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Seasons of Annunciation Blog

Artists in the Making!

Posted by: Annunciation School
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Artists in the Making!

Art docent volunteers were busy helping the third grade class with their “fingerprint” art project. Using their fingerprints and washable ink, student’s started out creating pictures of their families and then expanded their creativity to designing a spooky (and fun) Halloween picture.  Art docents help students to develop artistic skills using a wide variety of techniques.
    

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Owl Pellet Dissection

Posted by: Annunciation School
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Owl Pellet Dissection
With their rubber gloves on and their tweezers in hand, Mrs. Rainwater’s students were eager to dissect and analyze the contents of an owl pellet.  This lab project helps the students gain a better understanding of an owl’s anatomy and digestive system. The students slowly and carefully picked through the indigestible material from the owl that is too dangerous to pass through the rest of the owl’s digestive tract. Once the owl pellet was dissected, students were able to detect what appeared to be parts of skulls, leg bones, pelvis bones, and vertebrae of animals from which the owl had consumed. Great hands-on learning!

Let's celebrate fall!

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, October 09, 2017
Let's celebrate fall!

The Fall Festival is almost here! After much planning and preparing from our dedicated Fall Festival committee and parent volunteers, you will not want to miss out on this special day! The Fall Festival has been an annual school event that our school families, parish community, friends, and alumni have looked forward to year after year. Come enjoy all the festivities; Farmer's Market, Bakery Barn, carnival rides and games, raffle, live and silent auction, Cornhole tournament, entertainment, and lots of delicious food.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.


 

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Music to our ears

Posted by: Annunciation School
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Music to our ears

The sound of music resonates through the school hallway as our kindergarten through fifth grade classes rotate through their music lessons with Mr. Jason Jeffrey, Annunciation School’s music instructor. Melody, harmony, rhythm, form, and expression are the five elements of music being introduced to the students through activities, games, and lessons. As the year progresses, students will learn to read and write music notation and notes, form opinions about different works of music and understand patterns in music through listening. Because music is an important part of our Catholic liturgy, Mr. Jeffrey will also be teaching about the different parts of the liturgy, Mass songs, and how music ties in with the scripture readings.
 

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Skewer a balloon?

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, October 02, 2017
Skewer a balloon?

Students in Mrs. Rainwater’s science class were holding their breathe as they started to puncture their balloons with a wooden skewer - because everyone knows that a balloon’s worst enemy is a sharp object! Students learned that the rubber which makes up a balloon, consists of long strands or chains of molecules. These long strands of molecules are called polymers, and the elasticity of these polymer chains cause the rubber to stretch. The secret to this is experiment is to puncture the ends of the balloon where the rubber molecules are under the least amount of stress. Once the students discovered the secret, they could all breathe a sigh of relief! 

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Eighth Grade Colonial Travel Fair

Posted by: Annunciation School
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Eighth Grade Colonial Travel Fair

The eighth grade class hosted a Colonial Travel Fair where their invited guests played the part of European colonist who had just arrived in North America. The traveling European colonists, visited each American colony where they were met by a small group of enthusiastic students, dressed in period attire and prepared with verbal presentations, displays, and brochures hoping to attract these potential settlers to their colony.


 

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Student Council 2017-2018

Posted by: Annunciation School
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Student Council 2017-2018

Student Council is a service-oriented group, working together as disciples of Christ to serve and represent our school community . Throughout the year, these students plan monthly community service projects and various activities that promote school enthusiasm and a sense of unity. The 2017-2018 Student Council board members took a pledge during our Wednesday morning Mass, promising to uphold the values of the school and to serve as the voice of their peers. We thank these leaders for answering the call to serve. 

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Joyful Music

Posted by: Annunciation School
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Joyful Music

The Annunciation School children’s choir, under the direction of our 4th grade teacher Mrs. Rainwater, lend their voices to our weekly student Mass and once a month at the Saturday evening Mass at the Cathedral. These third through eighth grade students express their love for God through song, creating a joyful and worship-filled liturgical experience.


 

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Our Prayers

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, September 11, 2017
Our Prayers

We have all been moved by the pictures and stories of loss and immense destruction that Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma left in its path. Annunciation School has been praying for the victims and their families who are now faced with the difficult task of rebuilding. To help with the recovery efforts, our staff, students and families will be lending support to St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School and their families who were directly impacted by the massive flooding in Houston, Texas. During the month of September, collections from our school Mass and other class service projects will be designated to St. Clare Catholic school.  

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Welcome Emily!

Posted by: Annunciation School
Friday, September 08, 2017
Welcome Emily!
Emily Squires is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with her BA in Communication Disorders and Sciences and a minor in Special Education. While taking a year off from her studies, Emily will be teaching American Sign Language (ASL) to our Jr. High students, working as an aide in our Fifth grade class and doing volunteer work within our community. Emily is also an Annunciation alumnae and graduate of Saint Mary’s High School.   We are happy to welcome her back to our Saints community!