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Below you will find digital copies of Mrs. Veda's Pink Letter other important letters and announcements.

5-29-19

posted May 29, 2019, 6:19 PM by Sunny Chastant

It hardly seems possible that it is time for the last “pink” letter for school year 2018-19. I hope your summer vacation is filled with blessings of good health and fun times.  Thanks for all your support, love, and patience this school year. I appreciate all your help with fundraisers, Carnivals, Auctions, Grandparents’ Day, and especially the monthly Parent Lunches.  ACS is lucky to have wonderful parents like you.


End of Year Awards will be given out tomorrow in church beginning at 9:00.  Dismissal is at 11:00.


If your child does not attend school on Thursday, be sure to come by school for the report card packet.  It will contain supply and reading lists that you need before school begins in August. The ACS Office will be open from 8:00-11:00 beginning Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 14th.  Please stop by to pick up report cards, browse through free uniforms, or just say “Hello”.


Here are some dates for next year that you need to mark down:

Tuesday, July 30th  at 5:30 PM will be Safe Environment Training in Bogalusa at ACS.  This training is required every three years for adults who want to chaperone field trips, attend overnight trips, volunteer in the classroom, coach any sport, or substitute in classrooms.  It is only offered in Bogalusa this one time. If you do not attend, you will have to go out of Washington Parish to receive the certification. Plan now to take advantage of this convenient opportunity.


Tuesday, August 6th at 5:30 PM is Back to School Meet and Greet to drop off school supplies before the chaos of the first day-which is Wednesday, August 7th.


Next year will be the 80th Anniversary of ACS.  We will kick off the celebration with a 4:00 PM Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Saturday, August 17th. Plan to come and help us pack the church.

5-22-19

posted May 22, 2019, 9:18 AM by Sunny Chastant

We received our final report from the AdvancED review.  ACS passed with flying colors. Thanks to everyone who assisted in this process. We will analyze the findings over the summer and implement any recommended changes.


Prizes for selling one and two boxes of World’s Finest Chocolate have been given out.  If your child did not get his/hers, please let us know so that we can finish. All candy money needs to be submitted by Friday.  The top five prizes will be given on Tuesday. Thanks for your help. We still have three boxes of Chocolate Covered Almonds. Let us know if you can sell any of these.


As you may already know, Annunciation was broken into this past weekend.  Four Chromebooks were stolen from first grade, and everything was plundered through.  It could have been worse. I appreciate all of you who called or stopped by to check on us.  We are currently receiving bids on security cameras. It is a sad situation that security measures are needed at a church school.


Uniform exchange has begun on the cafeteria stage.  You are welcome to drop off gently used items that your child no longer needs and browse through what is there that you can use for next school year. This will continue until the middle of June.


Students do not attend school on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Teachers will be here to finish paper work and report cards. The last day of school is Thursday, May 30th.  Awards will be given out in church at 9:00 with 11:00 dismissal. Report cards will be given out on the last day. If your child does not attend that day, come by ACS to pick up the report card packet. Read all the information that will be in the envelope.  There is important information regarding supplies, summer reading requirements, and uniforms. Some families never even pick the report cards up.


Summer office hours are 8:00-11:00 beginning Monday, June 3rd and will continue until Friday, June 14th.


Enjoy your long weekend!


5-15-19

posted May 21, 2019, 3:09 PM by Sunny Chastant

It is time to say good-bye to PreK and Kindergarten for school year 2018-19.  PreK End of Year Ceremony is Friday at 9:00 and Kindergarten’s is Monday at 9:30.  Both events are in the ACS cafeteria, and everyone is invited to celebrate with them.


This celebration is mixed with sadness as Mrs. Glenda Byrd will retire at the end of May.  We thank her for 14 years of dedicated service to Annunciation, bringing a total of 48 years of educating students in Bogalusa. This is quite a life time achievement when you consider the hundreds of children’s lives Glenda has touched.  She will be greatly missed, and we wish her and Cook many years of healthy, happy leisure time together.


After Care’s last day is Friday.  Thanks to Mrs. Terry and Mrs. Taryn for their dedicated service to this program.


On Tuesday, you can begin to bring uniforms that you wish to donate for the annual ACS Uniform Swap. If you have any gently used school clothing that your child will not use anymore, drop it off on the stage.  We will announce the days and times that you can come look over items for next school year.


Mrs. Pat has billed families for next year’s fees through the Facts Program.  No fees can by submitted until June 1, 2019. If you have questions, give Mrs. Pat a call.


Please finish up your World’s Finest Chocolate sales and turn your money in ASAP.  We still have four boxes of chocolate covered almonds to sell. Let me know if you can help with those.


Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th.  Students in grades 1-6 stay home while the teachers finish paper work and grades.  Thursday, May 30th is the last day.  Awards will be given out in the church at 9:00 with dismissal at 11:00.  School Summer Office hours are 8:00-11:00 Monday through Friday from Monday, June 3rd--Friday, June 14th.


5-8-19

posted May 21, 2019, 3:08 PM by Sunny Chastant

This is national Teacher Appreciation Week.  I know you join with me in honoring all the staff of ACS.  We are blessed with dedicated professionals who care for the educational and personal needs of students on a daily basis. I salute their hard work and untiring efforts.


It is time to say farewell to our seventh grade students.  Graduation Mass is Friday in the church at 5:00. Everyone is invited to attend.  We wish our 2019 graduates the best of luck with their future endeavors.


May Crowning is Thursday at 8:00 Mass. Dress uniforms are required.  You are welcome to join us in church for this traditional observance of honoring our heavenly mother Mary. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who support us at ACS.  We appreciate your time, talents, and service. I hope your Mothers’ Day is filled with happiness and good health.


PreK End of Year Program is Friday, May 17th at 9:00 A.M.  This is also the last day for After Care.  Kindergarten End of Year Program is Monday, May 20th at 9:30 A.M.  Both events take place in the ACS cafeteria and you are welcome to attend.


Library books are due.  Missing books will be billed to you.  Now is the time to search your house.


Please wrap up candy sales and turn your money in by Tuesday, May 14th.  We need to award prizes. We still have 7 boxes of chocolate covered almonds to sell. Let us know if you can help with this! Thanks to all who have participated.


Students are allowed to wear ACS Spirit shirts with uniform bottoms for the remainder of the school year (except for Mass or special events). It is time to gather gently used uniforms that no longer fit your child for the annual ACS Uniform Swap.  If you have any uniforms that will not be used after this year, please send them to school by May 30th.  The Uniform Swap will take place beginning Tuesday, May 28th through Thursday, June 13th. You are welcome to visit the cafeteria to look through gently used uniforms that your child can wear for next school year.  


Last day of school for grades 1-6 is Thursday, May 30th.  Awards Program in church at 9:00.  Dismissal at 11:00.

4-17-19

posted May 1, 2019, 5:31 PM by Sunny Chastant

Easter/Spring Break begins Thursday at 12 noon.  Students will be served lunch before dismissal. There will be NO Aftercare.  Spring time clothes can be worn by all students on Thursday. I hope that everyone has a happy, holy, and healthy vacation with their families.  When we return on Monday, April 29th, there will not be much time left in school year 2018-19.


Students in Grades 3 and 4 who take state tests will be tested the entire week we return.  Be sure they are present and on time. There are NO make-up days.


New PreK students who are registered at ACS for school year 2019-20 will be invited for visitation days on May 2nd and 3rd.  If you know someone who is planning to send a new child for PreK next year, remind them to stop by the school and register so that their child can participate.


Remember no checks will be accepted in the cafeteria beginning May 1st.  For students not returning to ACS, there is a form to complete to receive a refund of your balance.  See Ms. Kandi for details.


May calendars are being sent home today.  Put them somewhere so that you can refer to them often once we return.  May is an extremely hectic month with lots of activities for children and families.  Last day for Aftercare is Friday, May 17th, and the last day for school is Thursday, May 30th with dismissal at 11:00.


We have 6 boxes of chocolate bars and 11 boxes of chocolate covered almonds left to sell.  Please let us know if you can help sell these over the holiday. They would be good in an Easter basket.


Beta continues to need food, baby items, and personal hygiene items for the school Blessing Box.  Send whatever you can--you will be blessed in return.


Parent survey link

posted May 1, 2019, 5:28 PM by Sunny Chastant

Please take a few moments to complete this survey. Thanks!

5-1-19

posted May 1, 2019, 5:23 PM by Sunny Chastant

You are invited to join us at 8:30 Mass on Sunday for the First Communion ceremony. We have three second graders from Annunciation who are receiving this sacrament—Cannon Cummings, Presleigh McMillan, and Jackson Creel. We are proud of them and their families for this step in their Catholic faith formation.


There is already an important change on the May Calendar.  Mass and May Crowning will take place next Thursday, not Tuesday. Father Bru had something come up.  Cannon Cummings’s name was drawn to perform the actual crowning. Congratulations to him.


This Friday is Beta Bash for students in grades PreK through 5.  Cost is $2.00 and includes refreshments.


Monday is a very busy day.  Sports recognition Breakfast begins at 7:50.  Participants are welcome to wear the ACS uniform of their choice. The Beta Awards banquet is at 5:00.  Both of these activities will take place in the ACS cafeteria.


Library books are due to Ms. Sunny by Wednesday, May 8th.  Any books not returned must be purchased.   Start looking through your house now!


Community Coffee labels and Box Tops are due on May 10th.  Thanks for helping with this project.  Along with the Shoparoo app, ACS receives money that is used in the library and computer lab. Continue to collect and use the app during the summer!!


Ms. Kandi can no longer accept any type of transaction except cash.  If your child is not returning to ACS next year, you need to get the appropriate form to receive your refund of unused money.


Seventh grade graduation is Friday, May 10th at 5:00 P.M. in Annunciation Church.  Everyone is invited to join in this celebration. We congratulate the graduates and their families on this big accomplishment. There will be NO After Care on Friday. The last day for all After Care is Friday, May17th.  Make your plans accordingly.


May is a whirlwind of activities and excitement. Enjoy this time with your children.


School Time sale flyer

posted Apr 29, 2019, 11:09 AM by Sunny Chastant   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 11:37 AM ]

4-10-19

posted Apr 10, 2019, 12:11 PM by Sunny Chastant

I am very sad to announce that one of Annunciation’s most loyal supporters passed away yesterday. Ms. Irma Lee Calender brought joy to the staff and students of ACS on a regular basis.  Her trips to Dirt Cheap brought bags of school supplies and Treasure Chest Treats for years. Her smile and frequent visits brightened our days. Irma Lee’s funeral Mass will be attended on Friday by the Middle School students and everyone will stand in Goodyear Park to honor her funeral procession from the church.  We will display her sign that currently hangs in the school cafeteria.


What a hectic week—ACT Aspire Achievement Tests and Children’s Coronation.  Thanks to the students and staff for handling the stress. Students in grades 5 and 6 who are required to take the Louisiana LEAP tests will take those tomorrow and Friday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of next week.


The 82nd Children’s Coronation is Saturday night at 6:00 P.M. in the BHS Auditorium. Tickets are on sale in the school office for $5.00.  They will be $6.00 on Saturday. Avoid standing in line and save some money by purchasing tickets ahead of time. Practice is Thursday at 4:30 P.M. Participants need to be in the band room on Saturday no later than 5:45. Runway and back drop need to be taken down and stored on Sunday.  We will meet at 1:30 in the Auditorium. Bring an electric screwdriver. THANKS to the men who worked setting everything up this past Sunday.


Ms. Kandi reminds everyone that beginning May 1st she cannot take checks for lunch fees.  If your child is not returning to ACS next school year, there is a form to fill out to receive your refund.  See Kandi for this form or further information.


The Knights of Columbus are having their second Lenten Fish Fry this Friday at the KC pavilion across from the school.  Last month’s fish was DELICIOUS! We have $10 tickets on sale in the school office. Proceeds benefit the school. Please support them as they support us.


4-3-19

posted Apr 3, 2019, 2:21 PM by Sunny Chastant

Dear Parent/Guardian:


Thanks for all your help with the recent ACS fundraisers.  The Auction netted around $33,000, and the Golf Tournament around $6,900.  Although both numbers are less than last year, it is an amazing amount of money that was raised.  I realize that fundraising is not a favorite activity for families. However, it helps keep ACS tuition as low as possible. We have the lowest Catholic School tuition in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  Money spent on your children’s education is truly an investment in their future. The AdvancED review team commented on how it was “amazing” the educational opportunities and services that ACS provides considering our size and limited resources.


The students’ favorite fundraiser has started this week.  World’s Finest Chocolate has arrived. Some families are on their second and third box.  THANKS! Just send a note and we will send yours to you. The reason we request a note is to be certain that you are willing to help with this project.  ALL the children want to take home several boxes, but I want to be certain that they have your permission. Thanks for selling.


ACS Beta Club has provided a Blessing Box for citizens to contribute food, baby items, household goods, and hygiene products for the less fortunate.  Beta encourages you to drop off your donated items at ACS or send them with your child. The box is located on West 5th Street so that Beta members can replenish items as necessary.  Special thanks to Dustin Mitchell for helping make this project a reality.  As Beta leads others by example, those who are led to give back to their community will receive a blessing in return.  Thanks for any donations you can send.


Children’s Coronation is Saturday, April 13th.  We need men with strong backs and electric screwdrivers to help us assemble the backdrop on Sunday afternoon at 1:30.  We will meet at the shed behind the church to load everything up, and then we will move to the BHS Auditorium for assembly.  It is not a bad job, but we need a lot of hands to hold everything in place while ramps, etc. are secured. The Sunday after the Coronation, we will need help to take everything down and return it to the shed.  PLEASE come help if you can!


Ms. Pat asks that you return the 2019-20 Billing Information Sheets as soon as possible. If she does not hear from you, she will bill in the manner you have at this time.




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