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New East Newsletter Now Available
The February edition of East in Action, the newsletter for East Elementary, is now available online.  Read it here!


Nurse's Office in Need of Donations
The nurse’s office is in need of new and gently used sweatpants and leggings. The sizes needed are 5-10. If you are able to donate, it is greatly appreciated. If your child borrows clothing from the nurse’s office, please be sure to wash and return as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your consideration.


Valentine Parties
Classroom valentine parties are scheduled for Friday, February 13th.  Parent-Teacher Organization volunteers will help classrooms organize their party along with their parent volunteers.  Please remember, if you plan to volunteer in your child's classroom during the fall party, a volunteer background check must be completed at least two weeks prior to ensure ample time for processing.  Click here to view the forms required to volunteer and view our school district's volunteer protocol for classroom party days here.  Please note, no one will be admitted into the school on classroom party days without an approved background check on file with the district.


New Fliers Now Available in the vBackpack
New fliers for the month are now available in the online vBackpack. The vBackpack includes fliers from community organizations for events or activities for students. Check out the fliers for this month here.
Register today for AHS Junior Cheer Clinic!
Register now to be part of the AHS Junior Cheer Clinic on February 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Ankeny High School commons.  Clinic participants will perform February 10 during halftime of the girls home basketball game, approximately 6:40 p.m.  Students in grades K-7 are invited to join in.  The clinic cost is $30.  View the registration form here.  If you have any questions, please contact head cheer coach Katie Bales at katie.bales@ankenyschools.org.
Sign up for AHS Junior Dance Clinic!
Come DANCE with us! The AHS Dance Team will be holding a Junior Dance Clinic for students pre-K through fifth grade on Saturday, February 28 from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Clinic participants will learn a routine taught by Varsity Dance Team members, and then perform during the AHS Winter Showcase on Sunday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m.  View the registration information here.  If you have any questions, please contact assistant dance coach Betty Baker at betty.baker@ankenyschools.org.
School Calendar Approval Process on Hold Pending IDOE Guidance:
 Approval and publication of the Ankeny Schools 2015-2016 school calendar is currently on hold pending guidance from the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) regarding new rules for school start dates. This guidance is expected in January, after which the school district will continue its calendar approval process and announce the availability of the school calendar to parents.  The IDOE has informed school districts that they will not automatically grant waivers to start the school year early, as in the past.  This clearly has great implications for Ankeny Schools due to the high percentage of students who earn post-secondary dual credits through Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Additional guidance from the IDOE is expected in January. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay in publication may cause.
Fifth grade choral festival rehearsal schedule:
Parents of Ankeny 5th Graders:  Rehearsals for the Ankeny K-12 Music Department 5th Grade Choral Festival 

Practice for fifth graders will be in the music room of their respective building. Please open the following link for specific information for those schools beginning rehearsals on Friday, February 20 and those schools beginning on Monday, February 23.   Please note, no rehearsals will be held during spring break.


Classes to be in session on April 24 snow make-up day:
 Due to classes being cancelled for inclement weather on January 7, Ankeny Schools will use the April 24 “Built in Snow Day” shown on the district calendar to make up the missed day.  Instead of being a day off from school, regular classes will be in session and students will attend school on Friday, April 24.
 
Kindergarten registration forms are now available on the district website -
Kindergarten registration forms for Ankeny Schools' 2015-2016 school year are now available online.  Completed forms should be brought to the registration meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2015.  If you have a child who will be five years of age on or before September 15, 2015, please plan to attend the kindergarten registration at your current neighborhood attendance center.  Read more about Kindergarten registration night here.
Take appropriate steps to help keep Ankeny students and schools healthy -
You may have noticed a number of news reports lately about the flu.  Flu season is definitely upon us, and our nurses want to remind everyone of procedures that can help minimize the spread of flu.
On behalf of all Ankeny Schools students and staff, thank you for taking time to follow these guidelines and help to keep our schools healthy.

Mandy Snyder
Lead District Nurse

Winter edition of Ankeny Advance newsletter is now online -

The Winter 2015 edition of Ankeny Advance is now available online and will be arriving shortly in community mailboxes. This edition includes important information about:

  • Northeast Elementary receives National Blue Ribbon School award in Washington
  • AP Scholars and ACT scores achieve new records
  • Strategic planning efforts in the district as enrollment tops 10,000 students
  • Photos of the first renovated Northview classrooms
  • Several honors for Volleyball team members and coaches
  • And much more!
  • Read the Winter 2015 Edition of Ankeny Advance here. 
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