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American Academy News
(Weekly Newsletter Archive)
Get to Know the American Academy Community
CP&PKR - Join the American Academy Community group (a Facebook "group" allows YOU to create your own posts and talk to each other) and talk to other American Academy parents anytime! We hope you will use this Facebook group to help build our already wonderful parent community by asking questions, posting ideas, selling your used uniform items -- whatever! It's YOUR community, and the group is yours to use as you wish. Click the "Join" button to start the conversation, and "Share" to get more American Academy parents talking!
Order Your 2016-2017 Yearbook Now
CP&PKR - You can place your 2016-2017 Yearbook order ANYTIME with TreeRing, our yearbook vendor! Just got to www.treering.com and enter your campus passcode to choose your items and make your purchase. The deadline to place your yearbook order is April 7, 2017 -- you've got plenty of time! Contact Carrie Sale!

CASTLE PINE CODE:1014458991442831
PARKER CODE: 1014323184062819

Back-to-School Nights Coming Soon
CP&PKR - Back-to-School Nights are reserved for all KP-8 parents so they can hear more formally from their students' teachers about curriculum, grade-level expectations for homework and classroom behavior, and what to expect overall in the year to come. It's an important night for setting expectations and getting information, and we recommend that ALL parents attend if possible. We also encourage you to leave children at home that night so everyone can get the most out of the teacher presentations.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
Back-to-School Night for KindiePrep, Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, and Specials

KindiePrep: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kindergarten: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Grade 1: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Grade 2: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades K-2 Informal Meet & Greet with Ginger Norton, Elementary Principal: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Back-to-School Night for Grades 3, 4 & 5, and Specials

Grade 3: 5:00 pm – 6:00pm
Grade 4: 5:00 pm – 6:00pm
Grade 5: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grades 3-5 Informal Meet & Greet with Ginger Norton, Elementary Principal: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Back-to-School Night for Middle School, STEM Certification, and Specials

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

*IMPORTANT SCHEDULING CHANGE
Due to a number of last-minute conflicts this year, we are moving the Middle School Back-to-School Night to Tuesday, September 6 (right after Labor Day weekend). Please make a note of this change!

Review the Parent Handbook for 2016-2017
CP&PKR - Summer reading for parents! We don’t require anyone to memorize the American Academy Parent Handbook or the KindiePrep Parent Handbook, and there won’t be a quiz, but during the All School registration we do ask you to sign a form that says you have read it and understand it. :) It’s important information about American Academy, so please make sure you are familiar with the content.
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Event Calendar
Aug 28 - Sep 2
CP&PKR - STEM trip (Grd 7): Catalina Island Marine Institute
Aug 29
BOD Special Meeting (LM Financing), CP admin conference room, 6:00 pm (agenda)
Aug 31
PKR: KindiePrep Back to School Night, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Aug 31
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
Aug 31
CP&PKR: Back to School Night: K-2, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 1
CP&PKR: Back to School Night: 3-5, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 2
American Academy Spirit Day
Sep 2
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 a.m.
Sept 5 - Nov 11
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 6): Engineering Academy
Sep 5
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Sept 5 - 16
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 4): Return to the Moon
Sept 5- Sept 30
CP - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Mechanical Engineering
Sep 6
NEW DATE!! CP&PKR: Back to School Night: Middle School
Sep 6
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Sep 9
American Academy Spirit Day
Sep 13
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Sep 14
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Sep 14
CP - High School Fair, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, gym
Sep 15
PKR - High School Fair, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, gym
Sep 15
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Sep 16
American Academy Spirit Day
Sept 19 - Oct 21
CP - STEM unit (Grd 2): WeDo
Sept 19 & 20
CP - STEM Field Trip (Grd 4): Challenger Learning Center
Sept 21 & 22
PKR - STEM Field Trip (Grd 4): Challenger Learning Center
Sep 23
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Sep 29
CP - Student Individual Pictures
Sep 30
FIRST Dress of Choice Day
Oct 4-5
PKR - KindiePrep Student Individual Pictures
Oct 4
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Oct 5
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
Oct 6
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
Oct 7
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
Oct 10-14
NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
Oct 17 - Nov 11
PKR - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Mechanical Engineering
Oct 18
BOD Meeting, PKR library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Oct 21
Dress of Choice Day
Oct 21
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee (guest: Erin Kane & Patrick Mangan), Dazbog, 8:00 am
Oct 24 - Nov 18
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 5): EV3
Oct 27
Middle School conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Oct 28
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Nov 1
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Nov 4
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Nov 4
American Academy Spirit Day
Nov 8
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Nov 8
PKR - RETAKES for Student Individual Pictures
Nov 10
CP - RETAKES for Student Individual Pictures
Nov 11
American Academy Spirit Day
Nov 14 - 18
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 1): Marine Biology
Nov 17
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Nov 18
PKR - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Nov 18
END OF FIRST TRIMESTER (T1)
Nov 18
Dress of Choice Day
Nov 18
Dress of Choice Day
Nov 21-25
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 2
American Academy Spirit Day
Dec 2
PAB-CP After Carpool Coffee, Dazbog, 8:00 am
Dec 5 - 9
PKR - STEM unit (KindiePrep): Curious George Builds a House
Dec 5 - Feb 17
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 7): Engineering Academy
Dec 6
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Dec 7
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
Dec 9
American Academy Spirit Day
Dec 12 - Jan 24
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 4): EV3 Robotics
Dec 13
BOD Meeting, PKR library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Dec 16
Dress of Choice Day
Dec 16
Dress of Choice Day
Dec 19 - Jan 2
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Feb 3
CP - STEM unit (Grd 1): Chemical Engineering
Jan 3
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Jan 3
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Jan 4
FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL!
Jan 6
American Academy Spirit Day
Jan 10
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jan 11
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
Jan 12
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
Jan 13
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
Jan 16
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 20
American Academy Spirit Day
Jan 27
Dress of Choice Day
Jan 30 - Feb 24
CP - STEM unit (Grd 3): WeDo Robotics
Jan 31
PKR - Class Pictures
Feb 2
CP - Class Pictures
Feb 3
American Academy Spirit Day
Feb 7
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Feb 9
Middle School conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Feb 10
American Academy Spirit Day
Feb 13 - March 17
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 1): Chemical Engineering
Feb 14
BOD Meeting, PKR library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Feb 16
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 17
PKR - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 17
American Academy Spirit Day
Feb 20
NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Feb 24
END OF SECOND TRIMESTER (T2)
Feb 24
Dress of Choice Day
Mar 3
American Academy Spirit Day
Mar 6 - May 12
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 8): Engineering Academy
Mar 7
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Mar 10
American Academy Spirit Day
Mar 13 - April 7
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 2): Claymation
Mar 14
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Mar 17
American Academy Spirit Day
Mar 20-24
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Mar 27 - April 7
CP - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Mar 30
Middle School conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Mar 31
Dress of Choice Day
Apr 4
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Apr 5
BOD Retreat, TBD
Apr 7
American Academy Spirit Day
Apr 9 - 15
CP& PKR - STEM trip (Grd 6): Olympic National Park
Apr 14
American Academy Spirit Day
Apr 17 - May 5
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 3): Sphero
Apr 17 - 28
PKR - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Apr 21
Dress of Choice Day
Apr 27
Middle School conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Apr 27 - 29
Jr. FLL World Expo; St. Louis, MO
Apr 28
NO SCHOOL / Teacher comp day
May 1-5
CP - STEM unit (Grd 1): Marine Biology
May 2
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
May 3
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
May 5
American Academy Spirit Day
May 7-14
CP & PKR STEM Trip (Grd 8) Costa Rica
May 9
BOD Meeting, PKR library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
May 10
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
May 11
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
May 12
American Academy Spirit Day
May 18
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
May 19
Dress of Choice Day
Jun 6
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Jun 13
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jul 11
BOD Meeting, PKR library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)