Community Update: August 25, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Dear Advanced Learning Academy Families,

This week, both campuses will be hosting meetings for families to learn more about ALA and the 19-20 school year. On Wednesday, August 28, ALA at Fox Tech will host a Meet the Teacher for grades 4-12 from 5-7pm. Our 4th/5th grade families will meet in the 4th/5th classrooms and our 6th-12th activities will take place on the 3rd floor of the main building. Families will have the opportunity to experience their child’s schedule, meet with teachers, including core content and elective teachers and receive important grade-level information.  The following evening, Thursday, August 29, our Euclid campus will host a Village Orientation Night  from 5:30 to 6:30pm.  Each village will share a short presentation from 5:30-6:00pm, followed by time for families to visit with teachers and ask questions. Our PreK teachers will offer two identical sessions in classrooms  from 5:30pm to 5:50pm and 6:10pm to 6:30pm to allow PreK families with older siblings able to attend both orientation presentation. 

Immediately before our Village Orientation Night,  all families are invited to attend our Parent and Family Engagement Title 1 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, August 29th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, in the Euclid library prior to Village Orientation. For more information please contact Veronica Orta, Family and Community Engagement Specialist, at vorta1@saisd.net

Our 8th grade team asked us to announce that they are selling an ALA spirit t-shirt featuring our new mascot to raise funds for our 8th grade students Civil Rights Movement field trip to Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. Pre-orders will continue to be accepted through Friday, August 30. Families may use this T-Shirt Order LINK.  to order a shirt. Payment may be dropped off in the front office at ALA Euclid and ALA FT (checks only). 

Finally, Friday, August 30th, is a student holiday for all ALA students, as we have adopted a calendar that varies slightly from the official SAISD instructional calendar. We will also have a school holiday, Labor Day, on Monday, September 2nd.   Here is the ALA 2019-2020 Instructional Calendar for your reference. 

Have a wonderful week!

 

Sincerely,

Kathy Bieser

Principal 

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