September 8, 2017
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AHS at the Springfield Thunderbirds!
Tickets for Academy Hill Night with the Thunderbirds are now available. 
Use the following link to order tickets online: 


Students in attendance will have the opportunity to go on the ice to perform the National Anthem. Children planning to join Mrs. Marks for the performance must be in their seats by 2:30pm - just prior to game time. 

We would like to sell 150+ tickets. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors. We would love to fill our section with AHS fans. See you there!

Summer Reading Projects on Display
At the end of every summer, we look forward to welcoming our students and their uniquely inspiring summer reading projects. Next week, while you visit during our Back to School Nights, please take a look at these wonderfully creative projects.
Wishing all AHS Alumni a Successful Start to the New School Year
The Academy Hill Family wishes all of its former students and alumni a successful and rewarding 2017 - 2018 academic year. We are proud of your accomplishments and achievements. Remember to stay in touch! And, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear about our exciting alumni events. We'd love to see you at the Thunderbirds Game or the Alumni Laser Tag Night in November. For more information, visit the Alumni tab on our website ( Click here NOW!)

Suzy (AHS Class of 2014; Deerfield Academy Class of 2018) and Grace (AHS Class of 2016; Deerfield Academy Class of 2020) pay a visit to Mom's (Mrs. Mazur) classroom before heading back to school this September.


Save the Date: Welcome Back Family Picnic!
The Annual Welcome Back Family Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, September 28 from 5:00p - 6:30p in the Academy Hill School "backyard." Please join us for one of our favorite AHS traditions. This is an opportunity to reconnect with friends and meet the newest additions to our family.

AHS will provide the hot dogs, burgers and veggie burgers. We ask each family to contribute a side dish or salad, dessert or drinks to share.

The After School Care program will be free of charge to students that day. We request that an adult be present to meet each child/family by 5:00p. At 5:00p, we will transition to the picnic area, and the After School Care program will end.

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Back to School Reminders
Back to School Packets are NOW DUE! 
Please get your forms into Helen as soon as possible.

Drop-off and Pick-Up Protocol
  • Middle School students may enter the building through the main door.
  • Lower School students should enter the building through the side door.
  • Students arriving after 8:20a are considered tardy, and should enter through the main door and check in with the front desk.
  • Unless previously arranged with the front desk, all students should be picked up at the side door, in the car line. It becomes dangerous for students, staff and drivers when students attempt to reach cars parked in the lot during dismissal time.
  • Pick-up begins at 3:15p.
Weekly Newsletter
  • The weekly newsletter is distributed electronically on Friday mornings. It is also posted to our website and Facebook page. 
  • The newsletter contains valuable information and timely announcements. Please make the newsletter a regular part of your weekend reading!
Online Calendars
  • The academic calendar is now posted on our website. A month-to-month calendar, including specific school events, is also available. This calendar is updated frequently, so please check it regularly. Both calendars can be found HERE!
  • This year, we are posting and updating the Good Morning Show calendar, as well. This calendar can be found on our website, under the Parent tab, or HERE!
  • The online calendars may be viewed, but cannot be edited except through the front office.

Back to School Information Nights
At Academy Hill, we understand that a successful school-to-home partnership leads to higher levels of achievement for students. We provide many opportunities for families to become involved in the social and academic lives of their children. We urge you to attend the annual Back to School Night for your student(s). These information sessions will provide you with details regarding the curricula, instructional approaches and expectations your child(ren) will experience over the next year. Please mark your calendars and plan to join your child(ren)'s teachers in mid-September.

PreKindergarten/Early Learners, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, and 3: Monday, September 11 at 6:30
Grades 4 and 5: Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30
Middle School (Grades 6, 7, 8): Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30

Childcare will be provided by Middle School students on the 11th and 12th.

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Parent Association Corner

 

 

  • The first AHS "Dining for Dollars" event will take place on Monday, October 2, beginning at 5:00pm, at Max Burgers in Longmeadow. Let someone else do the cooking for you, and help raise funds for the Parent Association at the same time.

  • The Fall Mum Sale is underway! Please see the order form in your child's Friday Folder, or ask for a new one at the front desk. Orders are due by September 21, and pick up is scheduled for September 28 and 29.

  • Remember to order your AHS Apparel before September 15th! We have samples on display in the Parent Association room (across from Mrs. Bentley's desk). There will be many occasions to show off new AHS merchandise, such as at the Thunderbirds hockey game!

  • Pizza Fridays begin this week, September 8th. The Parents' Association has a tradition of offering pizza to students for lunch on Fridays. We are looking for parents willing to volunteer for 1 hour, from approximately 11:20-12:20 on a Friday, to serve the pizza. This is a fun way to pop in and get a few hugs from your child while helping out the school community! You can pick a Friday that you'd like to volunteer by following the Sign Up Genius link below.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE!

THE FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING OF THE YEAR IS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 8:30 AM AT AHS.
PLEASE JOIN US!
Final words...
SAVE THE DATES AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS: SEPT. 11, 12 AND 13 (SEE ABOVE)
  • FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING: SEPTEMBER 18 (SEE ABOVE)
  • MUM SALE ORDERS DUE: SEPTEMBER 21 (SEE ABOVE)
  • BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC: SEPTEMBER 28 (SEE ABOVE)
  • SCHOOL PHOTO DAYS: OCTOBER 3 AND 4 (INFO COMING SOON!)
  • SECONDARY SCHOOL FAIR: OCTOBER 12
  • AHS NIGHT AT SPRINGFIELD THUNDERBIRDS: OCTOBER 15
  • FALL ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE: OCTOBER 25
  • GRANDFRIENDS' DAY: NOVEMBER 3
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