Thank you to the parents who helped students with the solar eclipse activities last week, the volunteers that have helped with the elementary garden classes, and the parents who helped serve lunches Thursday and Friday. It means so much to the students when they see their parents and grandparents on campus being a part of the activities. In fact, research has shown that parental involvement definitely has a positive effect on achievement. Thank you!
This week there is another opportunity for parents who want to be involved. The first meeting of the School Advisory Committee (SAC) will be Wednesday, August 30 at 4:15 in the administration building. Parents or community members interested in supporting the mission and vision statements of SAA are invited to participate. Meetings last 45 minutes to an hour once a month. Our immediate chore is to examine and revise the School Improvement Plan for 2017-18.
As reminders, the sixth graders are sponsoring a pancake breakfast at Applebee's from 8:00 - 10:00 this Saturday. The students are raising funds to cover the cost associated with the sixth grade trips and activities. Saturday night SAA has a reserved section for the Marauders Baseball Game and Fireworks. This is not a fundraiser but an opportunity to spend time with other parents and students outside of the school. We hope to see you at these events. Please remember, though, that while there are many fundraising events throughout the year, you are certainly not expected to participate in them all. Choose the activities/events that mean the most to you and your children and record your hours of involvement on the Volunteers Count website.
Next week we are closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Wednesday night will be the "Back to School" night for elementary (K-5) parents to follow the students' schedule. This is not an open house so do try to arrive at the beginning of the evening and stay through to hear all of the teachers. Thursday night we will repeat for the Middle School parents.
It's supposed to continue to be a wet week so students may want their umbrellas or rain gear. If it is raining at dismissal, we will hold students in the classrooms so please be patient with the carline. We will get the students out as quickly and safely as we can. Dismissal does seem to be flowing more quickly since we started the earlier dismissal for K-4 car riders. Thanks for using your car name tags - they do help.
Have a wonderful week.