November 12, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to Augusta Circle students! The SC Ready test scores show that they met their ELA achievement goal. From the spring 2016 test to the spring 2017 test, the percentage of students Meeting/Exceeding expectations in ELA increased 5% from 73.5% to 78%. The SC Ready test scores also show that they met their Math achievement goal. The percentage of students Meeting/Exceeding expectations in math increased 3% from 75.5% to 78%. We are so proud of all our students. Intentional instruction and hard work are paying off in a big way.
Carolina vs. Clemson canned food drive is back!
Please bring canned food to school  Monday, November 20  and  Tuesday, November 21 , and place it in the box of the team you support. The team with the most cans wins. Results will be announced on Tuesday afternoon! Which team will win? 

The real winners are the families who will have Thanksgiving Dinner because of your generous donations! United Ministries will distribute this food to help with their community outreach program. Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home with your child soon! Let's give generously this holiday season! 
THANKSGIVING BREAK
Just a reminder that  Thanksgiving Break  begins NEXT Wednesday, November 22. School resumes on Monday, November 27.  We hope you all enjoy Thanksgiving with your families this week. 
Amazon Smile, Publix Partner card, and Box Tops
We are excited to announce that the Augusta Circle PTA has partnered with AmazonSmile . Support Augusta Circle PTA every time you shop on AmazonSmile. Use this link ( https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0535185) to add Augusta Circle PTA as your charity of choice. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of qualified purchases back to the school.

Also, remember to keep ACE PTA in mind when doing your holiday grocery shopping this season. Keep scanning that Publix card and clipping those Box Tops. Every little bit adds up!

The next collection date for Box Tops will be February 12 !
Housewise/Streetwise - November 21
Housewise/Streetwise is a program designed to help third grade students expand their understanding of how safe helpers add to their support system. Please take a moment to talk with your child about the important safety lessons learned throughout the day.
Lego Robotics are coming to Augusta Circle!
Roper Mountain Science Center will offer LEGO EV3 Robotics to students in grades 4-5 and Beginner LEGO WeDo Robotics to students in grades 2-3. Classes will take place after school in the library Feb. 26 and March 5, 12, and 19. Please look for a flyer in your child's folder on Monday or Tuesday.
ACE SPIRIT NIGHTS
Come out to Zoe's on Augusta this Thursday, November 16 anytime from 4pm-9pm for our next Spirit Night! Also, looking ahead to next month, The Common Cure will be hosting an ACE Spirit Night on Tuesday, December 5 from 5pm-8pm.

Come eat with your ACE friends and families while a portion of each night's proceeds will be donated to the Augusta Circle PTA.
ACE PARENT PARTY!
Please mark your calendar for the 11th annual Augusta Circle Parent Party:
Friday, February 2nd at
AVENUE
110 E. Court Street, Suite 600, Greenville, SC 29601
    Featuring a 'Trey Francis Trio' from the Dead 27s
IDEAS? SUGGESTIONS?
Thank you for a smooth first nine weeks of school. We are off to a great start with our secure entrance, our intentional infusion of technology in the curriculum, and our focus on academics. If you have any suggestions of ways we can make changes to improve our school, we value your input. My door is always open.
-Kerry Bannister