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Weekly Updates 5/2/22
Hello Asante Families-

The end of year is rapidly approaching now.  We are busy preparing for end of the year celebrations and gearing up already for planning for next year.  As a part of this, our PTO really needs your involvement. Please save the date for the important meeting next week on Tuesday, May 10th.  You do not have to have experience or a lot of time to help out. Just come to the library or join online to hear about the planning for next year and how to help this amazing organization!  The partnership with our PTO enables us to provide fun, family events, fundraise for important items for our campus like new picnic tables, STEM and Robotics materials, new library tables, and so much more!  Just an hour a month can make a huge difference!   We hope you can join us! 
Here are the upcoming events happening: 
 
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is this week
  • STEM and Robotics Competition on May 2nd from 4-7 PM 
  • Save the Date for May 5th for the Choir Concert at 5:00 PM
  • Save the Date for a PTO Meeting, May 10th at 3:30 PM

Also, please make note that there will be a 1:00 dismissal on the last two days of school on May 18th and 19th. 
 
Have a wonderful week!

Emily Dean 
Posted : 4/28 | Direct Link
Weekly Updates 4/14/22

Hello Asante Families-

We are so proud of how our students who completed their state testing this week. Also, the last day to order yearbooks is tomorrow!  Here was the information one last time: Order online at gradsyearbooks.com by selecting our location (Surprise) and our school (AsantePrepAcad).  

Here are the upcoming events happening: 
  • No school, April 15th for Spring Holiday 
  • Flag Football Games and Girls’ Basketball games on Monday and Wednesday night
  • Peter Piper Pizza Night on April 21st from 4-7 PM for a FUNdraiser
  • Save the Dates for the April 26th for the Band Concert at 6:00 PM
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is the week of May 2nd 
  • Save the Date for May 5th for the Choir Concert at 5:00 PM 

Have a wonderful week!

Emily Dean 
Posted : 4/14 | Direct Link
Weekly Updates 4/4/22

Hello Asante Families-

Fourth quarter is now well underway! We want to thank everyone who came out to watch our students perform at the Fine Arts Festival this weekend.  
Here is a look at the upcoming events for the week: 
  • April 4: Reading Fluency Test (Grade 3) and Az Science (Grades 5 and 8)
  • April 5: Writing (Grades 4, 7, 8)
  • April 6: Writing (Grades 3, 5, 6)
  • April 7: Reading Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Yearbooks final online sales last date is April 15th.  We will not have yearbooks to order later. Order online at gradsyearbooks.com by selecting our location (Surprise) and our school (AsantePrepAcad).

As a reminder, here are the rest of the state testing dates that are coming soon:
  • April 12: Reading Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 13: Math Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 14: Math Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Students must complete the test on the same day they start, so please avoid appointments or early pickups on these days. 

Have a wonderful week!

Emily Dean 
Posted : 4/4 | Direct Link
Weekly Updates 3/28/22
Hello Asante Families-

Fourth quarter is now well underway! We want to thank everyone who came out to watch our students perform at the Fine Arts Festival this weekend.  

Here is a look at the upcoming events for the week: 
 
  • March 30: Science (Grades 5 and 8)
           Testing will begin at 8:45 AM each day.  It is important that students are well-rested, have a good breakfast and bring the following items: 
             Chromebook fully charged and charger 
             Headphones (not bluetooth)
  • Flag Football and Girls’ Basketball Games start this week on Monday and Wednesday nights.  Go Rangers!!
  • Yearbooks final online sales week is here.  We will not have yearbooks to order later. Order online at gradsyearbooks.com by selecting our location (Surprise) and our school (AsantePrepAcad)

As a reminder, here are the rest of the state testing dates that are coming soon:
  • April 4: Reading Fluency Test (Grade 3)
  • April 5: Writing (Grades 4, 7, 8)
  • April 6: Writing (Grades 3, 5, 6)
  • April 7: Reading Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 12: Reading Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 13: Math Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 14: Math Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Students must complete the test on the same day they start, so please avoid appointments or early pickups on these days. 

Have a wonderful week!

Emily Dean
Posted : 3/23 | Direct Link
Fine Arts Festival
This Saturday, March 26, 2022, we invite you to attend the Dysart Festival of the Arts held at Valley Vista High School from 10am-2pm.  

This festival will consist of over 100 performances from all elementary and high school band, choir, theater, and dance programs along with a beautiful Art Showcase. In addition to all the performances and shows, there will be an Arts and Crafts fair with vendors from throughout the community.  Lastly, there will be 10 food trucks set up throughout the event to enjoy. This is a free family-friendly event that is open to the public.  

For more information or a detailed schedule of performances, please go to dysart.org/artsfest. Please come spend your day celebrating and experiencing the arts with us. 
Posted : 3/23 | Direct Link
Important Testing Information and Updates

Hello Asante Families-

We hope that you were able to enjoy some relaxation with family over the Spring Break!  We are headed in to fourth quarter and state testing is upon us for our 3-8 grade students.  Below is the schedule for testing:
  • March 30: Science (Grades 5 and 8)
  • April 4: Reading Fluency Test (Grade 3)
  • April 5: Writing (Grades 4, 7, 8)
  • April 6: Writing (Grades 3, 5, 6)
  • April 7: Reading Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 12: Reading Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 13: Math Part 1 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • April 14: Math Part 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
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Testing will begin at 8:45 AM each day.  It is important that students are well-rested, have a good breakfast and bring the following items: 
  • Chromebook fully charged and charger 
  • Headphones (not Bluetooth)

Students must complete the test on the same day they start, so please avoid appointments or early pickups on these days. 

In addition, this is a reminder that Elective forms for grades (4-7) are due this Friday, March 25th.  Also, if you want your child to attend Summer Learning, the forms are due. Here is a final link to the letter that was sent out. 

Have a wonderful week!


Emily Dean
Posted : 3/9 | Direct Link
Weekly Updates 3/7/22

Hello Asante Families-

Thank you to all who came out for our 3rd Annual Literacy Night on Thursday night!   Here are our upcoming events!
 
  • Kindergarten Showcase for future kindergartners for the 2022/2023 school year is March 8th from 5:30-7:00 PM. 
  • Field Day, Game of Rangers,  for Grades 4-6 is Wednesday, March 9th. 
  • National Elementary Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Inductions are on Thursday, March 10th. 
  • Field Day, Homeroom Olympics, for Grades 7-8 is Friday, March 11th. 


If you are interested in ordering a yearbook.  Sales are going on from now until March 11th, directions can be found on our website or by going to this link

Also, our PTO has a new vendor for spirit wear.  There are many options to choose from and items are shipped directly to your home!  
Store Link
Sale Dates: 2/28 - 3/20
25% off all merchandise
Free shipping on orders over $50
Use code: SPIRIT320-FS at checkout to receive the discounts


Don’t forget that Spring Break is coming on March 14-18th! 

Have a wonderful week!

Emily Dean
Posted : 3/2 | Direct Link
Weekly Update 2/28/22
Hello Asante Families-

March is upon us and we have a lot of exciting things happening on campus! Check them out below: 
  • We are excited to be celebrating Literacy this week!  Please join us for 3rd Annual Literacy Night on March 3, 2022 from 5:30- 7:00 PM.  There will be guest readers, make and takes, a comic book artist, parent information, pizza, snacks, and more!   For literacy week we will also be having a special spirit week below: 
               
                Monday- Hats On for Reading (Wear your favorite hat)
                Tuesday-Celebrate Reading- (Wear a shirt with your favorite phrase)
               Wednesday-Crazy Fox in Socks- (Wear crazy or mismatched socks)
               Thursday- Oh the Places You’ll Go!- (Wear your favorite vacation spot shirt)
               Friday- Asante Spirit (Wear your black and gold)
 
  • Field Day for Grade K-3 is Friday, March 4th
  • Kindergarten Showcase for future kindergartners for the 2022/2023 school year is March 8th from 5:30-7:00 PM. 
  • Field Day, Game of Rangers,  for Grades 4-6 is Wednesday, March 9th. 
  • National Elementary Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Inductions are on Thursday, March 10th. 
  • Field Day, Homeroom Olympics, for Grades 7-8 is Friday, March 10th. 

If you are interested in ordering a yearbook.  Sales are going on from now until March 11th, directions can be found on our website or by going to this link

Also, our PTO has a new vendor for spirit wear.  There are many options to choose from and items are shipped directly to your home!  The site will be having a 25% off sale starting on March 1st!  Here is the link.

Have a wonderful week!


Emily Dean
Posted : 2/23 | Direct Link
Weekly Updates 2/21/22


Hello Asante Families-

We want to thank again our amazing PTO and everyone who participated in our Read-A-Thon.  Due to the amazing participation, we are going to be getting new picnic tables for the courtyard!  The delivery time is long, so we will look forward to sending pictures when they arrive in July.  In addition, due to some amazing tax credit donations we are expanding our clubs and activities!  Remember if you haven’t donated yet, tax time is great time to do it since you get the money back when you file!  Here is the link

Here are our upcoming events: 
  • ?No school Monday, February 21st for Presidents’ Day
  • Attention all 6th-8th grade students! The winter dance is rescheduled for Friday, February 25th from 5:00-6:30pm. There will be a DJ, photo stand, and pizza and snacks for sale. Tickets will be on sale 7:55-8:10am Wednesday, February 23rd-Friday, February 25th and are $5 if bought ahead of time. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $6. Come join in the winter fun!
  • Please do not forget not to park in a handicap position unless you have a tag.  We are having some people who need the spaces not be able to get them due to this at arrival and dismissal. 
  • Don’t forget to save the date for Literacy Night which is March 3rd, from 5:30-7:00 PM. 


Have a wonderful week!

Emily Dean
Posted : 2/18 | Direct Link
Weekly Updates 2/14/22

Hello Asante Families-

Thank you to all of our families for participating in Parent/Teacher Conferences last week!  We also want to thank you all of our K-5 families who are participating in the Kids Heart Challenge.  Our community has already raised over $3,500 for the American Heart Association.  

Here are some important updates for the week: 
  • Tuesday is Spring Picture Day!
  • Our PTO is having its general PTO meeting at 3:30 online on Tuesday. Here is the link.  Afterwards, you can join us at McTeacher Night at the McDonalds at Bell and Greenway. 
  • Our 6-8 Student Council Middle School Dance is coming up on Friday, February 25th from 5:00-6:30 PM.  Tickets will be on sale next week before school for $5 on Wednesday-Friday or will be $6 at the door. 


Have a wonderful week!

Emily Dean 
Posted : 2/9 | Direct Link
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