The Annual Giving Campaign - Week 4 of 5
A big THANK YOU to all of our ACDS families who have donated to the Annual Giving Campaign. As of today, we have raised 50% of our goal! We have just two short weeks remaining to hit our goal of $525,000.
We know we can reach our goal, but we will need everyone's participation. We hope that all ACDS families will participate in the AGC at a level that is comfortable for them. Please know, every gift is meaningful, valued, and serves to meet critical needs for our school.
To make your donation or pledge (and pay later), please contact Kimberly Ahlgren or go online to make your gift or pledge today.
RSVP by October 31 for “Setting Limits with Kids” parent workshop with Sheri Glucoft Wong
There are only 4 days left to RSVP -- space is limited. This will be our only event with Sheri this year as she is booked solid. Not only is she a parenting expert and longtime family therapist, but she and Dr. J have also co-authored a book together called, “Raising Kids.” Every ACDS family who attends this evening event will receive a complimentary copy of the book and have an opportunity to get their book signed.
For the first time ever, this event is open beyond the ACDS community -- if you would like to invite friends, please share this link with them to RSVP.
ACDS Halloween Festivities TONIGHT and on the 31st
Friday, October 28
PUMPKIN CARVING, Pre-K-5th grade
5:30-9:00 PM | Hunt Blacktop
Volunteers are still needed for cleanup! Click here to sign up.
For all of you attending tonight, here are some reminders:
- Bring your own pumpkin carving tools.
- Dress in layers as the weather will get chilly.
- Bring chairs, blankets/mats for sitting during the entertainment (optional).
- Water filling stations are available so please bring your own refillable water bottle or a beverage of your choice. Warm apple cider is provided.
- Do not bring scooters or bikes to the event due to limited light.
- Lastly, if you’d like a hay bale post-event, please email Jennifer Billante to coordinate pickup.
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. Students MUST bring their signed permission slips in order to gain entrance to the social. Please bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated. Once admitted to the social, students may not leave until the end of the event.
Monday, October 31
Halloween is a uniform day at ACDS. Students in grades 1-8 will have the opportunity to change into their costumes prior to the start of the parade at 2:00 pm. Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten may arrive in their costumes since their parade starts shortly after the start of school.
PLEASE NOTE: UPDATED HALLOWEEN PARADE TIMES:
8:15 AM: Pre-K & Kindergarten Parades
2:00 - 2:20 PM: 1st - 8th Grade Parade
2:20 - 3:10 PM: Elementary Class Parties
Latest Additions to Clubs & Activities
Today’s the day! Set your calendar to remind yourself that TODAY at noon, the below clubs and activities will open for registration:
- Running Club for Grades 5-8 runs from 11/9/22 - 2/15/23 (Wednesdays) - This way to register →
- Makers Design Workshop: Escape Room for Grades 3-8 from 11/3/22 - 12/8/22 (Thursdays) - STARTS ON THURSDAY! This way to register →
Keep your eyes peeled for more clubs and activities information from the Office of Student Life and in this weekly newsletter in the weeks to come.
The ACDS Thanksgiving feast is a wonderful tradition where the students, teachers, and staff enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. You can imagine what it takes to create a Thanksgiving meal for 500+ people . . . VOLUNTEERS! There are volunteer options to fit every schedule & interest. You can set up the Fisher Event Center for food prep, help the kids make their signature class dishes, set up the blacktop to seat 500, serve food, clean up, carve turkeys or even cook a turkey! Every job is important! Please sign-up on iVolunteer. Parents who volunteer are also invited to join the Feast!
Pre-K-8th grade students | Faculty & Staff | Parent Volunteers
The ACDS Allergy Coordinator, Mrs. White, works with the Feast Chairs to organize the allergy-free/gluten-free table, which includes all items featured at the Feast. The Allergy Coordinator will arrange with parents who have students with allergies to prepare turkeys and side dishes and bring them for the students with allergies.
For PreK-5 Parents: Learn More About Math at ACDS!
Thursday, November 3 at 8:15 AM | Fisher Event Center
The 21st Century Elementary Math Classroom
Based on new research, today's math classroom looks a lot different. Come learn how math education has changed and how the Bridges math program supports our 21st-century learners -- no RSVP needed. Led by math specialist Alison Fox Mazzola, it’s going to be a fun morning!
A big thank you to our parent volunteers who made quick work of the nearly 90 students and faculty taking their photos/retakes with Jim Nelson Photography. We are so grateful for your leadership and dedication!
LOVING THE NOW. READY FOR NEXT.