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9/26/2021 - Parent Participation!

Hello Families!


STEPP Advisory is taking place Tuesday, October 5th 2021. This is a time for parents to come together and talk through needs as parents and how to support the growth of your scholar. We are looking forward to connecting with each of you! This event will take place in-person but will also have a ZOOM option (see link is announcement below). Please also, click this link in order respond to a short survey about STEPP https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHZRPe_CC9Uq-KlYSwNVzXlrkuh73Deo_4wM97OHgjf6MTlA/viewform


Families, please follow us on InstaGram for important announcements and reminders @aplusartsacademy Arts Academy Jr. High


Our After-School Program is soon approaching, Monday, October 4th!

If you are interested in your scholar attending the after-school program, please fill out the interest form in the following link: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEmFHpQg5U/rRYYsWeuZLbdN2p3BZHKRA/view?utm_content=DAEmFHpQg5U&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishpresent then click "Enroll Student" (See image below for more details). The after school program will provide remediation supports in both Reading and Math. If you indicated interest during orientation, we still need you to sign-up through the above link as well.


7th Grade Parents - We need your child's updated immunization records. The records need to include their required shot for 7th grade. We need these records in the office by September 30th, 2021 at the latest. Please email to bwisher@aplusarts.com.

Please note, if we do not receive the records by this date, your child will not be able to attend school until all immunizations are updated. Please email/call with any questions!


Masks - Please emphasize to your scholar the need for the mask to be over their mouth and nose. This is a team effort to maintain the health and safety of ALL in the building.


Kickboard - Kickboard is an online Positive Behavioral Support System that is used to monitor scholar behavior with the intent to reward scholars for proper behavior in all school environments. Scholars have been given "scholar dollars" and this Friday had their first opportunity to purchase incentives from the Kickboard Store. Please encourage your scholars to keep making right behavior choices, complete their work, and participate well in class.


Health and Safety - Parents/Guardians, at this time we will not be allowing visitors to enter the building. If there is a need in the building, please come to the door, ring the bell and we will meet you at the door to provide any supports. Thank you for your understanding, as we work hard to keep the building safe and all within healthy.


Important Dates:

October 4th - After School Program Begins

October 5th - STEPP Advisory @ 6:00pm for parents

October 15th - End of 1st Quarter

October 18th - NO SCHOOL


Also, please remember the following:

1. COVID Guidelines: All scholars and staff must wear masks in the building. Please make sure your child has their own mask.

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.


2. Transportation: We know that there may some issues tomorrow with transportation. As much as we would like to help you with every need, the best way for you to get the information you need is to call 614-365-5074. Please communicate to us anything you learn so we can best support you and other parents.


3. Uniform - Please make sure your scholar is in uniform tomorrow. Black polo top, black or khaki bottoms (no leggings), any shoes (no slides). If you are in need of any support with these items, please do not hesitate to ask.


4. Cell Phones - scholar's cell phones must be in their lockers during school hours. Those that did not make it to orientation will receive the cell phone policy tomorrow.

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S.T.E.P.P. Advisory

Tuesday, Oct. 5th, 6pm

270 South Napoleon Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA and ZOOM

S.T.E.P.P. = Support Today's Education Parents and Partnership

- Led by families for families

- Join us the first Tuesday evening of every month to learn from and connect with other A+ Arts Academy parents.

- The goal is to maintain an open dialogue with families and the school as well as offer the opportunity to build connections with community members and local businesses in order to connect parents, scholars and staff to community resources, to increase growth for all.


Please join us because your input is INVALUABLE!


ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/4537135913?pwd=UWgyMlcyUG1yZkZVSmFHdmIxQ1FTdz09

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From Your Teachers

Reading Intervention Newsletter

Check Out OurTeacher's Pages!


ELA: https://sites.google.com/phalenacademies.org/napoleon78/ms-maloney


Science: Last week, scholars in 7th grade participated in the Metric Olympics where we focused on measuring using the metric system in science. Ask your student about their favorite event! 7th grade will be focused on mass, weight, volume and calculating density. Previously, 8th graders made a 2D model of the layers of the earth and will be starting an investigation on earthquakes and seismic waves.

Our Afterschool program starts Monday October 4th, please sign up if interested in extracurricular activities and homework help including access to Science club and tutoring with Ms. KB. If your child is not enrolled in the afterschool program they will not be allowed to stay after the school day ends. Parents, please plan to attend next month's STEPP Advisory meeting on October 5th at 6 p.m. either in person or through zoom. All students with a family member attending receive extra credit in science. I will be available before and during the meeting for parents who need access to grades and/or need assistance will email communications with A+. Please look out for your scholar on our Science class page in the Hall of Awesomeness at https://sites.google.com/phalenacademies.org/napoleon78/ms-brewington


Art Corner: Hello A+ Families!

As a reminder Art class is for a grade for 8th grade. Materials 7th and 8th grade will need for their projects are a Sharpie, colored pencils and a ruler.

I am uploading YouTube videos to our YouTube channel of how to do each project for students who are absent. I’ll make them near the end of each project and include all steps and due dates. Here’s a link to the channel:

A+ Arts YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ_A2HO99uPmSiHjXGOTTfA/videos

I’m grading projects during class, but I can also accept work through email if they are absent or late to school. Just attach a picture of their work.

Mr. Eades email:

jeades@aplusarts.com


Varsity Drum Line: Please use the following link to order your drum line uniform. This is for those that Mr. Powell has indicated, made drum line for this year, based off their tryouts. http://coachsassistant.gtmsportswear.com/APLUSDRUMLINE If you have any questions, please email jpowell@aplusarts.com.

Napoleon Technology Support

If you or your scholar are having any problems with logging in to your school email please email napoleonloginhelp@aplusarts.com for any assistance

From The Community

Middle School - Leadership Program

Free Leadership Development Program for 6-8th Graders

Do you have a middle schooler who is a future leader for our great city? Have them apply to the City Leaders program today!

The City Leaders program develops the leaders of tomorrow so our children stay here and serve as the future leaders of Columbus. Participants meet monthly to engage in hands-on learning opportunities, meetings and mentoring by city leadership. They explore topics such as science, technology, arts, history, education, health and nutrition, social services, law enforcement, safety, government, economic development and community service. The experience improves students’ public speaking skills, facilitation skills, teamwork, community awareness and overall leadership attitude.

This free opportunity is open to City of Columbus middle schoolers (6th-8th and ages 10-15). Participants must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and participate in all programs.

Apply today! Applications are due Sept. 30.

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