Letter from Cathey Goodgame – March 13, 2019

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

It was so nice to see so many of you at the WonderBall last Saturday. We all owe a HUGE thank you to our auction committee co-chairs, Rachael Smith and Christine Dyer, for their hard work organizing this year’s event, to Penny Bean who supported teachers with Teacher Time and their experience at the auction, and to Stephanie Galer who supports fund development at ANCS. This was an enormous task, but they were able to gather a committed group of volunteers and together they created an amazing experience for all of us to enjoy. In addition to this amazing group we thank everyone who volunteered, attended, and donated this year to support ANCS. Your dedication to our school is noticed and appreciated.

If you are a parent or guardian of a Middle Campus student, you should have received an email from me yesterday letting you know Advisor Reports will be ready to view in ManageBac today. Students reviewed and reflected upon their reports during Advisory this morning and we hope this information will be helpful to them as they prepare for Student-Led Conferences next week.

You might have noticed in the previous paragraph that I mentioned Advisory on a Wednesday morning and that doesn’t usually happen. I promise, it wasn’t a typo; we’re excited to have a special guest on campus this week so we have moved our weekly Morning Meeting to THURSDAY just for this week and it will go from 8:30am to 9:30am. Thanks to the persistence of Hilary Smith and Travis Denton, and the support of Poetry@Tech and the Fulton County Arts Council, we will have the pleasure of hearing from Juan Felipe Herrera during a special Morning Meeting tomorrow. Herrera was the 2015 Poet Laureate of the United States and will be reading and speaking to the students in both English and Spanish. Please join us for this exciting event if you can.

We look forward to seeing parents and guardians in the building next week for our Spring Student-Led Conferences. The “official” conference days are Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20, though some may be held on Monday, March 18 (professional learning/work day) or other days next week to best accommodate the schedules of all involved. Because of conferences, there will be no Study Hall on Tuesday, March 19.

Finally, you may have noticed the mention above of a Professional Learning/Work Day on Monday, March 18. The kids won’t be in school that day, unless they come in for conferences. We’ll be happy to see them back on Tuesday morning, ready to kick off the last two weeks before Spring Break. In case your child wonders, Tuesday after the day off will be an A Day.

Wishing you well,

Cathey