November 16, 2018

Annunciation School

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

November 16, 2018

This Week in Review:

Dear Families,        

       We had an unexpected short week due to our snowstorm on Thursday.  The children were happy about it, but anyone who had to drive through it definitely was not!

       Fortunately, most of what was planned for the week was accomplished (i.e. report cards, 8th grade class pictures, 2nd grade trip to Wave Hill and 5th grade trip to the Museum of Natural History).  Unfortunately, the much-anticipated Pre-K Thanksgiving Day Celebration needs to be rescheduled for Monday.

       I am happy to inform you that Ladies Guild Holiday Boutique, Sip and Shop, will take place this evening as planned from 7:00-10:00PM in the Annunciation School gym. 

       Please be reminded to communicate with your homeroom teacher to schedule a time for your conference on Tuesday, November 20th, if you did not already do so.  Parent/teacher conferences can be scheduled in the afternoon or in the evening. 

       Last, but not least you can make this snow day somewhat educational by sharing the following facts and trivia about snow with your children:

  • Every snowflake has its own unique shape and is different than all other snowflakes.
  • All snowflakes have six sides.
  • Snowflakes aren’t always white. Years ago, when coal was used in factories and homes, snow was often grey because the coal dust entered the air and was absorbed by the clouds.
  • The largest snowflakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America. The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.
  • The snow capital of the United States is Stampede Pass in Washington State. Each year, the average snowfall is 430 inches.
  • The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour, [5kph]
  • It is a blizzard when you can’t see for ¼ mile; the winds are always 35 miles an hour or more, and the storm must last at least 3 hours to be classed as a blizzard. If any of these conditions are less, it is only a snowstorm.
  • Billions of snowflakes fall during one short snowstorm.

Next Week in Preview:

11/19 – Monday – Book Fair
11/19 – Monday – Pre-K – Thanksgiving Celebration
11/20 – Tuesday – 10 AM Prayer Service, NO GYM UNIFORMS
11/20 – Tuesday – Book Fair
11/20 – Tuesday- Noon Dismissal
11/20 – Tuesday – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 1-3PM, 5-7PM
11/21 – Wednesday – Thanksgiving Recess – School Closed
11/22 – Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving – School Closed
11/23 – Friday – Thanksgiving Recess – School Closed

List of Current News Attachments:

  • Holiday Boutique – Ladies Guild
  • Parish Raffle
  • Book Fair Volunteer Request
  • Book Fair Wish List
  • Advent Lessons & Carols
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Hot Lunch Info and November Menu (4pages)
  • Children’s Liturgy Family Mass Schedule
  • Yearbook Flyers (4 pages)
  • Last Call Yearbook Order Form


Enjoy this three-day weekend with your children!

Best Regards,
Rose M. Ragone  

Educating Students in a Catholic Tradition of Excellence for 75 Years