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Newsletter 8-8-2018

posted Aug 8, 2018, 6:37 AM by Derik Thompson   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 6:37 AM ]

Welcome to school year 2018-19.  I am so happy that you will be part of the Annunciation Catholic School family this year.  We analyzed the surveys you completed last spring and have implemented changes accordingly. The teachers have worked all summer to insure the best possible educational experience for our students.  


When we received the ACT Aspire Achievement Test results, we were thrilled that students showed overall improvement in all areas. We have a complete new science series, and teachers have received professional development in that subject area. After staff training by FEMA and the Bogalusa Police Department, the Crisis/Emergency Plan has been up-dated to make our school more secure in emergency situations. All teachers also received up-to-date CPR training. You will be hearing a lot about Growth Mindset from the teachers and students. We are excited to encourage students to persevere and be proud of their accomplishments. Teachers also received training with Moby Max.  Therefore, that program will be expanded.


Based on the suggestions of stakeholders, the ACS Mission Statement has been up-dated to be more inclusive and better reflective of what we do at Annunciation:


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.


You are receiving a lot of information and paper work this week.  I appreciate if you would take the time to complete it as soon as possible.  Remember both emergency cards need to be completed front and back. Take the time to list everyone who can pick up your child. This will be strictly adhered to. And PLEASE go online to apply for free/reduced meals. This increases our Title I and II payments from the federal government. The allowed income has increased, you could very well qualify.


After school care begins on Monday.  The sign up form is in your packet of papers.


You are receiving Jambalya/White Bean Dinner tickets.  We ask that each family sell ten tickets. For those of you new to ACS, we always do this dinner the last weekend of August so that we do not interfere with football season. We need volunteers to do prep work on Saturday, August 25th, men to cook beginning at 4:00 am on Sunday, August 26th, and lots of help to serve and clean up on Sunday,August 26th beginning at 9:00am.  I will be in touch next week asking for you to sign up.  Mark your calendars. It is a lot of work, but a great way to meet other parents and support the school.


This is going to be a fantastic school year.  I am glad I will get to share it with you!