What's New this Week

October 20, 2017

The Friday Updates for the week are as follows:  

Mark your calendars:

  • Saturday, October 21 - 5:30 - 9:30 PM  St. Gabriel's Building the Kingdom Fall Festival (see flyer)
  • Sunday, October 22: 
    • 8:30 AM ACS School Sunday Mass. Students please wear full school uniform, and you can have a free dress down day on Monday, October 23rd.
    • 9:45 AM Upper Hall Mrs. Trayer's piano and voice recital
    • Arizona Rosary Celebration at the Phoenix Convention Center
  • Thursday, October 26 - K-5th grade have school.  No school for Middle School only.  Parent /Teacher conferences all day.

  • Friday, October 27 - No school for all students K-8.  Parent / Student conferences

  • Saturday, October 28  - 6:00 - 8:00 PM Trunk or Treat!  Costume contest!  And Trunk contest!

  • The Scholastic Book Fair will run the week of October 29th.  Help is needed before and after school.   

  • Wednesday, November 1 - 8:15 AM Students will attend All Saints Day Mass, Holy Day of Obligation 

  • Friday, November 3 (Early dismissal at noon) - 8:15 AM - Mass followed by All Saints Day Celebration & Grandparents' Day.

Evening Under the Stars - Friday, November 10, at 6:30 pm.  Get your sitter lined up and plan for a fun evening of food, music, dancing and more!  Silent auction will be fantastic!  Click the link to learn more and to Buy Tickets Online here!  Want to be a sponsor or collect donations? Information regarding both is available on the webpage so visit the link above! 


P.I.E.- Partners in Education! 

Hello from P.I.E.!  Take a look below at the numerous opportunities for parents and students to participate in fun events!

*Trunk-Or-Treat is right around the corner!  Trunk-or-Treat is October 28th from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in the ACS parking lot. There will be a costume and trunk contest! It's free to attend this event, but premium parking spaces will be available for purchase starting 10/12.

    *The Scholastic Book Fair - The Wild West Book Fair is fast approaching and we need your help!  

    The Book Fair runs from Sat, Oct 28 - Fri, Nov. 3, and will be open after all Masses as well as before and after school. Flyers will be coming home with your students for more information! Please visit www.x2vol.com for updated volunteer opportunities for adults and students!  We need help setting up, promoting after Masses, selling at the Book Fair and clean up!  It takes a village, and we appreciate any time you can help out!

    New this year - Online Book Fair!  Follow the link below and shop from home Sun, Oct 22nd - Sat, Nov 11th.  Enjoy a larger, expanded collection online.  All orders will ship FREE directly to the school.  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/annunciationcatholicschool2

     

    *Grandparent's Day is Friday, November 3rd.  We look forward to a special day of mass, refreshments, and classroom visits!  The students love showing their grandparents and special friends around their school!

      3rd Grade Service Project Update:
      This month, Mrs. Goldberg's third graders organized a used blanket drive for a local animal hospital.  They collected 51 blankets and personally delivered them to the animal hospital.  Many animals will be kept comfortable with their donations! Thank you to all who supported this effort!


      Athletics
      Boys basketball: All who signed up must complete the required forms. Visit the Boys Athletics .  Sports physicals are required to begin practice (due to the office by Friday, October 20th).  First day of practice will be Monday, October 23rd.  $135 Athletic fee must be paid or billed to your account. If you need assistance with the fee please contact Athletic Director, Michelle Jones at mpjonespta@gmail.com

      Girls Volleyball: Cognratulationsto the Green and Blue teams for a fun season. The Green Team, coached by Mrs. Sposi and Mrs. Kontak, enjoyed their time learning and playing together.  The Blue Team will wrap up their season at the CYAA Volleyball tournament! Come cheer on the  Angels who closed out their regular season with 5 straight wins!

      • Blue Team Tournament games start Monday, October 23 @ 6:45 p.m., game 1- ACS Angels vs St. Jerome, at Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic School.  

      ACS School Store
      Fall is here and with it comes cooler weather! The school store had gently used sweatshirts, hoodies and cardigans for only $15!  We have limited quantity of regular and bling ACS license plate brackets! $50 for Bling and $35 for regular.  First come first served!

      We also have some gently used long sleeve uniform shirts for $10.  You can also buy new long sleeve from the ACS School Store as we close out our new uniform stock. If we don't have your size you can always go to Educational Outfitters or  Dennis Uniforms.

      BoxTop Competition
      The boxtops are flowing in for the October classroom competition to see which class can top them all! 

      For the month of October, we are having a classroom competition to see who can bring in the most Box Tops! The class that wins gets a free dress down day and pizza party! See attachment for more information. 4th grade is in the lead with 3rd grade gaining:)



      After School Club Information:  

      Monday Clubs:

      • Young Rembrandts(flyer attached/register online):  Session 2 begins  10/23-12/11.  REGISTER NOW!!!

      • Karate Club link is as follows: http://www.younwha-az.com Mondays @ 3:15 pm.  Location: k-3 building. 

      Tuesday Clubs:

      • Clay Club(flyer/registration attached):  Session 2 begins 10/24-12/12, 8 week session, $128.00

      Wednesday Clubs: Thursday Clubs:
      • Bricks 4 Kidz (registration online):  Session 2 begins 10/5 - 12/14, 9 week session, $108.00

      • Etiquette Class ($65 per child) (flyer attached):  Session 1 begins 1/4/18 - 1/25/18 

      • STREAM Club: Kitchen Chemistry: Aspiring Chef's Wanted in grades 1-4!  Kitchen Chemistry will introduce students to food preparation, healthy food choices, and accurate measurements while providing a tasty, fun treat!  Students will learn the chemistry behind food while using science, math and reading skills!  

      • Session 1: October 19th - December 14th  
        Every Thursday 3:10-4:10, $100 for session.  
        Form attached due by October 12th. Contact Mrs. Yaeger with questions at tyaeger@acsphx.org

      • NEW** Kitchen Chemistry for Grades 5-8 now available!  Wednesdays from 3:10-4:10, 10/25 - 12/20  (no club on 11/22)  $100, See form attached!

       

      Catholic Identity Committee: Please join us every Friday at 8:15 AM for our weekly school mass.  Please remember no free dress for students on Mass days.  Thank you!

      Please join us for our monthly days of prayer:

      • Monthly Rosary - Held on the first Monday of each month at 2:20 pm, St. Gabriel's Church.

      • Community Prayer  - Held on the last Tuesday of each month at 8:05 am in the Middle School Building.

      • Monthly 8:30 AM Sunday school masses.  Students should wear their school uniform and are allowed a dress down or non-uniform day on the next school day. (Non-uniform day requirements: Even when dressing out of uniform, students are expected  to dress modestly and appropriately for school.The following are not allowed at any time in school:T-shirts with written message or characters, short shorts or cut-offs, spaghetti straps or tank tops, soiled or torn clothing, open-toed shoes, boots or high heels. Length of shorts/skirts must still adhere to uniform policy.)

       

      Have a great weekend!


      Dear Parents,

      The Friday Updates for the week are as follows:  To view online visit http://www.acsphx.org/news/what_s_new

      Mark Your Calendars:

      • Seussical Jr. the Musical is here!  Come see your shining stars perform tonight at 7:00 PM, Saturday night at 7:00 PM and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM!  Purchase tickets at the door if you haven't bought them yet.  $10 for general seating and $20 for premium seating. (FYI - Lots of General Seating all shows!  Friday there are no premium seating left, Saturday 19 seats remaining in 2nd row, and Sunday 1 seat in front row remaining + 14 seats in 2nd row).

      • PICTURE DAY IS 1 WEEK AWAY!  Student Individual Portraits will be taken on Wednesday, October 4. All students must be in full uniform with BLUE school polo shirt (girls wearing jumpers please wear white uniform blouse.) Please order online at mylifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: SR467120Q0  

      • Friday, October 6th - Early Dismissal

      • Saturday, October 7th - Oktoberfest at Harold's - buy your tickets online! 

      • Friday, October 13 (Fall in service day) NO SCHOOL

      • Monday, October 16th NO SCHOOL - Holiday

      • Thursday, October 26th K-5th grade have school.  No school for Middle School only.  Parent /Teacher conferences all day.

      • Friday, October 27th. No school for all students K-8.  Parent / Student conferences

      The Scholastic Book Fair will run the week of October 29th.  Help is needed before and after school.   

       Athletics:
      Girls Volleyball:  Bring the family out to cheer on the girls volleyball teams! 
      • Monday, October 2 - Blue Team - Away Game @ St. Francis Xavier at 3:45 PM

      • Monday, October 2 - Green Team - Home Game @ Bella Vista at 5:15 PM

      • Tuesday, October 3 - Blue Team - Away Game @ Saints Simon and Jude at 3:45 PM

      • Wednesday, October 4 - Blue Team - Home Game @ Bella Vista at 5:15 PM
      Boys Basketball Season is coming up!
      Calling all 5/6th grade boys and 7th/8th grade boys to come out and play basketball!  Please let the office know if you are interested by Wednesday, October 4th!

      P.I.E.- Partners in Education!

      Hello from P.I.E!  October is almost here, and with it numerous opportunities for parents and students to participate in fun events!  

      • Oktoberfest at Harold's in Cave Creek is October 7th.  This is an adults only event and tickets are $25 each.  ACS will receive $17 of each ticket sold! See the attached flier for additional info.  We are in need of people to help sell tickets next week before and after school.  Please sign up HERE if you're able.  
        • If you are interested in helping to set up/decorate our tables at Harold's, or helping with any other events around campus, please visit www.x2vol.com to sign up! 
      • The Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner!  It begins October 28th and runs through November 3rd.  Mrs. Schlarb and Mrs. Warner are looking for some cash register help before and after school during that week.  If you're interested, please sign up HERE
      • Trunk or Treat is going to be a fun filled event for families!  Look for Trunk or Treat information to be coming home soon!  
        • A giant THANK YOU to our Copy Angels so far!  Teachers are loving the copy help!  


      Catholic Identity Committee: Please join us every Friday at 8:15 AM for our weekly school mass.  Please remember no free dress for students on Mass days.  Thank you!

      Please join us for our monthly days of prayer:
      • Monthly Rosary - Held on the first Monday of each month at 2:20 pm, St. Gabriel's Church.

      • Community Prayer  - Held on the last Tuesday of each month at 8:05 am in the Middle School Building.

      • Monthly 8:30 AM Sunday school masses.  Students should wear their school uniform and are allowed a dress down or non-uniform day on the next school day. (Non-uniform day requirements: Even when dressing out of uniform, students are expected  to dress modestly and appropriately for school.The following are not allowed at any time in school:T-shirts with written message or characters, short shorts or cut-offs, spaghetti straps or tank tops, soiled or torn clothing, open-toed shoes, boots or high heels. Length of shorts/skirts must still adhere to uniform policy.)


      3rd Grade Service Project:
      The 3rd grade students are holding a Pet Blanket Drive from October 2nd - 6th to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and nature. This year's drive will benefit the local pet shelters. Please donate new and used blankets to either the K-3 or Upper building during the collection dates. Decorated collection boxes will be available to drop your donations in all week. Thank you for helping to support those in our own community!

      School Store:
      Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather!  The School Store has gently used sweatshirts, hoodies, and cardigans for only $15.00!  Also, we have some gently used long sleeved uniform shirts for $10.  You can also buy new long sleeved shirts online from the ACS School Store as we close out our new uniform sales.  If we don't have your size you can always go to Educational Outfitters or  Dennis Uniforms.  


      Box Tops Competition!

      For the month of October, we are having a classroom competition to see who can bring in the most Box Tops!  The class that wins gets a free dress down day and pizza party!  See attachment for more information.

       



      After School Club Information:  all registration forms are available at http://www.acsphx.org/news/what_s_new

      • Monday Club

        • Young Rembrandts(flyer attached/register online):  Session 1 ends on 10/9.  Session 2 begins  10/23-12/11. 

        • Karate Club link is as follows: http://www.younwha-az.com Mondays @ 3:15 pm.  Location: k-3 building.  

      • Tuesday Clubs:

        • Clay Club(flyer/registration attached):  Session 2 begins 10/24-12/12, 8 week session, $128.00

      • Wednesday Clubs:
      • Thursday Clubs:
      • Bricks 4 Kidz (registration online):  Session 2 begins 10/5 - 12/14, 9 week session, $108.00

      • STREAM Club: Kitchen Chemistry: Aspiring Chef's Wanted!  Kitchen Chemistry will introduce students to food preparation, healthy food choices, and accurate measurements while providing a tasty, fun treat!  Students will learn the chemistry behind food while using science, math and reading skills!  
        Session 1: October 19th - December 14th  
        Every Thursday 3:10-4:10, $100 for session.  
        Form attached due by October 12thContact Mrs. Yaeger with questions at tyaeger@acsphx.org\

      Have a great weekend!


      Annunciation Catholic School Office

      32648 N. Cave Creek Rd.

      Cave Creek, AZ 85331

      (480)361-8234