The Sandbox

A newsletter for families and friends of iAcademy @ AES!

sand·box - ˈsan(d)ˌbäks/


1. NORTH AMERICAN - a shallow box or hollow in the ground partly filled with sand for children to play in.

2. COMPUTING - a safe place to create, collaborate, and test your ideas.

August 5, 2019

A Note from Ms. Davis

Dear Families,

Welcome back to school! We have moved most everything from our campus on Madison Street, unpacked, set up, and are busy getting the final details ready for you! It has been a busy summer. We are excited to begin this next chapter of AES on our temporary campus!

Our Pre-K Meet the Teacher Night is Monday, August 5, at 5:00 and 6:00. The teachers mailed letters to notify your family which time to be there. Please park in the lot off of East Forrest Street if there are no spaces in the front of the school. The Pre-K meeting will begin in the cafeteria for each session for an overview of arrival and dismissal information.


For students in Kindergarten - 3rd grade, class lists will be posted on Tuesday, August 6, before Meet the Teacher Night. Kindergarten and First Grades will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the gym. We will have a brief orientation meeting with some important traffic and beginning school information and then you will be dismissed to visit classrooms. We plan for K/1 to be finished by 5:45 so that the 2/3 families can park and have time to visit their classrooms.

The 2/3 grade meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the gym and then you will be dismissed to visit classrooms. The 2/3 meeting should end by 6:55. Please park in the parking lot on East Forrest Street by the football field and gym.


Since this campus is new to everyone, we have not planned a special session for new families this year. I am always happy to meet with you at any time, so please do not hesitate to ask questions and contact me via email ( or by calling the school (256-233-6609).

We are looking forward to seeing you! This is going to be FUN!


Cindy Davis,


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Morning Carline

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Afternoon Carline

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Would you like to serve in the Parent/Teacher Organization? We need you! Our officers are retiring and we need a new set of worker bees. Please let Ms. Davis know if you are interested.

School begins at 7:45 a.m. Students are tardy at 7:50 a.m.

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Publix will donate funds to AES!

Simply sign up for a account and select Athens Elementary under your account settings. Then enter your phone number at checkout and they will donate a portion of each sale to iAcademy!

Thank you to WOW! for helping fund our INNOVATION LAB!

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Thank you to our school partner, Lawler's Barbecue, for your support!

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Please consider setting up AmazonSmile. When you choose and select the Athens City Schools Foundation, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Foundation.

It's very easy:

1. Login in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

2. On your first visit to, you will be prompted to select your charitable organization. You may have to type in Athens City Schools Foundation and then make the selection.

That is it! From then on, a portion of your purchases made using that login will be donated to the Athens City Schools Foundation.

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