Letter from Lara Zelski – February 13, 2019

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

I hope you and your family are gearing up to enjoy a safe and happy winter break next week. Remember, students are out for mid-winter break from the 18th to the 22nd. Teachers will enjoy a professional learning day on the 22nd, and will begin the day engaged in Critical Friendship to support our professional learning community. Amazingly, we only have about 12 weeks of school left! It is a very busy time of year for students, faculty & staff and parents.

This evening from 6:30 to 7:45, we will host our second information session at the elementary campus for prospective families. Our first information session was well attended and we are hopeful that tonight’s will be, too. Please help spread the word in our community if you know of anyone looking to explore their school options.

Our second round of parent-teacher conferences began this Monday and runs through March 15th. Please make sure you sign up for a time to meeting with your child’s teachers. If the times provided are challenging for you, please reach out to the teachers as soon as possible so you can work together to find a time to discuss your child’s progress. Parent teacher conferences are an important part of our student evaluation system and a crucial part of our partnership to support student learning.

Please remember that we do not open the doors to the building each day until 7:30. If you arrive earlier than that, please wait with your child until the building is open. Also, it would be great if you could encourage your child to use the pathways to come up to the building. With all the warm weather we had, we now have many budding flowers on our front yard and it’s hard from them to grow when they are being stepped on each day.

Please come by and look through the lost and found. We have already collected quite a large number of coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, etc. The lost and found is located in the cafeteria and you are welcome to stop by after morning meeting or right after dismissal. It is very helpful for your child’s belongings to be labeled. We will return any items found directly to students if there is a name on them.

Have a wonderful remainder of your week.

Lara