News and events
September 24, 2022
Monday, September 26th: Pajama Day
Thursday, September 30th: Otter Fun Run from Boosterthon
October 3rd: No School for students (teacher professional development)
October 11th, 13th, and 18th: Fall Conferences
October 20th & 21st: No School (MEA Break)
October 27th: Mississippi PTO Meeting @ 6:30-7:30
Arrival and Dismissal Safety
THANK YOU for all you are doing to keep our kids safe during arrival and dismissal!
Our arrival and dismissal process is running much more smoothly thanks to you. Here are a few important reminders:
Arrival: Student arrival begins at 9:00. If you are dropping your child off at school, please do not allow them to exit their car until the first bell at 9:00. We do not have staff to supervise before this time. However the doors will ope nat 8:55 for students who are eating breakfast.
Crosswalks: Crosswalks are there for the safety of students and adults who need to cross the street. We do not allow students to cross the street or the parking lot. Please only cross the crosswalk when patrols signal to do so with their flags. Please do not block crosswalks with your vehicle.
Car loop: Our drop-off/pick-up loop is running much more smoothly. Please use caution so you do not block the crosswalk with your car, as this is a safety concern. Please avoid turning around in resident's driveways but rather circle around the block if needed.
Thank you Mississippi Families! We have 36% of our students registered and we have already raised over $7,000! With your help we can make it to our goal of $15,000! Thanks for all of your support.
Our Otter Fun Run happens on Friday, September 30th. Parent are welcome to watch the fun. Join us by logging in at MyBooster.com today to get started! Students earn prizes as the raise money. Once the prizes are delivered to school they will be distributed to students.
We have two special challenges for this weekend.
1) Students who register at MyBooster.com before Monday can come to school wearing pajamas!
2) Students who earn $60 over the weekend will earn a Boulder Ball!
Otter Fun Run Schedule- the track will be divided in half to host two groups running at a time. Bring your own lawn chair and come cheer us on!
10:30-11:30 Grade 2 and Grade 4
11:30-12:30 Grade 1
2:00-3:00 Grade 3 and Grade 5
School Pictures by Lifetouch
Friday, September 23rd was school picture day. All students had their pictures taken. If you forgot to order there is still time! You can order ahead of time using our Picture Day ID: EVTP6KD7B on the MyLifetouch website.
Child nutrition update
As a reminder, breakfast is free for all Kindergarten students by state law. There is a fee for breakfast and lunch for other students. Complete our online free and reduced lunch application. You an view your student's balance and make payments with SchoolPay. Click here for more detailed information on how to make payments.
Mississippi Parent Resource
Nichol Michels is our Parent Educator. She can work with all families to help support consistency between school and home. She is happy to consult with you for support with homework routines, bedtime, eating, or a number of other factors that impact your child at home and school. She is a tremendous resource. You can learn more about Nichol and her role as parent educator in her introduction letter . Learn more about helping your child with self esteem in her September Parent Press newsletter. You can get in touch with Nichol via email at Nichol.Michels@ahschools.us or by calling 763-204-5667.