January 16, 2020
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.
 
Town Hall/Board Meeting
 
Thank you to everyone who attended our Town Hall meeting last night. If you were not able to attend, you may view the presentation HERE . After the Town Hall, the Board voted to expand to 9 th grade in 2021-2022. Phase 1 of the project will begin, as promised, as soon as possible. Socrates Academy and its Foundation are seeking dedicated professionals to empower the Campus Master Plan Task Force. This Task Force is planning, managing and executing Phase 1 of the expansion process. Interested in helping? Sign up HERE  
It's Flu Season!
It is influenza (flu) season and we have had some cases among our scholars. It is important to be proactive and keep your child home if signs of illness are present. The most common presenting symptoms include fever, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. Your child must be fever free for 48 hours without medication prior to returning to school. As a school, we are vigilant with classroom cleaning and encourage frequent hand washing. Please reach out to Nurse Sara if you have any questions.
Due to ongoing repairs in the elementary building, the Uniform Closet will be CLOSED on:

Tuesday, January 21
Volunteer for Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch is looking for volunteers. These spots fill up quickly! You can find the sign up HERE
Looking for volunteer hours?? 

You can help provide quick pick-me-up snacks for teachers' lounges.
Click HERE for more Information. 
Parents of Middle School Scholars
This week marks the end of the semester. During the first semester, your scholars were introduced to exciting, new semester-long elective classes (ie. Typing in 6 th Grade, Digital Citizenship in 7 th grade, Life U in 8 th grade). We are excited to share that two additional semester-long electives will be added for this upcoming semester (Music Appreciation and Improvisation/Creative Movement). On Tuesday, January 21 st , students will receive a new schedule with possible changes being made to reflect their placement into one of these new elective classes or into an Academic Enrichment class. Students who are scheduled to be in an Academic Enrichment class received a letter from their ELA teacher last week with information regarding this class. We are excited to see the expansion of our curriculum at Socrates Academy and should you have any questions regarding your child’s schedule, please contact Mr. Newberry, middle school assistant principal (704-321-1711 ext. 123 or wnewberry@socratesacademy.us ).
Crayola Collection Initiative
Our 8th graders are starting a crayon & marker recycling initiative for second semester. We are collecting used & broken crayons and markers to be recycled through Crayola and re-used in pediatric hospitals throughout the country. If your family has any old crayons or markers, please send them in to help us. We are accepting through the end of the year!
March Madness ~ Save the Date!
Saturday, March 28th

Parents & Alumni are welcome to join, pick-up basketball games starting February 9th at 1 pm. More information to follow.

Thank You for Supporting the Coat Drive
Thanks to families at Socrates, kids in our area will be warm this winter! Thanks to everyone who donated to the coat drive. We collected 90 coats!
MS Girls Soccer Try Outs
Wednesday 2/19 and Thursday 2/20 at Hellenic Park
3:45-5:30.
 2700 McKee Rd. Charlotte NC

MS Track
Open to any Middle School boy or girl, the Track Team will meet at the Socrates Academy Track on Feb. 3rd, 3:30-4:30.
Practices will be held
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday. 
Feb. 1st @ 11:00 am
Cyclebar Waverly

Come ride off some of those holiday pounds with us in February! All proceeds will go to Socrates Academy Annual Fund & all riders will get complimentary cycle shoes and towels.
Want to commit now? Riders can sign up HERE with a minimum $25 donation.
Afterschool Enrichment
DIY Workshop
3rd - 5th Grades
3:30-4:30
Mondays 1/27 - 4/20

Let your scholar join the fun after school as we get crafty with art! Many types of media and techniques will be explored including painting, paper mache' and clay. We have fun projects in store, as well as a surprise for Mother's Day.

Pick Up: Come to the art room in the Middle School Building to pick up your scholar.

Meeting Dates: January 27, February 3 February 10, February 24, March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30, April 6, April 20

Afterschool Enrichment
DIY Workshop
K - 2nd Grades
3:30-4:30
Thursdays 1/30 - 4/02

Let your scholar join the fun after school as we get crafty with art! Many types of media and techniques will be explored including painting, paper mache' and clay. We have fun projects in store, as well as a surprise for Mother's Day.

Pick Up: Come to the art room in the Middle School Building to pick up your scholar.

Meeting Dates: January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 5, March 12 March 19, March 26, April 2

Afterschool Enrichment
Yoga for Kids
2nd - 5th Grade
3:30-4:30 - Thursdays
February 13-April 2 (8 classes)

The benefits of yoga for kids are many. Yoga helps kids develop body awareness, helps increase focus and concentration, increases confidence, and helps develop a positive self image.

Annual Staff Souper Bowl Lunch

Help make the annual Souper Bowl Lunch SUPER awesome for our teachers. Sign up to help out on January 31. Be sure to log those volunteer hours! 
Do You Love Taking Pictures?
If so, this is YOUR opportunity to do what you love while earning your Volunteer Hours for the year!

NEEDS: We are looking for people who would be willing to spend a little time once a week during the day to take pictures of our students during events, recess, and just every day activities. We will be using these images for yearbook!

WHERE TO GO: You will need to check in at the front office to get your Volunteer Badge either at the Middle School or Elementary School Buildings. 

Donut Worry, Be Happy!
1st-3rd Grade Girls VIP Dance
Friday, January 24th from 6:30-8:30
 
First - third grade girls and their VIP (very important person - dad, grandfather, uncle, etc.) are invited to join Student Council for a night of dancing, desserts, and surprises. The attire is dress to impress. Desserts will be served, but this year we will not serve appetizers.

Forms will go home in your scholar's Thursday folder RSVP via form by Tuesday, January 21st.

We need photographers and face painters for this event! If you are able to help, email ddeese@socrateacademy.us

Purchase Tickets HERE >>
Volunteer Opportunities
  1. Browse Open Volunteer Opportunities Below.
  2. Find Something that Interests You
  3. Click to Sign up or Email the Contact
Don't Forget to LOG YOUR HOURS After You Volunteer! 
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VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL:





  • Volunteer to relieve teachers during lunch Sign up >>


  • Help with the School Store SIGN UP

  • Take Pictures with your Phone during school events! Sign up HERE


VOLUNTEER FROM HOME, OR ON EVENINGS / WEEKENDS:



  • Sign Up To Bring Snacks for Teacher Workrooms

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

 
WANT TO VOLUNTEER, BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

Contact jsoucey@socratesacademy.us for more information.

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This Week at Socrates Academy
Kinder Cuties: Ms. Morgan's class stopped for a quick pic today to show off the costumes they were allowed to wear today as a reward for good behavior!
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