Issue: March 7, 2018 

March Key Dates:
Mar 8 - GATE testing make up
Mar 9 - Report cards go home
Mar 9 - HSA Dinner
Mar 14 - Bike Rodeo
Mar 14-16 -  Parent Teacher Conf ( Early Dismissal)
Mar 16 - Spirit Day (Wear Green)
Mar 26-30 - Spring Break ( No School)

April Key Dates: New!
Apr 3 - Science fair turn in

Parents - please find  information below attached below: 
  • Principal's Newsletter
  • English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
  • DELMAC meeting
  • Path to Biliteracy
  • Noon Aides needed at Anza

Join us in thanking these wonderful volunteers for their outstanding community service to children and youth in our community.
Golden Oak Service Award - Barbara  Fornaca
Honorary Service Award  Monique Akker
                                       -  Keith & Deanne Herbers
Very Special Person Award  - Sandy Johnson & Sally  Yuguchi
See flyer below for more  details.

Bike Rodeo is back! - Wednesday, March 14 at 1:30 pm
Attention all 3 rd , 4 th & 5 th Graders...get your bikes and helmets ready!  It's Anza's bicycle safety program. In addition to a bike safety test,  six skills will be tested - balancing at a slow speed; straight line  riding;  weaving; circling; U-turn in a narrow lane; and stop on the  spot.  Helmets, bikes, and a signed permission slip are  REQUIRED.  See flyer below for more details.
Volunteers Needed Questions?  Contact volunteer chair Stefanie Cale at .

4 WEEKS TO GO!- Projects due on Tuesday, April 3rd
2018 ANZA STEAM FAIR- Projects can be turned in at the cafeteria on April 3rd from 8am to 8:50am. Please see grade specific criteria posted on the Anza website, under the parent resource tab  here. HELP STILL NEEDED! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Madonna Mashburn, STEAM Fair Chair at

We  need  parents  to  lead  these  programs  or  they  will go  away:
FIELD DAY AM of games & fun activities for our  students
Volunteers also needed for:
- STEAM Fair - check projects in and escort  students
- Classroom  Volunteers  for  upcoming  AIA  Project  (see  flyer)
- Bike Rodeo - escort students from classrooms & to  stations
- EEA's Ice Cream Social & Silent  Auction
Please consider volunteering for these worthy  programs.  Training and support is  provided.
Questions? Contact Monique Akker at
or EEA president Keith Herbers at

PENNY WARS Thank you Anza families for your generous donations to Penny Wars.  We raised over $2,600!  Mrs. Levell's class won the TK-2nd competition and Mrs. Faherty's class won for 3rd -5th.  Principal Marks was a good sport and got slimed by both classes at  Monday's  assembly.

Earn cash for Anza while shopping...
- Use Amazon Smile to fulfill your holiday list.
- Register and use eScrip to shop your favorite online retailers
- Visiting the mall or eating out? Don't forget to sign up & use  Shoparoo  to snap a photo of your receipt. 
- Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops for a chance to win cool prizes!! (flyers below)

PLEASE NOTE: The information on our Website and TUSD are being worked on to be updated to the 2017-18 information. All this is done by Parent Volunteers like yourself, so some information may not be readily available yet. We hope to have everything by mid-September. Green books will be sent home during Back to School. Thanks!
Principal's Newsletter

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

Dear Parents,

If your child is currently listed as Limited English Proficiency and requires annual language testing this information can be helpful. The State of California has changed the test to better align with the state standards This test replaces the annual CELDT test that students took at the district office usually during the summer. The new ELPAC test will be given at the school site February 20, 21 and 27. Parents will no longer need to make an appointment with Language Assessment Center the classroom teacher will schedule the children during the school day for testing. Here is a link to practice tests.

District English Language Multicultural Advisory Committee (DELMAC)

Dear Parents,

The DELMAC meeting that was scheduled for  January 20, 2018  has been changed to  April 21, 2018 , @ 8:00  at Torrance High School.

Path to Biliteracy Awards (for 5th grade students)

Pathway to Biliteracy Awards honor students who, by the end of 5th grade, have demonstrated a commitment to becoming biliterate and who have reached a certain degree of proficiency in both English and another language (including the American Sign Language). This award is given at the end of the school year.

All documents at the link below need to be submitted to the office by  April 13, 2018 

Need Noon Aides

Questions? Anita Winsell:

Adventures in Art Project #4

Questions? Contact Doug Meyer at

Honorary Service Awards (HSA) Invitation

Questions?  Contact Catherine Sullivan at

More information on Anza website
Questions: please email
Bike Rodeo

Questions? Contact Stefanie Cale at
See's Candies Fundraiser New!

Dear Parents and Friends:
We are excited to begin our Spring See's Candies Fundraiser.  Here are some important dates:
March 5           Fundraiser Starts
March 19         Fundraiser Ends
April 23           Candy will be available for pick up
Please fill in the pre-sale form completely.  Collect money from your supporters when they order.  Please have all checks payable to Anza Elementary School.

Onizuka Space Science Day 2018

For more information, about the Art Contest for grades 5-12, click here
Torrance Education Foundation (TEF) Raffle
Torrance Education Foundation raised funds to support teachers, classrooms, school groups and other District priorities through their raffle each year.  Tickets are $30.00 each. Anza will get $20.00 per ticket. B e sure to fill in Anza Elementary for the benefit of Anza Literacy Room. Deadline is March 23.
Payments are accepted in cash/check. Credit card payments need to enclosed in a sealed envelope.

If you have any questions, please reach  Ann Blanks .
Support Anza ! 

Spirit Wear Shop Open!

Please note, this is not a fundraiser, we are providing spirit wear at the cost provided to Anza by our partner PrintWorks. Please ensure to put your child's Name, Teacher and Room number in the comments at check out. 
 Delivery will be appx. 3 weeks from order date.

***No Refunds or Exchanges***

Shop now!

Questions? Sandy Johnson:

Torrance Unified School District
Parents and Guardians of Anza Elementary,
We are happy to announce the launch of our new student information system, PowerSchool.
PowerSchool will be replacing Parent Connect this fall of 2017. In order to access the new portal you will need to create a new account. This can be done by visiting and selecting the Create Account tab. It is very important that you submit an accurate email address. We recommend the Google Chrome or Firefox browser to access the portal.
You will need your student's Access ID and Password to link your child to your account. If you have multiple children in the district, you will receive a separate letter for each child, which you can link to your newly created account.
Example of Student Access ID and Password
[NAME OF CHILD] Access Password is #####
Please keep your passwords confidential so that only you can access the information.
Once you have your account created and child(ren) linked, we ask that you click on the Registration link to update your information and review district agreements.
Visit for more detailed information. Please contact the school directly should you have further questions.
Torrance Unified School District

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Watch me Draw, Watch me Sculpt flyers added New!

Anza is recognized for its exemplary academic programs and performance. The Gold Ribbon Award recognizes those schools who have made tremendous academic gains through their educational programs, practices, standards-based activities, projects, and strategies. READ MORE 
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