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February 13, 2018

RE-ENROLLMENT CONTRACTS
Re-enrollment contracts for the 2018-19 school year are coming home on Thursday, February 15, and are DUE by March 1.  Please return your contract(s) with the $100.00 deposit made payable to ACDS.  (The $100.00 deposit will be deducted from your tuition balance.)  If you have any questions, please let us know.  Thank you so much for your continued support and confidence in ACDS.

ISAC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IS THIS WEEK!
The varsity teams will compete in the annual ISAC basketball tournament.  Ware Academy is hosting this year’s tournament.  Please come out and support our teams!

  1. Tuesday, February 13 – ISAC Tournament at Ware

      4:00 – Chesapeake vs. Ware (girls)
      5:30 – ACDS vs. Chesapeake (boys)

Thursday, February 15 – ISAC Tournament Championships at Christchurch

      4:00 – ACDS vs. ? (girls)
      5:30 – Ware vs. ? (boys)

SUMMER CAMP AT ACDS
We are excited to offer summer experiences for children in a creative, nurturing environment led by Taylor Hayes, Director, and Kaitlyn Hundley.  Campers will explore their weekly themes through games, crafts, books, and outings!  Our camp is for children ages 3 to rising third graders and is open to the public.  Children must be potty trained to attend.  Summer camp will start Monday, June 11, and end on Friday, August 10.  School will be closed the week of July 2 – 6.  Please register online at https://goo.gl/forms/WfnLwjrEJNc0xPmv1.

ACDS NIGHT AT NNB
Thank you to all the families who attended Aylett Night at NNB last Thursday!  We made $200 and have been named as the NNB Charity of the Month for the month of May!

ACDS CELEBRATES FEBRUARY AS KINDNESS MONTH
The ACDS Leadership Team is encouraging all Aylett students to celebrate kindness during the month of February!  Each week will focus on a different theme related to showing kindness.

  1. Week 2 (February 12-15): ENCOURAGEMENT –  To celebrate the end of our basketball season and show support of our teams heading to the ISAC Basketball Tournament, each day will have a different Spirit Week theme.
    1. Tuesday, 2/13 – Pajama Day – Dress in comfy school-appropriate PJs.
    2. Wednesday, 2/14 – Wacky Wednesday – Wear your wackiest outfit on Valentine’s Day.
    3. Thursday, 2/15 – Blue vs. White Day – Wear all blue and white to show your support of our Patriots they compete in the ISAC Basketball Championship!
  2. Week 3 (February 20-23): GRATITUDE – Students will write heart-felt letters to various individuals to show their gratitude.
  3. Week 4 (February 26-March 2): CARING – Students are encouraged to show they care about animals by sending in donations of cat and dog items for local Animal Shelters.

ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
ACDS will host two Open House events on Sunday, February 25 (3-4pm) and Sunday, March 18 (3-4pm).  Please invite friends, family, and neighbors to come and see all of the exciting things we are doing at Aylett!  YOU are our best ambassadors to spread the word about ACDS.  If you know of any interested families, please share their contact information with Ayron.

OYSTER ROAST – SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Mark your calendars for the League’s final fundraiser of the year!  Our spring Oyster Roast is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, from 3:30 – 9:30pm.  Entertainment will be provided by The Mashup and Midnight Coal Company.  Tickets are $35.00 each.  More details to follow.

ANNUAL FUND 2017-18
We are moving toward our goal of $75,000.00.  Every gift made to the Annual Fun directly supports each child at ACDS.  We need EVERY family to make a gift for us to reach our monetary goal, as well as our goal of 100% participation.  THANK YOU!

How’s your class doing?

Donations can be made directly to the school or online: http://acdspatriots.net/annualgiving.html.  Thank you very much for your support!

FINANCIAL AID 2018-19
Financial Aid is available to ACDS students in kindergarten through eighth grade.  Processing for financial aid applications for the 2018-19 academic year through School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS is now open.  SSS requires all applications to be done online.  If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please go to www.sssbynais.org.  The ACDS code for SSS is 1458.  The tuition rates for the 2018-19 school year are: K - $ 5,200.00; Grades 1-5 $5,700.00; and Grades 6-8 $6,200.00.  Financial aid applications to SSS should be submitted by February 23.  Awards will be sent home by February 28.

Applicants are also required to submit, to the school, a copy of their 2017 income tax return.  This information will be held in strict confidence and may be sent to the school in a sealed envelope labeled confidential.  Financial aid is granted on a first come-first served basis, based on demonstrated need through SSS, and is contingent upon receiving your income tax return.  Awards are granted for one year only.

VOICE OF THE ALUMNI
“Wonderful little school!  Best educational experience I had.  I’ve kept friends from Aylett into adulthood.  It made me civic-minded and a good citizen.”  Class of 2002

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