The Sandbox

A newsletter for families and friends of iAcademy @ AES!

sand·box - ˈsan(d)ˌbäks/


1. NORTH AMERICAN - a shallow box or hollow in the ground partly filled with sand for children to play in.

2. COMPUTING - a safe place to create, collaborate, and test your ideas.

December 20, 2018

A Note from Ms. Davis

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe that 2019 is right around the corner! Please keep reading for some reminders about dismissing for the holidays and when classes resume in January.

In November, Dr. Holladay, Anna Underwood, and I traveled to Washington, D.C. to accept the National Blue Ribbon School of Distinction award from the United States Department of Education. It was such an honor to represent the faculty, staff, students and families of AES! On January 31, 2019, our entire school community will be celebrating this achievement. Please save the date.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful, safe holiday.

If I can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call or come by.


Cindy Davis,



Welcome, 2019!



7 Students return to school - classes begin

14 Reading for Education Fundraiser - no selling! Just turn in completed address cards!

18 End 2nd 9-week grading period

18 Break the Rules Day

21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No students, no classes

22 ACS Teacher Workday - No students, no classes

23 Start of 3rd 9-week grading period

23 Report Cards go home

25 Semester 1 perfect attendance awards - 8:00

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School begins at 7:45 a.m. Students are tardy at 7:50 a.m.

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Publix will donate funds to AES!

Simply sign up for a account and select Athens Elementary under your account settings. Then enter your phone number at checkout and they will donate a portion of each sale to iAcademy!

Thank you to WOW! for helping fund our INNOVATION LAB!

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Thank you to our school partner, Lawler's Barbecue, for your support!

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Please consider setting up AmazonSmile. When you choose and select the Athens City Schools Foundation, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Foundation.

It's very easy:

1. Login in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

2. On your first visit to, you will be prompted to select your charitable organization. You may have to type in Athens City Schools Foundation and then make the selection.

That is it! From then on, a portion of your purchases made using that login will be donated to the Athens City Schools Foundation.

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