Anthem School Updates

October 8, 2019

Early Release Friday, 10/11 at 2:00

No School Monday, 10/14


Last Friday we had a Mobile STEAM Lab visit our school. Students created cars to race down a ramp, designed a bridge to cross a body of water, and developed a Rube Goldberg to pop a balloon. See pictures below highlighting the activities.
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October Reminders

  • October 11 will be early release at 2:00.
  • Half Day Conference days are October 17 & 18 - school will dismiss at 12:05.
  • October 25 will be early release at 2:00.

Jr. Jags Cheer Camp

Attention Preschool - 8th grade students,

Please see the attached flier. Registration was extended until October 10. Sign up now - cost includes a T-Shirt, cheer bow and pizza during camp. See the info below or click this link.

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Hello, Parents of Anthem,

The motto in school this week is:

I don't trade what I want MOST for what I want now.

This week we focus on the ability to delay gratification. Why is this skill important? James Clear wrote a nice article about Delayed Gratification. You can read it here: Delayed Gratification Article. The headline for the article reads:

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People

With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed.

That one quality is (you guessed it) the ability to delay gratification. Being able to put off immediate gratification for something more important later is a crucial component to success.

One way to help your child understand the concept of delayed gratification is to have them ask themselves, "Would this make my future-self happy?" When they think about that question, it may help them connect to what is more important to them, so they are willing to work for it now.

Knowing what you want is the first step to attaining it. When you see your child making short-term decisions, help them connect to what they want more, rather than what they want now. It can also be helpful to share with them how when you take action and get your work done, you often feel better because contributing to your future success usually feels better than avoiding your current obligations.

Here are some picture books that can help explain this better for younger children:

  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • Someday by Eileen Spinelli
  • Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal by John Lanza & Marylin Walton

Best to you,

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

Attention 5th through 8th grade parents and guardians,

Boulder Creek Boy’s Golf Coach and Anthem CC Teaching Professional, Chris Endres, is offering a special skill development session this fall for kids of all experience levels. If your junior played on the school golf team last spring or if they are interested in doing so this season, this is a great opportunity for them to hone their skills. Starting Saturday, 10/26, and continuing through Saturday, 12/14, this eight-week program will touch on all aspects of the game of golf. Each class is 90 minutes and will not exceed an 8:1 student to instructor ratio. Exact class times will be determined based on overall participation. Cost is $150 per participant. For more information or to register, please contact Chris at 623 826-3511 or

Upcoming dates

10/8 Hat Day

10/8 PTSA event at Barro's all day!

10/11 Early Release - 2:00

10/11 Spirit Day - Movie ICON

10/11 End of Quarter 1

10/14 - No School

10/17-10/18 Early Release at 12:05 - Conferences

10/18 Tropical Sno sale from 11.30-12:30

10/25 Trunk or Treat & Family Movie Night

10/25 Wear Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness

10/25 Early Release - 2:00

11/1 Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week

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