February 27, 2020
Today is National Digital Learning Day!
Please Support Our Annual Fund
The Annual Fund Campaign is our primary opportunity for school families to participate in the continued success of our school by helping to bridge the gap left by state and local funding. This fund supports existing educational programs, new curriculum development, improves facilities, and supports essential needs of Socrates Academy.
 
3D Printing in the Classroom

Thanks to our PFI, we have a now 3D printer. This video-short shows just one of the ways we are starting to teach scholars about new technology.



How Socrates is Improving Digital Learning

In just the three years that our Instructional Technology Facilitator, Mrs. Alexandria Keilen has been at Socrates Academy she’s seen big changes in technology in our school. In addition to the return of...

Classroom Tech
What is your scholar using in the classroom?

We asked our teachers what their favorite classroom tech tools are!

They gave us their favorites and also shared what you can do at home to help support digital learning.

New Tardy Procedure - Elementary
Starting Monday, in order to reduce the interruption to the classroom, students who are tardy and need to enter the gym building and/or intermediate building, will be held in the office until escorted by a staff member. This will reduce disruptive practices to instruction time. We are trying to eliminate a phone call to a teacher’s classroom that disrupts learning.
Intent to Return Forms
We are planning for the 2020-21 school year and we need your help. If your child will NOT be returning to Socrates Academy next year. Please fill out the exit form. The form can be found on the Socrates website, under Parents > Forms and Payments or by clicking HERE
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Elementary and Middle School Yearbooks are on sale now. For early bird pricing, order by February 29th . Click  HERE  for pricing and instructions for ordering.

Dedications
Dedications are available for 5th and 8th grade. Download dedications instructions  HERE .

We Need Pictures!
We rely on you, the parents, to help us capture the school year in the yearbook. If you would like your student and their friends included, please send pictures to  socratesyearbook@gmail.com
Coming soon – Spring Pictures! 

St. John Photography will take candid photos of our scholars K-8, on March 17 th and 18 th .

Dress your scholars in their Spring Best! Be on the look out for the specific date for your class.  

Spirit Wear ordering ends February 28!

Get your sweat shirts and spirit shirts HERE! This is your last chance to special order sizes this school year. 

 

Middle School Chick-Fil-A Night

This month our Middle School is “hosting” CFA Mobile Spirit Night
and all proceeds benefit the 6th-8th grade teachers and students! Learn how to make sure Socrates gets credit for your purchases HERE.

Join us for dinner and fun with friends!
On Monday, March 2nd scholars may wear school appropriate PJs!

Dress Down Day Rules Still Apply: No tank tops, shorts, flip flops or revealing or off the shoulder shirts. No blankets or stuffed animals.

Lunch Time Readers: Mystery readers will visit us during lunch on Monday, March 2nd.

Book Drive: Book Drive for Promising Pages the week of March 2nd. The grade level with the most donated books with win a lunchtime movie!
The Middle School Dance New Date
Friday, March 13th from 7pm - 9pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7.00. Students will also need to bring in completed permission slips which can be found HERE .
 
Chaperones Sign Up HERE
Decorating Committee Sign Up HERE
Have You Paid Your Educational Expenses?
If you have not paid your Educational Expenses for the 2019-2020 school year, you may pay them HERE The Deadline for payment is Friday, March 13th.
Some of our middle school scholars will be participating in a math competition organized by UNCC this Saturday, February 29 th at Community House Middle School. Best wishes to our MS scholars!
The elementary and middle school Odyssey of the Mind teams will be competing at the Central Regional Tournament this Saturday, February 29 th at Wingate University. The elementary school team will be have their performance at the McGee Basketball Court at 10:40 AM, and the middle school team will have their performance at the Dickson-Palmer Center at 1:20 PM. If you are in the area, come by and see these outstanding performances. Best wishes to both teams!
Congratulations to our scholars who were semi-finalists in the 2020 Aviation Art Contest!

Camryn Snively, Christala Doufekias, Elizabeth Gudkov, Jordan J. Cruz, Michaila Harris, Paige Creamer
Spirit Night with the Charlotte Checkers
 
Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game is a little over two weeks away (Saturday, March 14 th). This is an excellent time for us to come together as a Socrates Academy community while also raising funds that will go back to our scholars. Middle school students who attend the game will also receive a “dress down day” pass. And, the student who has the most family and friends to purchase tickets will receive an additional “dress down day” pass. We hope to see you there for this exciting event!
 
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  • Sign Up To Bring Snacks for Teacher Workrooms

  • Water the Plants and help out with the gardens —> natalieparker@gmail.com

 
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This Week at Socrates Academy
Just Tinkering Around: Socrates Students in 4th grade spent time this week working in Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a FREE software that allows you to build objects in 3D. Try it at home!
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