September MS Update

Sep 30th, 2015

Dear Parents,
I hope you are all enjoying the great weather we are having. It has been a great first month. We had our first Middle School Assembly and bagel day. I had the chance to meet a lot of you at Parent Information Night either in the class or while I was ringing the bell. Lastly, we begun the Student Council Election process. 

NWEA Testing Dates
Fall Testing will begin the week of October 5th.  Middle School students will be testing in the math and literature classes on October 5th - 6th and October 12th - 13th. Please try and have your child in attendance on those days. The teachers will be reviewing test-taking strategies with them in the upcoming days.  Open: successful test-taking tips.

If you are a parent of a 504 students with test accommodations, please email me requesting a separate testing room. If I don’t hear from you, it will be assumed your child will test with their class.

Fall Sports Picture Day
On Thursday morning, students will be taking their fall sports pictures. This will be for all students who are participating in Annunciation fall sports. Mr. Glenn passed out order forms this week in PE class and your child will also receive an order card with information that you can use get your prints online.

Please have your child bring their full fall uniform with them to school on Thursday. If they want to come to school dressed in their uniform that is fine, but will need to bring their school uniform to change into after pictures are complete.

If you are a coach and are interested in taking a picture with your team, here it is:
8:15            6th Boys Soccer/        7th Volleyball
8:30            8th Boys Soccer/        6/7/8 Girls Soccer
8:45            8th Volleyball/         7th Boys Soccer
9:00            Cross Country/          4th/5th Girls Soccer
9:15            4th Volleyball/         5th Volleyball
9:30            5th Boys Soccer/        6th Volleyball

Study Hall
Below is the list of times that Middle School Teachers have study hall. Teachers are offering this in lieu of Tuesday Middle School study hall that have been offered in the past.

 

Ambassadors
Applications for Annunciation Student Ambassadors will be available next week. If you child wishes to be an ambassador for Annunciation, I encourage them to pick up an application.

Early Dismissal
On October 7, students will have an early dismissal at 1:00 for staff development. Please be sure to note the time when picking up your child on that day. Extended Day is available. 

Middle School Student Handbook
Students were given this on Friday to take home. This handbook contains specific information about Middle School and was updated just this year.

Middle School Parent Information Night
If you have questions about to whom you should address specific concerns, please see the MS Contact Guide. If you need specific documents from the teachers (syllabus, handouts), please email them directly to receive this.

Upcoming Events
October 1-    Blessing of the Animals
October 5-    MAP Testing begins
October 7-    1:00 Dismissal for students (Staff Development meeting)
October 8-    All school mass
October 13-    Picture day
October 13-    School Advisory Council Meeting 6:30
October 15/16-    MEA Break – No school
October 19-    Catholic High Schools Visit Annunciation

Feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Anthony Degel
Assistant Principal
adegel@annunciationmsp.org