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9 06, 2016

5th/6th Science Fair

By | June 9th, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

Join the 5th and 6th grade students upstairs after the Graduates’ Assembly on June 10th to see and hear their science fair presentations. Inspired by the 7th and 8th grade level, the students picked their own project ideas and dove into research.

The fair will also be open on Thursday, June 9th,  from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School hallway.


9 06, 2016

Preprimary Caribbean Island Festival

By | June 9th, 2016|Global Learning, Parent News|0 Comments


Each year, the Preprimary holds an annual end-of-year Caribbean Island Festival! The morning includes authentic Caribbean staples and dishes inspired by the Islands of the Caribbean and Central America. Enjoy music, dance and fun. If there is Caribbean-inspired dish you enjoy preparing or eating, please do not hesitate to share it with our community.

Friday, June 10 10:30 a.m. /  Outdoor Learning Space

9 06, 2016

Honest Conversations – June 12

By | June 9th, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

honest conversation.fwJoin us this Sunday, June 122-4 p.m., for the last Honest Conversations gathering of the school year. Come early (1:15) and bring ideas if you want to get in on the planning for next year.

We will meet at Kenwood Park, just south of Ancona on Dorchester Ave., between 49th and 50th streets. Bring your kids, lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, snacks and beverages, and any playground equipment you might want. Kenwood park has public restrooms, two playgrounds, tennis courts, sand, and a baseball/kickball diamond.

3 06, 2016

Guitar Recital – June 7th

By | June 3rd, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

Guitar_2016Join us for the annual Guitar Recital in the Gym. Featuring students from multiple grade levels and varying years of experience it is a beloved year-end tradition not to be missed.

Guitar Recital
Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m.

2 06, 2016

End of Year Picnic Canceled

By | June 2nd, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

With so much going on this time of year, we decided to cancel our picnic that was scheduled for this Saturday, June 5th. While this event was taken off the calendar in April,  an official announcement had not yet been made. We hope your families take this time to relax and enjoy Chicago in all its Springtime glory!

19 05, 2016

Longtime Ancona Facilities Team Member Retires

By | May 19th, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

Don Luis Flores speaking to the 5/6 World Language class about his Latin roots.

Don Luis Flores speaking to the 5/6 World Language class about his Latin roots.

Ancona will said goodbye to one of its longtime employees at the end of this school year. Custodian Don Luis Flores will retire after being with Ancona for 12 years.

Luis works the afternoon and evening shifts and is a part of the wonderful team that makes Ancona sparkle each morning. He will be missed by all the staff, parents and students. If you happen to see him during after school hours, please share a warm farewell to our dear friend.

19 05, 2016

Business Office News: Smart Tuition

By | May 19th, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

All families have a Smart Tuition account where you can view your balance, make payments, update your personal information or chat with a live representative.

Access your Smart Tuition account at www.parent.smarttution.comIf you do not know your log-in or password, please contact them at 888-868-8828.  The help center is always available to assist you.  They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you have any questions about your account, you may also contract Tricia Erington at ext. 229.

19 05, 2016

Welcome Callers Needed

By | May 19th, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

Volunteer_callersThe Ancona Parent Connection in conjunction with the Admissions Office is looking for current families to place welcome calls to new parents entering our remarkable school. This is a great volunteer opportunity as you can make the call from wherever you are!

Please email Radiah Smith-Donald to volunteer your time as a Welcome Caller at moc.l1490841663iamg@1490841663noitc1490841663ennoc1490841663anocn1490841663a1490841663.

19 05, 2016

Showtime at Ancona – Monologue Showcase

By | May 19th, 2016|Parent News|0 Comments

monologueEnjoy performances from our 7/8 Integrated Performance Arts program. Come see Ancona students work and share their craft at the upcoming showcase. Bring the entire family to support our young actors.

Monologue Showcase (7/8th grade Integrated Performing Arts class)
Wednesday, May 25 / Evening performance @6:30 p.m. / Ancona Gym




16 05, 2016

New Parent Meeting

By | May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NPMPlease join us for the New Parent Meeting, Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00 a.m. Learn about our community, volunteering, what to expect the first week of school and more!

We hope you will make arrangements to attend this adult only morning so Director of Admissions and Enrollment Keya Graves can answer your questions and concerns. This meeting should last only about one hour. Required registration is below: