Principal’s Update

Dear AHA Families,


We are currently building next year’s classes. Anyone not enrolled this week will have to go on a waiting list to see if we have room in the prospective class. We have already received many enrollment packets from outside AHA for next school year so be sure to get your packet in this week to guarantee your spot for next year.

Yearbooks are on sale so order them now while the price is low. During the month of March they are $15 and they go up by $1 each month. Don’t forget to order yours before they sell out!

AHA Cottonwood will present “We The Kids- A Patriotic Event” on Thursday March 9th at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to 928-634-2144.

Clayote Studios is offering a second round of six week building with clay class on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the new music room (upstairs in the old entry). Classes are $99 for the 6 weeks and we should have at least one more session available before summer. Contact Dani Fisher at (610) 925-3772 for more information.

AIMS Science for 4th and 8th grades will be Thursday March 23rd. AZ Merit for grades 3-8 will be from Monday March 27- Thursday March 30. PLEASE NO APPOINTMENTS OR ABSENCES! We only get two weeks to test all students and we are required to have all students tested yearly. So please reschedule any appointments you may have scheduled during this time. Thanks!

Thanks to a generous donation from Bueler Funeral Homes we were able to finally order a scoreboard for the gym. We hope to have this installed and operational before summer!

April 15th is the deadline to send your check or donate online to AHA. Remember you get a dollar for dollar credit on your Arizona state taxes. Anyone who has ANY Arizona state tax liability can donate whether you owe or expect a refund. That credit is simply added to your refund or subtracted from what you owe.


March 6- Wright Flight Final Exam
March 7- STEM Assembly- 11 am- Grades 3-8
March 8- Science Fair Viewing 2:45-5 pm
March 9- THE BATTLE, AHA Cottonwood- Grades 6-8
March 13- March 16- Spring Break- No School
March 22- PTO Meeting- 3:20 pm
March 23- AIMS Science Test- Grades 4 & 8 only
March 23- Star Party- 7-9 pm
March 27-March 30- AZ Merit Testing Grades 3-8
March 30- Poetry Playoffs
March 30- Sonic Night- 5-8 pm
April 1- Wright Flight Fly Day- Tucson, AZ- 7:30 am
April 4- Fire Fighters Assembly- 2 pm- Grades K-3
April 6- 7th/8th Grade Field Trip- Arizona Science Center
April 7- All Staff PD, Camp Verde, 8:30-10:30 am
April 7- Mother/Son Dance- Camp Verde- 6-8 pm
April 12- PTO Meeting- 3:20 pm
April 13- Field trip- World Wildlife Zoo- 2nd, 5th, 6th Grades
April 17- Easter Holiday- No School
April 20- Sonic Night- 5-8 pm
April 24- April 26- Spring Benchmark Testing
April 27- Art Day/Spring Concert
April 27- Student of the Month Assembly
May 2- Teacher Appreciation Day
May 4- Mother’s Tea
May 14- 8th Grade Promotion Trip to Universal Studios, California
May 16- Shakespeare Festival
May 17- Awards and 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
May 18- Water Day- Camp Verde-11:30 Dismissal- Last Day of School

Thank you for reading!

Principal Barnes

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