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Anthem Prep Newsletter, March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020 -

School Dates to Note:

  • March 6 – Half Day of School – Dismissals: K – 2nd grades 11:45am; 3rd – 12th grades 12:05pm
  • March 6 – 5th Grade Civil War Unit Celebration
  • March 6 – Donut Day – All School
  • March 9 – 13  Spring Break
  • March 13- Archway and Prep Yearbook Prices Increase
  • March 18- PSO Meeting
  • March 18- College Representative Visit Grand Canyon University
  • March 19 – Intro to College Night for Freshmen & Sophomores
  • March 20 – All School Spirit Shirt Day
  • March 20 – High School Coffee House Night
  • March 23  – AIMS Science Test 4th Grade
  • March 24  – Bard Competition Round 2 (3rd – 5th Grade)
  • March 24  – Re-enrollment: 4:00-6:00pm, Commons
  • March 24  – AIMS Science Test 8th Grade
  • March 25  – Re-enrollment: 2:00-4:30pm, Flag Pole
  • March 25  – AIMS Science Test 9th Grade
  • March 25 – SAT Exam Junior Class
  • March 26  – Re-enrollment: 4:00-6:00pm, Commons
  • March 26- College Representative Visit  University of Arizona
  • March 27 – Archway Mother/Son Everything is Awesome Lego Dance Party
  • March 28 – Anthem Prep Academy 2020 Junior/Senior Prom
  • March 30- April 24  – AzM2 Testing
  • April 2 – Anthem Prep Spring Musical Mary Poppins Jr.
  • April 3 – Anthem Prep Spring Musical Mary Poppins Jr.
  • April 3 – All School Spirit Shirt Day
  • April 3 – Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day
  • April 8- College Representative Visit Northern Arizona University
  • April 16 – 4th Grade Outreach  Daughters of the American Revolution Flag Presentation
  • April 17 – 5th Grade Outreach  Daughters of the American Revolution Flag Presentation
  • April 17 – 2nd Grade Greek Festival Unit Celebration
  • April 24 – Archway Anthem’s First Annual Literature Day
  • April 24 – Great Hearts Honor  Choir Festival
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note from the Office Manager: Shefali Kubavat
  2. Archway Parent Seminar
  3. College Representative Visits
  4. Junior College Counselor Appointments
  5. AzM2 Testing Information
  6. Donut Day – All School
  7. Archway and Prep Yearbook Prices Increase
  8. PSO Meeting
  9. Intro to College Night for Freshmen & Sophomores
  10. All School Spirit Shirt Day
  11. High School Coffee House Night
  12. Bard Competition Round 2 (3rd – 5th Grade)
  13. SAT Exam Junior Class
  14. Archway Mother/Son Everything is Awesome Lego Dance Party
  15. Anthem Prep Academy 2020 Junior/Senior Prom
  16. Anthem Prep Spring Musical Mary Poppins Jr
  17. Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day
  18. Archway Anthem’s First Annual Literature Day
  19. Great Hearts Honor Choir Festival
  20. Great Hearts Board of Directors Meetings
  21. Raptor System Implementation
  22. We Would Love Your Feedback

 

PSO NEWSLETTER:

CLICK HERE  to view the PSO Newsletter

A Note from the Office Manager: Shefali Kubavat

Great Hearts lead office sent an email to parents with a link to access the re-enrollment portal to re-enroll their current Anthem Prep|Archway students for school year 2020-2021.  Below are the instructions on next steps:

  • Review all pages on the portal and make any changes if necessary.
  • Print out the re-enrollment papers at the end.
  • Sign all required signature boxes.
  • Make a copy of your proof of residency.
  • Drop off paperwork during one of the assigned dates below:
    • 3/24/20 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Commons
    • 3/25/20 – 2:00 – 4:30 pm, Flag Pole
    • 3/26/20 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Commons

Please do not send paperwork with your student to school.  Paperwork will not be accepted by the front office staff.

 

Archway Parent Seminar:  We would like to extend to you an opportunity to enjoy one of the kinds of literature we present to our students as well as an introduction to the importance of teaching through stories.  Please join Mrs. Teresa Clark, Archway Headmaster,  at the school for coffee and a seminar discussion, March 23 from 8:00- 9:00am. See attached LINK  totaling eight pages of readings. There is an excerpt from Tending the Heart of Virtue by Vigen Guroian and a copy of The Goose-Girl at the Well from Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Please RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AA4AE2AA3FD0-archway1.  Hope you can join us!

 

College Representative Visits

Upcoming College Representative visits during Lyceum:

Grand Canyon University – March 18th

University of Arizona – March 26th

Northern Arizona University – April 8th

 

Junior College Counselor Appointments : Juniors – Remember to sign up for a time to meet with Ms. Ware and Mrs. Fitzgerald. We have times available on Saturday March 21st, but can also meet before/after school. Sign up in the binder outside Ms. Ware’s office.

 

AzM2 Testing Information: Please see the attached CALENDAR  for 3-8th grade-AzM2 testing.

  • Please make sure your student is in attendance during your student’s scheduled days of AzM2 testing. These tests do not have time limitations so please do not schedule appointments on the days of testing for your student.
  • Please notify the front office as soon as possible if your student will miss any of the testing sessions.
  • Make-up testing could happen anytime during the testing window, March 30 – April 24.
  • Students need to make sure they bring their headphones for designated testing days.
  • For additional information and practice tests for your student, go to the following website: www.azed.gov/azmerit

TUTORING, CLUBS, HOMEWORK AND OTHER

  • Tutoring and clubs will continue as scheduled during the weeks of AzM2 Testing.
  • Homework will not be assigned the evening before each day your student tests.
  • Students must arrive by 8:00 am.
  • Although the teacher might choose to ask students to read a particular literature book, please provide your child with a book to read after each test is finished.  No pop culture.

 

3/6 Donut Day – All School: Junior Class Senior Class Trip Event.  Donuts will be sold for $1 outside near the flag pole and in the Commons from 7:30-7:50am.  All proceeds support the 2021 Senior Trip.

 

3/13 Archway and Prep Yearbook Prices Increase:  The price of Yearbooks will go up on March 13, 2020!!!!

Yearbooks can be purchased online through May 1st. There will be a very limited amount of extra Yearbooks for sale in the front office. 

Order your Prep Yearbook  at the link below for $50 through March 13th. After March 13th the price increases to $55:

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

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

Order your Archway Yearbook at the link  below:

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

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2372263/Archway-Classical-Academy/2020-Yearbook/20190731042725910107/CATALOG_SHOP/

 

3/18 PSO Meeting: The next PSO meeting will be held March 18th at 8am in the Commons.  Please ensure that when you arrive you check in with the Front Office.  We ask all visitors to have their valid state-issued ID ready to be scanned in order to be let on campus and obtain a sticker. We hope to see you there!

 

3/19 Intro to College Night for Freshmen & Sophomores: Freshmen and Sophomore students and their parents are invited to attend Introduction to College Night, Thursday, March 19th from 6:30-7:30PM in the Commons.

During this event, College Counseling will speak about your student’s post-secondary plans. Families will learn how the Anthem Prep College Counseling program will support you and your student. Topics will include the value of summer programs, college visits, the importance of building a resume, standardized testing, and how college counselors will support students and their families throughout high school. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

3/20 & 4/3 All School Spirit Shirt Day: 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 older than that are no longer allowed to be worn.  Items from the Spirit Store are not allowed.

 

3/20 High School Coffee House Night: All currently enrolled high school students and alumni are invited to Spring Coffee House Night on Friday, March 20th from 6 -9pm outside under the sails! High school students that would like to perform must fill out and return the Coffee House Sign-Up Sheet.

 

3/24 Bard Competition Round 2: 3rd – 5th grade Bard Competition Round 2, Commons, 1:30 – 2:30pm.

 

3/25 SAT Exam Junior Class: On March 25, Junior students will have the opportunity to take the SAT during school. Registration and fees will be taken care of by Anthem Prep.  Please arrive at school no later than 7:45am and bring pencils, a calculator and a snack. Remember that no cell phones or smart watches are allowed at testing locations. Make sure you’re taking every opportunity to prepare for the SAT. For free test preparation, visit Khan Academy.

 

3/27 Archway Mother/Son Everything is Awesome Lego Dance Party:  PSO Sponsored Event.  More details to come.

 

3/28 Anthem Prep Academy 2020 Junior/Senior Prom: Juniors and Seniors, please join us for a night in the Roaring Twenties at the Anthem Prep Academy 2020 Junior/Senior Prom on Saturday March 28, 2020 at The Encore Room at Arizona Broadway Theatre (7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ  85382) from 7:00-11:00pm.  Please see attached Student Registration/Permission Form  for payment and dress code details.

Payment must be submitted via the Anthem Prep payment portal only.  A hard copy of the permission slip  must be turned into the Office:

 

4/2 & 4/3 Anthem Prep Spring Musical Mary Poppins Jr:

Anthem Prep Spring Musical Mary Poppins Jr:  April 2nd and April 3rd, 6:30pm, Gymnasium.  Doors open at 6:00pm.Entrance fee:  $5 for adults, $2 for students, 5 and under free or  $1 with a non-perishable or a canned food item donation.

 

4/3 Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day:  Prep students (6-12th grade) may wear bright colorful socks and donate $1 towards the 2021 Senior Trip.

 

4/24 Archway Anthem’s First Annual Literature Day:  We are excited to announce Archway Anthem’s First Annual Literature Day!

On April 24, students in grades K-5 may dress up as their favorite character from a literary selection they have studied at Archway Anthem.  We will be celebrating our curriculum that day by reading at a common time and then having a parade so students can see each other’s creative costumes.  See attached FLYER  for more details.

It is sure to become a beloved tradition!

 

4/24 Great Hearts Honor Choir Festival:  Great Hearts Honor Choir Festival: April 24th @ Camelback Bible Church

 

Great Hearts Board of Directors Meetings:

Upcoming  Board of Directors Meetings @ North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, 14100 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Time is TBD.

  • May 14, 2020

 

Raptor System Implementation:  In order to ensure the safety of our campuses, we have implemented the Raptor Visitor Management System, which helps us to always know who is on our campus.  A communication was sent on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 about this change; however, if you did not see it, please click HERE to view the original communication.  This new system went live on Monday, February 17th, 2020 and allows us to track visitors, vendors and volunteers in a better way.  Starting on Monday, February 17th, we ask that all visitors have their valid state-issued ID ready to be scanned to be let on campus.  The security of our community is of the utmost importance, and we appreciate your cooperation, understanding and patience as we roll out the Raptor Visitor Management System.  If you have questions about Raptor or its implementation, please reach out to Headmaster Clark or Headmaster Goodrich.

 

We Would Love Your Feedback:  Anthem Preparatory Academy would love your feedback. Post a review to our Google profile at https://g.page/AnthemPrep/review?gm.

 

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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