AYLETT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
Preparing Children for a Lifetime of Learning
May 21, 2013
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
May 20 – 30 Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive
May 21 Board of Directors Meeting
May 24 – 27 School closed – Memorial Day
May 29 – 31 Middle school exams
May 31 Dress Down Day
June 5 Family Field Day
Head of School Reception
June 6 Noon dismissal – last day of school
End of 4th Quarter
Graduation – 7:00 P.M.
June 7 Teacher In-service
June 13 Middle school report cards mailed
WE HAVE 10 MORE SCHOOL DAYS for you to make your Annual Fund gift in honor of your child! It is NOT too late! We have two classes at 100% and others are VERY close. Each gift supports the vision of ACDS by providing an "environment in which children will succeed personally, academically, artistically and athletically."
MIDDLE SCHOOL EXAM SCHEDULE
All middle school students in grades 6 – 8 will take exams on Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31. Below, you will find the exam schedule for the entire middle school. Please note that there will be one exam given in each grade on Wednesday from 8:40 – 10:10. The rest of the day will be spent as review time for upcoming exams. Exams 2 and 3 will be taken on Thursday morning, with a NOON dismissal for all middle school students. Exams 4 and 5 will be taken on Friday morning, with a NOON dismissal for all middle school students.
Wednesday, May 29
8:40-10:10 (Exam 1)
8 – English
7 – Geography
6 – Math
10:30-11:25 (Exam 2 Classes)
11:30-12:25 (Exam 3 Classes)
1:05-2:00 (Exam 4 Classes)
2:05-3:00 (Exam 5 Classes)
Thursday, May 30
8:40-10:10 (Exam 2)
8 – Spanish
7 – Algebra
6 – Science
10:30-12:00 (Exam 3 Classes)
8 – Geometry
7 – English
6 – History
12:00 (Dismissal MS Only)
Friday, May 31
8:40 – 10:10 (Exam 4)
8 – Science
7 – Spanish
6 – Latin
10:10 – 10:25 (Break)
10:30-12:00 (Exam 5 Classes)
8 – History
7 – Science
6 – English
12:00 (Dismissal MS Only)
GRADUATION for the Class of 2013 is Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 P.M. in the Owen Gwathmey Gymnasium. Students in grades 4 – 7 are required to attend and wear the following standard dress items:
- Boys – Khaki or navy pants with belt; white or chambray blue button down oxford shirt, tucked-in with a tie
- Girls – Khaki, navy, or plaid skirt, skort, or jumper; white or chambray blue button down oxford shirt or dress blouse
- Footwear – Dress shoes (NO tennis shoes)
FAMILY FIELD DAY is Wednesday, June 5. Come join us for “Fun in the Sun” and celebrate another successful year. The fun and games will start at 9:00 A.M. on the soccer field. We are not having the tent decorating contest, but feel free to bring one if your class so chooses. Field Day is a normal school day, with dismissal at 3:00 P.M. and regular bus transportation. However, aftercare WILL NOT be available. THIS IS A DRESS-DOWN DAY FOR ALL. Don’t forget to bring lots of water, chairs or a blanket, and sunscreen. You may pack a lunch or purchase lunch from the Class of 2015. Activities will be cancelled if it rains.
Tentative schedule is as follows:
9:00 – 11:30 Activities
11:30 Inflatables PK – 4 (Lunch time will be planned by the individual teacher.)
12:15 Inflatables for 5 – 8 (Lunch time will be planned by the individual teacher.)
Parents make take their children home after lunch. Please notify your child’s teacher and sign them out at the front office.
FAMILY FIELD DAY LUNCH will be provided by the Class of 2015. A green order form went home yesterday. The menu is as follows:
One slice of pizza or one hot dog and water $3.00 each
Two slices of pizza or two hot dogs and water $5.00 each
Chips, cookies, and extra water will be available for purchase
Please return order forms and payment by Friday, May 31, and make checks payable to ACDS – Class of 2015. Thanks for your support!
THE ANNUAL BOYS VS. GIRLS PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DRIVE sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 246 in Tappahannock started yesterday and will continue until Thursday, May 30. This annual contest will benefit our local food bank, S.D.A. Community Center. This is a non-profit organization that provides food each month to more than 400 low-income families in Essex County. Girls are asked to bring in the jelly and the boys are asked to donate the peanut butter. The winners will enjoy a FREE DRESS DOWN DAY! Also, the class that brings in the most will be treated to a PIZZA PARTY on Tuesday, June 4, courtesy of Troop 246. Thank you so much for your support!
SUMMMER CAMP AT ACDS!
ACDS is offering summer camp this year with the NEW T-2-T(Tots to Teens) Program. This is a full day camp for ages 4-14 and runs ALL SUMMER LONG from 8:30 A.M – 4:00 P.M. Before and after care are available starting at 7:30 A.M. and ending at 6:00 P.M. Camp is open to the community, so spread the word with friends and neighbors! Applications are available at www.acdspatriots.net or the school office.
SPECIALTY SUMMER CAMPS AT ACDS!
In addition to the T-2-T program, we are offering the following HALF DAY camps at ACDS this summer:
- June 10 – 14 – ALL SPORTS CAMP (rising K – 3rd grade) 9 – 12, $50.00
- June 17 – 21 – ALL SPORTS CAMP (rising 4th – 8th grade) 9 – 12, $50.00
- June 24 – 28 – FOOTBALL CAMP (rising 6th – 8th grade) 9 – 11, $40.00
- June 26 & 28 – VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (rising 4th – 8th grade) 9 – 1, $40.00
- July 11 & 12 – VOLLEYBALL CLINIC (rising 4th – 8th grade) 9 – 1, $40.00
- July 15 – 19 – BASKETBALL CAMP (rising 1st – 6th grade) 9 – 12, $50.00
- July 22 – 26 – ART CAMP (rising K – 3 grade) 9 – 12, $110.00
- ART CAMP (rising 4 – 9th grade) 1 – 4, $110.00
- BASEBALL CAMP (rising 1st – 6th grade) 9 – 12, $50.00
- July 29 – 2 – WEE KIDS CAMP (ages 3 – rising K)
Applications are available at www.acdspatriots.net or contact the school office.
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO THIS YEAR’S SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS and to all of our students who participated!
First Place: Anna Pierce
Second Place: Grace Pierce
Third Place: Timmy White
Honorable Mention: Chase Waring
First Place: Lily Fischetti
Second Place: Channing Pitts
Third Place: Jaden Ellis
Honorable Mention: Carter Krusz and Matthew Shackelford
First Place: Tyler Hamilton and Tommy Owens
Second Place: Wade Christian
Third Place: Tyler Garrett
Honorable Mention: Katie Villanueva
First Place: Kathy Michos
Second Place: Sara Pierce
Third Place: Zoie Browder
Mrs. Gresham Award: Austin Garrett