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Anthem Prep Newsletter, December 5, 2018

December 5, 2018 -
School Dates to Note:

  • Now  – 12/6 Holiday Candygram Sales
  • Now – 12/18 Snowstorm
  • Now – 12/21 Anthem Prep Houses Book Drive
  • Dec 6 – 12th Grade Drama Performance Much Ado About Nothing
  • Dec 7 – 12th Grade Drama Performance Rossum’s Universal Robots
  • Dec 7  – Wildlife World Zoo Field Trip – 7th Grade
  • Dec 10 – Musical Instrument Museum Field Trip – 3rd Grade
  • Dec 11 – Art Show
  • Dec 12 – Spelling Bee
  • Dec 14  – Spirit Shirt Day
  • Dec 14 – Archway Movie Night The Polar Express
  • Dec 14 – Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day
  • Dec 14 – Anthem Prep Choirs 7pm at Illumination TM
  • Dec 15 – Anthem Prep Choirs 4pm at the Outlets at Anthem
  • Dec 15 – Prep Chess Team Tournament
  • Dec 19 – 21  Half Days of School – Dismissals: K-2nd grades 11:45am; 3rd – 12th grades 12:05pm
  • Dec 19 – 21 Prep Students Final Exams
  • Dec 21 – Student Winter Celebration
  • Dec 24 – Jan 4 Winter Break!!!
  • Jan7 – Jan 9  NO School – Project Week – students begin working on their projects at home
  • Jan 10 – Jan 11  Half Days of School – Dismissals: K – 2nd grades 11:45am; 3rd – 12th grades 12:05pm
  • Jan 7 –  Jan 11  Archway Project Week (grades 1 – 5)
  • Jan 7 –  Jan 11 Prep Project Week  (grades 6 – 12)
  • Jan 7 – Jan  11  Prep Parent Teacher Conferences (grades 6-12)
  • Jan 10 – Jan 11  Archway Parent Teacher Conferences (grades K-5)
  • Feb 5 – Bard Competition Round 1
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note from the Assistant Headmaster, Archway: Sarah Hoagland
  2. A Note from the Regional Academy Giving Manager:  Diane Tyson
  3. A Note from the Director of Athletics:  Rick Watmore
  4. PSO Information
  5. The Front Office Needs Tissues!!!
  6. Snowstorm has started!
  7. Holiday Candygrams
  8. Anthem Prep Houses Book Drive 11/5/18-12/21/18
  9. 4th Annual Spelling Bee Details: 1st – 8th Grade
  10. Yearbook Sales
  11. 12th Grade Drama Performance Much Ado About Nothing
  12. 12th Grade Drama Performance Rossum’s Universal Robots
  13. Art Show
  14. Spelling Bee
  15. Spirit Shirt Day
  16. Archway Movie Night The Polar Express
  17. Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day
  18. Anthem Prep Choirs Holiday Caroling
  19. Prep Chess Team Tournament
  20. Prep Students Final Exams
  21. All School Student Winter Celebration
  22. Archway Project Week
  23. Prep Project Week
  24. Archway Parent Teacher Conferences
  25. Prep Parent Teacher Conferences
  26. Calling all Bards!!
A Note from the Assistant Headmaster, Archway: Sarah Hoagland
As we head into the remaining weeks of the first semester, we want to remind you all of the updated uniform shoe policy that went into effect this school year.  We would like to see all students in compliance no later than January 10, 2019.  Please refer to the Family Handbook published on the website for additional information on the uniform policy.  Thank you.

Boy’s Shoes

a. Color: The shoes should be solid white, or solid black

b. No colors on the shoes or soles

c. No neon or bright colored shoe laces (black shoes must have black laces and white shoes must have white laces)

d. Style: Athletic (tennis, Keds) shoes.

Girl’s Shoes

a. Color: The shoes should be solid white, or solid black

b. No colors on the shoes or soles

c. No neon or bright colored shoe laces (black shoes must have black laces and white shoes must have white laces)

d. Style: Athletic (tennis, Keds) shoes.

A Note from the Regional Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson
TAX CREDIT

Thank you to those families who have already participated in our 2018 Arizona Public School Tax Credit drive!  Because of you, our Anthem Prep athletic teams are doing better than ever!

If you have yet to make your Tax Credit contribution to Anthem Prep | Archway Anthem, please click here.  Don’t forget that you will receive your contribution back as a dollar-for-dollar credit. Please contact Diane Tyson at 623.223.1588 or dtyson@anthemprep.org with questions.

GO EAGLES!

A Note from the Director of Athletics: Rick Watmore
Great news!  We now  have a middle school website for sports  http://ghmsl.8to18.com/.  The website can be used for schedules, scores, and most of all standings for  MS sports.  The website also contains a link to our sports website anthemprepathletics.com.  Enjoy!

PSO Information
CLICK HERE  to see the official PSO Newsletter.

The Polar Express will be held on December 14th – see newsletter for details.

Thank you Spirit Committee for making the locker decorations for our Winter Sports Athletes!

If you are interested in helping with the Mother Son Event on January 19, 2019,  please contact Tisha Huebsch at tishahuebsch@yahoo.com.

The Front Office Needs Tissues!!!
It is that time of year again!!! The front office is in need of Kleenex. Please, please if you are able to donate a box or two, please drop them off at the front office! Thank you in advance for your help during this allergy, runny nose time of year!

Snowstorm has started!!
What is Snowstorm? It has been an Archway|Prep tradition to collect money for our hard-working teachers and dedicated staff, in lieu of individual gifts from families. Please see attached FLYER  for details and link to contribute. Please make your contributions no later than Tuesday, December 18th.

Snowstorm homemade cookies and treats!  The PSO will also be giving our amazing staff homemade cookies and treats as part of the Snowstorm.  Please sign up today at   http://signup.com/go/NZZqfzq  to make treats before all the spots are filled!

Holiday Candygrams
Holiday Candygram sales began Monday November 19th.  Candygram sales will run until Thursday, December 6. Proceeds to benefit the Senior Trip.

  • Candygrams are $2.00 per Candygram – choices are Hershey’s chocolate bars, Skittles and Starburst.
  • Candygrams will be sold before and after school out front by the mailbox and during lunch in the Commons.
  • Save time and download the attached form  and fill it out ahead of time!!
  • Candygrams will then be distributed on Friday, December 7, as follows:
    • Archway – Candygrams will be delivered to the homeroom teacher classrooms and distributed at the end of the day.
    • Middle School – Candygrams will be distributed at the end of 6th period.
    • High School – Candygrams will be distributed during Humane Letters classes.

Anthem Prep Houses Book Drive

Anthem Prep Houses Book Drive 11/5/18 – 12/21/18

Boxes will be set up in the front office for each house along with jars for spare change. Donated books will be sent to military personnel and their families. The spare change will be collected to help pay shipping costs for the books. The Arktoi House will be overseeing the donations.

 

The leadership of the houses will be working cooperatively to pack everything up over break.

Please look on your shelves and see what you can give to help our sailors and soldiers feel connected to home!

4th Annual Spelling Bee Details: 1st – 8th Grade
We are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Anthem Prep|Archway Anthem Spelling Bee! We are excited to demonstrate the skills we have acquired through our phonetic and linguistic studies, and we look forward to the continued growth of this tradition of robust academic competition.

The timeline is as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – The Fourth Annual Anthem Prep|Archway Anthem Spelling Bee will be held at 3:30 in the Commons. The top 19 spellers in grades 1-8 will compete for the title of Anthem Prep|Archway Anthem Spelling Bee Champion. The winner will receive a trophy and an invitation to proceed to the Great Hearts District Spelling Bee.
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019– The top speller from Anthem Prep|Archway Anthem is invited to compete in the Great Hearts District Spelling Bee (details and times to follow.)
  • Dates TBD – Winners from the Great Hearts District Spelling Bee will be invited to various regional bees depending on the location of their schools. Regional winners will be invited to the Arizona Spelling Bee, and Arizona winners will proceed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

What can you do to prepare?

*Visit http://spellingbee.com/resources-students to find additional materials and helpful strategies.

* Get a head start preparing for the Great Hearts District Bee and Phoenix Regional Bees through Merriam-Webster’s Spell It at http://spellit.com.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we warmly invite you and your family to share in the excitement of this academic competition as we continue to nurture the development of our students into critical thinkers, excellent communicators, and great-hearted contributors to our community. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Marrama, Archway 4th Grade Teacher at lmarrama@anthemprep.org or William Bertain, Dean of Academics|Master Teacher of History|Humane Letters & History Faculty at wbertain@anthemprep.org.

Yearbook Sales

Hello Families! Just a friendly reminder to purchase your student’s yearbook before the price increases in January. The only way to be guaranteed a book is to get your order in online!

Prep Families please use this link : https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2055379/Anthem-Preparatory-Academy/

Archway families please use this link: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2372263/Archway-Classical-Academy/

Families of Seniors!  If you would like to order a Senior Ad for your students please use this link! http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_ra_flash.asp?CID=277971&PFID=2018060504225864763

Please email Mrs. Grubaugh with any questions. DGrubaugh@anthemprep.org

 

12/6 12th Grade Drama Performance

12th Grade Drama Performance Much Ado About Nothing 6:30pm in the gym.

12/7 12th Grade Drama Performance
12th Grade Drama Performance Rossum’s Universal Robots 6:30pm in the gym.

12/11 Art Show
Join us for the Archway and Prep Art Show on December 11th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm in the Commons!  Archway and Prep art students are required to attend the Art Show for 10 minutes or more between 5pm and 6:30pm, present their artwork to a parent and/or a teacher, and answer your questions about his or her artwork.  Students may wear their uniform or they may come in concert attire or similar, semi-formal appropriate attire for a performance event (no jeans with holes, no yoga pants or t-shirts with cartoon characters, etc).

12/12 Spelling Bee: 1st – 8th grade
The Fourth Annual Anthem Prep|Archway Anthem Spelling Bee will be held on December 12th at 3:30 in the Commons. The top 19 spellers in grades 1-8 will compete for the title of Spelling Bee Champion. The winner will receive a trophy and an invitation to proceed to the Great Hearts District Spelling Bee.

12/14 Spirit Shirt Day
K – 12th grades may wear approved spirit shirts, still following other uniform guidelines.

12/14 Archway Family Movie Night The Polar Express
Archway Family Movie Night December 14th 6-8pm in the Commons. This is NOT a drop off event!  This event will feature crafts, hot cocoa and cookies and then a showing of the movie, “The Polar Express”. See the PSO Newsletter and attached FLYER  for more details.

12/14 Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day
Prep students (6th thru 12th grade) may wear bright colorful socks and donate $1 towards Senior Trip.

12/14 & 12/15 Anthem Prep Choirs Holiday Caroling!!!
All three together: Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, and Men’s Chorale! Two Dates:  Dec. 14th, 7pm at Illumination  and Dec.15th, 4pm at the Outlets at Anthem.  See FLYER  for details.

12/15 Prep Chess Team Tournament
The Anthem Prep Chess Team is hosting an individual invitational on Saturday,  December 15th from 8am – 4pm.  This event is open to all Great Hearts students in grades K – 12 and costs $15 to participate.  There will be four hour-long rounds and an awards ceremony at 3pm.  CLICK HERE  to see flyer for more details. Registration is limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRJWNhFTI6wVTnscOMjpfGuZsfH5nQLE31kri4Ru9WsdMHEQ/viewform

12/19-12/21 Prep Students Final Exams 
12/19-12/21 Prep Students (6th – 12th grade) Final Exams.  Final Exam Schedule coming soon.

12/21 Student Winter Celebration – Archway & Prep Students 
Once again the PSO would like to help the children celebrate the completion of finals and end of the 2nd Semester with a chocolate milk/cookie party on the last day of school before vacation Dec. 21st!! Volunteers and donations are needed. Please CLICK  here for details and volunteer sign up information. Thank you PSO!!!

1/7 -1/11 Archway Project Week: 1st – 5th Grade
Archway Project Week will be January 7th – January 11th for grades 1-5.  1/7-1/9 no school – students begin working on their projects at home.  All projects are due on January 14th for grades 1-4.  Students in grade 5 must have Science Fair Project ready by February 1st.

1/7 – 1/11 Prep Project Week: 6th – 12th Grade
Please look forward to an email from Mr. Bertain Dean of Academics with details.

1/7 – 1/11 Prep Parent Teacher Conferences:  6th – 12th Grade
Prep Parent Teacher Conferences will be held January 7th – January 11th.  Sign up information will come in an email soon.

1/10 – 1/11 Archway Parent Teacher Conferences: K – 5th Grade
Archway Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on January 10 and January 11.  Sign-up information will come in an email soon.

Calling all Bards!
The first round of the Bard Competition for 3rd – 5th grade students  is on February 5th.  Look for additional details in next week’s newsletter.  Information will also be sent from the homeroom teachers soon.

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

Websites and Links

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2018-19 School Calendar

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Archway Family Handbook

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