MONDAY, FEB 20: PTO SKATE NIGHT
THURSDAY, MARCH 16 & FRIDAY, MARCH 17: Required Teacher Workdays - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
MONDAY, MARCH 20 - FRIDAY, MARCH 24: PTO Spring Book Fair
MONDAY, MARCH 27: Spring Individual Pictures for Students
Skate Night is 2/20. Please see attached flyer.
Coin Drive update: Our Coyote Coin Drive concluded with over $425 in donations! Many thanks to everyone who participated to help us fill the big purple bucket! Games, classroom displays, organizational tools, and project materials were purchased for all six Specials classes to enrich upcoming creative exploration and learning activities this spring.
Book Fair is coming March 20th-24th with Family Book Fair Night March 24th 4-7pm. Mark your calendars! Book Fair, Food Trucks, Pelicans, Inflatables, and more! More info to come.
Thank you all for coming out to our very first Coyote Museum! We hope you enjoyed it and were able
to see how hard our students have been working this past trimester. Our second graders have decided
to keep their gift shop going for ACS students this week. More information on items and prices will
come in a separate email and your child’s teacher will coordinate with the second grade team regarding
shopping days and times. Profits go toward their 3rd trimester project.
Please also enjoy some pictures from our celebration! (Bottom of page.)
With the $25,000 that was raised from Boosterthon, we plan to purchase and install an awning at the back of the building by the gym. This benefits everyone, especially on rainy days during the carline.
Before installing it, we must submit the drawings and get approval/permit from the City of Graham. I have been working with the awning company to prepare the drawings and with our contractor to roll this project into our Phase 2 site permitting and our expansion construction project of the 10-classroom cottage that will begin this spring. Below is a picture of what it will look like.
PROTECT CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING
Every year, Congress decides how much money should go towards new charter schools. Your voice matters most as they deliberate.
Since the pandemic began nearly three years ago, more than 240,000 new students enrolled in charter schools while 1.5 million students left their assigned public schools. It’s important that families have more public education choices—not fewer.
The Charter Schools Program is the only source of federal funding that helps new charter schools open and great charter schools grow and replicate. We need your help in asking Congress to protect and grow this program, particularly to support the cost of charter school buildings. Families deserve the chance to choose the public education option best for their children, and all public school students deserve access to great school facilities.
Take one minute to complete this short form which will send an email to your Members of Congress in Washington.
YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE - ORDER BY MARCH 31!
2022-23 ACS Yearbooks are now on sale and can only be ordered online.
Yearbooks are currently $23.00 each and can only be ordered online.
We do not order extra copies and so we will not be able to guarantee extra books will be available, if they are not ordered online before the final deadline of March 31, 2023.
To order, visit: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB26632
Please contact Leslie Jewell (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding the yearbook. Don't miss out - Order today!!
APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION FOR THE 2023 - 2024 SCHOOL YEAR & TOURS FOR NEW/PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES
The open enrollment application period for NEW students (students not currently attending ACS) begins at midnight on January 1, 2023 and will continue through February 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
The admission lottery will be held virtually on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12:00 noon. Here is the Google Meet Link for the Lottery: LOTTERY GOOGLE MEET LINK
**Students that are currently enrolled at ACS and returning for the next school year (2022 - 2023) DO NOT need to re-apply for admission.**
SIBLINGS OF STUDENTS CURRENTLY ATTENDING ACS
If you have a student that is currently attending ACS and they have a sibling that you would like to attend ACS in 2023-24, you MUST apply for their sibling to attend if they do not already attend this school year.
LINK TO APPLY FOR A SIBLING: https://alamancecommunityschool.schoolmint.net/welcomeback
NOW HIRING - SUBSTITUTES
ACS is currently hiring substitute teachers. If you or someone you know is interested, please apply through our website under the ‘Employment’ tab (see link below) and email a resume to Jamie Miller at email@example.com. Link to application
2023 - 2024 SCHOOL CALENDAR
The 2023 - 2024 ACS Calendar was Board approved by the Board on 11.17.22
Please make note of:
Fall Break; Winter Break; & Spring Break and the Summer Break - Be sure you schedule any vacations/trips around the dates that school is not in session.
The First Day of School for Students is: August 8, 2023
It is available on the school website under Parents > School Calendar & Schedules
Photos from the Coyote Museum
(use the arrows to navigate to see all of the pictures)