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Annunciation School to Showcase Extensive Upgrades

Annunciation School to Showcase Extensive Upgrades

When families visit Annunciation School for open house activities on Thursday, February 2, they should walk away very impressed with recent upgrades and initiatives that have created a new buzz at the Elma elementary school.

Families with young children will be pleased to see Annunciation’s expanded Pre-K program. During the Summer of 2011, a third Pre-K room was opened at the facility. A new Pre-K 4 teacher was also added to help guide participants through this early educational experience.

Annunciation Students Receive Class Rings

Annunciation Students Receive Class Rings

Eighth-grade students from Annunciation School in Elma received their class rings on Thursday, Dec.22, during a special Christmas Mass celebrated with family, teachers and classmates at Annunciation Church. Pictured from left are: Kayla Halsey, Anna DiDomenico, Mikala McCartney, Hannah Strek, Olivia Biernat, Maegan Strek, Grace Coughlin, Veronika Tibold and Ela Sowa.

To schedule a tour of Annuncaition School, located at 7580 Clinton St., please call 681-1327. Additional information can be found at www.annunciationschoolelma.com, and daily updates can also be found on the school’s Facebook page.

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

MaryAlice Bagwell, principal of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, is proud to announce that the school has received the prestigious Certificate of Accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

To earn the accreditation, Mary Queen of Angels has demonstrated that it is effectively advancing the quality of education experiences it offers its students, meets its responsibilities to the public and the profession of education, and complies with standards for accreditation that are established by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

The Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) Donate Life Express Bus will be at Mary Queen of Angels School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, to hold a community blood drive. The bus will be parked in the parking lot of Queen of Martyrs Church, located directly in front of the school at 180 George Urban Blvd.

To schedule an appointment, please call UNYTS at 512-7940. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed parental consent form. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the blood drive. Your donation can save up to three lives right here in Western New York!

'Applications and Resumes: The First Signs of Your Work' Info Session Planned Dec. 14

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2011 – “Applications and Resumes: The First Signs of Your Work” is a free seminar to be offered Dec. 14 in Buffalo by Catholic Charities Department of Workforce and Education.

The seminar is the fourth in a series of various monthly informational sessions aimed at taking the guesswork out of preparing for a job or college.

Erie County residents 16 years and older are invited to attend any or all of the sessions. The seminar, which will focus on the proper way to develop a resume and how to complete both written and electronic job applications, is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo.

The remaining seminars are: “Making a Sales Pitch: The Art of Interviewing” on Jan. 18 and “Rules of Workplace Success” on Feb. 15.

The seminars are designed to help individuals residing in Erie County who are 16 years and older, although there is no specific age limit to participate.

Annunciation School: For a Better Education

Annunciation School: For a Better Education

What sets one school apart from another? For some parents it may be all about test scores, while others might consider a school’s anti-bullying efforts, extracurricular activities or technology in the classrooms.

At Annunciation School in Elma, you might hear parents talking about the positive impact of smaller class sizes, structure, and qualified and dedicated teachers who truly care about the success of their students. But there are many issues that need to come together to be considered a well-rounded school. Several of those issues are listed below:

Fr. Joe Bayne is Guest Speaker at Annunciation

Fr. Joe Bayne is Guest Speaker at Annunciation

Fr. Joe Bayne, OFM, executive director of The Franciscan Center, a haven for youth and family located in South Buffalo, was guest speaker at The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School in Elma on Nov. 17. Father Joe spoke on a variety of topics, from bullying to mental health issues. He also serves as Catholic chaplain for the Buffalo Fire Department. At the conclusion of his visit, the students filled his vehicle with items to take back to The Franciscan Center. The items were purchased through 7th and 8th grade fundraising activities.