FAME Academy News Blast

A newsletter for our FAME Academy Family

Edition 4 Vol. 12 Week of October 19th

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, October 21- Report Cards Go Home
  • Thursday, October 22- Makeup Picture Day
  • Friday, October 30- Monster Mash Dash & Halloween Celebration Day
  • Thursday, November 5- Kids Check @ 8 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 11- Veterans Day- No School

Monster Mash Dash Fun Run

We are excited to have our annual PTF Fun Run that will be included as a part of our Halloween Celebration Day on Friday, October 30. Our annual Fun Run is our largest fundraiser that goes back to support our students and teachers in the classroom and throughout the school. Our Fun Run will look different as we are not able to have parent volunteers assisting this year. We plan on doing a Facebook Live to bring our parents into the fun that will be taking place during our Monster Mash Day.

This year, a portion of the Fun Run proceeds will go to upgrading parts of our playground. Forms went home with all students. For more information on how individuals and businesses can support FAME Academy students with our Monster Mash Dash, please check out the forms below. Thank you for your support of the FAME Academy PTF organization!

Monster Mash Dash Information-English

Monster Mash Dash Info-English

Makeup Picture Day- Thursday, October 22nd

Any student that did not have the opportunity to have their picture made in September or that would like to have a remake picture, our Makeup Picture Day is this Thursday, October 22nd.

Standards Based Report Card Information

What is a standards-based report card?
It’s all about student understanding and mastering a learning goal - and less about grades. A standards-based report card lists the most important skills students should learn in each subject at a particular grade level. Instead of letter grades, students receive marks or a code that shows how well they have mastered the skills.

For more information please visit https://www.acs-k12.org/domain/2065

Standards-Based Report Cards will go home with all students on Wednesday, October 21st for the 1st Nine Weeks.

FAME Masks are on Sale!

FAME Masks are now on sale. Please check out the links below on how to place your order for your FAME Face Mask!
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FAME Mask Order Form-English

Mask Order Form-English

FAME Mask Order Form-Spanish

FAME Mask Order-Spanish

Classroom Party Information


Every year, our elementary schools have two classroom celebrations; Halloween and Christmas. This year due to COVID-19, we are not going to be able to do our typical Halloween and Christmas parties.

This year, we are going to purchase individualized special snacks for our students for Halloween and Christmas for their classroom celebrations. Attached below is the Room Party Money form. We are asking for $8 per family to help assist with this year's classroom celebrations. We will have the Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 30th, and our Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 18th.

We are also excited to announce that as a part of our Halloween Celebration on Friday, October 30, we are going to have our PTF Monster Mash Dash fundraiser. More information will be coming out about our Monster Mash Dash so be on the lookout!

Thank you for your continued support of our students and staff at FAME Academy!

Class Party Letter

Class Party Letter

Free Themometers

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3rd Grade Project Based Learning Unit- "Go Green" Shoe Drive

The Cherry family can’t wait to add one more to their front porch swing!

Our 3rd grade is leading a shoe drive in support of the Cherry Family Adoption and global poverty relief as a part of their Project Based Learning Unit, "Go Green"

Mrs. Cherry’s family is pursuing an international adoption. Their strong belief in caring for children in need in addition to desiring to grow their family motivates their pursuit of adopting a child! We can help support their pursuit by collecting shoes!!! We will collect GENTLY used shoes of all shapes, sizes, and types to be processed with a company called Funds2Orgs that will pay for the shoes and that payment will be going toward the adoption. In addition, donating shoes will benefit families in developing countries to gain a sustainable living through a small shoe business.

As you switch closets over to fall/winter attire consider donating all your gently worn shoes (quality is important) to our shoe drive!

Our minimum goal is 2,500 pairs!!! So, we need all the help you can give!!!

Here’s what you can do:
1: Collect shoes from home, family members, friends, neighbors, church, etc {quality gently used, please}
2: Tie shoe strings together or rubber band together
3: Send to school with your students or drop off during the carline.

We thank you for partnering in this huge endeavor!!!
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Counselor's Corner

Meet Mrs. Andris

Meet Mrs. Andris

Football Spirit Days

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Remote Student & Parent Resources

Remote student and parents, please check out the links below for resources that will assist you during remote learning. As always, our remote teachers are here to assist you with any instructional needs:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade- kelley.wilbanks@acs-k12.org

2nd & 3rd Grade- kerri.owens@acs-k12.org

Schoology Resources

Schoology Resources

ACS Remote Student Learning Technology Help Ticket

Assistance for any technical issues regarding your remote learning device from Athens City Schools.

ACS Remote Learning Device Agreement & Instructions

ACS Remote Learning Device Agreement & Instructions


We encourage parent volunteers and support at FAME Academy. This year we are not sure how that may look but we would like to have as many volunteers as possible. Our PTF membership is $10 per family. This money helps to cover a portion of our PTF budget that supports our students and teachers in the classroom. Please complete the forms below to join PTF.

2020-2021 PTF Officers

President- Kathy Hollmann

Vice-President- Sundi Howell

Secretary- Ranelda Woods

Treasurer- Sarah Bradley

Latchkey Information

Our Latch Key program is available for any student from 2:45-5:00 pm every day after school. Students will be able to work on homework and have recreation time. The cost is $30 per week and payment must be submitted every Monday for the upcoming week. Please click on the box below to sign your child up for Latch Key.
Latchkey Procedures

Latchkey Procedures

Latchkey Application

Latchkey Application

FAME Academy Staff

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Be sure to allow alerts, pushes and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256.233.6600.

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2020-2021 ACS Student-Parent Handbook

ACS Student-Parent Handbook

Partner In Education

Thank you to our Partner in Education, First National Bank for supporting our students & staff at FAME Academy this school year.
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