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ACP MIDDLE SCHOOL - August 5th, 2022

*DEDICATION*GROWTH*COMMUNITY*

Message from the Principal

Dear Knights,


At the Curriculum 'K'Night, a parent shared 'once a Knight, always a Knight' as the answer to my question, "what is something special about ACP". That is 100% correct. That phrase, "once a knight, always a knight" has in it the pride we have in being ACP Knights. We set the standard for everyone else. Our standards are simple. We come prepared to learn, treat everyone with kindness and put forth our personal best effort towards reaching our individual successes. I see examples of this daily when you help pick up trash after someone, ask questions in class when you don't understand or attend tutoring because you didn't perform as you wanted to on an assignment or assessment. My absolute favorite is when I hear you greet each other and the staff daily whether it is when you come onto campus or when leave the campus. Even though it is hot and you are anxious about getting on your buses to go home, I appreciate the time you take to wish me good day back. So, thank you for being you and bringing your best effort everyday. Whether some one is watching you or not, continue being the Knight you are!!


Our cash for classrooms is coming to a close. If you didn't get a chance to contribute, make sure to bring your money in on Monday. You get a free dress Friday on August 12 if you contribute. See attached for more information. Here is a video with information as well.


Parents - Thank you so much for following the traffic flow. I hope you have noticed the increased efficiency at both drop off and pick up. I am including a few reminders below:

  • If you turn right onto our campus, you will continue the right pathway and if you turn left onto our campus, you will continue the left pathway. There are three traffic flows - #1, #2, #3, use whichever is the most convenient for you during both drop off and pick up.
  • During drop off, please drop off your student at the nearest gate - do not wait until you reach the front.
  • Do not park in the neighborhoods and then walk across major streets to pick up students.
  • Students MUST be picked up by 3:00pm daily unless they are scheduled for after school activities.


BSN sports is offering a 20% discount for ACP apparel. Check out their website if interested.


Picture day is here. For more information, see the attached flyer.


Manjula K Reddy

Principal

ACP Middle School

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ACP UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday - August 8th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2



Tuesday - August 9th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 1

YEARBOOK PICTURES

Power Hour w/ Mitchell Room B104 - Ends @ 3:50 pm


Wednesday - August 10th

Odd Block Schedule - Periods 0, 1, 3, 5

6th Grade Specials - Special 1 & Special 2

Power Hour w/ Tatar Room M5 - Ends @ 3:50 pm


Thursday - August 11th

Even Block Schedule - Periods 0, 2, 4, 6

No 6th Grade Specials

Power Hour w/ Palacios Room D104 - Ends @ 3:50 pm


Friday - August 12th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2


On the Horizon:

EARLY RELEASE - August 16th @ 11:51 am (Buses run early)

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Parent Roundtables

I host monthly-ish parent Q & A sessions or roundtables where we collaborate on a number of topics. I host these meetings virtually for your convenience. Hope to 'see' everyone at these meetings. See below for dates and times:


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Athletics

Monday - August 8th


Tuesday - August 9th

Q1 Sports Pictures

Mandatory Parent Meeting @ 4:30pm in the ACP Cafeteria


Wednesday - August 10th


Thursday - August 11th


Friday - August 12th

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YEARBOOK SALES BY PREORDER ONLY - JOSTENS

Early is good! Get ahead-of-the-game and check "order yearbook" off your list. In order for a student to get a yearbook the last week of school, parents/students must order on-line.

Online orders will start in August.


Cost: For those that preorder early, the cost of the yearbook will start at $42.00 for a limited time. (Payment Plan Avail.)


When: Yearbooks will go on sale August 2nd through December 31st through Jostens website.


How: Students/Parents can go online to www.jostensyearbooks.com

to order a yearbook. Be sure to maintain a copy of your emailed receipt as proof of purchase. Order now to ensure that your student receives a yearbook. Families may pay with a debit or credit card by going online to Jostens’ and selecting Arizona College Prep—MIDDLE SCHOOL.


Delivery: Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school ONLY to those students who pre-ordered their book.


Order your yearbook early for the best deals!

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POWER HOUR REGISTRATION - AUGUST

Power Hour is an academic support we provide at ACP Middle School on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Power Hour runs from 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm Tuesday-Thursdays. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:50 pm at parent pick-up.

Notes:

  • These are not instructor led sessions and parents must provide student transportation.
  • In order to attend, all students must signup weekly through signup genius. Students may only be signed-up for 1 week at a time.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE POWER HOUR SIGNUP GENIUS REGISTRATION FOR AUGUST


NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PICKUP YOUR STUDENT PROMPTLY AT 3:50 PM.

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CLUB INFORMATION

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ACP MIDDLE SCHOOL- BOOSTER CLUB MESSAGE

Connect with Us!

Stay informed with events sponsored by ACP Middle School Boosters


Fundraising at the Chandler Mall through School Cents

Any purchase you make at the Chandler Mall earns us money.

  • Runs July 1, 2022 thru January 15, 2023.
  • Drop off your receipt in the box by the elevator in the mall
  • If there is no box, hold on to your receipts
  • Look for updates on our Facebook page


Copy Room Volunteers Needed

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ACP Middle School Site Council Meeting

1st 2022-2023 Site Council will be on 08/09/2022 at 5:00pm in the Media Center. Agenda items proposed - MTSS action plan, review AASA data & Tax Credit account balance.

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FOOD & NUTRITION MEALS

Due to changes in USDA regulations, Universal Free meals have not been extended to the 2022-23 school year. As of July 20th, the below meal prices will be in effect*


Breakfast Pricing: Meal Cost

All Grades (K-12) $2.00


Lunch Pricing: Meal Cost

Middle School Combo $3.25


Families may view the ala carte menu items with prices and view the daily lunch menu using the link below. Should you have any additional questions, you may contact ACP Middle School's cafeteria manager at: martinezcorona.maira@cusd80.com


Please click on the link below for more information on the school nutritional program and frequently asked questions.

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24/7 TUTORING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

Chandler Unified School District is pleased to partner with NetTutor to offer free online, on demand 24/7 tutoring.


NetTutor offers K-12 CUSD students live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. Tutors are subject matter experts trained in how to translate tutoring best practices and learning strategies to support students online.


FOR ACCESS TO FREE ONLINE TUTORING:


  • Click here to access Clever
  • Log into your student’s GSE account
  • Click on the NetTutor Icon (you may have to scroll down)
  • Click “I Agree” after reading the terms and conditions to continue (first time only)
  • Click on the course or subject area in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts
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HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL - LIMITED BUILDING CAPACITY IN LIBRARY

The Hamilton Library is operating at limited building capacity. Parents and students should plan on an alternate location should they need a place to go after school. This means many of our afterschool Hamilton bus riders. Please plan accordingly. For more information, please visit their website: https://www.chandlerlibrary.org

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PLEASE MAKE A TAX CREDIT DONATION TO ACP MIDDLE SCHOOL

Arizona tax law allows individual taxpayers to claim a nonrefundable tax credit for making contributions or paying fees directly to a public school in AZ for support of eligible activities and programs.


At the junior high level, the school office is unable to reallocate / redirect funds without parent and district approval. Be sure to select the specific fee for the activity where you want your payment applied. Sports fees are assigned quarterly and club fees are assigned once established.


When paying fees online (band/ orchestra, club or athletics fees, etc.), please consider making an additional contribution to our general fund in December to reach the maximum credit allowable.

http://az01001175.schoolwires.net/page/1131


Once you have paid all outstanding fees for ACP Middle School or if you have a family member that resides in AZ, please consider making an additional tax credit contribution to ACP's general fund before December 31st. If you are able to make your tax contributions prior to the end of the calendar year, your donation would be greatly appreciated. It will help give us a jump start on some of our essential extracurricular activities. We have set a goal to collect approximately $50,000.00 this school year and hope that you will be willing to help us meet our goal. Thank you for supporting your child and ACP Middle School!


Tax Credit Basics…

A tax credit donation is a full refund, not a deduction. Contributions eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not to the state or school district. To participate or learn more, follow the link listed below to donate online or you can complete the enclosed form and submit your contribution at your convenience.


http://www.cusd80.com/taxcredit


Arizona Law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per year if filing status is “Married, filing Joint Return;” $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is “Single of Head of Household;” and $200 per calendar year if filing status is “Married filing separate returns.” These contributions fund extracurricular activities in public schools and greatly impact our school community and our students.

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Counseling & Social Work Department Update

The Counseling and Social Services department has a monthly wellness newsletter for caregivers and families called Medieval Monthly. The newsletter will provide ideas, tips, tricks, and resources on how to best support your ACP Middle School student. You can find ACP’s most current Medieval Monthly by visiting the ACP Middle School website and looking under “Our Staff” and “Counseling and Social Services.”


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE COUNSELING & SOCIAL SERVICES WEBPAGE

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

CUSD Virtual Calming Room


Our counselors are here to support all ACP students.

Margot O'Donnal

Kerry Grimes