Excitement at Preview Night!

Nov 13th, 2015

Last night we hosted Preview Night for new and prospective families to learn about our school. It was the biggest crowd we have had in years!! The word is spreading about the exciting things happening at Annunciation – our community, our programs, and our strategic vision for the future. Most families were new to Annunciation and are hearing about the great tradition and community in our school – and now with the addition of the IB program – are seeing we have something unique that no other school has to offer. It was fun to see such enthusiasm and feel the energy among students, staff, parents and friends.

A special thanks to the School Advisory Council, APO, other parents volunteers, Lester Bagley, our parent speaker, Rosa Gerdts, our student council president speaker, the 2nd grade performers, Mrs. Strickland, Mrs. Sable, Mrs. Heer, teacher aides, Father Park, and school and parish staff who made the evening spectacular and special for our visitors. It is an exciting time to be a part of Annunciation!!

Special Tuition Announcement

At Preview Night, Father Park announced a special tuition rate for incoming kindergarten families. We believe so much in our school and want new families to come and experience all we have to offer. For next school year, tuition for incoming kindergarten students will be a flat rate of $3700. This rate is guaranteed for any family that registers by January 31. Look for more information on the kindergarten promotion soon and help us spread the word!

IB on the move at Annunciation

The International Baccalaureate is coming alive at Annunciation School.  We are busy adding the core elements of IB to our school – Essential agreements: All staff and students agreeing to common actions, practices throughout the school to strengthen our school culture. Program of Inquiry: teachers are working together during planning sessions to develop units of inquiry that incorporate our learning standards.  Learner Profile Attributes: Each week, we highlight one of the attributes that we all focus on to develop strong character. We encourage families to talk about the attributes at home, too.

This week’s attribute is:

Knowledgeable - We explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, we acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

Previous attributes are:

ThinkersWe exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.

CommunicatorsWe understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. We work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Risk-takersWe approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. We are brave and articulate in defending our beliefs.

Gym Project – Fund a Need Update

To follow up on our gym project – with the assistance of the facility committee, a recommendation was made to move ahead with landscaping and construction work on the east side of the school to help eliminate the water leakage to the gym. The recommendation was accepted by Father Park and work will begin next Monday. Thanks to the committee for their hard work and diligence in helping solve this problem. Next steps will be to schedule the updates for the gym. More details to come.