Letter from Cathey Goodgame – April 17, 2019

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

As the school year begins to wind down, last week brought the official end of Athletics for the year as well. Our baseball team and boys soccer team both ended their runs in the playoffs with exciting final games and we look forward to more great play to come next year. Our girls soccer team lost a tough one to Inman, 3-2, in the APS championship and brought home a beautiful trophy to add to our case. I’m proud of these players, and all of our athletes throughout the year. Stay tuned for more information on the Spring Athletics Banquet and Go Wolves!

On Thursday night, thanks to Terri Linahan and the support of the PTCA, we’ll find out who the real “Potterheads” are at our first Harry Potter Trivia night. The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 and the cost per team is $25 and the teams can be 5th-8th graders with at least one adult. Register here and get ready to test your knowledge of all things Hogwarts and beyond!

We’re excited that the ANCSdrama production of Into the Woods, Jr. is happening at the Middle Campus over the next two weekends. The production will happen at 7:00 pm on April 19, 20, 26 and 27. There is limited seating this year as the entire gym is being used for the performance so please purchase your advanced tickets by clicking here then scrolling down to the “Events” section. Here is a little bit of information about the show:

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

With unforgettable roles, minimal dancing and no chorus, Into the Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it more accessible to young performers. (https://www.mtishows.com/into-the-woods-jr)

Finally, in addition to all things Into the Woods, Jr., Mr. Aaron is ALSO working hard to get everything ready for the DC Trip. How does he do it all?? Our goal is always to provide the opportunity to go on the trip for anyone who wants to go, regardless of the family financial situation. Did you know that you can help support this wonderful experience for our 8th graders by making a donation toward the trip? If you are willing and able to donate please click here then you’ll see an 8th grade trip donation block on the far right. Any amount is welcome and we thank you in advance for your help.

Wishing you well,