I am a builder when I face obstacles with determination and positivity.
This theme involves thinking of new ideas and not worrying about making mistakes. Think about some things you use everyday that bring you pleasure, or make things easier like your musical instruments, your dishwasher, or your car. What if those things didn’t exist because the people who created them gave up when they faced an obstacle? What if the creator of your favorite things decided not to focus on the positive things that were happening while inventing those things?
- Henry Ford failed and went completely broke five times before he finally came up with a car that would work.
- Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.
- Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in undergraduate studies and ranked 15 out of 22 in chemistry before he came up with pasteurization as well as many helpful vaccines.
We challenge you to not to get discouraged, face your obstacles with determination and positivity. Who knows what YOU may accomplish in the years to come. Here is our monthly “chew time” video:
April 14 – May 13 – School Olympics
April 19 – April 23 – State mandated RISE testing
April 20 – Kindergarten Field Trip
April 20 – Parent Empowerment Night – join by Zoom
April 23 – Jeans Day
April 26 – April 30 – Class Speech Festivals
Important Dates Through the End of the Year
State Testing – RISE – April 19 to 23
This week all students will be taking state tests. Please try to get students to bed early so they come well-rested. Be sure to send a water bottle, and a healthy lunch. Off Campus students – remember to wear FULL UNIFORM.
Kindergarten Field Trip – April 20
Students should be dressed in full uniform and bring a sack lunch. School lunches are NOT provided for field trips.
Virtual Parent Empowerment Night: Addictions – April 20th at 7:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://uetn-org.zoom.us/j/85198127841 The teenage brain is developing rapidly during the school years and is very susceptible to addictions. Lifeline for Youth has agreed to help us understand addictions in our youth, including being able to recognize when problems are occurring and how to get help. They will also cover prevention and ways to help our youth be resilient. Please join us on Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 pm via zoom. You will receive very valuable information and your students will also be rewarded for your attendance.
Thank you to our wonderful parents for all that you do for your children each day. Here at APA, we have our unique and wonderful Character Development program, which covers social skills, life skills, internet safety, service, and so many other wonderful subjects that enrich our students’ education. One thing we do is provide napkins to our classrooms for lunch each day, so that students may practice the social graces of using a napkin during a meal. However, we encourage our students to bring a napkin from home in their home lunches, or to use the provided napkins when a school lunch is ordered. The napkins provided by the school are there as a” backup”, on those rare occasions that a napkin is inadvertently left out of a lunch. Thank you for sending a napkin in your student’s lunch each day. It allows the school to stay within our budget so that we are not running out of napkins too often!!
All year long, we have had a monthly video about “What it means to be American.” based on the picture book of the same title. This week we explored “Being American means having an equal opportunity to be happy”. Please enjoy the video at home too.
Test Data and School Report Cards Available
The 2019-2020 School Report Cards are available on the American Prep website’s Parent Library under “Plans and Reports” (http://www.americanprep.org/plans-and-reports/). School Improvement Plans for our Title I Campuses will also be located at this site. If you have any questions regarding this data, feel free to contact your school administrators.
Volunteers Needed – Curriculum
We are looking for some parent volunteers to help repair books. If you are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Draper 3 Play – The Little Mermaid
Order Class Photos, Individual Photos, and Yearbooks
Re-enrollment for Current Students
Curriculum Policy Reminder
School Fees and Fee Waiver Information