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Anthem Prep Newsletter, March 13, 2019

March 15, 2019 -
School Dates to Note:

  • Mar 14 – Mar 19 Senior Trip
  • Mar 14 – Pi Day
  • Mar 15 – Last Day to purchase your Yearbook online!
  • Mar 15 – Half Day of School – Dismissals: K – 2nd grades 11:45am; 3rd – 12th grades 12:05pm
  • Mar 18 – Mar 22 Spring Break
  • Mar 26 – Volunteer Fingerprinting 4:00-5:00pm (required to volunteer at AP)
  • Mar 26 – Re-enrollment 3:15 – 6:30pm
  • Mar 26 – 4th grade AIMS Science
  • Mar 27 – Re-enrollment 1:00 – 3:00pm
  • Mar 27 – SAT Exam – Juniors Only
  • Mar 28 – 8th grade AIMS Science
  • Mar 29 -9th grade AIMS Science
  • Mar 29 –  Spirit Shirt Day All School
  • Mar 29 – High School Coffee House Night
  • Mar 30 – PSO Mother Son Event
  • Apr 1-26 Az Merit Testing grades 3-8
  • Apr 4 – Spring Musical Bye Bye Birdie
  • Apr 5 – Spring Musical Bye Bye Birdie
  • Apr 6 – Junior/Senior Prom “The Lost City of Atlantis”
  • Apr 12 – Spirit Shirt Day
  • Apr 12 – Sock Hop
  • Apr 19 & Apr 22 – No School
  • Apr 23 – New Parent Meeting 5:00-6:00pm
Table of Contents:

  1. Re-enrollment
  2. A Note from the Anthem Archway Headmaster Teresa Clark and the Anthem Prep Headmaster Grant Goodrich
  3. A Note from the Assistant Headmaster, Archway: Sarah Hoagland
  4. A Note from the Regional Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson
  5. Az Merit/AIMS Testing Information
  6. Lost and Found
  7. Archway Spring Basketball
  8. Pi Day
  9. Last Day to purchase your Yearbook online
  10. Volunteer Fingerprinting
  11. SAT Exam
  12. Spirit Shirt Day – All School
  13. High School Coffee House Night
  14. PSO Mother Son Event
  15. Spring Musical Bye Bye Birdie
  16. Junior/Senior Prom “The Lost City of Atlantis”
  17. Sock Hop
  18. New Parent Meeting
Re-enrollment

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 students for school year 2019-2020.  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
    • 3/26/19 – 3:15 – 6:30 pm
    • 3/27/19 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

A Note from the Anthem Archway Headmaster Teresa Clark and the Anthem Prep Headmaster Grant Goodrich
Dear Parents,

Robert Wagner, Chief Administrative Officer of Great Hearts America, recently sent an email regarding a 7-10 minute survey that will remain available until 11:59 PM PST on March 31.  Please participate in this survey.  As Mr. Wagner mentioned, your responses are anonymous and will help Great Hearts and us identify and prioritize areas for improvement in the coming year. This in turn will help us better serve you and the students as we work to fulfill our mission of cultivating the minds and hearts of the students in the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.

Families with students who are currently attending, please take one survey for each school where your child is enrolled. Hence, if your student is enrolled in Archway and Prep, please fill out two surveys with information accordingly.

Survey link: https://greatheartsamerica.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2nPoNACPctctj7

Please contact Katie Carmer at kcarmer@greatheartsamerica.org with questions or if you have difficulties completing the survey.

Additionally, if you have any specific issue, concern, or recommendations, we invite you to speak to us directly.

With gratitude,

Teresa Clark                                        Grant Goodrich

Anthem Archway Headmaster           Anthem Prep Headmaster

A Note from the Assistant Headmaster, Archway: Sarah Hoagland

NEW PARENT MEETING: 

Mark your calendars now for the New Parent Meeting that will take place on April 23 from 5:00 – 6:00pm in the Commons.  You will receive additional information about the school, learn about what your newly-enrolled student will experience at Archway Anthem, and have a chance to meet some teachers from each grade level, K-5.

Additionally, if you are interested in volunteer opportunities you must undergo a fingerprint clearance.  We will be fingerprinting parent volunteers that same day from 4:00 – 5:00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

A Note from the Regional Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson

Thank you for supporting our tax credit drive.  We are 77% to goal!  Please help us fully fund our athletic, extra-curricular and Archway outreach programs.   Don’t forget our tax credit contest.   Check out the latest standings!   Contribute here!

Az Merit/AIMS Testing Information

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Please see the attached CALENDAR for 3-9th grade-AzMERIT/AIMS testing.

  • Please make sure your student is in attendance during your student’s scheduled days of AzMERIT/AIMS 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, April 1 – April 26.
  • 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 AzMERIT/AIMS 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.

Lost and Found
Please remind your student to stop by the Lost & Found area by the front office before the end of the day Friday March 15th @ noon to look for lost items.  There are a lot of water bottles, lunch boxes and sweaters.  All remaining items on the shelf or sweater rack will be donated Friday afternoon.

 

Archway Spring Basketball
Spring Basketball will not start 3/12 as scheduled. Instead, with flag football just finishing and Spring Break right around the corner, we would like to give more time for additional registrations.

Therefore, we will host the first practice following Spring Break on 3/26, with all other dates remaining the same. Practices will now be held from 3:20-4:30 pm (+10 minutes) to give athletes the same amount of practice time.

Additionally, please let Jonathan Cottrell, Athletic Director Sports Kidz AZ  661.860.0067 jonc@sportskidzaz.org  www.sportskidzaz.org know if your child will be attending the basketball tournament on May 4th.  Please click HERE  for registration and sign up information.

3/14 Pi Day All School

See PSO Newsletter and attached FLYER  for details.

3/15 Last day to purchase your Yearbook online

Hello, Families! Just a friendly reminder to purchase your student’s yearbook. March 15th is the last day to purchase online and be guaranteed a book.

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/

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

3/26 Volunteer Fingerprinting
4:00 – 5:00pm in the Commons. Volunteers must be fingerprinted to assist in the classroom, assist with lunch distribution, chaperone field trips, and assist with many other opportunities.  Please bring proof of identification (driver’s license).

3/27 SAT Exam
Juniors Only! Students please bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils and your calculator with new batteries or fully charged to school on the day of the exam.  Students must wear their school uniforms.

3/29 & 4/12 Spirit Shirt Day – All School

K – 12th grade students may wear approved spirit shirts, still following other uniform guidelines.

3/29 High School Coffee House Night
All currently enrolled high school students are invited to Coffee House Night on Friday 3/29 6:00 – 9:00pm outside under the sails.  High School students that would like to perform must fill out and return the Coffee House Sign Up Sheet available at the front office.

3/30 PSO Mother Son Event
10:00am – 12:30pm – See PSO newsletter for details.

4/4 & 4/5 Spring Musical Bye Bye Birdie
Anthem Prep Performing Arts presents Bye Bye Birdie, April 4th and 5th, 6:30pm in the Gym.  Admission $2 or a non-perishable food item (1 non-perishable food item per person). Donations will be sent to Foothills Food Bank.  See attached FLYER for details.

4/6 Junior/Senior Prom “The Lost City of Atlantis”
Junior/Senior Prom “The Lost City of Atlantis” will be held on Saturday April 6th 6:00-10:00pm at Modern Grove Views at OdySea.  STRICT DEADLINE for permission form and ticket purchase is Wednesday April 3rd at 3:15pm.  Please click HERE  for Student Registration/Permission Form and 2019 Junior/Senior Prom Policies and Dress Code.

Link for $85 payment March 12 – March 31: http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/528/?code=0luUbcDN9F

Link for $105 payment April 1 – April 3: http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/529/?code=KRQikuP9Uw

4/12 Sock Hop
Details to follow soon.

4/23 New Parent Meeting
Mark your calendars now for the New Parent Meeting that will take place on April 23 from 5:00 – 6:00pm in the Commons.  You will receive additional information about the school, learn about what your newly-enrolled student will experience at Archway Anthem, and have a chance to meet some teachers from each grade level, K-5.

Additionally, if you are interested in volunteer opportunities you must undergo a fingerprint clearance.  We will be fingerprinting parent volunteers that same day from 4:00 – 5:00.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Information
Jennifer Sylvester, Director of Operations
623-223-1600
jsylvester@anthemprep.orgShefali Kubavat, Office Manager
623-223-1593
skubavat@anthemprep.org
Attendance Line:
623-465-4776 Option 6
or ccarvolth@anthemprep.org
Websites and Links

Anthem Prep Website

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Event Calendar
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2018-19 School Calendar

AP High School & Middle School Extra- Curricular Programs

Archway Family Handbook

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