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Newsletter 5-16-2018

posted May 17, 2018, 1:59 PM by Derik Thompson   [ updated May 17, 2018, 2:00 PM ]
This is the last pink letter for several groups of students. It has been my pleasure to watch the seventh graders for eight years as they grew from little Crusaders into outstanding young men and women. I wish them all the best as they graduate from ACS on Saturday at 4:00 Mass. You are welcome to come and join in their celebration.

On Friday, PreK students will have their end of year program. You are also invited to come celebrate with them at 9:00 in the cafeteria. This will mark the end of their year. Friday is also the last day for after care. Please make appropriate arrangements for your children next week.

Kindergarten’s end of year program is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23rd in the ACS cafeteria at 9:30. This will be their last day. We would love to have you with us as they celebrate moving to first grade.

End of year awards ceremony for grades 1-6 will take place in church at 9:00 on Wednesday, May 30th, and dismissal will be at 11:00. The ACS office will be open from 9-12 Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 15th.

Here is the up-dated ACS Mission Statement. We feel that it better describes who we are and what we strive to accomplish at ACS:

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

We continuously strive to improve the tenets included in the Mission/Purpose Statement: academic excellence, character development and humble service. I have told you for several weeks that you would be asked to respond to a survey about Annunciation Catholic School. Mr. Derik has it ready for you to complete. Teachers will send you a Remind message with the link to access the survey. Please take your time to give us honest feedback so that we can plan over the summer to better meet the needs of our ACS families.

You asked for it. So, we are excited to announce that our school is offering online school supplies through ClassBundl for the upcoming schoolyear! You can simply search our school, select your student’s classroom, and have their supplies bundled for the new school year. Plus, each purchase earns 5% cash back to ACS to fund projects. You can order supplies with just a few clicks at This option was offered two years ago, and many of you requested that we do it again.

We were contacted by Frances Dunaway that she is closing the front part of her business. Her son will continue to run the screen printing, etc. in the back. All uniforms are reduced 40%. If you have gently used uniforms that that your child has outgrown, you can donate them to ACS. We will notify you when we will have the used uniforms displayed for you to come look through. They will be offered to you at no charge.

Mr. Derik has an update on our missing spring spirit shirts. The ACS shirts were sent to the wrong school, and the company has redone them. They are supposed to be here in the next few days. Please accept my sincere apologies.

We need outdoor play toys and equipment for PreK. If you have any that your child no longer uses, we would love to receive them. As you have probably noticed, the big tree in the PreK play yard had to be taken down. Over the summer, we will secure something to provide shade for the students and teachers. If you have a contact that deals in sheds/outdoor covered areas, ask them to contact the school.

Thanks to everyone for their love and support this schoolyear. For those graduating or moving this summer, you will always remain part of the ACS Family. Visit us whenever you get a chance.