What's New this Week

Here are the Friday updates for November 16.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, November 18, 2018 ACS Family Mass 8:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel's.  All students in uniform may have free dress on Monday. All uniform guidelines must be followed.

Accreditation Visit November 28-30:  Please sign up to feed the Accreditation Team.  Plenty to choose from - breakfast, lunch items and snacks.  Click here: 


Important Dates:

  • November 19 (Monday) - Kindergarten 2019-2020 Priority Enrollment for siblings of current students. An email will be sent home when the online application goes live.
  • November 21 (Wednesday) - Student and Staff Thanksgiving Feast and Early Dismissal at 12 p.m.  No extended care.
  • November 20 (Tuesday) - Dine out at Papa John's and 20 % of your bill goes to the Night of Hope fund for emergency scholarship funds for Catholic education. See below for more info.
  • November 22 & 23 (Thursday & Friday) - Thanksgiving Break No School.
  • November 28 (Wednesday) Community Prayer Middle School Hall at 8:10 a.m.
  • November 28-30 (Wednesday - Friday) - Onsite Accreditation Visit
  • November 30 (Friday) - Early Dismissal at 12 p.m. (All staff reports for Accreditation review) Karate class will meet 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.  Extended care is available.  Please RSVP.
  • December 3 (Monday) - Kindergarten Priority Enrollment for parishioners of St. Gabriel's, St. Rose and Our Lady of Joy.
  • December 4 (Tuesday) - Class pictures and individual retakes. No PE uniform on 12/4.  To order Class Pictures, visit mylifetouch.com use picture day ID# SR468040G0.  Make payment of $10 per classroom picture.  No need for paper forms.  If your student needs an individual retake, please email the school office. 

Good to Know:

  • ACS School Store:  Christmas is coming soon!  There is no better way to countdown to Christmas than with an Advent Calendar and an Advent Wreath!  Order now and get them before Thanksgiving weekend!  Available only while supplies last!  
  • Enter the Advent Wreath Contest in 3 easy steps!   BEST Wreath will win a $10 School Store punch card!  Winner will be announced December 14! 
  • Xavier College Preparatory Entrance Exam January 21 or 26, 2019. Financial aid workshop offered for parents is being offered.  See attached flyer.    
  • ACS School Store :  $10 punch cards for the school store!  Now your kids can have $10 to spend $1 at a time!  Comes personalized with your child’s name and grade! Email acsstore@acsphx.org to order if paying by cash/check or go online at our website to order with credit card($1 convenience fee for online orders)
  • My Coke Rewards contest  Save your bottle caps for $.05 to Annunciation Catholic School.  Class with most bottle caps will receive a free ice cream party!  Collections bins are in both buildings.  See the attached flyer for more details.
  • As you begin to dust off your Christmas Décor, you might decide that somethings no longer work in your home. If that is the case, then please consider donating these items to the Christmas Decoration Committee at ACS! We are looking for any unwanted greenery, wreaths, ribbon, or ball type ornaments. Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, we cannot accept glass or items requiring electricity. We are also looking for a couple people to help decorate the campus. Please check out X2VOL for time slots. Questions? Email Draga Rozaci at rozaci@gmail.com . Thank you!
  • ACS Angels & Parents Group launched a page on Facebook This is an informal community for parents and guardians to keep in touch and connect with each other around social activities, school activities, PIE events, etc. Join us by searching for ACS Angels & Parent Group
  • Dine in Tuesday with Papa John’s to Support Night of Hope - Your local Papa John’s is partnering with the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools to support Night of Hope in raising money for emergency scholarships for families.  We know Thanksgiving is upon us, and who wants to worry about cooking so close to the big day?  Let Papa John’s help you this Tuesday (all day) November 20, 2018 and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Night of Hope.  This is an easy way to have a family fun meal and support a wonderful cause.  Order online at papajohns.com and enter the Promo Code:  AZLOCAL50 

Have a great weekend!