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    SEASON OF GIVING Wishing You and Yours All the Best This Holiday Season

    TURKEY TROT The 2017 TAS Turkey Trot was a huge success! Our students brought in

    157 frozen turkeys, over 450 canned goods, and $700. These donations were given to Potluck Food Rescue for Arkansas (

    Student Council members were on hand early Thursday morning taking collections as students arrived at school. The members then loaded everything into the Potluck truck and sent our donations on their way to help those less fortunate than us!

    We hope to make a happier Thanksgiving for those in need in Arkansas!

    2ND GRADE VISITS THE ARKANSAS FOOD BANK 2nd grade visited the Arkansas Food Bank

    ( and filled food boxes that will go to those who have no food or do not have enough food to stay healthy. The students took a tour of the warehouse and saw how all the food was grouped and the dock where trucks deliver the food. The kids went into a huge freezer to see frozen food products that had been donated. They got to see where volunteers put food boxes together and discarded any food that was expired. The students also made holiday cards to go into the food boxes, and one of their drawings will be chosen to be on the cover of the Food Bank’s Holiday mailer!

    CALENDAR 12/1/17 JTF Rehearsal - Choregraphy 12/2/17 JTF Rehearsal - Choregraphy 12/4/17 MS BB Game - 7B, 8G, 8B 12/6/17 Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe Opens 12/7/17 MS BB Game - 7B, 8G, 8B 12/8/17 1st Grade Play 12/8/17 4th & 5th Grade Winter Dance 12/10/17 JTF Rehearsal 12/11/17 MS BB Game - 7B, 8G, 8B 12/12/17 MS BB Game - 7B, 8G, 8B 12/14/17 Field Trip - 4th Grade Singing at ACH 12/15/17 PreK-K Holiday Program 12/15/17 End of 2nd Quarter 12/15/17 EARLY DISMISSAL - No Aftercare 12/17/17 JTF Rehearsal Continued on Page 2


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    We also learned about the after school program where students stay

    after school and can get food before going home, etc. The Food Bank also has a backpack program where a backpack is filled with food to take home for the weekend.

    ParentCrew News Get involved!

    As the holidays approach, don't forget the easy ways to help support ParentCrew and your school:

    1. While visiting with relatives during the season, take a minute to help them sign up with Kroger Rewards to benefit The Anthony School!

    2. Pay attention to the products you use to make your celebration meals and SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS.

    3. Tell relatives to start collecting those BoxTops for you!

    4. If you shop through Amazon, make sure it's through AmazonSmile benefitting The Anthony School.

    12/18 - 1/3/2018 NO SCHOOL - MS Winter Break 1/4/18 MS BB Game - 7B, 8G, 8B 1/7/18 JTF Rehearsal 1/9/18 MS BB Game - 7B, 8G, 8B 1/10/18 8th Grade Cap & Gown Pictures 1/10/18 ParentCrew Meeting 1/11/18 JTF Rehearsal - Lock In 1/11/18 MS BB Game - 7B, 8G, 8B 1/11/18 MS Science Fair 1/11/18 MS Science Fair 1/12 - 1/15/2018 JTF Trip to Atlanta 1/12/18 NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences

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    Don’t miss out on the ParentCrew sponsored holiday gift shoppe! Penguin Patch Kid’s Holiday Gift Shoppe will be available to students during free time on Thursday, December 7th, and Friday, December 8th (they will be able to preview items on the 6th!). Children can purchase small gift items for parents, relatives, and friends. Gifts range in price from $.25 to $12. Students will have more information sent home. Can't do your carpool duty? Don't forget that ParentCrew will cover your shift for you for a $50 donation! Please contact Jeremy Teeter at [email protected] or 501-350-7959 for more details.

    If you'd like to learn more about ParentCrew and ways to volunteer, please contact Natalie Darnell at [email protected] We'd love to hear from you! Announcements Please have a safe and joyful winter break!

    BOOKFAIR Thank you to all who helped make the annual TAS book fair a resounding success. Chair Ashley Beazley

    and ParentCrew President Natalie Darnell worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was a fun, as well as a profitable, event… and their efforts paid off in a big way. This was the most successful book fair to date. We earned over $8,900 in profit for the TAS library and community. Thank you again for your dedication to the school and your children!

    OFFICIAL TAS GEAR! We have several in stock TAS apparel items and accessories available! You

    can purchase these through the online school store beginning Monday (12/4) or in the school office. They make great holiday gifts for your favorite Panther!

    GET YOUR TAS COOKBOOK! “The Anthony School Cookbook” is a collection of recipes from the Class of 2018 TAS students, TAS faculty,

    a special section from TAS PreK, and our very own Chef Paul Novicky. There are 150+ pages of tasty recipes. Cookbooks will be available for pick-up the 1st week of December. Just in time for the holidays, it’s a perfect gift! As a fundraiser for the Anthony School 8th grade class, all profits will benefit a class gift to TAS, the graduation ceremony and the class trip. An order form can be found on the website newsfeed or in the school office.

    SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 3, 2018

    It’s Time to Play… Anthony Adult Family Feud Survey says it’s an evening of prizes and fast money! Led by a Challenge Entertainment gaming professional – tables of 8 will compete for prizes guessing top answers from nationwide polls. You can even participate in the polls too preceding the event! Because sometimes you don’t always know the RIGHT answer… but you might know the most

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    POPULAR answer! So, what are the prizes? In addition to 1st and 2nd place CASH team prizes, we will be giving away prizes for just about any reason we can think of… non-stop… throughout the entire evening! Almost everyone will go home with something!

    Tables are sold in groups of 8 (we can pair parties if people do not want to form a full team). Want to be

    part of the fun but squeamish about competing? Buy a Studio Audience Ticket! And what’s better for a “family” gathering than potluck (please remember it’s adults only though)?! That means your team decides who brings what to dine on and you can drag your own Yeti into the gym – we’ll supply the potluck table and electricity for crockpots and warming dishes. Prefer to be pampered? We will have different sponsorship packages to choose from and cater your team of 8 with appetizers, dinner, and cocktails!

    Table decorating begins an hour before competition – choose a theme. Go all out – dress the part. The

    winning decorated table (by secret ballot) will win a fabulous prize! We also have a few surprises we’ll unveil as we get closer to the event - you may be exhausted when it’s

    all over – but you will definitely have had fun. Anthony Adult Family Feud – March 3, 2018… ba-da ba da ba da da, da-da DAA!

    TAS Athletics Panther Pride

    MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL The 2017-18 basketball season has begun with exciting

    games being played by both boys and girls teams. The season opened with completion against the Saline County Home School. The Panther Pride tournaments were very successful with great crowds throughout the two weeks of tournament play. The season is very young, and there are many games ahead.

    Team members are: 7th Grade Boys Team – Evan Booe, Ramiz Masoud,

    Gavin Snyder 8th Grade Girls Team – Claire Barnes, Ellen Brady, Ellison

    Bryde, Ruth Buchner, Isabel Chaidez, Lindsey Duran, Lily Jackson, Dylan Taylor

    8th Grade Boys Team – Brandon Blaisdell, Colin Browning, Joel Chung, Garrett Fraiser, Lucas Greer, Cade Johnson, Christian Kasten, Owen Silzer, Cade Sinks, Wyatt Thomas, John Volpe

    Student News A day in the life of a TAS student...

    5TH GRADE INVENTION FAIR The annual 5th Grade Invention Fair was November 30th. Here are the results: Overall Winner: Robert Buchmann, “Rain Brain” Most Unique: Graeson Johnson, “3-T’s” Most Creative: Addie Batchelor, “Addie’s Bit Spray” Most Practical: Cole Harrington, “You’ve Got Mail”

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    Best Marketing: Bella Angtuaco, “Ladder Harness” Most Useful: Jackson Wolfe, “Magnetic Gun Holder” GEOGRAPHY BEE Congratulations to our Geography Bee winners and alternates! 4th Grade Mrs. Hesselbein Winner: Lily Jones Alternate: Rachel Greenberg Mrs. French Winner: Ian McNeil Alternate: Sam Boozer 5th Grade Mrs. Clark Winner: Allie Mareen Alternate: Ian Ratcliff Mrs. Raines Winner: Reaghan Moore Alternate: Cole Harrington Middle School Winners 6th Grade: Jack Baker & Wilson Chenault 7th Grade: Ernie Quirk & Chloe Chandler 8th Grade: Ella Holyfield & John Volpe GIRLS ON THE RUN! The Anthony Girls on the Run group finished our season

    strong on Sunday, November 19th. Each girl completed the celebration 5K with a running buddy! The 5K started at Murray Park running over and back across the Big Dam Bridge.

    Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a National Program with a chapter at The Anthony School. Girls on the Run empowers girls with a greater sense of self-awareness, a sense of achievement, a foundation in team building and a commitment to enhancing their communities; all in order to help them become strong, healthy, confident women.

    TAS GOTR completed our community service project by making gift bags and taking them to Children’s Hospital.