Anthem Prep Newsletter, November 28, 2018
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|A Note from the Office Manager: Shefali Kubavat
Currently enrolled students do not need to submit a new application for school year 2019-2020. Please note that you will receive an email regarding re-enrollment for school year 2019-2020 in March of 2019. Please look for an email with details in upcoming newsletters.
A Note from the Assistant Headmaster, Archway: Sarah Hoagland
A Note from the Dean of Students: Doug Pillsbury
CELL PHONES AND PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY
The use of cell phones/smart phones, and smart watches during the school day is prohibited. The reason for such a prohibition is to promote an uninterrupted academic environment. The school has a compelling interest in keeping students not just physically present on campus but mentally and emotionally present as well. The ways in which use of phones and social media encourage detachment from real persons and conversations are commonplace. The ways in which technology can aid and abet academic dishonesty are a growing concern for college and high school educators nationwide, and while a great many schools, districts, and institutions of higher education have entirely given up on restricting personal tech use in any venue, Great Hearts holds that it is essential to the proper formation of the young to place limitations on it.
While the ubiquity of personal technology is a given, the following restrictions/allowances apply at the school:
A Note from the Regional Academy Giving Manager: Diane Tyson
Great Hearts Anthem Prep believes in the importance of a thorough immersion in music for our students. We believe that music instruction is an education in beauty. Through their experiences of performing classical works of music and understanding music theory, our students experience the discipline and humility that true creativity requires.
It is through your gifts to Community Investment that we are able to offer music to our students.
We are honored to publicly recognize those families and friends who have already contributed to Anthem Prep | Archway’s Community Investment campaign. THANK YOU! Please click here for a listing of our 2018-19 Community Investment campaign donors as of November 20th, 2018.
Please join us for our Winter Concerts!
To make a pledge or gift to Anthem Prep’s 2018-19 Community Investment campaign you can:
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 email@example.com.
The Front Office Needs Tissues!!!
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: K – 8th Grade
The timeline is as follows:
What can you do to prepare?
*Visit http://spellingbee.com/resources-students to find additional materials and helpful strategies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or William Bertain, Dean of Academics|Master Teacher of History|Humane Letters & History Faculty at email@example.com.
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
11/30 & 12/14 Spirit Shirt Day
12/3 Middle School and High School Winter Concerts
Middle School Winter Concert 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the gym. Middle School performers will need to arrive by 5pm in the gym to report for attendance. See below concert dress code taken from the Anthem Preparatory 2018-2019 Family Handbook.
High School Winter Concert: 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the gym. High school singers need to arrive by 6:30pm and report to the Commons. See below concert dress code taken from the Anthem Preparatory 2018-2019 Family Handbook.
Attendance will be taken for both Middle School and High School concerts, as this concert is required for a passing grade in music class. The students will remain with their class for the duration of their separate concerts. Of course, students are very welcome to attend each other’s concert to show their support for their fellow performers.
PREP CONCERT DRESS CODE:
12/4 Archway Winter Concert
K-3rd grade students will go directly to their homeroom after they exit the stage. 4th grade students will wait in the foyer of the gym after they exit the stage and 5th grade students will go directly to their parents in the gym when they exit the stage. It is important that parents remain for the entirety of the concert and refrain from picking up their students until the concert is finished!
ARCHWAY CONCERT DRESS CODE: Concert dress is, for boys and girls, white and blue. Boys wear white collared dress shirts with blue slacks and black dress shoes. Girls wear a white blouse with blue skirt or blue dress slacks and black dress shoes (open-toed shoes and reasonable heels are permitted.) PLEASE NOTE DRESS CODE CHANGE: Girls are no longer allowed to wear plaid – girls can only wear navy bottoms!!
12/5 Julius Caesar is Coming to Anthem Prep
The Southwest Shakespeare Company will be performing Julius Caesar for our highs school students on our campus on Wednesday, December 5. The day will start with the play followed by a question and answer session with the actors. Students will then enjoy light refreshments and partake in acting workshop activities.
As the events will begin with the play, your high school student is welcome to arrive to school wearing clothes in compliance with our semi-formal attire requirements as found in our school’s handbook. Otherwise, your student must wear standard uniform attire.
To offset the cost of the play and the refreshments, we are asking each family to contribute $7.00 per student. Contributions may be made using the link as follows: http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/501/?code=PQ9PVuCqdO.
We welcome this opportunity to enhance the arts and literature programs of Anthem Prep!
12/6 12th Grade Drama Performance
12/7 12th Grade Drama Performance
12/7 Wildlife World Zoo Field Trip – 7th Grade
Lunch is a sack lunch on site, no refrigeration provided. However, we are pleased to announce a new field trip lunch option for your student. The PSO has arranged with Subway for a special field trip lunch for your student for the low price of $7.25! Please use the attached lunch order form to purchase lunch for your student for this field trip. Permission and payment for the field trip and for the special order PSO lunch are due no later than Friday, November 30. No extensions will be granted.
Students may wear jeans, tennis shoes, and school-appropriate outerwear and shirts. Jeans must not have rips or tears. “Jeggings” are not approved. Shorts are also not approved. Students may wear hats and/or sunglasses. Students are permitted to use their cell phones for pictures at the zoo. Cell phones may not be used on the bus to or from the zoo.
If your student is unable to attend this field trip, please email Jennifer Sylvester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/10 Musical Instrument Museum Field Trip – 3rd Grade
12/11 Art Show
12/12 Spelling Bee: K – 8th grade
12/14 Archway Family Movie Night The Polar Express
12/14 Prep Socks for Senior Trip Day
12/14 & 12/15 Anthem Prep Choirs Holiday Caroling!!!
12/15 Prep Chess Team Tournament
12/19-12/21 Prep Students Final Exams
Jennifer Sylvester, Director of Operations
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Lunch Ordering – Password “eagle7”