October 23, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful Easter recess! It is hard to believe it is May! On Sunday, Bishop Massa along with Fr. Grippo, Fr. Kareem, and Fr. Sal anointed the Annunciation school and Our Lady of Fatima religious education students with holy chrism. They excitedly took the next step in their faith in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation!

Annunciation School

465 Westchester Avenue Crestwood, new York 10707 tel: (914) 337-8760 • fax: (914) 337-9978 school.annunciationcrestwood.com

October 23, 2019

Dear Families:         

          Happy Wednesday!  We are T-Minus 8 days away from our 8th grade Halloween Carnival.  We look forward to celebrating with the children next week.  Our 8th grade students, families and Mrs. Elliott  have been working hard to make the day enjoyable for all.  Please be sure that costumes are of appropriate length and style.  There should be no bare skin exposed.  Additionally, please note that accessories such as swords, face masks, toy guns, bow and arrow accessories etc. are NOT permitted to be brought to school.  Students may not cover their faces with paint.  Any makeup or nail polish must be removed by Friday morning before school.  Thank you in advance for adhering to the school policies.  Since we will be celebrating at the carnival, we will not be having any classroom parties.  There will be PLENTY of treats for the students to enjoy.  Thanks again 8th grade for hosting this traditional event!

          Throughout this week and into next week, our teachers are receiving professional development hosted by the Archdiocese of New York and are being trained on the new mental health curriculum that has been introduced by New York State.  Mental health awareness is a pertinent topic in education and we are thankful to be receiving this training.  We will work to turn-key lessons throughout the year. 

          In the next week, we will be implementing a “deep breath initiative”.  With the stress of school work, sports and media our students are filled to the brim with information and sometimes they feel overwhelmed.  We will be practicing an initiative throughout the next week that reminds the students to take deep breaths and refocus.  Each task and job will get done but we must be patient with ourselves and those around us.  Research has proven that engaging the students in an activity like this will help them in being mindful and present in our classrooms.  We have the opportunity day in and day out to model community, respect, and empathy for others.  We hope our students enjoy the upcoming “deep breath” moments! 

         Our 4th grade families will be participating the family Mass on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10AM. ALL ARE WELCOME!  4th grade families especially are encouraged to come to share in the celebration of Mass.

         Since the students have Monday off as we participate in professional development – there’s an extra day to rest and catch up on studying!  It also provides a good time to share in some additional reading/math activities at home! Practice, practice, practice! 

Calendar Information:
10/28 – Monday – NO SCHOOL – ADNY Conference
10/29 – Tuesday – Class Parent Meeting – 8:45 AM (Gym) – New Admission Info Session 6:00 PM (Gym)  
10/31 – Thursday – Happy Halloween  – 8th Grade Carnival – ( See Schedule Below)
11/1 – Friday – All Saints Day – 10 AM Mass – Noon Dismissal – Faculty Meeting


Halloween Carnival Schedule
PreK 3 & PreK 4 8:30-9:15 (Parents encouraged to come)
Kindergarten 9:00-9:45 (Parents encouraged to come)
Grade 1 9:30-10:15 (Parents encouraged to come)
Grade 2 10:00-10:45 (Parents encouraged to come)
Grade 3 10:30-11:15 
Grade 4 11:30-12:15
Pizza Lunch for 8th  Graders 12:15-1:00
Grade 5 1:00-1:45
Grades 6 & 7 1:30-2:15
Parade 2:15

List of Attachments:
Halloween Carnival Raffles & Information (4 pages)
Deceased Alumni Prayer Request Flyer
Midnight Run Request Flyer
Parish Raffle
Family Ministries Initiative (2 pages)
Box Tops For Education Flyer
Hashtag Contest Flyer
Children’s Liturgy Family Mass Schedule


Caitlin Geraghty

Educating Students in a Catholic Tradition of Excellence for 75 Years