October 17, 2019
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.
 
Wear Orange for Unity Day
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

On Wednesday, October 23rd Socrates Students are invited to wear orange shirts in support of Unity Day . Unity Day is a National recognition day where orange is worn to send a universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior.
The Greece Trip Meeting will be held October 28 th , in the Middle School Language Lab at 7:00 p.m. All parents of 7 th grade students who are interested in visiting Greece over the summer should attend. Tentatively the Greece Trip will be July 5 th – 18 th . 
"OXI" Day Celebration
 
The "OXI DAY" Celebration will take place on Monday October 28, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the Gym. Grades 3-5 will be leading the performance.
50% OFF ALL BOTTOMS
Now through the end of October

All shorts, long pants, skirts and jumpers
$2 each.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 nd
8:10 am - 9:30 am

Tuesday, Oct. 29 th
8:10 am - 9:30 am
Help Our New Greek Teacher  
If you have time next week and would like to earn volunteer hours, we are seeking someone to drive our new Greek Teacher to the Social Security Administration Office and to the DMV. If this volunteer is able to speak Greek that would be beneficial but is not required.
Stuck for a Buck

Do you have flashbacks of awkward gym classes in middle school? Doing endless pushups, mile run challenges, and the shuttle run? Now's your chance for a little revenge!
 
On Friday, October 18th from 11:00-12:00pm, the middle school is hosting a fundraising activity to benefit Socrates Outreach Week!

We are encouraging students, faculty, and families to purchase a 3' strip of duct tape to tape our PE teachers to the wall outside of the cafeteria!

Middle school students, parents & all staff can purchase tape the day of the event, or they may pre-order tape from Mrs. Taft or purchase online.

(No PE teachers will be harmed during the execution of this event)

Earn Double Volunteer Hours at Socrates Workdays!
A family of 4 can earn 48 hours in a single day!
Friday - October 18th, 8:15 - Noon
Saturday - October 19th, 9am - 3pm


We will be having a potluck lunch during the workday. Please bring a side dish (optional and appreciated). Our PFI is providing hot dogs, chips and drinks for our lunch. Thank you PFI and thank you volunteers!
Earn Volunteer Hours for Loaning Us Yard Tools

We need wheelbarrows, shovels and pitch forks for the workday on Friday and Saturday. Earn three volunteer hours for dropping them off on Friday morning (or before) and picking them up any time on Saturday after 3 pm.

  1. Leave equipment next to the Middle School building by the mulch pile.
  2. Pick up equipment any time after 3pm on Saturday.
  3. Log Volunteer Hours Online
A Message from Socrates Academy Administration

Dear Parents,
 
This letter is to inform you of the seriousness of a threat made at Socrates Academy. The safety and security of your children is of utmost importance, and we ask for your partnership in educating your children about its seriousness. A threat made on school grounds is not only going to result in disciplinary action taken by the school, but also potential legal action taken by local authorities. 
 
Upon hearing about a threat at Socrates Academy, the alleged offender is removed immediately and accompanied by a staff member until parents and legal authorities are contacted. Click  HERE  to read the detailed process that follows.
 
We want to make parents aware of an incident that occurred last week in a middle school classroom. A student brought a small pocket knife to school. Thankfully, no one was physically harmed, and the incident was quickly reported to school administrators. That student faced disciplinary action by the school and CMPD will address the situation separately. We have been in close contact with the student’s family to address this issue. We also provided immediate support to those students and staff who witnessed the incident.
 
Safety is a top priority and we have a zero tolerance policy for any actions that endanger the safety of our students, teachers and other school officials. We will use this as an opportunity to discuss safety with our scholars and encourage you to do the same at home. It is important for all scholars to understand that even purported jokes and pranks that involve school safety will not be tolerated. We have seen a rise in scholars using harmful speech, such as using the word “kill” during playtime with their classmates. This word and others that could be perceived as a threat will not be tolerated on our campus. We have a counselor on staff who is available should your scholar need assistance. Please contact us with any questions.
 
We appreciate the partnership in your child’s education.
 
Sincerely,
 
Socrates Academy Administration
Socrates Elementary Basketball - 3rd - 5th Grade
Play basketball with other Socrates Academy students within the Interfaith Basketball League (IFBL).

Practice begins November 8 th , and continue Fridays after school.
Games begin: Saturdays December 7 th – February 9 th and are held on SA Campus, area churches/schools

Cost: $120 per player or $100 each for siblings. Players get to keep their jerseys!
Register Now >> - Deadline: October 25 th .

*Questions, please email  Mpearl@socratesacademy.us
WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEER COACHES , please email Coach Pearl if interested
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Kindergarten Movie Night
Friday, October 25th from 6:30-8:00
 
Kindergartner scholars and their parents are invited to movie night following Curriculum Night. There will be pizza, chips, water, and Gatorade for sale. We will be showing two short films with a bathroom/GoNoodle break in between the two. The films are Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Room on the Broom.

General Admission Includes: Movie Admission, Popcorn & Water - $3
Combo Pack Includes: Movie Admission, Popcorn, Pizza & Drink - $5

Mission to the Moon Robotics Club

Fourth and Fifth Grade Scholars
Mondays 3:45-4:45
October 21- December 16 (no class November 11)
 
Our theme for this session is Mission to the Moon. We will learn what we need to survive to live on the moon and build our moon community using Lego sets. The scholars will also build and program LEGO® robots to think, move, and react through a series of challenges while learning several aspects of engineering: automation, problem-solving, and programming.

Go, Play, Save Books Delivered
 
If you have not received the Go, Play, Save Books you ordered, please email jsoucey@socratesacademy.us with your students name, homeroom and how many books you are missing, s o they can be delivered to you next week.
Middle School Sports Try Outs
Please do not fill out paperwork/payment until your child officially makes the team.
MS Cheerleading

Try Outs will be held both Monday Oct 28th and Tuesday Oct.29th and from 4:00-5:30pm in the Socrates Academy Gym
MS Girls Basketball 

Try Outs will be held November 4th and November 5th in the Socrates Academy Gym from 4:00-5:30pm
MS Boys Basketball

Try Outs will be held November 6th and November 7th in the Socrates Academy Gym from 4:00-5:30pm
Golf Squad Afterschool Enrichment

Start Date: Monday, October 21st from 3:50 pm to 4:50 pm
Session Length: 8 Class Hours
Dates: Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, [Nov 11 NO CLASS], Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 Cost $193

Congratulations to the families who have completed their volunteer hours!
Bergeron
Bilal
Boone
Brighton
Broodno
Caggiano
Clark
Concepcion
Cortelli
Daniel
Espinosa-Rico
Eswein
Farkas
Fish
Forniotis
Foster
Galliano

A. Gray
Grepisou
Harris
Henkel
Howle
J. Barnes
Jeter
Keziah
Kolb
Kotrotsios
Krishnatrey
Laspa
Lopina/Barkey
Madap
Margetis
Maslinkov
Mattioli
Mcgee
Morgan
Oxley
Pal
E. Phillips
Ritsa Miller
Roy
Savage
Seeley
Soucey
Stathis
Surbaugh
Vastis
Weber
S. Williams
Wu
Zarokostas
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:


  • Help Out with Play Rehearsals Sign Up >> Monitor the kids and help them learn their lines.

  • Paint the Sets Sign Up >> No experience necessary. Paint the sets solid colors, paint inside of the lines (Paint by number)

  • Volunteer the Night of the Play Sign Up >> Help with concessions, ticket sales, or costuming.

  • 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:

  • Used: Cameras, Video Recorders (10 hours) Glue Guns & Glue Gun Sticks (2 hours for glue gun, 1 hour for each pack of sticks) Needles & Thread for Sewing (2 hours)


  • 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
Career Day: On Thursday Kindergarten students showed us what they want to be when they grow up by dressing for Career Day. Parents came in and shared information about their own jobs with the kids to help them learn about different careers.
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