News that is specifically relevant to parents.
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
Join us this Sunday, June 12, 2-4 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.
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!
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.
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.com. If 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.
The 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.l1490841384iamg@1490841384noitc1490841384ennoc1490841384anocn1490841384a1490841384.
Monologue Showcase (7/8th grade Integrated Performing Arts class)
Wednesday, May 25 / Evening performance @6:30 p.m. / Ancona Gym
The Ancona Parent Connection is looking for two volunteers to co-chair the 2016-2017 school year. Since the APC is for all Ancona parents, all parents are encouraged to participate in the election process. Voting ends on Sunday, May 22. Please cast your vote!
Click the link below to cast your vote for the 2016-2017 APC co-chairs! All surveys are anonymous.
The Ancona Parent Connection (APC) aims to strengthen and support the Ancona School community. The APC focuses on parent-run initiatives that support families, engage the community and enhance the Ancona experience. Parents can be involved as little or as much as fits their interest and availability. Please email moc.l1490841384iamg@1490841384noitc1490841384ennoc1490841384anocn1490841384a1490841384 if you have any questions or suggestions.
A huge congrats to Ancona parent and dedicated volunteer Desiree Lynch who was named the 2016 Barbara Harelik Award recipient. Established in 1996, the Harelik Award honors a volunteer’s consistent pattern of commitment in two or more significant areas of school life over a given number of years.
The Harelik Award Reception occurs at the end of each academic year in conjunction with the Town Meeting and is an opportunity for all parents, teachers and trustees to recognize the efforts of one exceptional parent volunteer, and show our gratitude to all volunteers of Ancona.
We are thankful for the support and dedication that all of our volunteers bring to the overall success of our school. A huge thank you to Desiree for her generosity and time. It makes a tremendous impact on our students’ experiences and opportunities. Please congratulate Desiree for her commitment to everything Ancona!