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OCTOBER 2018 E-NEWSLETTER
Fall Festival  - 
AZACS Elections  -  Autism Speaks/SARRC Walk  -  Staff Spotlights
Fall Festival, October 20

Join us this Saturday at the Upper Campus 
for our AZACS Fall Festival!  


**Specific Need**
We are still looking for a few more craft vendors!
If you'd like to help,  CLICK HERE  for more information.

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Fun for the whole family!

Costume contest
"Pie the teacher"
Sensory walk
Face painting
Games
Crafts
...and so much more!

Other:  We are always in need of additional donations and volunteers! If interested, fill out the form provided on the PTA website (see above link). Thanks, and we'll see you this Saturday!


Come Walk With Us!
Autism Speaks/SARRC Walk, 
October 28

Join us at Tempe Beach Park for the
"Autism Speaks/SARRC Walk" on Sunday, October 28!

Autism Speaks/SARRC Walk (2017)

This event helps to raise funds to help individuals with Autism and their families. Be a part of the #AZACSteam by searching AZACS Wolf Pack in the link below:
http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/TR/Walk/Arizona?fr_id=3845&pg=entry

We hope to see you there!

Giving Back: Fundraisers and Updates

Election Day in Arizona is November 4, and our students recently participated in their own student government election day!


You may also remember back in 2016 when Governor Ducey visited AZACS and inaugurated the student Government Club! AZACS is still top of mind with Governor Ducey, as he recently mentioned our school at a breakfast for community leaders.

Governor Ducey visits AZACS (2016)

Additionally, candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Frank Riggs and Kathy Hoffman, both mentioned AZACS at a "Candidates Coffee Chat" hosted by the Arizona Charter Schools Association. Both candidates mentioned our school as an example of a charter doing a great job meeting the needs of a special population.  Thank you Charter Association and candidates for recognizing our school for its leadership and innovation! 

Classroom Corner
Featured photos from the staff of AZACS


Ms. Vincent
"Sammy has been hard at work exploring future job options and life skills. Over Fall Break he helped with the mail; sealing, stamping, and sending! Great job, Sammy!"



Mr. Drowne
"Hooray for Jaxson (and all the amazing professionals who support him) - The growth and improvements in 1 quarter have been remarkable!"



Ms. Rogers  
"Super proud of these 1st grade kiddos. They have been learning about the solar system and each child chose a different planet to research. Today the kids made their own newsletters to finish our space unit!"



Ms. Vincent
"A huge thank you to Upper Campus parent Christina Valery for coordinating our first Upper Campus book fair! The book fair will run from October 19th-26th and will be open during our Fall Festival event."


Staff Spotlights
Crystal Statler - Elementary School Campus


Crystal Statler is a second year teacher at AZACS and this is her 5th year in education. Ms. Crystal is also in her final semester of graduate school. Ms. Crystal will graduate this December from Black Hills State University with Master's in Special Education. Ms. Crystal already holds a Master's Degree in Secondary Education. 

Ms. Crystal will soon be a grandmother for the second time. Outside of teaching at AZACs and grad school, Ms. Crystal is an avid motorcycle rider.

Read more about Ms. Statler on the AZACS staff directory by clicking HERE.


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Chey Lewis - Upper Campus



Chey Lewis is the ABA Lead in Hygiene and Wellness at the Upper Campus. Ms. Chey works on life skills and wellness daily in her classroom; supporting students with daily living skills and introducing them to various sports, yoga, and other exercises to keep active.

In addition to her work as an ABA Lead, she is coordinating our teams for Special Olympics this year.  Ms. Chey recently took a team of students to the Special Olympics Bocce Ball tournament. Students had a great time participating and are looking forward to the next event, bowling!

AZACS team at the Arizona Special Olympics

Read more about Ms. Lewis on the AZACS staff directory by clicking HERE.

Mark Your Calendars
Elementary Campus ONLY - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Half Days
October 17-19

Upper Campus PTA Meeting
October 19

Upper Campus Book Fair
October 19-26

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 20, 4-7pm 
Location: Upper Campus

Fall Picture Days
October 26 (Elementary Campus)
October 29 (Upper Campus)

Autism Speaks/SARRC Walk at Tempe Beach Park
October 28

Elementary Campus ONLY - Upcoming Half Days
October 31   /  November 14

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Elementary Campus ONLY - Professional Development Day
No School for Students
November 2

Veterans Day, No School
November 12

Elementary PTA General Meeting 
November 13, 6-8pm
Location: Elementary School Campus

Thanksgiving Break, No School
November 21-23


The 2018-2019 Academic Calendars are available on our website.
  CLICK HERE to download today!
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