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ACS Weekly Newsletter - 03/12/2023

IMPORTANT DATES

  • MONDAY, MARCH 13 - Mini Spirit Week - Purple/Gray/ACS gear Day

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 14 - Mini Spirit Week - Crazy socks/hair/hats Day

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 - Mini Spirit Week - Wear Green Day!

  • 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

TEACHER WORKDAYS

  • Teacher Workdays on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

MINI SPIRIT WEEK

  • We will have a “mini” Spirit Week next week during our shortened 3-day week!

Here is our Mini Spirit Week schedule:

  • Monday March 13th: Purple/Gray/ACS gear

  • Tuesday March 14th: Crazy socks/hair/hats

  • Wednesday March 15th: Wear green


REGISTRATION FOR 23/24 SCHOOL YEAR

  • Monday, March 27, 2023 is the deadline to accept or decline offered lottery seats. If you have not accepted the offer by Monday, March 27, you risk forfeiting your child's spot.

  • Login to https://alamancecommunityschool.schoolmint.net to complete your child’s registration. Registration packets are due on Friday, May 12, 2023.

  • In-person registration assistance will be available on:

Thursday, April 6 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 10 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 17 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

No appointment is needed. You may stop by the school within any of these timeframes with required paperwork to complete your child's registration for school. This is for registration only; there will not be an opportunity to tour the school during these times.

KINDERGARTEN ASSESSMENTS

  • We are excited to meet you and your rising Kindergartener!

  • If you are enrolling a Kindergarten student, they will need to attend a Kindergarten Assessment. Rising Kinders of current siblings must also attend Kindergarten Assessments.

  • Assessments will take approximately 20 minutes and will assess some very early Kindergarten skills, in addition to learning a little about your child’s personality. This information will be very important when we create class lists and make teacher assignments in early August. During the assessment, all caregivers will be asked to wait in the Caregiver Holding Room or in their cars.

  • Assessment Times are:

  • Wednesday, May 10 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday, May 17 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 - 12:00

**You MUST use the Signup Genius Link provided in your SchoolMint Registration packet and make an appointment.**

  • Please contact us at frontdesk@alamancecommunityschool.net if you have any questions or are having difficulty signing up for a Kindergarten Assessment slot.

  • If your child is sick on the day of their assessment, please stay at home. If there are still available appointment times, you can sign up for a different day. Please contact us at frontdesk@alamancecommunityschool.net, if you have to miss your appointment.


SPRING INDIVIDUAL PICTURES MONDAY MARCH 27

  • Strawbridge Studios will be here on Monday, March 27 to take Spring Pictures.

  • These will be full body photos, so dress accordingly! Solid colors or small prints work best. Avoid clothing with large images or logos.

  • Do not send money prior to photos.

  • Packages/proofs will be sent home about 3 weeks later with information on how to order. See attached flyers.

Alamance Community School SPRING1 Picture Day
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ACS Spring Picture Day 2023
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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR THE ACS FOOD PANTRY

  • Our ACS Food Pantry is starting to get a bit depleted.

  • Each week ACS provides weekend meal bags, breakfast/snack items and toiletries/cleaning products to 10-20 of our families (depending on their request).

  • We would truly appreciate donations of simple boxed meals, canned goods, breakfast items, pasta, rice, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, cleaning wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and shampoo.

  • Items may be dropped off at the front office or students may bring them to the art room. Thank you for the generosity you have shown throughout the year.

PTO NEWS

  • Book Fair is coming March 20th-24th with Family Book Fair Night March 24th 4-7pm.

  • At the Family Night, there will be the Book Fair, Food Trucks, Pelicans, Inflatables, and more!

  • Please see attachment for details!

Book Fair Letter for March 2023
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NEW STATE SUPERINTENDENT TRUITT PARENT NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

  • State Superintendent Truitt is starting a twice yearly parent newsletter that will help parents and guardians stay in the know on education happenings in our state.

  • Sign up for the newsletter here by entering your email address and selecting "Superintendent Truitt's Parent Newsletter" under the "Internal Lists" section and keep an eye out for the first edition this spring!


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.


MIDDLE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION/SITE PLAN SPECIAL INFORMATION SESSION

  • Managing Director, Leslie Paynter, held a virtual middle school construction information session last week and will hold an in person information session on Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 PM.

  • She will share our middle school construction and site plan information.

  • IN-PERSON SESSION at the ACS Coyote Connections Event on Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 PM. More information to come.


COYOTE CONNECTIONS EVENT & INTEREST SURVEY

  • On April 6, in the morning, we will have a very special guest, Chris Singleton.

  • Chris will share his very powerful message of “Love is Stronger Than Hate." with our community. Chris is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting,

  • CHRIS SINGLETON INTRO VIDEO LINK For more information about Chris, you can visit: https://www.chrissingleton.com/

  • Details and an RSVP Form to attend one of the morning sessions with Chris will be sent home on Friday, March 17.

  • Also, on April 6, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, we plan to offer various informational sessions about a wide range of topics to provide information, support, and resources for our ACS current & new families.

  • We have developed an interest survey for you to check the 3 sessions you are the most interested in attending. Each session will last 25 - 30 minutes with a 5 minute break for transitioning to the next session.

  • On the Interest Survey, only check the 3 SESSIONS that you are most interested in attending. Your responses will help determine what sessions have the most interest and what will be offered. Please complete the interest survey by Friday, March 17. COYOTE CONNECTIONS INTEREST SURVEY


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.

  • Please contact Leslie Jewell (ljewell@alamancecommunityschool.net) if you have any questions regarding the yearbook. Don't miss out - Order today!!


NOW HIRING - SUBSTITUTES AND PART-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS

  • ACS is currently hiring substitute teachers and part-time instructional assistants.

  • 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 jmiller@alamancecommunityschool.net.


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

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