Letter from Executive Director

Dear ANCS Families,

Thank you to all of our grandparents and special visitors for joining us last Friday! Our students and staff welcomed over 600 guests for a truly wonderful day of learning, community building, and deepening our relationships with one another. It was a reminder of the importance of intergenerational connections and the extensive network of support within our community. Our students are lucky and so are we!

This event would not have been possible without the following volunteers: Alyssa Morrison, Kirstin Morrison, Caroline Dieter, Meredith Bier, Ashley Matta, Erin Fuller, Meeghan Fortson, Kristi Malloy, Allison Duncan, Katie Varner, Kelley Gray, Shannon Sandusky, Barrett Krise, Jennifer Skidmore, Simpson Hutto, Colleen Rickel, Amanda Evans, Sheree Hsu, Jason Parker, Emily Padgett, Tanese Abrams, Lexi Nguyen, Sheree Hsu, Kim Moran, Liza Smith, Amelia Lawrence, and Dara Dearborn. A special thanks to Paige Teusink for all of the work she did coordinating the event.

As we head into November, we will also begin our strategic planning work. We are partnering with Purpose Possible to help us develop a strategic plan that includes all of the diverse voices of our community. We will reach out with opportunities to engage in surveys and focus groups so please keep your eyes out for future dates.