AA Staff
American Academy News
(Weekly Newsletter Archive)
Enjoy the time off and we'll see you in August!
2015-2016 Survey Results
CP&PKR - In case you missed the email sent earlier this week, the American Academy Board of Directors (BOD) has published the 2015-2016 student, staff and parent survey resuts. You can download a copy of the BoardShorts email here.

Though there are always areas for improvement -- thank you, students, staff and parents, for helping us to identify those areas -- we are happy to report that overall, the story is a really good one! The students feel safe and prepared, staff thinks American Academy is a great place to work (download the staff survey), and parents are very satisfied or better with how well we are accomplishing our mission (download the parent survey)!

Enjoy the summer, know how valuable your feedback is to us, and join us in looking forward to an even better year in 2016-2017!

School Store - How to Make a Past Due Payment
CP&PKR - Need to pay your School Store balance? Download these instructions for accessing your account and making a payment or paying it off!
OPENING IN 2017 - American Academy's Lincoln Meadows Campus
American Academy is pleased to announce that we will be opening a third campus in the fall of 2017! The new campus, American Academy - Lincoln Meadows, will be located on Twenty Mile Road south of Lincoln Meadows Parkway. We will be opening with approximately 770 students in KindiePrep through sixth grade in August, 2017.

If you are interested in the Lincoln Meadows campus, please add yourself to our waitlist. The lottery for the 2017-2018 school year will take place on December 5, 2016. We are so excited to be able to welcome more kids to the American Academy family!

DCSD Free Summer Lunch Program
CP&PKR - DCSD Nutrition Services is offering all students 18 year old and under a free lunch throughout the summer. The lunches will be served at various locations and time, Monday through Friday, June 6 - July 29, 2016. Download the flyer and note the lunch locations listed below:

Centennial Park, 22 Gilbert Street
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
The Pines at Castle Rock Apartments, 6221 Castlegate Drive
Serving 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Watermark Apartments, 18588 Mainstreet
Serving 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Parker Hilltop Apartments, 19600 Clubhouse Drive
Serving 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Summer Tutoring with Teachers
CP&PKR - American Academy teachers sometimes offer private tutoring sessions during the summer hours. We listed those teachers on our Summer Tutoring webpage (the link is over in the left nav of the American Academy home page) for your convenience and to give our wonderful, hard-working teachers a helping hand.* Check out the list of available teachers for the subjects and grade-levels that you need, and then contact the teacher directly using the preferred communication method(s) listed. Happy summer learning!

*Please note that American Academy is not involved in these private tutoring arrangements in any way. The timing and terms of tutoring, including payment, will be a private transaction between you and the teacher.

NEW Summer Camps for YOU
CP&PKR - Summer camps are filling up so jump online to the School Store > Your Campus > Summer Camps to register today! We've added some new camps recently, so be sure to give those a look. NOTE: The teachers running these camps need to make summer plans for themselves, so sign up ASAP. The teachers will be confirming your camp registrations about 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the camp.

Summer FUN Camp,
Summer Art & Activity Camp,
Summer Basketball Camp,
Summer Laser Cutting,
Summer Robotic Camp,
Summer Star Wars Camp,
Summer Roller Coaster Mania,
Summer Reading Boot Camp,
Summer Ukulele Jam Camp,
Summer Band,
Summer Orchestra,
Summer SeaVentures
Summer Minecraft,
Summer Production of Legally Blonde Jr.,
Summer Production of "Aristocats, Kids,"
Flag Football
(NEW!) Middle School Book Club">
(NEW!) Video Game Design
(NEW!) Girls Bastketball Camp
(NEW!) Middle School Soccer Camp
(NEW!) Math Boot Camp

2016-2017 School Supplies
CP&PKR - School supply lists and online ordering with our new vendor, School Tool Box, are ready for you to start your 2016-2017 shopping. Online ordering service is available for your convenience but it's totally optional - you are also welcome to shop locally for supplies. For the online option, visit School Tool Box online to start ordering any time and the supplies will be delivered to your home within 10 days. There are no early deadlines or cut-offs - you can order all summer through July 31!!

BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT ONLINE…be sure to check out the grade-level wish lists and grant some teacher wishes!

Order online
Download lists to shop locally:
Castle Pines List
Parker List

Missed the Yearbook Deadline? No Problem!
CP&PKR - Just order your yearbook from TreeRing online and have it shipped to your home! Be sure to use the correct American Academy passcode for your campus!

CP: 1014458991442831
PKR: 1014323184062819

Summer Reading and History Assignments
CP&PKR - Pull up a hammock and get ready to read (and do a little history work if you are in Middle School) this summer! All elementary and middle school students (grades K-8) have reading assignments for over the summer break, and all middle school students (grades 6-8) also have history assignments for the summer break. And this year, we've got all the summer work info you need in one place -- just click on the Summer Reading and History button at the top of the American Academy News section (LOOK UP!) to jump to the summer assignments site. Check the left navigation for reading or history by campus and scroll down to find assignments by grade.

Middle school students will have additional work for reading assignments and those are being loaded to the site as the teachers choose them. They should all be up by the end of the school year!

Dennis Uniform Memorial Day Weekend Sale
CP&PKR - Celebrate the start of summer with uniform savings for next fall! Get 15% off and free shipping on all online purchases on May 27-30 (online purchases ONLY). Visit Dennis Uniform online or call 1-800-854-6951 to shop!
Front Office Schedule for First Week of Summer
CP&PKR - The Castle Pines and Parker front offices will be open for only a few days during the first week of summer break, and only for a limited hours. Please take note of those days and hours below!

Monday, May 30 - CLOSED (Memorial Day)
Tuesday May 31, OPEN, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, OPEN, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday and Friday, June 2 - 3, CLOSED

Quick Clicks
Homework Help
Event Calendar
May 31 & Jun 1
CP&PKR - Front offices OPEN, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 2
Front offices close for the summer
Jun 7
AAPTO-CP Meeting, library, 7:00 pm
Jun 14
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jul 12
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
July 30
American Academy Uniform Resale, 12:00 - 3:00 pm, PKR cafeteria
Jul 31
School Tool Box online ordering deadline (order)
Aug 8
Front Office opens
Aug 10-12
All School Registration
Aug 15-17
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Aug 18
Aug 22
Aug 28 - Sep 2
CP&PKR - STEM trip (Grd 7): Catalina Island Marine Institute
Aug 31
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
Sep 5
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Sept 5 - Nov 11
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 6): Engineering Academy
Sept 5- Sept 30
CP - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Mechanical Engineering
Sept 5 - 16
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 4): Return to the Moon
Sep 14
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Sep 15
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Sept 19 & 20
CP - STEM Field Trip (Grd 4): Challenger Learning Center
Sept 19 - Oct 21
CP - STEM unit (Grd 2): WeDo
Sept 21 & 22
PKR - STEM Field Trip (Grd 4): Challenger Learning Center
Sep 23
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Oct 5
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Oct 6
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Oct 7
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
Oct 10-14
NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
Oct 17 - Nov 11
PKR - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Mechanical Engineering
Oct 24 - Nov 18
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 5): EV3
Oct 27
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Oct 28
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Nov 14 - 18
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 1): Marine Biology
Nov 17
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Nov 18
PKR - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Nov 18
Nov 25
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Dec 5 - 9
PKR - STEM unit (KindiePrep): Curious George Builds a House
Dec 5 - Feb 17
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 7): Engineering Academy
Dec 7
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
Dec 12 - Jan 24
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 4): EV3 Robotics
Dec 19 - Jan 2
NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Feb 3
CP - STEM unit (Grd 1): Chemical Engineering
Jan 3
NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
Jan 4
Jan 11
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Jan 12
KP-5 Conferences, 4:00 - 7:30 pm, CP&PKR various classrooms
Jan 13
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
Jan 16
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 30 - Feb 24
CP - STEM unit (Grd 3): WeDo Robotics
Feb 9
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Feb 13 - March 17
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 1): Chemical Engineering
Feb 16
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 17
PKR - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 20
NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Feb 24
Mar 6 - May 12
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 8): Engineering Academy
Mar 13 - April 7
CP & PKR - STEM unit (Grd 2): Claymation
Mar 24
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Mar 27 - April 7
CP - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Mar 30
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Apr 9 - 15
CP& PKR - STEM trip (Grd 6): Olympic National Park
Apr 17 - 28
PKR - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Apr 17 - May 5
PKR - STEM unit (Grd 3): Sphero
Apr 27
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
Apr 27 - 29
Jr. FLL World Expo; St. Louis, MO
Apr 28
Middle School Conferences, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, CP&PKR cafeteria
May 1-5
CP - STEM unit (Grd 1): Marine Biology
May 7-14
CP & PKR STEM Trip (Grd 8) Costa Rica
May 18
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym