This Week @ Jones

Celebrations, Updates, Priorities, and Tidbits

Good Luck 2nd Grade

Tomorrow is 2nd grade's big performance at the Orange Peel. This is the culminating performance in their unit about sound. Dr. Bob's Sound School is an amazing unit focused on educating students about the science of sound. Scroll to bottom of the link above and see our cute 5th graders when THEY were in 2nd grade. Precious!!
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Spring Fling .... fast approaching. We have a few classes who have not confirmed their booth. Please see Ms. Cain about your selection. We have several "ready to go" booths in storage. This annual fundraiser is the reason PTO is able to financially support the DC trip with a $3000 donation each year. This year PTO also funded part of our math specialist position, reading tutor, family and after-school support, increased cultural enrichment, and year-long teacher appreciation efforts. Last year Spring Fling raised over $13,000! It is a team effort so we need everyone to promote and make plans for May 6th.

We need cakes for the cake walk (see Mitchiner) and items for the Silent Auction (see Cain). If you can, ask a parent or friend for a donation to the Silent Auction. So far we have dinners, art work, weekend vacations, a weekend at LEAF, and even a great kids bike.

Celebration of Champions

We have available tickets for the Celebration of Champions this Saturday night. Interested in tickets? Come see Ms. Cain as soon as possible.

About Celebration of Champions:

Celebration of Champions is ACSFs signature annual event. Celebration has raised money for the Foundations cornerstone programs: professional development opportunities for teachers, IRL (In Real Life) afterschool program, TAPAS (Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools), and the Equity Fund.

The Champions are chosen from a group of almost twenty community-selected nominees including the Community Agency Champion, ACSF Partner Champions and Community Volunteer Champion. In addition to these awards, Parent Champions from each ACS will be honored as champions for their respective schools.

2016 Community Champions
Volunteer Champions- Alice and Arthur Helms
Agents for Change Champions- Asheville Chapter of Links, Incorporated
Spirit of Service Champion- Brent Skidmore

Parent Champions in ACS
Mike Hawks from Asheville City Preschool
Thomas Priester from Hall Fletcher Elementary
Julie Porter-Shirley and Christy Ramm from Claxton Elementary
Scott Fowler from Vance Elementary
Sophie OHalloran from Ira B. Jones Elementary
Nick Haskell from Isaac Dickson Elementary
LeVette Campbell from Asheville Middle
LeNoir Medlock from AHS
Gail Bellows from SILSA

The Celebration of Champions award encourages individuals and organizations to engage with city schools and recognize the value a thriving public school system provides for the whole community.

Come Join me Wednesday night as we work to help enroll students!

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Language and Literacy

Tuesday, April 12th, 3:15pm

See your group leader

Asheville Symphony

Friday, April 15th, 9:30am

Auditorium, Ira B. Jones Elementary

2nd, 3rd, 4th grades only

Summer Employment Positions

There are still several positions available in our summer programs. Please see below for detailed information about each program and contact info for who to contact if you are interested in a job. You are welcome to contact me if you have questions!

Melissa Hedt

Special Programs Coordinator

Asheville City Schools

Office: (828) 350-6130

Cell: (828) 747-1279

Jumpstart @ Claxton, Jones, Vance, IDE

Contact: Betsie Stockslager

July 25-Aug. 12

Rising K and 1st

Need 5 TA's and 3 Teachers

Reading Camp @ Claxton

Contact: Carrie Buchanan

July 18-Aug. 12

Rising 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Need 1 TA and 5 Teachers