Advantage Arts Academy | April 14, 2020
IN THIS ISSUE:
We know that this may be a stressful time for your family and we want you to know we are thinking of you. Please don't hesitate to reach out - we are here for you.
Updates in this newsletter include:
- Principal's Corner
- Thank You Challenge
- Online Information Meetings (Wednesday, April 15th)
- Construction Update
I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve the community and to be the Director/Principal of Advantage Arts Academy. Throughout my life I have worked with children in some capacity from day care, church service, preschool, elementary school teacher, and K-12 Administrator. I love all stages of child development from learning to walk, to learning to stand on their own two feet and making lifelong decisions for their future. I find that my passion and happy place is with Elementary students. I am so excited to be opening Advantage Arts Academy and to provide your children with the opportunity to learn in a way that is engaging and will build their interpersonal skills to prepare them to be strong, independent adults.
As I have grown throughout my life, I have developed much like a butterfly, from a slow and scared caterpillar, afraid to take risks, to a strong and independent butterfly that spreads their wings and fly. My goal is to help every child find their wings. I want them to know that making mistakes and growing from those mistakes are part of the process. I want them to know that life is full of many beautiful colors such as the butterfly wings and that they create those colors in their own life through the process of learning. I know that we will stumble and will have situations where we may not seem successful but if we will push through those times and work together, we will create a school and community that will help children grow and learn. I am excited to support the process of art integration within learning the content standards. As a child, the arts brought me great joy and freedom. I often painted, danced, or sang to express myself. Through art the students will learn and discover the many beautiful colors of their wings.
Family is one of the most important aspects of my life. One of my greatest blessings is my own family. I have a supportive husband and three beautiful children. I have also been blessed with twin grandsons and another grandson that will enter our family this September. We love spending time together whether at the beach or watching any baseball, basketball, or football game. They are my life and my joy.
Family is the center of my world and I want to honor the families of the Advantage Arts. We will work together to create a school that is a support for your children in your absences during the day. I have an open-door policy and will be here to listen, support, and problem solve to best support the learning of your child.
Thank you for choosing Advantage Arts Academy and wanting a better way of learning for your child. Thank you for giving your child the Advantage of learning. Together we can help the children find their colors of strengths, learn to the highest level of their capacity, and create a community that supports the arts in learning and finding the beauty within ourselves.
Principal Lisa Evans
THANK YOU CHALLENGE
Take a few minutes to write and illustrate a thank you letter to someone who is an essential worker (healthcare workers, police officer, firefighter, grocery store worker, restaurant worker, postal worker, military, etc.).
Thank them for putting others before themselves and for helping take care of us through this time. Take a picture of your letter before you give it to the essential worker and post on our FaceBook or Instagram.
Make sure you tag your posts with #thankyou and #advantagearts.
ONLINE INFORMATION MEETINGS
Wednesday, April 15th, 4pm
This is an online event.
Can't attend in person? Connect with us online to learn more about the school:
Join via Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 271 871 1970
Mobile: +1 669 900 9128
We will also be holding additional online meetings in March! Meetings will be held on the following dates:
- April 15th at 4 PM
- April 18th at 10 AM
- April 20th at 9 AM
- April 22nd at 2 PM
- April 25th at 3 PM
- April 27th at 8 PM
- April 29th at 2 PM
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Over the next few weeks we will see significant finishing touches that make the building look less like a construction site and more like a school building. Drive by the building and see the changes that are being made. Here are some of the changes we have seen this week.
The painting of the first floor is beautiful and almost complete. Glass is being installed throughout the building from the front entrance to the library. The classrooms on the east side of the building are starting to take shape and look like classrooms with the addition of he ceilings.
Outside the construction company is preparing to pour asphalt. On the next tour at the end of this week, the asphalt may be done. As you drive by you may also see they have done some of the landscaping has been put in and sprinklers are being laid down so that more landscaping will be added.
The building is becoming a place for your children to grow and thrive. Join us this Friday, 4-17 at 3:30pm for another FaceBook Live tour to see the inside of the building and all the process that has been made.
Reminder: If you have been accepted please complete the registration process ASAP!
We are happy to help you anytime or answer any questions you may have. Please contact us so we can walk you through the process.
We still have limited seats available for fall 2020. Please share with your friends, family members, and neighbors so they have the best chance possible to secure their spot at Advantage Arts!