Thank you to the students and parents who participated in the "Lunch and a Show" produced by the drama and dance classes. Great food was shared and we were treated to a demonstration of the talent possessed by some of our students. Everyone gets to see the musical performances so it was a special treat to see these students perform in a different way. I am continuously surprised and delighted by this "different side" of the students when I see them deliver a serious monologue or ham it up in a comedy on the stage. Dr. Kopacz tweeted out pictures of all of the performers from our SAA Twitter account and we will share the video of the dancers as well. I am so very proud of all of the students who performed on Saturday. Special thanks goes to Mr. Jeff, Ms. Lauren and Ms.Vanessa for their strong support and instruction. You can tell they know what they are doing and love sharing it with the students. Thanks also to the parents and staff members who came out to support the students, especially those who reprised some of the student work by getting on stage themselves! You'll get to see more of our school's talent at the "Evening of Art" in May as well as in the Spring musicals. Watch for the date!
Please remember that fourth through seventh graders will be taking the FSA-Writing assessment on Tuesday beginning at 8:00 AM. Students who arrive late will have to stay in the office until the end of testing at approximately 10:30 AM. Wednesday the eighth graders will complete their assessment on a computer-based assessment. Their testing will be in twp sessions with the first beginning at 8:00 and followed by the second session at 10:45. All parents in 4th through 8th grade were mailed a copy of the rules for testing.
On the first page of our website, you will find two surveys. The first regards our proposal for a summer camp based on musical instruments and musical theater. We would like your feedback to see if there is enough interest in SAA running a summer camp open to Kindergarten through 8th grade. June 13 - 23 would have morning instruction in brass and woodwinds; July 7 - 21 would be devoted to drums; and July 24 - August 4 would be musical theater. The afternoons would offer academic instruction if needed (particularly reading and math), art, music, computers, and PE activities. Each session would end in a performance for family and friends. The basic hours would be 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM but if there is interest, we could possibly provide before and after care for an additional fee.
The second survey concerns our first career day. We would love to have our parents share what they do. Please sign up if you can be a presenter.
Coming up this week in addition to the Writing Assessment is the March i-Ready progress monitoring assessment for all grades. Friday, the 8th grade goes to the Holocaust Museum in St. Pete and the students participating in "America Sings" go to Orlando. Check with the teachers for specifics relating to the trips. Tuesday night is the Culver fundraiser to help the 7th graders cover the cost of their end-of-year trip.
Have a wonderful week!