Below are some helpful links for you to check your child's progress, update his/her lunch accounts etc. along with general class information to help us work together as a team for the success of your child.
Helpful Websites -
https://www.dvusd.org/index.htm - Use this link to reach the district website. https://anthem.dvusd.org/ - Use this link to reach Anthem School's website. http://www.ezschoolpay.com/ - Use this link to update your child's lunch account. https://ps.dvusd.org/public/ - Use this link to access PowerSchool and check your child's progress. Pearson SuccessNet - Get a detailed account of how your child is doing based on online practice activities and quizzes. http://pcool.scholastic.com/parentordering/login.jsp - Use this link for convenient ordering of books for your student. Why should your child read every night? - click here to find out. Parents, don't work harder than your child - helpful hints and tricks.
Classroom Information -
Absences –Nothing is more important than being in school, but we all know things will come up. Please call the school at (623) 376-3700 to let them know if your child will be absent. If you would like to pick up absent work at the end of the school day or have it sent home with a sibling or neighbor, please email me or leave me a message on my phone. Please note when students are absent they are responsible for making up the work. The class has an Absent Folder on the board where missed work will be placed. When students return to school they will have the same number of days they were gone to make up the work.
Arrivals & Departures - School starts at 8:40 a.m. and dismisses at 3:30 p.m. On early release days, dismissal is at 12:05 p.m.
Backpacks - Students should bring a backpack each day to hold their folders, books, water bottle, snack, and lunch.
Birthdays –We love to celebrate in our class and treats are a fun way to celebrate your child's birthday. Please let me know in advance if you plan to send in a treat so as to avoid any ‘double’ celebrations. Treats can be dropped off in the classroom between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. After that, please leave them in the office so instructional time is not interrupted. Simple treats that are easy to eat are preferred, as we do not have a specific snack time. Napkins or paper towels would be greatly appreciated when you send in the treats.
Clothing - Make certain your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Visit the DVUSD website to answer any questions you may have.
Communication – Frequent, positive communication between home and school is valuable to the success of your student. Stay in close contact with me for better or worse! I can be reached in numerous ways. The best way to contact me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in mind that my main focus during the school day is my class and I may not be able to respond until the end of the day. If you would like to meet in person, please email me and I'll be happy to set up an appointment.
Due Dates for Assignments - Homework packets are distributed on Friday and due back the following Friday. Math homework is due the following day unless otherwise noted. On a rare occasion, there will be homework in science and social studies. These due dates as well as those for any long term projects will be discussed in class. No surprises here! Please remind your child that homework distributed prior to an absence is due upon their return.
Grades - Grades can be checked online via PowerSchools. PowerSchool login information is available at the school office. Please check this site regularly with your child to keep up-to-date on his/her progress along with any assignments that may be due.
Lunch - Our lunch period is at 12:30-1:00. Money can be added to your child's cafeteria account through EZSchoolPay.
Math – We frequently utilize additional websites to increase our understanding of current math concepts. All of these websites can be accessed on the student links page.
PTSA - Your involvement in our parent/teacher organization helps our school and students tremendously. Please consider attending meetings or helping out by adding your name to their list of volunteers.
Reading - Research says that children become better readers by reading at their ability level. Students will read for a minimum of 20 minutes each night. This is part of their weekly homework packet. Please see the link above "Why your child should read every night".
Report Cards - Report cards are sent home at the end of each quarter - October, January, March, and May. You keep the report card itself, sign the envelope and return it to school as soon as possible so you don't have to worry about losing it!
Snacks – Healthy snacks keep us alert and better able to concentrate. We do not have a specific snack time. Instead, your child is able to have a snack when he/she feels the need. Since they have had a healthy breakfast before school we encourage students to have their snack between 9:30-2:30. Please refer to the approved snack list posted on the class website.
Supplies - Please click on the supply list link on the website.
Tardies - If your child is late for school, please sign them in at the office. Our learning starts as soon as the bell rings.
Toys - Toys should NOT be brought to school. They might be lost, or become a distraction for your child or his/her classmates.
Visitors - Anthem's school policy is that ALL GUESTS must sign in at the office.
Volunteers - I cannot imagine teaching without the assistance of parent volunteers! Parents play a critical role in the functioning of our classroom. By volunteering at your child's school, you let them know that you value their education. Volunteers will be needed throughout the year to chaperone field trips, run copies, help with parties, send in treats or prizes, preparing materials at home, assisting with special projects or small groups, and more. Please let me know your talents and skills and I’ll put you to work!
Water Bottles - A water bottle is essential in our hot, desert climate! Our brain cells, neurons, make connections through a liquid medium in the brain. Studies have shown that within 7 seconds of taking a drink, brain function increases!
Tax Credit Donation:
Making your Donation: Download and complete the tax donation form at: www.dvusd.org/assets/pdfs/TaxDonationForm.pdf and send it along with your check. DVUSD will send you a receipt for your tax records. Or you can come by any school office and pickup a form.
Online Payment: DVUSD now offers an online service that allows Arizona taxpayers to make a Public School Tax Credit donation using a Discover, Visa, or MasterCard. Sigh-up is quick, easy and secure. You can access the website at www.dvusd.mytechsupport.com
For information, call the DVUSD 623-445-5000 or Anthem School Office at 623-376-3700
Campus Exterminating Schedule
On the first Thursday of each month the Anthem School cafeteria is treated for pests. This is done between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.