Creative Outlet

Advantage Arts Academy | December 17, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Dates to remember
  • Message From the Principal
  • Registration for Current/Returning students for 2022-2023
  • First Grade Performance
  • Spirit Week
  • Polar Express
  • Holiday Parties
  • Holiday Song Showcase
  • Thank you for your support
  • Lost and Found
  • Center Stage
  • Get Involved
  • Breakfast and Lunch - Free Lunch Options
  • Advantage Arts is Hiring

Dates to Remember

  • Monday, December 20th-Friday, December 31st- WINTER BREAK/NO SCHOOL


  • WE COME BACK TO SCHOOL JANUARY 3rd!

Message from the Principal

Dear Advantage Arts Family,

Thank you for your patience as we navigated the December festivities. These past weeks have been a great learning experience for our school community. The families have been incredibly supportive attending our activities. We are excited to learn from what we have done and make it even better for the next time.

On a different note, I want to reiterate how important the safety of our school community is to us. This includes our students, faculty, and staff. We are working to provide the safest environment for your students' education. I have been impressed with the help and support of the parents volunteering in classrooms and other parts of the school. We truly are growing as an Advantage Arts Family.

Another "Thank You" to the donations and time parents have made to help our teachers and staff feel special the past two weeks. We hope each of you have a safe and happy holiday break! We look forward to seeing you back in January.

Mr. Kano

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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First Grade Performance

We loved watching our adorable first graders shine on the stage. During school they were able to perform for the school and after school they performed for the parents. They truly loved singing and dancing to all of the holiday classics.

Spirit Week was a Success

We love seeing all of you dressed up and you best spirit week outfits! Thank you to everyone that had participated!


Day 1: Candy Cane Day

Day 2: Holiday Sweater Day

Day 3: Character Day

Day4: Winter Wonderland Day

Day 5: Polar Express Day

Polar Express

Mr. Kano took upper and lower grade levels and read them Polar Express before and after lunch on our Polar Express Day!

Holiday Parties

We had so much fun doing Christmas parties in EVERY grade! There were Cookies, Gingerbread Houses, Karaoke, Movies, Games and a lot of fun!

Holiday Performance

Friday morning the entire school sang the songs they had been learning in music! Advantage Arts Students truly love being on that stage. So much fun hearing all of our favorite holiday songs.

Thank you for your support

Thank you to all the volunteers and parents that have donated and prepared gifts this week for our staff's 12 days of Christmas! So far we have enjoyed donations from:


Utah Homes with Jess Stelling


Zep Lighting LLC


Sarah Rasmussen


and multiple donations from families from our school


Again thank you so much for all of your support.

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.

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Center Stage

1st Grade Winter Mittens

In first grade we read the book The Mitten and talked about the problems and solutions in the book. We designed our own pair of mittens to make sure they wouldn't get lost in the snow. Students traced their hands to make their mittens the right size and came up with their own patterns. Then they added them to a background and used oil pastels to make snowflakes.

2nd Grade Reindeer Drawings

In second grade we learned the basics of how to draw a cartoon-style reindeer. Then we used our creativity to make each reindeer our own by adding lots of details. These were so fun to make and got us in the Winter mood. We can't wait for Winter break!

5th Grade Explosion Books

In fifth grade we have been learning about the three states of matter and how they change states. In order to review what we've learned, we made explosion books that illustrate the three states and how they change. We learned how to fold paper and cover cardboard to make an explosion book. The results are amazing!

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 Valentine Parties in February. Check in with your students teachers to see if there is anything they may need help with!


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


We are looking for volunteers with tiling experience that could help install a tile mural that the students worked on last year. The mural will be indoors and is about 8'x5'. If you or someone you know could help with the tools and installation please contact the art teacher, Mrs. Redd at mredd@advantagearts.org

Breakfast & Lunch


Breakfast-

  • Monday, December 20 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, December 21 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, December 22 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, December 23 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, December 24 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL


Lunch

  • Monday, December 20- Winter Break/ NO SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, December 21 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, December 22 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, December 23 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, December 24 - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL


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, ESL TEACHING ASSISTANT, AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ART TEACHER and AFTER SCHOOL CLUB CHOIR TEACHER.

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!