September 19, 2019
Thank You for Supporting Our Fundraiser!
If you have not purchased or returned your Go, Play, Save book, please send in the book or money by Friday!
 
If you would like to purchase your book you can  Pay Online here.  
 
Monday - We Need 100% Attendance!

Can you believe Monday is the 20th day of school? The 20th day is a major day as we receive Federal funding for the number of students we have present on this day. A few absences makes a difference! Mrs. Savage has issued a challenge to all students to be present Monday. Please help us meet this goal. If we have 100% attendance, students selected from a drawing (Middle School & Elementary) will get to silly string the Leadership Team.
Hang Your Child's Name in the Gym Building for 2 Years!

Have you seen the banners hanging in the gym? Want one of your own? Visit the SA Athletics Owl Club Page and make a donation of $150 or more and receive a banner with your family name that will hang in the gym for 2 years ! This is a great gift to honor a teacher or other staff member. Corporate sponsorship is available as well and information can be found on our website.
Educational Expenses

Educational Expenses are due November 11 th , 2019. You may pay your child's Educational Expenses here >>
Teachers Who Tutor

If you are seeking an experienced teacher to help your child(ren) keep their academic edge, we have a list of teachers  who are available to tutor both during the school year and summer months. Staff members who tutor do so on their own time and must tutor at an off campus location.

Donate Used Car Seats to Wal-Mart and Earn Money for our School!

For Child Safety Month Walmart is accepting used car seats and giving a $30 gift card for each one you donate. (Max of 2 car seats per person).

If you donate the card to Socrates Academy, you can earn three volunteer hours for each card! This event ends 9/30.
Upper Lot Morning Carpool Change

We are undergoing a change to the morning car pool routine. Effective Monday, September 23 rd , left hand turns from Simfield Church Rd. into the upper car pool lot will only be available to residents of Weddington Ridge. Those individuals will be issued a “left hand turn” sign by the school and residents must enter through the lot prior to 7:50 AM. After that time, the entrance will be blocked for all individuals attempting to enter. 
Fall Picture Day is October 13

We need YOU to make it a success! Follow this link to volunteer to keep things running smoothly.

Order forms will be sent home with scholars this week. Follow the directions to place your order. 

P.E. Uniforms have been ordered and will be delivered in 2-3 weeks.

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

Tuesday, Oct.1 st
8:10 am - 9:30 am

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.
8th Grade Washington, DC Field Trip Informational Meeting

The 8 th grade Washington DC parent information meeting that was scheduled for this evening, (Sept 19 th ) has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 6:00 pm, in the Middle School building (Greek Language Lab)

This will be the only informational meeting prior to registration.  

Registration will begin a few days after this meeting and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis through Brightspark Travel, the tour company we are using. This is the perfect opportunity to receive valuable information and ask questions about the trip, as well as, fundraising activities that will help offset the cost of the trip. All 8th grade parents and students are encouraged to attend. 
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, minimum length cut should be 2 yards, assuming a 60” width. 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!
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.
Monday Funday Teacher Lunch Relief

Many of our teachers eat lunch while standing so they can oversee the children eating lunch. Be a teacher's hero and join us on Mondays for lunch! Volunteers will help students open packages and keep an eye out for horseplay while the teachers enjoy sitting during their lunch time. Want to help?
This After Hours Enrichment offers:

  • Weekly Master Instruction
  • 18:1 Student: Instructor Ratio
  • Chesskid.com Gold Memberships to All Students
  • Full Support and Coaching at Local Tournaments
  • Online Program Enrollment

Grades K-8 : Tuesday Afternoon 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Starts: Tuesday, October 1 through Tuesday, December 17
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

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
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.

  • 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



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
Ice Cream Social: This week 8th Graders demonstrated physical and chemical changes by making ice cream in zip lock bags, leading a lesson in their chemistry unit. 
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