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Anthem Prep Newsletter, August 15, 2019

August 22, 2019 -
 
School Dates to Note:

  • August 16 – Last Day to sign up for Sports Kidz Fall Basketball
  • August 19 – Last Day to order your School Spirit Shirt
  • August 20 -Junior Parent Night
  • August 21 -Middle School & High School Curriculum Night
  • August 22 -Archway K – 5th Grade Curriculum Night
  • August 30 – Half Day of School – Dismissals: K – 2nd grades 11:45am; 3rd – 12th grades 12:05pm
  • August 30 – All School Spirit Shirt Day
  • September 2 – No School – Labor Day
  • September 4 – All School Picture Day
  • September 6 – Archway Legs for Literacy (K – 5th Grade)
  • September 13 – All School Spirit Shirt Day
  • September 13 – Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day (6-12th grade)
  • September 16 – No School
  • September 18 – PSO Meeting 5-6pm
  • September 18 – 3rd Grade Bar Modeling Night
  • September 20 – PSO Movie Night Screen on the Green
  • September 27 – Half Day of School – Dismissals: K – 2nd grades 11:45am; 3rd – 12th grades 12:05pm
  • September 23-27 Prep Spirit Week (6-12th grade)
  • September 27 – All School Spirit Shirt Day
  • September 27 – High School Homecoming Dance (9-12th grade)
  • September 28 -Great Hearts Gala
  • October 1 – Order your Prep Yearbook before the prices increase on 10/2
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note from the Director of Operations: Jennifer Sylvester
  2. A Note from the Assistant Headmaster, Archway: Sarah Hoagland
  3. A Note from the Regional Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson
  4. Thank you Student & Parents
  5. Dress Code Reminder
  6. Archway Clubs
  7. Performing Arts School Year Performances
  8. Order Your School Spirit Shirts by 8/19
  9. Concert Band
  10. Concert Choir
  11. Sports Kidz Fall Basketball Sign Up – Last day to Register is 8/16
  12. Prep Yearbooks
  13. Junior Parent Night
  14. Middle School & High School Curriculum Night
  15. Archway K – 5th Grade Curriculum Night
  16. All School Spirit Shirt Day
  17. All School Picture Day
  18. Archway Legs for Literacy
  19. Prep Socks for Senior Trip
  20. PSO Meeting
  21. 3rd Grade Bar Modeling Night
  22. PSO Movie Night Screen on the Green
  23. Prep Spirit Week
  24. High School Homecoming Dance
  25. Great Hearts Gala

PSO NEWSLETTER:

CLICK HERE  to view the PSO Newsletter

A Note from the Director of Operations: Jennifer Sylvester

Welcome back to school!  It is so refreshing to see your students’ shining and smiling faces as we enter our third week.  It feels like summer break has just flown by!

I would like to remind you of our parking lot etiquette before the school year proceeds much farther.

Carline A drivers:

  • Only drop off your student along the curb with the assistance of a volunteer/staff member.
  • Do not drop your student off at the corner of Gavilan Peak.
  • Do not drop your student off at the crosswalk by the recess field.

Carline B drivers:

  • Turn right behind Circle K.
  • Stop at intersection at cul-de-sac.
  • Stay in your own lane when turning left.

All drivers and families:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Watch for running children.
  • Watch for cars entering or exiting the parking lot.
  • Watch for cars parking or backing up from parking spaces.
  • Do not drive down a parking lane, then back up the length of the parking lane.
  • If parking and picking up your student on campus after school, for security purposes, please bring your carline card with you to hold.  Otherwise, we will ask you to please wait for dismissal west of the flagpole.

Thank you for your help in keeping all of our students safe!

A Note from the Assistant Headmaster, Archway: Sarah Hoagland

Galileo testing–All students in grades 2-5, will be assessed four times this year using a standardized test in both Reading and Math.  This is done in order to track student growth, identify students who are falling behind, and react quickly in providing necessary interventions if possible.  These tests are not a part of your student’s grades and there is no preparation for them.  This is not to be confused with state standardized testing that will be done in March and April for students in grades 3-5.  Please contact Mrs. Hoagland at shoagland@anthemprep.org if you have any questions.

A Note from the Regional Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson

My name is Diane Tyson and I have the privilege of as serving as the Academy Giving Manager for our school community. My role at Anthem Prep | Archway is to raise the funds for our school that make our educational model possible. I look forward to partnering with you throughout the school year to support our great academy. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at dtyson@anthemprep.org or 623.223.1588 should you need any assistance starting your school year.

Thank You Students & Parents

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our students and parents that came out to help the front office sort books, stuff folders, fill lockers, and help with other tasks during the summer to help get ready for the new school year: Annika Paluch, Melanie Preddy, Zachary  Foy, Ryan Quirk, Aidan Quirk, Aaron Motter, Ben Motter, Ethan Dumpit, Kegan Wadsworth, David Mickley, Hannah Soliman, Melissa Luft, Stephanie Motter, Kirsten Wadsworth, Karen Beeman, Kara Rijke, Melissa Hatley and Melissa McGrath.

Dress Code Reminder

We are beginning to settle into this school year and as we do we’d like to remind you to look over the dress code in the family handbook (Dress Code 2019-2020.docx  for the dress code from the handbook). We have been addressing issues on our side but if you can catch them at home that would help us and probably be easier for your children. It is always very important to keep the “why” of the dress code in mind. At AP, we try to reduce the noise our students experience so they can focus whole-heartedly on the curriculum and meaningful relationships. Part of this noise is clothing. At AP, students don’t have to compete to have the nicest or trendiest clothes, they don’t have to worry about being judged, etc. We are unified in form. As we have dress code rules, it is imperative to uphold them.

Here are a couple of quick reminders:

  • Students are not allowed to wear anklets.
  • No hoodie of any kind is to be worn anywhere on campus for the entire school year. Please prepare ahead of time for this one as we don’t like to ask students to remove them when the weather is cold but we will do so. There is a thick jacket available from the supplier.
  • Be sure skirt and short lengths are in accordance with the handbook. Also be sure pants fit properly.

Thank you for your support.

Archway Clubs

We are excited to announce several club opportunities for our Archway students.  At this time, please note that the Art Club for quarter one and Homework Club are full and currently have wait listed students.

Drama Club – Grades 4-5

Piano Club – Grades 3-5

Chess Club – Grades K-2

Chess Club – Grades 3-8

LEGO Club – Grades K-2

LEGO Club – Grades 3-5

Dance Club – Grades K-2

SportsKidz – Grades K-5

Enrollment is taken on a first come, first served basis.  Payment and other information are in the flyers so please read them carefully.

If you have any questions, please contact club coordinators directly.

Performing Arts School Year Performances
Please check out the attached FLYER to see all of the amazing performances the Anthem Prep Performing Arts have scheduled this school year. Please come out support and enjoy every show!

Order Your School Spirit Shirts by 8/19

If you have not yet purchased your students school spirit shirt, this is your chance.  Please click here to purchase you spirit shirts.  Shirts can only be worn on the following assigned spirit days:

Spirit Days:  8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 1/17, 2/7, 2/28, 3/20, 4/3, 4/24, 5/8. The deadline to order shirts is 8/19/2019.

Students may wear spirit shirts that were purchased  last year as well.  Spirit shirts any older than that are no longer allowed to be worn.

Go Eagles!!!

Concert Band (6th – 12th grade)
Concert Band rehearsals have started!  If you have already started attending, or are interested in attending, please fill out the following form by August 23rd, 2019!  https://forms.gle/UJNuBa3TQbc4EWmx5

Concert Choir (9th – 12th grade)

Concert Choir rehearsals have started!  Concert choir is an auditioned choir open for 9th-12th grade.  If your student is a part of it, please fill out the following form by August 23rd 2019.  https://forms.gle/cXhkWszVBNn2mXSK9

Sports Kidz Fall Basketball Sign Up

Registration for Sports Kidz Fall Basketball K – 5th grade is now open at https://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/601?code=MEAvVd4Sa2.  LAST DAY to Register is 8/16/19!!

Prep Yearbooks

Order your Prep Yearbook before the price increases.  Prep Yearbooks will be $45 until October 1st.  Please order your Yearbook at the link below:

https://anthemprep.greatheartsamerica.org/family-resources/

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2055379/Anthem-Preparatory-Academy/2020-Yearbook/20190730042903013118/CATALOG_SHOP/

8/20 Junior Parent Night

Junior Parent Night 6-7pm in the Commons.  Junior Parent Night is designed to provide you with the necessary information and support needed to approach the college admissions process.  During this event we will have a presentation on the college admissions process and what the student should be doing in both 11th and 12th grades, terminology and common misunderstandings, and of course answer any questions or concerns you may have.  We will have handouts available as well for you take along and peruse at your leisure. We strongly encourage students and parents to attend, as very important information will be provided during this time.

8/21 Curriculum Night Middle School & High School
Curriculum night is a great opportunity for parents to go through a shortened version of their student’s schedule.  Prep Curriculum Night will begin promptly at 6:00pm in the Commons. Prep families  will receive an email  detailing their student’s schedule with room number assignments by the end of the week.

8/22 Curriculum Night Archway K – 5th Grade
Archway Curriculum night 6:00 – 7:45pm will start in the Commons and follow the attached SCHEDULE .

8/30, 9/13, 9/27 Spirit Shirt Day – All School

K – 12th grade students may wear approved spirit shirts, still following other uniform guidelines. Students may wear spirit shirts that were purchased  last year as well.  Spirit shirts any older than that are no longer allowed to be worn.

9/4 All School Picture Day
All School Picture Day – Individual and Class Photos.

9/6 Archway Legs for Literacy  K – 5th Grade

Archway K – 5th grade students donate $1 and wear bright colorful socks!

9/13 Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day

Prep students (6th thru 12th grade) may wear bright colorful socks and donate $1 towards Senior Trip.

9/18 PSO Meeting  5-6pm

The Next PSO meeting will be held September 18th at 5pm in the Commons.   We hope to see you there!

9/18 3rd Grade Bar Modeling Night

3rd Grade Bar Modeling Night 6-7pm in Rooms 306 and 308.

9/20 PSO Movie Night Screen on the Green

PSO Event – Details to follow.

9/23 – 9/27 Prep Spirit Week (6-12th grade)
Details to follow soon.

9/27 High School Homecoming Dance
9 – 12th grade High School Homecoming Dance, Commons, 7-10pm. More details to follow.

9/28 Great Hearts Gala
Join us at the Great Hearts Gala on September 28th at Chateau Luxe, including a hosted cocktail hour, silent and live auction, dinner, program, music, and dancing under the stars! Funds raised at the Gala support Great Hearts teachers network-wide through professional development and the Teacher Excellence Fund. Visit www.greatheartsgala.org to purchase your tickets or sponsorship package today! Contact Brenna Norris at bnorris@greatheartsaz.org or 602-438-7045 for additional information.

 

Contact Information
Jennifer Sylvester, Director of Operations
623-223-1600
jsylvester@anthemprep.org

Shefali Kubavat, Office Manager
623-223-1593
skubavat@anthemprep.org
Attendance Line:
623-465-4776 Option 6
or ccarvolth@anthemprep.org

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