1F Weekly News

What's been happening in the land of learning?

Hello Everyone,

This week was a very full one! We completed our last round of the MAP test pilot, started new units in Reading, Writing, and Social Studies, and practiced to host our Writer's Cafe on Sunday May 8th. Please check your child's green folders for a special hand written invitation to this fantastic event, the details are also printed below.

  • First Grade invites all parents to our Writer's Cafe on Sunday May 8th. Our class will begin at 8:10. We will be showcasing student poetry as well as saying a special thank you to our Mother's for all their support in the year.

Next week we are excited to attend a showing of the 5th grade production of Mulan during school on Thursday. If you would also like to go as a family in the evening, tickets are on sale in the office.

Next week will be the last week for ASA's and our P.E. swimming unit. If you're child is unwell and needs to abstain from swimming class please send a note from his or her doctor to excuse them from swimming. Generally speaking, if students are well enough to come to school then they are considered well enough to swim. Swimming is a valuable component of the P.E. curriculum, and it is difficult to make up missed time/lessons.

We will also continue with our ABC countdown:

May 8 - Writers Cafe

May 9 - Dance Day

May 10 - Exercise Day (please be sure to wear sneakers)

May 11 - Friendship Day

May 12 - 5th Grade Play

Signing-Out Students Early

Parents who would like to sign out their child early are asked to sign their child out at the office as well as get a gate pass first. The parent is then asked to present the pass to the teacher which allows the student to then be excused early from class. Students who leave early during a school day must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has received a gate pass from the ES office. No student is permitted to leave school grounds before 2:55 p.m. unless they have a pass in hand. The school nurse may also issue a gate pass to the parent and will inform the ES Office that the student has been sent home for the day.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Pictures from the Week

Grade One Writers' Cafe

Sunday, May 8th, 8am


Our class will begin at 8:10. We will be showcasing student poetry as well as saying a special thank you to our Mother's for all their support in the year. Please check your child's green bag this week for an invitation.


Wednesday, May 11th, 6pm to Thursday, May 12th, 7pm

ASD Theatre


Tickets for Mulan are on sale in the elementary office for 20QR.

There are two shows: May 11 at 6:00pm and May 12 at 7:00pm.

Come on out and support ASD theatre.

Last Week of Swimming !! May 8 - 12

Last Week for After School Activities !! May 8 - 12

ASD PK-12 Fine Art Show

Starting May 1st, enjoy 19 days of beautiful student artwork.

Random selections from PreK4-IB art are on display in the ES main corridor and the HS Fine Arts area so you may take a quick glance at what’s happening in the art rooms at ASD.

The students are very proud of the work they have created and we hope you take a moment to explore our galleries.

Student library checkouts

The last day for students to check out library books will be May 19th.

ALL student books will be due on May 26th.

Sneak Peak Ahead

Coming Up


May 1-17 PK to 12 Art Show

May 8-12 Grade 1 - Gates McGinte Testing
May 8 Grade One - Writer’s Cafe
May 19 Volunteer Breakfast @ 8 am in cafeteria
May 22 PD Day for Teachers – No School for Students
May 24 Principals Coffee 8-9am in ESPR
May 24 Full Day Tuesday

May 30 Irish Story Teller Visit

June 5 Step up Day 8:10-8:40

June 7 Full Day Tuesday
June 9 Last Day of School - Student Dismissal at 11:30am – Report Cards go Home

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