Phillips Preparatory Newsletter
April 2022 Edition
ASST. PRINCIPAL TERRY'S MESSAGE
It’s obvious spring has arrived. The flowers are blooming, the birds are fluttering about, and everything else is in the process of turning bright green. With the arrival of spring comes a multitude of activities and events, including the end of daylight savings, spring sports, state testing, spring fling, and the last nine weeks of the 2021-22 school year. With the busyness of the season, remember to keep your students on a daily schedule so they come to school well-rested. The finish line is in our sight. Urge your students to finish strong and make fourth quarter the best yet. As always, stay up-to-date and connected with PPS activities through the school's website and other social media sites. #FinishStrong #PhillipsPrep
Online registration is now available! Click the tab above to access the online registration portal. Click "RETURNING STUDENTS" if your child has attended school in MCPSS. Click "NEW STUDENTS" if your child has NEVER been enrolled in MCPSS.
COMMITMENT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023
All currently enrolled 6th and 7th grade students at Phillips will be automatically recommitted for the next school year, as long as they meet the magnet school eligibility guidelines.
Elective course selection options for current 6th and 7th graders will be emailed to parents at the beginning of April. We will do our best to accommodate your elective requests, but final decisions will be based on enrollment and teacher availability.
*ALL students who plan to attend a MCPSS school MUST register online before June 1, 2022.
National Assistant Principals Week is April 4th - 8th, 2022!
Results from the ACAP Alternate and Summative assessments will be used for accountability purposes. All students will be tested, and results will be used for the school's report card calculations. All grade levels will take the English Language Arts Assessment on Tuesday, March 29th. Sixth and eighth graders will take the Science Assessment on Thursday, March 31st. All grade levels will take the Mathematics Assessment on Tuesday, April 5th. Let's all encourage our students to perform their best on these state assessments. Click the link above for more information about the tests.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR PARENTS TO NOTE
- Wednesday, April 6th - ACAP Mathematics (moved due to bad weather predicted on 4/5)
- Thursday, April 7th through Saturday, April 9th - Alabama All State Band
- Thursday, April 14th - Talent Show
- Thursday, April 14th - Spring Fest
- Monday, April 18th through Friday, April 22nd - Spring Break (No School)
- Friday, May 6th - 8th Grade Social at Heron Lakes Golf Club, 6 PM - 9 PM
- Wednesday, May 11th - 6th Grade Honors Ceremony in the Gym @ 9:00 AM
- Wednesday, May 11th - 7th Grade Honors Ceremony in the Gym @ 12:30 PM
- Thursday, May 12th - 8th Grade Honors Ceremony in the Gym @ 9:00 AM
- Tuesday, May 24th - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Davidson High School, 6:00 PM
- Thursday, May 26th - Last Day of School, 4th Quarter Ends
Click the tab above to access "Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen", from ed.gov.
U.S. Department of Education - Character Education: Magic Words, Caring Deeds
"Magic Words, Caring Deeds
Good manners are a part of showing respect for others. Using games to reinforce manners provides children with the practice they need to learn manners without embarrassing themselves—or us.
What to Do
★ Let your child know that respect for others can begin with something as basic as showing good manners, like
—shaking hands in greeting;
—looking someone in the eye while talking;
—saying “please,” “thank you,” “excuse me,” and “I’m sorry”;
—opening doors for others;
—using expressions such as “yes, sir” and “no, ma’am” when speaking to older people; and
—giving up a seat on a bus or subway to an older person or a person with a disability.
★ At lunch or dinner time, have family members pretend to be eating in a restaurant. Ask your child how he should talk to you and to others at the table. What should he say when “the waiter” brings his food? How should he eat the food? What should he say if he wants to leave the table?
★ Line up several chairs and have your child and other family members pretend to be on a bus. Ask your child to show you what she should say and do if the bus stops suddenly and she bumps into someone. How should she carry a large package on the bus so that it doesn’t harm or bother others? What should she do if she is sitting on a bus and there are no vacant seats when an older person gets on?
★ When your child mentions something nice that someone did for him, encourage him to write a thank-you note. Explain that the note doesn’t have to have a lot of words. For younger children, it also can have drawings. After he writes the note, help your child to go over it and correct spelling and punctuation. Explain that taking the time to check and correct what we’ve written shows respect for the person getting the note.
★ Let your child see you writing short notes to others. You might write a note to the mail carrier to thank her for helping you with a large package, to a neighbor to wish her well on a job interview or to a relative to congratulate him for winning an award."
Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award
LEARNING LEADING AWARD WINNER
Eighth grader Nadia Godwin has been selected as Phillips Preparatory’s Learning Leading Award Winner! Congratulations Nadia!
HUNTSVILLE SPACE ACADEMY
PHILLIPS STUDENT ACCEPTED INTO ALABAMA SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
Amyrah Morton (8th) has been accepted into the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, AL. After completing a competitive admissions process that required written essays, video monologues, and an in-person interview, Amyrah was awarded a seat at the school. Congratulations Amyrah!
2022 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH OLYMPIAD
REALIZING THE DREAM ESSAY AND ART CONTEST
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