The Sandbox

A newsletter for families and friends of iAcademy @ AES!

May 24, 2021

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Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 24 - AR Day for traditional students
  • May 25 - End of the Year Celebration Day for traditional students
  • May 26 - Last Day of School for Students
  • July - Kindergarten Camp (Details will come out soon - check back on our webpage and social media for information)
  • August 11 - First Day back to School!

WOW What a Year!

WOW what an AMAZING year we have had at iAcademy! When we first started school in August, I'll be honest, I wasn't sure if we would even make it to Labor Day before we had to close again due to COVID. But, here we are at our last week in May and we made it a whole year! Thank you so much to our parents and school community for supporting us throughout the year! It was certainly a challenging year in a lot of ways, but oh how much our students have learned and grown!

Our teachers and staff deserve all the praise for doing whatever it took this year to keep kids in school and learning every day! I can't thank them all enough for persevering to Make a Difference! Best of luck to our 3rd graders as they "graduate" to AIS next year! You will always have a place at iAcademy and we will miss you all so much!

I pray that everyone in our iAcademy family has a fantastic, fun and RESTFUL summer! I'd like to encourage our families to get outside and play and relax! Spend time together! Also, read as much as you can! We have a fantastic public library off Jefferson Street and it is a great place to get lots of fun & engaging books that students and families can read together!

We are already looking forward to August and having ALL of our students back on campus every day! If you need us over the summer, please don't hesitate to call the school between 8-3 Monday through Thursday or send an email to me at Any announcements or news over the summer will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter, and website pages so check those out if you have questions! See you in August!


Mrs. Tedford

End of the Year Celebration Day!

Our End of the Year Celebration is tomorrow! Students will play fun games on the field and get to play on the inflatables throughout the day. We will also have a concession stand. Prices are listed below.

Cokes, Waters & Powerade - $1

Candy Items - $2

Chips - $1

Kona Ice - Prices range between $3-$6

We Need your Feedback!

Please click the link below and give us some feedback on our parent and family engagement plan from 2020-2021! You can see the plan by clicking the button. Thank you!

Parent Survey

School Supplies for 2021-2022 School Year

We have 2 ways to purchase school supplies for the upcoming 2021-2022 School Year! Students will receive a "supply list" with their report card at the end of the year and you can shop on your own to purchase supplies. Or you can purchase a kit online by reading and following the information below!

Go to now and enter our unique Athens Elementary School Code, which is 210617. Enter your student’s name and NEXT YEAR’S grade level (to properly label the kit) to add the kit to your shopping cart. Select any optional student accessories you’d like such as backpacks, headphones, lunch bags, water bottles, and food jars and then proceed to secure checkout. It is extremely simple and convenient! Your student’s supply kit and any optional accessories you ordered will be individually labeled and delivered directly to the school prior to the start of the new school year. Last day to order online is June 28th.

Grade K: $30

Grade 1: $34

Grade 2: $43

Grade 3: $38

For Students who are going INTO 4th grade at AIS - the code for ordering online kits is 895280 and the 4th grade kit price is $44.

You can pay online or you can bring cash/check to the school and we will order the kit for you. The last day to bring cash/check to the school is May 27th. After that date, you can take cash/check to the Central Office to order a kit. The deadline for ordering is June 28th. Call or email us with any questions!

Breakfast & Lunch Menu - Rest of the Year

It's Manager's Choice for the rest of the school year! Here is the menu:

Manager's Choice 5/25:

Assorted Breakfast

Turkey and Cheese Sandwich





Manager’s Choice 5/26:

**Assorted**Breakfast **Assorted**Lunch

Word of the Week Readers - 4th 9 weeks

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Summer Sports Camps

Athens Baseball & Softball Kids Camp registration are now open online! Click to register.

Baseball Camp is June 28-30

Softball Camp is June 14-16

Open to ages 5-12!

Re-Enrollment Information for 2021-2022 School Year

Current student re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will be conducted in the summer of 2021. Watch for notifications from ACS over the summer!

Read information about re-enrollment by clicking HERE.

Summer Reading Program Opportunity

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Information from our School Counselor

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Publix Partners for School!

Publix Partners has contributed $37.7 million to more than 4,600 schools across the Southeast.

And participating is easy. Simply sign up for Club Publix, click Publix Partners, and select a school. Then enter your phone number or use pay with the Publix app every time you check out.

Help out Athens Elementary everytime you shop at Publix!

Schoology Resources!

General School Information

Community Partnerships

iAcademy Innovation Lab Powered by WOW!

2020-2021 Partner In Education: United Way of Limestone County

Get the Free App Now!

Never miss a weather alert, school closing or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."

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.

Our Administrative Team

Mr. Neil Turner, Assistant Principal


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