AmeriMont Academy Elementary
For the Week Of: 10/10/16
From the Principal's Desk
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this morning's forum. We had eleven in attendance this morning who offered their feedback on how the school year has gone so far. Below are the highlights from the meeting:
o Socks/tights may be solid colors of red, white or blue
o Pants/Shorts – need to be dress slacks or shorts (no cargo, corduroy, jeans or bottoms with embellishments)
o Outerwear – children may wear any jackets while outside, but once they come inside, all apparel must be AMA uniform pieces
o Formal Day Sweaters – the sweater vest or button up sweater are both acceptable for formal day
o Moving towards an accelerated curriculum starting in the lower grades
o Small groups created by teachers within the classrooms to accommodate varying levels of students
o Mrs. O’Connor has volunteered to organize our library – thank you Mrs. O’Connor
o Parents are welcomed to volunteer during the designated classroom time. Please speak with your teachers for ways to help out in the classroom. Please note: Academic instuction is only conducted by the teacher
o The goal is to allow parents and students to enjoy the school year without having to worry about the small details
o We are in the process of coordinating date nights with the preschools to provide the same night out for all campuses. More information to come.
7 Habits Tickets & Pillars of Character
o Feedback from parents that these are great programs and children are responding positively at home
o Children are happy and love coming to school
o Teachers are happy
o Having a calendar has been a wonderful addition
After School Enrichment Programs
Monday - Sign Language with Mrs. Shubin starting 10/17
Wednesday - Brain Builders Lego Robotics (Last class on 11/2)
Thursday - Private Piano Lessons *Schedule a time directly with Miss Lee. Space is limited
Thursday- Cooking with Miss Olivia starting 10/20
Friday - Cheerleading
Be sure to order your cheer uniform at www.omnicheer.com if you haven't done so already.
November Hot Lunch
Online ordering has been extended!
Monday, October 20th is now the last day to order hot lunch for November online. Please email Miss Spiker with any questions.
If you miss the deadline, we will still have emergency options available at the cost below.
Emergency lunch is $7 (macaroni and cheese, applesauce, and a drink)
Emergency snack is $3 (animal crackers and a drink)
Original Works Art Project
Your child's artwork, ordering form and pricing information has already been sent home. Extra order forms will be available at the front office.
Please have you orders sent back in the poly bag no later than Friday October 21st.
For any questions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Ms. Ford.
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
This Week at AMA
Spotlight on Fall Arts and Crafts
A Look Ahead
1st Grade Field Trip to Centennial Farms on October 18th
Our students will enjoy a day on the farm, complete with radish seed planting, a chick experience, oxen demonstration, crop tending, and they will learn about livestock (all activities are subject to the farm's discretion and the children may not do them all).
Attire: AMA red polo, jeans and closed toed shoes (this is a working farm, so the children will get a little dirty)
Lunch: lunch will be back at school when the children return
Depart from AMA: 8:00am
Tour Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Return to AMA: 11:45am
The Great Shake 10/20
We will simulate what an earthquake will sound like using an audio track in the classrooms. After the in class drill, we will have the students and teachers line up outside, and go through safety procedures in place as if a real earthquake has taken place.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Miss Maltas, email@example.com
Citizen of the Month Award on 10/28
We will also hold a 7 habit ticket raffle to award 2 students a free dress pass.
Teachers will reach out to families ahead of time to inform them whether their child has been selected to receive the award.
Remember to dress in formal wear
Trunk-Or-Treat Monday, October 31st
Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes all day. Below are a few reminders when planning your costume:
- no (fake) weapons of any kind
- masks can not be worn all day, and should go in a backpack during class time
- students must be able to sit at their desks
- no open toed shoes
Contact Darshna Vohra at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in this event!
Parent Organization Diwali Presentation
A flyer with more information is sent home in your child's folder.
On-Site Tutoring Available
AMA now offers on-site tutoring services for students who are interested in receiving additional help from a credentialed teacher. Tutoring is a personalized session aimed at stimulating a deeper understanding of an academic concept.
If you are interested in having your child receive this additional support from a credentialed teacher, please email email@example.com. She will coordinate with days and times available with all our teachers.
One-on-one tutoring for 1 hour: $40
Group tutoring for 1 hour: $30
Various days and times available; inform Miss Spiker with details of your request
As a Reminder
Please ensure your student is wearing a complete uniform every day. All uniform pieces must all be purchased through Uniform Monkey or previously from True Grits. Your child may wear free dress on their birthday!
A reminder to wear formal dress on the following days
This information can also be found at
10/19 - Picture Day
10/28 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
11/18 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
11/22 - Feast Day
12/16 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
1/27 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
2/24 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
3/31 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
4/28 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
5/10 - Mother's Day Celebration
5/26 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
6/16 - Citizen of the Month/Performance
Boys Formal Wear
White Formal Shirt, Boys Tie, AMA Logo Sweater & Navy Pants
Girls Formal Wear
Bow Blouse with AMA on the collar, Cross Tie, AMA Logo Sweater & Plaid Skort