AROUND THE REALM KNIGHTLY NEWS

July 22nd, 2022

* DEDICATION * GROWTH * COMMUNITY *

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...

Dear Knights,


We have had a great start to the school year. I need you help in some drop off and pick up procedures:


Drop Off

  • Starting Monday, we will use the same map for both drop off and pick up i.e., there will be 2 exits. Parent requested the change and upon reviewing, we felt that this would significantly improve the traffic flow
  • Attached below is the revised map

Pick Up

  • DO NOT park in the neighborhoods across the street and signal your students to cross the street - you MUST pick them up from the pick lanes
  • Please DO NOT come on campus to pick up your students before 2:35pm. Upon arrival onto campus, proceed to a parking spot and wait until it is time to line up
  • Please DO NOT line up prior to 2:42pm - it creates a traffic jam out on the streets and creates safety issues
  • Please use any of the three pick up traffic flow patterns - #1, #2, #3. Please be cordial and exercise courteous driving practices.
  • Lastly, even though it may seem like it is going slow, it only took 20 minutes from dismissal to most of the students being picked up and exited off our campus. So, please be patient. Our first and foremost focus is student & staff safety so please please stay off your mobile devices and stay alert during drop off and pick up

1 to 1 Device User Agreement

  • If you haven't already, please sign the agreement - Log into the Infinite Campus Parent Port and click the 'More' button to locate and click the 'Student Device Agreement" link
  • Visit the 1 to 1 device website to find out more information


Action Items:

  • Review and take action as needed on the above items
  • Please complete the annual online registration verification on Infinite Campus.


Manjula K Reddy

Principal

ACP Middle School

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Power Hour - Registration for July & August

Power Hour is an academic support we provide at ACP Middle School on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year. Power Hour runs from 2:50 pm to 3:50 pm Tuesday-Thursday. Students must be picked up promptly at 3:50 pm at parent pick-up.


Notes:

  • These are not instructor led sessions and parents must provide student transportation.
  • In order to attend, all students must signup weekly through signup genius. Students may only be signed-up for 1 week at a time.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE POWER HOUR SIGNUP GENIUS REGISTRATION FOR JULY

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE POWER HOUR SIGNUP GENIUS REGISTRATION FOR AUGUST


NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PICKUP YOUR STUDENT PROMPTLY AT 3:50 PM.

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Parent Roundtables

I host monthly-ish parent Q & A sessions or roundtables where we collaborate on a number of topics. I host these meetings virtually for your convenience. Hope to 'see' everyone at these meetings. See below for dates and times:


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Upcoming Events

Monday - July 25th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

1 to 1 Device Distribution - 6th Grade

6th Grade Specials - Special 2

Power Hour w/ Wines Room B101 - Ends @ 3:50 pm

PE Uniform Sales


Tuesday - July 26th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

1 to 1 Device Distribution - 8th Grade

6th Grade Specials - Special 1

Power Hour w/ Mitchell Room B104 - Ends @ 3:50 pm

PE Uniform Sales


Wednesday - July 27th

Odd Block Schedule - Periods 0, 1, 3, 5

1 to 1 Device Distribution - 7th Grade

6th Grade Specials - Special 1 & Special 2

Power Hour w/ Tatar Room M5 - Ends @ 3:50 pm

PE Uniform Sales


Thursday - July 28th

Even Block Schedule - Periods 0, 2, 4, 6

No 6th Grade Specials

1 to 1 Device Distribution - 7th Grade

Power Hour w/ Palacios Room D104 - Ends @ 3:50 pm

Curriculum Knight @5:30pm ACP Middle School Gym

PE Uniform Sales


Friday - July 26th

Regular Schedule - Periods 0-6

6th Grade Specials - Special 2

Power Hour w/ Wines Room B101 - Ends @ 3:50 pm

Last Day for PE Uniform Sales


Curriculum Knight:

Arizona College Prep will host our “Curriculum Knight/ Meet the Teacher” on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Curriculum Night gives parents an opportunity to actually “run through” their student’s schedules and meet each teacher. Please know that Curriculum Knight is a structured event and not a drop in. Be sure to bring your child’s schedule for room locations.


This event is intended primarily for parents. Students are not required to attend.

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Knight(s) in the spotlight...

Thanvi Voruganti, one of our 7th graders, has published her second poetry book titled, "From Shades of Blue." It was released on 06/09/2022 on Amazon global. It is also available on good reads. You can check out her website for more info. She also posted a youtube video explaining a few details regarding the book. So proud of her!! She also competed in the National History competition this summer!

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Booster Club Information

Chromebook sleeves will be on sale at the Curriculum Knight for those interested in purchasing. Attached below is a picture of the sleeve.

Connect with Us!

Stay informed with events sponsored by ACP Middle School Boosters


Join Us!

ACP Middle School Booster Club supports events for the students and staff at ACP Middle School throughout the year.

  • We still have open positions on our executive board (Co-Vice President, Secretary, Co-Secretary, & Co-Treasurer).
  • Want to help in another way - be part of a committee, help with an event or something else (copy room), let us know!
  • Email us at acpmbooster@gmail.com with what position you are interested in or how you would like to be involved.
  • Volunteer in-person or from the comfort of your home


2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR EVENTS


Fundraising at the Chandler Mall through School Cents

Any purchase you make at the Chandler Mall earns us money.

  • Runs July 1, 2022 thru January 15, 2023.
  • Drop off your receipt in the box by the elevator in the mall
  • If there is no box, hold on to your receipts
  • Look for updates on our Facebook page


Booster Bash! (Tuesday, July 26)

Come out and join us for our kickoff celebration! Come meet other ACP Middle School Parents and Guardians. We can’t wait to meet you!

  • Door prizes
  • Present the upcoming year’s budget
  • Vote in our new executive board
  • Discuss upcoming opportunities for being involved
  • Join our Facebook page for updates (ACP Middle School Booster Club - https://www.facebook.com/ACPMBooster)

Copy Room Volunteers Needed


Copy Room Sign Up QR code

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YEARBOOK SALES BY PRE-ORDER ONLY - JOSTENS

Early is good! Get ahead-of-the-game and check "order yearbook" off your list. In order for a student to get a yearbook the last week of school, parents/students must order on-line.

Online orders will start in August.


Cost: For those that preorder early, the cost of the yearbook will start at $42.00 for a limited time. (Payment Plan Avail.)

When: Yearbooks will go on sale August 2nd through December 31st through Jostens website.

How: Students/Parents can go online to www.jostensyearbooks.com

to order a yearbook. Be sure to maintain a copy of your emailed receipt as proof of purchase. Order now to ensure that your student receives a yearbook. Families may pay with a debit or credit card by going online to Jostens’ and selecting Arizona College Prep—MIDDLE SCHOOL.


Delivery: Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school ONLY to those students who pre-ordered their book.


Order your yearbook early for the best deals!

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24/7 TUTORING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

Chandler Unified School District is pleased to partner with NetTutor to offer free online, on demand 24/7 tutoring.


NetTutor offers K-12 CUSD students live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. Tutors are subject matter experts trained in how to translate tutoring best practices and learning strategies to support students online.


FOR ACCESS TO FREE ONLINE TUTORING:


  • Click here to access Clever
  • Log into your student’s GSE account
  • Click on the NetTutor Icon (you may have to scroll down)
  • Click “I Agree” after reading the terms and conditions to continue (first time only)
  • Click on the course or subject area in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts
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Please Make a Tax Credit Donation TO ACP MIDDLE SCHOOL

Arizona tax law allows individual taxpayers to claim a nonrefundable tax credit for making contributions or paying fees directly to a public school in AZ for support of eligible activities and programs.

ACP Parents

All extracurricular activity fees for students are now paid online thru the InTouch Fee Payment System accessible through the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus.


Student fees for the 2022-2023 school year will begin being posted in August.

Fees for music, clubs, sports, and field trip fees, etc. are assigned separately throughout the school year.


At the junior high level, the school office is unable to reallocate / redirect funds without parent and district approval. Be sure to select the specific fee for the activity where you want your payment applied. Sports fees are assigned quarterly and club fees are assigned once established.


When paying fees online (band/ orchestra, club or athletics fees, etc.), please consider making an additional contribution to our general fund in December to reach the maximum credit allowable.

http://az01001175.schoolwires.net/page/1131


Once you have paid all outstanding fees for ACP Middle School or if you have a family member that resides in AZ, please consider making an additional tax credit contribution to ACP's general fund before December 31st. If you are able to make your tax contributions prior to the end of the calendar year, your donation would be greatly appreciated. It will help give us a jump start on some of our essential extracurricular activities. We have set a goal to collect approximately $50,000.00 this school year and hope that you will be willing to help us meet our goal. Thank you for supporting your child and ACP Middle School!


Tax Credit Basics…

A tax credit donation is a full refund, not a deduction. Contributions eligible for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not to the state or school district. To participate or learn more, follow the link listed below to donate online or you can complete the enclosed form and submit your contribution at your convenience.


http://www.cusd80.com/taxcredit


Arizona Law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400.00 per year if filing status is “Married, filing Joint Return;” $200.00 per calendar year if filing status is “Single of Head of Household;” and $200 per calendar year if filing status is “Married filing separate returns.” These contributions fund extracurricular activities in public schools and greatly impact our school community and our students.

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