Issue: Sep 19, 2018 



Sept Key Dates:
Sept 20 - Early Dismissal New!
TK & Kinder 1:50pm | 1st to 3rd 2:03pm | 4th & 5th 2:13pm
Sept 20 - Back to School Night
6:00 - 6:45pm (3-5th grades), 
6:50-7:15pm Meet the Staff/PTA/EEA
7:20-8:05pm (K-2nd grade)
Sept 27 - Fall Photos



Parents - please find  information below attached below: 

VERY IMPORTANT! All students must complete online registration for the 2018-19 school year.

Scroll down for link and registration instructions.

GATE Testing for Third Grade coming soon...  New!
Universal third grade GATE testing will take place at Anza on 10/25/18.   A parent notification with testing details and schedule will be sent home with students on Friday, September 14th. No form or application for participation in third grade GATE testing is necessary.If you choose to withdraw your student from GATE testing, please submit the Withdrawal Form to your student's teacher by 9/21/18. More information regarding GATE testing for grades 4 and 5 will be coming at a later date.


Our Pledge/Membership drive is off to a great start with $14,607 donated and 129 members! Our goal is 100% participation from all Anza families, and donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! All of the money donated STAYS AT ANZA to help fund our own programs and resources, and purchase necessary material and
equipment for our own students. A packet of information went home with your child last week and is also available on the Anza website.

Questions? Contact anzadirectdonation@gm

The Eagle Education Alliance is a non-profit group of volunteer parents, teachers/staff and community leaders. Read more about EEA in the flyer below. To support EEA, contact  lisacpahl@gmail.com



2018-2019 REFLECTIONS -"Heroes Around Me"
Explore ideas and learn through the arts! Each year hundreds of thousands of K-12 students create and submit original works in the areas of  dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts .

The 2018-2019 theme "Heroes Around Me" will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. Scroll down for more details.

Questions? Contact Sonia DeDios at dedioss@gmail.com




CALLING ALL SHOPPERS!!!
Earn cash for Anza while shopping...
- Use Amazon Smile to fulfill your holiday list.
- Visiting the mall or eating out? Don't forget to sign up & use  Shoparoo  to snap a photo of your receipt. 
- Cut out  Box Tops and submit them on this form



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

 

Powerschool Portal 2018-19 RegistrationPowerSchool 

IMPORTANT : ACTION NEEDED FROM YOU

Powerschool Parent Portal Account Required for 2018-19 Registration

Dear Parents/Guardians of Anza Elementary,

We are pleased to announce that online registration is now open!  In order to register for the 2018-19  school  year, you will need to log into your  Powerschool  parent account at  https://ps.tusd.org .  Once logged in, click the "18-19 Registration" link at the bottom left side of the home page.  Please update your contact information, student medical history, and review the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook along with other pertinent agreements. After clicking "Submit," you will receive a separate confirmation email for each student registered. Your child may be asked to bring this confirmation email to  school  before they can pick up schedules, books, etc.

If you previously created a parent account but cannot remember your username or password, click the "  Forgot Username or Password?" link for assistance.   Step-by-step instructions are also available for creating parent accounts as the old ParentConnect accounts will not work in  PowerSchool.  These instructions explain how to link a student using their access ID and password. All student access ID's and passwords were mailed last September 2017.  Then in June and August 2018, emails with the access ID's and passwords were sent to families who had not created their accounts yet.

Additional information is available at  https://www.tusd.org/parents/powerschool.  If you already completed the online registration for each student, you can disregard this email. If you are still having trouble with online registration, please  click here to provide us with your contact information so we can assist you.

Sincerely,
Torrance Unified School District


Active Parenting Workshop
Counselor's Newsletter New!
GATE Testing - 3rd grade New!
Anza GATE test date: 10/25/18 |  Withdrawal form
PTA Pledge 2018-19
Eagle Education Alliance - Volunteer New!EEA
Join Anza's
Eagle Education Alliance (EEA)
We need your support to help Anza students!

The EEA is a non-profit group of volunteer parents, teachers/staff and community leaders whose purpose is to:
  • Be an advocate for academic and enrichment opportunities
  • Assure that every student has the optimum academic advantages by fundraising in order to pay the salaries for the Credentialed Academic Intervention teachers
  • Instill in each child the importance of community outreach with our Adopt-A-Family program
  • Work closely with Principal Marks, the School Site Council and the PTA to:
    • Identify school needs that can be met by community fundraising
    • Create and manage fun, interactive, family-friendly fundraising events such as the Fall Family Carnival in October, Mother/Son Day of Fun in January, Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction in May, and the Father/Daughter Dance in June
    • Hold a paper drive at Anza Movie Night in September to supplement the school's copy paper needs
We would love for you to become involved with the EEA. There are  volunteer needs to fit a wide variety of interests and schedules! 

Work full time? We have opportunities to participate from home through  online fundraising, designing flyers, and inputing information for our Silent  Auction items. If you have any questions or need more information  contact Lisa Pahl @ lisacpahl@gmail.com.


DELMAC Art Contest  New!
Reflections
West High Theater New!
Anza Spirit Wear 
Anza Spirit Shop is now open! Visit our website to view our new products this year
Questions? Write to  spiritwearanza.jenny.pan@gmail.com
Bell ScheduleBell
News You Can Use

 

AFTER SCHOOL / ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS (NON-ANZA)

Dear Anza Parents, 

Anza is striving to go paperless! With this effort we will not be distributing after school program flyers on a regular basis. If you would be interested in a class, please click below to find out what programs are available or check in the office to see if there might be a hard copy for you. Please note, these partners have no affiliations to Anza Elementary and our school does not profit from these programs. This link will remain on the Communicator for your convenience and will typically be found at the bottom of the email.

Please contact anzacommunicationsoffice@gmail.com if you have any questions.  
Thanks!


Added Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Techakids, Self Defense this week

ANZA GOLD RIBBON AWARD 
 
ANZA 2016 GOLD RIBBON AWARD
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 
 

Dear Communicator Readers,

Thanks for continuing to support Anza's Paperless efforts! Please tell your friends to opt-in, as Anza will be limiting it's distribution of paper flyers going forward. Opt-in Here!

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