Weekly Updates

May 16, 2019 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, May 20
    • B Day for middle campus students
    • 3rd-5th Grade Math EOG Test
    • 3:15pm: ALL QUARTER 4 WORK DUE for middle campus students
  • Tuesday, May 21
    • ​​​​​​​5th Grade Science EOG Test
    • 6th-8th Grade Reading EOG Test
    • Extend 1 Reading Test
  • Wednesday, May 22
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​6th-8th Grade Math EOG Test
    • Math 1 EOC Test
    • Extend 1 Math Test
  • Thursday, May 23
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​8th Grade Science EOG Test
    • 3rd-5th Grade EOG Test Makeups
  • Friday, May 24
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EOG Test Makeups
    • Extend 1 Science Test
    • Box Tops for Education final turn-in date
    • 1:00pm: 5th Grade Superlative Awards @ Elementary Campus Boardroom
  • Monday, May 27
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesday, May 28
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EOG Test Makeups
    • Middle Campus Beta Club Induction Ceremony @ Shearer Hall, Mitchell Community College
    • 5:30pm: Middle Campus Athletic Awards @ Wesley Memorial Church, 825 Wesley Dr., Statesville
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wednesday, May 29
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Middle Campus Field Day @ Grace Park
    • 12:00pm: Middle Campus Classroom Awards @ Grace Park
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thursday, May 30
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​9:00am: Middle Campus School-Wide Awards & Graduation @ Statesville Civic Center
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Students may be signed out from the Civic Center immediately following the ceremony.
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​6:00pm: Elementary Campus Closing Ceremony @ Statesville Civic Center
    • Final Report Cards go home
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Elementary Campus students will take their report cards home at dismissal.
      • Middle Campus students will receive their report cards immediately following the graduation ceremony.
      • Note: Bills for outstanding fees in MyPaymentsPlus will be included with report cards.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Friday, May 31st
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Both Campuses Closed
    • Last Day 5K @ Statesville Soccer Complex

Latest News

Last Day 5K

We're excited to invite you to the third annual Last Day "I Can" 5K! This has been an incredible event the last couple of years — a celebration of our last day of school, an opportunity to come together as a K-8 community, and an excuse to prove that you CAN run a 5K.

Several questions about this event have come up, and we've made a few tweaks compared to last year to make this day run more smoothly. Both campuses will be closed on May 31st. All students should report to the Statesville Soccer Complex between 7:30am and 8:30am to check-in with their homeroom teacher for attendance purposes. Students must check in with their teacher to be counted present for the day. Middle campus students will report to their B Day first block teacher. Students must be supervised by a parent or guardian at the Soccer Complex; however, they are NOT required to stay and participate in the 5K. If your family is unable to attend together, please plan to just check in at the Soccer Complex, say a final goodbye, and start enjoying your summer break!

Attendance check-in and race registration will conclude at 8:45am, and we will transition over to start the 5K. Following the race, there will be a brief awards ceremony before we wrap up for the day. We anticipate the event to end around noon.

Please note that "I Can" 5K t-shirts are NOT being provided free-of-charge this year. There is no charge to run in the 5K; however, the shirts are being sold for $10 each to help support the new "I Can" Scholarship program. You can order your shirts online at arsnc.org/5kshirt.

Also, don't forget about our "$5K Before the 5K" fundraising competition! Visit arsnc.org/5k today to make your contribution. The class who raises the most with their Community Partner will get a special reward!

Please reach out with any other questions or concerns, and thank you for your support!

Last-Minute Yearbooks

Our publisher has provided us a handful of extra yearbooks to sell on a first come first serve basis. You can purchase these books for $35 while supplies last. If you wish to ensure a book for your child, please send $35 in an envelope clearly marked with your child's full name, grade, your email, and child's teacher to Mrs. Brown at the Middle Campus. (Make checks out to ARS, cash is accepted, as well) I will email you upon receipt of your payment. Again, this is first come, first served, so please send in your payment ASAP, if you have not already purchased a yearbook to reserve a book. Thanks!

Summer Programs @ ARS

We're excited to announce our full menu of summer offerings for 2019! We have several incredible options available. Click the title to learn more!

  • Summer Care @ ARS: Our season-long summer care program features themed weeks with multiple field trips, games, and activities.
  • Summer Camps @ ARS: Our summer camps, hosted by our teachers, are week-long programs designed to extend learning.
  • Summer School @ ARS: Our new Summer School program is open to students currently in grades 4-8 who pass their subject but score a 1 or 2 on their Reading EOG; a retake opportunity is included at the end.

2019-2020 Before & After School Care

Stay tuned for information on before & after school for next year! Preregistration will be available on MyPaymentsPlus soon.

2nd Grade to Pelican's SnoBalls

The 2nd grade AR goal celebration will be held at Pelican‘s SnoBalls on Wednesday, May 29. Please send your child with $2 this day, or a little extra to buy some lemonade from third grade Lemonade War stands.

3rd Grade Lemonade Wars

Come support 3rd Graders' Lemonade Stands on Wednesday, May 30th, from 11:30-2:00 pm at GiGi's, Craft Night Out, and Downtown Blossoms. They are reading the Lemonade War book and creating lemonade stands to have a war of their own. All proceeds will be donated to 5th Street Ministries. Flyers and more information will come out soon!

4th Grade Community Partner Lunch

The fourth graders are planning to celebrate the end of the school year by having lunch with their community parter, Broad Street Burger! Our lunch date will be Thursday, May 30. Please fill out the Google form Mrs. Keith emailed and place your payment on MyPaymentsPlus by Friday, May 24. Thanks!

5th Grade End-of-Year Pool Party

The 5th Grade Pool Party will be Friday, May 31st from 12-2, after the Last Day 5k. 5th graders come to the pool for lunch and fun with friends! Click the link below to RSVP by May 24th so we know how many lifeguards to get. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054DADA72FA57-rsvp

8th Grade Slideshow

The time is here to start preparing for 8th grade graduation! As in years past, we will be creating a slideshow showing our 8th grade students growing up. Please email FIVE photos of your student over the years to Keri Ketchie, marketing intern, at keri.ketchie@arsnc.org.

8th Grade End-of-Year Pool Party

The 8th Grade Pool Party is Thursday, May 30th, from 1-4 after the 8th grade graduation ceremony at the Statesville Swim Club (125 Racket Lane, Statesville). The cost is $10 per student to cover the cost of lifeguards, pizza, and drinks, payable in cash at the pool. Parents MAY drop students off as long as they are picked up by 4. RSVP by May 24th here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4fa4a723a02-8thgrade.

Middle Campus Volleyball in Fall 2019

We have a significant interest in middle campus volleyball for the fall, but we need a coach. If you are interested in coaching middle campus girls' volleyball, please email Rob Orrill at rob.orrill@arsnc.org for details.

Standing News

Alumni Database

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!

Annual Fund

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!


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