RSVP for our special “Setting Limits with Kids” parent workshop with Sheri Glucoft Wong
Many of us count down the days for our chance with parenting expert and longtime family therapist Sheri Glucoft Wong, so we did the math for you. In just 13 days, we will host Sheri for an in-person parent workshop centered around her most requested topic: Setting Limits with Kids. In addition to her presentation and live Q&A, she and Dr. J will sign their new co-authored book, “Raising Kids.” Every ACDS family who attends this evening event will receive a complimentary copy.
And for the first-time ever, this event will be open to beyond the ACDS community -- if you would like to invite friends, please share this link with them to RSVP. Space is limited so please RSVP by or before Halloween.
School Portrait Gallery Opening Tonight
Thank you for your patience. The gallery was originally slated to open this morning, but due to a system-wide glitch with the hosting company, the gallery is now expected to be open by this evening. A separate email will be sent with access instructions.
REMINDER: Picture Retake Day is Thursday, October 27.
Uniform Exchange and Lost & Found
The seasons are changing, and the sweatshirts are piling up! Be sure to regularly check the Lost & Found racks (in DuVall Courtyard, outside the Auditorium) to rescue your items.
If you need to augment your student’s uniform, please take advantage of the Uniform Exchange, a free service to all of our families. You may take what you need as well as donate gently-used items for others to use. The Uniform Exchange is open 8am - 3pm. Please stop by the office to sign in and get directions.
Halloween Fun at ACDS
Friday, October 28
PUMPKIN CARVING, Pre-K-5th grade
5:30-9:00 PM | Hunt Blacktop
- Do you plan to attend with your family? Please RSVP by using this form.
- Dinner Menu: hot and cold dishes from Zanotto’s, fruit and veggie trays, and desserts (provided by ACDS families). PSA will also be serving up donuts and warm apple cider.
- Volunteers still needed for event setup, cleanup, and dessert donations. Come have fun and make some memories with fellow parents! Click here to sign up. Nearly 80 slots are available ranging from fruit platter donations to decorating the campus, and more.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL, Grades 6-8
7:00-9:00 PM | Fisher Event Center
Hosted by the 8th grade families. Costumes are encouraged but not required. There will be a costume contest with prizes awarded in multiple categories. Light refreshments will be served in the Ravel Courtyard.
Monday, October 31
Halloween is a uniform day at ACDS. Students will have the opportunity to change into their costume prior to the start of the parade at 2:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: UPDATED HALLOWEEN PARADE TIMES
- 8:15 AM - Pre-K & Kindergarten Parades
- 2:00 - 2:20 PM - 1st - 8th Grade Parade (10-minute earlier start time)
- 2:20 - 3:10 PM - Elementary Class Parties (10-minute earlier start time)
Leadership Opportunities Available!
PSA is still looking for a chair or co-chair for the Spring Talent Show and Shadows for the Thanksgiving Feast and End of Year Carnival. If you aren't ready to be a chair this year, but think you could do it next year, sign up to shadow an event. Work with this year's chairs, so you know the ins and outs of an event and can run it in the 2023-24 school year. Reach out to Marna Grigorieff, PSA Volunteer Coordinator, if you have questions or want to sign up.
What was that mouthwatering aroma on campus this past Tuesday? The hot pasta bar set up for the Teacher Luncheon from 2nd & 3rd Grade! Thank you to all of our 2nd and 3rd grade parents AND to our PSA Staff Appreciation Luncheon Co-Chairs, Melissa Turnbull and Sandie Ettinger, for coordinating and bringing the faculty and staff together to enjoy a hot lunch on a cool day. Our hearts and stomachs are full!