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Newsletter 3-28-2018

posted Mar 28, 2018, 1:39 PM by Derik Thompson   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 1:39 PM ]
Happy Easter to each of you! I hope that you have a glorious holiday with your family. Students have Free Easter/Spring Dress Day tomorrow, dismissal is at 12 noon, and there is NO aftercare. Classes resume on Monday, April 9th. When we return, we will finish our preparation for ACT Aspire Achievement Tests, which will be given from Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th. Tests last almost the whole day for all five days. For that reason, do not schedule appointments or vacations during that time span—there are NO make-up days.

Unless more invoices are received, we think it is safe to say that the Spring Auction raised $42,000, and the Golf Tournament raised $8,500. That is quite an accomplishment for a small school. It would not have been possible without your help and generosity. We still have many boxes of World’s Finest Chocolate Bars for sale. Let us know if you can sell more, and we will get them to you to sell over the holidays. I am sure the Easter Bunny would approve! All the Chocolate Covered Almonds are gone. This will wrap up this year’s fundraising projects. Thanks to your efforts put forth, new science materials have been ordered for next school year. This will help ACS better align its curriculum to the new United States Science Standards.

Over the Easter break, please take time to review the ACS Dress Code Policy with your child. Every year, spring time brings with it, many dress code violations. The guys want funky baseball haircuts; the girls want to wear nail polish, multiple earrings, short skirts, and short shorts on free dress days; and everyone wants to shed socks. All of these are prohibited at Catholic elementary schools, and are outlined in the ACS Handbook. Teachers will begin writing up violations and parents will be called to bring different clothes, arrange haircuts, etc., when we return after break. Please help us by taking care of this while we are off next week. I tell the students that “you only have one chance to make a first impression”, and studies have shown that students who dress neatly and take care of their appearance have a more positive attitude and perform better at school. Thanks for your cooperation.
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