September 12, 2019
Go, Play, Save Coupon Books are Due on Monday!
We are doing to great job selling Go, Play, Save Books. If you would like a case of books to sell at work or at home over the weekend, (Sell 22 books and you receive a Big Air Birthday Party!) please contact jsoucey@socratesacademy.us

Please send in your money and any unsold books on Monday.
 
Earn 1 volunteer hour for each book you sell.
 
You can order from any student OR  Order Online  and the book(s) will be sent home with your scholar.

You can create a custom link to use in email or social media here >>
 
· You can also order the   Mobile version of the Coupon book here >>
 
Upper Lot Morning Carpool

When dropping off in the upper lot during morning carpool, please take turns when the lane goes from 2 lanes to 1 lane. This helps carpool move smoothly and safely!
Please do not Make a Right Turn into the Parking Lot from Simfield Church Rd.

Families who live in the neighborhood at the end of Simfield Church Rd are permitted to turn left into the lot to prevent them from making a left turn onto Weddington Rd in the morning.
This year we are asking parents to print their own carpool signs to make it easier to share with other family members. The carpool sign template can be found HERE . You must use Google Chrome or Acrobat Reader to fill out the form.

You MUST have a carpool sign when picking up your scholar.
Beginning of the Year School Supplies

If you were not able to send in supplies in the beginning of the year, please send them in with your student or drop them at either front office. We are off to a great start this year and want to be sure we are prepared as supplies start to dwindle during the winter months. Thank you for supporting Socrates students and staff! The supply lists can be found HERE
Support Socrates Athletics in the Big South 5K Road Race

This race is a family-friendly event that serves as a fundraiser for middle school athletic programs in the Charlotte area, including Socrates Academy. This is a USTFA-certified and friendly course for all types of skill levels.

If you are interested in running or run/walking this race or know anyone else who is, make sure they choose Socrates Academy in the event registration so we can get credit. REGISTER HERE .
Educational Expenses

Educational Expenses are due November 11 th , 2019. You may pay your child's Educational Expenses here >>
Volunteer from Home

The Gratitude Team is looking for volunteers to write thank you notes to families. This is a work from home opportunity and we will provide the cards and the information needed to send. Once cards are completed, they can be brought in to either front office to be sent home with the student. Interested? Contact: stephaniefitzpatrickthegreat@gmail.com  

Lost & Found

We are already gathering items in our Lost & Found. There is a Lost & Found located in each building. If you would like to look for a lost item, you must come to the one of the offices and sign in as a visitor.
The PFI is looking for a volunteer to oversee the Teacher Lounge Snacks.

The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Take control of Sign Up Genius that has already been created
  • Communicate with volunteers that sign up, answer any questions they may have
  • Check the teacher lounges weekly to make sure they are setup neatly and stocked
  • In the event that we do not have volunteers on a given week, extra supplies are available in the PFI room.
Please contact Jessica Daniel at jmdaniel74@gmail.com

This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours and get involved!
Order your fall spirit wear before it’s too late!

Our current ordering period closes on 9/15, and ordering will not open again until mid November. All spirit gear ordered by 9/15 will be delivered to your scholar by mid October. Teachers and staff, get your hands on our all new embroidered shrug. Don’t miss out! 
SIGN UP to receive updates on volunteer needs as soon as they are available.  

Ordering for October closes on Sunday, September 15. 
The ordering system will not be monitored after Friday @ 1:00 p.m.. If you order after Friday and encounter an issue, you may be unable to order or your order may not be received. Thank you.
 

Volunteers needed
9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday - Sept. 17 th  
8:10 am - 9:30 am

Tuesday - Sept. 24 th  
8:10 am - 9:30 am

Volunteering at the Closet is a fun and easy way to reach your 36 hours.
Parent Language Ambassadors
Earn Volunteer Hours for Helping a Family Translate

We are looking for Socrates Families who speak a language in addition to English and would like to help a family where English is not their first language. 

If you know someone who is struggling with communication due to a language barrier, please encourage them to fill out this form so we can help them!

Please fill out the form to be a Parent Language Ambassador for other Socrates families OR if you need help from someone who speaks your Native Language.
Socrates Academy is seeking Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in a paid substitute position you can find out substitute teacher application HERE >>
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.
PFI Meeting

Thursday, September 19
6:30pm, multipurpose room 
Can’t make it? Stream the meeting live:
Yoga for Kids
Kindergarten - 5th Grade
 
3:30-4:30
Thursdays
 Sept 26th - Nov.21st (8 weeks)
(No class on October 31st- Parent teacher conference) 
$100


Children will learn yoga poses, play yoga related games, learn to develop inner peace with breathing exercises and other relaxation activities, and have FUN! Children will also learn to explore their inner and outer environment with mindfulness meditation. 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.


DIY Workshop
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade 
 
3:30-4:30
Thursdays (10 Class Session)
Sept. 26th - December 19th*
$200

DIY Workshop
3rd - 5th Grades
​3:30-4:30
Mondays (10 Class Session)
Sept. 30th - December 12th*
$200
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, gifts for the upcoming winter holidays.
Pick Up: Come to the art room in the Middle School Building to pick up your scholar.
* 3 dates that school is not in session accounted for in range of dates

8th Grade Service Day - Project Linus
Our 8th grade scholars are making blankets for people in need through Project Linus on October 25th. We have 75 scholars making blankets and we need fleece fabric, (pre-cut if you are able to), at a minimum size of 6x4. Earn 3 hours for every piece you donate. We are looking for child-friendly patterns, as most of these will go to children, infants - 18 years of age. Help us help others!
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! 
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.

  • Donate Paint for Set Design Old house paint, (gallons), half full or more Craft paint (small bottles OK)

  • Help with the School Store SIGN UP

  • Handyman needed for various small projects. Contact jsoucey@socratesacademy.us



VOLUNTEER FROM HOME, OR ON EVENINGS / WEEKENDS:

  • Used: Sewing Machines (10 hours) 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

  • Trim the low branches from our trees on campus and trim the bushes. All limbs and brush will need to be removed from campus or put in the dumpster. jsoucey@socratesacademy.us

 
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
Show & Tell: Kindergarten spent some time on Thursday morning learning about each other by bringing in items that are special to them.
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