Mrs. Kent's Weekly Newsletter

A3 Parents,

      Dreams come true and so do wishes thanks to you!  This week we made major progress on some housekeeping issues thanks to our PTA parents and volunteers!   THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Some of the projects that were completed included hanging white boards in classrooms, fixing doors, installing pencil sharpeners in all classrooms, drilling holes in the picnic tables for umbrellas and so much more.  Special thanks to Gina Stafford for coordinating the school/teacher wish list and to Tom and Christa Jones and Angus Buras for completing a ton of projects!  We appreciate everyone for going the extra mile for our staff and students.  Also a major thanks to all the parents who have sent in items off the wish list.  We have an awesome school and the support of our parents makes all the difference!!!!!!! 

WISH LIST DONATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 2! 

HOW TO VIEW THE TEACHER WISH LIST

The entire wish list is available online at www.signupgenius.com and it is broken down by category into reasonable quantities.  To view all the sign up pages:

1.       Go to www.signupgenius.com

2.       Select “Find A Sign Up” near the top left corner of the screen

3.       In the “Search by E-Mail”, enter the Wish List Coordinator’s e-mail address:  ginastafford@ejspizza.com

4.       My user name is “Alyssa/Gina Stafford” and all the PTA Wish List categories should appear.

To go directly to a specific sign up page, use the following link addresses:

Office Supplies, Arts & Crafts

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084daeae2dabfe3-teacher

 Home Décor, Home Goods, Clothing, Storage Solutions

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084daeae2dabfe3-teacher1

 Books/Reading Materials, Toys & Games, Sporting Goods/Fitness

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084daeae2dabfe3-teacher2

 Cleaning/Hygiene Supplies, Food/Grocery, Electronics & Special Order Items

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084daeae2dabfe3-teacher3

 Handyman, Home Improvement, Projects & Misc. Volunteer Needs

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084daeae2dabfe3-teacher4

 Music & Money

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084daeae2dabfe3-teacher5

Once you sign up online, please bring your items to the front office, or if you need delivery help, contact me directly at the email below.  We are trying to collect all items by November 2nd.  Thanks in advance for your dedication to our teachers and kids. 

Please visit 

www.stopbullying.gov 

for important parent information.

NEWS FROM 7/8 TEAM

We will celebrate the arrival of Fall and the end of first quarter with a Hoedown on October 14, from 6:00-8:00.  This is the last day before Fall Break October 15-18.

I need some parent help to make this a fun time for our students!  I have already booked a DJ to provide us with square dance instruction and dance music.

We need to decide on the food and decorations.  I will also need volunteers to help serve and chaperone the dance.

I would like to have an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 7th, at 3:00 to make the preparations for this event.  Please email me atsjarrett@artsk12.org if you will be able to attend the meeting, or help in some way.

Thank you,

Susan Jarrett, 7/8 Social Studies

LABELS FOR EDUCATION

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to an exciting year at Arkansas Arts Academy! This year, our school will be participating in the Labels for Education® program. My name is Lily Welch and I am the Labels for Education coordinator for our school. Through the program we can collect UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise!

Our goal this year is to collect 50,000 points that we can redeem for items on our wishlist which can be viewed on the Labels for Education website. It’s easy to help – simply save UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products and drop them off at Arkansas Arts Academy.

In addition, I am looking for a few volunteers. Volunteers would meet once a month to sort and prep labels to be mailed. These volunteers would also work together to prioritize the Labels for Education wishlist.

If you have any questions, or would like to help with our Labels for Education collection drive, please contact me at 479-636-2272 or via email at lwelch@artsk12.org.

Thank you for your support. Together with the Labels for Education program – we can build a better school for our children.

Sincerely,

Lily Welch

Visit Facebook.com/LabelsForEducation

to find out about additional ways to earn Labels for Educationbonus points!

To see a complete list of participating products and point values, please visit www.LabelsForEducation.com.

SCHOOL ZONE REMINDER

Parents please remember to slow down when and around schools.  We have had several near misses.  Please slow down when driving in and around the school parking lot.  Safety is our primary concern.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH LATIN DANCE ASSEMBLY

Parents are invited to attend our Hispanic Heritage Month Latin Dance  School Assembly on Friday, October 9 at 8:30 a.m. in the gym.  Dance Kings of Rogers will present the history of several latin dances, as well as perform for students.  Mr. Richardson our computer lab teacher, who is also a professional ballroom dancer, will also perform. Please come out and help us to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

CHARTER SCHOOL PARENT SURVEY

Dear Parents:

The Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, per the request of the Arkansas Department of Education, would like for parents to participate in a survey that reflects parent satisfaction from parents who enroll their children in charterschools.  Please click on the link. The survey is live and running and will remain open until November 15, 2015 at midnight. Thesurvey is fairly straightforward and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  We appreciate your participation. 

Survey Link:

http://uark.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_brufUMsEg8uz9GZ

Thank you, 

Mary Ley

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK TUESDAY FOLDERS

FOR UPDATES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Wednesday, October 7, Elementary Night at the Museum 6-8

Thursday, October 8 Spirit Night at Chick-Fil_A 3-8 Walnut Location

Friday, October 9, 8:30 am Latin Dance Presentation Parents are invited to attend.

Tuesday, October 13 Report Cards go home in Tuesday Folders

Saturday, October 10 Puppets in the Park Performance 9-12 Wilson Park, Fayettville

Monday, October 12:  Middle School Motivational Anti-Bullying Assembly Speaker: Quentin Whitehead

Tuesday, October 13:  Report Cards Go Home

Wednesday, October 14, Pumpkin Patch Day $5.00 K-4

Wednesday, October 14:  Celebrate Fall Dance Middle SchoolGrades 5-8  

Thursday, October 15 No School

Friday, October 16  No School!!!!!!!!

October 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

Wednesday, October 28:  Picture Day

Thursday, October 29:  Pumpkin Contest Entries Due

Friday, October 30:  Spooky Science Night