Spartan Scoop | September 2018
Greetings! Our e-newsletter now has an official name, Spartan Scoop (woop, woop)! We hope you had a relaxing Labor Day weekend. Our ADS family has hit the ground running and we have another great month ahead! We had a fabulous turnout at our ice cream social! Thank you for joining us in fun, fellowship and yummy treats! It was a SWEET way to start the school year!

Communication is the key to success, so the PTO has launched a Facebook page exclusive to ADS staff and parents! It is a great way for our school family to connect, inquire about school events, and know all things ADS! Best of all, it's a private page. Only ADS parents and staff can join, view posts and comment/ask questions.

To join, get on Facebook and search for ' ADS PTO '. You can also invite your ADS parent Facebook friends. We currently have 42 members, and we want that number to grow!
A Letter from the Head of School
Dear Parents:

September is upon us and school is off to a super start in Preschool through Eighth grade. It has been a pleasure working in my new role and I would like to say thank you to all the parents for welcoming me and sharing such kind words. 

It was great to see you all at Meet the Parents and Curriculum Nights. The communication between parents and teachers is vital. Learning the routines and expectations your children have at school helps us form a team to support your child.

The Ice Cream Social on August 22nd was a big success. Thank you to Katerina Katsadouros  and all her helpers for organizing this event. Events like this bring our community together and are an important part of school life. Without parent support we can’t offer fun activities like this for your children. 

So, this is leading me to say that we need more parental involvement. Thank you to all the parents who filled out forms to volunteer! With only 15% of parents currently offering to help the school and PTO with events, we need more help. I would like to invite all K-8 parents to attend a school-wide PTO meeting on Thursday, September 13th for K-8 parents at 8:20 in Carlos Hall and then afterward at 9:35 there will be another meeting for Preschool parents . At this meeting you will get a chance to meet our Co-Chairs and Board Members of the PTO. The needs for events will be discussed and you will be given an opportunity to find events or ways to help that fit your talents and time availability. Every little bit helps, just find something that fits your schedule! If every family gives six hours of their time as listed in the School Handbook, we will be able to offer all of the great events your children look forward to each year.  Many hands make light work!

Be sure to check the “Dates to Remember” section of this newsletter. Picture Day, Church services, International Day of Peace and the Greek Festival are all ahead in September!


Janet Brown
Head of School
Specials Corner
Welcome to Mrs. Deborah Ollinger our new art teacher. Mrs. Ollinger has planned so many fun activities for your children. In the month ahead she will be working on the elements of art with each week concentrating on one element- line, shape, color, form, value, texture and space. The study of these elements will culminate in projects using all of these elements. Older students will be drawing a Grecian urn and younger students will create a still life picture.   
Show your Spartan Spirit by attending our volleyball games and cross country meets! GO SPARTANS!
Amazing Fundraising

Want to earn free money for ADS? Of course you do! We have a few simple ways to do just that :

  • NEW!! Amazon Smile. We all know how convenient shopping on Amazon is. Now, you can support ADS PTO by clicking this link to our own Amazon Smile account! ADS will receive .5% of all eligible Amazon Smile purchases! Now you can earn cash for ADS while shopping at home! It's a dream come true!

  • Start collecting Box Tops! Ask your friends and neighbors, too! You can find them on hundreds of grocery items. Just cut them out and save them! Already have a stash? Hang on to them for our first contest. More details to come!

  • Download the Shoparoo app, search for Annunciation Day School, and start scanning your grocery, restaurant, and retail receipts! It's super simple!

  • Publix is changing how they manage their school support and it's never been easier! 
1. Simply log in to your account (or create a new one if you've never used their digital coupons).

2. Choose log in or sign up in the upper left hand corner. Follow the prompts.

3. Once signed up, click on welcome, "your name" in the upper left hand tab.

4. C hoose Go To My Account, scroll down to the bottom of the page, near the center.

5 . Click on My Publix Partner and choose Annunciation Day School. On your next Publix shopping trip, instead of having to keep up with a card and remembering to ask your cashier to scan it, you simply enter your phone number when prompted a checkout. Now your digital coupons and Publix Partners are linked all in one place.

Thank you for supporting ADS!! 

What an exciting time of year! The Atlanta Greek Festival is almost here!

Come and be Greek for a day! Submerge yourself in the Hellenic culture with live Greek music, delicious Grecian cuisine and pastries, shopping at the marketplace, or "agora", Cathedral tours, cooking demonstrations, and Greek dance performances. Some of our very own students will be dancing!

The festivities will take place on our church grounds, September 27-30.

Drive-Thru Only

5pm — 11pm

11am — 11pm

11am — 7pm

for more information, visit
Your calendar? CLEAR IT! Come show your ADS SPIRIT!

Get your grub on at Grub Burger Bar for our first Spirit Night, on 10/9! ADS gets 20% of sales, you don't have to cook dinner AND you can spend time with your Spartan Family! It's a win-win!
The annual Annunciation Day School Gala is fast approaching! Our playground will reap the benefits, which will make our Spartans smile! We have fabulous items up for auction, and here are just a few:

  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Tickets
  • Atlanta United Soccer Owners Suite (10 Tickets)
  • Dinner for 8 at Kyma
  • Falcons vs Cowboys, 2 Club Seats

Save the date! October 19th will be a night full of delicious fare, champagne and an after party with live DJ!
Dates to Remember in September:

7th: House activities - out of uniform day/progress reports

Students in grades 1-8 should dress in jeans with a shirt in their House Color!

  • The House of Athens- Integrity- wears RED
  • The House of Antioch -Cooperation- wears GREEN
  • The House of Ephesus- Self-discipline- wears YELLOW
  • The House of Thessaloniki -Perseverance- wears BLUE
  • Students in Kindergarten may wear Spirit Wear.

11th: Picture Day. Say Cheese! Wear church uniform.
13th: School-wide PTO meeting
14th: Church
21st: International Day of Peace
26th: Church
27th: Greek Festival begins. OPA!
28th: No preschool classes/K-8th early release (12:30PM) Wear spirit wear!