The weather this past week has reminded us that spring is here! Hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Just a reminder that there are no classes this Friday. The teachers will be participating in professional development focusing on both inquiry based learning and diving deep into reading instruction to prepare for our new reading curriculum that we will be implementing next school year. With our new curriculum, we are looking to expand our classroom libraries, so if you have any books you would like to donate please let me know.
As we continue with remote learning for the remainder of the school year we have made enhancements to the schedule. Ms. Ryan has put together additional school wide art projects that will enhance our fine arts program. All Academy artists will be creating a portrait that will become part of a giant mural to be hung inside our beloved Academy. We look forward to the wonderful art projects that will grace the halls of our school. Mr. Maniscalco will be holding Zoom gym classes with the primary grades and Mrs. Gabor will also be leading our students in music instruction through weekly lessons. We are also very grateful to Mrs. Carlson (ASJA parent) who is offering Yoga classes via Zoom (the first one was this past Tuesday and was very successful!) and Coach Rojo (ASJA parent) is offering interactive and energizing gym classes on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please see below for more information. Thank you to our wonderful teachers and parents for educating our students in creative and engaging ways!
The faculty and Board of the Academy are grateful to our families for the support you provide your students and us. We know it has been an adjustment to have the children learning remotely and appreciate your role in making this possible. It is our prayer that God will guide us through these difficult moments with grace, love and health.
A Prayer for Peace & Calm
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance.
It is there for each and every one of you.