Maybury Weekly News

2.7.2022 Keeping Families Informed and in the KNOW!

Welcome to Week 26 Maybury Families and Scholars!

Please take time each week to read through the weekly SMORE as this is the best way to stay informed and in the know about happenings on campus and other important information. The SMORE has the ability to be updated in real time so we always advise that you click the "view in browser" link in your email so you're always reading the most accurate and up to date information. Always be SURE to read under the NEW INFORMATION section and anything below it before hitting the weekly recurring information so you're best informed!
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Get EPIC books to celebrate Black History Month

Go to link by clicking the Get Epic button and enter the following class code to join: mqx1160

Black History Exhibit 2022

You'll find 28 different exhibits in our "museum" - one for each day of February - highlighting Black heroes like Matthew Henson, Oprah Winfrey, Wilma Rudolph, and Viola Desmond.

New Information

  • This week is National School Counseling week so everyone please be sure to high five and thank our A+ district counselor, Ms. Carina Turner who has been working diligently and tirelessly to help our scholars with all of their needs.



National School Counseling Week 2022 (#NSCW22) is Feb. 7-11, 2022, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

The 2022 theme is School Counseling: Better Together. Check out the lineup of events for the week.


  • February 18th, 2022, there is no school for scholars, however we will be having our 2nd APTT (Academic Parent Teacher Team) conferences. More information will be sent home next week, but we hope you plan to attend as you will receive updated NWEA (MAP) scores for reading and math, your scholar's kickboard report from the beginning of the year up until now and your scholars 3rd quarter progress report.

3rd & 4th Grade ONLY: Mathnasium

We are thrilled to share that we’ve partnered with Mathnasium, the Math Learning Center company!


Q. How will the program work?


  • The assessments will identify areas of strength and growth opportunities for each scholar in math. Individualized curriculum will be created using the results from the baseline assessment.

  • Scholars will be assessed a total of 3 times this school year (baseline, mid-way, and end).


  • For the initial baseline assessment, a goal score is between 30% - 70%. This means that the work will be appropriately challenging - not too hard and not too easy. Even with lower scores, we have still seen some GREAT increases in scores over an 8 - week period.

  • The school will receive the results of each assessment and are free to share with the parents! Additionally, an individualized form for each scholar that shows missed questions from the assessment and which standard(s) it is tied to.


Q. What should I expect during the tutoring sessions?


  • Scholars will virtually work with a trained instructor on a computer with a Maybury staff member present in the classroom for 30 minutes a day, 4x a week within a 4:1 instructor to scholar ratio.


  • Each scholar’s material will be individualized to them - so not all the 3rd graders will be working on the same material!


  • Scholars will only be able to see the instructor and their material online to decrease distractions!


  • During each 30 minute session, we would love for scholars to average a minimum of 3-4 pages, but understand that for some scholars that may not be possible and that is ok!


  • ALL instructors are required to pass a rigorous math screening that tests mathematical thinking, familiarity with our approach, and their ability to translate complex concepts in a relatable way for scholars!


We encourage families to learn more about the program by visiting the Mathnasium website Mathnasium® Online Math Tutoring.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Principal Benn - Sbenn@aplusarts.com: 614-626-2250.

Grades 3-6 Show What you KNOW Test Prep

Scholars in grades 3-6 will engage in a daily "show what you know" test prep session within their classrooms. This is to ensure scholars are ready to go when it is time for our state test in Reading, Math and Science (5th only for Science) (3rd-6th for Reading and Math). We encourage you to have open dialogue with your scholar and ask what he/she is learning and doing while in school!

Maybury Re-Enrollment is happening NOW!


Good morning and Happy Monday Maybury families!

Please see the link below to complete your re-enrollment form to secure your scholar's seat for the 2022-2023 school year! We've passed our target deadline of January 28th, but I'm encouraging you to save your SCHOLAR's SEAT RIGHT AWAY! The first class to be 100% re-enrolled, will receive a pizza party! Even if your scholar will be attending somewhere else next year, it is essential that you complete the re-enrollment form and let us know your scholar will not be returning so we can have accurate numbers as new scholars enroll. Thank you all and have a GREAT WEEKEND!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfwHoeKpaLbQTun-mj7MjgPri_fQSvu3Cu_3E5lf8xE04szQ/viewform
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Fast Facts

February 7th, 1926

On this day in 1926, Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.

February 8th, 1978

Muhammad Ali for heavyweight boxing championship. Ali regained the title on September 15 and became the person to win the title three times.

February 9th, 1965

On this day in 1965, Martin Luther King met with President Johnson to discuss black voting rights.

February 10th, 1964

On this day in 1964, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

February 11th, 1990

On this day in 1990 Nelson Mandela is released from prison.

Recurring Weekly Information

The school day runs Monday-Friday from 8:00-3:30 pm. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:30. Masks are required for staff and scholars so please plan accordingly.


  • COVID Guidelines: All scholars and staff must wear masks in the building. Please make sure your child has their own mask and that he/she is keeping it on and know it should cover their nose.


  • Visitors will not be allowed in the building during school hours. This is for the health and safety of all scholars and staff. This includes parents/guardians. If you have a specific need we will meet you at the front door to best serve you.


  • Your scholar may bring a refillable water bottle to school as we now have COVID safe, touchless drinking fountains.


Transportation Issues


  • There have been several transportation issues with Columbus City Schools in regard to buses not running their am routes due to a driver shortage and most recently not doing pickup in the afternoons. Please take time out of your day to contact transportation and inform them of your issues and request that you be notified when routes change, pick up or drop off changes on their end and so forth. Unfortunately, transportation issues are not in the realm of our control, however we do fully understand the frustration this situation is causing our families. Contact transportation @ 614-365-5074

  • Uniforms- Scholars will be required to wear uniforms this school year. Scholars may wear ANY color colored polo shirt (A+ logo NOT required) along with Khaki, Blue or Black pants. No hoodies, slides or open toed shoes.


  • Cell Phones- Scholars will not be permitted to carry or use cell phones during school hours. Teachers will have scholars drop their phones in a box upon entry into their classrooms every morning. Any scholar caught with a phone during school hours will have it confiscated and we will only return the phone to a parent/guardian.


  • Proof of Residency- if we haven't received your Proof of Residency yet, your scholar is NOT fully enrolled. This can be a copy of a utility bill or first page of your lease. Please take a picture and email to lmoore@aplusarts.com. Scholars cannot begin school until this is completed.


Dress Down Day

  • Scholars may dress down and wear jeans every Friday for $1.00. All other days, scholars MUST be in the appropriate uniform.



Kickboard


  • Kickboard is the platform we use to track scholar behavior. Scholars will begin receiving their "scholar dollar" reports every Friday. Those scholars that return with a signed copy of their report on Monday will begin the week with an additional $5.00! Please reach out to your scholar's teacher if you need login information.


Class Dojo


  • Class Dojo is utilized to communicate large class level messages and to individually reach out to parents. Contact your scholar's teacher if you need access to Dojo as well.



Arrival


  • Please be mindful that your scholar is considered tardy and needs to be signed in as of 8:31 am.



Dismissal

  • Please ensure you are picking your scholar up and/or have made arrangements to have them picked up promptly at 3:30 which is our dismissal time. There are no adults present on campus after 4:00 pm. Late pick ups will result in a verbal reminder, written warning and then we will need to contact Columbus City Police Department and/or Child Protective Services for further incidents.


Early Pickup


  • While we understand that scholars have doctor's appointments and other things that require them to leave early, please keep in mind that late drop off's and early pick-ups do result in scholars losing instructional time. The Ohio Department of Education tracks scholar instructional time in hours so consistently dropping off late and/or picking up early affects their attendance. If it is a necessary appointment, please provide the front office with appropriate documentation so that your scholar is excused
Maybury Enrollment Referral Form

You MUST complete this form for any new families you are referring to us so you can receive the enrollment credit if/when they complete the application.

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A+ Arts Academy: Where the PLUS means so much MORE!

A+ Arts Academy provides a personalized elementary and junior high school education for scholars in kindergarten through eighth grade. The PLUS stands for our school environment. Your child will be safe, protected, cared for and nurtured in an atmosphere that rewards learning, self-respect and dignity.


The mission of our schools is to be known for producing responsible and accountable scholars who demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth, leadership and moral values, ultimately becoming exceptional citizens. We serve scholars and families at three beautiful campuses in the Columbus, Ohio area:


Fair Campus K-6 | 1395 Fair Ave., Columbus OH 43205 | 614.725.1305


Maybury Campus K-6 | 2633 Maybury Rd., Columbus OH 43232 | 614.626.2250


Napoleon Campus 7 & 8 | 270 S. Napoleon Ave., Columbus, OH 43213 | 614.338.0767