Intermediate News

Summer 2019


Dear Intermediate Families,


The annual ACA II Meet and Greet will be Monday, August 12th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Please come by, say hello, and preview the Intermediate classrooms. Students may also drop off their school supplies at the Meet and Greet. You will be able to sign all of your back to school forms, as well as pick sizes for Fantastic Friday shirts at the Meet and Greet!


Intermediate Supply List


A few reminders about the supply list: students will use their Trapper Keepers to keep and organize all of their work for the trimester. It is important that their Trapper Keeper can be closed and zipped so nothing falls out. Students may use the same Trapper Keeper throughout their three years in Intermediate. Students will also need two 3-subject notebooks; one for language arts (their Reader Response Journal) and one for math. These journals will be used everyday for language arts and math. Intermediate students will also need only 1 one subject notebook this year for science. Also important are plenty of pencils and glue sticks. They are the most used items in our classrooms (and have a tendency to go missing quickly)!


This year our year-long theme is Legacy. We will be studying US history in social studies;  ecosystems, energy, and force in science, and energy conversions and collisions in STEM. Our students will continue to work on color coded paragraphs in writing and our Young Authors book will be an autobiography this year.


Elective Teachers/Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to supervise/teach electives for our 4th-8th grade students. This is a vital part of our program allowing students to enjoy and be introduced to varied experiences. Some past popular electives and new ideas include: outdoor sports, board games, photography, recycle art, drama, woodworking, gardening, ultimate Frisbee, cooking, special effects makeup, filmmaking/editing, costume design, choir, zumba, foreign language, fun with science, fundraising, and video game design. We encourage new ideas too!


If you have a special talent you are willing to share or can supervise an activity on one of our elective days, please let us know ASAP.  We will have sign-up sheets available on our “Meet and Greet Night” Monday August 12th. You can also email to let us know which day and type of activity interests you.


Electives are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00. 1st trimester electives will begin the week of August 26th and go through November 7th. You can volunteer for one or multiple trimesters. If you have 10 afternoons available, it is a great way to support our students and get volunteer hours!


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