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American Academy News
2015-2016 STEM & Science Changes
CP&PKR - Science Fair is over for 2015! So, what’s next for science and STEM at American Academy? Thanks to the financial support of the PTO-CP (and you, our parents!), we will be introducing new and upgraded STEM units in K-5 in robotics, physical science and aeronautics. Our middle school students will benefit from a newly integrated STEM and science block, allowing us to more effectively deliver 21st century science to those students, as well as the soon-to-be-introduced extracurricular Engineering Academy and certification Program. Watch future newsletters for more exciting details!
Last Day of Homework Club/Crash Club - May 15
CP&PKR - If you have a student/s that attend Homework Club and Crash Club, please note that the last day for both club will be Friday, May 15! There’s just not enough homework during the last week, and our teachers need all the time they have to work on grading and end-of-year activities!
2015-2016 Employment Opportunities
CP&PKR - Do you know any qualified applicants for our Business Services Assistant position? Or any of the other open positions at AA for 2015-2016? We have filled most of our openings, but are still searching for the right fit on a few positions in KindiePrep, Elementary and Middle School and Specials. If you know someone you would recommend yourself, please send them to our Employment page for information and instructions on how to apply!
Ability Grouping for 2015-2016
CP&PKR - Since we will not be using state testing (PARCC) scores for ability grouping this year, we will be sending out ability grouping letters in late May this year. The letters will include your student’s spring MAP scores as well as their initial placement level(s) for next year. Teacher assignments will come later (by registration in the fall).

Ability group placements are based on data and are determined by a committee that includes teachers, principals, and Student Support Services. As you know, ability groups are flexible! We will evaluate first trimester data (including fall MAP data, classroom data, and teacher observations) to adjust grouping as needed at the end of the first trimester.

Performing Arts Spring Showcase
CP&PKR - AA Performing Arts Spring Showcase Tickets to see all of our amazing American Academy performing arts students from both campuses on stage for our Spring Showcase are on sale now! Students will be presenting band, orchestra, choir and dance performances. Visit the Lone Tree Arts Center website to purchase or use the link below. Ticket prices start at $6.00 each. Our talented students hope to see lots of familiar faces in the audience!

Performing Arts Spring Showcase
Monday, May 11
6:30 pm
Lone Tree Arts Center
Buy tickets

Upcoming BOD and SAC Elections
Interested in serving the school? Letter of Interest for the open SAC and BOD positions are due Thursday, April 16. Be sure to review the Letter from the BEC for details.
Spring Musical Tickets on Sale Now!
CP&PKR - Our Spring musical performances of Seussical, Jr. are quickly approaching! Both of our campuses are having a blast as they prepare this year’s musical extravaganza.

Lone Tree Arts Center
Friday, May 22, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 23, 10:00am

Lone Tree Arts Center
Friday, May 22, 9:30 am
Saturday, May 23, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Tickets are on sale!!! Visit the Lone Tree Arts Center website to purchase your tickets. Tickets start at $15.00. Purchase a Family Four Pack before April 30, and receive a discount!! (use promo code: FourPack)

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Event Calendar
May 4-8
PTO-CP&PKR Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5
PTO-CP Meeting, 7:00, CP library
May 5-8
CP - 5th Grade Civil War Field Trip
May 5
PTO-PKR Teacher Appreciation - Cinco de Mayo lunch
May 6
CP & PKR - 7th Grade STEM Trip Introduction; 6:00-7:00 pm, PARKER Cafeteria
May 7
PTO-PKR Teacher Appreciation - Staff Ice Cream Party
May 7
PTO-PKR Restaurant Night, Orange Leaf
May 8
PTO-PKR EXTRA Dress of Choice Day for Spring Soiree!
May 8
AA Spirit Day!
May 8
CP&PKR - Library books due back to the library!
May 8
PKR - K-8 Parents Night Out, PKR cafeteria and gym, 3:35 pm - 10:00 pm (register)
May 9 - 16
8th Grade STEM Trip: Costa Rica
May 9-21
CP&PKR - Library closed!
May 10-16
CP - 6th Grade STEM Trip - Crow Canyon Archeological Center
May 11
Performing Arts Spring Showcase, Lone Tree Arts Center
May 12-15
PKR - 5th Grade Civil War Field Trip
May 12
BOD Meeting, PKR Library Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
May 14
CP - Middle School Art Show, 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
May 15
AA Spirit Day!
May 15
Dress of Choice Day
May 15
Last day of Homework Club/Crash Club
May 15
PKR Art Show, PKR campus, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
May 18
PTO-PKR Restaurant Night, Orange Leaf
May 18
CP - K-5 Leadership Awards Assembly, CP gym, 8:15 am
May 18
CP - 6-8 Leadership Awards Assembly, gym, 2:00 pm
May 18
PKR - Elementary Field Day, turf field, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
May 19
PRK - Middle School Field Day, turf field, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
May 19
CP - 8th Grade End of Year Dance
May 19
PTO-PKR Planning Meeting (closed)
May 20
CP - Grades 3-5 Field Day, Elkridge Park, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 20
CP - Grades 6-8 Field Day, Elkridge Park, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
May 20
PKR - K-7 Leadership Awards Assembly, PKR gym, 8:15 am
May 21
PKR - All-Campus End-of-Year Party, Salisbury Park, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 21
PKR - Grades K-2 Field Day, turf field, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 21
CP - 8th Grade Graduation, CP gym, 5:00 pm
May 21
End of Third Trimester Grading Period
May 21
PKR - End of Year Picnic, location TBD, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
May 22
NO SCHOOL / First Day of Summer Break!
May 22-24
Spring Musical, Lone Tree Arts Center
Jun 1 - Aug 1
Front offices CLOSED for Summer Break
Jun 9
BOD Meeting, CP Admin Conference Room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jul 25
PTO-CP&PKR Used Uniform Resale, 3:00 pm