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August 14, 2019

posted Aug 14, 2019, 9:26 AM by Sunny Chastant

Dear Parent/Guardian:


Welcome to school year 2019-20.  Where did the summer go? It is wonderful to be back with the students, and I sincerely appreciate all you have done to help us have such a smooth opening of school.  If you still have any paper work, please complete it and return it to ACS by Friday. Also, I sent home instructions for joining the Remind program. That is the quickest way I have to send you important or emergency information. Students whose parents are signed up will receive a special surprise soon.  So, if you have not done so already—enter this number into your phone—81010, and text this message-@acsnotify


ACS Back to School Mass is this Saturday at 4:00. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will be here to kick off the 80th Anniversary of Annunciation Catholic School.  We want everyone to participate in this celebration. Wear an ACS     t-shirt or school uniform to show your support. There will be a reception in the cafeteria to dedicate it to Millie Underwood, a member of the first 8th grade graduating class at ACS.  Cindy Melancon and Freda Billings had the highest bid on this honor at the ACS Spring Auction last March.


White Bean/Jambalaya Dinner preparation is in full swing.  Please continue to sell your tickets. We are asking that each family be responsible for selling at least ten tickets.  If you are unable to do that, purchase one for each family member at your house, and return the rest. For those who need more tickets, call the school and we will be happy to send them home with your student. I will send home a letter next week asking that you sign up to help us prepare on Saturday, September 7th or serve on Sunday, September 8. Helping is actually a lot of fun and a great way to get to know other ACS families.


Fundraising throughout the year, can benefit families financially. On page 27 of the Parent-Student Handbook, you can learn about the ACS Fundraising Credit Policy.  Last spring, many families received tuition credit for this school year or cash back.


While you have the Handbook out, review the ACS Tardy Policy on page 14.  When a student comes to school after 7:55, it counts as a tardy. The exact minute your child enters the building after 7:55 is recorded on the office computer. When the student has five tardies, she/he must serve detention after school on Wednesday until 4:15. This may seem harsh, but the school day activities begin promptly at 7:55.  Students who enter the class late disrupt the learning atmosphere and miss valuable class time. The teachers and I appreciate your cooperation.


Let Ms.Terry or Ms.Pat know if your child will participate in the ACS After Care Program this year.  Unless more students sign up, this program might have to be stopped because of lack of participation. We do not have this program to make a profit, but it is important that we at least cover the expenses.


The hot weather always presents challenges.  We are allowing water bottles. I am sure your child’s teacher has notified you already.  However, I need to emphasize that we only allow plain water—no carbonated drinks, iced coffee, energy drinks, fruit juice, or additives. Thanks for your cooperation.


Parent Back to School Night for grades 4-7 is Tuesday, August 20th beginning at 5:30. If you have a student in those grades, please attend to receive information from your child’s teacher and to have your questions answered.


Please know that my door is always open.  If you have a question or concern, stop by, call or message me.  I realize that your children are your most precious gift from God.  I am humbled and honored that you have placed your trust in ACS to provide them with an excellent educational experience. The entire ACS staff is dedicated to your child’s safety and happiness as we strive to achieve our mission statement:


Annunciation Catholic School prepares students of all faiths for the challenges of an ever-changing world by providing opportunities for academic excellence, character development, and humble service in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment.


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