The Bobcat Blaze
November 18, 2022
+++We Are AC Moore STRONG+++
Every AC Moore student will enter middle school reading at or above grade level.
SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
We collaboratively empower students to be accountable and successful.
STAFF CORE VALUES
Passion: Embracing and nurturing our school community
Intentionality: Purposeful, Present, & Prepared
Accountability: Growth Over Ego
Student Pillars of Leadership: PreK - 2
Student Pillars of Leadership: 3rd - 5th
Important Dates and Upcoming Events
National Native American Heritage Month
- November 13-19.......................................American Education Week
- November 21............................................Nutcracker Performance (3rd Graders)
- November 23............................................Thanksgiving Holidays
- November 25............................................Native American Heritage Day
- December 2...........................................Candyland Performance at Dreher (1st-5th Graders)
- December 21-January 3.........................Winter Holidays
-----Parent News and Reminders-----
READ TO SUCCEED INFORMATION FOR 3RD GRADE PARENTS
Assignments for COVID Related Absences
For the 22-23 school year, students that are absent due to illness will receive any missed and/or make-up assignments upon return to school. They will have 5 days to return the completed work to their teacher. This is in accordance with AC Moore's typical absence policy. Devices and extended absence assignments will not be sent home this year. Virtual check-in sessions with students will also not occur. Those practices and procedures were in place as a result of Richland One's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Need to Report an Absence for your Student? Click Below
Bobcat Families--Please note that the neighbors directly across from the front of the school are having difficulties getting their trash picked up when vehicles are parked in front of their homes and along the edge of their yard. Your courtesy and consideration would be greatly appreciated in addressing their concerns. When visiting the school, please park in the visitors parking area at the corner of Etiwan Avenue and Rosewood Drive and along the street in designated parking spaces.
Important Carline Pick-up and Drop-off Reminders
In an effort to keep the carline safe for students and staff, it is requested that the following carline procedures be followed during the morning and afternoon carline.
- Please pull as far forward to the end of the carline (towards Rosewood Dr.) before stopping your vehicle to allow your student to enter/exit through the gate; do not stop at the main entrance to let students out of or into the car.
- Students are to get out on the passenger side of the carline only, not from the driver side, side facing the road.
- Parents should remain in the car and allow school staff to assist the students into or out of cars.
A Bobcat Shout-Out To...
...Fourth and Fifth Grade Students!
On Wednesday, the 4th and 5th grade Bobcats honored Veterans through song! Under the direction of music teacher, Elise Helms, these students took to the stage to celebrate Veterans Day with patriotic songs and information about why Veterans Day is recognized. A special thank you to Ms. Helms and the 4th and 5th grade students for their hard work in preparation for the performance! An additional thank you to the Veterans, families, and friends that attended the performance!
...Second Grade Students!
USC’s Cocky’s Reading Express read “Dot Buys A Bike” to 2nd grade students in the library Tuesday! The book teaches children how to navigate information and stay away from misinformation. The students were also taught to ask themselves three questions: “Who made this information?,” “Does it seem too unbelievable to be true?,” and “Is there a librarian or someone I trust who can help me check the information?”
A special thank you to co-author and content writer at USC, Rebekah Friedman, the book’s illustrator, Marius Valdes, Valerie Byrd-Fort with Cocky’s Reading Express, and the University of South Carolina’s College of Information and Communications department for visiting A.C. Moore and sharing this experience with our 2nd grade students!
... Our Quarter 1 Safety Patrol
... The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) from USC
The Latin American Student Organization (LASO) from USC is collaborating with our 1st and 2nd grade classes to encourage reading and engaging activities. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the Spring.
The National Education Association celebrates American Education Week each year on the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving. As American Education Week comes to an end, we would like to say THANK YOU to all members of the A.C. Moore faculty and staff for their contributions to making our school a wonderful place for teaching and learning You are commended for your leadership, dedication, and commitment to educating students, fostering positive relationships, and for supporting families and caregivers. During this week please know that we celebrate each of you: the teachers and administrators, the nutrition service personnel, and the bus drivers and other individuals who strive to perform the work of the school community. Thanks for all you do!
A.C. Moore Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month! This annual month-long celebration is an opportunity to come together to honor and celebrate the culture, traditions, history, and contributions of American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
Though Native Americans make up about 2.5% of the total U.S. population, their history and contributions are of critical importance to the nation’s history. Unfortunately, much of it has been forgotten or overlooked. As a result, misconceptions and ignorance surrounding Native peoples and Native culture can lead to the perpetuation of harmful, misinformed “celebrations” — especially surrounding the heritage month and Thanksgiving holiday.
November is an opportunity to grow our understanding of Native culture, traditions, and how historical traumas like colonization and genocide have impacted Native peoples throughout history — and still do today. This month, it’s important for each of us to remember the entirety of our nation’s history — including and especially the history of Native Americans, the systemic issues they still face today, and take supportive, uplifting action to right historic injustices.
How To Celebrate Native American Heritage Month: Take Action!
Support Native American-owned Businesses!
Nicole McLaren, the owner and founder of Raven Reads, a book subscription box that shares the voices and work of Indigenous authors while reinvesting money into other Indigenous-owned businesses states, that when you buy from and support Indigenous businesses and retailers year-round, "you're going to be providing not only revenue for that business, but you're building stronger communities." Find Native-owned business by clicking the link below.
41 Native-owned businesses to support during Native American Heritage Month and year-round
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples across North America. While the month celebrates Native communities, it's also a time for raising awareness about the systemic issues Indigenous communities continue to face.
----Parent and Family Engagement----
30 Day Gratitude Challenge
Please join me this month For the “30 Day Gratitude Challenge"! Register for prizes by scanning the QR Code from the flyer above.
Sylvia K. Rogers, M.Ed.
Hello A.C. Moore Families,
Are you looking for another way to support our school? Please consider donating new children's underwear or small bottles of water to our Health Room. We need both boy's and girl's underwear, sizes 4 - 10. Anything you can give - at any time during the year - will be greatly appreciated.
Action Through Connection
We all feel better when we have the tools we need to support our work life and personal relationships. This month we offer ways to connect, discover new solutions, and build an action plan to support you and your school community.
Take A Look at Your Bobcats...
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Location: 333 Etiwan Avenue, Columbia, SC, USA
Phone: (803) 343-2910