Thank you to all of the very talented students at ACS who participated in the Talent Show Auditions! We had so much fun watching all of the acts and are so proud of those who bit the bullet and performed in front of the entire school–no small feat. We wish we could put every act in the show, but due to a thirty minute time constraint, we cannot. We have selected seven students to perform at the Spring Showcase. The students who will be performing are the following: Maxine Ancheta, Claire Baeriswyl, Natalie Mun, Analisa Kim, Madiha Smallcombe, Hilda Ajlouny, and Alyssa Hunt. Congratulations to our performers! Everyone will have the opportunity to watch these great acts next Thursday evening, May 10th, during the Spring Showcase from 6:30-7pm.
Jamba Juice is back!
Beginning tomorrow, Jamba Juice will be for sale at lunch time for $3 (cash only). Tomorrow’s flavors are: Mango-a-go-go and Strawberries Wild. E-mail Ana Hela if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change to our Referral Bonus
We are increasing our referral bonus to $500 of your annual tuition! This means that if you refer a new family to our school and they enroll, you receive a $500 discount off your child’s tuition for the school year (2012-2013). So, let’s say you’re an awesome referrer of ACS and you bring four new families to our school. That gives you $2000 off your annual tuition–wow! What a deal! Also, any alumni who bring new families to ACS will be rewarded with $250 CASH. If you have any questions about referrals, please e-mail Mrs. Brown: email@example.com.
-Spring Showcase: The Spring Showcase is NEXT week, Thursday evening, May 10th, at 6:30pm. More details will be sent out via Constant Contact.
-Save the date: A Pirate’s Tale Melodrama! May 31 & June 1 @7:00 AND June 2 @4:00 in the Stained-Glass Chapel. More details to come.
-Community Dinner Night: California Pizza Kitchen, Monday, May 14th from 11:30am-9pm. ACS receives 20% back from the fundraiser. A flyer will be available soon.
-PTF Meeting with special topic on Internet Safety: Thursday night May 17th, 6:30pm in the COTH Fellowship Hall. Details are being sent out via Constant Contact.
Food Allergy Awareness Week
Food allergies have never been more common in our society. It is estimated that a whopping 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Because of this, there are many networks coming together to spread awareness. May 13th-19th is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Ms. Tamar Hela, our Middle School Bible teacher, is someone who has to deal with food allergies and shares a bit about her struggles here:
“I didn’t really know I had so many food allergies until I was tested by a professional. I had figured out in my teens that my body didn’t like lactose, and that was easy to give up. However, I found out last year that I am allergic to gluten, tomatoes, eggplants, cilantro, bell peppers, potatoes, and cumin. Radically changing my diet the past year has been tough, but I’ve learned how to deal with it. I think it’s important for everyone to be aware of people who suffer from food allergies, because those who don’t have to deal with it have a hard time understanding what it’s like. Though I have non life-threatening reactions if I accidentally ingest a food my body doesn’t like, I still have a reaction nonetheless and am miserable for a few hours. Here at ACS, we have quite a few students with food allergies, and we should all try to empathize with what they have to deal with on a daily basis–especially those with severe allergies/reactions. It is my goal to help everyone around me become more aware of food allergy sufferers, and I hope to be used as a resource to those seeking answers in this area.”
To find out more about food allergies, visit the Food Allergy website by clicking here
Please remember that preschool through first grade classrooms are PEANUT FREE ZONES. We have some students on campus with severe peanut allergies. We ask that you only bring in store bought goods for parties and the like, rather than home baked goods. Also, please be sure to carefully read labels of any food you plan to bring in to those classrooms. Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding in this matter. If you’d like to know more about food allergies, click here
to learn the basics.
Verse Of the Week
“In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” –Psalm 5:3
Summer is quickly approaching, meaning we’ll be offering our fabulous summer school program once again! Below, you can click on a link to get an informational packet. We’ll have Language Arts and math courses available for grades 3-12. Summer School will run from June 18th to August 10th, in the Computer Lab. Should you have questions about our program, please contact our Summer School Administrator, Tamar Hela, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that our courses are online-based.
ACS ES&MS Summer School 2012
Did You Know?
It’s not too early to start thinking about high school. Did you know that our Middle School and Valley Christian High School have an admissions agreement? Students who complete 8th grade at Achiever are guaranteed placement at Valley if they maintain the required grade point average and display exceptional character attributes. If you have any questions about our agreement with Valley Christian, please contact our Principal, Julie Brown: email@example.com.
Summer is quickly approaching, meaning we’ll be offering our fabulous summer school program once again! Below, you can click on a link to get an informational packet. We’ll have Language Arts and math courses available for grades 3-12. Summer School will run from June 18th to August 10th, in the Computer Lab. Middle School students can take courses for recovery credit or simply to get ahead. Should you have questions about our program, please contact our Summer School Administrator, Tamar Hela, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that our courses are online-based.
ACS ES&MS Summer School 2012
8th Grade Graduation
Graduation is coming up soon! If you have any questions about the event, practice schedule, or dress code, Mrs. Walker is the staff person to contact: email@example.com.
With the fourth quarter upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the 8th Grade Graduation. Typically, a slideshow has been shown of pictures that document the students’ time at ACS–from when they first started at Achiever until present. Now is a great time to gather pictures of the 8th graders (ACS related) and start sending them to our slideshow creator: Shawnda Wilson. If you have digital pictures, you can e-mail them to her at: Wilson.Shawnda@gmail.com. If you have a great deal of photos that would be too large of a file to send via e-mail, feel free to send them to the Middle School office on a USB or CD and write an attention to Shawnda (they will be returned to you). Anything not in digital format should be scanned and converted to a digital image. Please e-mail Shawnda if you have any questions regarding this request.
High School Extension Program
For the next academic year, we will be expanding our current Extension Program by offering an on-campus high school. Classes are all taught online through Alpha and Omega Academy, but students will be supervised and academically supported by ACS staff. We are in the process of finalizing the program description and have materials available by request. We are so excited for this new endeavor and can’t wait to see what God brings to our campus through this awesome program. If you would like to know more about the program, please e-mail the program director, Tamar Hela, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save The Date
We are having our first ever Middle School Social on Friday, June 8th, from 7-9pm. Only middle school students will be allowed to attend. The Middle School staff will be chaperoning the event. The theme is: “Midnight In Paris”. Snacks will be provided and the standard, free dress code applies. Students are allowed to invite friends from other schools, but must get a guest pass from Mrs. Thomas, to be signed by Mrs. Brown. Only Middle School students are allowed to attend. To attend, students must purchase a ticket. The price per ticket is $10. We need to sell at least 30 tickets in order to have a dance; if not, tickets will be refunded and the dance will be cancelled. Please e-mail Mrs. Thomas if you have any questions: email@example.com.
All students entering into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called “Tdap”) for school in the fall. Many students may have already received the vaccine and simply need to supply proof to the office, so check with your doctor or provider. Your child will NOT be able to start school in the Fall until you submit the documentation for the Tdap requirement to the school. There is NO grace period/extension to get the shot after school starts.
Oasis All Nighter–All ACMS Students Invited!
The Oasis All-Nighter is coming up soon! May 11-12 from 7pm-8am, we are taking students out for a night of fun! We will be going to Sky High, San Jose Skate, Nickel City, and more. Your student won’t want to miss this, so make sure they sign up ASAP. The cost is $40, and the last day to sign up is THIS Sunday, May 6th. We need to have a couple of forms on file for your student to join us, and you can find them by clicking on the following link (www.churchonthehill.com/gatherings/forms) and complete the CoTH and Sky High forms. This is also a great event for your students to invite friends too! Contact Clayton Paull: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to sign up your child.
Click here to reach our calendar page if you need a quick rundown on this month’s events. We have also added the 2012-2013 school year calendar.
Parents In Prayer
Don’t forget that a group of ACS parents meets every Tuesday morning in room 200 of COTH from 8:30-9:00am. Where there is prayer, there is power!
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