• 1st Quarter Awards Assemblies!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 10/9/2019

    Proud

    We have been listening to parent input wanting to be in classrooms more, partnering with teachers to impact student learning! 

    Our teachers are excited to share that our traditional awards assemblies are changing a bit this year.  

    Awards assemblies will be held in your child's classroom!  You will get the opportunity to go to his/her classroom for 30 minutes.  Students will continue to receive a signed certificate for the following areas: 

    • Perfect Attendance
    • Super Hero Award 
    • Super Achiever Award 
    • Benchmark Bullseyes
    • Honor Roll
    • Any other awards your child's teacher determines

    This exciting change will allow for the same public recognition and invite parents into the classroom environment.  We can't wait! 

    K-5 Classroom awards assemblies will be held the week of October 21st.  6-8 students will have a different event and that date is being determined.  If your child earned an award, you will receive a personal invite from the classroom teacher to join in on the fun!  

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  • Thank you Kiwanis Club!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 10/1/2019

    What a wonderful treat for our Kindergarten and 1st graders today!  Kiwanis volunteers read to students and gifted a book for every child! 

    Kiwanis Volunteer

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  • Troutt's Monthly Update!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 10/1/2019

    Greetings Parents and Guardians!  

    October is a wonderful month!  Many exciting things taking place at American. 

    This week, your 3rd-8th graders are Benchmark testing in ELA and Math.  We are excited to see all that they know and use the data to drive our future instruction.  

    This week is also Parent-Teacher Conferences!  We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled conference this week! 

    Tonight our PTO meets in the library at 5:30--Join them!  They are planning for Fall Festival on Oct. 25th!  

    Other important dates include: 

    10/1 Big Smiles Presentations in classrooms

    10/1 Kiwanis Club Reading to K/1 with gift of book to each student

    10/1 PTO Meeting 5:30 Library

    10/2-10/4 Parent-Teacher Conferences

    10/7-10/11 Fall Break

    10/14 Grades 2-5 Youth After School Sports Club starts (See earlier blog for more information)

    10/15 Kiwanis Club Reading to 2nd/3rd Graders with gift of book to each student

    10/17 Picture Day!

    10/18 Coffee Talk (Another opportunity for Title 1 Information about our School for Parents) 9am

    10/21 Science on Wheels Presentation in Parent Center 9am

    10/23 Spotlight on Reading, Parent Center 9am

    10/25 Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival 4:00-6:00 (All grades welcome, must have an adult accompany child(ren) to attend) 

    Thank you for your partnership!  

    Educationally Yours, 

    Dr. Troutt, Principal

     

    Fall

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  • Free Breakfast!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 9/26/2019

    Encourage your child to start every day at 7:20am in the classroom for FREE breakfast!  It's a win-win!  

    Breakfast

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  • Youth Sports Opportunity

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 9/26/2019

    We have a fun after school sports opportunity for students in grades 2-5 starting soon!  Enroll your child today in flag football, soccer, basketball or baseball!  See the attached flyer for specific details of this unique partnership with Skyhawks sports. 

    After School Sports Opportunity

    Sports

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  • Gates open at 7:20am!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 9/25/2019

    For your child's safety, please make sure that you do not drop him/her off before 7:20.  In addition, remind your children not to walk to school earlier than 7:20.  This is for their safety as we do not have crossing guards or supervision out front if they arrive to school early.  Thank you for your help with this concern! 

    Walking to School

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  • Start with Hello!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 9/12/2019
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  • Thank you Apollo Baptist Church!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 9/11/2019

    You may have heard from your child that our playground now has more fun added!  Thank you to Apollo Baptist Church for donating playground equipment and a cage for storage!  We are so appreciative! 

    Apollo

     

     

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  • Volunteers Needed!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 9/4/2019

    Fall Festival

    Glendale American PTO is looking for trusted parent volunteers to partner with our school and create/facilitate games for students at the upcoming Fall Festival on October 25th from 4:00-6:00! (**Note time change to ensure we have enough daylight!) This event will be open to all students, starting in the parking lot with our annual Trunk or Treat, followed by a fall festival on the playground.  Parents must accompany students to attend.  

    If you would like to volunteer your time and be part of this event, please join PTO at their upcoming meeting in the library on September 10th at 5:30!  

     

     

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  • Hiring Now!

    Posted by Amy Troutt on 8/29/2019

    Hiring Now

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