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Newsletter 8-15-18

posted Aug 16, 2018, 6:49 AM by Derik Thompson   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 6:49 AM ]

Annunciation students and staff are off to a fast start.  Practice has begun for flag football, cross country, track, and cheerleading.  Pep squad for girls in lower grades will begin next Monday.

Thanks for your cooperation with last week’s power outage.  A blown transformer is no way to start the first week of school.  After that excitement, things have settled down and everyone is establishing their routines.

Parent Back to School Meeting for grades 4-7 will be held on Thursday at 5:30.  The staff looks forward to sharing important information with you. Thanks to all the parents who have already attended.

Jambalaya/White Bean Dinner is fast approaching. This year’s goal is 1,000 dinners. Father Bru and His Cooking Crew are known for this dinner.There is a separate sheet being sent to you with detailed information. Please sign up to help and return it tomorrow.

Cafeteria manager, Kandi Bankston, has asked that families apply for free and reduced lunches.  This can be handled on line at the ACS website. If you do not know what to do, contact Kandi and she can help you.  The income levels have increased and many of you are eligible. Please complete the form. ACS receives federal assistance based on the number of free/reduced children we serve.  Your participation directly helps our school receive federal money for the feeding program as well as Title I tutoring and professional development.

Special thanks to the parents who have volunteered to serve lunch in the cafeteria. We are one adult short, and the Archdiocese is not planning to hire anyone else.  The extra hands at serving time make things go so much smoother. Please let Kandi know if and when you can help.

PLEASE remain in your car and drive through the after school pick up line.  Adults and students are NOT ALLOWED to cross the street except at the crosswalk. Do not park and walk across the street to get your child. This causes confusion and slows the line down. If your child is young and must be buckled in by an adult, pull completely out of the car line on the left hand side of Avenue C.  After your child is secure, you can once again merge and continue out. In the first week of school, we have had two instances of local traffic zooming down Avenue C on the right hand side of the street. The line at ACS is not ever very long, and we try ensure everyone’s safety. Thanks for your cooperation.

Some of you have not turned in an email address. We need these to set you up on Rediker.  This is how you will be able to check your child’s grades on Rediker. Also, if you have not signed up for the Remind app, you need to do that.  Sign up for your child’s class and the school wide one.This is the way teachers keep you posted on upcoming school activities.

While you are dealing with your phone,I am asking that you install the Shoparoo app on your phone.  It is free. When you shop, you take a picture of the receipt. Very easy! Ask your family and friends to help us in this way also.  The school receives a check once a year based on the value of the receipts.