We are so excited about the start of school in August! It’s been a busy summer for the AOI staff and we think you’ll agree that the transitions you’ll see will enhance your child’s educational experience. Here are some of the changes you’ll see:
We have 35 students enrolled at AOI for this next school year. That is the largest number of students that we’ve had to start school. Thanks to our wonderful staff, your unfailing support, our outstanding board and everyone who helps spread the word about AOI, we see our student numbers rise.
We have 2 new teachers joining our faculty - Steve Luke and Kim McClay. Both Steve and Kim bring a wealth of classroom experience to AOI. Stay tuned--you’ll be hearing more about them in later AOI communications. Please join us in welcoming Kim and Steve to our AOI family.
Carol Henderson will be teaching our high school students in English and History. She has some fun plans in store for our teens. What about Friday classes at Starbucks or Waffle House? That is just 1 of her ideas she has to engage our adolescents.
Some dates to put on your calendar:
Mandatory Orientation for All Families: Thursday, August 8 at AOI. Elementary @ 5:30 pm and Middle and High School @ 6:15 pm. We will meet in the Westminster Youth Room here in our building (1st floor).
First Day of School: Monday, August 12. School starts at 8:30, students report at 8:20 or earlier, to get ready for the day.
Back to School Bash: Sunday, August 18 from 3:30-5:30 here at AOI. Fun and games for students and families! Great opportunity to get to know new and returning students, parents and siblings.
Where did summer go? Did you know that there are only 17 days left before our first day of school, Aug. 12? After the 4th of July holiday, those days really seem to fly by. How is the summer reading going at your house? We have an awesome reading reward in mind for all of the students who have met their reading goals, including the documentation. Also, this would be a good time to start going to bed a little earlier, eating dinner at the same time each month, limiting screen time to prepare for a successful school start.
Wondering about school supplies?
We’ve got you covered! We take care of each student’s school supplies because it is built into the books and activities fees. We do ask that parents bring in consumable items for the classrooms. Here is what the teacher have requested: tissues, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, paper towels, colored pencils, crayons, Elmer’s glue sticks, quart & gallon-sized baggies, water bottles and dry erase markers. Also, now that we have the new floors, we can always useBona floor cleanerto keep them looking as good as they do now. These items are needed all year long, so if you can’t bring them at the start of school, there are other opportunities to donate these things at a later date.
Best wishes for a restful, relaxing and safe end of summer.