Letter from Lara Zelski – March 11, 2020

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

I hope your week with one lost hour is going well. Mornings have been off to a slow start here at the elementary campus. We have been working on having some extra patience for ourselves and each other since being tired can make one a little irritable at times. Hopefully things will be picking up soon and everyone will be adjusted to the time change by the end of the week.

It was so nice to see so many of you at the Boogie Wonderball last Saturday evening. We all owe a HUGE thank you to our auction committee chairs, Christine Dyer, Jennifer Singh, Heather Corrigan for all their hard work organizing this year’s Boogie Wonderball, and to Stephanie Galer, who supports fund development at ANCS. This was an enormous task, but they were able to gather a dedicated group of volunteers and together they created an amazing experience for all of us to enjoy. We all truly appreciate your dedication and time. Thank you to all who volunteered and to each of you who came to the Wonder Ball to support ANCS and have some fun together. You dedication to our school is appreciated.

Also, a big shout out to Ms. Keller, our fantastic art teacher, for all her hard work and guidance with our students. They created beautiful pieces of art for the Wonder Ball that I am sure will be enjoyed for years to come. I would also like to thank all our teachers who so generously gave their time to the auction by presenting their class artwork or by giving to Teacher Time.

Mark you calendars for A Parent’s Roadmap to Protecting Their Children in the Digital World with private investigator and social justice advocate, Melissa Straub. This event will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on March 25 at the Elementary Campus. This is a parent-only event. Students in 3rd through 8th grades will take part in age appropriate student presentations during the day at school. Here is the link to childcare, which is generously being sponsored by our PTCA.

Spring is approaching and you know what that means… allergies. Nurse Hicks has requested that students who have asthma be sure to have their inhaler here at school. She also recommends that these students use their inhaler before recess or PE to abate possible symptoms and risk of a serious asthma attack, especially if it is a code yellow or red day. For students with seasonal allergies and who are in need of over-the-counter medication, she asks that you have filled out a Medicine Administration Form, which can be found on our website or you can get this directly from Nurse Hicks. You will need to provide Nurse Hicks with this form and the medication so your child can receive it as needed during the school day. Please do not send any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) to school in your child’s backpack in anticipation of him/her taking it without assistance from Nurse Hicks. It is very important that all medication be stored in the nurse’s office at school and administered with adult supervision.

As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have. I hope the remainder of your week is peaceful.