Principal’s Update

October 18, 2017

Dear AHA Families,

Please see the list of reminders below, please contact me with any/all questions-

1. FALL FEST NEXT WEEK- Thursday October 26 from 6-8 pm. . Food will be sold for $4- Chicken Nachos or Chicken Burritos- Carved Pumpkin Contest- Games, silent basket auction. Photo Op with Disney Princesses! Wear your costumes to Fall Fest ONLY, not to school that day. However…

2. UNIFORM BUYOUT- $3- Tuesday October 31st- Wear your HALLOWEEN costume to school for only $3- All dollars raised benefit middle school Catalina Island trip! No masks, no blood, no weapons, school appropriate!

3. Krispy Kreme fundraiser money is due TOMORROW! Delivery during Fall Fest.

4. Honor Roll and Quarterly Awards Assembly tomorrow- 10-19 at 2:15 pm. Come support our great achievers!

5. Galileo Benchmarks for ELA and Math are next week, please avoid appointments during the morning testing sessions all week. Do you best Generals!

6. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Flapjack Fundraiser is this Saturday from 8-10 am at Applebee’s, 1811 State Highway 69, Prescott. Please see Mrs. Dawson to purchase a ticket or to make a donation to benefit middle school AHA students attending Catalina Island field trip in May. Tickets are $8 Each- $4 goes to AHA!

7. Volleyball Tournament is this Friday at AHA Cottonwood- Games start at 9 am. Please come out and support our girls. Go Generals!

8. Basketball tryouts start Monday 10/23 right after school. Tryouts and practice will last from 3:30- approx 4:45 pm Monday-Thursday.

9. Weekend Food Bags are BACK! Just like last year, if your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch, your student can get a Weekend Food Bag each Thursday. See Mr. Barnes for an opt-in form. We are given a limited number of bags, so first come-first served!

10. Report Cards come out tomorrow. Please sign and detach the bottom of the card and send it back it to your child’s teacher. Grades are starting over, so if your student didn’t do as well as he/she had hoped, it time for a fresh start. Please contact your child’s teacher to get more details or strategies to improve.

11. High Expectations! AHA students and families “Honor Code” each year and they are expected to follow it including dress code, behavior and effort in the classroom among others. AHA is a school of choice and we intentionally expect more from our students. We are currently “cracking down” on dress code violations and sending home reminders. Please make sure that your student is following all AHA regulations.

12. Absences/Tardies/Early Departures- Any student who over the course of the year accumulates 10 or more absences through any of these methods is considered “chronically absent” by the state of Arizona. This negatively affects both student performance as well as our school letter grade. Any student who is “chronically absent” will be in grave danger of having to repeat his/her current grade. Obviously, not every absence can be avoided, however we SINCERELY appreciate your efforts in getting your child to school on time each day!

Thank you for all that you do to make American Heritage Academy a school of choice!

Mr. Barnes

DATES TO REMEMBER (up to end of Quarter 3)

October 23-26- Galileo Testing
October 26- Fall Festival- 6-8 pm
November 16- Picture Retakes
November 22-23- No School- Thanksgiving Break
December 7- Fall Concert
December 21- End of 2nd Quarter
December 22- January 7- Winter Break- No School
January 11- Spelling Bee
January 15- MLK Day- No school
Jan 29-Feb 1- Galileo Testing
Feb 2- Daddy/Daughter Dance
Feb 7-8- Spring Conferences
Feb 8- Early Release- 11:30 am
Feb 19- President’s Day- No School
Mar 1- Read Across America Day
Mar 5-8- Science Fair
Mar 8- End of 3rd Quarter

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