Hello from ACMA

December 2020

Message from Principal Paige

Hello from ACMA December 2020

Student Lunch Connections Dec 2nd 12pm

Student Connections Lunch Zoom is Wednesday, December 2nd from 12-1pm. We will be hosting a Zoom for all students who want to meet new friends and make connections with other ACMA students. Whether you are new to ACMA, or just wanting to meet new people and get to know others better, this is the place to be! Hope to see you there! The zoom link is available on the Canvas calendar.

Virtual Friday Coffee with the Principal Dec 4th 9am

Hoping you can join Principal Paige for Friday's Virtual Coffee this Friday at 9am. A Zoom Meeting Link will be sent to you via email on Thursday.

Rick Lowell, Private Eye Dec 4-6

Rick Lowell is a down-to-earth detective on the case! Over the course of a crazy couple of days, he meets a host of interesting, and sometimes deadly, characters as he works to uncover the whereabouts of a missing movie prop man. Step back in time into the world of noire radio drama. Experience the exciting action, thrilling adventure, and suspenseful intrigue with us as we bring you a bit of the 1940's to your home today. Don't miss it! Streamed To Your Home.


Directed by: Brian Bertram


December 4-5 @ 7:00pm

December 6 @ 2:00

Purchase tickets here

NHS Mentorship Letter

Dear Parents and Students new to ACMA this year,


The National Honor Society is an honors club for students in 10th through 12th grade who have; a GPA of 3.5 and above, value community service work, show good character and want to develop more leadership skills while here at ACMA. We have helped with information nights, recruiting new students, many school events, organized community service projects, helped with blood drives and run Art Days for several elementary schools in our district.


This year we are working to find new ways to help our ACMA community as well as our community at large. This letter is about one of those new ideas we had for helping out ACMA. Students new to ACMA are a great asset to our community and we look forward every year to welcoming them into our family. This year that connection is much harder to make so we have a way NHS can help. We will be setting up mentorships pods between NHS students and the new students who would like that type of relationship. The ideas is that each NHS student would be given the names of a few new students that they can email once a week or so to check in with them to see how they are doing and to answer questions they may have. As this new program progresses, we hope to find other ways for these pods of students to connect using Zoom get togethers.


This letter is to let you know what this new program is and to tell you how to sign up for it if you want to join the mentorship family. If you are interested in joining please CLICK HERE. We would like to have everyone signed up by January 4th so we can start setting up the mentorship pods. If you have any questions you can email the advisor of NHS beth_deal@beaverton.k12.or.us.


We look forward to connecting with our new ACMA family members.

Open Mic Afternoon Dec 9th at 11:00am

Join Principal Paige for the next Open Mic Afternoon on Dec 9th at 11am. Rules and guidelines are listed below. The zoom link is listed on the Canvas Calendar.
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ACMA's LGBTQ+ Advocacy Club is back!

ACMA's LGBTQ+ Advocacy Club is back! To be added to our mailing list or to ask a question, please email us at acma.advocacy@gmail.com. Meeting dates/times TBA.


Club advisors: Megan Metz & Amy Fanning

ACMA PTO Restaurant Fundraiser will be at Panda Express on Dec 11th

Our next ACMA PTO Restaurant Fundraiser will be at Panda Express at Cedar HIlls Boulevard and Barnes Road on December 11th from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm. ALL DAY.


Please see attached flyers for details. For online orders to pick up please use code 319307 and for in store orders please show a digital flyer on a mobile device or a paper copy to qualify your purchase for the 20% donation to ACMA.


Online (pick up or curbside) and in person orders will qualify for the ACMA fundraiser. Unfortunately, gift cards, delivery services, like DoorDash, Postmates, and catering will not count. Thank you everyone.

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Senior Deadline for Group Graduation Orders is Fri Dec 11th

We will have a graduation ceremony for our class of 2021. What it will look like we cannot say at this point but just like last year, we will find a way to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021. To be ready for that graduation celebration I want to make sure that each and every senior has ordered their Cap & Gown and any other graduation materials they desire.

I have reached out to our graduation supplier Jostens and requested of them one final extension of the “group order” deadline. To be clear, you may place your order later in the year, but the advantages of doing so with-the-group are:

  1. You received the lowest prices of the year.
  2. You will receive the earliest possible delivery of your order.
  3. And most importantly, you will help reduce the possibility of delays due to the pandemic.

Jostens is extending the deadline for group orders to Friday, December 11th. There are 2 ways to place your order:

  • You can go to the Jostens website – the direct ACMA link is:

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1016961/Arts-and-Communication-Magnet-Academy/

  • You can call toll-free to 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367) *

* If you wish to place your order without a payment, use this option.

Winter Break Dec 21st through Jan 1st

Last day of school for December is the 18th and students return on Monday, January 4th.

Yearbook Snap Tutorial

The ACMA Yearbook staff are looking to students to help fill the yearbook with photos. Watch the tutorial below to see how you can help.
Yearbook Snap Tutorial

PTO Fundraiser - Stocking Stuffers

ACMA PTO believes a more comfortable world is a better world. Most will agree that putting on a new pair of socks is one of the best feelings. Treat yourself, your family and your friends to these great stocking stuffers and call it a holiday. These comfy socks will keep your feet cozy all winter, while showing some school spirit. Add a matching mask in the cart while you are at it!


35% of the proceeds will be donated to help support the PTO in providing funds for supplies that students and teachers need throughout the year.


Socks: $14.99

Masks: $11.99


Click the following link to shop the different designs now thru Dec 31st.

ACMA Fundraiser – HoopSwagg

Questions? Email: acmaptofundraising@gmail.com

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Senior Yearbook Submission Guidelines - Form Below

ACMA Yearbook staff welcomes Senior submissions for the ‘20-‘21yearbook. You (or your photographer) should plan to submit one digital copy of your senior photo, baby photo, and your quote by Sunday, February 28, 2021. This is a firm deadline determined by printing dates; failure to meet deadlines risks hundreds of dollars in late fees for our program. For this reason, seniors who’ve not submitted requested items by the due date will not have such items included in the yearbook.Seniors with out a senior photo submission will have their Dorian photo featured in the Yearbook if one is on file.

Sign Up For Winter Break Meals

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Behavioral Health & Wellness, SEL, Resources for Parents

During this uncertain time, parents and caregivers are struggling to balance work, childcare and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You are not alone. The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA) and Urban Education Institute (UEI) have organized a free virtual series that aims to support parents and caregivers in managing the new normal.


Parent and Caregiver Series

Scan those Box Tops!

Box Tops can now be scanned using your grocery receipt and the Box Tops App (Apple/Android devices). It takes just a minute or two to register. Once registered, look for ARTS & COMMUNICATION MAGNET ACADEMY (in caps). Select ACMA and scan your receipts. Money will be deposited directly into ACMA's account. If you still have old Box Tops laying around, please drop them off at school. If you have questions about the Box Top Program, please contact parent volunteer, Elizabeth Williams at pdxewilliams@yahoo.com.

Daily/Weekly Bell Schedule

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A/B School Calendar 2020-2021

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