Welcome Back Message from the Principal

August 20, 2019

Dear Anne Frank Elementary School Families:

Welcome back! Or, if you are new to our Anne Frank Family, welcome and thank you for choosing the best School in Philadelphia for your child’s education! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer and are ready to start a new school year on September 3rd.

Last school year was filled with lots of fun learning experiences and student successes. Here are a few of our favorite memories:

Keystone Award of Academic Excellence (2018)
First In Math Award – Our Kindergarten class was the top scorer in the nation (2018)
Citizenship Challenge Award – First Philadelphia Public School to win (2018)
Excellent school culture – Scored “Model” on 2018 School Progress Report
City Leader Elementary School (2017)

We are already gearing up for another incredible school year! Our teachers have attended training sessions to better help all students learn and grow. Our front office team is updating student files and ordering new materials. Our hard-working custodians have spent the summer cleaning our school. And, our cafeteria workers are preparing to serve your children delicious, healthy and free breakfast and lunch each school day.

We’re also delighted to welcome a few new additions to our staff:

Ms. Hopkins – Art
Ms. Hill – Secretary
Mr. Orsini – ESOL
Ms. Zatuchni – ESOL

Be sure to visit https://annefrank.philasd.org regularly for important information such as school event dates, the school supply list and a list of vaccines your child will need to attend school. I also want to invite you to attend our Back-to-School Night: Grade Kindergarten Only – Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Grades 1 – 5 – Thursday, September 26, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This will be a great time to meet teachers and other families, and learn more about the new school year.

All of us at Anne Frank Elementary School look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 3rd and working with our families and community to support high-level learning. As always, please feel free to reach out to me at (215) 400-3070 with questions or concerns. Together, we can make this school year our best one yet!

Mickey Komins