Letter from the MC Principal – February 18, 2015

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

I hope you are all staying warm! The forecast has us getting as low as 12 degrees tomorrow so please bundle the kids up as they make their way to school in the morning.

The 8th graders visited Maynard Jackson High School this morning as part of their transition to high school and tomorrow marks the last day of Term 2 of the school year. These events, along with others, signify that we are quickly moving through the year. The next 3 months will fly by and we’ll be at the end of the year before we know it! Below are some important events happening during the next 6 weeks to add to your calendar. In addition to these events, don’t forget to check the school calendar for all of our athletic events. Basketball will end in mid-March, baseball has just begun, and soccer will begin in late March. Go Wolves!

Thursday, February 19 – End of Term 2
Friday, February 20 – PTCA Bingo Night, 6:30pm at EC
Saturday, February 21 – Middle Campus Information Session for applying families, 10am
Wednesday, February 25  Celebration of Black History. This is an all-day event for students with a special Morning Meeting beginning at 9am. 
Thursday, February 26 – 8th grade field trip to view the movie Selma
Friday, February 27 – Principal’s Coffee (topic: substance abuse prevention)
Friday, February 27 ¬– 8th graders participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 – End of Term Reports available for pick up at school. If you would like your child to bring the report home, email Maria Larson (mlarson@ancs2016.wpengine.com). If you emailed permission at the end of Term 1 you do not need to email again.
Wednesday, March 4 – Georgia Walk to School Day
Thursday, March 5 – Middle Campus Information Session for applying families, 6:30pm
Saturday, March 7ANCS Auction, Alice’s Adventures at the Wonderball, 5:00pm-11:00pm at the Georgia Freight Depot.
Week of March 9 – Portfolio warning letters mailed home to students who are not on pace for completion. All students should have at least 5 Meeting or Exceeding Portfolio pieces by Friday, March 6.
Tuesday, March 10 – PTCA General Meeting, 6:30pm at MC
Thursday, March 12 – ANCS Enrollment Lottery, 6:00pm at EC
Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19 – 6th grade trip
Monday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 25 – 7th grade trip
Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 – Spring student-led conferences
Friday, March 27 – Principal’s Coffee (topic: The Teenage Brain)

As you can see, the rest of February and March will be busy around the Middle Campus. We look forward to seeing you at some of these important events. Stay tuned for updates for April and May! If you know families who are interested in applying to attend the Middle Campus next year, please encourage them to attend one of the Information Sessions scheduled for this Saturday, February 21 and Thursday, March 5.

Wishing you well,

Cathey