The Bobcat Blaze

--June 11, 2021--

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Principal's Message

Happy Last Friday of the 20-21 School Year Bobcats!

Thank you for being such an amazing family. I am so proud of our students, staff, families, and community members for the grit you showed during this unprecedented time. Congratulations to our 5th graders on completing your elementary education years! We are so proud of you!


I wish you all an amazing and restful summer. We cannot wait to see everyone back in Bobcat County in August!


Be safe and keep being AC Moore STRONG!


Principal's Message: https://cloud.swivl.com/v/2419a0b3f981fafa550951899151f958

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Important Dates and Upcoming Events

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June 7th-August 13th................................................Summer Reading Challenge


June 11th..................................................................End of the Nine Weeks (Last day of School, 10:30 a.m. dismissal; Report Cards Distributed/Mailed)


June 11th..................................................................Virtual and E-learning students return laptops after 10:30 am (details below)


June 14th and 15th....................................................Teacher Workday (Last day for Teachers)

Summer Reading Opportunities

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Richland County School District One

The district, in partnership with the Richland County Junior League will be providing mini iPads to the top three readers in the district in the following grade level groups:

  • PreK- 2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-12

Students may use paper forms or the e-forms found on the Read to Succeed page, "Summer Reading Challenge" on the district website. The flyer, pledge, goal, and reading logs students will need during their participation are below. Let's challenge each other to read and relax this summer! #readandrelaxR1

Books-A- Million

Students can turn in a reading log to Books-A- Million to receive a Because of Winn Dixie** notepad.

**denotes 4th grade LitCamp book

Barnes and Noble

Students in grades 1-6 can earn ONE free book in three easy steps:


  1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in the Summer Reading Journal.
  2. For each selection, state which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  3. Bring the completed Barnes and Noble journal/book log to a Barnes & Noble store between August 1 and August 31. Click here for the journal.


Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured in the journal.

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites for June

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Richland County Health Department (Public health provider – public health clinic)

Accepting eligible appointments.

Vaccine manufacturer: Moderna

2000 Hampton St. , Columbia , SC 29204

1-855-472-3432

CONTACT THIS PROVIDER


Walgreens #11433 (Pharmacy - chain)

Accepting eligible appointments.

Vaccine manufacturer: Moderna

1941 Blossom St, Columbia, SC 29205

CONTACT THIS PROVIDER



Prisma Health Baptist (Hospital)

Accepting eligible appointments.

Vaccine manufacturer: Pfizer

Taylor @ Marion St., Columbia, SC 29203

833-277-4762

CONTACT THIS PROVIDER

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites for June

DHEC-Tour Health - DHEC Parking Lot

Dates and Times for June

Open weekdays: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Further Information

  • Please register using the link below
  • Appointment Needed: No
  • Referral Needed: No
  • Pediatric Testing Available: Yes


Address: 2600 Bull St, Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Details: https://www.tourhealth.com/

Customer Service Number: 866-416-6341

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SCHOOL NEWS

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Congratulations to the Bobcat Students that Participated in Promotion Celebrations!

Fifth Graders

5th Grade Promotion

Check out these 5th Grade Bobcat students strutting their stuff during the Promotion Celebration.

Pre-Kindergarteners

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The Great Bobcat Pie Smash!

During the March of Dimes fundraiser in March students voted to have Mr. Clamp get a pie smashed in his face. Click to see Mr. Clamp make good on his commitment to being on the receiving end of the Great Bobcat Pie Smash!

A Bobcat Spotlight...Spring Artists-in-Residence

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Sam LaFrage

Sam LaFrage is the founder and Artistic Director of Ragtag Theatre Company and the current Co-Chair of GLSEN New York. Winner of the Best Performing Arts Company (KidsPass Parent’s Choice Award), Ragtag Theatre Company is a group of diverse artists dedicated to creating fresh and inclusive theatre for families. Inspired by Commedia dell’Arte, an early style of Italian street theatre, his drag infused “fractured fairytales” have been empowering and inspiring audiences of all ages. His shows are highly interactive and use improvisation to engage directly with the audience. Ragtag Theatre productions eccentric and out- of-the-box personalities are celebrated, with their goal is to empower and inspire audiences to live big colorful lives and to embrace what makes them different.

The production of Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella won the Off Broadway Alliance (OBA) Award for Best Family Show after a three week residency with Redhouse Arts Center. Other past productions have been named “Best Holiday Show for NYC Kids” (Mommy Poppins) and “A Must-See” (Out Magazine). Both of his plays Rapunzel (OBA Nominated Best Family Show) and Cinderella (OBA Winner Best Family Show) ran Off Broadway at the Soho Playhouse, McGinn/Cazale, and Theatre Row, NYC, and have been produced by more than 7 different companies in 4 different states. Sam has recently served as the Assistant Director and Drag Consultant on the musical adaptation of Douglas Carter Beane's To Wong Foo slated for Broadway.

During his residency, Sam walked pre-k through 3rd grade students through the 3 tools of an actor: body, voice, and imagination. He and his colleague, Sadie, explored how to use these tools to tell a story through pantomime, gibberish, and improvisation. The workshop included creative warm-ups and play activities.

Sadie Carr

Sadie Carr is the Managing Director at Columbia Children's Theatre. At the Columbia Children's Theatre, founded in 2005 by Jerry Stevenson and Jim Litzinger, they strive to create experiences that encourage children to change their world through the transformative power of live theatre. She is a recent graduate form the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Master's degree in English Language and Literature/Letters. She provided instructional support and lead activities during the AiR sessions with Sam.

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Laptop and Chargers Need to be Returned

Face-to-Face Learners

On June 9th, face-to-face learners need to turn in laptops AND chargers. Please make sure they are brought to school on June 9th to be collected.


Virtual and E-Learners

Virtual and E-learning students NOT attending Richland One summer school can begin returning laptops after 10:30 am on Friday, June 11th. All laptops from virtual/e-learning students not attending summer school should be turned in no later than Monday, June 14th.


  • If your virtual/e-learning is attending one of the Richland One summer programs, they will keep their laptops to use.
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News From the Nurse

Hello Bobcat Families!


If your child has medication in the health room, please be sure to pick it up between June 11 and June 15. District policy does not allow me to store medication over the summer break. Please don't hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions about this, or if you need to set up an alternate time to pick up medication. Any medication not picked up by noon on June 22 will be discarded.

Important information will be coming home next week from DHEC about childhood immunizations. Please schedule your child's annual well-visit now to avoid the back-to-school rush at the end of the summer. While at your appointment, be sure to:


  1. Get medication orders signed for next year (these are attached below)
  2. Get an updated immunization certificate if your child receives any vaccines
  3. Get all prescriptions refilled; ask your child's provider to give you a duplicate prescription for medications that will be kept in the health room next year
  4. Keep all of these things safe until we return in August . . . Contact me to set up a time to bring them in so we are ready to go when your student returns

Finally, I hope you have a healthy, safe, and restful summer! I will return to the health room on August 4th; please don't hesitate to contact me by email if I can help you in any way in the meantime.


Jennifer Robinson

School Nurse

jennifer.robinson2@richlandone.org

PFES Parent Survey

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Dear Parents:


We would like for you to let us know how we are doing with our District Parent and Family Engagement Program. Please take a few moments to compete the survey using the link below or scan the QR code to the right. We will use this feedback to improve our program.


Survey Link:

https://forms.gle/Y8rpTqXZvM6xnAjf6


Sincerely,


Mrs. Sylvia K. Rogers, M.Ed.

Parent and Family Engagement Specialist

Office of Federal and State Programs

Richland County School District One

Dreher Cluster

sylvia.rogers@richlandone.org

A.C. Moore School Supply List 2021-2022

If you have chosen to re-enroll at A.C. Moore next school year, be certain to upload your two proofs of address. Your child’s re-enrollment will not be completed without the proof of address and they will not be given a schedule until those documents are submitted. If they have already completed the online re-enrollment and did not upload their proof of address, you can email it to madolyn.thorpe@richlandone.org.

Wellness Watch

Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Celebrating 15 years of Impact!

Would you like to see the Alliance for a Healthier Generation continue their efforts to make communities, schools, and students across America healthier? Consider participating in their campaign to raise $15,000 to celebrate their 15 years of impact. By successfully raising $15,000 the Alliance can also receive a $15,000 matching gift from Dr. Sears Wellness Institute! Click here to make a contribution.

Fall Re-Cap for AiR

During the Fall semester, our Bobcat students had an opportunity to engage in several educational opportunities through the Artist-in-Residency (AiR) program. We appreciate the efforts and information delivered by our artists and would like to say a special thank you to them and to the Bobcat related arts and classroom teachers for making AiR a great experience for students. Please click the banner below to view the Fall recap video prepared by Mrs. Warren. We look forward to featuring more classes and students in the Spring.

Attention Bobcat Families:

If any of your contact information has changed (phone number, address, email address, emergency contacts) since the start of the school year please contact database specialist Madolyn Thorpe at madolyn.thorpe@richlandone.org. We need the most accurate information in Powerschool to ensure you receive school communication.

School Improvement Council

Report to the Parents

This report is issued by the AC Moore Elementary School Improvement Council (SIC) in accordance with South Carolina law to share information on the school's progress in meeting various goals and objectives, the work of the SIC, and other accomplishments during the school year.

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Information from your PTO

To stay up-to-date on PTO happenings, please click the link below to register for the Bobcat e-Blast! If you are currently receiving the Bobcat e-Blasts, you will still need to complete the form and provide your information. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LVTMQYJ


Thanks,

Carrie Smith & Kim Pordes (PTO chairs)

acmbobcatspto@gmail.com


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Asi usted haya recibido el Bobcat e-Blast en el pasado, por favor complete esta informacion- estamos haciendo una nueva base de datos. Estamos planeando las reuniones del PTO los miercoles en la tarde, al comienzo virtualmente, por eso esten pendiente de los anuncios que haga la Directora Aldridge en el Bobcat Blaze (periodico de la escuela) para mas informacion de la primera reunion.


Gracias, y espero verlos pronto!

Carrie Smith & Kim Pordes ( representantes del PTO)

Mark Your Calendars for...

Funny, Random, & Weird Holidays

Did you participate in a wacky holiday last week? Don't forget to send a picture of your family's celebration to Mrs. Whetstone at andrea.whetstone@richlandone.org. Here are a few weird holidays for your family to think about this week.


June 11.......................................................Corn on the Cob Day


June 12.......................................................Red Rose Day


June 13.......................................................Sewing Machine Day


June 14.......................................................Bourbon Day


June 15.......................................................Nature Photography Day


June 16.......................................................Bloomsday


June 17.......................................................Eat Your Vegetables Day


June 18.......................................................International Picnic Day


June 18.......................................................International Panic Day

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DISTRICT NEWS

Richland One 2021 SOAR Program Brochure

Click the link to learn more about the dozens of exciting camps and programs Richland One is offering to fill your student's summer with adventure, academic enrichment, science, technology, the arts and everything in between.

Restart Strong

Parents, students and staff can now get up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases in the district through Richland One’s new online tracking dashboard.


A link to the dashboard, which will be updated daily, is posted on the Restart Strong page on the district’s website www.richlandone.org/restartstrong. In addition to listing the number of positive and quarantined COVID-19 cases among Richland One students and staff, the dashboard includes the number of cases at each district school and administrative building. It also shows daily, weekly and year-to-date summaries of the number of positive COVID-19 cases.


“Richland One’s goal in creating the COVID-19 dashboard is to provide the most accurate and current information possible to our community,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “Having the same data allows us all to work together to better protect our students and staff.”


COVID-19 data is compiled daily by the district’s Nursing Services office and Accountability, Assessment, Research and Evaluation department. The information shown on Richland One’s dashboard may differ from the reports from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), which are updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Media inquiries should be directed to the Richland One Office of Communications.

Registration Information for Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Office of School Readiness & Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Additional information about Richland One's Pre-K Program can be found using the above link.

Parent Information for Pre-Kindergarten Registration

You MUST attend a virtual parent information session (live or recorded) before registering for Pre-K. Use the above link to sign up for a live parent information sessions listed, or watch the video and complete the survey to get credit for attending.

District Resources

Be in-the-know with information directly from Richland School District One with one click! Visit #restartstrong for the newest updates!

ThriveRichland

ThriveRichland is a birth to four initiative established by Richland County School District One with the overall goal of increasing the percentage of children entering kindergarten ready to learn. The three major focus areas of ThriveRichland are:


  • High quality professional development and support for early childhood professionals

  • Comprehensive family wellness and engagement

  • Development of a plan for an early learning lab school within Richland One


ThriveRichland is offering families with children from birth to four and opportunity to join an online play group. Click the link below for details on how to sign up your family.

ThriveRichland Online Play Groups