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Principal's Weekly Message for March 12th

AAA Families,

We need your help at school! Food, candy, gum, and drinks have become an ongoing problem in our classrooms. Please help us by doing an extra backpack check to make sure your child is not bringing these items to school to eat/drink during class or in the halls. Most troublesome has been gum-we are seeing students chew it and when asked to spit it out they do but just put another piece right back in their mouth. Unfortunately, we are finding chewed gum in chairs, water fountains, and on the floors throughout the building. Sunflower seeds and large bags of chips are also an area of concern. The sunflower seeds are leaving a mess as well-we even found where students had been eating them in the bathroom last week. When packing your child's lunch, they only need enough chips for themselves. We do not encourage sharing food and the large bags of chips often end up out in the hallways and in class where students should not be eating. We do encourage students to drink water throughout the day and have water fountains that accommodate refilling bottles. However, Powerade, Gatorade, coffee, soft drinks, etc are not permitted at school. When we see these items in classrooms and hallways, we will be collecting them and returning them to students at the end of the day. Thank you in advance for reviewing these rules with your child in order to help keep our school clean and pest free!

We've had another busy weekend with the Three Musketeers, all state choir students in Birmingham, and our first middle school group participating in the green power race.

I hope you have marked your calendar for next weekend for our first annual art show. The Elementary Art Show will be on Sunday, March 18th from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. You can purchase your child’s framed art for $25.00 – the cost of the frame. You may also purchase additional color reproductions of your child’s work for $25.00, either at the store or online from the PTA website. Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted. If you cannot attend the show, you may prepay by sending a check to your child’s homeroom teacher made payable to AAA PTA. A percentage of the sale will go directly to the school

The Middle School Art Show will be on Sunday, March 18th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. All Middle School art students will submit work, but only 45 students’ work will be selected for display. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, you may go to Signup Genius to volunteer.

Save the date...before we know it the PTA Fine Arts Festival will be here-April 21 is right around the corner! Here are some ways you can help!

  • Save your glass jars-any size.
  • Donate to the silent auction.
  • Be a sponsor-even $25 goes a long way!
  • Vendor tables are still available-$50 for AAA Families and $75 for nonAAA
  • Contact Julie Lockard with any questions. Her email address is
  • Ticket and t-shirt order forms will be coming home soon!

A few more dates to save-

Scantron Assessments-please make sure your child is present on these dates so they do not have to be pulled for make up testing.

  • April 18 Reading Grades 3-5
  • April 19 Math Grades 3-5
  • April 20 Science Grades 4-8
  • April 23 Reading Grades 6-8
  • April 24 Math Grades 6-8

K for A Day for upcoming 2018-2019 Kindergarten students and their families will be on Friday, April 27 at the Academy with two sessions available, 8:30am-10:00am and 12:00pm to 1:30pm. You may use this Signup Genius link to reserve your spot, or call the school at 256-428-7600.

End of Year Celebrations-more info to come on times

  • May 18 PreK-2
  • May 21 3-4
  • May 22 5-6
  • May 23 7-8

This Week at AAA...

  • Student Led Conferences begin and will run through next week. Teachers have sent information with specific dates/times.
  • Monday: Reports go home
  • Monday: Accents Auditions
  • Wednesday: Mrs. Walker's class to Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
  • Wednesday: Sixth Grade to Tarzan at LHS
  • Thursday: Second Grade to Burritt Museum
  • Thursday: PreK to Tarzan at LHS
  • Saturday: Green Power Race
  • Sunday: Spring Fling Art Show

I am looking forward to another great week of teaching and learning! Mrs. V