EC Principal Letter

Dear ANCS elementary families,

First, I would like to thank my school family for all the love and support the past six weeks. This is especially true for Nicole King and Rhiannen Laurent who both stepped up and took on additional responsibilities during my absence. This past week I have been getting caught up and back into the swing of things. I am grateful to work in such an amazing school with dedicated colleagues and caring & kind families. 

We are all super excited about our second annual Winter Wonderland that is happening next Wednesday, December 6th. The gate will open at 6:00PM and the show will begin promptly at 6:30. Everyone will enter through the back gate to the lower field that is on Oakland Ave. Students will sit with their class throughout the entire program this year. It was challenging reuniting students with families after each grade level last year, so we made this small, but important change for safety purposes. Please bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. The field may be wet, but there is currently no rain in the forecast, so no need to move to next week. 

We want everyone to watch each grade level, so grab your popcorn on the way in, settle in and prepare to be dazzled! Please also note that the playground and the farm are closed during the Winter Wonderland event. Students will be either with their teachers during the event or with their family after the program. No running around the field, as it will be crowded and we want to be respectful to each grade level singing and keep all students (and family members) safe. Thank you for helping us with these boundaries. 

As is tradition, we will have an early dismissal on December 15th. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 and there will be no after school. Please make plans to have your child picked up from school on the 15th at 11:30. Please communicate with your child’s teachers if there are any changes to your regular dismissal routine. We need to know each student’s dismissal plan prior to the 15th. 

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

Wishing you well,

Lara