Anthem School Updates
November 13, 2019
Full day of school Friday!
Anthem School students, staff and parents showed our support and appreciation for our US Veterans at the Veterans Day Parade.
Parking Lot Safety
Many parents drop off and pick up students by driving or carpooling, and these safety tips can help with safe arrival and dismissal.
- Stay in designated pick up areas as directed by school personnel.
- Yield to pedestrians, crossing guards, and be aware that children who are walking home may not look both ways before venturing in or across a roadway.
- Speed on school campus is to be kept at or below 5 mph and drivers must operate their vehicles with due care and caution at all times.
- Be sure to drive the proper direction through parking lots and nearby streets.
- When waiting for students to be released, pull all the way forward on the curb to allow other cars ample room and minimize driving around.
Most important, parents should be patient, respectful, and courteous to other drivers while they pick their students up from school. Anger and frustration can lead to careless, unsafe behavior, and being a positive role model can help students learn safe procedures. Thank you for your cooperation and partnership.
Kindergarten Registration and Open Enrollment
If you have friends or relatives interested in attending Anthem School, encourage them to contact the front office for a tour. We are accepting Open Enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Applications are due December 15, 2019 for priority consideration.
The motto in school this week is:
I make the most out of each experience.
This quarter is all about paying attention to the messages we tell ourselves. However, being positive is often not easy. As we discussed last week, it can be hard to move from "I can't do this!" to "I can do this!" because we may not believe it!
Last week we shared how using the word "maybe" can make space in our thinking for a better potential outcome. Quite simply, "maybe" creates hope because while your child may not be ready to believe, "I can do this!" they may be willing to accept:
"Maybe, I can do this!"
I can't do this yet, but I will.
Using "maybe" is an important habit to develop because saying "maybe" or "yet" allows you to think more positively - especially when it is hard.
I wanted to review this idea again this week because helping our children develop the desire to make the most out of their experiences has to begin with the belief that they can.
According to Stoic philosophy, there are only two things we are in control of
1. Our Thoughts
2. Our Actions
As parents, we hope our children make the most out of each experience, but to do that, they have to believe that they can.
Best to you,
All Things E.Q.
Our school is kicking off Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association for grades K-4. Our assembly will be Wednesday, November 13th, and students will get to meet some new friends – The Heart Heroes! They will help us fight heart disease and teach us how to keep our hearts happy while helping others! You can get a jump start by registering online today! Download the FREE App called Kids Heart Challenge for Apple or Android or visit www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge and search ANTHEM to get started!
When you join our team, your child will be asked to take the challenge to BE KIND, MOVE MORE or BE READY. Just for taking the challenge, your child will earn the Kids Heart Challenge wristband! And when you raise your first donation online, you’ll also earn Heart Heroes Perrie and Knox!
Thank you for helping our school and the American Heart Association save lives! Meet Alexa (1 Minute Video) our Kids Heart Challenge student survivor!
11/18 - 11/22 Anthem Book Fair
11/19 Picture Retake Day - ALL STAFF if you haven't taken a pic please do so
11/19 7/8 Band assessment @ Boulder Creek
11/20 Future Freshman Night @ BCHS
11/21 Cafeteria Thanksgiving FEAST day
11/22 Early Release - 2:00
11/22 School-wide STEAM Day
11/25 PTSA 2nd General Meeting
11/25 & 11/26 Field Days
11/27 - 11/29 No School - Thanksgiving Break
Here are links to essential documents: