Arbor Springs January Newsletter

2017-2018: Continuous Learning and Growth for All!

Our Mission: Arbor Springs Committed to Student Success.

Our Vision: We ensure the success of each student by providing high-level, engaging work for all learners and leaders to meet the needs of all stakeholders.

From Dr. Durrance and Dr. Tarleton

Updates from Arbor Springs!


Flu season is upon us! Please take precautions such as handwashing, covering your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and cleaning surfaces carefully. Click here for a link to a great parent's guide to the flu, from Nurse Rebecca.


Our Academic Bowl team has performed very well so far this year! In the first two meets, they have placed first both times! We are looking forward to one more meet in Villa Rica Thursday, February 8.


Congratulations to our students who participated in the Technology Fair! Participants include the following:

Robby Knight, 3D Modeling, 1st place

Nysha Reddy, Productivity Design, 1st place

Bryson Takvorian, Internet Applications, 1st place

Isaac Cisneros, Multimedia Applications, 1st place

Olivia Nguyen, Internet Applications, 2nd place

Andrew Becker, Productivity Design, 2nd place

Kaitlin Lange, Multimedia Applications, 3rd place

Mason Law, Video Production, Participation Award

Dylan Bake, Video Production, Participation Award


Thanks to all of you who participated in our parent version of the student health survey! Also, the results of our weather make-up day survey indicate that the majority of parents would prefer not to make up the days during Mid-Winter Break, so we will have our full break in February. Teachers will focus on prioritizing the curriculum so that all students are prepared for the next grade.


Check out our cute kindergarten students on what we counted as the 100th day of school (January 29th). After missing six days, it was hard to decide when to celebrate it!


As always, thank you for your support and involvement in Arbor Springs!

Dr. Durrance and Dr. Tarleton

Mrs. Clay's Counseling Corner

February is Black History Month! Black History Month celebrates the contributions made by African Americans and people of African descent around the world. Remember to recognize and honor the various African Americans that have made a significant impact in history throughout the years.


National School Counseling Week 2018, "Helping Students Reach for the Stars," will be celebrated from Feb. 5-9, 2018, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.


Swimming in a School of Character:


This month’s character word is courage. Courage is to meet a challenge without giving into fear. Having courage means that children will be brave as they meet new experiences, difficult situations, and/or dangerous encounters. Also, courage may involve being firm because of strong moral convictions. In either case, there may be feelings of fear, anxiety, or apprehension. Below are some tips to help help teach courage:

Help them see their own courage.

Make a family practice of connecting and contributing.

Self-reflect in the presence of your children.

Model doing what is right for you, even when it isn’t popular with your child.

(Parent Map, 2013)


Jr. BETA Reminders:

No February Meeting

BETA and Pre-K Bake Sale- Thursday, February 8

Next BETA Meeting Thursday, March 1 2:30-3:25 in Mrs. Householder’s room

Community Service Logs Due March 26!

For school counseling program updates, please visit Mrs.Clay's Counseling Corner.


Keivia Clay,

School Counselor

Upcoming Events

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