News & Events

  • 12/06/2017 Pancakes With Saint Nicholas


    Church News, Weekender

    Join us for a fun family event at Annunciation Church on Sunday, December 17th.

    Saint Nicholas will make a special appearance after 9:30am mass! Come have pancakes to benefit Annunciation Youth Ministry and visit with our favorite holiday saint.

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  • 12/13/2017 2nd and 3rd grade Basketball Registration


    School Events, Weekender

    The basketball season starts the first week after Christmas break for 2nd & 3rd graders. Games will be on Saturday mornings and afternoons.  If your child is interested in playing, please fill out the registration form and return payment to school.

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  • 12/11/2017 Early Catholic Family Life


    Church News

    Early Catholic Family Life/ECFL is an opportunity for families who have small children 5 years old and younger, to get to know each other and explore ways to have their Catholic Faith come alive in the midst of their busy family lives. The two hours for our families to come together begin with individual family time and activities for families to do together. During the 2nd hour the children have their own experience of supervised play and interaction while the parents gather for prayer, conversation and sharing around a particular Faith topic relevant to their family lives. Download the program flyer.

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  • 12/09/2017 Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness at the time of the Super Bowl


    Church News

    We live in times of increased awareness that freedom has not yet come to all of our brothers and sisters.  Slavery continues today in the form of human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a public health, public safety, and human rights violation that occurs in communities throughout Minnesota and around the world. 

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  • 12/09/2017 St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive


    Church News

    St Vincent de Paul stores serve a valuable role in the community by providing affordable clothing. However, the quality and variety of clothing isn’t always a good match for St Vincent de Paul’s client base. Anthony Palmer, an Annunciation alumni, is working on a project to change the donation experience by setting up sites in several local churches, including Annunciation. 

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  • 12/08/2017 Be Kind


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Part of the IB program is to develop essential agreements throughout the school. Instead of just creating lists of rules, we work with students to get their input on what we can do together to make our school the best place to learn and grow. We have essential agreements for classrooms, hallways, auditorium, drinking fountains, recess, middle school and more, that we have created together.

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  • 12/08/2017 A St. Peter Claver Thank You


    School Events, Weekender

    With the arrival of our new Promethean boards this year, Annunciation was able to pass along the working Smartboards to St. Peter Claver Catholic School. We received this thank you note and felt it should be passed on to you!

    “A picture says a thousand words, doesn’t it? Thank you again for the Smartboards. They are in use every day.”

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  • 12/08/2017 4th Graders Taking Action


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Two fourth grade students were very motivated by their first IB unit of inquiry, Who We Are. As part of this government-focused unit, students chose an issue they were passionate about and wrote letters to leaders who could help.

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  • 12/08/2017 Annunciation’s READing without Walls Challenge


    School Events, Weekender

    The Reading Without Walls Challenge promotes diversity and opens readers' eyes to new ideas and experiences.  Reading without walls is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others - and to learn new and exciting things!

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  • 12/08/2017 Order Online for Barnes & Noble Bookfair


    School Events, Weekender

    What a GREAT night at Barnes & Noble Galleria for the Bookfair! Thank you for braving the 1st bad weather day to support Annunciation and all these enthusiastic readers. 

    If you missed the Bookfair, you can join the fundraiser by purchasing books online and using this code at checkout: bookfair ID #12213203.

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  • 12/08/2017 DVD Order Form for the 2017 Christmas Program


    School Events, Weekender

    If you wish to obtain a DVD of the program, simply complete the form below and attach a check for $20.00 for each DVD ordered. Please note that the recording does include the Kindergarten Class appearing in the morning performance.

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  • 12/08/2017 Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale


    Church News

    Join us for the Christmas Boutique and All Parish Bake Sale: A time for family and friends! 
    Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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  • 12/02/2017 Going Deeper into Advent


    Church News, Weekender

    Check out these Advent resources for your spiritual life:

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  • 12/01/2017 Holy Rosary Gift Collection


    School Events, Weekender

    We will be collecting new unwrapped gifts (any age) for the good people of Holy Rosary again this year.  Holy Rosary will come on Tuesday, December 12th to pick up the toys. For details, please see the teacher your child's homeroom teacher sent today.

    Thank You!
    Annunciation 3rd Grade

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  • 12/01/2017 No School for Christmas Break


    School Events, Weekender

    ANNUNCIATION EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS OPEN

    School will be closed December 25th through January 5th for Christmas Break.  The Extended Day program will be open on the following days for our families from 7:00a.m – 6:00p.m.

    Wednesday 12/27, Thursday 12/28, Friday 12/29, Wednesday 1/3, Thursday 1/4, and    Friday 1/5.

    We will provide a snack at 9:15a.m and at 2:30p.m.  The snack at 4:30p.m is brought from home. Please dress the children appropriately.  We go outside in the morning as well as the afternoon. Please note that Extended Day will be closed December 25, 26, January 1, and 2.

    REGISTRATION IS DUE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22nd  BY 6:00 P.M.

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  • 12/01/2017 Middle School IB Award Winners - November


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for November!

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  • 12/01/2017 Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge


    School Events, Weekender

    The Annunciation library proudly presents the Maud Hart Lovelace Challenge for 2017-2018!

    Readers in grades 3-8th are invited to read the Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominated books, contribute their thoughts on the titles selected and join a reader’s celebration in April.  All students have access to the nominated titles here in the Annunciation library.

    Every year the members of the Minnesota Youth Reading Association choose books of different reading levels and genres.  Schools are invited to be a part of the reading challenge and the students vote for their favorite. The winners in both divisions are announced every year on Maud Hart Lovelace’s birthday, April 25th at the Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul. The last few years there have been over 20,000 students voting!

    This is optional. Students are not required to be a part of the reading challenge. It is another great way to encourage reading for pleasure and a chance to introduce them to a genre they may not typically read.

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  • 12/01/2017 Continuing Along the IB Pathway


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    It is an exciting time at Annunciation Catholic School. We are in the 3rd year as a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Students and teachers continue to grow in our experience of inquiry education and how to make learning meaningful and real.

    We have applied for authorization and hope to have a visit this spring. As we get closer to the visit, we will keep you up to date and continue to share why this type of education is so important for our students and why we are working so hard to bring this to life at Annunciation. Hopefully, you see changes and connections in your children through our work, too. Feel free to share any insights or stories from home. We love to hear how this impacts students.

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  • 11/25/2017 Coffee & Donuts


    Church News

    The first Sunday of the month October 2017-May 2018 Annunciation Parish offers Coffee & donut in the community room after the 9:30am Mass for community building and fellowship.

    (10/1, 11/5, 12/10, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 5/6)

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  • 11/25/2017 End Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl


    Church News

    “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me….”  Mt 25:35

    As Faith communities we should not underestimate the role we can play in primary prevention and support mobilization to end human trafficking.  In recognition of the increase in human trafficking that has taken place in other cities that have hosted the Super Bowl in recent years, some Twin Cities churches of various denominations, as well as many Religious Sisters, are joining together to prepare for the possibility of traffickers taking advantage of this major event here in February 2018. 

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  • 11/20/2017 Author Visit in 4th Grade


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation parent & author, Karlyn Coleman was a guest of Mrs. Kuykendall's 4th grade today as they began "How We Express Ourselves" focusing on the central idea that "Authors use language to express and provoke ideas."

    She led the class through the process of book making and gave the students time/background music to begin sketching/writing.

    Karlyn's new book, "Where Are All the Minnesotans?" is available now! And she will be making a special guest appearance at the Barnes & Noble Bookfair on Tuesday, December 5th.


     

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  • 11/18/2017 Faith Formation Sunday


    Church News

    Today we would like to honor and recognize our 21 families and the 30 children from Annunciation parish who participate in our shared Faith Formation program which takes place at Our Lady of Peace on Wednesday evenings throughout the school year. Our children attend classes from pre-school through grade 8, and 4 of our parishioners serve as catechists and catechist assistants each week, while a number of parents volunteer for occasional roles such as hall monitors and classroom substitutes. With this being the weekend of our first annual Faith Formation Sunday, our Faith Formation families have been invited to assume the various liturgical roles at the 9:30 Mass.

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  • 11/17/2017 Food Collection Prayer Service


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation student body and teachers gathered to pray and bless the food collected to share and send to those in need in the Holy Rosary community. 

    Thank you for your generous donations for Holy Rosary at our Thanksgiving prayer service today.  We filled 2 pick-up trucks with abundant baskets of food, provided many gift cards to Cub Foods and collected many monetary donations as well. 

    Thank you for your kindness!

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  • 11/17/2017 Assessment Policy


    School Events, Weekender

    All International Baccalaureate (IB) schools are required to have a written, published, assessment policy. This assessment policy should reflect the school's philosophy and position on assessment.

    Our policy at Annunciation is the result of a collaborative process between all staff members. It addresses:

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  • 11/17/2017 Parish Year End Fiscal Report


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  • 11/17/2017 Boy Scout Tree Lot Sale


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Buy a Tree, Help a Scout: The Annunciation Boy Scout Troop 103 Tree Lot is open (Friday, November 24 through Sunday, December 17) on the east side of the church.

    Tree Lot Hours:
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday—6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday—10:00am to 8:00pm
    Monday & Tuesday CLOSED

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  • 11/17/2017 Snow Dogs Ski & Snowboard Club


    School Events, Weekender

    Snow Dogs is an after school ski & snowboard club for students (3rd grade & over), parents and/or guardians. The club provides an excellent opportunity for your kids to skiing and/or snowboarding, get some exercise & hang-out with friends! Club Chaperones are both in the chalet and out on the hill skiing but do not ski 1:1 with the club members. Chaperones receive a complementary lift ticket!

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  • 11/11/2017 Pancake Breakfast


    Church News, Weekender

    When: Sunday, November 19, 9:30am-1:00pm

    Who: Everyone is welcome. No reservations required.

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  • 11/10/2017 APO Fall 2017 Newsletter


    School Events, Weekender

    What has APO been up to this Fall?

    We provided Fall teacher grants with the dues that were paid at Back to School Night.  We were able to distribute over $6000 to our wonderful teachers.

    Our Box Tops for Education Program has earned us almost $500 already this year.  Please keep sending them into the office!

    We have provided Hospitality for the First Friends Mixer, Parent Information Night and Breakfast with the Principal events.

    Our Wintergreen’s Sale is just concluding and all proceeds go to support APO events. THANK YOU!!

    The School Toolbox Kits/supplies raised $1200 & also due to partnership with Feed My Starving Children provided meals to over 340 kids for a year!

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  • 11/10/2017 Join the Peace & Justice Group


    Church News, Weekender

    The Peace and Justice group for Annunciation & Our Lady of Peace parishes seeks to bring the Gospel message of peace and justice to our community. We work on issues that build the common good, with opportunities for all. 

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  • 11/10/2017 Say Thanks with Scrip


    School Events, Weekender

    Scrip is even easier than ever before! When you go to buy Thanksgiving host gifts, consider using gift cards purchased via the Scrip program. Check out Scrip at Annunciation for all you need to know about how simply shopping with Scrip can help Annunciation School.

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  • 11/04/2017 End Human Trafficking at the Super Bowl - How?


    Church News

    Pope Francis Calls Human Trafficking a Crime. How Can We Help?

    Pope Francis has called human trafficking a ‘crime against humanity.’ Faith communities can be a fundamental source of stability for trafficked persons by providing acceptance and a non-judgmental atmosphere. As Catholics, we are called to shine a light on this heinous abuse that disrespects the lives and dignity of our brothers and sisters around the world. 

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  • 11/03/2017 IB in Action


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    At Annunciation, we believe that education must extend beyond the classroom and include action. We encourage and expect the students and staff to take action as a result of their learning. Our action should extend learning and include reflection. Action can include explaining/discussing/informing others, giving, changing our behavior, changing our mind/attitude, having awareness/empathy, and/or showing respect/responsibility.  

    Our goal to always choose to act in ways that will make a positive difference in and to our world. Here are just a few examples (from the just past week!) of action as a result of learning at Annunciation.

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  • 10/27/2017 The Red Notes Come to Visit


    School Events, Weekender

    The Benilde Saint Margaret choir, The Red Notes, came and visited the third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Annunciation today.

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  • 10/27/2017 CSCOE Summit & Upcoming Conferences


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Dear Parents,

    Next week, we will be at the mid-point of the first semester of the school year. A lot has happened over this first semester. We are proud of the curiosity, inquiry, efforts and achievements of our students and staff! At this mid-point, it is a great time to connect, informing you of the accomplishments of your children to date. By meeting at mid-semester, we can provide a good snapshot of your child’s progress and provide some guidance as we enter the last half of the semester, prior to the final report cards.

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  • 10/27/2017 El Día de los Muertos


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    ​At Annunciation we are committed to building our awareness of global costumes and traditions and engaging in global issues and diverse perspectives. 

    Our students are currently learning about the Latin American holiday, "El Día de los Muertos". K-8 students collaborated in creating a school altar in the foyer to honor family members, friends or pets who have passed away.

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  • 10/27/2017 Middle School IB Award Winners - October


    International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winners for October!

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  • 10/27/2017 Battle of the Books 2017


    School Events, Enrichment, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to Annunciation’s Battle of the Books participants!

    WOW – our Annunciation students never cease to amaze us!

    At Annunciaiton we value the importance and joy of reading and we understand that language is one of the ways we communicate thoughts, feelings, perspectives and beliefs.  As a learning community, we are committed to providing opportunities that promote reading.

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  • 10/26/2017 Halloween Parade K-5


    School Events, Weekender

    Students can bring Halloween costumes to school for the parade on Tuesday, October 31st. The parade will begin in the auditorium and will be followed by classroom parties at 2pm.  

    If you are planning to take your kids trick or treating, please take a look at these safety tips from Kid Smartz.

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  • 10/23/2017 Know Someone Who Wants to Check Out the Catholic Church?


    Church News

    For someone who is not Catholic but may be interested, now is a great time to begin to investigate. In the Catholic Church we really enjoy having the opportunity to welcome people who want to look into what being Catholic might mean in their lives. In fact, you may know someone who’s simply waiting for you to suggest this possibility. We have a process called The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/RCIA that is designed to welcome those who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith and to support them as they discern if God may be calling them to Catholicism. RCIA is designed for:

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  • 10/17/2017 Unity Day


    School Events, Weekender

    UNITY DAY: Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. 

    Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

    Individuals across the nation, and even world-wide, and at ANNUNCIATION can participate in Unity Day.  Annunciation staff and students are encouraged to wear orange t-shirts or orange accessories (no hats, please) with their uniforms on the 25th.

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  • 10/16/2017 Early Dismissal & No School


    Weekender

    School will have an early dismissal on November 2nd and no school on November 3rd.  The Extended Day program will be open on the 2nd and 3rd for our families.

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  • 10/07/2017 A Prayer for Our Country


    Church News

    We know, Lord, that you yourself were a migrant.

    You experienced the trials of the refugee, having

    fled as a child with your parents, Joseph and Mary,

    to Egypt. 

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  • 10/07/2017 Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant: What Our Church Teaches


    Church News

    In our times it is good to turn to the teachings of our Catholic Faith as we consider the plight of the many immigrants and refugees, exacerbated by wars, violence, and natural disasters throughout our world. How are we to respond? What is our Gospel calling? In order to help us appreciate what our Catholic Church has to say about those forced by desperate circumstances to leave their homelands, the USCCB/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently published a pamphlet entitled Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant. Copies are available in the church narthex (54th street entrance) as well as the south foyer (parking lot entrance). Please take one!

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  • 10/06/2017 Principal’s Breakfast: NWEA MAP testing & Positive Climate/Culture


    Principal Cassidy's News & Notes, Weekender

    Dear Parents,

    This morning, we had our first Principal Breakfast of the year. I truly look forward to these opportunities to share all that we are doing at Annunciation to make this the very best place for your children to learn and grow – reaching their “potentiality.” I also appreciate hearing from parents. Many shared some of the great beginning of the year experiences and the excitement their children have in learning each day. Thanks for attending and sharing with us!

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  • 10/06/2017 Special IB Guests at Annunciation


    School Events, International Baccalaureate

    Annunciation was proud to host a conversation focused on literacy instruction within the Primary Years Program (PYP).  Our special guests included PYP Coordinator Stacy K,  Minnesota IB Vice President, Kirstin M and the Director of MN IB, Jon Peterson.

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  • 10/05/2017 U.S. Academic Triathlon (Middle School)


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    Is your middle-schooler an “outside-the-box” thinker?  Does your child love trivia and thinking on their feet?  Do you have a budding actor on your hands?  U.S. Academic Triathlon may be the perfect opportunity to channel those qualities.  U.S.A.T. is an after school, volunteer run, adventure.  

    U.S. Academic Triathlon is a creative thinking team competition that teaches and rewards creative and divergent thought processes, cooperative brainstorming, general intellect, leadership and a "flare" for the dramatics. Five-person teams compete in three distinct events at a USAT meet and are rewarded for their team-work, good sportmanship and positive risk-taking decisions. Those events are:

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  • 10/05/2017 Children’s Liturgy of the Word


    Church News, Weekender

    What is Children’s Liturgy of the Word? Where do the children go and what do they do?

    The Church recognizes that when children of a certain age are at Mass during the Liturgy of the Word, the Scripture Readings and Gospel, as we hear them proclaimed as adults, may be above and beyond their comprehension. Thus the Church allows for the children to assemble in a nearby room where they will experience the Liturgy of the Word in a manner closer to their understanding. Thus they gather in another room where two Faith Leaders proclaim the Scriptures for that particular Sunday from a simpler, Church approved translation. Just as we who are gathered in the main body of the Church listen to a homily that helps us take the Scriptures, particularly the Gospel, into our hearts to transform our lives, these two Faith Leaders help our children take in God’s Word in a way that can transform their young lives through the power of the presence of Jesus.

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  • 10/05/2017 Early Catholic Family Life


    Church News, Weekender

    Early Catholic Family Life Begins October 15th!

    We are happy to offer this family fun/family faith opportunity for our families who have children between the ages of zero and five years of age. 2017-18 is Annunciation’s 3rd season of offering ECFL/Early Catholic Family Life and we’ve made some changes that we hope families with young children will appreciate. Here’s what’s new:

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  • 10/05/2017 Minneapolis Girls in Aviation Day


    School Events

    Annunciation Girl Scout Troop 15982 attended "Minneapolis Girls in Aviation Day" at Flying Cloud Airport.

    Sixth grade troop members connected with several women with careers in the aviation and aerospace industry. They explored the world of aviation, sat in various airplanes and heard what it is like to be a professional pilot.

    Pictured at right are Ingrid K., Mary H., Charlotte M., Lia D., Lily C., and Harper S.

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  • 10/05/2017 American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    On Tuesday, November 14, Annunciation will offer the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) 8 Test. The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of contests and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. 

    The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40-minute, multiple choice exam. The contest/exam is designed to promote the development and enhancement of mathematical problem-solving skills.  

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  • 10/05/2017 No School (MEA)


    Weekender

    ANNUNCIATION EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM IS OPEN

    School will be closed on October 18-20th for MEA.  The Extended Day program will be open for our families from 7:00a.m.-6:00p.m.

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  • 09/29/2017 One More Step on the IB Journey


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

    Dear Parents,

    This past week, I attend the Minnesota Independent Schools Forum Leadership (MISF) Conference. The annual conference offers informative and applicable sessions, but also is a chance to learn from fellow school leaders. Each year, I am inspired and come away with great new learnings, connections to the wisdom of a fantastic group of school leaders, and most importantly, affirmation that we are doing the right things at Annunciation.

    One session, presented by a Catholic high school administrator, shared findings from a Harvard study on skills our students need for the future.  He quoted Tony Wagner, a Senior Research Fellow from Harvard, “We are focused on our students passing the test at the expense of failing our kids at life”. Wagner identifies the seven skills students desperately need for their future:

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  • 09/29/2017 Blessing of the Animals


    School Events, Weekender

    You are invited to join us for:
    “Blessing of the Animals”
    Celebrating St. Francis’ Feast Day
    Tuesday, October 3rd at 2:15 p.m.

    Blessing will be outside on the playground.
    Parents may bring animals to and from school.
    All students will return to school for dismissal after the blessing.

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  • 09/29/2017 Join the Robotics Team Today


    School Events, Weekender

    Join the ROBOTICS Team Today!! For 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Students.

    The Annunciation Robotics team, GearHeadz, will begin it’s third year. Our team is part of the international robotics program called FIRST Tech Challenge. FTC Teams are for students in 7th through 12th grades. Each team includes 3 to 15 students and two adult coaches. The participants and coaches do not need to have prior engineering or computer science experience to participate.

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  • 09/29/2017 IB Exhibition in 5th Grade


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    This morning our 5th-graders and their parents gathered to learn about an exciting new addition to Annunciation School - EXHIBITION.

    Exhibition involves the grade 5 teachers and students, the IB/PYP Coordinator, the Library/Media Specialists, the Principal, parents, students´ former teachers, and the entire Annunciation community. During Exhibition, students are expected to inquire into a real-life issue, and to take “action” on this issue. Action can be in the form of creating awareness, making a positive difference or affecting change. The central idea for the Exhibition unit is: A person's passions, interests, and responsibilities can lead to action. 

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  • 09/29/2017 Battle of the Books 2017


    School Events, Enrichment, Weekender

    We are about to have a battle royale...

    The 6th Annual Battle of the Books will take place at Annunciation on Tuesday, October 17th.  We have over 100 students registered and ready to battle.

    What is the Battle of the Books?

    The ‘Battle’ is a collaborative reading competition for students in 3rd- 8th grade. It is designed to enhance reading comprehension, provide opportunities for collaboration and encourage students to read quality literature. 

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  • 09/29/2017 Middle School IB Award Winners


    School Events, International Baccalaureate, Weekender

    Congratulations to these Middle School IB award winner for September!

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  • 09/29/2017 Lip Sync Battles


    School Events, Weekender

    The seventh grade students performed their rendition of Lip Sync Battles this past Wednesday for their Creative Arts class. All grade levels were invited to participate as audience members and witness the spectacular performances which included memorizing lyrics, lip syncing, dancing, costumes, and props! 

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  • 09/29/2017 Preschool/Kindergarten Annual Bike Event


    School Events, Weekender

    We had a great night with pizza, games, face painting, the jumpy slide and ending with our bike race!

    Thanks for joining us for this fun event.  A lot of fun was had by all!

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  • 09/28/2017 Introducing the Cast of Dancing with the Annunciation Stars 2018


    School Events, Weekender

    Dancing with the Annunciation Stars made their SOLID GOLD debut at Septemberfest!!

    Introducing the Dancing with the Annunciation Stars 2018 cast: 

    Danielle Crowley
    Deb Ferrao
    John Jurich
    Teeny Mullady
    David Novak
    Dan Varley!!!!

    Save the date for the grooviest, hippest, most out of this world dance show of 2018!

    #DWAS@JANUARY272018 
     

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  • 09/28/2017 Thank You, Fall Sports Coaches!


    School Events, Weekender

    We would like to thank the coaches for all of the work they have put in this fall.  The students have had a lot of fun playing this year and we could not do this without their continued support and dedication!  We would like to wish them the best of luck as we head into the final month of fall sports!

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  • 09/28/2017 Annunciation Church Youth Choir


    Church News, Weekender

    The Annunciation Church Youth Choir is off to a great start! 

    We're only two rehearsals in, and the group is already learning a lot of new music. It's been a lot of fun. While the group is already good-sized, we are always looking for more members, and at this point in particular we are looking for some additional middle schoolers to join. There is a strong contingent of 8th graders, but we could use more 5-7th graders who love to sing. With an increase of older singers, the choir will be able to dig into more advanced repertoire, and the older students themselves will be able to accelerate and really challenge themselves. The more the merrier!

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  • 09/27/2017 We’re Hiring: Instructional Assistant


    School Events, Church News, Weekender

    Annunciation Catholic School is seeking a caring, passionate, hard-working person to join our team as Instructional Assistant in the elementary classrooms. The Instructional Assistants provide additional learning support for students and help create a faith-filled, positive environment for learning. In addition, the position helps supervise lunchroom and recess for students.

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  • 09/22/2017 A Focus on Gratitude


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

    Since our retreat last year, our staff has been focused on gratitude. One way to create a growth mindset and grow in our faith is to be grateful. While we have much work to do and can be overwhelmed by our daily “to-do” lists and tasks that busy our day, we don’t want to miss the blessings we have.  
     

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  • 09/22/2017 Annunciation Cub Scouts Pack 103 Fall Camping Trip


    School Events, Weekender

    Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1 at Camp Philippo 

    Cub Scouts in 1st -5th grade are invited to join the rest of the Pack in our first camping trip of the school year. No cost to scouts and parents, siblings are also welcome to join us for $5 each.

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  • 09/22/2017 Emily M. Wins 1st Place at the MN State Fair


    School Events, Weekender

    Annunciation middle school student, Emily M. submitted her 2017-18 Social Studies project titled, "The Trail of Tears" to the Minnesota State Fair K-12 Education competition and she won first place in the Reports category.

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  • 09/21/2017 Preview Night 2017


    School Events, Weekender

    The dream is on.

    You’ll feel the magic in our classrooms. You’ll see the spark in your child’s eyes. You’ll love watching them become who they are meant to be. That’s called Potentiality.

    That is the Annunciation promise.
    It's coming to life for the world to see.

    Thursday, November 9 from 7-8pm.

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  • 09/20/2017 Youth Choir


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    Hello Annunciation families-

    My name is Nick Chalmers and I am the new Director of Music at Annunciation Church. I am writing to announce the beginning of the church's Youth Choir season this week.

    The mission of the Annunciation Youth Choir is to provide parish youth an opportunity to experience the joy of music, learn to become leaders in worship, and inspire the assembly to worship God by sincerity, simplicity, and the beauty of the music they offer.  Youth are given the opportunity to learn and perform songs in various styles and languages, and also learn some of the fundamentals of liturgy and music with an emphasis on part singing, reading music notation, and healthy vocal production.

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  • 09/19/2017 Welcome to Nick Chalmers, Director of Music & Liturgy


    Church News

    From Fr. Park's reflection in the bulletin (9/24)

    I am happy to announce that we have hired a new Director of Music and Liturgy for Annunciation—Nick Chalmers. Please welcome Nick to the Annunciation community! Here is a short bio that Nick wrote to introduce himself to the parish:

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  • 09/15/2017 Basketball Registration 2017 (4th - 8th)


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    The grade 4-8 basketball season starts in the beginning of November with games starting in December.  We need to get a head count so we are prepared when the season gets rolling. We just need a little information from each student. 

    REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 29th. 

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  • 09/15/2017 SeptemberFest Starts Today!


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    Friday, September 15

    Home Run Derby

    Father Park is once again challenging the Annunciation community to a Home Run Derby! 

    7:00 PM Kids’ Derby: Friendly competition between the top 10 qualifiers from the kids’ preliminary derby!  Participation fee: $20

    (Preliminary Derby Sat, September 9th 7:00pm)

    8:00 PM Adult Derby: Two minutes to hit as many home runs as you can.  Batter chooses pitcher.  Participation fee: $250.

    Taqueria Victor Hugo Mexican Food Truck

    5:30-8:30 PM

    Enjoy an authentic Mexican dinner from a favorite neighborhood food truck!  Choose a burrito or two tacos (meat & vegetarian choices) with a Jarritos soda, chips & salsa, & cookie. 

    TICKETS REQUIRED: $15 Burrito/$10 Taco Dinner. 

    Buy online, between Sunday Masses, or weekdays at the church business office.

    Fun For All

    Carnival Rides 6:00-9:00 PM
    Bingo 6:30-8:30 PM
    Live Music from Peal 7:00-8:30 PM
    Pie Shop 6:00-9:00 PM 

    Farmers Market

    6:00-9:00 PM

    Eclectic vintage furnishings; decorations for home & garden; handmade items such as aprons, pillows, hand embroidered dish towels; vintage linens; home canned goods; home baked goods; house plants; cookbooks; children’s furniture; toys & more. Fresh, locally grown produce available on Saturday and Sunday. Credit cards accepted.

    Saturday, September 16

    Fun For All

    Carnival Rides 12N-9:00 PM
    Games for the Kids 12N-7:00 PM
    Silent Auction 12N-7:00 PM
    Farmers Market 12N-9:00 PM
    Pie Shop 12N-9:00 PM
    Fro Yo Soul Frozen Yogurt Truck 12N-6:00 PM

    Live Music

    12N-2:00 PM Jim Pellinger
    2:30-4:00 PM The Lids
    4:30-6:00 PM Tom, Dick, & Harry
    6:30-8:00 PM Brad McLemore

    Dolce Vita Dinner

    6:00-8:00PM

    New this year!  Enjoy the “sweet life” with a delicious dinner by Fat Lorenzo’s.  Garlic chicken alfredo & baked rigatoni with meatballs or vegetarian spinach manicotti, salad, focaccia, & cookies (compliments of Diane Healy & Sweet).

    TICKETS REQUIRED $15 Adults/$10 Kids.     

    Buy online, between Sunday Masses, or weekdays at the church business office.

    Magic Show with Matt Dunn

    9:00 PM

    Matt Dunn has dazzled the Minnesota Twins & captivated audiences at the Governor’s Mansion & Sever’s Corn Maze!  You won’t want to miss this amazing performance in the Music Tent!

    Sunday, September 17

    Outdoor Mass

    We are excited to announce that Bishop Cozzens will preside at the 10:30 AM Mass on the West Lawn.

    Breakfast Special

    After 10:30 Mass, enjoy a special breakfast & coffee in honor of our special guest!

    Live Music

    12N-2:00 PM The Capri Big Band

    Fun For All

    Bingo 12N-2:00 PM
    Carnival Rides 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
    Games for the Kids 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
    Silent Auction 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
    Farmers Market 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
    Pie Shop 11:30 AM-3:30 PM

    Great Food all Weekend

    Pie and Ice Cream Shop – church basement

    Food Booth – including vegetarian options, by the church

    Wine Booth & Beer Garden - near the Food Booth by the church

    Plus Candyland, mini-donuts, cheese curds

    Wiffle Ball Tourney

    Games on Friday, Saturday & Sunday - East lawn of the church

    Volunteer!

    We are using the web site We Join In to coordinate volunteers. Please sign up online!

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  • 09/14/2017 Mrs. Farstad Wins a Prize!


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    Annunciation 4th grade teacher, Kathy Farstad, won $500 to spend in her classroom library!

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  • 09/14/2017 Middle School Math Club


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    Welcome to Annunciation Math Club! Math Club is open to middle school students who are interested in expanding their math experiences beyond the classroom. You will spend time solving problems and participating in small competitions. These activities are designed for students with advanced math skills. 

    This year, our Club will be utilizing MATHCOUNTS materials. MATHCOUNTS is a program that challenges students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, develops their self-confidence and rewards them for their achievements. We will be working with materials that will prepare students for participating in a MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition.  

    Read the full notice with registration.

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  • 09/14/2017 Monthly APO Meeting


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    You're invited to the monthly APO meeting!

    When: This coming Tues, Sept. 19th at 6:45pm
    Where: In the Spirit Center Conference Room.  Please enter thru the side door #5 by Auto Zone (ring bell if not open).  
    Why:  We'd LOVE to get more people involved and aware of what APO is

    If they are not able to attend but would like more info or have any questions please contact the Co-Presidents: Sara Nuahn: brayo47@gmail.com and Christy McFadden: christy_rn@yahoo.com.
     

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  • 09/14/2017 Annunciation 5K/Fun Run: Sponsorship


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    The Annunciation 5K/Fun Run, sponsored by APO, is coming Oct 14th!

    It will be the primary fundraiser for APO this year. Do you have a business or know someone with a business who would like to sponsor this event? It is a great opportunity to advertise to the community. Please see the sponsorship form for more details! The deadline is Sept. 22nd. 

    Thank you in advance, APO. 

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  • 09/13/2017 Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby Results


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    Thank you for participating in the Kids’ Preliminary Home Run Derby!

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following sluggers who will advance to SeptemberFest on Friday, September 15 at 7:00pm!

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  • 09/13/2017 Sunday Mass Times


    Church News

    After a lot of prayer, reading your feedback, and consulting with groups of parishioners and our parish staff I have decided to make our “summer” Mass Schedule our new permanent Mass Schedule.  

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  • 09/13/2017 Bible Study at Annunciation Beginning Soon


    Church News

    Wednesday morning Bible Study has been going on at Annunciation for 20 plus years and we look forward to the beginning of a new season of Bible Study, Wednesday, September 27th, from 9:15 to 10:30am, in the Visitation Room.

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  • 09/07/2017 SH Kickoff, Sept. 24


    AYM (Youth Group)

    When: 6:30pm-10:30pm, Sunday, September 24th, 2017

    Where: Bowlero - Lakeville (Meet at the Youth Room)

    Cost: $30 will cover the cost of admission, dinner, 2 games of laser tag, 1 hour of bowling, door prizes and transportation.

    How Do I Register?: Register online.

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

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  • 09/07/2017 Showtime! with Stages Theatre Company


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

    SHOWTIME! Disney Shakedown with Stages Theatre Company

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  • 09/07/2017 A Time Just for Moms


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    Moms Group at Annunciation

    The tradition continues and Moms of all ages are welcome! 

    Yes, on Tuesday morning, September 19th, we will gather from 9:30 to 11:00am in the Visitation room, lower level of the church.

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  • 09/05/2017 Enrichment Programs provided by YEL


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    Click on Learn More for information on this fall's round of Youth Enrichment League after school enrichment classes.

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  • 08/30/2017 Parent Information Night


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    On September 6th at 6:30, we will gather in the auditorium together to officially kick off the new school year. Then, we invite you to visit your student’s classrooms to receive more information about each grade level for the coming year.

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  • 08/23/2017 Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures


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    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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  • 08/23/2017 Back to School Night is Tonight!


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    We hope you all received the packet of paperwork earlier this month.  This packet included all of the required forms for next school year.  Please be sure to return all of the required forms to the office before Back To School Night (August 23 from 4-7pm).  The school office is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-4pm.

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  • 08/23/2017 Wiffle Ball Spirit Wear


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    Annunciation Friends and Wiffle Ball Enthusiasts,

    This year we are offering moms, dads, kids, and all other wiffle ball fans a way to show their spirit. We have an online store offering wiffle ball gear featuring our own Annunciation Wiffle Ball logo. 

    To keep costs low, this is a temporary store closing at midnight on August 30th. Items will be shipped to Annunciation prior to Septemberfest and distributed.

    Wiffle ball has been a way for our entire family to stay involved and active at Annunciation and we will donate $1 for each item purchased toward the wiffle ball account, which pays for new equipment and grounds keeping materials.

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  • 08/23/2017 Join Our Joy.


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    You feel the magic in our classrooms.
    You see the spark in your child’s eyes.
    You love watching them become who they are meant to be.

    That’s called Potentiality. That is the Annunciation promise. Join our joy. Choose Annunciation.

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  • 08/21/2017 APO & the Box Tops Collection Program


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    APO is now coordinating the Box Tops Collection Program! Box tops can be dropped at school office or in collection bins in Church basement (now located by Restrooms). 

    You can send them in a variety of ways:

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  • 08/21/2017 Health Office Is Looking For More Volunteers


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    Can you put on a band aid?  Can you take a child’s temperature in their ear?  Can you make an ice pack with ice cubes and baggies? If you answered “yes” you’re qualified to help out in the Annunciation Health Office. We need one parent in the Health Office from 11am to 1pm each day. Any health related background is certainly a bonus, but not a requirement.

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  • 08/16/2017 Mass Schedule Change


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    EXTENDING TIME PERIOD FOR THE 9:30 AM SUNDAY MASS: 

    I have decided to continue the one Sunday Morning Mass at 9:30 am until at least September 10th. (For SeptemberFest weekend, on the 16th & 17th, we will have a special Mass schedule.) The reason for this extension is to take these next few weeks to engage you, our parishioners, and see if it is best for our community to permanently keep the one Sunday morning Mass at 9:30 am instead of going back to two Sunday morning Masses. 

    Please note, there will be no changes to the weekly Saturday evening Mass at 5:00 pm and the weekly Sunday evening Mass at 5:30 pm.  

    I will speak more about this at weekend Masses in the coming weeks and talk about how I hope to engage the parish to get your feedback. 

    Thank you for your continued support of this amazing community we have here at Annunciation!

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  • 08/14/2017 Outdoor Mass at SeptemberFest


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    We are excited to announce that Bishop Cozzens will preside at the 10:30 AM Mass on the West Lawn during SeptemberFest weekend. Please join us for one of the best mass experiences of the year!

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  • 08/03/2017 Eli Pollock’s Goodbye Party


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    Please join us on Sunday, August 20 at the 9:30am Mass as we honor Eli’s nine years of service at Annunciation as our Director of Music and Liturgy. 

    Eli will sing at this Mass, and after Mass there will be coffee and donuts and a chance for people to thank Eli for all his hard work for our parish. We will miss you Eli! God bless you as you begin your work as the Music Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic School in St. Paul!

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  • 08/02/2017 Summer Update & Fall Preparation


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    Dear Annunciation School Families,

    We hope you are having a wonderful summer. Our summer has been busy as we prepare for the new school year ahead.  Though we still have a few weeks of summer ahead, we know the first day of school will be here before we know it!

    In this letter, we have several updates to share and some information regarding our Back to School Night on August 23:

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  • 08/02/2017 Women’s Bible Study: Opening Your Heart


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    This fall we will be kicking off a Women’s Bible Study from Walking with Purpose called Opening Your Heart.

    Beginning Tuesday, September 26th we will meeting on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Annunciation Church Community Room. 

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  • 07/27/2017 Pilgrimage to See St. Padre Pio Relics


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    September 20, 2017

    You are invited! Come with Father Brian Park to Lacrosse, Wisconsin, enjoy a day filled with blessings!

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  • 07/25/2017 2017-18 Important Calendar Dates


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    Important school dates for 2017-18 have been posted to the school calendar on the website:

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  • 07/16/2017 2nd Grade Grandparents & VIP Tea


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    One of Annunciation's special traditions is the 2nd grade Grandparent and Very Important Person (VIP) Tea.  This year's celebration will be on Thursday, October 5th.  The Tea will start at 1:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.  We celebrate this special occasion with music, treats and socializing.  We understand that not all of our 2nd graders have a grandparent or grandparents who are able to attend; we encourage these students to invite a Very Important Person (VIP) to join us.  In addition to the afternoon tea, families, grandparents, and VIPs are welcome to join our school and church community for mass at 8:15 a.m in the church.  Invitations for the Tea will be mailed in September.  

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  • 07/14/2017 “Let God Set Free”: We’re So Grateful for Your Support!


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    I would like to express thanks to you for all the support notes and prayer that our participants experienced from you, our Annunciation parishioners, during the June 2-3 retreat for the 11 staff members of Breaking Free (St. Paul) and Terebinth Refuge (St. Cloud). Both of these organizations are dedicated to assisting women in rebuilding lives after escaping sex trafficking. These women’s hearts were deeply touched by all your prayer for them and the letters of support they received from many of you. One of the retreatants has all her notes posted in her office space so that she can constantly be reminded of your support. Terry Forliti, Executive Director of Breaking Free, in her amazement for your thoughtfulness said, “We don’t get thank-yous for what we do – ever!”

    This retreat was made possible through some very generous donations from the Minnesota Vikings, Mary’s Pence and other anonymous donors. Please check out the article about this retreat in the July 14th edition of the Catholic Spirit: http://thecatholicspirit.com/news/local-news/religious-sisters-host-retreat-women-working-trafficking-victims/

    Sr. Sue

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  • 06/21/2017 Battle of the Books Summer 2017


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    What is it?  

    The ‘Battle’ is a collaborative reading competition for students entering 3rd- 8th grade. It is designed to enhance reading comprehension, provide opportunities for collaboration and encourage students to read quality literature. 

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