Welcome to ANS Primary School,


I’m Ms.Fina Ramírez, Principal of the ANS Primary School. This is my 9th year working as a member of the ANS Community. I worked as an Assistant Principal for the past three years and now I have a new role: Principal of the Primary School. I am excited and looking forward to face this new challenge, with the support of Ms. Albuquerque, who will continue working as an Assistant Principal.

We are fortunate to have great team leaders in our staff. We have a Support Service Team that consists of two Learning Support Teachers and two Counselors. We also have a Grade Level Team comprised by one teacher per each grade level. We are a school that works collaboratively as a team, making most decisions together. We work everyday to offer our students a high quality education and create a safe environment. Additionally, we have an excellent team of teachers, assistants and office staff that comes every day to our school dedicating their best to service our students. As educators, we agree with Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

Our Primary School ranges from PK3 to fifth grade. Preschool is a subdivision that serves our youngest learners, three and four year old children. This program is critical for us because early learning development is the most crucial phase in the life of a human being. This year we are implementing a new curriculum, Creative Curriculum, which will facilitate our students’ learning through a project based experience as well as practicing skills for their comprehensive development. Also, through play they will develop all the readiness skills to be prepared for Kindergarten. At ANS’ preschool, we do not teach English as a subject, it is the language through which children learn, play and therefore acquire it naturally.

From Kinder to Fifth grade, all Primary School programs are fully in English. Students from grades K-5 receive one period a day of Spanish language. All grade levels work in centers, a strategy that helps the teacher connect with the students and follow up the individual progress of each of them. In Primary School, we believe that the student is the center of his/her own learning process. Teachers are the guides that provide the scenarios to engage students to help them access and learn new concepts and make new discoveries. Among the different programs that we offer, we want to highlight the Balanced Literacy Approach for Language Arts, which respects the literacy process of each student. This year we have just acquired the BAS (Benchmark Assessment System), a new assessment tool to determine each child’s reading level, which will be used to better evaluate and support our students. In math, we will continue to use the Engage NY program, incorporating abstract concepts of mathematics related to real life.

Furthermore, we believe that an appropriate social-emotional development is the key to be able to access learning. For this reason, we work with Second Step, a program that helps our students internalize universal values, deal with feelings and develop social skills among others.

Primary school is a big multicultural community, where the students, their families and the staff, maintain a close relationship. We are sure that by being partners in the education of your children, we will successfully manage to build kind human beings, strong academic students and future leaders for Nicaragua and the world.


Kind Regards,


Fina Ramírez Hazas

Primary School Principal


PRINCIPALS

Fina Ramírez

Principal

Ruth Albuquerque

Assistant Principal

PRIMARY SCHOOL OFFICE

Ms. J. Garcia

Mr. F. Hernandez

PK3 TEAM

PK3-A

PK3-B

Mrs. R. Morice

Teacher PK3-A

Ms. B. Oviedo

Teacher Assistant

Mrs. N. Romero

Teacher PK3-B

Ms. Ma. Paisano

Teacher Assistant

PK4 TEAM

PK4-A

PK4-B

Ms. L. Gonzalez

Teacher

Ms. G. Sanchez

Teacher Assistant

Mrs. A. Argüello

Teacher

Ms. M. Boedecker

Teacher Assistant

PK4-C

Ms. P. Jarquín

Teacher

Ms. S. Montiel

Teacher Assistant

K5 TEAM

K5-A

K5-B

Ms. Ma. López

Teacher

Ms. K.Rodríguez

Teacher Assitant

Ms. V. Espinoza

Teacher

Ms. C. Guzman

Teacher Assistant

K5-C

Mrs. A. Rodríguez

Teacher

Ms. M. Paisano

Teacher Assistant

1ST GRADE TEAM

1A

1B

Mr. J. Kittles

Teacher

Ms. D. Membreño

Teacher Assistant

Ms. C. Romero

Teacher

Ms. J. Martinez

Teacher Assistant

1C

1D

Ms. K. Zielke

Teacher

Ms. Fernandez

Teacher Assistant

Ms. D. Carrion

Teacher

Ms. K. Carcache

Teacher Assistant

2ND GRADE TEACHER

2A

2B

Ms. V. Wheelock

Teacher

Ms. I. Suárez

Teacher Assistant

Ms. D. Silva

Teacher

Ms. D. García

Teacher Assistant

2C

Ms. A. Chavez

Teacher

Ms. M. Acuña

Teacher Assistant

3RD GRADE TEAM

3A

3B

3C

3D

Ms. V. Caldera

Teacher

Ms. S. Jalil

Teacher

Ms. M. Morice

Teacher

Ms. J. Harding

Teacher

Ms. S. Obregón

3A-3B Assistant

Mr. B. Aburto

3C-3D Assistant

4TH GRADE TEAM

4A

4B

4C

Ms. K. Genet

Teacher

Ms. R. Belli

Teacher

Ms. L. Fine

Teacher

5TH GRADE TEAM

5A

5B

5C

Ms. J. Lacayo

Teacher

Ms. Y. Lizárraga

Teacher

Ms. A. Broadbell

Teacher

SPECIALS

Spanish

Ms. A. Ortega

Spanish Teacher

Ms. E. Perez

Spanish Teacher

Ms. C. Molina

Social Studies Teacher

Ms. D. Valdivia

Spanish Teacher

Ms. K. Velasquez

Spanish Teacher

Ms. C. Aleman

SLL Teacher

Ms. D. Romero

ELL Teacher

Tech

Ms. Y. Guerrero


Music

Mr. D. Aguirre

Art

Ms. E. Fiallos

Ms. M. Morales

M&M Teacher

Ms.H. Morales

Music & Art Assistant

Ms. J. Solis

Tiger Club

Physical Education

Mr. H. Cash

Teacher

Ms. A. Bustos

Teacher Assistant

Mr. J. Brenes

Teacher

Ms. J. Castro

Teacher Assistant

SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM

Ms. L. Barrios

Counselor

PK3-K5

Ms. C. Reyes

Learning Support PK3-K5

Ms. A. Valle

Counselor

1st-5th

Ms. L. Wheelock

Learning Support 1st-5th

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

Ms. L. Richardson

Ms. S. Padgett

Ms. M. Navarrete

SCHOOL SUPPLIES PACKAGES

Lista de paquetes escolares.pdf

SUPPLY LISTS

PRIMARY SCHOOL PARENT-STUDENT HANDBOOK