Creative Outlet

Advantage Arts Academy | January 14, 2022

In This Issue:

  • Dates to remember
  • Message From the Principal
  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JANUARY 17th AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 18th
  • Open House and Literacy Night
  • Advantage Arts Stars
  • Registration for Current/Returning students for 2022-2023
  • Drop off and Pick Up procedures
  • Dress Code Policies
  • Lost and Found
  • Center Stage
  • After School Clubs
  • Get Involved
  • Breakfast and Lunch - Free Lunch Options
  • Advantage Arts is Hiring

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, January 17- NO SCHOOL/Martin Luther King Day
  • Tuesday, January 18- NO SCHOOL/ Professional Development Day
  • Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, January 27- BOOK FAIR
  • Wednesday, January 19- Advantage Arts Stars (
  • Wednesday, January 19- Open House and Literacy Night 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday, January 19- Violin Club 3:15
  • Wednesday, January 19- Art Club 3:15
  • Friday, January 21- EARLY RELEASE (School is out at 1:30)
  • Monday, January 24- January 28th KINDNESS WEEK
  • Monday, January 24- Dream of kindness- WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS
  • Monday, January 24- Report cards go home
  • Monday, January 24- Violin Club 3:15
  • Tuesday, January 25- Round up for Kindness- WEAR YOUR BEST COWBOY, PLAID OR WESTERN GET UP.
  • Tuesday, January 25- Drama Club workshop 3:30
  • Wednesday, January 26- It's our job to be kind- DRESS UP AS YOUR DREAM JOB
  • Wednesday, January 26- Violin Club 3:15
  • Thursday, January 27- Let your kindness shine- WEAR NEON, GLITTER OR SPARKLES
  • Thursday, January 27- Student Government 3:30
  • Friday, January 28- Kindness Never Gets Old- DRESS LIKE A 100 YEAR OLD OR WEAR SOMETHING WITH 100 THINGS ON IT for the 100th day of school!
  • Friday- January 28- EARLY RELEASE (School is out at 1:30)

Message from the Principal

Dear Advantage Arts Family,


I appreciate the support from our amazing community. In this busy time, please remember that we are still enrolling for next year. We are working hard to share the Advantage Arts experience with as many families as we can. Please pass the word on to your neighbors and friends. If there are questions about enrolling, please contact Sydney Allen at sallen@advantagearts.org


This week was a special experience for me, as the principal. Often, I find myself busy with paperwork or meetings, but I was able to clear my schedule and get back in the classroom with our amazing students. I taught a day of art classes and p.e. As an art project, we made a "Get Well Wall" for all of the students, teachers, and families that we have missed seeing!


We really do miss seeing everyone here at the school. Remember, we are back in school next Wednesday.


See you soon,

Mr. Kano

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DON'T FORGET!

We will have NO SCHOOL Monday, January 17 for the federal holiday and NO SCHOOL Tuesday, January 18th for professional work day! School will be back in session on Wednesday, January 19th! We will see you then!
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OPEN HOUSE AND LITERACY NIGHT!

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Advantage Arts Star Student Breakfast

Advantage Arts Stars Breakfast will be this Wednesday for December and January Star students. These students have received an invite and will get to arrive at school early to have our Principal Mr. Kano have breakfast with these incredible students. If your student is a Star Student this month you should have received an email with information about this event.

Registration for 2022-2023 School Year is NOW OPEN

It is that time of year again! Time to register your current/returning students for 2022-2023 school year at Advantage Arts Academy and save their spot. Follow this link

aspire | Welcome (usoe-dcs.org to sign into your students aspire and click on the link at the top of the page under your students name that says, "Register student for Grade____". This is for current and returning students.

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Drop Off and Pick Up Times and Procedures

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Students NEED TO BE PICKED UP IN FRONT of the school. If your Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd Grade student has a sibling in the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th Grade, the upper grade students will head to the common area between the front doors and office at 3:10, (Or when excused with the other students with younger siblings by their teacher) and will walk with the younger student to the front pick up area. This is for the safety of our staff and students. Please be sure to follow these procedures so that pick up can run smoothly.


Please remember that school starts at 8:45. After 8:50AM you will need to walk your student into the school and check them in for the morning. Monday-Thursday school is out at 3:15PM. If you arrive after 3:30PM you will need to come into the school to pick up your student. Friday's School is Early Release and get out at 1:30. If you are not here before 1:45 to pick up your student you will need to walk into the office to pick up your student.

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Dress Code Reminder

Monday- Friday (Unless Dressed in Spirit Wear for Friday)


  • Tops need to be polo style and can be: RED, NAVY BLUE, HUNTER GREEN, WHITE, BLACK, or HEATHER GREY.
  • Polo Dresses can be the same colors as polo shirts.
  • Bottoms can be pants, shorts, jumpers, skirts or skirts in the colors: NAVY BLUE, KHAKI, GREY, or BLACK.
  • Leggings can be worn in the same colors but must be worn under a skirt or dress. Leggings on there own are not allowed.
  • Outerwear for inside of the school can be the same color as polo shirts or dresses and NEED TO BE LOGO FREE!
  • NO Flip Flops, Sandals, Open heeled shoes or Heelys during regular dress code, Friday's or Spirit Days.
  • Hair color MUST be Natural color.


Friday's or Spirit Days


  • Friday's students are welcome to wear regular dress code attire.
  • Tops for Friday's or spirit days can also be any Advantage Arts Spirit shirts, or any solid RED, NAVY BLUE, HUNTER GREEN, WHITE, BLACK or HEATHER GREY shirt as long as there are NO logos.
  • Bottoms for Spirit Day or Friday's can be any solid color blue jeans with no rips or tears


See the link below for further information or visit or call the front office with any questions. If your student is out of dress code they will need to go to the front office and call home to have someone bring them dress code attire. Thank you all so much for your cooperation.



https://advantagearts.org/dress_code#:~:text=Standard%20Student%20Attire,not%20considered%20jeans.

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Lost and Found

There has been a lot of coats and jackets accumulating in our lost and found. Please remember we will hold items for 4 weeks and on the 5th week we will donate left over items. All items put out during parent teacher conference have been donated. Please make sure to check as soon as items are lost, we keep the current weeks lost and found in the lunch room but if your items aren't found there, please check with the front office.

Center Stage

Kindergarten Winter Hats


In kindergarten we are reviewing shapes and how to draw them. We decorated our Winter hats with different shapes by drawing them with oil pastels. Then we painted watercolor on top to see the wax resist. Finally, we used torn tissue paper to make a pom pom on the top of our hat. These turned out so cute!

3rd Grade Fraction Collages


In third grade we have been learning about fractions. We reviewed what a fraction is and how we could represent a fraction visually. We cut circles into different fractions and then arranged them on the page to make an interesting symmetrical collage. These fraction collages are going to turn out amazing!

After School Clubs

ART CLUB WILL BE HELD THIS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19th!!!!


Thank you to everyone that participated in Art Club this past semester! We had a great time trying out new materials and creating together. This past Wednesday was our last meeting for this semester's group.


If you would like to sign up your student for second semester Art Club please sign up at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0448AEAB2CA1F49-aaaart1

There are 20 spots, so they will fill up quickly. Please do not sign up if your student already did art club for the first semester, so more students can have the opportunity. Art club will start on Wednesday, January 19th and go through May 4th on every other Wednesday. There is a $40 participation fee that needs to be paid in the office to cover the cost of supplies. Looking forward to another semester of creating!

Violin Music Club is FULL

Violin Club will be for 3rd-6th Grade Student and is on MONDAY OR WEDNESDAY 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- 2nd Semester workshop sign-ups


Sign up for the Spring Drama Club Workshops, leading up to auditions for Little Women!


Please sign up ONCE PER CHILD using the following QR Code or link:


https://bit.ly/3EQ6CIS

More information is available on the sign-up page.

Please email Miss Thomas with any questions at ethomas@advantagearts.org. 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 Kindness Week , January 24th-27th and our Valentine Parties!


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

Breakfast & Lunch


Breakfast-

  • Monday, January 17- NO SCHOOL/MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
  • Tuesday, January 18- NO SCHOOL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
  • Wednesday, January 19- Breakfast Calzone or Bagel with Cream Cheese
  • Thursday, January 20- Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll or French Toast Sticks
  • Friday, January 21- Pancake on a Stick or Breakfast Sandwich


Lunch

  • Monday, January 17- NO SCHOOL/MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
  • Tuesday, January 18- NO SCHOOL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
  • Wednesday, January 19- Homemade Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza or Aloha Chicken Burger
  • Thursday, January 20- Popcorn Chicken or Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Friday, January 21- Hot dog Wrap or Meatball Sub


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

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENTS ARE TAKING CARE OF THEIR ADVANTAGE ARTS ACADEMY LIBRARY BOOKS!


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.


https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2M4MP1AD08HID?ref_=wl_share


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.


https://shop.scholastic.com/viewCampaign?campaignId=db492688-0088-48c9-9e16-5bc58827f3bf

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

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

APPLY TODAY!

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!