ABS Thursday Notes- March 28, 2024

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March 28, 2024

Spring Break- No School April 1-5


Congrats to Ms. Rains’ Dance Team

Under the direction of Ms. Rains, K-4 Dance Teacher at North, ABS students from grades K-5 participated in the National Stomp-N-Shake Cheer & Dance Championships March 16th in High Point as “Powerhouse Dance Company.” The dancers received  two honorable mentions for their company performance and a jazz solo routine by Harper Leonard. The young dancers received a standing ovation at the Northwest Talent Show March 26th as they performed their jazz company dance to Disco Inferno.

Powerhouse Dance Company:

Jaylah Boyd

CaRiah Russell

Kylei Boyd

Annabelle McGee

Journee Moore

Piper Williams

Skylar Coulter

Payton Shaw

Sevyn Carson

Charlee Williams

Mara Barker

Clemency Russell

Cali Russell 

Harper Leonard

Cyrenity Jackson

Cyriah Jackson

Kynslei Boyd

Olivia Andrews 

Justice Hardy 

Jaya Boyd (Rising Kinder)

On April 13th, the Powerhouse Dancers will travel to Wilmington for All Day Cheer & Dance Nationals. In May, they’ll travel to Hickory for Fever Cheer & Dance Nationals. Congratulations, dancers!

K-Kids Bowling Night

K-Kids introduces to you...Bowling Night! This is an optional, school-wide event (K-8, both campuses) on Tuesday, May 14th, from 5-7pm at Creekside Lanes.


**UPDATE #1: The cost is $5. This will cover a pair of shoes and two games per bowler. (We eliminated the food option to simplify things.) Families can order food at the lanes, but it may take a while with our large number of participants. We encourage everyone to eat before or after bowling night.


**UPDATE #2: There will be no pre-signing up. We will allow the first 144 bowlers and their families into the bowling alley, and that is the limit. We recommend that you and any friends who want to bowl together (6 per lane) arrive and line up together at the same time. Please feel free to reach out to Coach Bri, Allison Carlisle, or Renee Meeks for further comments or questions. We look forward to this fun event!

Parent Council News

March Parent Council meeting recording and minutes PC Meeting 03/18/2024.

Save the date for the next meeting is scheduled for April 12 at 12 noon.  It will be a virtual meeting.


School Calendar 2024-25

The ABS board approved the 24-25 student calendar at this week’s meeting.  The first day for students is August 12, 2024.  Thanks for everyone's effort in providing feedback.

2024 ABS Summer Camps

Did you know there are only 45 days left to register for 2024 Summer Camps? There are new updates for certain camps as well as two new Rising Kindergarten Camps! Families who have already registered for a camp should receive an invoice within the next week. Remember to have everything done by May 3rd! 


Registration is OPEN for Summer Camps! Please follow the link below to register. Click on the title of the camp that you would like to register for and fill out the Google Form. 

2024 ABS Summer Camp Registration   Contact Ashley Tate at [email protected] with any questions. 


Around Town…


6th, 7th, and 8th graders can sign up for the Standing Ovation Enrichment Program on either Mondays or Thursdays located right next door to ABS at Ovation Sound Recording Studio  - owned by ABS parents, Bill & Laura Stevens. Students will learn about sound engineering and production, create music/video portfolios, content creation, and get to hear from special guest speakers. This session 7-week session runs from 2:40-5:00pm and will begin when students return from Spring Break! Please see the flier attached and visit  www.ovationsound.com/SOEP for more information! You can email Bill and Laura directly at [email protected]

Ways to get involved and learn more about ABS: