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Anthem Prep Newsletter, November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 -
School Dates to Note:

  • Nov 9  – Grand Canyon Field Trip – 8th Grade
  • Nov 12 – NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
  • Nov 13 – Phoenix Art Museum Field Trip – 11th Grade
  • Nov 14 – PSO Meeting 2:00pm Commons
  • Nov 15 – Great Heart’s Information Night 6:00 – 7:30pm Commons
  • Nov 16 – Archway Legs for Literacy (K-5th grade)
  • Nov 16 – Spirit Shirt Day
  • Nov 16 – High School Coffee House Night
  • Nov 20 – Grandparent’s Day
  • Nov 21- Nov 23 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 30 – Spirit Shirt Day
  • Nov 30 – Arizona Science Center Field Trip – 4th Grade
  • Dec 7  – Wildlife World Zoo Field Trip – 7th Grade
Table of Contents:

  1. A Note from the Director of Operations: Jennifer Sylvester
  2. Anthem Prep Houses Give Books
  3. House Contest  On Time Arrival To School Winner Announced
  4. Box Tops Contest  Winners Announced
  5. 4th Annual Spelling Bee
  6. Latin Flashcard Photo Contest: 3rd – 5th grade
  7. Prep Chess Team Upcoming Tournament
  8. Yearbook
  9. Grand Canyon Field Trip – 8th Grade
  10. Phoenix Art Museum Field Trip  – 11th Grade
  11. PSO Meeting
  12. Spirit Shirt Day
  13. Archway Legs for Literacy
  14. High School Coffee House Night
  15. Grandparent’s Day Celebration: K-12th grade
  16. Arizona Science Center Field Trip – 4th Grade
  17. Wildlife World Zoo Field Trip – 7th Grade

PSO Newsletter:

CLICK HERE   to view the  PSO Newsletter

A Note from the Director of Operations: Jennifer Sylvester
Please remind your student to exit the vehicle on the passenger side of the vehicle.  Likewise, students should only be exiting or entering your vehicle once the vehicle is curbside at carlines A or B.  Failure to do either of these results in exposing your student to great risk.  As you know, we must partner together for the safety of all students.

Thank you for your continued assistance and support in carline safety!

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!

HOUSE CONTEST – On Time Arrival to School
Middle School and High School Students – the winner is Alopex!!!

Box Tops Contest

Thank you to all the families that sent in Box Tops. Our school raised $691!

Archway Classes:  The winner of the Archway Box Top Contest is Ms. Marchese’s 2nd Grade class. They have earned a Root Beer Float Celebration – date to be announced.

Prep Classes:  The winner of the Prep Box Top Contest is Alopex.  They have earned a color & jeans day which will be on Friday November 16th.  Congratulations Alopex!

4th Annual Spelling Bee
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:

  • Week of October 1, 2018 – Spelling Bee information was distributed to students and families.
  • November 5 – November 16, 2018 – First through eighth-grade classes will hold a Classroom Spelling Bee. The winner from each class section will advance to the school-wide spelling bee.
  • 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 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? We encourage every student to prepare for participation in the Classroom Spelling Bee.

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

* Once students have mastered the 100 grade-specific words provided, move on to grade-level lists for first through eighth grade.

* 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.

Latin Flashcard Photo Contest: 3rd – 5th grade students
As part of their daily homework, all 3rd-5th grade Latin students are asked to study their Latin flashcards for five minutes a night. But, oh, imagine the possibilities! Flashcards can be practiced via a host of games of one’s own creating, and they can also be practiced almost anywhere and in so many different situations! Mrs. Rightnour is happy to announce the 3rd Annual Latin Flashcard Photo Contest. Each 3rd-5th grade student may choose to enter our contest by entering up to 3 photos that show themselves studying their flashcards in creative and ingenious ways! Please see the attached flyer  for more information on how your child can participate in a contest designed to fan the flames of a passion for studying!

Prep Chess Team Upcoming 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

Yearbook

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.

11/9 Grand Canyon Field Trip – 8th Grade
The 8th grade Grand Canyon Field Trip is on Friday, November 9.  Students will be picked up by two charter busses at the school, enjoy a sack lunch at the Grand Canyon, hike and complete a workbook about the formation of the Canyon.  Students will then be bussed to Williams, AZ for dinner at Pizza Hut.  The busses will return to Anthem Prep by 10:00 PM.

11/13 Phoenix Art Museum Field Trip – 11th Grade
All 11th grade families received an email with the details for the upcoming 11th grade field trip to the Phoenix Art Museum.  Students will be picked up at Anthem Prep at 9:00 AM and will return to the school by 2:30 PM.  Students may wear jeans (no holes) and either a spirit shirt or their regular uniform shirt.

Payments and the permission form for this field trip are available online only using the following link http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/489/?code=RSDcNH6y5k.  No form will be sent home for this field trip.  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 click HERE for the PSO 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 Tuesday, November 6.  No extensions will be granted.

If your student is unable to attend this field trip, please email Jennifer Sylvester at jsylvester@anthemprep.org. 

11/14 PSO Meeting
PSO Meeting will be held November 14th at 2pm in the Commons.  Please ensure that when you arrive you check in with the front desk and get a sticker.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Times will be announced via the newsletter.  We hope to see you there!

11/16 & 11/30 Spirit Shirt Day
K – 12th grades may wear approved spirit shirts, still following other uniform guidelines.

11/16 Archway Legs for Literacy
Archway K-5th grade students donate $1 and wear bright colorful socks!

11/16 High School Coffee House Night
All currently enrolled high school students are invited to Coffee House Night.  Fall Coffee House is being hosted by Houses Enudris and Draconis on Friday November 16th 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 available at the front office.

11/20 Grandparent’s Day Celebration: K – 12th grade
Tuesday November 20, 2018 2:00 – 3:30pm. Limited seating: first come, first served.  Click HERE  for specific details. Online registration and payment only accepted through:  http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/491/?code=7ssw1izSx7.

Memorialize the fun by purchasing a photo with your grandchild for the low price of $5.00! Pictures are pre-purchase only at this link: http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/495/?code=UFnkTlDFS7. Pictures will be returned to families within two weeks of the event.  All proceeds go toward the 2019 Senior Trip to Washington, D.C.

11/30 Arizona Science Center Field Trip – 4th Grade
All 4th grade families received an email about the 4th grade field trip to the Arizona Science Center on Friday, November 30!  Students will be picked up at Anthem Prep at 9:15 AM and will return to the school by 1:15 PM.   Payments and the permission form for this field trip are available online only using the following link http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/488/?code=aCmifSjsb7No form will be sent home for this field trip!

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 Tuesday, November 20.  No extensions will be granted.

Are you interested in being a chaperone?  We will need 6 parent chaperones for this field trip.  Chaperones must have current fingerprint clearance on file with the school.  If you are interested in being a chaperone, please email Jennifer Sylvester at jsylvester@anthemprep.org.

If your student is unable to attend this field trip, please email Jennifer Sylvester at jsylvester@anthemprep.org.

12/7 Wildlife World Zoo Field Trip – 7th Grade
All 7th grade families received an email this week about the 7th grade field trip to the Wildlife World Zoo on Friday, December 7!  Students will be picked up at Anthem Prep at 8:15 AM and will return to the school by 2:45 PM. Payments and the permission form for this field trip are available online only using the following link: http://anthemprep.configio.com/pd/497/?code=W2wSyG2UlSNo form will be sent home for this field trip.

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.

Are you interested in being a chaperone?  We will need 6 parent chaperones for this field trip.  Chaperones must have current fingerprint clearance on file with the school.  If you are interested in being a chaperone, please email Jennifer Sylvester at jsylvester@anthemprep.org.

If your student is unable to attend this field trip, please email Jennifer Sylvester at jsylvester@anthemprep.org.

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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