We’re back in session and busy, busy, busy! With the “craziness” of getting a new school year “up and running”, the staff and I are settled in and looking forward to cultivating a new crop of early learners!
Currently we have 80 students enrolled with 23 of them registered for extended day. Most of them stay until 2:30, but we are averaging about 8 students who stay until 5:30. In addition, we have also seen an increase in the usage of our early drop off at 8:00. Considering this is early in the school year, I am hoping that we will see registrationscontinueinto September as in years past.
Thank-you to those of you who have expressed an interest in volunteering in the afternoon should the need arise for a second person on campus. Icurrently have a list of 4 volunteers. I am also in need of substitute teachers and teacher aides. If you are interested in being on either the substitute or volunteer list please let me know. No experience is required to be a substitute teacher aide/volunteerexcept for having a love ofchildren.
With the help of Toby Smitt and Mary Speidel (along with those of you that they may have recruited), we will once again be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in September. The book fair will run from September9ththrough the 13thfor our academy families and then it will be open to the congregation on Sunday the 15thin between services. Please take the time to shop our book fair and support our fundraising effort. Keep in mind books make a wonderful gift for those children on your Christmas list.
In conjunction with our book fair we will also welcome our academy grandparents to join us for chapel on the 9thand 10thas we celebrate Grandparents Day! This is always a special time, if you would like to joinus we will have chapel at 9:30 and then we will congregate in Werner Hall for refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity to extend our welcome to those in our academy community.