Did you see the pictures of our Spirit Week winners? Check them out on the SAA website. The first graders won the first SAA Class of the Month trophy for their school spirit and for the way they tackle their school lessons. We tweeted them dancing and singing their way through subjects and predicates, demonstrating another way of learning through the arts.
Please try to join us Tuesday and Wednesday nights this week for "Back to School Night" for kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents of third, fourth, and fifth grade students will be able to follow their child's schedule between 6:00 and 7:30 on Tuesday. Wedensday the same program will be followed for the kindergarten though second graders. Computers will be available for parents to sign up for the parent portal and digital classroom resources. We'll also have information about the Texellence program if you need a computer and Internet service at home. The middle school evening has been moved to October 11 because of conflicts that arose.
This week the seventh and eighth graders will be going to the Asolo Repertory Theatre to see "Hamlet," Our students will be able to see this special presentation before the actors begin a tour throughout Florida schools. Other classes will be attending performances of the Sarasota Orchestra, Florida Studio Theatre and Van Wezel throughout the year. Every time they attend a performance, the teachers prepare the students before hand by discussing what they are going to see. Then when they return they take the time to discuss what they have seen and tie it to what they are studying in class. This provides one more avenue of teaching the "book stuff" through the arts. We are delighted to be able to provide these opportunities for our students.
The School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet Wedensday at 4;15 in the administration office. You are welcome to join us to see what goes on and if you would like to become a member. Ths week we will be discussing the School Improvement Plan which will be submitted to the district September 30.
Thanks go out to the PTO for sponsoring the Skate Night last Tuesday. We had a great turn out and we plan to do it again soon.
Have a wonderful week.