News & Announcements

How We Do It and Why

Twenty years ago, in the brand new Arts Based Elementary School, I taught 3rd grade in an enormous room filled with light, thirteen children, and not much more. We managed to collect enough tables and chairs, but there was lots of open space. (That was good for dancing!) There was an old beater of a piano too, perhaps donated by a parent.

How We Do It and Why

“The kids will be about it the way you are about it.”
- Old ABS adage

How We Do It and Why

“Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.” - John Lubbock

New Procedure for Drop-off and Pick-up

As we plan for our eventual return to in-person learning, new safety protocols and procedures will be in place across all areas of our school, including drop-off and pick-up. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to download the PikMyKid app now if they plan to return to in-person learning.

How We Do It and Why

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” —Bishop Desmond Tutu

How We Do It and Why

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” - Maya Angelou

The Scholastic Book Fair will be virtual this year!

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from Nov. 2nd- Nov 15th. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.

How We Do It and Why

9/17/20 - There are some among us who could easily retire now, to sip tea and read books on the porch. Instead, these experts have agreed to become novices again, led by deep commitment. I’m referring not only to staff, but to parents.

Remote Learning 101

9/3/20 - Our goal with remote learning is to deliver the NC Standard Course of Study to support students’ continued progress in his/her education, while maintaining our commitment to relationship-building and community.

Here is a review of the basics!
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