Hello from ACMA

June 1, 2019

Message from Principal Paige


2019 ACMA Dance Recital

2019 Dance Recital
Friday, May 31st @ 7pm
Saturday, June 1st @ 7pm
Sunday, June 2nd @ 2pm

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy's annual Dance Recital showcases all levels from beginning to advanced in Modern, Jazz, Broadway, Tap, and Ethnic styles.

Tickets can be purchased online at: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=acma or by cash or check at the door.

Blood Drive - June 3rd

Acma is holding a blood drive on June 3rd! If you are 16 and older you are allowed to donate (if you are 16 you need to have a permission slip signed by your guardian). Permission slips can be found on the Red Cross website or with Ariana Davis. To participate contact @arianadavisc17@gmail.com or (503)-449-6166. Thank you to everyone who is able to donate.

Spring Music Concert - June 3rd

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Grad Night - Cancelled

Dear Seniors and parents of seniors,

I regret to inform you that ACMA Grad Night 2019 has been cancelled due to lack of interest. All money turned in will be refunded to students on Friday morning, June 7th, at the senior breakfast. If for some reason your student will not be there, please let me know so alternative arrangements can be made.

Carol Biederman for the PTO Board

Last Chance for a YEARBOOK!

Don't let the yearbook sell out on you...

Cost is now $65. Payments are accepted in the Main Office (cash or check only).

You may also purchase online with a credit card for a small fee.

Take Home A Piece of ACMA’s Greenery!

When our building is torn down to be replaced this summer that also means they will be tearing out all of our plants! ACMA’s Green Team would like to save them! Want to spruce up your yard or create something beautiful?

What: We have LOADS of lavender, day-lilies, daffodils, hyacinth, irises, roses, and more! Bring the pots you would like them put into or we have some extra plastic ones to fit them for you. ACMA’s Green Team will help you dig up the plants you want and take them home.

When: After school on June 10th, 11th, and 13th or during the day on June 17th and June 18th.

Where: Meet in Mr. Reed’s room 148 or find the people running around outside with shovels.

How much: We ask for you to decide on your own amount to be donated to the ACMA Green Team to further help us in making ACMA greener with recycling and a new garden area at Timberland.

E-mail burton_reed@beaverton.k12.or.us with questions or to set up a time to meet.

So many opportunities...

As the school year comes to an end there are numerous opportunities to volunteer at ACMA.

  • All School Pizza feed
  • Dance Recital
  • Music Concerts
  • The Spectacular, Spectacular
  • Middle School Social
  • Graduation

and many, many more. If you have not registered to be a volunteer at ACMA, click the link below to get started. Do not wait!


Jamba Juice Fundraiser June 4th & 6th

With summer weather on the horizon, it’s a great time for a smoothie. ACMA Theatre is selling Jamba Juice discount cards! Half of each sale goes directly back to ACMA Theatre. Thespians and Junior thespians will be selling cards at school on Thursday May 30th, Tuesday June 4th and Thursday June 6th during both lunch periods . We can also arrange to get them to you separately. Just contact Seona Zimmermann; seonazim@yahoo.com. Cards can be purchased with cash or checks made out to ACMA Theatre.
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First Friday Coffee is Cancelled - June 7th

There will be no "First Friday Coffee With The Principal" on Friday, June 7th.

Senior Activities & Graduation

Friday, June 7th – Senior Recognition Day

  • Senior Breakfast - 7:45-9:10 AM, PAC Gallery

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be serving a catered breakfast to seniors. Seniors should arrive at ACMA by 7:40 AM. The buses will be running at the regular times if seniors choose to ride the bus to school.

  • Graduation Practice - 9:10-10:40 AM, Main Theater

Participation in graduation practice is mandatory. If a student does not participate in the graduation practice, they will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.

  • Senior Awards and Recognition - 10:40 AM-12:00 PM, Courtyard

Parents/guardians and family members are cordially invited to attend this assembly, where the accomplishments of the seniors are recognized before the entire student body. Sunscreen and hats are recommended during the Recognition Assembly. Typically, it gets quite warm on the asphalt of the Courtyard.

Saturday, June 8th – Graduation

  • 11:00 AM, Main Theater Performing Arts Center
  • All Seniors arrive at 10:00 AM to Food Ct
  • Doors open to families at 10:15am. Entrance by Ticket Only

    Calling All Chromebooks!

    ACMA will be collecting all Chromebooks and chargers this year. Senior Chromebook and charger collection will begin May 31st and end June 5th. All 6th through 11th grade Chromebooks and chargers will begin collection on June 12th and finish on June 13th. We ask that you make sure your students have their Chromebook and chargers ready to turn into the Library. We also ask that the Chromebooks be charged so we can determine which Chromebooks will need to be repaired over the summer. Any Chromebook that is not turned in by June 14th will be disabled and a fine will be assessed on the student’s account. If your student does not turn in a charger there will be a $17 fee. If you have any question please contact ACMA.

    ACMA PTO Meeting - June 11th

    Meetings take place the second Tuesday of the month in the ACMA Library. Please join us on June 11th @ 7:00pm to learn of current happenings at the school, the upcoming move and what is in store for next year. We welcome anyone and everyone to attend and find out how they can help support ACMA’s staff, teachers and students.

    Be sure to visit the PTO website at www.acmapto.com and follow ACMAPTO on Facebook and/or Instagram to get timely reminders of upcoming events."

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    ACMA Transition to "ACMA @ 118th"

    Arts & Communication Magnet Academy will be moved to ACMA @ 118th Avenue beginning June 20, 2019 until June 2021. We will be moving the summer of 2019 and accessibility to our office will be limited or unavailable until June 24, 2019.

    Office Hours starting June 24, 2019 will be: Monday - Thursday 9-3pm.

    Main Office:

    650 NW 118th Ave

    Portland, OR 97229


    "Sometimes people ask me what Timberland, our temporary home in 2019-2021 will be like. I tell them yellow." Bjorn Paige

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    Updates to District Calendar for 2019-2020

    Due to budget cuts the District Calendar has been updated for the 2019-2020 school year (see picture below). Please visit the District Calendar webpage for updated 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 revised District Calendars.

    Because of this change ACMA has made date adjustments to our ACMA Day & Back To School Night. Here are the new dates:

    • Monday, August 19th - ACMA Day (school photos, online verification, fee payments, collect class schedule) 7:30am thru 4:30pm
    • Thursday, August 29th - Back-To-School Night/PTO Ice Cream Social 6:00pm

    Please mark these dates on your Calendar!

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    Clothes Closet Last Day of Service for 2018-2019

    The last day of service this year for the Clothes Closet is Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The program is located in portables on the west side of the District Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Rd., and is open on Wednesdays through June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Families should arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to plan to be done shopping by closing time.

    While closed to serving students during the summer, the program continues to accept donations and school lost & found. After June 19, please call Volunteer Services at 503-356-4443 to schedule lost & found drop offs. Donation bins in front of the Clothes Closet will be available Monday through Thursday during business hours for smaller donations.

    The Clothes Closet will reopen on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Admit Slips are required and available through school offices.

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    Applications for the 2019-2020 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board now open

    The City of Beaverton invites youth in grades 9-12 to apply for a position on the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board (MYAB). MYAB is an ad-hoc committee made up of 20 high school students from Beaverton area high schools.

    The application can be found at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB. Application deadline: Friday, May 20, 2019.

    MYAB was established to provide a voice for youth in our community. Students are selected by Mayor Denny Doyle to serve on the board. MYAB reports to the mayor and city council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB’s mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city. MYAB focuses on community service projects and promoting youth activism.

    For questions, contact Emily Van Vleet at 503-526-2543 or mailboxmayormyab@beavertonoregon.gov

    Attention Students in grades 9-12: Beaverton Youth Summit is Back!

    Sponsored by the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board, the Beaverton Youth Summit will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th St.

    Two separate panels will discuss entrepreneurship and local government and will be a great opportunity for students to explore career opportunities in both of these fields. A burrito lunch will be provided.

    RSVP at BeavertonOregon.gov/YouthSummit

    Beaverton School-Based Health Center Summer Hours

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    2019 Summer Meals Program

    This summer, children can enjoy free lunches through the Summer Food Service Program

    sponsored by Beaverton School District Nutrition Services Department. The Summer Food

    Service Program is a federally-funded nutrition program open to all children ages 1-18 years.

    Adults can eat for just $3.50. No applications or registration are necessary, and all children

    and teens are welcome. In addition to lunch, some sites offer breakfast in conjunction to

    scheduled summer school programs.

    There are 18 school sites providing meals this summer. All children are encouraged and

    welcome to come join in the fun! Bring your children or tell a friend. Days of service can

    be different for some sites, so please check the Nutrition Services Summer Meal Program

    website for dates, locations, and times. Lunches will be served Mon. - Fri., June 18 through

    August 16, 2018 at most of the following sites:

    Elementary Schools:

    Beaver Acres, Chehalem, Elmonica, Greenway, Hazeldale, Kinnaman, McKay, McKinley, Raleigh Park, and Vose

    Middle Schools:

    Meadow Park, Mountain View

    High Schools:

    Beaverton, Merlo Station (Mobile truck), Mountainside, Southridge, Sunset and Westview

    In addition, lunches will be delivered to the following park and apartment locations:

    •Beaverton City Park, 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton 97005

    •Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way, Portland 97225

    •Eichler Park, 13710 SW Farmington Rd. Beaverton 97005

    •Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd., Portland 97223

    •Kinnaman Townhomes Apartments, 17647 SW Kinnaman Rd, Aloha, OR 97007

    •LynMarie Apartments, 3660 SW 117th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

    •Merlo Station Apartments, 032 SW Merlo Rd., Beaverton 97007

    •Mountain View Champions Park, 5915 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton, 97007

    •Patrician Apartments, 18000 SW Shaw St, Aloha, OR 97007

    •THPRD Skate Park, 15707 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton, 97006

    •Willow Springs Apartments, 3340 SW Doyle Place, Beaverton 97007

    •Wonderland Park, 6400 SW King Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97008

    This year, the BSD, in collaboration with multiple community partners, will offer the

    following FREE enrichment opportunities at select sites during the meal program: Kids

    Yoga, iBopKids song and dance classes, THPRD’s RecMobile and Nature Mobile, Story Time

    with the Beaverton City Library, OSU Extension Service’s “Food Hero” Cooking Classes and

    a special BSD Books & Bytes program. Please check the BSD Nutrition Services / Summer

    Meal Program website for additional details
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    Beaverton School District

    The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

    WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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