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Annunciation Parish to Host Several Holiday Events

Annunciation Parish to Host Several Holiday Events

Annunciation Church and School, located at 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host several free holiday events that are open to the public.

An Advent Evening of Reflection titled “Keep It Simply Simple” (amidst the frenzy of the holidays), will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, in Selbert Hall. Sr. Louise Alff, OSF, will serve as presenter.

The Home School Guild's annual St. Nick Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 4, in Annunciation School. The event will feature Christmas gifts, refreshments, a basket raffle, wreath sale and Christmas tree sale.

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Students of Western New York, are you up to the challenge?

Once again, the Food Bank of Western New York and Andy’s Weather Machine are teaming up for the Weather Machine – Food Drive Challenge.

Register your school by Friday, November 25th to be entered into the running for a visit by Andy Parker and his Weather Machine!

It’s as easy as four simple steps:

  1. Register Online by clicking here.
  2. Once registered, begin to publicize your food drive.  Organize a collection area, make signs, mention the drive during morning announcements, send home letters to parents, and keep us updated on your progress.
  3. Bring all collected food items to the Food Bank of WNY on Friday, December 2nd.
  4. Watch Daybreak on Friday, December 9th to see if you are our Food Drive Challenge winner!

 

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Annunciation’s Health Students Visit Inner-city Clinic

Annunciation’s Health Students Visit Inner-city Clinic

Students in The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School today visited Kaleida's North Buffalo Medical Park and were able to experience first-hand how an inner-city health clinic works. It was an excellent and informative behind-the-scenes tour!

Located at 900 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, the Medical Park specializes in internal medicine, dermatology and social work services. 

The Center for Health Science is an innovative two-year curriculum that offers students hands-on opportunities in a variety of health science environments. Among the supporters of the Center are Independent Health, UNYTS, Catholic Health and Kaleida Health.

Annunciation School to Host Seminar on Internet Safety and Cyber-bullying

Annunciation School to Host Seminar on Internet Safety and Cyber-bullying

Annunciation School in Elma, a growing Catholic elementary school serving children from Pre-K3 through Grade 8, will host a seminar titled “Protecting Our Children — Internet Safety and Cyber-bullying,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, in the school gym. Sponsored by the Home School Guild, the event will feature Vanita Evans, community outreach specialist with the Buffalo division of the FBI. 

Annunciation School is located at 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event is free and open to the public. 

How Does Your School District Stack Up?

How Does Your School District Stack Up?

Williamsville Schools Ranked 4th Upstate; Clarence, East Aurora Also Earn High Marks Locally

Courtesy Business First of Buffalo

The Pittsford Central School District is the top-rated public school system in Upstate New York, according to new rankings issued Thursday (October 27) by Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication.

Pittsford, a district in suburban Rochester, earned the highest score among

431 Upstate districts in Business First's analysis of four years of standardized test data.

The runners-up in the new Upstate academic standings are No. 2 Fayetteville-Manlius (suburban Syracuse), No. 3 Brighton (suburban Rochester), No. 4 Williamsville (suburban Buffalo) and No. 5 Skaneateles (suburban Syracuse).

Annunciation Students Visit Buffalo General Hospital

Annunciation Students Visit Buffalo General Hospital

Students participating in the new Center for Health Science at Annunciation School in Elma were given a lesson in lung function, learned some CPR training tips and were taught how to administer an injection during a field trip to Buffalo General Hospital on Thursday, October 20. This is the third health-related field trip for the student this year. Previous visits were to Rural/Metro Medical Services and Mercy Flight.

The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School is an innovative two-year curriculum that offers students hands-on opportunities in a variety of health science environments. Among the supporters of the Center are Independent Health, UNYTS, Catholic Health and Kaleida Health.

MQA Students Collecting for Compass House

MQA Students Collecting for Compass House

 

During the month of October, the eighth-grade class at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is sponsoring a collection for Compass House. 

Located in Buffalo, Compass House offers safe shelter and crisis counseling for runaway and homeless youth. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Compass House is in need of personal care items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, lip balm, lotion and hand sanitizer, washcloths, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Travel-size items are encouraged.