EC Principal Letter

Dear ANCS Elementary Families,

I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful spring break last week. I had fun backpacking through the North Georgia mountains for a few days and getting away from the busyness of the city. As I discussed in my last letter, we have an exciting and busy 7 weeks of school left.

The spring MAP administration begins on April 17th and is open through the 28th. You will hear about specific dates from your child’s teachers. We ask that you please make every effort to have your child at school on testing days to help reduce the number of make ups necessary. I am also putting another plug in for helping your child get plenty of sleep each night so he/she can work at his/her personal best each day.   

We will have our spring book fair in the library from April 24th to the 28th. On Wednesday, April 26th we are excited to bring back our very popular Family Reading Night from 5:30-7:30 and on Friday, April 28th we will have our annual Book Character Parade. We are so excited that we get to have our reading night and parade again this year! We would love for you to join us for the parade from 1:30 to 2:15 here at school. Each class will be dressed up as characters from a book they have read together and then parade through the halls and around the school so all the students can see their costumes and have some fun. Parents and guests will view the parade on the front lawn and on the sidewalks around the school. Students will be coming through the front doors around 1:45ish. We hope you can make it for this exciting afternoon.

Once May rolls around, our third, fourth and fifth graders will be engaged in taking the Milestones state assessment from the 1st to the 15th. Students in all grades will be busy preparing for their portfolio shares (look for specifics from your child’s teachers). Our fifth graders will have an in-person celebration on May 24th at Maynard Jackson High School and everyone will be preparing for ways to celebrate all the learning and community building that happened over the course of this year. Please stay tuned for more specific information on all of these things. I just wanted to give you all a heads up that this is all coming up and will be here quickly. 

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Have a wonderful remainder of your week.


Wishing you well,