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Seasons of Annunciation Blog

Parent Workshop - Common Core

Posted by: Annunciation School
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Parent Workshop - Common Core

Matt Haber, from the San Joaquin County Office of Education, provided an insightful workshop for our parents and faculty to help end the Common Core confusion. These new math concepts are designed to prepare all students for success in college, 21st century careers, and life by the time they graduate from high school. Matt’s presentation explored the rationale for the new math standards, and how students, when given the opportunity to explore these new concepts using previous strategies, they will begin to construct their own knowledge. If you were unable to attend this workshop and would like to view Matt Haber’s power point presentation, you can download it HERE. Thank you to our PTO board for organizing this worthwhile parent workshop.
 

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Safety First!

Posted by: Annunciation School
Friday, February 23, 2018
Safety First!

Each school day, a group of student volunteers arrive early and stay late to help promote a safe school environment. These Safety Patrol volunteers promote traffic safety during drop-off and pick-up, increasing the safety of our students and traffic flow efficiency for our parents. Safety Patrol volunteers do not direct traffic but help to direct students safely to their destination, under the direction of a teacher advisor. We thank our Safety Patrol team for their commitment to the safety of their peers. 

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Have~A~Heart 2018

Posted by: Annunciation School
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Have~A~Heart 2018

Catholic education is truly a gift from the heart! However, not all parents or grandparents in our parish and surrounding community can afford to pay the entire cost of tuition for their children. In an effort to keep Catholic education a possibility for all who wish to participate, the Parent Teacher Organization and the School Advisory Committee established a “Have A Heart” campaign for tuition assistance.  The revenue from this campaign goes directly to our families who qualify for tuition assistance, thus enabling us to keep Catholic education an option for many in our community. It also allows us to serve and enjoy a student body rich in socio-economic diversity.
 

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Empowering Young Women

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, February 12, 2018
Empowering Young Women

The St. Mary's High School, Empowering Young Women's Group, provided an inspiring presentation to our Jr. High girls;  aimed to strengthen self-esteem and confidence, and build a strong sense of self-worth, personal responsibility and accountability. Throughout the presentation and group discussions, these young teens were encouraged to celebrate the beauty within themselves and to follow their own authentic path to become positive leaders in our community. Empowering, Engaging, and Encouraging!
 

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Steps To Respect

Posted by: Annunciation School
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Steps To Respect

As part of the Steps to Respect program, an anti-bullying program, the fourth grade class is reading a book about a Native American boy whose family moves from the reservation to Brooklyn and how he must learn to adjust to his new surroundings. Alex Roessler, a Native American Indian, offered the students some insight into the culture and brief history of the Iroquois Nation and explained how their form of government helped shape our nation's way of governing. 

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Helping Hands Project

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, February 05, 2018
Helping Hands Project

The eighth grade class recently spent the day involved in a service learning opportunity, team building activity, motivational speech, and an engineering project all rolled into one! Scott Amick, from Odyssey Teams Inc., inspired, motivated and challenged these students through a variety of team building activities. These activities were put into action as the students worked together in small groups to build prosthetic hands for deserving recipients in developing countries around the world. The Helping Hands Project gave the students the opportunity to experience the power of the team and see how the importance of giving their best helps to improve the quality of life for another person. See the students in action by clicking on the link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1rLaik0Cjk  

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