Dear Families,

An allegation of inappropriate speech was made against one of our high school teachers on 10/11/17. APA has high expectations for both our faculty and students, and we are taking this matter very seriously. Appropriate personnel protocols are being followed. As soon as this allegation was reported, the teacher was sent home and placed on administrative leave while an investigation into this allegation could be conducted. The investigation is ongoing at this time, and the teacher will remain on leave until the investigation is concluded. A determination of appropriate disciplinary action will be made at that time. We are also working to ensure that our students will be receiving the best education possible during this investigation and as we move forward.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me or contact Director White or Capt. Berticelli.  Because this is a personnel issue, we may not be able to fully answer or disclose some information, but we will do our best to work with you to make sure your student is continuing to receive the best education possible.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Commandant Barker

Weekly Check in!

by Julieanne Reed on October 17, 2017

Posted in: Kindergarten

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful fall weather we are having. With the colder weather becoming more and more consistent, please make sure you send a jacket with your child to school every day. When we go out for recess, it is still cold.

I sent home a half sheet of homework with their sight words that they should be working on throughout the week. In addition to that, I will be sending home math homework that goes along with the lesson that we completed during the day that it was sent home. Please have your child complete this and bring it back to school the next day.


Have a great week!


Ms. Reed and Ms. Minton

Kindergartners have a new friend…Miss Boyd from AU is doing a practicum with us! Alpha and Bravo students are starting to learn some Christmas music for their December 1st concert! Charlie and Delta students are learning note names.

The high school boys basketball program is selling socks as a fund raiser.  The socks are designed with our APA  JETS’ logo and are gray and royal blue.  If interested find a high school boys basketball player. Elementary Students can see Mrs. Watson in the front office.  The socks are $15.

This week we in the art room have been really trying to implement Synergy into our class work.  It’s really been an awesome thing to even hear the kindergarten classes tell each other “hey, we are going to synergize with you!”  All classes have been completing assignments and it’s so cool to see them helping each other to finish a task.  Go APA with synergy and the 7 healthy habits!

We hope you all can see some of our artwork at our concerts that we will be having this year.:]

This week are talking about bats! We are reading the story Stellaluna this week and talking about bats throughout the week in preperation for Halloween. Keep working on your sight words throughout the 6 weeks and I will be sending new words home tomorrow.



Ms. Reed

Students are doing some wonderful art work.  If you are wondering why you haven’t seen much at home yet it’s because we are saving them to use in our music – art show programs though out the year.  We are keeping them in our portfolios that each student has prepared.

We continue to work on our healthy habits.  I’ve given out several Jet Cadet cards where students were caught making good choices with these habits.

I am so proud of these students and continue to help them make wise choices.

I hope you have a blessed week.

Students are starting to learn the choreography to God Bless America. Ask them to show you!

Dear Families,

We currently have two reported cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease at APA at the Pre-Academy level and one reported case at the elementary. The students are currently under a doctor’s care and are not in attendance.  Additionally, it appears the flu season has come early this year as we are beginning to have reported cases of the flu and flu-like symptoms. We are taking precautionary sanitation measures throughout both campuses to ensure the well-being of all of our students, families, and staff members. If your student has a fever or is exhibiting symptoms of illness, please make sure that they stay home and get the rest and care needed so that they can return to school healthy and ready to learn.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your building nurse (Nurse Orr – 29th St. ( and Nurse Atwood – 22nd St. ( as they are more than happy to help.

Thank you for your assistance in helping keep all of our students, families, and staff members safe and healthy!

Have a wonderful (and healthy!) weekend!

Commandant Barker


Happy October! This month we have a lot of fun activities planned! We have our field trip to the pumpkin patch as well as the fire station! I sent home a permission slip today for the fire station. If you haven’t already, please send back your field trip permission slip for the pumpkin patch. This is my favorite field trip of the year and you do not want your child to miss out. W. e also need their report card envelopes back ASAP. You may keep the actual report card, we just need the envelope back. We reuse them every 6 weeks.

This week, we are continuing to work on letters and letter sounds. Writing upper and lower case letters and 1-100 is a kindergarten standard which means they just have to have it mastered by the end of the school year. They will continue to grow more and more each six weeks and it will help them if you work with them at home as well as at school. If you practice writing letters and numbers with your child, send it in their blue school folder so we can see it! I love to see work coming back in from home.

Continue to work on the Dolch Pre-Primer sight words that I have sent home with your child. this week we are working on the words can, up, we, down. Keep reviewing the other words that I have sent home as well. If your child has already mastered those words (the word is considered “mastered” when they can say the word within 5 seconds of seeing the word), you can google “Dolch Sight Words” and a list of all the Dolch words will come up. Right now, we are working on Pre-Primer words.



Happy Wednesday!


Ms. Reed