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.

April 25, 2019

A Note from Ms. Davis

Dear Families,

It's official! The ACS Board is planning to build a new school for Athens Elementary! We will be moving to a temporary campus (at the old AMS on Forrest Street) over the summer so that this building can be torn down and the new site prepped for new construction.

More details about the specifics of how we will transition to the temporary campus will be coming soon.

We have a busy close of school ahead of us. Please check out the calendar of events and ordering deadlines for our yearbook, supply kits, and field day shirts below.

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


Cindy Davis,


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Field Day Order Form - Due May 3rd!

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The LIMO Riders!

Good luck testing, 3rd grade!

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This year's book is

  • 40 color pages
  • a softcover
  • made with the help of student editors
  • full of pictures and memories
  • a limited number of copies
  • $20 per yearbook - checks are payable to AES

Order forms can be picked up in the office.


1 Eagles Nest PreK field trip to Gullian Farms

6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

7 3rd grade trip to downtown - ARS Celebrate Alabama event

8 Progress Reports go home

9 2nd grade trip to downtown - ARS Celebrate Alabama event

12 Mother's Day

13 AR Party

15 Elementary Academy Lottery

16 AR Day

17 Field Day

27 Memorial Day Holiday

29 2nd grade trip to the McWane Center

30 PreK Celebration


3 Awards Day

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Summer School will be June 17-20 and 24-27

Kinder Kamp will be July 29 - August 1

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Would you like to serve in the Parent/Teacher Organization? We need you! Our officers are retiring and we need a new set of worker bees. Please let Ms. Davis know if you are interested.

Have you seen something like this in your child's backpack?

Order your supplies for next year NOW! It's so much easier and costs less for quality products when they are purchased in bulk.

Kindergarten Supply List

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First Grade Supply List

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Second Grade Supply List

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Third Grade Supply List

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Fourth Grade Supply List

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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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