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American Academy News
(Weekly Newsletter Archive)
Annual Giving Tree and Annual Gift for Teachers & Staff
The Annual Giving Tree and Staff Holiday Fund is in full swing. This program is put on by the PTO at each campus and is just one way to recognize American Academy Staff and also give back to the community. Please see the main page for each PTO to get more information and to download the form:

Motsenbocker campus:AAPTO-MB Home Page
Castle Pines campus:AAPTO-CP Home Page

Parker PAB Meeting - December 5
The purpose of the Parent Advisory Board (PAB-MB) is to be a resource for parents by responding to questions and feedback pertaining school policy. Over the course of the year they provide informal forums for parents to share successes, ask questions, and provide general support. They can even make recommendations to the American Academy Board of Directors (BOD) based on the feedback they receive from you. The next PAB-MB parent coffee chat is coming up in December --all Motsenbocker parents are invited to attend and catch up with the PAB and BOD president, Alison Rausch!

Monday, December 5
8:20 am
Panera Bread (map)
Guest:
Alison Rausch, American Academy BOD president

Nominate a Good Egg for an Apple Award
CP&MB - Do you have a favorite teacher or staff member that you'd like to recognize for the outstanding work they do for you and your students every day? Nominate them for a 2017 Apple Award!

The Apple Awards nomination process allows parents and students to write comments to their favorite teachers and school staff and those comments are incredibly valuable – they are given directly to the nominees so they can read, in your words, what makes them special to you!

This year, parents and students will have lots of extra time to make their nominations (nine weeks). The deadline is January 13, 2017. American Academy’s Apple Awards nominees will be chosen from a list YOU create with your responses, and honored at the spring Apple Awards Gala where they will compete with other DCSD nominees for the big DCSD Apple Award. For more information, please visit the main page for the 2017 Apple Awards.

Save the Date for Scholastic Book Fair and More!
MB - The Scholastic Book Fair will be December 7-14. New this year, Ms. Fenton, our librarian, is partnering with the AAPTO-PKR to bring parents and student a special Holiday Boutique and Book Fair event on Saturday, December 10! There will be amazing gift vendors in the cafeteria with fantastic items priced just right for students, books for sale in the library, gift wrapping, and breakfast and coffee for the early birds to enjoy. It's going to be a blast of fun holiday preparation for parents and kids to enjoy! Stay tuned for more info regarding this special combined holiday event from the school and the AAPTO-PKR.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
December 7-9, and 12-14 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
December 10 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Want to help volunteer at the Book Fair? Click here to sign up and join Ms. Fenton for all the Book Fair fun!

Reminder About School Closures and Delays
CP&MB - With all the great weather that we have been having lately it seems strange to be talking about school closures or delays, but it is November and we do live in Colorado!

Just a reminder that if any feeder area in Douglas County School District closes, American Academy, including KindiePrep will close. American Academy does reserve the right to close even if the school district remains open. All closures will be posted on the American Academy web site, sent out through our emergency messaging system, and broadcast on local television and radio stations. This includes school delays (late start) and complete closure. Should there be an early release due to weather you will be notified to pick up your child.

Prospective Employee Information Meetings Starting for 2017-2018
American Academy is growing, and as we get ready to hire for our third campus, we need YOU to help us spread the word! We are hosting a series of prospective employee information meetings to talk to interested candidates about working at American Academy. Check out all the information here!
Order Your 2016-2017 Yearbook Now
CP&PKR - You can place your 2016-2017 Yearbook order ANYTIME with TreeRing, our yearbook vendor! Just got to www.treering.com and enter your campus passcode to choose your items and make your purchase. The deadline to place your yearbook order is April 7, 2017 -- you've got plenty of time! Contact Carrie Sale!

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Event Calendar
Nov 28 - Dec 9
AAPTO-CP Giving Tree, Holiday Fund for Teachers and Staff
Nov 28 - Dec 9
AAPTO-MB Giving Tree & Staff Holiday Fund Collection
Dec 5 - Feb 17
CP&MB - STEM unit (Grd 7): Engineering Academy
Dec 5 - 9
MB - STEM unit (KindiePrep): Curious George Builds a House
Dec 5
PAB-PKR Coffee Chat, Panera, 8:20 am
Guest: Alison Rausch (BOD President)
Dec 6
AAPTO-MB Restaurant Night @ Panera Bread
Dec 6
AAPTO-CP Open Board Meeting, 7pm @ AA-CP Library
Dec 6
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Dec 7
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
Dec 9
American Academy Spirit Day
Dec 10
CP&MB - Winter Performing Arts Showcase, Ponderosa High School auditorium, 4:00 pm
Dec 10
AAPTO-MB Holiday Boutique in the cafeteria from 9am-1pm
Dec 12-16
AAPTO-CP Toy Drive for Molholm Elementary
Dec 12
AAPTO-CP Crazy Hat Day
Dec 12
Kindergarten Round Up 6-7:30pm Castle Pines Cafeteria BY INVITATION ONLY
Dec 12 - Jan 24
CP&MB - STEM unit (Grd 4): EV3 Robotics
Dec 13
BOD Meeting, MB library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Dec 13
AAPTO-MB Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Dec 13
AAPTO-MB Meeting, library conference room, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Dec 14
Kindergarten Round Up 6-7:30pm Parker Cafeteria BY INVITATION ONLY
Dec 15
Prospective Employee Information Meeting, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Castle Pines campus cafeteria (RSVP)
Dec 16
AAPTO-CP Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Caps Collection
Dec 16
Dress of Choice Day
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 1
AAPTO-CP Open Board Meeting, 7pm @ AA-CP Library
Jan 3
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Jan 4
FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL!
Jan 6
American Academy Spirit Day
Jan 7
AAPTO-MB 1st Family STEM Night, 3-5pm in the gym
Jan 10
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jan 10
Prospective Employee Information Meeting, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Castle Pines cafeteria (RSVP)
Jan 11
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
Jan 12
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
Jan 12
AAPTO-CP Skate City Event
Jan 13
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
Jan 16
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 17-27
AAPTO-CP Sock Drive
Jan 17
AAPTO-MB Meeting, library conference room, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Jan 18
Prospective Employee Information Meeting, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Motsenbocker Cafeteria (RSVP)
Jan 20
Student Council Middle School Dance, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, MB gym & cafeteria (info)
Jan 20
American Academy Spirit Day
Jan 23-29
CP&MB - Alice in Wonderland, Ponderosa High School auditorium
Jan 25
AAPTO-MB Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Jan 27
AAPTO-CP Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Caps Collection
Jan 27
Dress of Choice Day
Jan 30 - Feb 24
CP - STEM unit (Grd 3): WeDo Robotics
Jan 31
MB - Class Pictures
Feb 2
CP - Class Pictures
Feb 3
American Academy Spirit Day
Feb 4
AAPTO-MB Father/Daughter Dance, gym, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Feb 6 - 17
AAPTO-MB Sock Drive
Feb 7
AAPTO-CP Open Board Meeting, 7pm @ AA-CP Library
Feb 7
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Feb 9
Middle School conferences, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, CP&MB cafeteria
Feb 10
American Academy Spirit Day
Feb 11
AAPTO-CP Sweetheart Dance
Feb 13 - March 17
MB - STEM unit (Grd 1): Chemical Engineering
Feb 14
AAPTO-MB Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Feb 14
BOD Meeting, MB library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Feb 16
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 17
MB - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
Feb 17
American Academy Spirit Day
Feb 20
NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Feb 21
AAPTO-MB Meeting, library conference room, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 24
END OF SECOND TRIMESTER (T2)
Feb 24
AAPTO-CP Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Caps Collection
Feb 24
Dress of Choice Day
Mar 3
CP&MB - Performing Arts Solo Competition, United Methodist Church, 6:00 pm
Mar 3
American Academy Spirit Day
Mar 6 - May 12
CP&MB - STEM unit (Grd 8): Engineering Academy
Mar 7
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Mar 7
AAPTO-CP Open Board Meeting, 7pm @ AA-CP Library
Mar 10
American Academy Spirit Day
Mar 13 - April 7
CP&MB - STEM unit (Grd 2): Claymation
Mar 14
AAPTO-MB Meeting, library conference room, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 14
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Mar 15
AAPTO-MB Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Mar 17
American Academy Spirit Day
Mar 20-24
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Mar 27 - April 7
CP - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Mar 30
Middle School conferences, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, CP&MB cafeteria
Mar 31
AAPTO-CP Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Caps Collection
Mar 31
Dress of Choice Day
Apr 3-7
Student Council Spirit Week
Apr 4
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Apr 4
AAPTO-CP Open Board Meeting, 7pm @ AA-CP Library
Apr 5
BOD Retreat, TBD
Apr 7
Student Council Middle School Dance, 5:30 - 8:00 pm, MB gym & cafeteria (separate campuses) (info)
Apr 9 - 15
CP&MB - STEM trip (Grd 6): Olympic National Park
Apr 14
American Academy Spirit Day
Apr 17 - May 5
MB - STEM unit (Grd 3): Sphero
Apr 17 - 28
MB - STEM unit (Kindergarten): Play STEM
Apr 18
AAPTO-MB Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Apr 18
AAPTO-MB Meeting, library conference room, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 21
AAPTO-CP Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Caps Collection
Apr 21
Dress of Choice Day
Apr 22
AAPTO-MB Spring Soiree, Vehicle Vault in Motsenbocker Purchase tickets
Apr 24 28
AAPTO-MB Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse Awareness
Apr 30
CP&MB - Spring Musical, PACE Center, 4:00 pm
Apr 27
Middle School conferences, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, CP&MB cafeteria
Apr 27 - 29
Jr. FLL World Expo; St. Louis, MO
Apr 28
NO SCHOOL / Teacher comp day
May 1-5
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 - 5
AAPTO-MB Teacher Appreciation WEEK!
May 1-5
CP - STEM unit (Grd 1): Marine Biology
May 2
AAPTO-MB Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
May 2
AAPTO-CP Open Board Meeting, 7pm @ AA-CP Library
May 2
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
May 3
NO SCHOOL K-1 ONLY / Regular school day for KP & 2-8
May 5
AAPTO-MB Teacher Appreciation Ice Cream Bar
May 5
American Academy Spirit Day
May 7-14
CP&MB STEM Trip (Grd 8) Costa Rica
May 9
CP&MB - Spring Performing Arts Showcase, PACE Center, 6:30 pm
May 9
BOD Meeting, MB library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
May 10
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
May 11
KP-5 conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, various classrooms
May 12
American Academy Spirit Day
May 16
AAPTO-MB Meeting, library conference room, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
May 18
CP - STEM-a-Palooza (Grd 6) Gym
May 19
AAPTO-CP Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Caps Collection
May 19
Dress of Choice Day
May 22
KindiePrep Field Day, 9:30am-11am
May 23
MB - Field Day (6-8), 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 24
MB - Field Day (K-5), 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
May 24
CP - 8th Grade Graduation, 5:00 pm, gym (reception to follow)
May 25
MB - 8th Grade Graduation, 5:00 pm, gym (reception to follow)
May 25
AAPTO-MB End-of-Year Celebration, Location: TBD, 2:00 pm
Jun 6
AAPTO-CP Open Board Meeting, 7pm @ AA-CP Library
Jun 6
AAPTO-CP Meeting, CP library, 7:00 pm
Jun 13
BOD Meeting, CP admin conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Jul 11
BOD Meeting, MB library conference room, 7:30 pm (agenda)
Nov 9
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Castle Pines cafeteria (RSVP)
Nov 10
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Motsenbocker cafeteria (RSVP)
Nov 15
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Castle Pines cafeteria (RSVP)
Nov 18
Prospective Parent Information Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Motsenbocker cafeteria (RSVP)