October 3, 2019
Are you planning a family trip? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.
 
We recognize that vacations are an important time for reconnecting with families. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers teach, and our students learn, each and every day. You can help us convey that message. Please commit to give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.
Advanced Greek Language Class
Socrates Academy is proud to offer Advanced Greek Language class for any students that are interested in taking the Ellinomatheia Exam! 

Students do not have to be enrolled at Socrates Academy to attend classes.
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Duration: October 9, 2019 – May 6, 2020.
$350 paid in full by the first class on October 2nd .*

To register, fill out form and return to Maria Kotrotsios, at mkotrotsios@socratesacademy.us or the Socrates Academy middle school office.
The Fire Marshall Says

Do not line up for carpool before 3:00 p.m. This is against fire code and Fire Marshall has asked we enforce this rule with parents so we are prepared in the event of an emergency.

On Half Days, do not line up before 11:30 am, as the children may be using the carpool lanes for PA.
7th Grade Student Immunization Reminder

ALL seventh grade students need to turn in immunization records reflecting that required boosters have been given. It is important that this is sent in as soon as possible to avoid exclusion from school. If records are not received by October 7th your student will not be permitted to attend classes.
Hot lunch for November ordering is open and will close on Tuesday, October 15th.

P.E. Uniform Ordering is Open

If you missed the deadline to order P.E. Uniforms, you can order now. We have added sweatpants to the order form in the event that we ever get a break from this heat! The deadline to order is October 25th.

Socrates Staff Presents...

Coach Pearl & Kyria Miller demonstrated proper carpool procedure for this students in this video which was shown on the morning announcements this week. The kids thought it was hilarious!
Help 8 th grade leave their mark on two of our favorite teachers – by taping them to a wall!

Friday, October 18, 2019, MS Lobby, 10:52 – 11:53 (During Middle School PA & Lunch)
Proceeds benefit Socrates Academy Outreach week.

All grades are welcome to purchase tape strips to support the event. However, Elementary scholars will not be able to attend the event due to class schedules. If Elementary students purchase tape, it will be donated to a Middle School teacher to use during the event. Our teachers can't wait to be involved too!

Attention All Book Lovers!!!
Our first Used Book Sale of the year will be during the week of October 14th-18th. All K-3 scholars will be able to shop during their library class. Fourth and fifth grade teachers will be able to make arrangements with Mrs. Mabon to bring their students as their schedules allow. 
Most of these books will cost 25 cents or 50 cents. There are a few "nearly new" books for $1.00.
Finish Your Volunteer Hours Early

Please remember to label your donation with the name of the person requesting the item
Take a look at The Wish List
If you are bringing your donation to the school, please drop it in one of the Wish List Donation Boxes located in the any building on campus.
The school store is open for business! Your child may visit the school store in their building during drop off. The days are as follows each week:

Tuesdays- Kindergarten-2nd Grade
Wednesdays-3rd and 4th grade
Thursdays-5th grade
Aloha Luau Middle School Dance

Mark your calendar! All Socrates Academy Middle School students are invited to the Aloha Luau Dance on October 11th from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $6 and tickets will be sold by student council the week before the dance. Price includes snacks, beverages and a DJ to spin the tunes.

Odyssey of the Mind Interest Meeting

Ms. Christian will be hosting an Odyssey of the Mind interest meeting on Tues, Oct 8 from 6-7pm in H10 (Intermediate Building) . We will have 2 teams this year, 1 middle school 
and 1 upper elementary (3-5). The date for student try outs for the teams will be held later in October and e ach team can have 7 members. If you are able to help, please contact cchristian@socratesacademy.us

OM (Odyssey of the Mind) is a creative problem-solving competition where students have to create 
solutions to long-term problems and present at the meet in the spring. There are also spontaneous
problems that have to be solved at the competition.
Logging Volunteer Hours

If you have purchased an item from the wish list, volunteered from home or on campus, you must log your hours . Staff members are not able to log hours for volunteers.

Earn Volunteer Hours by Taking Pictures with Your Phone

We are looking for parents to take pictures during the school day and during events. You do not need to have a camera, taking pictures with your phone is fine! Sign up HERE
Tuesday, Oct. 8 th
8:10 am - 9:30 am

Tuesday, Oct. 15 th
8:10 am - 9:30 am

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

Tuesday, Oct. 29 th
8:10 am - 9:30 am


Volunteering at the Closet is a fun and easy way to reach your 36 hours.
The drama department is looking for props for the school play. If you have any of these items you would like to donate, (or let us borrow) you can sign up 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! 
SIGN UP to receive updates on volunteer needs as soon as they are available.  


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



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
Letting it Roll: 3rd grade learned about forces and motion by building roller coasters this week. Next week they will use marbles and ping pong balls to see their creations in action.
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