Creative Outlet

Advantage Arts Academy | March 4th, 2022

In This Issue:

  • Dates to remember
  • Message From the Principal
  • Art Integration Night
  • Violin Club Performance
  • Kindness Assembly
  • Center Stage
  • After School Clubs
  • Get Involved
  • Thank you
  • Breakfast and Lunch - Free Lunch Options
  • Advantage Arts is Hiring

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, March 7- Violin 3:15
  • Tuesday, March 8- Drama Club 3:30
  • Tuesday, March 8- Violin 3:15
  • Wednesday, March 9- Violin 3:15
  • Wednesday, March 9- ART INTEGRATION NIGHT
  • Thursday, March 10- Violin 3:15
  • Thursday, March 10- Student Government
  • Friday, March 11- EARLY RELEASE (School is out at 1:30)
  • Monday, March 14- Violin 3:15
  • Tuesday, March 15- Drama Club 3:30
  • Tuesday March 15- Violin Club 3:15
  • Wednesday, March 16- Art Club 3:15
  • Wednesday, March 16- Violin 3:15
  • Thursday, March 17- ST. PATRICK'S DAY (Wear Green)
  • Thursday, March 17- Violin 3:15
  • Friday, March 18- Advantage Arts Stars
  • Friday, March 18- EARLY RELEASE (School is out at 1:30)

Message from the Principal

Dear Advantage Arts Family,

I am excited that we made it to March. I have a few items that I want to bring up this week, including some vandalism we have found in the building, cell phones, traffic, and enrollment.

Over the last few weeks, there has been some vandalism done to our bathrooms. Students have drawn or scratched pictures on the stall walls. I have been able to fix these things, but the time and cost to fix this situation is unfortunate. I hope your students love their school building! We are doing our best to keep it beautiful. I know there are probably only a few students who are drawing on the walls, but please talk to your students about taking care of their school. As a team, we can keep our building an amazing place to be.

I appreciate the support with our morning traffic. We have amazing parents who have helped with the drop off in the morning. I want to remind everyone to use the crosswalk. Safety and efficiency are the number 1 goals of traffic in the morning. Using the crosswalk helps us accomplish both of these goals.

There have been a number of students with cell phones in the classroom or leaving the classroom to call or text home. We want to make sure we are addressing all of your students' needs in the office. They are always welcome to use the school phone to call home. This helps us prepare your student for your arrival, and so we can keep them in a more comfortable location if they are not feeling well.

That was a lot of information this week, but hopefully we can use that information to make our school an even more amazing place to learn and grow. I wanted to finish by saying how amazing our students and their families are here at Advantage Arts. Our enrollment is filling up quickly for next year, and we have some grades with only a few spots open, before we start our waiting lists.

I hope you all have an amazing week!

Mr. Kano

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Art Integration Night

Wednesday, March 9th, 4-5:30 PM

Come see what our school is all about at Art Integration Night! This event is for people who are curious to see more about what our charter focuses on as well as those that want to get a little more of the arts in their evening. There will be stations set up by each grade with an art integration project for students and their families to try out. You can see how your students learn at our school by combining the core standards with the arts. We hope to see you there!

Violin Club Performace

This week we had our violin performance and these kids were amazing. You can see how much they have put into learning this art and we are so thankful they have!

Kindness Assembly

Also this week we were able to have former Miss Utah and the current Miss Herriman come and talk to our students about kindness! They shared information about what being kind means, how to handle if someone is being unkind to you or someone else and what a bully is. They also gave a lot of fun ideas for the kids to show random acts of kindness in life everyday and how to "Be The Good".

Reading Week

Thank you for participating in our reading week! We had so much fun with our guest readers, book bingo, dressing up in our favorite Suessville outfits, and our read- a-thon. We love Advantage Arts Academy Readers!

Sharing The Love of Reading

During our reading week some of our 5th graders were able to read to some of our Kindergarteners!

Center Stage

Kindergarten Nursery Rhymes

In kindergarten the students have been learning about rhyming words. They know that a rhyme is when two words end in the same sound. They learned multiple nursery rhymes and found the rhyming words. During art, they were assigned a nursery rhyme like Humpty Dumpty, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Little Miss Muffet, Baa Baa Black Sheep, or Jack and Jill, and illustrated the rhyme. Their illustrations turned out so fun!

1st Grade Books

In honor of reading week we read a book without any words during art time. We had to figure out what happened in the story solely based on the illustrations. The students loved looking at the pictures and figuring out what happened in the story. Then they were tasked with having to make their own book with no words. Ask your first grader to share their story with you!

2nd Grade Comics

In second grade students made their own comics in honor of reading week. They learned about the parts of a story including setting, characters, and plot. They imagined their own story and made it come to life with a comic strip. They will be finishing these up next week as well.

After School Clubs



ART CLUB IS NOW FULL! Please be sure you have paid your art club fee. There is a $40 participation fee that needs to be paid in the office to cover the cost of supplies. Art Club is two times a month from now until May. Art Club starts right after school at 3:15 in the art room (Room Number 203). If you have any questions on dates or questions about art club please email Mrs. Redd at

Violin Music Club

Violin Club will be for 3rd-6th Grade Student and is on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY 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

Drama Club practice for Little Women. Please make sure younger siblings are picked up and your student is coming prepared to focus and work hard. We are so excited to see the students shine in this play!

Please email Miss Thomas with any questions at Thank you!

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 OUR LAST BOOK FAIR OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!. We will the book fair open from Monday, March 21st through Thursday, March 24th. Please contact Miss Loni our librarian if you are wanting to volunteer.

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


We would like to send an extra special shout out to EVERYONE that donates to our school! We are who are and are able to do what we do because of all of you! Make sure to stop into these businesses and and show them some love.

Former Miss Utah and Current Miss Herriman

John Paras Furniture

Lifetouch Portraits

Mi Rancherito in American Fork

Hale Center Theatre

Again, we are so thankful for your support and donations!

Breakfast & Lunch


  • Monday, March 7- Muffin or Donut
  • Tuesday, March 8- Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or Breakfast Casserole
  • Wednesday, March 9- French Toast Sticks or Croissant Sandwich
  • Thursday, March 10- Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or Pancakes
  • Friday, March 11- Breakfast Burger or Bagel


  • Monday, March 7- Popcorn Chicken Bowl or Corndog
  • Tuesday, March 8- Mandarin Chicken or Walking Taco
  • Wednesday, March 9- Wild Mike's Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza or Malibu Chicken Sandwich
  • Thursday, March 10- Chicken Parmesan Sandwich or Lasagna Rolls
  • Friday, March 11- Dorito Chicken or Ham and Cheese Protein Pack

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


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.

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.

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

Advantage Arts Academy is still looking for a READING TEACHING ASSISTANT and ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT.


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!