Hello from ACMA

January 2020

Message from Principal Paige

Hello from ACMA, January 2020
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First Friday Coffee on Jan 10th

Join Principal Bjorn in the library at 7:30am to hear what he has to say about the current happenings at ACMA.

Monthly PTO Meeting - January 14th 7pm

You will learn about what is happening, ask questions, meet other parents, listen to Principal Bjorn or simply just hang out. We'll meet in the Library.

Open Mic Night Jan 17th

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No School Jan 20th & 27th

January 20th - Holiday/Schools Closed

January 27th - Grading Day/No Students

Student Choreography Showcase - January 24th

Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. This years showcase is all about saying goodbye to past years and bringing in the new decade with "20/20 Vision".
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Winter Formal - Friday, Jan 31st

Winter Formal will take place on January 31st from 7:30pm - 10:00pm. The formal is for High School students (grades 9-12th). If you plan to invite a guest you will need to fill out a guest pass. These will be available in the Main Office on 1/15/20 and will be due by 1/30/20. Tickets are $20/per person and will be available for purchase on 1/28/20 during 2nd lunch.
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2020 Spectacular Parade - February 7 & 8, 2020

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ACMA’s only all-school fundraiser of the year

Doors open: 6pm

Show begins: 7pm

3 acts, 2 intermissions, and one grand finale!

We can’t wait to see you at the 2020 Spectacular Parade! The evening features three acts and two intermissions, with every art form at ACMA represented.

The Spectacular is our only all-school fundraiser of the year (replacing the auction), and 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales support school programs, students, and teachers.

The evening will feature student performances and a showcase of interactive/hands-on art experiences.

Ticket price: $45 and can now be purchased on the ACMA PTO website

Spectacular - Volunteer Needs

Hailing all parents and students! We need student and parent volunteers for both nights of our 2020 Spectacular on Feb 7th and 8th! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and ACMA's only all school collaboration, so your help is vital. We need 60+ volunteers each night for the lobby experience, and have 20 different booths/areas to staff, so there's lots to choose from!


Adults need to be approved by the Beaverton School District Volunteer Background Check BEFORE you can sign up to volunteer. After you have been approved, you can sign up for everything through Better Impact. Go to "Opportunities" and select "Opportunity list", select "Arts and Communication Magnet Academy", and scroll down to "Spectacular! Feb 7th and 8th 2020" to volunteer.


Students cannot sign up using Better Impact, so I have created a sheet online using VolunteerSignup.com. Please click here for STUDENT volunteer opportunities. To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.


Act fast before your favorite booth is taken! There are less than 5 weeks until the only all school collaboration and biggest fund raising event of the year! Your help to make this a success is greatly appreciated!


Please contact Lorien Tenney, Jami Curl, or Jessica Dunn with any questions.


Lorien Tenney

VP of Operations | ACMA PTO

Member at Large | ACMA Theater Parent Group

Hey Seniors! Yearbook Submission Guidelines

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Inclement Weather Information

The District generally posts the announcement of delayed school opening or school closure by 5:30 a.m. All Portland Metro area media outlets announce the information on TV newscasts and online.


The District makes decisions based on the ability to operate school buses safely; the ability for students and parents to get to school safely, and the ability for employees to get to work safely and on time. The decision that is made will be for the entire District. As always, parents may choose to make different decisions based on their particular location.


The District will notify parents and staff via SchoolMessenger with a Non-School Hours Emergency message. Please manage your communication preferences in SchoolMessenger InfoCenter.


For the latest inclement weather information:

Report Cards are Going Paperless

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The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, you will need to do that by January 2020.


There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVue account. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. You will be able to view grades days after grading days, rather than wait up to two weeks for a report card to come by mail or in your child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.


Please contact your school if you need help setting up or accessing your ParentVUE account or need assistance with a printed copy. We will be sharing more information about this transition in the coming weeks.

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Las boletas de calificaciones se enviarán electrónicamente y no en papel

El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton está haciendo la transición a las boletas de calificaciones electrónicas para todos los estudiantes. De ahora en adelante usted podrá obtener las boletas de calificaciones electrónicas a través de la aplicación ParentVUE (por celular y computadora). Si todavía no ha configurado su cuenta de ParentVUE, deberá hacerlo antes de enero de 2020.

Tenemos recursos e instrucciones sobre cómo configurar una cuenta de ParentVue. Por favor consulte la sección de Preguntas Frecuentes donde podrá encontrar esta información.

Hay varios beneficios de solo recibir las boletas de calificaciones de manera electrónica. Usted las podrá ver de tres a cuatro días hábiles después de los días de calificación, en lugar de esperar hasta dos semanas para recibir una boleta de calificaciones por correo o en la mochila de su hijo. Además, deshacerse de la opción de papel ayuda al medio ambiente y es mas económico para el Distrito.

Por favor comuníquese con su escuela si necesita ayuda para configurar o entrar a su cuenta de ParentVUE o si necesita ayuda con una copia impresa. Estaremos compartiendo más información sobre esta transición en las próximas semanas.

Informational Flyers (Click to Enlarge)

A/B Day Calendar

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Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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