ROCKET FLYER October 2019
Volume 2 Issue 5
Inspiring problem-solvers and lifelong learners through character, collaboration, and creativity.
MESSAGE FROM THE
PRINCIPAL Anthem Rocket Community, The Anthem staff has been committed to developing and celebrating joy with their students, parents, the community and other staff. This has been evident through the positive interactions between teachers and students, the increase of community at events, and celebrations recognized on campus. We started the year watching students joyfully gathering together at Meet the Teacher Night. Students and teachers were excited to meet each other and start a new year of learning. Our Curriculum Night was a success. Teachers explained the Mrs. Deb Roets curriculum, classroom procedures and expectations, and grading policies. If you were unable to attend you can view many of the grade levels presentations on our website and or if you have any questions please email your child’s teacher. Another area that joy could be seen is through our Fall school events and athletics. Community events included volleyball, cross country, STUCO family night, and our annual PTSA fall festival! Anthem School, Athletics, Student Council, NEHS (see highlight article), NJHS and PTSA are working closely throughout the year to provide engaging activities for the community. Thank you for your continued support and participation in events at Anthem School. While we will continue to celebrate joy, we are extending our focus to include ‘HOPE.’ While the word hope has many meanings, we are focusing on hope as in the expectation and desire for the future. Hope is necessary for students to feel in order to have purpose, passion and dedication. Students with high hope have greater academic success, stronger friendships, and demonstrate more creativity and problem solving. They have lower levels of depression and anxiety as well. Students with hope demonstrate a growth mindset and are able to work through challenges, recognize celebrations, and accept failures as learning opportunities. We would like to invite each of you to be involved at Anthem School. Parent and community involvement makes a big difference in the academic success of students. There are many opportunities to be involved throughout the school year. Feel free to reach out to PTSA, our volunteer coordinator or your child’s teacher for more information! Sincerely, Deb Roets Principal
Tina Craig Assistant Principal
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National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS)
We are proud to announce that we are opening a NEHS chapter at Anthem School. The purpose of this chapter is to create enthusiasm for outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility, to provide meaningful service to the school and community, and to develop essential leadership skills within the students of Anthem School. This leadership group of students will focus on service at Anthem School and in our local community. NEHS will work closely with NJHS (National Junior Honor Society for 7th & 8th) throughout the year on service projects and leadership development opportunities. These are just two of the amazing student groups we have on campus that made a difference!
What are PLCs?
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide a systematic means of improving instruction and school culture. The professional learning community (PLC) model gives our schools a framework to build teacher capacity to work as members of high-performing, collaborative teams that focus on improving student learning. The framework requires our schools to have a solid, shared mission, vision, values, and goals; collaborative teams that work interdependently to achieve common goals; and a focus on results as evidenced by a commitment to continuous improvement. During the 2019-2020 school year, teams of teachers, curriculum/professional development teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and principals will meet most Fridays to answer the four driving PLC questions: • What do we want students to know? • How will we know that they have learned it? • What do we do if they didn’t learn it? • What do we do if they already know it? The district has embraced this process and will continue to actively support staff in this important work. Our students deserve our best. PLCs provide the framework for all staff to work collaboratively for the success of ALL.
Teacher & Staff of the
MONTH Briana Ciolino 6th grade teacher
Ms. Ciolino was recently recognized by DVUSD as having the highest growth scores on 7th grade 2018-2019 Az MERIT math in DVUSD! Ms. Ciolino is a dedicated teacher who works tirelessly for her students. This year she has been a phenomenal leader for her new 6th grade team, modeling professionalism and compassion.
Ms. Caylor greets everyone with a smile in the office! Even with the beginning of the year being so busy, she ensures everything is taken care of and prepared for the first day of school. Throughout the first month of school she has assisted many students walking to class, answering questions, and providing support. Thank you for all you do!
IMPORTANT DATES Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
8 PTSA Dine in @ Barros Anthem 11 Early Release @ 2:00 14 No School - Fall Break day 17 & 18 Half Day - Students get out at 12:05 18 PTSA Jamba Juice Sale after school 25 Trunk or Treat & Family Movie Night 25 Early Release @ 2:00
1 Early Release @ 2:00 8 Early Release @ 2:00 9 Anthem Veteranâ€™s Day Parade 11 No School 12 PTSA Dine in @ In & Out Tramonto 18-22 Book Fair 22 Early Release @ 2:00 25-26 Field Days 27-29 No School - Thanksgiving Recess
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Thank you to everyone who has supported Anthem PTSA so far this year! Our membership has significantly increased and our events are now stronger than ever before! The Ice Cream Social, Chiliâ€™s Night, Jamba Juice Sale, Tropical Sno and Fall Festival have had fabulous turnouts. According to the survey at the end of last year, community members mentioned new ideas for events. We have an open date for a new idea! If you are interested in heading a new event on December 13th, please let us know as soon as possible! We would love to work with you to hear your ideas and put them into action.
PTSA Trunk & Treat
Friday, October 25 from 5:30 -6:30 PTSA would like to invite you to our FREE Trunk and Treat extravaganza! At trunk or treat, costumed students walk through a blocked-off parking lot, stopping at cars that have decorated trunks and receive candy. Prizes will be awarded to the scariest and most creatively decorated vehicle/trunk! th
STUCO Family Movie Night
Following Trunk or Treat on October 25th, STUCO is hosting a Family Movie Night. Bring your chairs and blankets to snuggle up with your family to watch E.T. in the amphitheater (weather permitting). Popcorn and pizza will be available for purchase.
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