March 5, 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.
 
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.

Socrates Got Talent

Join us for a night of fun...Socrates Got Talent 2020...Friday, March 6th starting at 6pm. Socrates scholars will showcase their many talents. Cost of admission is a new or used picture book. All donations will be going to Promising Pages!
 
See the sign up genius if you would like to earn some (double) volunteer hours and help out. 
8th Grade DC Trip

All parents and students who are attended the DC trip will need to attend the meeting this coming Monday, the 9th at 5:30 pm. in the Middle School Language Lab.

8th Grade T-Shirts Order Form
Parents are urged to order shirts quickly so we can meet the printer deadlines and have our shirts for the DC trip!
12 th Annual Mint Hill Arts Student Art Show
Mint Hill Arts, 11205 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227

Come see our growing artists in the Mint Hill Arts Student Show this weekend! Students, teachers, family, and friends are invited to enjoy art and refreshments.
The Opening Reception is Friday, March 6, from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M., but you will be able to view the art March 6 – 22, 2020. 
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Elementary and Middle School Yearbooks are on sale now. 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
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.

Book Delivery Needed

We have LOTS of books to take to Promising Pages on Monday. We need volunteers to help pack up the books and travel to Promising Pages to deliver them. Volunteers should arrive at 9 am in the Couchell Building.
 
Read Across America

Thank you to all of the parents who came in to read on Monday. Here's a short video recap!


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
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.  

*New!* Socrates App!

The Athletics Department is proud to announce our new Socrates App! Anyone can download the app to get points by checking in at games and there is even a coupon from Matthews Pediatric Dentistry. You can download the app from any app store! We look forward to seeing you at the games! Go Owls!
 

It's Time to Elect Your 2020-21 PFI Officers

Nomination Forms are being sent home with scholars providing more information, or you may complete the online form HERE
If you would like to learn more about what being a PFI Officer involves, please attend an info meeting:
Wed 3/11 8:30-9:30am
Thurs 3/17 3:30-4:30pm
The Uniform Closet will be open on the following dates :

Tuesday, March 10 th from 8:10 am to 9:30 am
Tuesday, March 17 th from 8:10 am to 9:30 am
Tuesday, March 24 th from 8:10 am to 9:30 am
Tuesday, March 31 st from 8:10 am to 9:30 am


Volunteer at the Closet! It’s a fun and easy way to reach your 36 hours.

Do you need logo patches for your scholar’s shirts? Here’s what you need to know:
   
Heat Press Patches
Please bring any uniform shirts that require heat press patches to the Uniform Closet with you.  The patches must be applied at the Uniform Closet, as they require the use of a heat press machine.   Payment will be required when the shirts are dropped off at the Closet. The cost is $4.00 each and you may pay with  CHECK OR CASH ONLY at this time. If you provide us with your scholar’s home base teacher name and grade, we will be able to send your order home with your scholar upon completion. We do our best to complete orders promptly, but please allow 4 to 7 days.
 
Embroidered Patches
The Uniform Closet also sells embroidered patches, at a cost of $5.00 each.  The embroidered patches cannot be applied by the Uniform Closet. The embroidered patches will need to be sewn on to jackets, sweaters, jumpers, etc.  You many pay with CHECK OR CASH ONLY .

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Pal at marypal@ix.netcom.com .
Educators, Parents, and Caretakers:
Concerns regarding coronavirus have rightfully risen, and we want you to know that your state and local leaders are carefully monitoring and addressing the situation through bipartisan collaboration.

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!
 
Reserve Your Seating HERE
Thank you to the volunteers who completed their hours!
We appreciate you!
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VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL:

  • Volunteer with Hot Lunch - Sign Up HERE



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  • 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
Books, books, books!: Socrates Students in 6th grade rallied for our book drive on Thursday morning.
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