Anthony Elementary School

Principal's Message

Anthony Families,

We are hopefully past the cold weather of Winter and have now moved into 4th Quarter. Recently, we enjoyed our Jump Rope for Heart assembly and program as well as a special Bagpipe performance from visiting British soldiers.  Further, we have successfully completed our music concerts at Leavenworth High School.  If you have any feedback from this change to have our concerts at LHS, please let us know.  Lastly, our Read Across America event was a resounding success.  To cap off this week celebrating reading, over 20 guest readers came to Anthony to read to classes in the building.  We were fortunate to have a number of retired teachers and community members as well as local business people read to our students at this event.  Some of our featured readers included:
Capt. Foust (US Army)
Todd Thompson (County Attorney)
Loyal Torkelson (USD 453 BOE Member)
Sarah Bodensteiner (Lansing City Clerk)
Jermaine Wilson (Unity in the Community)
Melissa Bower (City of Leavenworth Public Information)
Jeff Pittman (State Representative)
Christy Lentz (USD 453 Director of Teaching and Learning)
Pat Kitchens (Leavenworth Police Chief)
Mike Roth (USD 453 Superintendent)
Paul Kramer (Leavenworth City Manager)

During this month and into fourth quarter, I do want to remind you of some upcoming events. Beginning on March 28, we will start state assessments for Grades 3-5. Your child’s teacher will be in touch regarding details of these assessments. As always, attendance is critical on these testing days as well as getting a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast on testing days. Also, I wanted to encourage any Anthony community member to attend our PTO/Site Council meetings. These are held monthly with our April meeting being on Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 pm at Anthony. If you are not able to attend but are interested in being a part of PTO/Site Council, please email me at or call us at (913) 684-1500. Finally, we will hold our annual Kindergarten Round Up for families who have students that will enter Kindergarten next year (2017-2018 school year) on Tuesday, April 18 at 5:30 pm.

Thank you so much to all our guest readers and the fantastic community support we have had this month and moving forward at Anthony Elementary.

Ryan Bodensteiner,
Principal, Anthony Elementary School