Creative Outlet

Advantage Arts Academy | April 29th, 2022

In This Issue:

  • Dates to remember
  • Message From the Principal
  • Little Women Play TONIGHT @ 6:00PM
  • Free Lunch Information
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Center Stage
  • After School Clubs
  • Get Involved
  • Thank you
  • Breakfast and Lunch - Free Lunch Options
  • Advantage Arts is Hiring

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6- TEACHER APRECATION WEEK
  • Monday, May 2- Random Act of Kindness (help, compliment, or do something nice for the teacher or staff)
  • Monday, May 2- Violin 3:15
  • Tuesday, May 3- Supply a classroom with needed items (Contact teacher or staff for items)
  • Tuesday, May 3- Violin 3:15
  • Wednesday, May 4- Bring a teacher or staff member their favorite snack, drink, or treat.
  • Wednesday, May 4- LAST Art Club 3:15
  • Wednesday, May 4- Violin 3:15
  • Thursday, May 5- Write a note or draw something that let's your teacher/staff know how much you mean to them.
  • Thursday, May 5- Violin 3:15
  • Friday, May 6- Get your teacher/staff member a flower. Buy a flower at the store, get some flower seeds, or make an origami flower.
  • Friday, May 6- Kindergarten Mother's Day Tea
  • Friday, May 6- EARLY RELEASE (School is out at 1:30)
  • Monday, May 9- Violin 3:15
  • Tuesday, May 10- Violin 3:15
  • Tuesday, May 10- Music Concert and Art Show for 1st and 2nd Grades
  • Wednesday, May 11- Violin 3:15
  • Thursday, May 12- Music and Violin Concert and Art Show for 3rd thru 6th grades
  • Thursday, May 12- Student Government 3:30PM
  • Friday, May 13- COLOR RUN
  • Friday, May 13- EARLY RELEASE (School is out at 1:30)

Message from the Principal

Dear Advantage Arts Family,

We made it to May! The end of the school year is busy, but we have a lot of great things happening at the school. We have our Color Run in two weeks (May 13th), our Field Days are happening during the last few weeks, and our kindergarten graduation/6th grade promotion are just around the corner.

The week of May 2nd through the 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please let your teachers know how great they are! I get to see these wonderful educators work early in the morning, late at night, and on non-contract days to prepare the best lessons and activities for your students.

The end of the school year is here, and we are looking to start forming some ensembles (parent committees) for next year. Please look for opportunities to get involved.

Mr. Kano

Little Women Play

Our Little Women Play is tonight at 6:00PM! Doors will open at 5:30PM. They Drama club has worked so hard on this play and then students loved watching it during school today! Here are a couple of shots from today's performance during school!

Lunch Program Information

April 19, 2022

Contact: Kimberly Loveland, child nutrition programs coordinator

801-538-7684 ∙

Becky Wickstrom, public information officer, Utah Department of Workforce Services 801-875-9696 ∙

Households Must Apply for Free or Reduced-price Lunch by May 6 . To Be Eligible for Pandemic EBT

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah households will need to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits with their local school no later than May 6 to be potentially eligible for pandemic EBT (P-EBT). P-EBT can help individuals purchase food if their children have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures from COVID-related emergencies, or other COVID-related school absences during the 2021-2022 school year. To qualify for P-EBT, individuals must be signed up for free or reduced-price school meals.

During the 2021-22 school year, all students, regardless of income status, can receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day they attend school.

However, this does not qualify students for P EBT, nor does it automatically give students free-reduced status. To determine the free-reduced status of a student, individuals must apply through their school.

Individuals can find information on how to contact their local school at:

Please visit for more information on the P-EBT program.

A copy of the complete letter is below:

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Show your love this week for Teacher Appreciation! We are so lucky to have such amazing staff at Advantage Arts Academy!

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We are so excited to be doing this fundraiser again this year ON MAY 13! The money we raise this year will go towards ADVANTAGE ARTS ACADEMY SCHOOL SAFETY! Not only was this so much fun for the staff and students, but we also brought in a lot of funds for the school! We can't wait to do it again this year and hopefully raise even MORE money!

We will be needing volunteers for many different things. If you would like to help in any way with this epic fundraiser please contact Miss Loni (Our Librarian) at:

We have plenty of ways to help with this fundraiser, from donating time to donating supplies needed to make this happen.

Some of the things we are looking to have donated are:

Prizes that can be earned with donations


A inflatable arch for the kids to run through

Packaged Powdered Chalk to be thrown

Water Bottles

and more!

Here are some pictures from last years color run!

Center Stage

6th Grade Sculptures

In sixth grade, students are making models of ecosystems with clay. Students broke into groups and chose an ecosystem to model the flow of energy between organisms. Then they chose which organism they would make out of clay. This past week they sculpted their organism out of clay and we will paint them next week.

2nd Grade Abstract Paintings

In second grade students learned about abstract art. They discussed how art makes them feel and what it might represent based on the shapes and colors that they see. Then they created their own abstract artworks with sharpies and watercolor paints. These abstract paintings will be the backgrounds for a self portrait that they will make next week.

After School Clubs


Please be sure you have paid your art club fee. There is a $40 participation fee that needs to be paid in the office to cover the cost of supplies. Art Club is two times a month from now until May. Art Club starts right after school at 3:15 in the art room (Room Number 203). If you have any questions on dates or questions about art club please email Mrs. Redd at

Violin Music Club

Violin Club will be for 3rd-6th Grade Student and is on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY from 3:15-4:15. Students in the Violin Music Club will need go straight to ROOM 201 (Next to Mrs. Redd's art room) after school. On the day your student has club, larger instruments can be brought into the front office in the morning and must be picked up on the way to room 210.

Drama Club

Drama Club worked so incredibly hard and we are so excited for them to perform their Little Women Production tonight at 6:00PM! Doors open at 5:30PM

Please email Miss Thomas with any questions at Thank you!

Get Involved

We have so many fun opportunities to volunteer at our amazing school and be part of all of the fun!

Our next big volunteer opportunity is our upcoming color run! This EVENT will be in May! We are looking to start a parent crew to help out with this activity! Please reach out to Miss Loni if you want to be part of this incredibly amazing fundraiser!

Thank you to everyone that has volunteered so far this year. You are the reason Advantage Arts Academy is so amazing.


We would like to send an extra special shout out to EVERYONE that donates to our school! We are who are and are able to do what we do because of all of you! Thank you to all of our amazing parents that support our staff! We appreciate you all more then we can begin to express!

Make sure to stop into these businesses and and show them some love.

Former Miss Utah and Current Miss Herriman

John Paras Furniture

Lifetouch Portraits

Mi Rancherito in American Fork

Hale Center Theatre

Again, we are so thankful for your support and donations!

Breakfast & Lunch


  • Monday, May 2 - Muffin or Donut
  • Tuesday, May 3- Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or Breakfast Casserole
  • Wednesday, May 4- French Toast Sticks or Breakfast Sandwich
  • Thursday, May 5- Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or Pancakes
  • Friday, May 6- Breakfast Burger or Bagel


  • Monday, May 2 - French Toast Sticks or Biscuit Sandwich
  • Tuesday, May 3- Cheese Enchilada Meatball Sub
  • Wednesday, May 4- Homemade Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza or Chicken Sandwich
  • Thursday, May 5- Cheeseburger or Chicken Nuggets
  • Friday, May 6- Rib B Q Sandwich or Hawaiian Haystacks

Sending Lunch From Home?

Students are welcome to bring lunch from home to eat! This year students can also supplement home lunch with a fruit, veggie, and milk (they must pick three to count as a free lunch) for FREE.

Library Donations


If you are looking to make any donations to our library there are many ways you can donate funds or books to the library.

1: You can bring new or used book donations into the front office of Advantage Arts Academy.

2:You can find our Advantage Arts Academy Library wish list through Amazon at the link below and purchase books directly from Amazon. You can choose from there to have to books shipped directly to the school or ship them to you and bring them into the office.

3: You can follow the link below for the campaign created by a close friend of Mrs. Evans per the request of her family. The money donated to this campaign is used by Miss Loni, our Librarian, to purchase books directly from the Scholastic website and each book purchased through the campaign will have an "A reader Lives A Thousand Lives, Honoring Lisa Evans" campaign plate on the inside cover of each book.

Become Part of Our Advantage Arts Academy Team!!!!

Advantage Arts Academy is still looking for a READING TEACHING ASSISTANT and ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT.


We still have limited seats available for the 2021-2022 school year. Please share with your friends, family members, and neighbors so they have the best chance possible to secure their spot at Advantage Arts!