AROUND THE REALM KNIGHTLY NEWS

July 29th, 2022

* DEDICATION * GROWTH * COMMUNITY *

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...

Dear Knights,


Thank you so much for attending the Curriculum Night last night. We hope it was informative and were able to get your questions answered. As I said last night, we firmly believe in having strong partnerships with our families to provide the best experience for our students.


When thanking some parents for partnering with us last year, I neglected to mention Ms. Rima Desai who brought her expertise in the executive functioning skills area. Students played games and learned time management skills as well as other emotional intelligence skills.


We will be running the cash for classrooms campaign beginning Monday, August, 1, 2022. See attached for more information. Here is a video with information as well.


Parents - we need your help with drop off and pick up. I am adding some helpful tips below in addition to the map. If we follow the map and these simple guidelines, it will ensure for a smooth drop off and pick up while also alleviating undue traffic preventing movement. I appreciate those of you that have been following this from day 1.


  • 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. Please do not deviate from this. IT causes an ebb in the traffic flow and it would be essentially akin to you cutting off all of the cars that were ahead of you. Remember, there are three traffic flows - #1, #2, #3. Use whichever is the most convenient for you.
  • During drop off, please drop off your student at the nearest gate (make sure to drop off at a side walk) - traffic flow #1 will drop off for students to enter through the gym gates, any of the traffic flow #2 near the gym gates should also drop off for entry through the gym gates - do not wait until you get to the front gates. Once you drop off, turn slightly left to exit (it will be parallel to your drop off lane - the path is wide enough for essentially two lanes)
  • Do not park in the neighborhoods and then walk across major streets to pick up students - we do not have a cross walk and Chandler PD does issue citations if caught


Action Items:

  • Parents - Please complete your Annual Update for Emergency Cards. Please login to your parent portal account and click on “More”, Then click on “Emergency and Health Update”. Please only select Emergency Health Update and NOT registration. When answering Yes/No to Internet Permission – Please select “YES” as your student will need to connect to the internet with their devices on campus. If you are unable to login to your parent portal or have forgotten your password, please email me at ferguson.mechael@cusd80.com I will reset your account and email you step by step instructions.


Manjula K Reddy

Principal

ACP Middle School

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Power Hour - Registration for July & August

Power Hour is an academic support we provide at ACP Middle School on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Power Hour runs from 2:50 pm to 3:50 pm Tuesday-Thursday. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:50 pm at parent pick-up. They cannot be picked up early.


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 YOU PICKUP YOUR STUDENT PROMPTLY AT 3:50 PM.

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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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YEARBOOK PICTURES - August 9th

Students will take their yearbook pictures on Tuesday, August 9th. Picture Packets will be sent home with students next week. Look for them in their backpacks. Our 7th & 8th graders will have their picture taken during their Spanish class and 6th graders will have pictures taken through Mrs. Tatar's class instruction time. Should your student be absent, our make-up picture date is in October and will be announced at a later date.


Note: Please remind your student that they will need to be in their school uniform for yearbook pictures.

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Upcoming Events

Monday - August 1st

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 1

Q1 Sports Tryouts


Tuesday - August 1st

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2

Q1 Sports Tryouts

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


Wednesday - August 1st

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

6th Grade Specials - Special 1 & Special 2

Q1 Sports Tryouts

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


Thursday - August 1st

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

No 6th Grade Specials

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


Friday - August 1st

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 1


On the Horizon:

August 9th - Yearbook Pictures, Q1 Athletics Pictures and Parent Meeting & 1st Site Council Meeting

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Athletics

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Club Info

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Booster Club Information

Connect with Us!

Stay informed with events sponsored by ACP Middle School Boosters


Join Us!

ACP Middle School Booster Club supports events for the students and staff at ACP Middle School throughout the year.

  • Want to help in another way - be part of a committee, help with an event or something else (copy room), let us know!
  • Email us at acpmbooster@gmail.com with what position you are interested in or how you would like to be involved.
  • Volunteer in-person or from the comfort of your home


2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR EVENTS


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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YEARBOOK SALES BY PRE-ORDER 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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Counseling & Social Services Department Updates

Please read the counseling and social services August monthly newsletter on our website (it has been hyperlinked her for your convenience).

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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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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.

ACP Parents

All extracurricular activity fees for students are now paid online thru the InTouch Fee Payment System accessible through the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus.


Student fees for the 2022-2023 school year will begin being posted in August.

Fees for music, clubs, sports, and field trip fees, etc. are assigned separately throughout the school year.


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.


If you are reading this, first thank you and second you are a winner. Please email me so I can give you your prize.

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