Welcome back to our returning students, and we all wel-come our newcomers to The Anthony School family. We are proud of our staff and students and invite you to get to know our school. I encourage you to become involved by volunteering or visiting school when you can. It is very important for parents to attend Back-to-School Night on Thursday, Sept. 1. Teachers will share valuable infor-mation regarding the curriculum, school events, classroom poli-cies and procedures, volunteer opportunities, our college mes-sage, and details about homework. This evening is informa-tional for parents only. Help your child be as successful as pos-sible this year by attending. I strongly encourage all parents to take the time to visit our school website at www.anthonyschool.org and select School Divisions, then Elementary. Our new site contains valuable resources and important in-formation regarding our school policies and procedures. There is also a calendar of events for the entire school year so you can plan ahead to reserve dates in your busy schedules. Please remember to refer to our school website throughout the year for the latest information. When the family and school work together with high expec-tations for student achievement and conduct, students demon-strate greater success as positive, confident learners. I urge you to support our school, our teachers, and our programs. Your positive attitude and ongoing involvement make a signifi-cant difference in building a better future for your children. I look forward to working together as partners in learning.