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ACS Weekly Newsletter 2/5/24

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL


Dear ACS Families & Staff,


If Punxutawney Phil is correct, we are in for an early spring! We certainly hope good weather continues as we begin our next phase of construction (Cottage #2 and our full-sized gym). It's exciting to see our school grow and we are glad you are part of the journey!


You should have received a link from your child's teacher with the opportunity to sign up for a conference. If you missed it, please reach out to the teacher.


Here are a few highlights from the week:

  • 2nd graders celebrated the 100th day of school (K and 1st are celebrating this week) and have been working hard on their subtraction skills!

  • 5th graders wrapped up their study of force and motion and will be learning about the human body and how the different body systems work together.

  • Some students (and staff...see the recent Facebook post!) are learning about cardio bucket drumming. What a great way to learn about rhythm, incorporate movement, and have some fun!

  • In PE, students are learning basketball skills such as different types of passes and how to shoot the ball. March Madness, here we come!


Best,

Jamie Miller, Principal




IMPORTANT DATES:

February 5-9: School Counselor Appreciation Week!

February 8: ACS Cheer Showcase 5:30-6:00pm in the gym

February 15: Family Conference Day (NO SCHOOL for students)

February 16: Teacher Workday (NO SCHOOL for students)

February 16: ACS Tour for Prospective Families 12:00-1:00 pm

March 7: Lottery for admissions for the 24-25 school year 12:00


*Project Celebration and NC Check-in Dates are below.


2ND TRIMESTER PROJECT CELEBRATION DATES & TIMES:

  • March 6 

  • 6th grade at 10:30

  • March 8

  •  Kindergarten at 11:00

  • 2nd grade at 1:30

  • March 12 

  • 4th grade at 1:00

  • March 13

  • 1st grade at 11:00

  • March 15  

  • 5th grade at 11:00

  • 3rd grade at 1:30


*The Board approved the 2024-2025 calendar in November. It can be found on our website and is included here as well.

2024 - 2025 ACS Calendar - Board Approved 11.17.23 - R
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Our second round of NCCI’s will take place, according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, Feb 6: Grades 5 & 6 Reading

  • Thursday, Feb 8: Grade 5 & 6 Math

  • Friday, Feb 9: Grade 5 Science


REMINDERS

  • MUST use carline unless there are specific situations that require something different (wheelchair, child with special needs, etc.). Those situations are cleared with the front office. Not using carline because the line is long, you are late for work, etc. are not acceptable reasons to skip the carline. 

  • YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Order your student's ACS 2023-24 Yearbook!  $23.00 until 3/22/2024 www.strawbridge.net Online code TB29266

  • We love having volunteers! Here is the sign-up for February: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044BA4A723A6FE3-47294521-february#/

  • APPLICATIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS, TOUR, & THE LOTTERY:

We are now accepting applications for prospective students (NOT current students) for grades K-7 for our Admissions Lottery for 2024-25. The open enrollment application period for NEW students (students not currently attending ACS) began at midnight on January 1, 2024 and will continue through February 29, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Please tell your friends and family that they can visit our website sections on "Our School" and "Admissions" for valuable information about ACS and the admissions process for NEW students. Here is the link for prospective NEW Families to apply: https://alamancecommunityschool.schoolmint.net/welcomeback


Students that are currently enrolled at ACS and returning for the next school year (2022 - 2023) DO NOT need to re-apply for admission.


There is one more opportunity on February 16 for prospective NEW families to tour the school. For more information and to register for the February 16 tour, please visit the following link.

If you have a student that is currently attending ACS and they have a sibling that you would like to attend ACS in 2024-25, you MUST apply for their sibling to attend if they do not already attend this school year.

LINK TO APPLY FOR A SIBLING NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING ACS: https://alamancecommunityschool.schoolmint.net/welcomeback


The Admission Lottery will be held virtually on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 12:00 noon. A link for the Lottery will be posted on our website as we get closer to that date.


ATHLETICS

Coed Golf Team Interest Meeting:

Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30 – 6:00 PM

If you are a 6th Grade student &/or parent, please join us for our Virtual Coed Golf Team interest meeting on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30-6:00 PM. You can also find this and more events located on the ACS Events Calendar.

Google Meet Joining Info:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 317-932-0129‬ PIN: ‪943 188 455‬#


ACS Cheer Showcase

Our cheerleaders will showcase their hard work this Thursday from 5:30-6:00 pm in the gym. Please use the gym side of the building to enter.


 STUDENT COUNCIL and AMBASSADORS

Last week our World Changers discussed ways to show our appreciation to our car line helpers.  On Thursday, they offered a cup of hot chocolate to everyone opening doors outside.  


We are so proud of our World Changers for putting their in action.


Wendy Lane



PTO NEWS

Happy School Counselor Appreciation Week! The PTO will be celebrating Mr. Tribotte on Monday, February 5th for all that he does to support and encourage our students and their families. If you would like to bring in a note or a small thank you gift, you can drop things off at the front office all week!


Footballs and board games and over-the-door basketball hoops...OH MY! This week, our Winter Wellness Drive winning classrooms surveyed their students, and indoor and outdoor recess items were ordered to celebrate their participation. We are so looking forward to delivering everything next week!


February Events

02/05--School Counselor Appreciation

02/13--Zaxby's Night: Second Grade Competition

02/21--Public PTO Meeting (Virtual)

02/28--Buffaloe Lanes Spirit Night


GENESIS

Limited Space Available-Starting Feb 1

Embryology 101

Art Around the World


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2024-2025

If you or someone you know would be a good fit for ACS, please apply through our website under the ‘Employment’ tab (see link below) and email a resume to Jamie Miller at jmiller@alamancecommunityschool.net  


WISHLISTS FOR SPECIALS


PE


STEM


MUSIC


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS


ART


SEL (Social/Emotional Learning)



PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED NEWSLETTER CONTENT

Click HERE for previously included newsletter content about the following topics:

  • Carline (Procedures, Tardies, Early Dismissals

  • Lunch

  • Student Health Action Plans and Medication Authorizations

  • ACS Student Wellness Reminders

  • Student Services

  • School Calendar

  • "Coyote Pack" Facebook Group

  • Clothes Bin

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