Anthem School Updates

Week of May 13

Celebration Assembly 5/10 at 8:55

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Anthem students and staff gathered together for an ariel A++ photo! Thank you to Ms. Weible's dad for taking the picture with his drone and thank you to Mr. Zerarka for editing the photo to make it really stand out!

Last day of the book fair is Friday!

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Career Day

Friday, May 10 is our Annual Career Day! Be sure to ask your child about the guest speaker and what they learned about careers. Thank you to all the volunteers who are speaking to our students to inspire and encourage them.

Anthem School shirts are here!

$5 each - Purchase your shirts from the school office!

Maintenance position open! Call 623-376-3700

Recognize a Staff Member today!

Click the link to complete a Rocket Recognition for a staff member!

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All Things E.Q.

Hello and Happy Thursday,

This quarter the theme has been, "Am I focusing on solutions, instead of problems?"

Being a solution-oriented person, rather than a problem-oriented person is not as easy as it may seem because children love to blame their siblings or their parents for their problems. (Or is this just my kids?!)

I find my kids (and myself at times) can confuse problem-solving with problem-sharing. Problem-solving is when you are talking about potential solutions, and problem-sharing is when we complain about the problem. I use the terms Problem-sharing and Problem-solving with the kids because it helps them understand the difference between the two.

Here are some helpful talking points to use with your kids:

When we problem share:

  1. We focus on the past by only talking about the problem.
  2. We find someone or something to blame.
  3. We don't solve the problem; we complain about the problem.
  4. We ask, "Why me?" or “How is this happening?”

When we problem solve:

  1. We focus on the future by talking about solutions.
  2. We say "Bye-Bye" to blame.
  3. We don’t complain about the problem; we solve the problem.
  4. We ask, "How can I make this better?”

Often, students are not aware of the fact that they are not solving problems because they confuse the time they spend complaining, as problem-solving.

Problem-sharing often creates more problems.
Problem-solving often creates leaders!

I like to encourage my kids, when they are having a problem, by saying that they have handled every difficulty so far and that they will continue to do so because they are awesome problem-solvers!

Our motto in school this week:

I seek solutions!

Have a great week,

Danna Evans
All Things E.Q. -The Discovery of You!

Upcoming Dates

5/6-5/10 Staff Appreciation Week

5/7-10 Book Fair

5/9 Band Concert at 6:30 and Art Extravaganza at 5:00

5/10 Annual Career Day

5/10 School Assembly 8:55 - A++ and 20 year celebration - ALL are welcome!

5/16 Kindergarten program at 5:30

5/20 4th grade Wax Museum

5/21 8th grade promotion dance at 6:30

5/22 8th grade promotion at 6:30

5/23 Last day of School - Early Release

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