Our Fall Festival will be on Thursday October 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm on Cooper Street. The "entrance fee" will be a donation of a non-perishable food item for our backpack program. Activities will include games, face painting, fire truck tours, a cake walk fundraiser for Odyssey of the Mind, a Great Wolf Lodge raffle, Elderberry Syrup Lady, Sheriff's Department mobile truck, costume contest, Street Eats food truck, book fair, and more. We hope to see you all there!
The Book Fair is here! It opened yesterday in the Donovan Cook Center at the elementary campus. It's open daily this upcoming week from 8:00am-4:00pm. It will be open until 7:00pm during the Fall Festival on Thursday. It will close at 2:00pm on Friday. Grab some awesome books or merchandise to help raise funds for our school!
If you're available to volunteer, we still have several unfilled positions! Check out the SignUpGenius page to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45a9ad2fa02-20181.
The 2nd grade trip to Howards Farm has been canceled due to hurricane damage at the farm. All parents have been refunded for this trip. Please remember to send a lunch with your student on October 25th since we originally didn't offer lunch orders for 2nd grade on that day. We apologize for any inconvience!
Our annual middle campus college trips are coming up on October 25th! All payments are due by midnight on October 23rd. We hope all students will be able to sign up and attend these trips; it's never too early to start thinking about college.
Sign up on MyPaymentsPlus today! We're excited to offer these opportunities to our students. Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions.
Christmas Assistance is available for students Kindergarten through 6th and their siblings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name, sibling name(s), and phone number. Referrals will be sent home upon request, and parents are responsible for taking the completed forms to the Iredell County Salvation Army in Statesville. Appointments will begin on 10/22-10/26. Email all requests by 10/21/18 to Mrs. McMiller, School Counselor or phone her office, 704-924-8870 x137.
ARS is joining schools across the nation by recognizing Safe Schools Week. Please talk to your students about the importance of being prepared in emergency situations. We will hold safety drills throughout the week — a fire drill on Tuesday, a lockdown drill on Wednesday, and a tornado drill on Friday. It's important for students to remember that these are just drills designed to make sure everyone — students and staff alike — knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
Our Middle Campus Athletic Department will hold basketball tryouts on October 30th and November 1st at the Statesville Recreation Center on Simonton Rd. Girls' tryouts are from 3:30-4:30, and boys' tryouts are from 4:30-5:30.
All students wishing to try out MUST have a current physical on file prior to trying out. If you have any questions about physicals or tryouts, please contact email@example.com.
ARS' afterschool program will participate in the Downtown Statesville Trick-or-Treat event againt this year! Please send in any candy donations to the front office of either campus for them to hand out. We'll be handing out candy from 4-6pm on the 31st.
Our elementary campus will also have their annual downtown costume parade on October 31st from 1:30-2:15pm. Keep an eye on on East Broad and Center Streets near our campuses!
Get your 2018-2019 yearbook now! Books are now $30 for a limited time. Don't miss out on this discount! Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order today. Please remember that yearbook orders can only be placed online; do not send orders to the school as we are unable to process them.
Local Sharing Tree has great deals to popular shops and restaurants! Purchase your discount voucher at LocalSharingTree.com and select ARS as your charity. LST will donate 10% of every purchase back to the school. Using your vouchers couldn't be easier: just pull them up on your smart phone when you shop! You can also print them out and bring them to the store. Vouchers are valid immediately after checkout, so feel free to get one while you wait in the checkout line! Check out this week's LST deals:
We're working diligently to create the first-ever ARS alumni database. We hope this will allow us to more easily keep up with our alumni, as well as give us the data we need to create an alumni showcase feature on our website. If you or someone you know is an ARS alumnus, please ask them to fill out this survey and submit a current headshot. We're especially interested in hearing from those who have started their careers and can serve as inspiration for our current students and prospective new families; however, we welcome any and all alumni contributions. Thank you!
As a public charter school, ARS relies on the support of its community. Please consider setting up a recurring donation this year! You can choose to give as little as $5 per month, and this is easier for many families than making one big donation per year. Visit the Annual Fund page on our website to learn more and sign up!