Dear Anthem Families,                                                                                   

Our school year is off to a great start!  I would like to introduce our new Assistant Principal Mr. Kevin Rainey.  Mr. Rainey has 18 years of experience in administration at the middle school level.  His responsibilities this year at Anthem K8 will be with our curriculum, testing, middle school schedules, 504 coordinator and discipline.  We are excited to have him here at our school and part of the Anthem Team.  Welcome Mr. Rainey!

During the month of August we have several upcoming events.  Our first benchmark will begin Monday, August 15th – Friday, August 19th.  Students in 2nd – 8th grade will be taking a pretest in language arts and math.  The 1st grade students will also participate by taking a reading pretest only.  The writing benchmarks will be Monday, August 29th – Friday, September 2nd.  Please make sure your student(s) are here on time, ready to learn each day.  Once testing is complete, our teachers will be meeting during their weekly Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) to determine the needs of each individual student. 


We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming Curriculum/Title I Nights. 


Kinder-3rd Grade:  Monday, August 8th from 6:00 to 7:00pm

4th – 8th Grade: Monday, August 15th from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Come learn more about the resources and programs we use in the classroom such as Title I Reading, Moby Max, Thinking Maps, Coach Digital, Daily Math Skills (DMS), Edgenuity, and more.  Hope to see your there! 


 Also just a reminder about our PTA sponsored activities for the month of August


Back to School Sock Hop – Friday, August 5th from 5:00 to 8:00pm

McTeacher Night - Thursday, August 11th at the McDonalds located in the Safeway shopping center

PTA Mtg -  Tuesday, August 16th at 5pm in the Library

Barro’s Pizza Day – Wednesday, August 17th at the Barro’s located in the Copper Basin shopping center


We appreciate your patience with our transportation and parent pick up.  Just a reminder that students may arrive on campus at 7:55am.  Our school hours are 8:15am to 3:20pm.  The front office is open daily from 7:55am to 4:15pm.  To assist you further, please call the front office at (520) 723-6400.


Warm regards,

Leah M. Alisa

Principal

Anthem K8