top 5 Reasons to order your child a tool box:

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  • 05/15/2018 We’re Hiring: Spanish Teacher


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    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate Spanish teacher for elementary and middle school. The Spanish teacher works with the classroom teachers and staff to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students. 

    As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience.  As an IB school, Annunciation’s Spanish program is in integral part of our program. The opportunity to integrate the Spanish language into the school’s curriculum and throughout the school is a priority.  Collaboration with core teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

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  • 05/14/2018 National Math Challenge Contest Results


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    In early April, 30 Annunciation students in grades 2-5 participated in the National Math Challenge Contest. 

    This Math Contest is a national contest for elementary students. 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. 

    More than 33,000 students representing 772 schools across the country took part in this spring’s contest.  

    The following students are our Annunciation School Team Leaders

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  • 05/11/2018 Welcome, Mr. LeTellier!


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    Andrew LeTellier is delighted to bring his passion for reading and writing to the Annunciation middle school team. He comes to us from Seattle, WA, where he has been teaching 7th Grade ELA at Saint Joseph School, writing stories, hiking plenty, and wishing he were a sailor.

    Through the University of Portland’s PACE (Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education) program, he received a Masters of Education, a Reading Endorsement, and also met his wife, a Minnesota native. Now, as they move closer to family, Andrew looks forward to his new life in the Twin Cities, where he hopes to enkindle a love of reading and writing in every student he teaches, and maybe, one day, finally learn to sail.

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  • 05/11/2018 Early Dismissal


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    Annunciation Extended Day Program is Open

    There will be an early dismissal from School on Thursday, May 31st.  School will be let out at 12:30p.m.  Extended day will be open from 12:30p.m.-6:00p.m.

    On Thursday, May 31st, the children coming to Extended Day will need to bring a bag lunch which will be eaten with their class during field day.  There will not be hot lunch or milk served on this day.  We will be staying on school grounds

    Extended Day will provide a snack at 2:30p.m.  There will also be a 4:30p.m. snack time and this snack is brought from home.

    Please dress the children appropriately.  We will be going outside in the afternoon.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE TUESDAY, MAY 29th, BY 6:00 P.M.

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  • 05/11/2018 The Home Stretch


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

    Happy Spring! We survived our long winter and are enjoying the warmer, sunnier days. As we approach the final weeks of the school year, we also take this time to reflect on the past year and share our successes. Last night, we hosted the State of the School where we reviewed our strategic plan and vision, shared some of the highlights, and celebrated our achievements.

    Through our strategic vision, Annunciation Catholic School has been on a course that is unique to our school. Our journey to become an IB World School has transformed our teaching and learning. You can be proud of the growth and the choice you have made for your children and family. We are excited about the goals we have accomplished, but even more excited about what lies ahead.

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  • 05/11/2018 Wiffle Ball Spirit Wear


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    The online store for all things Wiffle Ball is NOW OPEN!

    This is a special link, separate from the Identity Stores link on the school's website:

    Store Link: https://identitystores.com/Stores/StoreFront.aspx?StoreId=3318

    Teams, get your Wiffle Ball apparel ordered in time for delivery for the School's Out Tournament, May 31st- June 3rd. The online store is ONLY available NOW through MIDNIGHT, MONDAY, MAY 14th!! To ensure delivery by May 30th!!!

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Jennifer Davis
    mndavisfamily@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  • 05/08/2018 School’s Out Wiffle Ball Tournament


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    Registration is Now Open for the School's Out Tournament!

    The School's Out Tournament will be May 31st - June 3rd, 2018. 

    REGISTER ONLINE

    Wiffle Ball apparel store is now open!   Orders must be placed by midnight on Monday, May 14.

    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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  • 05/08/2018 Rummage Sale 2018


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    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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  • 05/08/2018 18th Annual Annunciation Golf Classic


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    Friday, June 15th, 2018

    Boulder Pointe Golf Course - Elko, Minnesota
    Registration Begins Noon
    Shotgun Start 1:00 PM
    $125 Men & Women

    Registration Includes: Green fees, golf cart, dinner & awards.

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  • 05/04/2018 Always Learning


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    At Annunciation, we strive to prepare students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them.

    As a staff, we are committed to being lifelong learners.    

    This past weekend several staff members participated in a three-day International Baccalaureate professional development conference. Staff attended sessions including: Developing the Primary Years Program, Nurturing Creativity, and Pedagogical Leadership. We were learners along side over 400 International Baccalaureate educators from all over the world.

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  • 05/04/2018 Sagrada Familia Quilt Presentation


    School Events, Weekender

    Second graders were recognized at the all school mass this past Thursday where Fr. Park blessed their religious artifacts. We also held a small reception after mass and presented a quilt to Sagrada Familia. The quilt was created by 2nd graders during their First Communion preparations. 

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  • 05/04/2018 Working Hard on 5th Grade Exhibition


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    What is IB Exhibition? Fifth graders’ opportunity to demonstrate their learning throughout elementary school.

    Fifth grade students have been working very hard, colloborating in groups, to learn as much as they can about their given topic. The students are using all of the thinking, researching, synthesizing and social skills they have gathered from kindergarten through 5th grade to pull these extensive projects together. We are excited to view them at IB Exhibition on May 16 & 17!

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  • 05/04/2018 8th Graders in Washington D.C.


    School Events, Weekender

    Eighth graders have enjoyed their week visiting all of what Washington, D.C. has to offer! Here is a photo of the students at The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and in front of The White House.

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  • 05/04/2018 The Butterfly Life Cycle


    School Events, Weekender

    This week first graders explored life cycles and observed the life cycle of a butterfly with our very own caterpillars. Our favorite part of the week was finding books about caterpillars and butterflies to read to them.

    Mrs. Mullinax
    1st grade teacher

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  • 04/27/2018 Prayer Wall Blessing


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    ​On Friday morning, Father Park joined staff members, Mr. Nixon and their daughter, Julianne, to bless the prayer wall we have created to honor and remember Mrs. Nixon, former 2nd grade teacher, who passed away unexpectedly this January.

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  • 04/27/2018 Improv Class of 2018


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    One of the most outstanding events at Annunciation is Improv. It’s pretty amazing that we have over 90% of our seventh and eighth graders participate in an AFTER school elective!

    Congratulations to this year's cast and crew of Improv! Their show, "Somewhere", will have its last run tonight. We are so proud of you for all that you put into the show. A very special thank you goes to the esteemed directors of the show, Mrs. Mary Strickland, Mrs. Sandy Nesvig and Ms. Lorissa Letwin!

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  • 04/27/2018 First Holy Communion


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    Congratulations to all of the Annunciation 2nd graders on their First Holy Communion last Sunday...and their 2nd Holy Communion at the all school mass this past Thursday!

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  • 04/27/2018 3rd Grade MN Zoo Field Trip


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    The third grade went to the MN Zoo to inquire about inherited and acquired traits and special adaptations that animals have to survive, reproduce and grow in their environment.


    Danielle Crowley & Anne Marie Urick, 3rd grade teachers

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  • 04/27/2018 Preschool Circus


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    The Annunciation LADC preschool students had their annual Circus last week and for the first time they performed on the school stage!

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  • 04/27/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners - April


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    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for April!

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  • 04/20/2018 “The students are amazing, well spoken, and curious”


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

    Dear Annunciation Parents,

    The community of Annunciation set forth a vision to “Position Annunciation as a Catholic leader, recognized for educating the whole child”.  Over the last few years, the staff have collaborated as teams to take risks, learn new things, expand our experiences, grow and develop our teaching skills – all to help our children become the people God has called them to be – reaching their full “Potentiality”.

    This week, we took a major step in our journey of being a Catholic leader in education with our International Baccalaureate authorization visit. The team spent two days here at school to experience our school and look for evidence of the standards of best practices set to create a strong, student-centered inquiring environment – ultimately to bring out the best in our students! They visited classrooms, walked the halls, met with teachers and staff, talked to students, met with parent groups, student groups, and staff teams.

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  • 04/20/2018 Student Perspective on Becoming an International Baccalaureate School


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    This week an Authorization Team from the International Baccalaureate visited our school to learn about the changes that have occurred since our candidacy as an IB Candidate School.

    The team interviewed a group of 3rd and 5th grade students to hear their perspective.  I was fortunate enough to sit in on the interview. Below are just some of their comments.

    "How has your school changed since becoming an IB school?"

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  • 04/20/2018 Trivia Night Supports Creative Arts Program


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    Thank you to all of the Annunciation Trivia teams. We did a GREAT job raising money for our Creative Arts program. Keep studying your trivia facts to get ready for next year!

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  • 04/20/2018 Staff Appreciation Week


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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: Substitute Teachers


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    Job Description

    We are seeking temporary substitute teachers throughout the course of each school year. These substitute teaching positions are responsible for teaching Grades K-5 core curriculum and Grades 6, 7 & 8 specific core subjects (Math, Science, Social Studies, ELA, Religion, Spanish) – depending on for which grade a substitute is needed. 

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: 5th Grade Teacher


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    Job Description

    We are seeking a qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our school community. The 5th grade teacher will be part of a collaborative team, helping create a positive, engaging environment for learning. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. IB teachers are open-minded, life-long learners who bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success. 

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  • 04/13/2018 English Language Arts/Learning Support Spclst


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    Job Description

    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. 

    We are seeking a qualified, passionate middle school ELA and Learning Supports teacher. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success.

    The ELA/Learning Supports teacher will provide instruction to 6th graders in English Language Arts as part of the ELA teaching team. In addition, this position will work with the administrative team and learning specialist to help oversee and support students with learning needs. We are seeking a teacher with leadership skills, experience with IEP/504 plans, interventions and supports for students with diverse learning styles. Experience with ELL and ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
     

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  • 04/13/2018 We’re Hiring: Middle School Math Teacher


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    Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate middle school math teacher. The math teacher works with the middle school team and math teaching partner to provide strong academic and educational experience to our students.  

    As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, Annunciation is looking for teachers who use inquiry instruction and student-focused activities to engage students in meaningful learning activities that meet the needs of a diverse group of students. We are seeking teachers who are open-minded, life-long learners and bring a global perspective to the learning experience. Collaboration with the team of teachers and specialists is critical to our success.

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  • 04/13/2018 WANTED: Annunciation School Council Members!


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    Attention parents, are you interested in joining the Annunciation School Council?  We are currently seeking new members to join for the 2018-2019 school year!

    Areas of specific need include:

    Technology
    Campus Environment and Facilities
    Marketing/Events/Creative/Graphics
    Finance

    If you are willing to serve and share your talents and expertise by helping to guide and implement key school initiatives, please email Alison Golla (agolla98@gmail.com) or Allison O’Brien (obrienfamily4432@yahoo.com) for more information.

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  • 04/13/2018 Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures


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

    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!

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  • 03/29/2018 The School was Alive with Music


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    Music in Our Schools Month

    The month of March has been filled with music performances, listening to and describing different genres of music, and presentations from guest in our Annunciation Community! It has been a wonderful way to showcase talents throughout our school and bring awareness to music and the opportunities it can provide.

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  • 03/29/2018 Stages Theatre Company at Annunciation School


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    Calling all kids interested in being creative, confident, & even a little bit DRAMATIC— have we got the classes for YOU!

    Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm

    April 10-May 22, 7 classes total 

    Cost: $105/student

    Print the registration form

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  • 03/23/2018 Thank You for Stuffing the Bus!


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    Thank you to the Annunciation community for your wonderful response to the 5th grade Stuff the Bus service project.

    We collected 1,136 pounds of food and supplies for the Incarnation Food Shelf.

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  • 03/23/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners - March


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for March!

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  • 03/23/2018 Facilitating Passionate Curiosity


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    On this past Wednesday at our weekly staff meeting, Nancy Van Erp led teachers through an engagement on techniques for formulating quality questions with our students. 

    Nancy Van Erp is a former K-12 teacher who taught and coached elementary, middle school and high school. She earned a Master of Arts in Learning Technology and has been teaching teachers for the past 12 years. Nancy earned her Ph.D. online and her dissertation focused on critical thinking in the online graduate environment. She is a big fan of student-centered, constructivist and collaborative learning environments for learners of all ages. Nancy actively tweets about education and advocacy at @IfNotUsThnWho.

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  • 03/23/2018 Same, Same, Different


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    What does it meant to be internationally-minded or to have intercultural understanding?

    Our school's exploration of countries from around the world doesn't end with Carnaval! Over the past few weeks students in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades have been using literature to explore these questions. Students explored with texts like, Same, Same, Different and The Name Jar and then were given the opportunity to reflect on their values and the values of other communities. 

    The students are growing in their understanding of cultures from around the world while they realize that even if people look or live differently from them, they actually have a lot in common.

    Anne LaLonde Laux
     
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator
    Math and Literacy Enrichment Teacher & Coordinator

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  • 03/23/2018 Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto


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    Thanks to everyone who joined us to explore STEM projects and tools on Tuesday! Students had a chance to explore STEM through our BeeBots and OzoBots as well as compete in a tower building challenge. A special thanks to all the teachers and middle school students who helped run the event!

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  • 03/23/2018 “Be the Nice Kid”


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    During the week of, March 19, Annunciation had the unique opportunity to host Mr. Bryan Skavnak who has started an organization/initiative called, “Be the Nice Kid.”  

    In addition to being a professional golf instructor, Bryan is an accomplished story-teller who uses stories and activities to help students look at situations from a broad perspective and make positive, kind decisions that fit hand-in-hand with our school essential agreements.  

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  • 03/21/2018 Yearbook Ordering Information


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    Announcing the...Annunciation Catholic School 2017-18 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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  • 03/16/2018 Scholastic Book Fair has Closed


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    It was a bit of a whirlwind for 4 days down in the library! The annual Scholastic Book Fair was another testament to Annunciation's love of reading. Thank you to everyone for supporting the book fair. It was fun to meet those of you who stopped by during the Cookies & Milk storytime or when picking up your kids from school. I hope everyone is enjoying their new books (& pencils, journals and erasers!) on our day off from school. Also, thank you to the volunteers who helped set-up or took a shift at the register - I couldn't have done it without you!

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  • 03/16/2018 Community at the Core


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

    What an amazing week we have had as a community – the Stuff the Bus service project, All School prayer service, Scholastic Book Fair, parent-teacher conferences, and even 'PI day' for our mathematicians.  Our middle school students were great faith leaders as they created our prayer service for PEACE. As always, it was wonderful to see so many parents for conferences. We love being able to share the many moments of learning and growth with you.

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  • 03/09/2018 Prayer Service


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    In recognition of the national movement to keep all students safe in school, while being respectful to the nature of our preschool through 8th grade school community, we are planning a prayer service on Wednesday, March 14th in the school auditorium. Our middle school students will be helping plan and lead the prayer service to bring the student voice to this message.

    Parents are welcome to join us as we come together as a community to pray for those impacted by school violence and for all students to be safe and secure in their schools.

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  • 03/09/2018 2018 Middle School Youth Ultimate League


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    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?

    The Annunciation’s Ultimate Club is open to all girls and boys in 6th, 7th a

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  • 03/02/2018 Celebrating Mother Languages


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    On February 21st, Annunciation  recognized International Mother Tongue/Home Language Day by honoring the home languages of our students.

    Definition of mother tongue. 1 : one's native language. 2 :the language that a person has grown up speaking from early childhood.

    International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.  

    At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.

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  • 03/01/2018 Our Lenten Journey: Stations of the Cross


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    8th grade students led our Stations of the Cross as part of our Lenten journey. In Lent, we pray the Stations of the Cross as a way to remember the passion and death of Christ. The Stations of the Cross remind us how much God loves us. 

    As a school, we gather to remember Jesus’ journey with our students sharing their prayers and reflections.

    “God proves his love for us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8

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  • 02/27/2018 Improv Class Update


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    Dates of Improv rehearsals in March:

    Thursday, March 1 (until 3:45)
    Monday, March 12
    Monday, March 19
    Thursday,  March 22
    Friday, March 23
    Monday, March 26
    Thursday, March 29

    After break we will have a different schedule that hasn't been determined yet. We will send an email out and also post when there will be rehearsals and who should attend.


    Thank you,

    Sandy Nesvig and Mary Strickland

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  • 02/23/2018 Music In Our Schools Month


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    Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) occurs in March, and it is a time to celebrate music education! Throughout the world, schools are celebrating the importance of music education and how music plays a role in academic learning. The purpose of celebrating this important month is to bring attention to the fact that children should have access to music in our schools. MIOSM provides music teachers and students an opportunity to display the benefits of music education through activities.

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  • 02/23/2018 Orchestral Learning with a Special Guest in Grade 2


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    The second grade students have been learning about the instruments that make up the orchestra. They have learned about each instrument family, characteristics of each instrument, and recognizing themes and variations. We have just finished learning about the string family and to wrap up this section of the orchestra, Mr. Cron came and visited our second graders!

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  • 02/23/2018 Middle School IB Award Winners - February


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    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for February!

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  • 02/23/2018 Weekly Collaboration & Reflection


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    Strategic Plan Goal:  Maximize student learning through continuous implementation of innovative and evolving curriculum, instruction, assessment and grading.

    You may have noticed that our teachers have been actively realigning Annunciation's curriculum and instruction.  What you may not have noticed is our process for making this happen. Every Wednesday, I have the honor of collaborating with different teams of grade-level and single-subject teachers.  We use this time to create, plan, and reflect on teaching and learning at Annunciation. The process includes identifying and prioritizing the skills, understandings, and knowledge we believe students need to know (using the MN State Standards and IB themes) and creating engagements and opportunities for learning these things.  After each unit of inquiry (every 6 weeks), we reflect on student growth and learning.  In addition, we share evidence of action and inquiry that happened as a result of our learning. 

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  • 02/16/2018 Always Learning


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

    Annunciation teachers and staff had a full day of learning today. While students were out of school, staff spent our workshop day learning new things to help us be better teachers for our students. We continue to learn and grow just as our children do.

    We began our day with a presentation from PACER on Bullying Prevention. The presentation provided definitions of bullying, statistics, resources for school and home. The goal of the presentation was to help us better identify bullying and to be equipped with tools and resources to address issues when we see them. More importantly, we ended the session with planning time to create next steps and ways to make our school safe and welcoming for all.

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  • 02/16/2018 Winter Conferences Sign-Up


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    Dear Parents,

    We will hold parent-teacher conferences on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH (4-8 PM) and THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH (2 PM – 8 PM).   There is early dismissal on Thursday, March 15 at 1pm and no school on Friday, March 16 because of conferences.

    NOTE: Because we believe the conference time is important, we are offering two evening sessions for conferences to help accommodate parents’ schedules. Please make every effort to attend a conference with your child’s teacher during these two days. We value this time to check in and continue to develop our partnership to help each child succeed. Your participation is appreciated.

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  • 02/16/2018 Becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School


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    Constructivism is an educational theory that students learn when they construct or make meaning. In a constructivist based classroom, the teacher and students pose problems and/or questions and students investigate and explore different ideas to find answers. Students build on previous knowledge, ideas, and experiences to grow their understanding.

    In traditional classrooms, teachers present material one subject at a time and then test students on that material (think: sage on the stage). In an IB Primary Years Program (PYP) classroom, students are at the center stage as teachers coach them to discover (think: guide on the side). For some schools, the race to prepare for high-stakes assessments/testing, has resulted in a loss of instructional practices that foster meaningful learning. At Annunciation, we have intentionally sought to minimize standardized testing to find a balance that allows us to get an adequate amount of information (to identify each student’s needs and monitor their growth), with gradually increasing our use of inquiry and transdisciplinary learning in classrooms.  

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  • 02/09/2018 What to Expect at Carnaval


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    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.

    As we grow and develop into an International Baccalaureate World School, 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:

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  • 02/09/2018 Flu Season


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    Dear Parents,

    Flu season is upon us and we have had multiple reports of confirmed flu illness throughout our school.  Please see the attached flu fact sheet, plus a guide about when your child is well enough to go to school for flu and other general illnesses.  Our Minneapolis School Nurse said it is not too late to get a flu shot – it takes about 2 weeks to become effective. 

    If your child is sick or absent for any reason, you must contact the school office to report the absence.  Please call 612-823-4394 x504 or email jrenstrom@annunciationmsp.org.  You can also contact your child’s teacher, but it is imperative that you let the office know of any absence as we track all illnesses and absences for state reporting purposes. 

    We hope to keep all of our students and staff healthy at Annunciation!

    Thank you.

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  • 02/02/2018 Annunciation Geo Bee News


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    Sixth-Grader, William R, is our 2017-18 Annunciation Geo Bee Champion.  After just 4 rounds, William and 7th grader, Evan S battled it out in a three question Championship Round.

    This week, William will take a qualifying exam to determine whether he advances to the Minnesota GeoBee.

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  • 02/02/2018 Units of Inquiry – January / February 2018


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    As we swing into the second half of the school year, our elementary classes are entering their fourth units of inquiry. 

    As with all units, we invite parents or community members with a passion or expertise in any of these areas to share their knowledge and/or experience with our students.   We are always on the look-out for hands-on experiences, field trips, or guest speakers that are connected to our inquiries.  Please let us know if you have any ideas or if you, or someone you know, might be willing to help us grow as learners and inquirers.

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  • 02/02/2018 Level 8 American Mathematical Competition (AMC)


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    Congratulations to the nearly 30 middle school students who participated in the Level 8 American Mathematical Competition (AMC).

    The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and casual environment.

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  • 02/02/2018 Science Fair 2018


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    Congratulations to Science Fair Participants!

    On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7th & 8th graders participated in our annual Annunciation School Science Fair.  Each student was judged by 2 judges from our community. Sixteen students were recommended to move on to the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. Thanks to all of the participants and their families for working so hard throughout the science fair process.

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  • 02/02/2018 Middle School Honor Roll


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    Congratulations to these Annunciation Middle School students who made the Honor Roll for 1st semester 2017-18!

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  • 01/26/2018 Catholic Schools Week Service Project


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    As part of Catholic Schools Week this year, we will be including a service component!  All classrooms will be collecting essential hygiene & activity items for University of MN Medical Center, HCMC and Sharing & Caring Hands.  Each grade has been assigned an item to bring – please see the list below.  Please have items delivered to your student’s classroom by Monday, January 29.  Students will be working in their buddy groups to assemble packages during Catholic Schools Week.

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  • 01/26/2018 Annunciation Geo Bee Finalists 2018


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    We are proud to announce our Annunciation Geo Bee Finalists:
     
    4th grade –  Dylan F and Lena P
    5th grade –  William D and Maggie M
    6th grade -   William R and Felix S
    7th grade -   Evan S and Jude G
    8th grade -   Declan B and Zach B

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  • 01/19/2018 Preschool Registration Open


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    Annunciation's Discovery Center Preschool Registration is Open!  If you are interested in enrolling your preschooler for the 2018-2019 school year please go to http://ladcfamilies.org and click on the registration tab.  You can also sign up for a tour on the website if you are interested in seeing the classrooms and meeting the teachers.  Please register soon to get your desired schedule as our classrooms fill up quickly!  If you have any questions, please contact Site Director, Shannon Buncher, at smarie3383@gmail.com.

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  • 01/12/2018 Music Lesson Update


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    Thank you for your patience and understanding with the Annunciation Staff during this interim time as we figure out the details of ensuring all students are able to receive lessons and families are given resources to pursue lessons if we are unable to provide for them.

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  • 12/22/2017 Middle School Award Winners - December


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    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for December

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  • 12/22/2017 Middle School Student Ambassadors


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    Introducing the Annunciation Catholic School Student Ambassadors

    We are proud to share with you the ambassadors for the 2017-18 school year. The Annunciation Ambassador program seeks to celebrate students who are a positive force in their school and community lives.  These students live the Annunciation School Mission and Philosophy to its fullest and represent the best Annunciation has to offer.  We honor our social, academic, and spiritual development.  The Annunciation Middle School Ambassadors commit to making a strong positive impact on these and other facets of our community life.

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  • 12/22/2017 What the World Needs Now


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    Christmas 2017

    Our Christmas program touched the hearts of those who joined us for the performances this past week. Under the new direction of Miss Lorissa Letwin, the students shared their talents and brought forth the Christmas spirit as we heard the story of the birth of Jesus. With over 25 years of beloved Christmas performances, we realize what a gift this is to our school – students, staff, families and community! It was wonderful to see this tradition continue, with new additions, to help us welcome Jesus at Christmas time. This truly is a celebration of God’s gifts to us and of the Christmas season to come.

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  • 12/15/2017 Christmas Program 2017


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

    This year’s Christmas program, “What the World Needs Now” is here!

    We are so blessed at Annunciation School to have a renowned and treasured Creative Arts program that develops confidence and skills, along with a pride for each student. Alumni and friends remember participating in the Christmas program with share stories years later. It is truly a special event.

    Performances will begin on Wednesday, December 20 at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday, December 21 at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Because this is such a popular event, we have many guests attending. As a reminder, with the large crowds for each performance, we ask you to note the following:

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  • 12/15/2017 Teachers are Always Learning


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    Today several of our elementary teachers took on the role of student.  Their inquiries centered around when students interact with books before they can read conventionally.  

    Our teachers learned how to create classroom conditions and provide literacy opportunities that are inviting, child-centered, and considerate of all young children, no matter who they are as readers or what they can do with books.

    The also explored how young children's interactions with any book count as real reading, whether or not they can read the words. When we view children as readers and nurture what they're doing before they can read conventionally, we're helping them develop healthy reading habits and identities as well as a disposition toward meaning making and joyful engagement with all books.

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  • 12/15/2017 Troop 103 Christmas Gift


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    As the advisor for the Annunciation Student Council, I want to thank Troop 103 for the generous donation of a Christmas tree. The tree sits in the south foyer. This week all the students gathered together with their buddies to make ornaments for the school tree.

    The Student Council members came up with this idea. All the teachers love it and all the kids are excited to decorate with DIY ornaments.

    Thank you for making this fun, community- building activity possible.

    Emily Guilliatt
    Middle School Language Arts Teacher

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