Our first annual science fair will be April 13th. We are looking for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals to listen as students present their projects as well as share how they use the STEM subjects in their career. Learn more or sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080944ABAB22A20-science
ACES first Box Top and Labels for Education competition!
Starting on Monday, February 22nd we will be running a competition to see which classrooms can bring in the most Box Tops and Labels for Education. The classroom at each grade level that brings in the most box tops or labels for education will earn one extra recess.
Start collecting them! Ask family, friends and neighbors and start sending them in beginning on February 22 to count for the competition, which will end on March 23rd.
Good luck to everyone!
Wake County traditional calendar students will make up the two snow days we have accrued on 3/24 and 4/25. Both of these make up days will be full school days, from 9:15am to 3:45pm.
3/24 is the make up date for the 1/22 inclement weather day and 4/25 is the make up date for the 1/26 and 2/15 inclement weather days.
NC SCHOOLS SHOW LOVE FOR THE BUS AND BUS DRIVERS IN FEBRUARYMore than 13,300 yellow school buses take to the roads each school day to transport some of the state's most precious cargo – 800,000 students. Thanks to dedicated bus drivers, these students travel to and from schools safely. That is why State Superintendent June Atkinson is encouraging parents, teachers, school leaders and students to recognize these drivers during the national Love the Bus month in February. Atkinson also will help Wake County Schools celebrate its bus drivers by riding on a school bus taking students to Herbert Akins Road Elementary School (2255 Herbert Akins Road, Fuquay Varina, 27526) on Feb. 11. After arriving at the school, Atkinson will recognize more than 70 local drivers at a special breakfast reception at 9:30 a.m.
"Without school buses and drivers, many students would face significant challenges in finding safe, dependable transportation to and from school," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson. "Buses and bus drivers provide a critical service to North Carolina families and we should take time to recognize this and honor drivers for the important role they play in making sure all children have access to public schools."
Gov. Pat McCrory also has proclaimed Feb. 9-13 as "School Bus Driver Appreciation Week" in North Carolina and he urges all school communities and citizens to support the Love the Bus program and to recognize the excellence of the state's school bus drivers and their record of safety.
In addition to Atkinson's event on Feb. 11 with Wake County Schools, many other North Carolina school districts will be hosting a variety of activities to show their support for bus drivers. To find out more about these activities, visit www.ncbussafety.org and click on the "Love the Bus" link under the Events Calendar. Parents, teachers and children also are encouraged to visit the American School Bus Council's website www.LoveTheBus.com to share stories about their favorite bus drivers and make interactive valentines to email or print and give to their bus driver.
The Love the Bus program, founded in 2007 and coordinated by the American School Bus Council, is not only a way to raise awareness and appreciation for the hundreds of thousands of school bus drivers nationwide but also provides an opportunity for parents and children to learn more about the safety and environmental benefits of school bus transportation. Nationwide, school buses represent 25 percent of the miles traveled by students in this nation but account for less than 4 percent of the injuries.
Additional information on the ASBC is available online at www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org.
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.
Join WakeEd Partnership for their inaugural fundraising night with Carolina Hurricanes as they say, “Thank you!” to Wake County Public School System educators! BUY TICKETS HERE.
On Friday, Feb. 26, at 7pm, join WakeEd Partnership and the Carolina Hurricanes to show your appreciation to those who form the backbone of WCPSS. When you buy a ticket through WakeEd you enjoy this special price offer.
Lower Level South (Only $75)Fan Zone (Only $20)The top selling schools will all receive special prizes!*
For more information, contact:
Teresa Pierrie: (919) 780-5235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA of the Triangle: A Commitment to Education
The YMCA of the Triangle is here to meet the needs of children and families through a wide variety of programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. More than 21,000 children in Wake County are served through YMCA program. Parents rely on the Y for before school, after school, summer day camp, tracking out and academic support programs through the year.
Parents and kids can check off what’s most important to them in youth programs.
Summer Day Camp at the YMCA is better than ever. Now offering 55 camp options and with our Virtual Camp Expo, you can search for camps by age, price, location, interest and special needs. Day camp organization, safety and planning are part of counselor training, and they spend 30 hours in training before summer camp starts. Registration opens March 1 for members; March 15 for participants. And when you register before April 1, 2016, you’ll pay 2015’s prices.
Tracking Out programs at the YMCA offer a high-energy environment for year-round students during their breaks. Each week has a different theme and is under the guidance of nurturing staff who believe in a child’s potential. The activities are endless and include swimming, sports, character development and devotions. And with the weekly field trips to parks, museums and attractions, there’s something for every age group and interest.
After School Programs are the highlight of the day with plenty of time for outdoor play and friends. Our trained staff uses a balanced curriculum with service learning, character development, arts and humanities. There’s a quiet space for homework and time to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Middle schoolers can choose weekly clinics, such as sports, fitness or specialty topics.
Before School gets kids day off to a great start with friends, games and creative arts.
Financial Assistance is offered for the Y Programs.
Applications for Y Members available March 1, participants may register March 15.
Register before April 1 and get 2015 prices.
During the year and every time in between, the Y provides better opportunities for kids to learn, play and build confidence while discovering new abilities.
The Y. For a Better You. For a Better Us.
YMCA OF THE TRIANGLE
ASSOCIATION RESOURCE CENTER
801 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 582-9389 (Office)
Hello ACES Families!
The PTA is in the process of recruiting the 2016-17 PTA Board. Our PTA will continue work to enrich the lives of students by encouraging collaboration and community and by promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through its programs. We value and seek input from all our school families and members of the community.
Please consider how your skills, interests, and experience could help make our school a better place for our children, and fill out the form below. Your information will be added to a contact database to be used by the PTA.
Express interest here!
This year we envision some changes to our PTA structure, and hope to have officers in the following focuses:
While some of our current officers are interested in remaining on the PTA Board for 2016-17, we would like any parents with a desire to lead to express their interest in being a part of our awesome PTA Board.
We will also be looking for parents to help with our many committees:
Express your interest here, by filling our a short form. Current PTA Board members will be in touch with you regarding Board positions.