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Catholic Schools Week 2017

Catholic Schools Week is right around the corner. We have been working so hard to plan a fun and exciting week for your children. Catholic education is something to be celebrated! So, here is a detailed schedule of what we have in store for that week.

January 22th - In Our Parish - 9:00 Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Students will be given opportunities to participate in the liturgy, as well as receive a uniform pass for Monday, January 23rd for those who attend Mass in their school uniform.

January 29th - In Our Parish - 8:45 Pancake Breakfast at the Annunciation Catholic Church Activities Center - Breakfast ticket order forms will go home on Monday in brown envelopes. We encourage all students and families to come enjoy a great breakfast and good fellowship. Your student has been working on special projects that will be on display this day.
10:30 Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church - Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in the liturgy, as well as receive a uniform pass for Monday, February 6th for those who attend Mass in their school uniform.

January 30th - In Our Community - This is a non-uniform day. Students will spend the day doing various service projects for people in our community. Please see your teacher's update for more information on what your child's class will be doing.
1:45 Catholic Schools Week kick-off celebration and 50 yard color dash - Students will gather in the gym to hear a very special guest speaker and a little something special by our faculty and staff. Immediately following at 2:00, students will line up outside at the starting line to start the color race. Don't worry moms! Everyone will be given a special Catholic Schools week t-shirt to wear in case the color powder stains. WE NEED COLOR POWDER TOSSERS! We would like for members of the community to join in on our celebration and help by tossing the color powder on the students as they run. If you would like to volunteer for this please contact Katie Fenstermacher. We would also love for there to be local businesses represented on this day. Inspirational signs and posters to encourage the children on their race would also be appreciated. They will cross the finish line and immediately go through the fan/ leaf blower station to get off any excess powder before traveling to the cafeteria to enjoy some hot cocoa. Students will then report straight to carline/bus. Parents may want to bring a towel to cover car seats on this day as a precaution.

January 31st - In Our Nation - Students and invited guests will gather in the gym for morning assembly which will include a guest speaker and a short musical performance by some of our students. Following the assembly at 8:15 students and guests will line up for our first ever In Our Nation Day Parade at 8:30. Parents and military guests are welcome to walk with us or enjoy the parade from our VIP seating which will be located on the front lawn. Parents interested in volunteering on this day please contact Katie Fenstermacher or your child's teacher. After the parade, military guests and the students who invited them, will be escorted to the cafeteria for a reception hosted by the 5th grade class.

February 1st - In Our Parents, Volunteers and Donors - Students will show their appreciation to parents, donors, and volunteers who support our school with time, talent, and/or financial gifts. We are so thankful for all the generous support we receive.

February 2nd - Grandparents' Day - Grandparents are invited and encouraged to join us for Mass at 8:30 followed by classroom receptions and family photos from 9:15 -11:00. Remember to visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the Library on this day!

February 3rd - In Our Students - Students will begin the day with a Friday Morning Glow Dance Party! We will have the gym decked out in black lights for a glowing good time! This is also a non-uniform day for students, however they should wear their white Catholic Schools Week t-shirt (these will be distributed at a later date). After the party is the after party which will take place in the classrooms where students will enjoy a movie and popcorn. Finally, at 12:00 parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join our students for our annual No Ants Picnic in the gym. There will be no lunch orders on this day so please bring a picnic lunch for you and your child(ren).

February 4th - Open House 10:00 – 12:00 Open House for Prospective Students
All faculty and staff will be present to give tours and answer questions. If you know any families who are interested in our school, please tell them about our Open House.

#iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday

#iGiveCatholic is the first-ever online giving day for the Catholic community. It is a call to share of our blessings with the Church and those the Church helps and supports in our communities. This year, #iGiveCatholic is being celebrated by the Diocese of Jackson along with five other dioceses. The goal of the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day is to inspire our Catholic community to come together with giving in support of organizations that shape our souls: our parishes, schools, ministries and not-for-profit organizations. #iGiveCatholic’s goal is to deliver $1,500,000 to our Catholic organizations in a 24-hour period.
So, on November 29th visit www.igivecatholic.org and search for Annunciation Catholic School. Please consider giving a minimum donation of $25.
Out of town or busy on #GivingTuesday, November 29th? No problem! Schedule your gift (today or beginning November 18th) by visiting http://iGiveCatholic.org and your card will be automatically charged on #GivingTuesday, November 29th!

ACS Annual Art Auction " A Night at the Museum"

On November 11th, we will hold our Annual Art Auction with a Night at the Museum theme at the Trotter Convention Center. The event will begin at 7:00pm. The funds raised by this event will support our commitment to providing the highest quality education possible for our students.

Event tickets are now available! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. You do not want to miss the chance to see the class art projects your students have already been working on for the event. Contact the school office to purchase your tickets today!

Continue to sell those raffle tickets! The grand prize drawings will take place the night of the Art Auction. Grand Prize #1 is an iRobot Roomba donated by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Jones. Grand Prize #2 is one semester of free tuition. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets should be turned in to the office by November 10th. Feel free to make as many copies of the raffle ticket sheet as you wish or call the office for additional tickets. The student/family with the most ticket sales will win a gift certificate to the Uniform Company.

We need sponsors! If you would like to sponsor this event please see the sponsor form that was sent home in brown envelopes last Monday or contact Katie Fenstermacher at acsmarketing@cableone.net.

Auction Items are needed! If you have an art item, or know of someone who would be willing to donate an item, please deliver it to the school by November 7th. Auction items can be art pieces, gift certificates, donations from a retail store, etc. We appreciate your generosity!

Wish Lists

With Christmas quickly approaching, our teachers have submitted some items they would like for their classrooms. Please consider purchasing an item from this list for your child's teacher during this holiday season. If you do not see an item that suits your budget, don't hesitate to email your child's teacher directly about other classroom needs. Click the photo to view list. Thank you for all of your support.

Starkville Listening Session

Are you curious about the future of Catholic education in the golden triangle? Well, your chance to be heard is here!
Bishop Kopacz, Father Slattery, and Superintendent Catherine Cook will facilitate a listening session for members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Starkville community to gauge the level of support in the Starkville area. We need your help getting the word out to the community, so tell your friends and share this information on your social media pages!

When: Thursday, September 1st
Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center
What time: 6:00 pm

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