Please find meeting notes from our General PTA Meeting here. This meeting was held on 1/29/2016 at 8am in the ACES Media Center.
Staff Appreciation (Soup Lunch)
We want to take a moment and thank our teachers for the hard work they have done so far this year. The PTA is seizing the moment on 12 February to do just that. 12 February is an early release day and we are looking to provide the teachers with a Soup lunch.
If you have a favorite family recipe, we are sure the teachers would be willing to put it to the test.
Please sign up here.
Access Testing Proctors
We are looking for volunteer proctors to help assist in Access testing for our English Language Learners.
Check out: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545acae23abfe3-access for more information and to sign up to help!
ACES families, the library needs your help. Mr. Hamilton is looking for volunteers for short term and long-term projects. Volunteers do not need experience other than knowing the alphabet A-Z and numbers 0-9. (It is OK to hum and/or sing the alphabet song while in the library. This skill helps Mr. Hamilton on a daily basis.)
Special collections (Popular Series, books in Spanish, Graphic Novels, “I Can Read” series) are being created. Mr. Hamilton is seeking volunteers to help put stickers on these books. It’s as simple as coming into the library office, getting stickers and sticker covers, and going to the shelves to attach the stickers to the books.
Mr. Hamilton is looking for dedicated volunteers to help shelve library books on a weekly/bi-weekly basis. He will show you around the library and explain the process. This requires pushing a library cart and putting books back onto the bookshelves. Anyone is welcome to help out! But coming on a more consistent basis helps keep the books in circulation and provides more familiarity for volunteers. The more one shelves books, the easier it gets.
Lastly, Mr. Hamilton is seeking two parents to serve on the Media-Technology Advisory Committee (MTAC). The MTAC, comprised of parents and staff members, will review and determine policy for library and technology at ACES. This year, the committee will be tasked with drafting library policies. MTAC meetings will be held right after school no more than once a few times per year.
If you are looking to help out at ACES, the library could be the right spot for you. Please, contact Mr. Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering. Thanks!
Donate Jigsaw Puzzles
Mr. Hamilton is looking for gently used jigsaw puzzles for the Media Center. If you have any to donate please bring them to Mr. Hamilton in the Media Center at any time.
School Improvement Leadership Team (SILT)
The School Improvement Leadership Team (SILT) meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 8:00am to 8:40am right at the school. Like it's title, the team focuses on continuous ways to improve our school and ensure a positive learning environment for our children. The team is able to accommodate 2 additional parent participants. If you are interested in being a part of the SILT please contact Laura Bowman.
Often times Abbotts Creek faculty have a need to have paperwork copied. The PTA is implementing a program i which teachers can put their needed items in a basket to be copied. The copy parent would then come to the school once a week to make copies. This is a huge administrative help for your faculty. If you are interested in helping in his capacity please contact Laura Bowman.
The next meeting of the Board Advisory Council, District 3 (BAC3) is on February 8th at 5:30 PM at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School. This meeting is open to the public and all parents and staff are encouraged to attend.
The WCPSS district lines will be redrawn, effectively merging much of what we know of today as Districts 1, 2 and 3. This meeting will review the new district structure, identify which schools are in which districts, how will the district be organized and the timeframe for the transition. Andre C. Smith, Northeastern Area Superintendent, will be presenting details and answering questions from the audience.
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A message from Mrs. Reynolds:
My students need a classroom set of drums to energize our music class!
My StudentsPlaying the drums is great fun! No matter your ability level, it’s a highly enjoyable way to build community, release stress and learn rhythmic skills all at the same time!
I work at a wonderful new elementary school in North Carolina.Our school serves a diverse group of students who are eager to learn and excited to be in a new facility. Our school just opened and all the students will be coming from many different schools in the county. Adjusting to the new building, schedule and new friends will be a challenge at first but having new resources that engage students will help them feel part of our new community. Students attend music class once or twice a week for 45 minutes.
My ProjectParticipating in a music classroom with a variety of instruments allows students to be engaged in rigorous and meaningful music learning. Students will be learning rhythms, creating music, performing for peers and accompanying songs with the new drums. When participating in a drumming circle students are listening to each other, taking risks, getting to know one another, and collaborating to create a musical experience. In addition, students are learning about world music and culture through rhythms and music from around the globe. These are all skills to prepare my students to reach their full potential and lead meaningful productive lives in a diverse world.
These Tubanos and Djembes are durable and easy to maintain instruments that will be enjoyed by thousands of students for many years to come.Drumming can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their musical ability. It is a great way to build self esteem, reduce stress, explore world cultures and build community.
Please join the PTA for a General Meeting on Friday, January 29th at 8:00am. The PTA meeting will be followed by a Principal's Chat with Mrs. Paula Trantham. Additional information about the meeting will be sent home with your child today. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th! Members and non-members welcome!