The Bobcat Blaze

September 23, 2022

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+++We Are AC Moore STRONG+++

SCHOOL VISION

Every AC Moore student will enter middle school reading at or above grade level.


SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

We collaboratively empower students to be accountable and successful.


STAFF CORE VALUES

Passion: Embracing and nurturing our school community


Intentionality: Purposeful, Present, & Prepared


Accountability: Growth Over Ego


Student Pillars of Leadership: PreK - 2

Respect

Cooperation

Community

Responsible

Self-Control

Caring

Trustworthy


Student Pillars of Leadership: 3rd - 5th

Respect

Collaboration

Citizenship

Responsible

Self-Discipline

Empathy

Integrity

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Principal's Message

Happy Friday Bobcat Families,


It has been another wonderful week in Bobcat Country.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for Boca Grande Spirit Night as well as this week's playdates on the playground sponsored by PTO.


We ended the week with our first Advocacy Day on Friday. On each early release day this year, students will visit a different classroom and enjoy life skills and pillars of leadership lessons from an adult(s) other than their homeroom teacher. They will be mixed with students from other classes. The purpose of advocacy day is not only to reinforce positive behavior skills but also to provide students with the opportunity to meet other adults in the building they can trust and confide in if ever needed. Our students and staff loved the experience and we cannot wait for the next one!


Monday, September 26th is Fall picture day so please ensure your students dress to impress and bring their brightest smiles. These photos will be used for the 22-23 yearbook.


Tuesday, September 27th our Charleston Wraps Fundraiser assemblies will occur to kick off a fundraiser sponsored by our PTO.


Lets hope the introduction of Fall will bring about some cooler weather very soon.


Enjoy the weekend and we will see your students on Monday!


Principal's Message: https://cloud.swivl.com/v/308c3ba29acd7a39badf6805a555edc5

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Important Dates and Upcoming Events

September

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  • September 15th-October 15th...........................................Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 26-30..............................................................Attendance Awareness Week

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  • September 26...................................................................Fall Picture Day (details below)
  • September 27...................................................................Charleston Wraps Fundraising Campaign Begins

October

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    • September 15th-October 15th...........................................Hispanic Heritage Month

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      • October 5..........................................................................PTO Breakfast Cart for Faculty and Staff


      • October 12........................................................................
      -----End of the First Nine Weeks

      -----Walk & Roll to School


      • October 13.......................................................................Charleston Wraps Fundraiser Ends
      • October 14.......................................................................No School for Students, Teacher Workday
      • October 20.......................................................................Report Cards Issued
      • October 24.......................................................................Early Release Day, Parent Teacher Conferences

      Good afternoon! Pleased be informed that the start date for CRP has been changed to September 27th. Parents of students enrolled in the CRP program should have received a notice from Mrs. Romanstine today related to the change in the start date.

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      ---Picture Day is September 26th---

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      ----Attendance Awareness Month---

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      -----Parent News and Reminders-----

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      Important Carline Pick-up and Drop-off Reminders

      In an effort to keep the carline safe for students and staff, it is requested that the following carline procedures be followed during the morning and afternoon carline.


      • Please pull as far forward to the end of the carline (towards Rosewood Dr.) before stopping your vehicle to allow your student to enter/exit through the gate; do not stop at the main entrance to let students out of or into the car.

      • Students are to get out on the passenger side of the carline only, not from the driver side, side facing the road.


      • Parents should remain in the car and allow school staff to assist the students into or out of cars.

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      Assignments for COVID Related Absences

      For the 22-23 school year, students that are absent due to illness will receive any missed and/or make-up assignments upon return to school. They will have 5 days to return the completed work to their teacher. This is in accordance with AC Moore's typical absence policy. Devices and extended absence assignments will not be sent home this year. Virtual check-in sessions with students will also not occur. Those practices and procedures were in place as a result of Richland One's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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      Need to Report an Absence for your Student? Click Below

      Absence Form

      Click the banner above to report an absence for your student

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      -----------School News-----------

      2022-2023 Student Council


      Student Council 2022-2023


      President........................................................Laurel Hilley

      Vice President ...............................................Lucy Rankin

      Secretary........................................................Ben Greytak


      5th Grade Rep................................................June Heyden

      5th Grade Rep................................................McKenna Mauney


      4th Grade Rep................................................Cameren Boyan


      3rd Grade Rep................................................Soukaina Doucoure


      2nd Grade Rep...............................................Elijah Williams

      2nd Grade Rep...............................................Luke Horton

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      NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AWARDS

      Richland One has received a 2022 Partnership District Award and Columbia High School has received a 2022 Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University.


      This is Richland One’s fifth time being recognized for making excellent progress in strengthening its leadership of partnerships and for guiding schools to develop goal-oriented programs for family and community engagement.


      Richland One was cited for its initiative called Partnering to Enrich the Lives of Eau Claire Cluster Families, which was led by the parent and family engagement specialists in the Office of Federal and State Programs. Columbia High School was cited for its Town Hall initiative called Project Success: Reach Back and Pull Up!


      Richland One and Columbia High School SC are featured in the new NNPS e-book Promising Practices 2022 and highlighted on the NNPS website.


      Eight other Richland One schools are also included in the Promising Practices e-book in recognition of their family and community engagement activities – Burton-Pack, A.J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School, Mill Creek and A. C. Moore Elementary School; Alcorn Middle School, Crayton and Hand middle schools; and Dreher High School. #TeamOne #OneTeam


      Read more here.

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      A.C. Moore Celebrates Hispanic Awareness Month

      Ideas For Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Watch a Documentary about the Latinx Experience

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      Watch a documentary about the Latinx experience.

      While this month is primarily centered around vibrant celebrations, it’s also important to acknowledge the systemic issues that plague this community. For a moving love letter to immigrants and their children, Mija: A Disney Original Documentary directed by Isabel Castro, captures the emotional and complex stories of Doris Muñoz and Jacks Haupt, two daughters of undocumented immigrants from Mexico, navigating their careers in the music industry.


      Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison documentary directed by Tom Donahue, follows a popular norteño band, Los Tigres del Norte as they decide to perform at Folsom State Prison in California — 50 years after Johnny Cash held his historic concert there. Through a series of intimate and emotional interviews, this documentary aims to illustrate the unique experiences of those who are Latinx and incarcerated.


      Latino Americans, a PBS documentary series, is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and diverse history and experiences of the Latinx population. It’s a story of the anguish, celebration, and gradual reconstruction of an American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.

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      --A Special Welcome to our Newest Bobcat Family Members!--

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      During the month of September we would like to introduce you to our newest Bobcat Family Members! We are excited to have them as a part of our A.C Moore community and thankful for the contributions and positive influence they will have on our school students and school.

      Erica Estrada, 1st Grade Teacher

      Greetings Bobcats! My name is Erica Estrada. I was born in New York but I grew up in Jersey City, NJ. I studied English Writing and Education at William Paterson University. Over the years I have had different teaching opportunities including 1 year in kindergarten, 6 years in first grade,1 year in second grade, and 1 year in third grade. Each experience has helped me grow as a teacher and understand the importance of a quality education in the early years of a child. I have a nine year old daughter named Miracle and my fiancé has two daughters named Alissa and Trisha. I also have a beautiful two year old black and white husky named Shadow. When I am not at work, I am spending time with my family of five and our dog. We love to take long road trips, play board games, and watch educational movies. I'm overly excited to begin my next journey in South Carolina and join the Bobcat Family!

      Ja Lecia Colbert, Cafeteria Manager

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      PTO Breakfast Cart Sign-up!

      A special thank you to the A.C. Moore PTO for sponsoring a monthly breakfast cart for Bobcat Faculty and Staff. If you would like to assist with the Breakfast Cart and/or provide a breakfast cart item, please click the banner above.

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      MEET OUR PARENT ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST - SYLVIA ROGERS

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      -----------------Nurse's News-----------------

      DONATIONS NEEDED

      Hello A.C. Moore Families,

      Are you looking for another way to support our school? Please consider donating new children's underwear or small bottles of water to our Health Room. We need both boy's and girl's underwear, sizes 4 - 10. Anything you can give - at any time during the year - will be greatly appreciated.


      Thank you!


      Nurse Robinson

      ------Get Your Flu Shot!------

      Hello A.C. Moore Families,


      Prisma Health is offering drive-thru flu shot clinics at local schools again this year. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Flu shots are free, and they are the single best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu. Thank you!


      Jennifer Robinson, School Nurse

      ----------WELLNESS WATCH----------

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      School-based before or after-school physical activity programs include clubs, one-time classes, intramural sports teams, and interscholastic sport programs. They can be highly structured or flexible enough to let students decide what types of activity they prefer.


      Encouraging walking and bicycling to school is also great way to increase physical activity for students in all grades. To promote active transit, schools can evaluate the feasibility of current walking and biking routes, and then plan accordingly for students to walk or ride to school safely. Check out Safe Routes to School and Walk Bike to School Alternatives guide.

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      Take A Look at Your Bobcats...

      Engaged in Learning!

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      Attendance...What You Need to Know

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      -Neighborhood News & Community Connections-

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      Physical Activity during Out-of-School Time