Letter from Lara Zelski – March 6, 2019

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

As we continue our school family work with diversity and equity, I hope you will consider attending the PTCA meeting next Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 PM at the Middle Campus. The blurb below from the recent PTCA email blast outlines the important topic that be shared at the meeting.

The meeting will feature a presentation and discussion led by the ANCS Diversity and Equity Action Team’s Community Engagement Task Force. The topic, “Education in America – How did we get here?” aims to help us learn about our history and its impact on schools and children today. We hope this presentation will help parents speak with authority and authenticity regarding the issues of diversity, inclusion, and, in particular, race, in education.

Families that attended the last meeting organized by this team had very positive feedback to offer. This is important work for our whole school family. I look forward to seeing many of you there as we continue to learn and grow together.

As I mentioned in last week’s letter, the Wonder Ball is coming up on Saturday and I hope many of you will be there for this fun and important fundraiser for the school. Remember that tickets this year are only $10 each – an absolute bargain! Click here for all of the information and to find the link to buy your tickets.

One of the items up for bid at the auction is the chance to be Principal for a Day at the elementary campus. We always celebrate this “honor” after Milestones testing is over and the “principal” can take full run of the school. The Principal for a Day will open car doors, lead morning meeting, have time to observe and evaluate teachers, declare the day for something new (pajama day and crazy sock day have been popular in the past), make announcements on the intercom, and have a committee meeting off campus over lunch. It is an exciting day and a very popular item.

As always, I am happy to answer any questions that you may have.