Maybury Weekly News

10.11.2021 Keeping Families Informed and in the KNOW!

Welcome to Week 9 Maybury Families and Scholars!

Please take time each week to read through the weekly SMORE as this is the best way to stay informed and in the know about happenings on campus and other important information. The SMORE has the ability to be updated in real time so we always advise that you click the "view in browser" link in your email so you're always reading the most accurate and up to date information. Always be SURE to read under the NEW INFORMATION section and anything below it before hitting the weekly recurring information so you're best informed!
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New Information

  • We are approaching the end of the 1st quarter. All scholar work for this quarter should be completed and submitted no later than the end of the day on Friday, October 15th, 2021.


  • For Kindergarten grades, scholars will receive either satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Satisfactory means your scholar is trying academically and displays appropriate behaviors while an unsatisfactory mark means your scholar may need additional support either academically, behaviorally or both.


  • Please see below for our Scholars of the week for the week of October 4th!

Scholars of the Week 10/5-10/8

Fast Facts

October 11th, 1919

Jazz drummer Arthur "Art" Blakey born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. He recorded and performed with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Clifford Brown.


October 12th, 1972

Forty-six Black and white sailors injured in race riot on the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk of North Vietnam


October 13th, 1914


Garrett T Morgan patents the gas mask which he called the Morgan safety hood and smoke protector.


October 14th, 1964


Martin Luther King Jr becomes the youngest man ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.


October 15th, 1949


William Hastie is nominated for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and becomes the first African American judge to sit on the court.

Recurring Weekly Information

The school day runs Monday-Friday from 8:00-3:30 pm. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:30. Masks are required for staff and scholars so please plan accordingly.


  • COVID Guidelines: All scholars and staff must wear masks in the building. Please make sure your child has their own mask and that he/she is keeping it on and know it should cover their nose.


  • Visitors will not be allowed in the building during school hours. This is for the health and safety of all scholars and staff. This includes parents/guardians. If you have a specific need we will meet you at the front door to best serve you.


  • Your scholar may bring a refillable water bottle to school as we now have COVID safe, touchless drinking fountains.


Transportation Issues


  • There have been several transportation issues with Columbus City Schools in regard to buses not running their am routes due to a driver shortage and most recently not doing pickup in the afternoons. Please take time out of your day to contact transportation and inform them of your issues and request that you be notified when routes change, pick up or drop off changes on their end and so forth. Unfortunately, transportation issues are not in the realm of our control, however we do fully understand the frustration this situation is causing our families. Contact transportation @ 614-365-5074

  • Uniforms- Scholars will be required to wear uniforms this school year. Scholars may wear ANY color colored polo shirt (A+ logo NOT required) along with Khaki, Blue or Black pants. No hoodies, slides or open toed shoes.


  • Cell Phones- Scholars will not be permitted to carry or use cell phones during school hours. Teachers will have scholars drop their phones in a box upon entry into their classrooms every morning. Any scholar caught with a phone during school hours will have it confiscated and we will only return the phone to a parent/guardian.


  • Proof of Residency- if we haven't received your Proof of Residency yet, your scholar is NOT fully enrolled. This can be a copy of a utility bill or first page of your lease. Please take a picture and email to lmoore@aplusarts.com. Scholars cannot begin school until this is completed.


Dress Down Day

  • Scholars may dress down and wear jeans every Friday for $1.00. All other days, scholars MUST be in the appropriate uniform.



Kickboard


  • Kickboard is the platform we use to track scholar behavior. Scholars will begin receiving their "scholar dollar" reports every Friday. Those scholars that return with a signed copy of their report on Monday will begin the week with an additional $5.00! Please reach out to your scholar's teacher if you need login information.


Class Dojo


  • Class Dojo is utilized to communicate large class level messages and to individually reach out to parents. Contact your scholar's teacher if you need access to Dojo as well.


Arrival


  • Please be mindful that your scholar is considered tardy and needs to be signed in as of 8:31 am.



Dismissal

  • Please ensure you are picking your scholar up and/or have made arrangements to have them picked up promptly at 3:30 which is our dismissal time. There are no adults present on campus after 4:00 pm. Late pick ups will result in a verbal reminder, written warning and then we will need to contact Columbus City Police Department and/or Child Protective Services for further incidents.


Early Pickup


  • While we understand that scholars have doctor's appointments and other things that require them to leave early, please keep in mind that late drop off's and early pick-ups do result in scholars losing instructional time. The Ohio Department of Education tracks scholar instructional time in hours so consistently dropping off late and/or picking up early affects their attendance. If it is a necessary appointment, please provide the front office with appropriate documentation so that your scholar is excused

National Bullying Prevention Month

What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can also take place through technology, known as cyberbullying. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.


There are many other types of aggressive behavior that don’t fit the definition of bullying. This does not mean that they are any less serious or require less attention than bullying. Rather, these behaviors require different prevention and response strategies.


When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.


Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.


https://www.pacer.org/bullying/classroom/elementary/

Red Ribbon Week October 23rd-31st

RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually October 23-31, is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.
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Maybury Enrollment Referral Form

You MUST complete this form for any new families you are referring to us so you can receive the enrollment credit if/when they complete the application.

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A+ Arts Academy: Where the PLUS means so much MORE!

A+ Arts Academy provides a personalized elementary and junior high school education for scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade. The PLUS stands for our school environment. Your child will be safe, protected, cared for and nurtured in an atmosphere that rewards learning, self-respect and dignity.


The mission of our schools is to be known for producing responsible and accountable scholars who demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth, leadership and moral values, ultimately becoming exceptional citizens. We serve scholars and families at three beautiful campuses in the Columbus, Ohio area:


Fair Campus K-6 | 1395 Fair Ave., Columbus OH 43205 | 614.725.1305


Maybury Campus K-6 | 2633 Maybury Rd., Columbus OH 43232 | 614.626.2250


Napoleon Campus 7 & 8 | 270 S. Napoleon Ave., Columbus, OH 43213 | 614.338.0767