Monday Message

December 7, 2020

Message from Principal Paige

ACMA Monday Message December 7, 2020

Thank you!

Thank you to all who watched/listened to ACMA Theatre Company's production of Rick Lowell, Private Eye. This radio drama, a collaboration with ACMA vocal, involved over 50 students, creating live sound effects, composing satirical commercial jingles, and much more fought to continue to bring the arts to our every day, even in quarantine. We look forward to our next projects, and hope you join us next time!

Winter Break Dec 21st through Jan 1st

Last day of school for December is the 18th and students return on Monday, January 4th.

Open Mic Afternoon Dec 9th at 11:00am

Join Principal Paige for the next Open Mic Afternoon on Dec 9th at 11am. Rules and guidelines are listed below. The zoom link is listed on the Canvas Calendar.
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ACMA PTO Restaurant Fundraiser will be at Panda Express on Dec 11th

Our next ACMA PTO Restaurant Fundraiser will be at Panda Express at Cedar HIlls Boulevard and Barnes Road on December 11th from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm. ALL DAY.


Please see attached flyers for details. For online orders to pick up please use code 319307 and for in store orders please show a digital flyer on a mobile device or a paper copy to qualify your purchase for the 20% donation to ACMA.


Online (pick up or curbside) and in person orders will qualify for the ACMA fundraiser. Unfortunately, gift cards, delivery services, like DoorDash, Postmates, and catering will not count. Thank you everyone.

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Clothes Closet is Open & Taking Appointments

Do you know a student who needs clothing? The district-run Clothes Closet is open. Appointments are required. To schedule, please complete the Clothes Closet Appointments form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.


School staff can go online and make appointments for families who may not have internet access.

Senior Deadline for Group Graduation Orders is Fri Dec 11th

We will have a graduation ceremony for our class of 2021. What it will look like we cannot say at this point but just like last year, we will find a way to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021. To be ready for that graduation celebration I want to make sure that each and every senior has ordered their Cap & Gown and any other graduation materials they desire.

I have reached out to our graduation supplier Jostens and requested of them one final extension of the “group order” deadline. To be clear, you may place your order later in the year, but the advantages of doing so with-the-group are:

  1. You received the lowest prices of the year.
  2. You will receive the earliest possible delivery of your order.
  3. And most importantly, you will help reduce the possibility of delays due to the pandemic.

Jostens is extending the deadline for group orders to Friday, December 11th. There are 2 ways to place your order:

  • You can go to the Jostens website – the direct ACMA link is:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1016961/Arts-and-Communication-Magnet-Academy/

  • You can call toll-free to 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) *

* If you wish to place your order without a payment, use this option.

PTO Fundraiser - Stocking Stuffers

ACMA PTO believes a more comfortable world is a better world. Most will agree that putting on a new pair of socks is one of the best feelings. Treat yourself, your family and your friends to these great stocking stuffers and call it a holiday. These comfy socks will keep your feet cozy all winter, while showing some school spirit. Add a matching mask in the cart while you are at it!


35% of the proceeds will be donated to help support the PTO in providing funds for supplies that students and teachers need throughout the year.


Socks: $14.99

Masks: $11.99


Click the following link to shop the different designs now thru Dec 31st.

ACMA Fundraiser – HoopSwagg

Questions? Email: acmaptofundraising@gmail.com

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Senior Yearbook Submission Guidelines - Form Below

ACMA Yearbook staff welcomes Senior submissions for the ‘20-‘21yearbook. You (or your photographer) should plan to submit one digital copy of your senior photo, baby photo, and your quote by Sunday, February 28, 2021. This is a firm deadline determined by printing dates; failure to meet deadlines risks hundreds of dollars in late fees for our program. For this reason, seniors who’ve not submitted requested items by the due date will not have such items included in the yearbook.Seniors with out a senior photo submission will have their Dorian photo featured in the Yearbook if one is on file.

NHS Mentorship Letter

Dear Parents and Students new to ACMA this year,


The National Honor Society is an honors club for students in 10th through 12th grade who have; a GPA of 3.5 and above, value community service work, show good character and want to develop more leadership skills while here at ACMA. We have helped with information nights, recruiting new students, many school events, organized community service projects, helped with blood drives and run Art Days for several elementary schools in our district.


This year we are working to find new ways to help our ACMA community as well as our community at large. This letter is about one of those new ideas we had for helping out ACMA. Students new to ACMA are a great asset to our community and we look forward every year to welcoming them into our family. This year that connection is much harder to make so we have a way NHS can help. We will be setting up mentorships pods between NHS students and the new students who would like that type of relationship. The ideas is that each NHS student would be given the names of a few new students that they can email once a week or so to check in with them to see how they are doing and to answer questions they may have. As this new program progresses, we hope to find other ways for these pods of students to connect using Zoom get togethers.


This letter is to let you know what this new program is and to tell you how to sign up for it if you want to join the mentorship family. If you are interested in joining please CLICK HERE. We would like to have everyone signed up by January 4th so we can start setting up the mentorship pods. If you have any questions you can email the advisor of NHS beth_deal@beaverton.k12.or.us.


We look forward to connecting with our new ACMA family members.

Sign Up For Winter Break Meals

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We need your help - Please return books and devices

We have more than 10,600 library books that are overdue or lost. In addition, we have more than 2,200 textbooks and devices (those that are NOT currently being used for Comprehensive Distance Learning) that also need to be returned. Some of these items are likely under your student’s bed or sitting in a backpack.

We desperately need to recover these items or the associated fines for the lost items. Only then can schools begin to replace books and devices for future use.

Please search for overdue and lost items: library books, textbooks from last school year and school-issued devices (iPads, Chromebooks) that your student isn’t currently using. Search your in-box, too, for any emails from (no-reply@intouchreceipting.com) or (do-not-reply@nwresd.k12.or.us), which will indicate that your student has a missing item.

Then return that item to any BSD school. You have several options: (Please arrive in a mask.)

  • Return items to your school during regular school hours. Some schools also may offer evening drop-off hours. Check with your school’s newsletter for additional drop-off hours and directions.

  • Return items to any Library Book Bus stop. See schedule and map for days and times.

  • Pay lost fine through the district’s Online Payment System.

If you’ve already returned materials or items were left in classrooms last spring, please contact your school library staff via email to let them know. Library materials are quarantined for up to one week before being checked in, so it will take time for fines to be resolved in InTouch accounts.

Thank you for helping us get resources back to our schools so that they can be re-distributed to those students who need them.

Daily/Weekly Bell Schedule

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A/B School Calendar 2020-2021

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