AAE Family Newsletter

May 27, 2022

Hello Families!

We hope that you are all looking forward to the upcoming long weekend! As a reminder, there is no school on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Wednesday, June 1 is an early dismissal day for staff development.

Thank you.

AAE Admin. Team

Technology Return

We will collect chromebooks/laptops and chargers on the dates below. Please encourage your child to look around the house for any extra chargers and/or technology that they may have accidentally taken home.

Middle School - Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. Students will return their computers during their reading classes.

High School - Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14. Students will return their computers during their English classes.

Students are responsible for returning the computer and charger that they signed out at the beginning of the year. If you find extra computers or chargers at your home that students have taken home accidentally, those should be brought to the main office as soon as possible.

Please contact the main office if you have any questions.

Band Concert

The AAE Band Concert will be on Thursday, June 9th in our auditorium at 6pm. It is free, and all are welcome! You'll hear 6th grade to H.S. perform from Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Journey, the Beatles and more! Contact Mr. Pertesis (SPertesis@crec.org) for more information.

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Yearbook information for seniors

HS yearbook purchasing information

Below are directions on how to order the HS yearbook. The order deadline has been extended to May 16th.

Please go to: https://www.treering.com/validate

School passcode: 1014756274602778

If you are interested in purchasing a recognition ad for your HS student, please see the attached flyer. You can also visit the Treering website, enter our school code, and click on the button, “Buy Yearbook Ad”

Eighth Grade End of Year Activities

Please see the packet below for permission slip and more information.

Money and Permission Slips due June 1, 2022

8th Grade Fun Day -Friday, June 3, 2022

The Mandell Jewish Community Center in Bloomfield, CT

8th Grade End of Year Awards Ceremony -Monday, June 13, 2022 12:45p-2p AAE Auditorium

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony-Thursday, June 16, 2022 5:00-6:30p AAE Parking Lot

8th Grade Dinner Dance-Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:30-8:30p AAE Cafeteria + Courtyard

High-Speed Internet

High-speed internet. Yesterday, the Biden admin revealed that 48 million low-income households will have access to lowered high-speed internet costs. As part of last year’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 20 internet providers have agreed to either increase speeds or cut prices to $30 a month for households that qualify. President Biden says high-speed internet is a “necessity” and that the new plan will be fast enough for a family of four to work from home and do schoolwork at the same time. To qualify and apply here.

NHS Tutoring

Tutoring is offered by the National Honor Society on Wednesdays and Thursdays for both the Middle School & High School during X block.

Please join us!

Girls Who Code’s Free Summer Programs

🚨 Girls Who Code’s free summer programs application is live! Apply now to Girls Who Code’s free summer programs, with options running June 17 - August 12! They've got two great opportunities, so you can choose the one that fits your needs:

  • Their 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current 9th-11th graders in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like EA, Pfizer, and ViacomCBS. Students learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry. Plus, all SIP students can apply for grants up to $500 for financial support over the summer.
  • Their Self-Paced Program gives current 9th-12th graders the flexibility to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity through independent study and real-world projects.

Both programs are 100% free and empower high school students who identify as girls or non-binary to make a difference in the world with technology. Plus, both offer incredible alumni benefits to launch your career! Learn more by visiting the FAQ page or by joining a webinar.

📣 📣 Applications are due on March 18, 2022. Head to girlswhocode.com/summerapply and submit yours now!

Sports Pass (Registration Fee Assistance for Youth Sports)

Please follow this link for an opportunity to have your child's registration fees for sports covered by the the Every Kid Sports organization!


Internet Assistance

As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping you connected, Xfinity is proud to support the Federal Government’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a temporary subsidy program available for all tiers of Xfinity Internet service, including Internet Essentials. You may be eligible to receive up to $50/month.


Facebook Group for AAE Families

Please consider joining this Facebook forum for AAE Families: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AAEParentsForum.

Summer Learning Adventure

Elementary and Middle Schools

Last year, CREC offered Summer Learning Adventure for students entering grades 1-8. Summer Learning Adventure was designed to support students in their transition back to school after a period of remote and modified in-person learning. While CREC will not be offering summer programming this year, we will continue to compile learning resources that families can use at home over the summer, similar to these resources shared with families in 2021. We will also share information about any local camps that we come across. We wanted to provide this information early to support families with planning ahead.

Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP)

Purpose of program: The Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program (SYELP) is a youth employment program, connecting Connecticut youth living in the North Central Region between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer.

Participants have the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help in developing their social, civic and leadership skills.

By participating in structured project and work-based opportunities, Connecticut youth are better prepared for careers of the future.

The pre-application will be open until May 28th, 2022. We encourage you to apply early as this program has limited slots.

You will need a personal email address to register, such as Gmail. A student email address provided by your school cannot be used for this application as verification emails will be blocked.

Your can find the link to apply here https://cwp.webauthor.com/auth.cfm?fs=NLI&nli=true&path=%2Fmodules%2Fportal%2Fdefault%2Ecfm&sign_in=true

AAE Website Link

Be sure to bookmark our AAE Website. It is updated frequently with important information for students and families.
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Parent Senate Notes

Please see below for notes from the Parent Senate. If you have questions, contact: Namakula Edwards at seeta_ntinda@yahoo.com.