ASPIRE 5 Weekly News

May 30, 2016

Dates to Remember:

May 31 - 5th grade celebration @ NRH2O

June 1 - All School Celebration

June 2 - 5th grade graduation and last day of school

June 3 - ASPIRE Academy Annual K-5 Swim Party @Bedford Splash

NRH2O = Sunscreen + Sunscreen + Sunscreen

A Peek at Last Week

In Science:

This week the Scholars continue to work on their shoebox science fair project. We look forward to their presentations on Wednesday!

In Humanities:

This week the Scholars continued our study of the Bill of Rights as part of our Celebrate Freedom Week. As a final activity in our character study this week the Scholars designed an iPhone for their character. They chose background pictures for the home screen and the lock screen. They decided on "must have apps" that their character would need as well as text messages from other characters and songs in a playlist. Each choice was justified by character traits and choices.

Red Nose Day

May 26 was Red Nose Day across the nation. All of 5th grade spent the day increasing their awareness of the impact of poverty on children. We had a great speaker from FUMC -GV that talked about the weekend food program they developed. This program uses hundreds of volunteers over the year and packs bags of healthy food choices for students that have food insecurities.

The scholars spent time traveling through rotations that included team building, more information about how poverty impacts us at home as well as globally and earning grains of rice at

5th Grade Graduation Information

Graduation Day is Thursday! The following is a general schedule for the day so that you can make your own plans accordingly. Please note that there is a chance that the ceremony and parade will take longer than expected and will therefore not end by 9:45am. The only definite times are those marked with a double asterisk. (**)

8:15 Graduation Ceremony/Parade/Reception/Informal Photos **

9:45 Back to room to change clothes and apply sunscreen

10:00 Outside for Celebration

11:00 Lunch served **

11:45 Bus-riders leave unless they have alternate transportation arranged in advance **

12:30 Celebration Ends/Clean-Up/Dismissal **

ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party

Come Celebrate Another Wonderful School Year at the 3rd Annual K-5th ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party!

Bedford Splash Waterpark and Pool

2801 Forest Ridge Dr., Bedford TX

Friday, June 3rd from 7:30pm-9:30pm

We do need your help! Please volunteer supplies and/or a little of your time at:

Speaking of Swimming...

Bathing Suit Donations

The daughter of Jayne Wiliky, a kindergarten teacher here, will be working at a camp for homeless children this summer. They are in need of bathing suits for the campers, ages 6-14. The bathing suits do not have to be new, so if you have any at your home that your children have outgrown, please consider donating them. They need all different sizes, even adult sizes would work. You can send them into school any time before the last day. I know they would appreciate your help if you are able.

CTMS Gym Clothes

Note from CTMS:

Below is information if you are interested in purchasing gym clothes through CTMS for next year. There is also the option of wearing any CTMS shirt (or a solid gray) and black shorts.

The website will be open on June 6th and remain open until the end of June. The clothing will be delivered at registration.




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