Join the PTA as we kick off the 2016-17 school year! We are planning to show our teachers, leadership, specialists and support staff some love by putting on a nice Welcome Back Breakfast, complete with Teacher Survival Kits. Help us set a tone of awesome-ness for the school year by pitching in. We appreciate your time, talents and donations. Please note that many places will in fact donate for teacher appreciation evetns, so use your resources. Sign up HERE to help / donate!
We have an exciting Teacher Appreciation Week planned for our wonderful Abbotts Creek Teachers!
May 2nd through May 6th
Each day students will have the opportunity to bring in a token of appreciation for their teacher, their teaching assistant and their specialist teachers. On Friday, the PTA will be giving teachers as "sweet gator treat" and it's also a great time to bring in something special for any ACE teacher! We encourage store bought, garden picked, and homemade gifts and cards to show appreciation!
To help prepare for the week, teachers have filled out a survey detailing the things they like most!
CLICK HERE to view the "Things We Like" results and to find specifics for the teachers you want to spoil!
Please contact Laura Bowman if you have any questions.
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.
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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.