Creative Outlet

Advantage Arts Academy | December 10, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Dates to remember
  • Message From the Principal
  • Registration for Current/Returning students for 2022-2023
  • Spirit Week
  • Thank you for your support
  • Lost and Found
  • Center Stage
  • After School Clubs
  • Drama Club Performance
  • Get Involved
  • Breakfast and Lunch - Free Lunch Options
  • Advantage Arts is Hiring

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, December 13- December 17- SPIRIT WEEK
  • Monday, December 13- Candy Cane Day (Dress in Red and White)
  • Monday, December 13- Violin 3:15
  • Tuesday, December 14- Holiday Sweater Day (wear your cute or tacky sweaters)
  • Wednesday, December 15- Open House 9:00-4:30
  • Wednesday, December 15- Advantage Arts Stars
  • Wednesday, December 15- Character Day (Dress as a holiday character)
  • Wednesday, December 15- Art Club 3:15
  • Wednesday, December 15- Violin Club 3:15
  • Wednesday, December 15- 1st Grade Christmas Musical 5:00
  • Thursday, December 16- Winter wonderland (Dress in all white/snow themed clothing)
  • Friday, December 17- Polar Express Day (Wear your pajamas to school)
  • Friday, December 17- EARLY RELEASE (School is out at 1:30)
  • Monday, December 20th-Friday, December 31st- WINTER BREAK/NO SCHOOL

Message from the Principal

Dear Advantage Arts Family,

We experienced our first indoor recess of the school year. The weather is getting a bit colder and the roads are slippery. Please use caution when you are driving to school. We ask that you drive a bit slower in the parking lot to help avoid any problems. The students' safety is our number one priority.

I am proud of the hard work of our students in the production of "The Christmas Carol". They have all put in a lot of time and effort to create a fun and enjoyable show. A big "Thanks" to Ms. Thompson, Ms. Harper, and Ms. Thomas for their time to make the performance happen.

We are excited to give tours next week during our Open House on Wednesday. Please bring neighbors and friends to see our incredible school, wonderful teachers, and friendly staff. Remember, each family you bring in for a tour will be an entry into our giveaway for an iPad.

Also, thanks to Mrs. Redd, we were able to display a beautiful mural in our front lobby. The mural was started with Mrs. Lisa Evans (our previous director), and her friend came all the way from Las Vegas to complete it.

We have one more week until the winter break. Please be safe!


Mr. Kano

Registration for 2022-2023 School Year is NOW OPEN

It is that time of year again! Time to register your current/returning students for 2022-2023 school year at Advantage Arts Academy and save their spot. Follow this link

aspire | Welcome (usoe-dcs.org to sign into your students aspire and click on the link at the top of the page under your students name that says, "Register student for Grade____". This is for current and returning students.

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Don't forget SPIRIT WEEK, December 13th-17th

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Thank you for your support

Thank you to all the volunteers and parents that have donated and prepared gifts this week for our staff's 12 days of Christmas! So far we have enjoyed donations from:


Harmons in Riverton

Cinnamon rolls from Village Baker in South Jordan

Cookies from Kneaders in South Jordan

and multiple donations from families from our school .


Again thank you so much for all of your support.

Lost and Found

There has been a lot of coats and jackets accumulating in our lost and found. Please remember we will hold items for 4 weeks and on the 5th week we will donate left over items. All items put out during parent teacher conference have been donated. Please make sure to check as soon as items are lost, we keep the current weeks lost and found in the lunch room but if your items aren't found there, please check with the front office.

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Center Stage

6th Grade Winter Cityscapes

In sixth grade we are learning about some of the elements and principles of art. We painted the backgrounds for our winter cityscapes that we will finish next week. We painted different values of colors for our buildings and cool-colored winter skies. Next week we will add the buildings to finish it off.

4th Grade Marble Ramps

In fourth grade we are learning about energy. We learned about potential and kinetic energy by making a ramp for a marble run. We tested out different materials to see how the marble would move with different amounts of friction.

Third Grade Elf Self-portraits


In third grade we used our imaginations to think what it would be like if we were an elf. We learned how to draw a portrait and turned ourselves into elves. We added hats, pointy ears, and holiday colors. We used oil pastels to color them in and watercolor to paint the backgrounds.

After School Clubs

ART CLUB WILL BE HELD THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15th.

Violin Music Club is NOW FULL

Violin Club will be for 3rd-6th Grade Student and is on MONDAY OR WEDNESDAY from 3:15-4:15. Students in the Violin Music Club will need go straight to ROOM 201 (Next to Mrs. Redd's art room) after school. On the day your student has club, larger instruments can be brought into the front office in the morning and must be picked up on the way to room 210.

Drama Club "A Christmas Carol For Kids"

Today the students were able to watch the Drama club perform "A Christmas Carol for kids"! It was so much fun watching the confidence and talent that our students have. You can truly see how much they love performing. We hope you have a chance to come and see it tonight at 7:00PM Doors open at 6:30PM!

The cost to watch the play will be free but drama club will be accepting donations to go towards drama equipment for Advantage Arts Academy!

Get Involved

We have so many fun opportunities to volunteer at our amazing school and be part of all of the fun!


Our next big volunteer opportunity is Polar Express Day on December 17th. Please contact the front office for information on volunteering.


Thank you to everyone that has volunteered so far this year. You are the reason Advantage Arts Academy is so amazing.


We are looking for volunteers with tiling experience that could help install a tile mural that the students worked on last year. The mural will be indoors and is about 8'x5'. If you or someone you know could help with the tools and installation please contact the art teacher, Mrs. Redd at mredd@advantagearts.org

Breakfast & Lunch


Breakfast-

  • Monday, December 13 - Muffin or Dutch Waffle
  • Tuesday, December 14 - Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or Breakfast Bowl
  • Wednesday, December 15 - Breakfast Calzone or Bagel
  • Thursday, December 16 - Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or French Toast Sticks
  • Friday, December 17 - Pancake on a Stick or Breakfast Sandwich


Lunch

  • Monday, December 13- Popcorn Chicken Bowl or Corn Dog
  • Tuesday, December 14 - Nachos or Teriyaki Chicken
  • Wednesday, December 15 - Wild Mike's Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza or Breakfast Pack
  • Thursday, December 16 - Christmas Dinner or Ham Sandwich
  • Friday, December 17 - Chef's Choice


Sending Lunch From Home?

Students are welcome to bring lunch from home to eat! This year students can also supplement home lunch with a fruit, veggie, and milk (they must pick three to count as a free lunch) for FREE.

Library Donations

WE WILL NOT BE CHECKING OUT BOOKS THE WEEK OF December 13th to December 17th.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENTS ARE TAKING CARE OF THEIR ADVANTAGE ARTS ACADEMY LIBRARY BOOKS!


If you are looking to make any donations to our library there are many ways you can donate funds or books to the library.


1: You can bring new or used book donations into the front office of Advantage Arts Academy.


2:You can find our Advantage Arts Academy Library wish list through Amazon at the link below and purchase books directly from Amazon. You can choose from there to have to books shipped directly to the school or ship them to you and bring them into the office.


https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2M4MP1AD08HID?ref_=wl_share


3: You can follow the link below for the campaign created by a close friend of Mrs. Evans per the request of her family. The money donated to this campaign is used by Miss Loni, our Librarian, to purchase books directly from the Scholastic website and each book purchased through the campaign will have an "A reader Lives A Thousand Lives, Honoring Lisa Evans" campaign plate on the inside cover of each book.


https://shop.scholastic.com/viewCampaign?campaignId=db492688-0088-48c9-9e16-5bc58827f3bf

Become Part of Our Advantage Arts Academy Team!!!!

Advantage Arts Academy is still looking for a READING TEACHING ASSISTANT, ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT, AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ART TEACHER and AFTER SCHOOL CLUB CHOIR TEACHER.

APPLY TODAY!

We still have limited seats available for the 2021-2022 school year. Please share with your friends, family members, and neighbors so they have the best chance possible to secure their spot at Advantage Arts!