What's New this Week

The Weekly Updates are as follows:  (To view online and download forms visit: http://www.acsphx.org/news/what_s_new)

All school Mass this Sunday, April 13,  8:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel's. Students in full uniform please. Choir singers please arrive by 8:15.
(First Communion/Confirmation class for St. Gabriel 3rd graders parishioners after Mass in the Middle School hall. )

Mark Your Calendars: 
  • Saturday, April 21 - Daddy/Daughter Dance 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Flyer attached. Email dadsclub@acsphx.org with questions. Can be billed to Smart Tuition!
  • May 1 - May Crowning at 9 a.m.
  • Friday, May 4 - Field Day!!!  This annual event is lots of fun for the students.  Volunteers are needed so check X2Vol.com after Easter Break for opportunities to help out and watch the kids have a blast!
  • Saturday, May 12 - Next Generation of Generosity Dinner hosted by the 8th grade class,  with help from 7th grade, at Our Lady of Joy Parish hall 5:30- 7:30 pm.  This fun event which will raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul and Mana House which servers veterans. Help our students serve others by attending with your family, tickets will be on sale soon!

Save the Date!!! Sunday, May 6 at 11 a.m. -  All school mass at Our Lady of Joy in Carefee. Students in full uniform please. 

Join us for dinner at Pei Wei on April 25 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 20% goes back to the school for the 8th grade trip. Flyer attached!  

Food Drive - April 23-27 Annunciation Catholic School and St. Gabriel’s will jointly conduct a Spring Food Drive, with proceeds going to St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP).  Stock up on Easter sales with non-perishable items such as peanut butter & jelly, pasta, soups, hand towels and toiletries.  Thank you for your help!

Roses for Mary - The WiNGS group of St. Gabriel's is having a special "Roses for Mary - Mother", Mother's Day sale of Roses. See the attached flyer for more info. Proceeds go to the Campus builidng project!

Summer programs:  
Annual Appeal 2017-2018
The Annunciation Catholic School Annual Appeal has begun!  You can donate on line at http://www.acsphx.org/support_acs/annual_appeal

Catholic Education Arizona
Now is the time to donate to CEA and apply for scholarships for next year!  See the attachment called "Making Catholic Education Affordable". The Deadline to Donate your state tax liability is April 15. Deadline to apply for scholarship is April 17.  More info was sent home today in your student folders.  Visithttps://catholiceducationarizona.org/ to redirect your tax dollars and visit www.fairapp.com to apply for a scholarship. Use chool code 700, school password: cea700 when applying.  

Extracurricular


P.I.E. - Partners In Education!  

  • Don't forget the Daddy Daughter Dance is April 21st!  You have until the 18th to purchase your tickets.  Please do so through the school office! 
  • April 23rd- April 27th is the St. Gabriel's and ACS Food Drive, benefiting St. Vincent de Paul.  Please bring non-perishable items during this week to support those in need in our community.  Readers are need for mass April 21-22nd to announce the drive and hand out food collection bags at the parish.  Log onto www.x2vol.com to sign up!
  • The Spring Concert is quickly approaching!  The concert day is May 2nd.  The kids have been working hard preparing their songs!  P.I.E. will be selling flowers in the lobby before the program begins.  All proceeds will go to support supplies for music and art! 
  • A generous ACS supporter has handcrafted and donated a beautiful quilt to be auctioned off.  The quilt is valued at $1,000.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.  Tickets can be purchased in the church or school office.  The drawing will be held April 30th.  All proceeds will benefit Annunciation Catholic School!  
  • As the year comes to a close, please remember to log all volunteer hours on www.x2vol.com.  If you have outstanding hours that haven' been approved, please re-submit them to the appropriate person to approve.  
  • Dr. Pristash needs some help!  Some areas around campus need to a fresh coat of paint!  If your'e able and willing to help, please contact Dr. Pristash!  


Athletics:
  • The girls basketball team closed out their season this week with a win and a loss.  Overall a fun season with a great mix of girls from 5th-8th grade. We wish our 8th grade athletes Madelyn Khoury and Hailey Schwartz the best of luck as they head off to high school and we are so very proud of our youngest players, Mireya Bernal, Emma Wicker and Stella Chamoff who learned so much and had the courage to play against some tall kids in 6th - 8th grade all season. Thanks to Coaches Hill, Bush and Hawkins and special thanks to Assistant Coach Hadley Hawkins.  We look forward to next year! 

  • Annual end of year athletes vs. coaches and teachers volleyball game is in the works. More info to come soon!


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 also join us for our monthly days of prayer:

  • Monthly Rosary - held on the 1st Monday of each month at 2:30 PM, St. Gabriel's Church
  • Stations of the cross in upper hall at 2:20 pm on March 23rd.
  • Community Prayer - held on the last Tuesday of each month at 8:05 AM, Middle School Building (upper hall)
  • Monday 8:30 AM Sunday school mass.  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, speghetti straps or tank tops, soiled or town clothing, open-toed shoes, boots or high heels.  Length of shorts / skirts must still adhere to the uniform policy).
Thank you and have a great weekend!