ABS Thursday Notes- June 20, 2019

ABS Summer Camps!
If you missed the May 31 deadline to register for summer camp, here’s your chance to enroll your child! We have a few open spots remaining in the camps below. You can register here.

Week 2 (June 24-28)
Unicorn Camp (rising Kinder – 5th grade)
Get Your STEM On! (rising Kinder – 5th grade)

Week 3 (July 8-12)
All Aboard the RMS Titanic (rising 4th-8th grade)

Week 4 (July 22-26)
Crime Scene Investigation (rising 3rd-6th grade)

Field Day 2018
The rain held off and the clouds kept it cool.  It was a great day for playing outside.  The air horns blew and the day began.  They spit watermelon seeds, got dizzy, had their pictures taken, ran relays, danced, completed an obstacle course, and even got wet!  We had a fantastic Field Day!  We’d like to thank April Greenwood, Melissa Rareshide, and Amanda Davis for putting together a wonderful field day!   Thanks to the parents who ran activities, provided supplies, helped set up and clean up, we couldn’t have done it without you!  It’s so great to be a part of such a wonderful community.

Back to School Night-Save the Date!
ABS Back to School Night is scheduled for Monday, August 19, 5-8pm.  To ease parking, we will have staggered sessions. More details soon…

Who’s My Teacher?
Classroom teachers met with the grade level team before school was out to create the class rosters for next year.  They use all that they know about your child’s academic, social, emotional, and behavioral qualities to determine which classroom is the best match.  Class placement will be sent to parents in late July.

Parent Workday in the Garden
Help! We need all hands reporting to rescue our gardens from the weeds!  Please meet Principal Hollis on Saturday morningJune 22, 9-11am at ABS to trim, weed, and beautify the grounds.

New Parent Orientation
Save the Date- Wednesday, Aug 7 at 10am for the New K-4 Parent Orientation at ABS.  This program is designed specifically for new families in grades K-4th at ABS to support your transition into ABS and to answer your questions.  Please mark your calendars and join us!

Middle School Orientation
Save the Date-Wednesday, Aug 7 at 6pm for Middle School Orientation.  For new parents (grade 5-8) and also for parents new to middle school.  This program is designed to answer questions about how our middle school program works (grades 5-8) and what to expect.

Special Visits
Educational research shows that the relationship between the student and his or her teacher is one of the most important factors in a student’s academic success.  This critical relationship is enhanced by our small class size and our educators’ commitment to children.  In support of the teacher/student relationship, our teachers will be offering a Special Visit before school begins.  A Special Visit is simply an opportunity for your child to meet his or her teacher in a familiar setting, a chance to learn a bit about the class and what to expect in the coming school year.  The Special Visit can be set up to occur in your home, here at the school, or on the phone.  This year’s scheduled days for Special Visits are August 15 and 16, 2019.  Your child’s teacher will be contacting you to schedule a 15-20 minute appointment.