WELCOME to Juan de Anza Elementary School - Home of the Eagles
Summer is over.
It's almost officially done.
The school year is coming
it's going to be fun!
Get pencils and scissors and glue
Bring crayons and backpacks and erasers, a few.
Your teachers cannot wait to meet you
we've oodles and oodles of learning to do!
Looking to get your ANZA SPIRIT WEAR for the 2015-16 School Year?
Our online Anza Wear store is open for business. We only offer these special items 2X's a year and when the online store closes it is closed. Please bear in mind that items will not be delivered until October.
Hello Anza Family,
My name is Jorge Paz, and I am the new Anza counselor. I look forward to meeting you and all of the Anza Eagles this year. I plan to be out and about at arrival and dismissal as well as recess and lunch, as often as possible. I have been working closely with Mrs. Nitsos to get to know Anza and cannot wait to meet you.
With the start of school right around the corner I wanted to share my recent experience with my daughter's first day of kindergarten. My daughter attended preschool, so I didn't anticipate her having any anxiety on her first day of school. I noticed her initial excitement diminishing as we neared the day. I became cognizant of her anxiety when she refused to participate in shopping for her school clothes and other materials. I knew that I had to begin preparing her for her first day of school.
I myself am transitioning into a new school and had anxiety about it. However, in preparation for the new school year I found confidence. Preparation removed the anxiety which will allow me to focus solely on getting to know my new Anza family. Thus, I figured my baby girl would benefit from preparation.
I took my daughter to see her new campus and organized play dates with some of her old preschool classmates who are also attending the same school. I began to speak to them about my first day of school always highlighting the positives. In addition, we had play dates where we met at the park to organize their backpacks, utensil boxes etc... When first day of school came it went off without a hitch. I truly feel that the preparation eased her anxiety.
Transitions are always difficult however if we prepare for them we can diminish the anxiety levels. The following video provides additional strategies for both parents and students first day of school. I hope you find it useful and look forward to working with you.
Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!!!
Anza Spirit Wear Sale is OPEN ORDER HERE
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