Issue: January 10, 2018 

January Key Dates:
Jan 8 to Jan 19 - Toy Loan Drive
Jan 17 and Jan 18 - Talent Show Auditions
Jan 21 - Mother and Son Day of Fun

Mrs. Marks has an important message for our parents. Please read through the section called   From the Principal's desk. There is information for parents on  2018-19 Kindergarten enrollments.

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)

TOY LOAN DRIVE- January 8th -19th
Overwhelmed with books, toys & games? Clear out your closets  and donate your gently used toys to LA County's Toy Loan  Program - a free service which allows children to borrow toys  from a Toy Loan Center in the same manner in which they  borrow books from the public library. Donation bins will be available in front of the school. For more information, visit  services/toy-loan/
Questions? Contact Diane Quast at

TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS - Wed & Thurs, January 17 &18
Calling all performers!!! Auditions for the 2018 show are on 1/17 & 1/18 in the Anza cafeteria.  Start preparing now! Please be prepared to perform the entire act for the audition. See flyer below for more details.
Questions? Contact Phil Hong at

MOTHER & SON DAY OUT!!- Sunday, January 21st
Attention all moms!! A day of outdoor fun & games with your son. Sunday, January 21st from 1pm - 4pm. Tickets available for $10 and includes drinks & a snack bag. See flyer below. Volunteers needed to help with activities and for set up.
Questions? Contact  Erin Infusino at

We need parents to lead this program or it will go away:
- INTERNATIONAL FAIR... part of Anza Around the World. An afterschool activity featuring booths from around the world.
Volunteers also needed for:
Anza Around the World- presenters & booth hosts in February
Classroom Volunteers for upcoming AIA Project 2 (see flyer)
Copy Club volunteer for Thursdays
EEA's Mother & Son Day of Fun - January 21 st
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

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!
From the Principal's desk


2018-19 Kindergarten Enrollment

The dates for enrollment at the Family Welcome Center are: Monday January 22 - Friday February 2.


2018-19 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is for Torrance residents who want to transfer to different Torrance schools. The window for 2018-19 open enrollment applications is from Jan 8th, 2018 to Feb 28th, 2018. The application form for Open Enrollments is available at this link.

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 

Support Anza ! 

Shoparoo  is school fundraising made easy: turning pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for Anza! Yep, it's that simple. Shop as you normally do. Snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila...SHOP, SNAP, EARN!
Get started today:
  1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google PlayStore
  2. Select ANZA ELEMENTARY from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!
  3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!
Encourage friends and family to sign up and support Anza throughout the year!

Did you know   partners with merchants to give ca$h to schools?
Vendors donate back from 0.3% - 1.8% of your purchase
Sign up online.  It's quick and easy!

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "sign-up" in the top right corner
  3. Designate "Anza Elementary School" as your non-profit (eScrip allows up to 3 organizations to benefit)
  4. Follow the instructions to register your loyalty and credit / debit cards
  5. Don't want to register your credit cards? No problem, you can still contribute by first logging into and then clicking on the link of the online store of your choice.

What is AmazonSmile?
A simple way to shop that earns 0.5% of your eligible purchase for Anza Elementary!
How do I choose Anza Elementary to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
  1. Click on the AmazonSmile link or go to
  2. Select ANZA Elementary (Torrance) as the organization to receive donations
  3. Shop as usual and your purchase will earn 0.5% for Anza Elementary
Encourage friends and family to sign up and support Anza throughout the year!
Funds raised through eScrip, Shoperoo & AmazonSmile supports Anza Elementary PTA programs such as the School Library, Field Trips, Classroom Enrichment, Science Fair, Adventures in Art, Reflections, Bike Rodeo, Anza Around the World, Dr. Seuss Day, Local Heroes Day, & Talent Show.
For questions, contact Joanne Moore or Traci Iwanaka at

Support Anza through Box Tops

Download the Box Tops submission sheet here

Mother and Son Day of Fun

Questions? Erin Infusino
Talent Show Auditions
Questions? Phil H ong:
Spirit Wear Shop Closed! 

Anza Spirit Wear Etsy Shop - Closed

The shop will be closed for a short update to the printing system.  The store will be closed from 
December 18th through January 29th

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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