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Seasons of Annunciation Blog

Welcome Bishop Cotta

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, March 19, 2018
Welcome Bishop Cotta

Annunciation School welcomes Bishop Myron Cotta to the Diocese of Stockton. Bishop Cotta was officially installed as the sixth bishop of Stockton during Mass on Thursday, March 15 at St. Stanislaus in Modesto. Israel Lua (4th grade) and his parents had the special privilege of attending this momentous event. May God bless Bishop Cotta as he assumes his new role in leading our Diocese. 

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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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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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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Posted by: Annunciation School
Friday, January 26, 2018
Sacrament of Reconciliation

Congratulations to our second grade class on receiving their Sacrament of Reconciliation. During the service, students were encouraged to embrace God’s love and mercy which gives us the strength when we need to seek forgiveness or extend our forgiveness to our family, friends, and community. Following the service, students enjoyed a celebratory lunch with their parents. 

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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Posted by: Annunciation School
Friday, January 26, 2018
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Sunday: Celebrating with our parish community. Student representatives will speak at all Masses on Catholic education, inviting our parish and community members to join us at our Open House, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  

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Welcome to the Catholic Faith

Posted by: Annunciation School
Monday, December 04, 2017
Welcome to the Catholic Faith

During our recent school Mass, Fr. Cesar baptized three Annunciation students in the presence of their classmates and peers. This was a wonderful opportunity for our school community to welcome these students into the catholic faith and also reminded us all the importance, symbolism, meaning, and purpose of baptism. This was a special day for these students as it marks the beginning of their spiritual journey.  Congratulations!  

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Live a life of thankfulness

Posted by: Annunciation School
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Live a life of thankfulness

Each week, a specific grade is given an opportunity to perform the Mass ministerial duties, such as, the welcome, readings, petitions and collection. Third grade recently performed their duties, in addition to acting out the Gospel reading, Jesus Heals the Ten Lepers. The students brought the story to life, showing us that we should live a life of thankfulness, just like the one leper who returned to give thanks to Jesus. It was a good reminder to us all that God has done so much for us, He deserves our thanks.

 

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Red Ribbon Week

Posted by: Annunciation School
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Red Ribbon Week

Every year during the last week of October, we celebrate Red Ribbon Week, thanks to the planning and organizing efforts of Student Council. Theme days and classroom activities are planned throughout the week and Red Ribbon Week promotional items are shared with the students to help reinforce the positive messages about saying no to drugs and living a healthy lifestyle.

This year, along with delivering the theme, “Your future is key, so stay drug free”, Student Council devoted a theme day in support of “Unity Day”. Students wore all black and an orange ribbon to show that we are united as a school against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. To end the day, Student Council made a special presentation to our younger grades about “Spookley, the Square Pumpkin”, who was not accepted by the other round pumpkins in the patch because he was different. In the end, Spookley helped to save the other pumpkins, who in turn, realized that they were all different in some way. Students left with the message that in order to be #saintsstrong, we must show love and kindness to all.

 

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