May 18, 2018
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Roger Crandall, Chairman, President and CEO of MassMutual, visits AHS
Roger Crandall, Chairman, President, and CEO of MassMutual, generously spent part of his day visiting with our middle school students. It was a special treat to have this alumni parent
back at Academy Hill. Mr. Crandall has supported our Crandall Scholar program for a number of years, and we remain grateful for the opportunity he has provided to several of our students and alumni. Mr. Crandall engaged with each student individually throughout his presentation, and offered all souvenirs as remembrances of the visit.

Annual Art Exhibition and Reception

Featuring our fine and performing artists, under the guidance of Mrs. Goebel and Ms. Marks!
Come see Mrs. Goebel's young artists' works throughout the exhibition period, and join us for the reception on May 23rd, when Ms. Marks and the Academy Hill Chorus will perform.
Attention 7th Grade Parents!
7th Grade Parents: Please see your email invitation to meet with Mrs. Earls this summer. Each summer, we meet with incoming 8th Grade Families to discuss our students' plans for their transition to the secondary school of their choice. Please email Melissa Earls  by clicking HERE. We are offering appointments throughout June, July and early August. This is our time to discuss the secondary school admissions process, the transition to high school, and expectations for the 8th grade school year!
Believe it or not, summer is almost here!
As the end of the year approaches, the Academy Hill community looks forward to several annual events. Please stay tuned for additional information and announcements!

Wednesday, May 23: Art Show Reception and Chorus Performance
Join us at the Borgia Gallery at Elms College from 5:00 - 7:30 to visit our student gallery. The Academy Hill Chorus will perform during the reception.

Thursday, May 24 - Sunday, May 27: Grade 8 Graduation Trip
The Class of 2018 will join Mrs. Earls on a trip to Washington, DC.

June 4, 5, 6: Clusters
Your child will have the opportunity to select their first choices from this year's offerings, which include topics such as Canine Capers, Keep AHS Beautiful, Airplane and Flight, Superheroes, Puppets, Puzzles and Games, Create Your Own Sport, Kids Carpentry, Le Francophile, Pysanki, Classy Glass, Cooking Our Way Through Italy, Hiking, and Rocketry and Physics! Please join us on the afternoon of June 6 for the annual Clusters Expo!

June 7: Last school day/Graduation Rehearsal/Head of School Luncheon
All student lockers, cubbies and other personal space must be cleared by the end of the day on June 7. The 8th grade will travel to Asnuntuck Community College for graduation rehearsal, followed by the Head of School Luncheon for all members of the Class of 2018.

June 8: Graduation and Closing Ceremony
Graduation takes place at 9:00a at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT. All students are invited. If your child will not attend the end of year graduation and ceremony, please let your child's teacher know. Classes prepare a special send-off for graduates, and if your child will not be joining us, we will be sure to keep that in mind when practicing for the day.

June 11 - June 29: June SPARK Program

July 2 - August 24: Summer Hours in Effect
The Academy Hill school building will be closed on Fridays throughout July and August.
Normal summer hours will be 8:30a - 2:00p.
The building will be closed on July 4 and 5, as well.
(If you need to make an appointment, please call the school or email  MELISSA EARLS.)
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Announcing the June SPARK and SPARK*EL Programs
SPARK*EL

This is a unique enrichment program for the early childhood set, ages 3*-5, who have not yet been to Kindergarten. Each week features a different subject, including a variety of big ideas for little people. We focus on imagination, exploration, cooperation, and sharing, while enjoying lots of playtime! 

SPARK

Academy Hill's SPARK summer program consists of dynamic enrichment courses designed to ignite the interests of students in meaningful ways and to enliven their natural curiosity and sense 

For more information or to register, please visit the SPARK Enrichment page on our website by clicking  HERE!

Student Summer Activities: Let us know!
Is your child involved in a summer activity?
Let us know if your child is playing in a big game or performing in a recital or taking the stage this summer!
We would like to stay connected with our students throughout July and August.
Send us photos and news, and we would be happy to share them with the larger Academy Hill community.
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Academy Hill Summer Hours
Please remember that Academy Hill will observe "summer hours" beginning on July 1. Throughout July and until the week of August 27, the building will be closed on Fridays. The school will be open from 8:30a - 2:00p Mondays through Thursdays, and by appointment or arrangement at other times. In addition, we will be closed on July 4 and 5, in observance of Independence Day.

As always, if you need to reach someone at an alternate time, please email Melissa Earls at mearls@academyhill.org. Melissa will continue to monitor messages frequently.
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Final words...
SAVE THE DATES AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
  • Art Show Reception: May 23
  • Clusters: June 4, 5, 6; Expo: Afternoon of June 6
  • Graduation and Closing Ceremony: June 8
  • July 1 - August 24: AHS Summer Hours in Effect
  • June, July, August: 7th Grade Family Meetings               
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