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Northwest Announcements
Butter Braids PTO Fundraiser due December 1, 2014
Order forms for the BUTTER BRAIDS PTO fundraiser were sent home with all students earlier this week.  Orders for butter braids will need to be turned in to classroom teachers no later than Monday-December 1st.   The top five sellers will receive gift cards!  All orders will be filled and ready to pick up on Monday-December 15, 2014 -- in time for holiday baking!
Questions?  Contact Jay Longnecker at Jnecker4cy@msn.com


Library Overdue Notices
A change is being implemented in how overdue notices for library materials will be sent.  From now on, overdue notices will be sent via email.  An email will be sent to the parent contact email address on file in Infinite Campus.  If your student is in 4th or 5th grade and has a school issued gmail account, they will also receive a notice.  If books are overdue by a month or more, a paper notice will also be sent home.  If the book is not returned shortly after the paper notice is issued, the book will be marked as "lost" and the fine will be assessed to the student's account.  Please contact Mrs. Athy in the Library if you have any questions by email kayla.athy@ankenyschools.org or call 965-9680.


Volunteer Protocol for Classroom Parties
During the school year, there are opportunities to celebrate with classroom parties.  These parties are planned and directed through the PTO and/or homeroom parents.  There is no standard routine for the planned activities, but each building is put in the position of managing the many visitors on the day of the party.

The challenge comes with balancing the safety of the building while trying to create a welcoming environment. 
The following protocol has been agreed on and will be implemented for the upcoming classroom parties:
  • Adults attending the party are expected to complete a criminal background check up to two weeks before the scheduled date of the party and have a completed volunteer form on file with the building.
  • On the day of the party, adults must also bring personal ID so that the Raptor check can be completed and a visitor badge can be issued.
  • It would be greatly appreciated that visitors provide advance notice to their classroom teacher if they intend to attend the party.  Visitor badges may be printed ahead of time to facilitate the process.  There may be a wait for those who have not given prior notice.
Please check with the Northwest Office 965-9680 if you have a question as to whether a background check/volunteer forms are currently on file or if needed.


Before & After School Program Newsletter

Did You Know?
Did you know the Before & After School Program is part of the Ankeny Community School District Teaching and Learning Department?  Registered students in grades K-5 spend each afternoon engaged in meaningful, hands-on enrichment and recreation activities designed to connect to regular day learning and real life experiences. 
Learn more by clicking here
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Registration Space Available
The Before & After School Program (B/ASP) has limited space available at most sites!  If you are looking for a fun, high-quality, hands-on before or after school enrichment experience for your child, contact the Central B/ASP Office at basp@ankenyschools.org or 515-289-3925, or visit the program website by clicking here, to learn more!  Registration is accepted on a first-registered, first-served basis.

Winter Adventures Camp Registration
Registration for winter break camp has been extended through December 10* or until registration is full, whichever comes first.  Registration is available on the program website by clicking here.  Winter break camp is open to regular and non-regular B/ASP students at a rate of $32.00/day and is not included with any regular tuition.  Camp hours are 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is offered on December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31, and January 2.  Students may be registered for as few or as many days as you wish.   
Camp activities are still being planned.  However, as with all of our no-school day camps, all days will include fun, hands-on enrichment activities surrounding arts, recreation, technology, and science.  Camps may or may not include field trips.  All winter break camp activities will be held at Westwood Elementary School.

* Pending available space, late registrations may be accepted from December 11-16 for an additional fee of $8/day.

Nancy Jeffs
Coordinator, Before & After School Programs


 
Pay-to-Ride busing 2nd semester registration is now open:
Ankeny Schools are pleased to again offer an optional pay-to-ride student transportation program for elementary and middle school students who live within two miles of their assigned school and high school students who live within three miles of their assigned school.  Sign-up for second semester is now underway, and closes on December 15.  Learn more about the program here.


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