• Welcome back Middle School!
  • 08/14 Wednesday – First Day of School Minimum Day dismissal at NOON
  • 08/15 Thursday – Minimum Day dismissal at NOON
  • 08/16 Friday – Minimum Day dismissal at NOON
  • 08/22 Thursday – Middle School Back to School Night at 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • 08/23 Friday – Back to School Bash 5:30pm – 8:00pm

***Middle School Supply list is attached

***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, film making/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.   You can 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 August 26th! You can volunteer for one or multiple trimesters. It’s a great way to support our students and meet your volunteer hours!

***Hot Lunch for Minimum Days

Hot lunch is available to order for minimum days the first week of school. Please contact the office if you would like to order hot lunch for your child for the first week of school. Please remember that the procedure for getting lunch on minimum days includes students getting their hot lunch from the office and eating lunch on campus in the courtyard. Hot lunch may not be taken off campus.

***Helpful email addresses

If you need to reach Middle School or any of the teachers, please use the following email addresses: – absence notes, responses to the newsletter, general questions, contacting Mrs. Ave – Mrs. McCutcheon, science or math questions – Mr. Hagan, language arts or social studies questions


***Community Homework (due Thursday)

Think about three different communities you belong to.  Identify each community and then write a sentence about why or how you became a part of each community and why you are still a member of them.


  1. A community I am part of is my family.  I am a part of this community because I was born into it and I love the other members of it.
  2. A community I am part of is the ACA II staff.  I am part of this community because I was hired there and I believe in the school.

***Tips for Balancing School and Personal LIfe” (Due Friday)  See attached assignment.  Students will be given paper copy on Thursday.

***Bring 3″ or larger binder and 10 dividers by next Monday (08/19)

Online Resources:

School Website: – resource pages, tool kits, extra practice and tech resources – Student homework help is available ALSO – Parent resource page has tutorials so you can better help your student!! – great website for vocabulary – Search ANY math topic to watch a short video tutorial, practice activities to get better at skills.