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November 6, 2018

SPECIAL LEAGUE EVENT THIS THURSDAY
Please make plan to attend a special presentation on "Brain States" this Thursday, Nov. 8. Dinner and childcare will be provided at no cost to families! Sara Pirtle Robinson (ACDS '96) travels throughout the East Coast training professionals and parents about the most recent brain research and how it impacts children and their learning. The presentation will be engaging and beneficial to parents and teachers. If you have not already done so, please RSVP to tgarner@acdspatriots.net indicating how many spaghetti/chicken alfredo meals you would like and if you have children needing childcare during the presentation. Dinner will be served from 6:00-6:30. Presentation will be from 6:30-7:30. 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES FOR PK – K (THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8)
Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 8.  The SignUp Genius was sent out to all preschool parents and allows you to schedule the most convenient time for your conference.  Please let Ayron know if you did not receive it.  School will be closed for PK – K students only.

9TH ANNUAL RAPPAHANNOCK ROCKFISH OPEN
The tournament is this Saturday at Garrett’s Marina.  We have 14 boats currently registered to fish and have plenty of room for your team!  You may enter your boat for a fun day of fishing at www.bigrockfish.com.  It only costs $225.00 to enter for a chance to win cash!  First prize is $4000.00; second prize is $750.00; and third prize is $250.00. The weigh in reception begins when boats start arriving between 4:00 – 4:30pm and winners will be announced at 5:00pm.  Please contact Sam Sturt for additional information and purchases at 804-241-4439 or ssturt12@gmail.com.

ACDS ROCKFISH OPEN T-SHIRTS ARE FOR SALE
Show your support by purchasing and wearing an official Rappahannock Rockfish Open t-shirt; $20.00 youth XL and adult sizes are $25.00.  The new design was created by Samuel Sturt (7th grade).  These can be worn on Fridays with standard dress bottoms.  Samples are in the lobby and middle school and are available now.

URBANNA OYSTER FESTIVAL
Thank you to each parent, friend, and staff member who volunteered their time to work at the Urbanna Oyster Festival last weekend.  It was a huge success and very profitable for ACDS.  We appreciate each person who helped, and hats off to Mark, Samantha, Robbie, and Ayron for coordinating this event.

We would also like to recognize the following individuals for their outstanding service over the weekend; Ravi Desai (certified food manager), Lewis Ball (setup/takedown), John Owen Gwathmey (fried), Derrick Owens and Ronnie Sprouse (crab cakes), Chip Beasley (raw/roasted), Julie Sturt (stew), and Cherrie Shackelford and Amy Poythress (servers).  It was a great team effort.  Way to go Patriots!

We hope to have a profit number in the coming week!

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY – Wednesday, November 22
Grandparents’ Day at ACDS is a major family event.  Please encourage grandparents to come see their grandchildren on stage and visit their classrooms.  The program will begin at 10:00am.  This day is for families, but grandparents will be the guests of honor!  We will entertain them with songs and recognize grandparents in many special ways.  Please make plans to attend!
Although this is a half-day, it is a mandatory school day for all students.

  1. A special reception for grandparents will be provided in the cafeteria following the performance.
  2. Lifetouch will be available to take family portraits or special photo with grandparents.
  3. Student work and artwork will be on display throughout the school.
  4. School dismisses at noon.  The afternoon buses will NOT run.

STANDARD DRESS REMINDER
As of November 1, shorts and flip flops may no longer be worn to school.

YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER – CLASS OF 2019
The Class of 2019 is selling Yankee Candles to help raise money for their spring trip to New York City!  The deadline for the fundraiser is Friday, November 9.  Orders can be placed online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and using the school code 990019851.  This is an optional fundraiser, but an easy way to shop in advance for Christmas!  Thank you for supporting the Class of 2019.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
We are looking for 1 – 2 individuals to spearhead our annual Scholastic Book Fair in November.  If you are willing to help us with this popular event, please email or call Ayron ASAP!

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
All students in grades 5 – 8 are invited to tryout for basketball the week of November 5 – 8, from 3:15 – 4:30.  The girls will tryout on Monday (5th) and Tuesday (6th) and the boys on Wednesday (7th) and Thursday (8th).  If you have any questions, please contact Ayron.  If you did not participate in a fall sport, Athletic Participation forms are due by November 12.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Please help us help others by donating canned food to Aylett during the month of November. Donations will be shared with local organizations, such as The Haven. Which team will collect more: White or Blue?! Students may turn in canned goods each morning to the office. Team counts will be shared weekly.
Thank you!

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