Hello ACS Families,
Here are your updates for the week ending on Friday, March 10, 2023…
Tomorrow, March 10 (Friday): No School. Teacher Spring In-service day.
Parents, please help us assess our schools’ Catholic Identity by completing this quick, anonymous survey. Your feedback is valued and appreciated.
Follow this link to the survey, please.
Congratulations to Conrad Cupo for placing first in his age group (inadvertently not recognized in prior Updates) for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held at St. Bernadette on 2/26. The final event for the State Championship will be on March 25 at Notre Dame at 1pm. Good Luck ACS Angels!
Strong Minds Run Club started 2/24, but you can still sign up! This club transforms traditional running drills and games to teach character strength and empowerment principles including confidence, resilience, integrity, growth mindset, and goal setting to name a few! Students will get a great workout while having FUN, fresh air, and a chance to practice invaluable life lessons.
Register NOW: https://strongmindsrunclub.com/store/acs-spring_2023
Every Monday & Wednesday Evening: Middle School and High School Youth Group led by Eric Ochoa 6pm – 8pm in the Youth Center. Join us for fellowship, friendship and fun!
Annunciation Lenten Stations of the Cross.
All are welcome to join us in the Church!
|Friday, March 17||11:20 a.m.||Led by 5th grad|
|Friday, March 24||2:20 p.m.||Led by 4th grade|
|Friday, March 31||2:00 p.m.||Led by 7th grade|
Parish Lenten Stations of the Cross followed by a Meatless Meal.
All are welcome to join us in the Church! Dinner in the parish social hall except on March 24 it will be in the Youth Center.
|Friday, March 10||5:30 p.m.||Hosted by WiNGS Ministry|
|Friday, March 17||5:30 p.m.||Hosted by That Man is You & the Mom’s Group|
|Friday, March 24||5:30 p.m.||Hosted by Youth Group/Catechesis program (held in the Youth Center)|
|Friday, March 31||5:30 p.m.||Hosted by the Annunciation 7th grade|
March 9 – 22: Spring/Easter See’s Candy fundraiser! Time to think of Easter gifts for all those special people in your life! Please make checks payable to Annunciation Catholic School. Once completed, return the order form with payment to the home room teacher or school office. Order forms and payments are due back by March 22nd. Thank you for your support! We love our ACS families!
March 15 (Wednesday): March dine out fundraiser at Barro’s – 25% goes back to ACS! Dine in or take out – join your school family, fellowship and earn money for the school. Barros on Cave Creek Rd 3pm – 8pm. Flyer attached.
March 16 (Thursday): Next $1 free dress for 8th grade trip. Please dress in appropriate non-uniform attire. See the handbook for guidelines. (Parents – No yoga or spandex bottoms.)
March 17 (Friday): Early dismissal at 12 p.m. No lunch and no aftercare.
March 24 (Friday): Feast Of The Annunciation Mass at 8:15 am, Pancakes served to students & staff at lunch. Hosted by the Catholic Identity Committee and pancakes cooked by the Dad’s Club. No need to send lunch with your student unless they will not eat it. (School hot lunches have been cancelled. Your account will be credited). In honor of Mary, students are asked to wear a plain white t-shirt or polo on this day, a “WHITE-OUT”. See attached flyer for more details. While celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation, we will also have a special Feast of the Annunciation Service Project! For many years, ACS has enjoyed supporting St. Michael Indian School on the Navajo Reservation. This year, we’d like to continue our support and gather some art and school supplies for their students and many programs. To make it easy, we’re providing an Amazon Wish List as well as bins around the school to donate your supplies. As always, participation is completely optional! Flyer with details to come next.
March 24 & 25, (Fri & Sat): ACS presents the production of Madagascar Jr. Production times: 7pm Friday and 2pm and 7pm Saturday. Mark the dates. Madagascar Jr Purchase Tickets Come support the Arts for a fun performance and support your student’s classmates. General seating $15 and VIP $25 Concessions available prior to the show, at intermission, and afterwards. CASH ONLY!
March 27- April 5: ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills): All students in grades 1-8 will take the ITBS starting on March 27. Times and days may vary depending on the grade but typically start at 8:15. Students should be well rested and eat a proper breakfast. Please do not pull your student for appointments during this week. It is important that students complete these examinations in full.
April 1 (Saturday): Save the Date for the annual Annunciation Evening Under the Stars “The Joker’s Wild”. Don’t miss the food, the music, the comedian, and the amazing auction! Get your tickets at https://annunciation.schoolauction.net/eus2023/
April 6 (Thursday): Early dismissal at 12 pm. No lunch, no aftercare.
April 6 (Thursday): ACS Field Day! Volunteers are needed and will be available on Mobileserve in the coming weeks.
May 5 (Friday): Talent Show rescheduled from Catholic Schools Week. Showtime is 10:45 am. Noon dismissal. Performance information sheets will be available soon. Start thinking of the talent you’d like to share.
Our new Lunch Program is now available through Dishes 2U. Meals may be purchased up to 11am the day prior. There are 5 vendors each serving 1 day of the week. When you purchase your student’s meals, please make sure you go to your cart and submit. The cart should be empty. If there is anything left in the cart, it will not be ordered and therefore no lunch for your student. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Dishes 2U customer care or the office. Starting April 1st, Chick-Fil-A every other Tuesday, in addition to the current vendors.
Evening Under the Stars: The Evening Under the Stars-The Joker’s Wild- will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023. A lot of fun things are planned for this event. If you are interested in being part of the team, please email Keli McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are needed for the following committees; Auction, Donations, Sponsorships, Baskets, Setup, and Clean up.
Complete your Safe Environment Training withCMGconnect . All training is online – renewal (Online Renewal for Lay Persons -Safe Haven Part 3) and 1st time volunteers: Online Foundation Training Safe Haven-It’s Up to You. Your safe environment training must be completed prior to volunteering on campus. Please complete it as soon as possible.
MobileServe App is used to track all volunteer hours. Parents, please create an account. With your account, you’ll be able to view and sign up for events at the school. View and join the volunteer opportunities that are available. Thank you for being part of the ACS Community. URGENT: We need volunteers for lunch duty through March! Lunchtime is an easy way to volunteer, meet new friends and see your student! Plus, we need your help! Please visit Mobileserve and look for Lunch Duty March 2023.
Have a great weekend!