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.

February 15, 2019

A Note from Ms. Davis

Dear Families,

On Friday, March 1, we will celebrate the opening of the WOW! Innovation Lab at iAcademy with a ribbon cutting ceremony! This will be a space where your children can explore, design, and create using the latest technology equipment and supplies. Thanks to a generous donation from WOW! for equipment and supplies, and our PTO for the furniture, your kids will be using Lego kits, robots, Project Lead the Way kits, 3D printers and more.

On Tuesday, March 5, we are hosting a Family Game Night! Please join us for a free pancake dinner, board games, and the book fair! It will be a great time for you to have a look in the WOW! Lab, too!

If I can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call or come by.


Cindy Davis,


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FAMILY GAME NIGHT - March 5 at 5:30 p.m.


Scenes from our National Blue Ribbon Celebration!

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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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