AAE Family Newsletter
Sunday November 19, 2023
Hello! Happy Thanksgiving Week
Hello AAE parents and family members!
I hope that all of you are well and have enjoyed the weekend. This will be a short week of school as we gear up for Thanksgiving recess. You'll notice that our newsletter is set up a bit differently this week and from now on. On the left you will see a Table of Contents that will hopefully make navigating through all of the information we share out easier and more efficient. We realize that our newsletters are packed with lots of information and some of it can be repetitive. We're hoping this helps to keep the newsletter relevant, easy to access and "just the right amount of information."
Special Request from Mr. Johnson: Please Op-In to Text Messaging. You won't get 10% off, but you will get important messages from your child's school. Here's how:
**** Opting in to receive School Messenger text messages****
Simply text the word, YES to 67587. That’s it! You’ve completed the opt-in process!
When done correctly, you will immediately get the following text response:
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School Messenger does not charge recipients for text messages they receive or send to the short code (67587). However, wireless providers may charge you for individual text messages, depending on your individual cell phone plan. Please consult your carrier if you are uncertain.
You can unsubscribe at any time by texting the word STOP to 67587. Subscribe again at any time by texting YES to 67587.
Finally, in the spirit of gratitude, our AAE JETS Parent group met on Thursday evening and are planning a Staff Appreciation Event for early December. Please stay tuned for more details amd a signup page. We need your support!
Your AAE Administrative Team
Family Climate Survey Raffle
This Week's Family Raffle Winners
Congratulations to our two family raffle winners...Navaneetham Balasubrahmaniyan and Janelly Garcia. We will be in contact to issue your gift card.
Family Climate Survey and Raffle
Hello AAE Families,
Each year we administer the school climate survey to our students, staff and families. The data collected from these surveys is essential in our planning and initiatives for the current and future years. To ensure that we hear from as many people in our community as possible we are conducting weekly student and family raffles between the dates of 11/13 and 12/14 . The family raffle winners will receive a gift card from Target, Stop and Shop or Amazon. To enter your name into this weekly raffle, after completing the survey please fill out the google form linked below, raffle winners will be announced every Friday. Thank you for your continued support in our ongoing efforts to provide the best educational experience for you and your children.
Upcoming 12th Grade Trip
Below are the expectations for seniors to attend the field trip to bowling at Sparetime in Windsor Locks on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
• Students may have no more than 10 TUs (tardy unexcused) TOTAL to classes and to school between 11/03 – 11/22.
• Students who receive a major referral during the time period of 11/03- 11/29 may lose permission to attend the field trip, per administrative discretion.
• All seniors must apply to at least one post-secondary school/program by 11/22.
Girls in STEM
AAE Clubs, Competitions and Extracurricular Activities
High School Tutoring will held Mondays and Tuesdays beginning Monday, October 30 from 2:30 until 4:30 pm. Mr. Brown teaches Math and Science, and is capable of helping students with other subjects as well, tutoring will be hosted in Room 126. Additional Teachers and/or days will be added soon.
High School Students need to have:
1 – A parent/guardian signed paper permission slip. (same as clubs below)
2 – A parent/guardian signed paper bus form to ride the late bus. (same as clubs below)
3 – An appointment with Mr. Brown – this is not a drop in program – make an appointment with Mr. Brown in Room 126 prior to attending.
4 – Students must be on time (ie. 2:30) and stay until 4:30 pm.
We expect Middle School Tutoring to begin next week and the schedule will be announced when it is finalized. Procedures, forms and times will be similar. Teachers and rooms will be different.
AAE After-School Clubs
After school clubs will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Some clubs will meet during the second half of Advisory time on Wednesday mornings and some clubs will meet online.
Students are only allowed to stay after school if they are formally signed up for a specific after-school club. We have much less school-wide supervision during after-school hours, so we need all students to be part of a specific, structured activity.
Late buses will be provided Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Pick up time is 4:15 pm.
If your student is interested in participating, parents must sign-up and complete the following important form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsuS50za0W8HD2z0lCMOyHjU_ADv-jGuTVEVWtFRqQ6crLqQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Permission Slips and Bus Forms are linked below.
Computer Science Club
Current AAE Fundraisers
Robotic Team Gear
AAE Basketball FINAL Flash Store
2024 National STEM Challenge - Your chance to unleash your creativity and innovative thinking!
Your mission? Craft a STEM project that tackles a real-world challenge. Choose from one of the 2024 themes listed on the website and use the scientific method or engineering design process. Create a PDF presentation about your project, keeping it to 3 pages maximum with a minimum of 12-point font. You may include text and images to explain your ideas, but no faces or names in your PDF. Your project should be tested (if using the scientific method) or constructed (physically or digitally if using the engineering design process). Theoretical projects will receive lower scores. The best projects from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories will become Challenge Finalists with the opportunity to advance to the next level by submitting a video in the second round. Up to 200 National Champions will win a trip to the National STEM Festival in Washington, D.C., in April 2024.
(For students in grades 6-12)
Regardless of your grade - if you wish to enter - please contact Dr. Bellinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the website for more information!!
AAE Athletics Announcements and Information
HS Winter Sports
Winter registration is now open on Final Forms. If students wish to sign up, physicals must be provided to the nurse. Per CREC Academic eligibility requirements, students must have a quarter one GPA of no lower than 2.2.
This year we will participate in a girls' basketball co-op with the CREC Academy of International Studies in Bloomfield. We welcome Dhana Tulloch Reid , our girls' basketball coach who was also our soccer coach for the dragons. The first home game will be 12/12/2023 at AAE.
HS Basketball Tryouts
School Counseling Updates
10th & 11th Grade School Counseling Updates
Attention Parents/Guardians of Juniors:
Students have the opportunity to attend a College Visit/Tour of CCSU on December 6th. We hope all 11th graders will join us. There will be an informational session about CCSU, a walking tour of campus, and free lunch buffet provided in one of the campus dining halls!
Permission forms are attached and are due this TUESDAY, November 21st. No late forms will be accepted.
12TH GRADE SCHOOL COUNSELING UPDATES
SAT scores from October 2023 are now available in students’ College Board accounts- please log in to view your score!
If you plan to send your SAT scores, you need to log into your College Board account and send them directly from College Board to the colleges you are applying to. AAE does not send SAT scores for you!
Ms. Weaver is currently visiting all Senior Seminar classes to assist students with setting up their Hartford Foundation Scholarship Portal. The slides that were presented to students are linked below:
Helpful Financial Aid Resources:
·Scholarship listings (updated daily, also accessible to students on Class of 2024 Schoology Page): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1goKt9_Yi7ph_XqILItuPCJpHUtrO95uYMocAWkZY72s/edit?usp=sharing
· Other Scholarship Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rertAtK78ZDQSo5DUgyhalJTtU_vXWsZoYLInEK9OE8/edit?usp=sharing
·Link to sign up for assistance with Financial Aid (FAFSA, CSS Profile, Scholarships, etc): https://drive.google.com/file/d/11pVLrObGRx-TFTnrk4PdFw3jyr41wza7/view?usp=sharing
During the month of November, Mr. Rich Serrano will be hosting Zoom sessions for parents on the financial aid process. This session will cover everything from loans and grants to the FAFSA and CSS profile, and will provide families with the opportunity to ask questions. It will be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm during the month of November.
Answering All Your Financial Aid Questions Weekly Zoom Meetings for the Month of November.
Meeting ID: 891 8031 4734
October 1st: Students can begin to register with CSS Profile if required by their college at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
December 1st: Priority deadline for UConn Merit Scholarship and Honors Program consideration
December 2023: FAFSA form becomes available for filing
February 15th: CT deadline for filing the FAFSA for priority financial aid consideration
Family Character Dare
Energy Assistance - Community Renewal Team
CRT can help you complete the application - by phone, email or in-person at our multi-service center in Hartford and Middletown. Many of us are worried about those home-heating bills! Do you know how you will pay to heat your home this year? Will you have the resources to do so?