Letter from Lara Zelski – November 28, 2018

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

I hope each of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break and had a chance to relax and connect with others. I had a wonderful time enjoying family, friends, delicious food and the great outdoors in the north Georgia mountains.

Our Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) drive begins this week on both campuses and I talked to the kids about the purpose of the drive and the most needed items during Morning Meeting on Monday. The most needed items this year for the ACFB drive are listed below. Thank you in advance for sending items in through Friday, December 14 to support our greater community.

Most needed food items:
Canned vegetables; low sodium or no sodium added
Canned tuna, chicken, or salmon; in water
Canned or dried beans, peas, or lentils; low sodium
Canned or dried fruits; in juice or water
Whole grain pasta and flour
Brown rice, barley, quinoa
Whole grain cereal
Plain oatmeal
Shelf-stable milk; dairy, soy, rice, etc
100% fruit or vegetable juice
Natural peanut butter; plastic containers only
Olive or canola oil; plastic containers only

Most needed non-food items:
Diapers; any size
Baby wipes
Feminine hygiene products
Toilet tissue
Paper towels
Toothpaste
Tooth Brushes
Bath Soap

Speaking of giving, our school community raised $850.36 for The Center for Children & Young Adults in recognition of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. It was truly heartwarming to see children bringing in a bag of coins from their piggy banks and genuinely caring about the well-being of others.

You can also take some time to give to ANCS this week as we are in the middle of our Gather and Grow Fund campaign week. You can click here to donate online or contact Stephanie Galer directly with questions.

Over the next couple of weeks students will take the winter administration of the MAP assessment. We will not send home a paper report of the results. However, during the spring parent-teacher conference, you will be able to see the results of all three administrations.

Finally, we have a large collection of items in our lost and found. Please encourage your child to take a few minutes during his/her lunchtime to look through it for any lost items. Anything that is labeled with a name will be returned. You are welcome to look through it yourself. It is located in our cafeteria. All items left after December 20th will be donated. Thank you so much to Jo-Ann O’Neal for continuing to organize our lost and found!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Lara