Letter from Cathey Goodgame – 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 6:30pm 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.

I look forward to seeing many of you there as we continue to learn and grow together.

The Basketball Wolves’ seasons came to an end last weekend as the playoffs and championship were held on Friday and Saturday. Congratulations to both the boys and girls teams, and the coaches, for making it to the playoffs and for a wonderful season. Soccer kicked off last weekend with two wins against Sylvan Hills. It’s a busy soccer week as the teams played on Monday night, tonight they take on Brown Middle at Booker. T. Washington High (girls 5:30, boys 6:45), and Saturday they play Young Middle at Mays High (10:00 girls, 11:15 boys). Baseball got their first big win of the season last weekend and continue play this week as they take on Columbia on Saturday at 10:30 at Medlock Park.

As I mentioned in last week’s letter, the WonderBall 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. We always celebrate this “honor” from the previous year’s auction during the next year’s auction week. This year, our festivities will take place this Friday and Principal Charley has decided that we will have a Freeze Flag tournament. The kids will compete as advisory groups and will play throughout the day. The winners get to keep missing classes so they, of course, think it’s the best day ever. Rain is in the forecast but, not to worry, we have a backup plan, too. If you are looking for a way to contribute to the school with something your 6th or 7th grader might really enjoy, consider bidding on Principal for a Day (#762).

Wishing you well,

Cathey