FAME Academy News Blast

A newsletter for our FAME Academy Family

Vol. 3 Ed. 24. Week of February 3rd

Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2020-2021 School-Year

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Yearbook Sale Extension

We have extended our deadline for yearbook sales. You may access the link below to purchase a FAME Academy Yearbook. Deadline to purchase is Friday, February 7th


Souper Bowl of Caring

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Cold vs. Flu

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First National School Bank

We are excited to be partnering with First National Bank of Athens as the first elementary school in Athens City with a school bank. Our students will be able to open a savings account through First National Bank and deposit money up to $100 on our banking days. Please check out the flyer below for a listing of our banking days for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please only send money with your students on the day of the banking days. Money sent ahead of time will be sent back with your student. Students opening an account will need to turn their forms in ahead of the banking date.

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E-Learning Days

This year K-5 schools are offering eLearning in place of an absence, if the situation aligns with the criteria below:

  • The parent/guardian must request eLearning at least 10 calendar days prior to the 1st day of eLearning.
  • The trip is of educational value, safety or security of a student when parents are traveling and the student cannot be left alone, non-school related athletic competitions for future opportunities, are some examples, but are not the only occasions that may be approved.
  • Students cannot have any unexcused absences, for the entire school year, excessive absences (5 or more in a school year), or excessive tardiness (5 or more in a semester).
  • Students may not take E-Learning days during the first day of the school year and during last 10 days of both semesters.
  • Students cannot have any Class II or III write-ups during the semester the request is made.

These days will allow students to meet their class requirements through on-line engagement/ hard copy of class material and assignments (Teacher’s Discretion) while they are away from the building.

A Request for E-Learning can be found below.

Workroom Volunteers


We are looking for volunteers to assist our teachers each week in our teacher workroom. If you would like to assist our teachers in making copies and other activities in your spare time, please sign up using the link below. We greatly appreciate your help and support of our students and teachers.


Publix Donations

Simply sign up for a Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one), select Brookhill Elementary, then enter your phone number at checkout. Publix will donate a portion of each sale to FAME Academy.

Thanks to your participation from July to September, Publix donated back $295 back to FAME Academy!

Latch Key Information

Our Latch Key program is available for any student from 2:45-5:00 pm every day after school. Students will be able to work on homework and have recreation time. The cost is $25 per week and payment must be submitted every Monday for the upcoming week. Please click on the box below to sign your child up for Latch Key.

2019-2020 PTF Information

Thank you to everyone who has joined out PTF Organization. We are currently having our membership drive through the end of September. PTF memberships are $10 per family. This year, the grade level with the highest percentage of the family participate in PTF will get to duct tape Mr. Mathheus to a wall. Please support our students and teachers by joining PTF this year. PTF membership envelopes are in your child's information pack and may be sent back into your child's classroom teacher.

2019-2020 PTF Officers

President- Kathy Hollmann

Vice President- Cortney Owen

Secretary- Ranelda Woods

Treasurer- Sarah Bradley

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Never miss a weather alert, school closing or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to can check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."

Be sure to allow alerts, pushes and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256.233.6600.

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  • Wed. Feb. 5th- Theater Club begins 2:45-4:00
  • Pivot Winter Benchmark Assessment Window Grades 1-3 Feb 3-21
  • President's Day- No School- Mon. Feb. 17th


  • Read Across America Week & Book Fair- Week of March 2nd
  • Spring & Class Picture Day- Tues. March 3rd
  • Spring Break- Week of March 30th

Dates and events are Subject to Change

Athens City School Information

February Breakfast in the Classroom Menu

February Breakfast in the Classroom.

February Lunch Menu

February Lunch Menu

Partner In Education

Thank you to our Partner in Education, First National Bank for supporting our students & staff at FAME Academy this school year.
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