AAE Family Newsletter

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Hello AAE Families

Good evening AAE Families:

Thank you for always keeping up with our newsletters. Our goal is to always ensure that AAE parents are informed and have an accessible resource that is easy to review and revisit when needed. We hope that this newsletter is meeting those needs!

Please also always feel comfortable reaching out to us directly. Alternatively, you can always email aaemainoffice@crec.org if you have a question for the main office team or aaeadminteam@crec.org if you have a question specifically for AAE school administrators.

Thanks very much!

Your AAE Administrative Team

Annual School Climate Survey

We ask that all parents please take our annual climate survey. This survey gives us valuable feedback and guides our school's improvement planning for the future. Please expect to hear frequently from us encouraging all parents to take the survey!

2022-2023 AAE School Culture & Climate Survey

Appreciation Event for AAE Staff - December 19 & 20

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AAE Parents are planning a Hot Cocoa Bar as a way to show appreciation to the AAE staff. The festivities will take place on Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December 20th. We are asking AAE parents to sign up to donate items and time. Please visit the following link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4ba8a622a4f85-hotcoco

Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Signups

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week! Please be sure to sign up if you haven't already. This year, our Fall parent-teacher conferences will be held at the following times:

Wednesday, December 7

Early dismissal for students at 10:50 AM

Parent Conferences: 11:30 - 3:15 PM

Thursday, December 8

Early dismissal for students at 10:50 AM

Parent Conferences 11:40 - 3:30 PM AND 4:30 - 6:50 PM

AAE teachers and staff will be in person for conferences, and we encourage parents to come in person as well. If needed, we are happy to set up a conference with you via Zoom - please communicate directly with your AAE student's teacher to do so.

As a reminder, each conference is to be 15 minutes long. Parents may sign up for one conference per AAE student

To sign up for conferences for students in grade 6, please visit:


To sign up for conferences for students in grade 7, please visit:


To sign up for conferences for students in grades 8-12, please visit the following link:


PJ Day For The Kids - December 9

Families - please be aware that on Friday, December 9th (an early dismissal day) we will join many schools and workplaces across the state and region and wear our PJs to school. PJ Day for the kids was started 12 years ago as a fundraiser for CCMC's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and the funds raised support patients and families directly. Our AAE National Honor Society is organizing this fundraising effort and will ask students and community members to contribute $1 or more on PJ Day to participate. To learn more, visit https://www.connecticutchildrens.org/events/pj-day-for-the-kids/

To make a donation online, please visit AAE's customized donation page at: https://give.connecticutchildrens.org/team/466569

Krispy Kreme Donuts - Prom Fundraiser

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Prom Committee is hosting a Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser!

Here are all the details:

- We will be selling boxes of a dozen glazed Krispy Kreme donuts for $10 each

- Orders are due by Wednesday, December 7th and donuts will be available for pickup on Thursday, December 15th after school and Friday, December 16th during the day.

- To order, complete this form and then give (cash) payment to Miss Latournes (Room 349) or Miss Guay (Room 229). Your donuts will NOT be ordered unless you submit payment by December 7th.

- Family and friends are more than welcome to order, but all orders must be attached to an AAE community member who will be responsible for submitting payment and picking up the donuts.

Please reach out to Miss Latournes (PLatournes@crec.org) or Miss Guay (EGuay@crec.org) with any questions!

ORDER FORM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAKQ5_N8z5ktTch96CfMUA-wcCSKqhEfCNFCnkRPHJaiOVBQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thanks for your support!!

Miss Latournes and Miss Guay, on behalf of Prom Committee

November Students of the Month

Every month we highlight students from each grade for upholding our school pillars; Act with Respect, Aspire for Greatness and Engage in Active Learning. The following students were awarded in these categories.

Act with Respect

Jordan Gagne, Joy Pollard, Zeal Adaakwah, Myrakle Alvarez, Naomi Cortes, Tim Balnis and Dylan Maull

Aspire for Greatness

Raina Young-Scott, Kah'lil Steele, Pipper Padgett, Anya Djatiev, Sujay Chava, Alaine Dingwall and Zumara Woodson

Engage in Active Learning

Ethan Altius, Brandon Martinez, Jayati Dubey, Kevin Vasquez, Tobias Armata, Madhumita Muralidharan and Abigail Ortega

Congratulations to all of these students!

Consequences and Rewards for In School Behaviors

Dear AAE Families,

We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and loved ones. As we return to school, we are reaching out to thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to implement our tardiness and detention policies. In recent weeks, we have seen a precipitous decline in the numbers of students arriving tardy to two or more of their classes each day. It is our hope that this trend will continue as we maintain the current policy.

As we continue to encourage students’ timely arrival to classes, we are also developing policies to address students who skip classes and those who leave class without permission. These infractions and their consequences can be found in the matrix below. It is our hope that clear policies and their consistent implementation will result in improved student attendance and promote favorable academic outcomes.

Parent notification of detentions for class tardies and ISS for skipped classes will occur via e-mail each afternoon. It is vitally important that you verify the accuracy of your e-mail address in PowerSchool. In the event you believe your child has been issued a consequence as the result of an attendance error, please reach out to the teacher who recorded the attendance in question. We hold firm in our steadfast commitment to the safety and success of all students and are appreciative of your ongoing support. Please reach out to a member of the administrative team with any questions or concerns.

Thank you and Parent Support

As parents we appreciate your support in our efforts. We ask that you speak with your AAE students about this ahead of time to reinforce the importance of being on time to class and general good behavior at school.

Thank you!

Adam Johnson, Principal

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Middle School Sports: Winter Sports Registration and Beginning of Season

Students who want to participate in one of our Winter Sports need to register through the Final Forms Website: https://crecmagnet-ct.finalforms.com

Students have an option of playing Basketball or Indoor Track. All athletes need to have an up to date physical on file to play.

Registration runs through December 9.

First day of practice will be after school on December 12.

ALSO…put Dec. 8 from 7-8 PM on your calendar for the AAE Winter Sports Parent Information Night. This meeting will be held virtually and we will cover schedules, transportation, pick-up procedures, and grade/attendance/behavior requirements. Also, each team’s coach will have some time to share specific team information. Invitations will be sent out next weekend to all registered athletes.

Contact Mr. Campbell (ccampbell@CREC.org) with any questions.

Grade 12 School Counseling Information

Grade 12 Counseling News:

· Senior students who took the SAT on October 27th can now view their scores online by logging into their College Board Account on www.collegeboard.org . If you do not remember your password, please contact the College Board directly at 1-866-630-9305.

  • The FAFSA application for Federal Student Aid is now available to complete online at www.FAFSA.gov. This form is REQUIRED in order for students to receive any form of Financial Aid (Scholarships, grants, loans, work-study) from the post-secondary program they attend. This includes 4 year colleges, 2 year community colleges, trade schools, and other training programs. Our goal is for 100% of AAE senior students to complete this form.

  • Mr. Rich Serrano, CREC’s College and Career Readiness Coordinator, is available on Mondays by appointment to assist students and families in completing this form if needed. He is available for in-person or Zoom meetings. Please contact him directly to schedule an appointment at

  • Please remember to check the Class of 2023 Schoology Page for new and upcoming scholarships. Several were posted just this week! Here is how to access:
    • Log into your Student Schoology Account à Click on Class of 2023 Page à Click on Materials Tab on the left à Click on the Scholarship Folder.
    • Within the Scholarship Folder, descriptions and links for scholarships can be found in each posting. This is your opportunity to earn FREE money for college above and beyond your financial aid package. Do not miss this opportunity to avoid student loans and GET YOUR COLLEGE PAID FOR FREE!!

  • Students MUST log all college acceptances and denials in Naviance by doing the following:
    • Log into Navianceà Click on “Colleges I am Applying To”à Go to application column and click on “Edit”à Enter the result and click “Save”

After School Tutoring

We have several teachers available for tutoring and homework help; permission forms are required; they are available in the main office or contact Mr. Copeland at cocopeland@crec.org.

After School Tutoring Schedule

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High School Clubs

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Student Absence Protocol

If your student will be absent please email the main office at aaemainoffice@crec.org. Thank you.

Middle School Winter Sports

Have a middle schooler interested in basketball or indoor track? Sign up to compete! We offer boys' and girls' basketball as well as boys' and girls' indoor track. Use FinalForms.com to upload the appropriate paperwork. Registration needs to be in by December 20th. The sooner you sign up, the better! Look for a pre-season meeting for all sports around late November.

Important Upcoming Dates and Details

Wednesday, December 7, Thursday December 8 & Friday December 9 - Early Dismissal

Wednesday, December 7 & Thursday December 8 - Family Conferences

Friday, December 23 - Monday, January 2 - No School for Winter Break

As a reminder, students dismiss at 10:50 AM on early dismissal days.

PDF: CREC Magnet Schools District Calendar 2022-2023

Aerospace Community Learning Center- After School Program

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