AAA School District Board Meeting on 10/20/2020 @6:30 pm Attend in person: AAA High School Commons area, 506 W Poplar Street, Rogers, AR 72756 - masks required and social distancing enforced. Meeting also livestreamed on AAA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8fwb_gfm5duWpnQdC75gw Members of public allowed to speak either live or virtually (3 min/person - only first 5 to register here: https://artsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wg6CiC8LTlGW3i8ToP6uhA Agenda published here: https://www.artsk12.org/o/district/browse/97248
2019-2020 K6 Yearbooks have arrived! If you ordered a K6 yearbook last year, please stop by the K6 office to pick it up. (Current 7th graders: your 19-20 yearbook is at the HS campus) To purchase one of the extra K6 yearbooks, email Mrs. Seay firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help our computer science class improve their resources by entering our school to win this contest. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOaRFOEzzHbAdbyUmWE8aVeDgfLc_L9JPw3AlslIzrlm0P-Q/viewform
3rd-4th Graders, Join Mr. Shields after school on Fridays to rock out on the guitar! Lessons last until 4:30 and each class costs $10. You must RSVP before attending by emailing Mr. Shields email@example.com.
Picture Day for K-6th grade students is Tuesday, Sept. 1st! This picture day is for in-person students only. Another picture day is being scheduled for virtual and blended-learning students. Contact Mrs. Fries with picture-day questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Academy Families, We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow and thank you all for your patience as we open our doors back to our students. We wanted to make sure to remind you all of a few things to help improve our start tomorrow: All parents will ask their child the Covid-19 screening questions, provided by the school nurse, every morning. If the parent allows their child to attend school, they are communicating to the school that they answered NO to all of the screening questions. School doors will open daily at 7:15 to the 4th/5th grade building. Students will go to assigned areas by grade level to wait to be dismissed to classroom at 7:30. (K-3 in cafe, 4-6 hallway) For the first day of school, classrooms will open at 7:15 and entries to the K-3 along with the 6th grade center will be open Students can not be dropped off before 7:15. Car Riders: Students will have their temperature taken in their car when they arrive in the morning. Students need to remain in the car until a staff member has come to their car. If the reading is 99.8, the family will be asked to park so the school nurse can evaluate the situation and determine if the child can come to school. Make sure your student exits the car with a mask. Bus Riders: Students will have their temperature taken before getting on the bus. Parents must wait at the pick up point until their child has entered the bus before leaving. Students with 99.8 or higher will not be allowed to enter the bus. Walk-In: All students are encouraged to exit the car on their own. Students who need their parents to walk them to the school building will have their temperature checked at the building door. If the parent is walking into the building, their temperature will also be checked. Make sure everyone is wearing their mask. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria in a grab and go format with the students eating their meal in their classroom at 7:30. Students arriving at school after 8:00 AM will need to call 636-2272 and wait in their car outside of the 4/5 building (Main Office) until the child's temperature is checked by a staff member. Lunch will be served in the student's classroom. DISMISSAL INFO: Students will remain in their last period class for dismissal each day. 4th graders who are in PE and intervention will return to their classroom. Parent walk-up will not be an option at this time. Students who are walkers will be dismissed after the completion of car line. Student dismissal will begin at 3:00 each day. Students need to be picked up no later than 3:30 each day. Make sure your child's teacher knows how your child is going to get home every day. We are excited to have students again on campus and look forward to a new school year! Mr. Young and Mr. Skelton
We look forward to seeing some of you today for open house. Make sure you wear your mask and please know that we will be taking the temperature of everyone entering a building. If you are attending open house, make sure you have asked the COVID screening questions and answered no to all of them. You have signed up for a specific time with your child's homeroom teacher. If you would like to visit with any of the art teachers or other specialists, they will be in the gym. The amount of people of the gym at one time will be limited to allow for social distancing. Please arrive for your appointed times at the following locations: K-1 South Entrance of K-3 building (awning connects 4-5 and K-3 building) 2-3 West Entrance of K-3 building( door at end of building next to 13th street) 4-5 Main Entrance of 4-5 building (main entrance) 6th Classroom door at 6th Grade Center Also, we ask you to utilize this time for your First Day of School pictures in order to make Monday go smoother. Virtual students should have received information from their virtual teacher. Thank you all for your amazing patience and let's have a great year, Mr. Young and Mr. Skelton
Due to the Covid-19, Fourth grade Space Camp trip has been moved to May 12-14, 2021
School Supply Time for K-6 Students! Arts Academy Families, It is time for school supply shopping with Tax Free Weekend upon us. Here are your options for this school year. 1) Pay $30 supply fee on My Payments Plus (beginning next week) for blended and on campus learners. 2) Email Ms. Welch for grade level supply list and do your own shopping. email@example.com for blended and on campus learners. 3) Go here for the virtual school supply list https://5il.co/ixdj
It's time to show the state of Arkansas how talented our students are at AAA! Arkansas PBS is having a talent show that will be aired on TV. All you need to do is submit a 30 second video by August 3 to be considered. Here are more details: https://bit.ly/3fyZODt
Pick and grin with Mr. Shields this summer by signing up for guitar, ukulele, bass, or banjo lessons! Open to AAA incoming 1st-6th graders. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey K6 Families!!! Here are some items that Nurse Katie has been holding onto for safe keeping. If any of them are yours please let me know. email@example.com
Need ideas on how to stay fit during the month of May? Check out the K6 PE Challenges! https://5il.co/fwzt
A Free Webinar for Parents Positive and Productive Childcare While the Kids Are Not in School Presented by Randy Sprick Register for one of these one-hour sessions: 2 pm ET, Wednesday, April 8 8 pm ET, Wednesday, April 8 Please Invite Families in Your Community to Attend As parents, there are times our children drive us crazy! In this time of rapid change and, for most of us, some kind of confinement at home, this can be especially true. Getting through the day can become tense, and we can be unsure about how to discipline our children. Join us for this free web-based meeting with Randy Sprick. Randy is a parent (and yes, sometimes his children drive him crazy), a grandparent, and a world leader in effective behavior management. His presentation will cover things you can do to help your children learn to behave better and become more independent and responsible. Learn how and when to use consequences for misbehavior Learn how and when to use praise Learn to make daily life more pleasant and relaxed around the house You will learn that you are already doing many things exactly right and add strategies for making things better! Come and join us for a fun and entertaining session. Please share this information with parents in your community. Register now for one of these upcoming one-hour sessions: April 8, 2 pm ET (1 pm CT, 12 pm MT, 11 am PT) April 8, 8 pm ET (7 pm CT, 6 pm MT, 5 pm PT) If you aren’t able to join us at these times, please register for any session. The day after the webinars, we’ll send a link to the recording for you to view at your convenience.
Buy your tickets now for the K-6 Dance Program “Be The Light” Dance Gala! There will be a dance performance followed by a celebration with food and beverages! See you on Saturday, April 18th. Email Mrs. Finley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for tickets.
Hello parents! "Be the Light" Dance Gala NEEDS YOUR HELP. We have had over 70% of the volunteer positions filled for the Gala, but we are looking for a few people to put together our silent auction. Below is a Sign Up Genius link for our silent auction team. If you'd like to join us, please sign up through the link below by March 6th. Every bit of help is very appreciated! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E44A9A722A7F49-silent
*Coming up at the K-6 campus* February is Jesse Lewis Choose Love Awareness Month. We are going to celebrate with a Choose Love Awareness Week February 24-28, with random acts of kindness for each day. MONDAY - Say hi or eat lunch with someone different or someone needing a friend. TUESDAY - Give someone a compliment. WEDNESDAY - Write a kind message to someone. THURSDAY - Show a kind action toward a student or teacher. FRIDAY - Give a high-five to a Super Hero (Super Hero dress-up day). We will also host a donation drive for the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter. They are in need of art supplies, including canvases, watercolor or washable paints, paint brushes, and Sharpie markers.
Some of our 4th-6th graders are competing in The Great Arkansas History Video Game Competition. We hiked some trails at Devil's Den & learned about the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps within the development of Arkansas State Parks! #CSforAR #ARKidsCanCode #DiamondsCode
K6 Dance Gala Help Needed! Please click the links below and sign up if you are able to help or contact Mrs. Finley email@example.com. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! This link is to volunteer with event guest check-in: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E44A9A722A7F49-front This link is for the "event publicist" volunteer position: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E44A9A722A7F49-event This link is for the event food and design team: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E44A9A722A7F49-food
With the threat of winter weather looming, please remember that we follow the lead of Rogers Schools. If they are closed, we are closed.
The middle school guitar and percussion departments are combining for a winter concert. Students will perform selections from classic rock, modern rock, and other styles as ensembles. Many students will perform in multiple capacities, and everyone in the classes will have the opportunity to perform. The concert will take place on Friday, February 7th at 6:30 pm in the PAC. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
School Board Work Session Tuesday the 28th 6:30 Central Office Agenda: Establishing first steps towards strengthening student diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Student Intent to Return form for 2020-2021 is due by January 31st. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16FqH3xLJkN_BK0oVSSYGm_UgAI6suuv2tIU7A2I3Y_c/edit?ts=5e1f4172
Are you looking for a new AAA tshirt? Coach Fred has basketball shirts available in kid and adult sizes as a basketball fundraiser. Shirts are $15. Booster business names are on the back and the pictured image is on the front. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Has your child lost glasses? If your child is missing their glasses, I may have them. Please take a look at the picture attached to see if any of these glasses look familiar. Email Nurse Katie at email@example.com with questions.
Last Call for 2020 Ireland, England, and Wales If you are or have a current 9th-12th grade student who is interested in the Spring Break 2020 trip, the sign-up cut off for that trip is Friday, April 26th. Please contact Jamie Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
3 Great Dance Opportunities! Contact Mrs. Finley for details and to RSVP email@example.com Fam Jam: AAA’s 1st Hip-Hop Dance Class for the whole family! Jan. 17th @ 6pm @ AAA K6 $10 per person $5 per child daycare for children 5 and under Shine Your Light Dance Workshop for K-4th grade beginner dancers. 5th/6th grade dance students will lead the beginner dancers in experiencing several genres of dance. Jan. 20th @ 9:30am-2pm @ AAA K6 $40 per dancer AAA Dance Workshop for 4th-7th grade intermediate/advance dancers. 4 Dance Classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Acro. Jan. 25th @ 10am-4:15pm @ AAA K6 $65 for all classes or $15/hour
PLEASE SEND SNACKS TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD EVERY DAY. KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 6 TH GRADE ALL HAVE DESIGNATED TIMES FOR SNACKS. MS. SHOVER AND I ARE LIMITED IN WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE DAILY. IF THERE IS A NEED FOR US TO PROVIDE SNACKS FOR YOUR STUDENT ON A REGULAR BASIS, PLEASE EMAIL NURSE KATIE AT KMILLIGAN@ARTSK12.ORG . WE’RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP.
Parents, please know that we are not having outdoor recess or PE for the rest of the day due to the air quality issues from the fire in Bentonville.
Congratulations to our champion (left) and runner up (right) of the Arkansas Arts Academy Spelling Bee. Our champion will represent our school at the Benton County Bee in January. All the students did a wonderful job spelling and showing wonderful sportsmanship and poise. Our students are the best!!
Space Camp Fundraiser! Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, while you watch the Rogers Christmas Parade. AAA-4th grade will have a Hot Cocoa booth in front our high school campus on Poplar Street. We will have marshmallows, candy canes, cinnamon, and choc.chips to add as you like!!! When: December 6th 6:00pm- while supplies last All donations will help support our 4th grade Space Camp Trip!
Space Camp Fundraiser Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, while you watch the Rogers Christmas Parade. AAA-4th grade will have a Hot Cocoa booth in front our high school campus on Poplar Street. We will have marshmallows, candy canes, cinnamon, and choc.chips to add as you like!!! When: December 6th 6:00pm- while supplies last All donations will help support our 4th grade Space Camp Trip!
If you are interested in traveling with us to our next BIG ADVENTURE (NYC-MANHATTAN LANDMARKS) Meeting is tomorrow night... Mrs. Benton's room 6:30-7:30 pm This trip is for grades 5-8 school year 2020, and for family members! Trip is set for October 5-8, 2020!!!!! We have a jammed packed itinerary planned for NYC, including 2 Broadway shows. This will be an ARTS/Historical Landmarks Trip Transportation will be direct flight again from XNA to NYC! Come see why we travel with Explorica!! Hope to see you all here tomorrow to hear Rozzana and I tell you all about this big adventure!!!!
Inclement weather reminder - Arkansas Arts Academy follows the Rogers School District. If they close, then we will close as well.
There will be no after school basketball at AAA today, November 11, 2019. The Boys and Girls Club of Rogers has also informed us that they will not be open this afternoon/evening. After school dance classes with Mrs. Kessler have also been cancelled for today.
Because of K6 fall Carnival the parking lot will close at 3:30 and 12th street will have its gates closed at 4pm. Subbert Way will be open to the 6th grade parking lot and Lazy L will be open to the neighborhood , but you will not be able to pass in front of the school on 12th.
Please join us next Tuesday November 12th at 6:30 for our November School Board Meeting, after which Mary Ley will present the 2019 Arkansas Arts Academy Annual School Report. We look forward to seeing you there.
13th Street is currently closed between New Hope and Lazy L. The street should reopen by 245. Please use 12th or 14th if you need to get to our K6 campus from the North .
Today is the deadline to get your child signed up for basketball with the Rogers Activity Center. Playing at the RAC allows our students to play on a team together. This deadline is for 2nd-6th grade students. Go to https://ar-rogers2.civicplus.com/722/Youth-Basketball.
Mark your calendars for AAA Night @ the Museum on Thursday, October 24th from 6-8 p.m. at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Find out more with this link: https://sites.google.com/artsk12.org/aaa-arts-integration/home/aaa-night-the-museum?authuser=0
Did you miss the book fair? Great news, it is still open ONLINE. Please go to the following link to do your last-minute shopping. The link closes on Sept. 21. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/arkansasartsacademy1
All K-6th grade students are invited to sing the National Anthem on Fri, Aug 30th at the Naturals Baseball Game. Ticket sales are going on now and 1/2 the funds will benefits the K6 music depart.! Please contact Mrs. Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org to order your tickets today!
Here is the link for My Payments Plus. Through this link you will to be able to pay for class fees, school supplies fees, field trips fees and lunches on line. You will need your student ID numbers to register your student for this service. https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome
July 26 is our K-6 campus work day. We invite you to help us to get ready for the start of school. Bring your tool box and wear work clothes. We will be working from 8-11 AM. If you can't come at that time but want to help, please contact Mr. Jay at email@example.com