Happy Summer, Everyone!

We’re going to be having a float in the Anderson Independence Day Parade again this year, and we’re looking for volunteers to help build the float, donate supplies and candy, and walk in the parade with us!

This year’s theme: “Star Spangled 200: Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial.”

The Parade is on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

We’ll meet at 29th St. at 6pm to gear up and then transport over to the parade site.

The actual parade will be from 8:30pm – 10:00pm with fireworks to follow.

Cadets will receive community service hours for participation.

If interested, please email me directly at Commandant Barker.


Tuesday, May 24th

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

Meet at 22nd street out front

We will be planting 3 flower beds and planting 10 sycamore trees at 22nd street and 1 Red Oak tree at 29th street.

Dress ready for gardening!

You will be allowed community service hours for summer work day. 🙂

If you would like to send your child’s teacher some recognition, please visit this site:  Your child’s teacher will receive fan mail and an invitation to a regional celebration.  🙂


The monthly APA Parent Group will be held Monday, 3/14/16, from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the 29th St. cafeteria.  You will want to enter at the Academy Event Entrance.  The APA Parent Group is open to all families K-12.  We look forward to seeing you!

Snow Make up Day

by Julieanne Reed on February 8, 2016

Posted in: Kindergarten

Remember! We do have school on the 12th (this Friday) for a snow make up day! We do not have school on Monday, the 15th or the 22nd unless needed for another make up day


I sent home two new Scholastic book order lists with your child today. Did you know I earn free books with every purchase you make for your child? Last book order, I got 3 new books ($10 in free books) because one child ordered so many books!  Thank you so much for helping out with my free books Kevin!

We have one more month of the Book It! program and then we will go back to the regular reading logs. Keep reading and keep working on the sight words 🙂

Is anyone else dreaming of warm places? I am wishing I was back in Grand Turk of Puerto Rice right now ( even if it means having a giant lizard put on my shoulder by a stranger on the street!! At least the white on the ground is sand not snow/ice!! Be safe today and tomorrow.


Ms. Reed

Our Valentine’s day party is coming up soon! We have all the supplies we need, except for the googley eyes for our craft. I am very excited for this party and I know the kids are too!

Our party is on the 12th at 1:10 pm (after specials). Remember!!! We were not supposed to have school on the 12th but we are using it as a snow make-up day. School is in session on that day.

I will also be doing assessments and report cards soon. Please make sure you are practicing sight words and counting up to 100. The kids are doing great with their work so far this year. We have had a rough couple of weeks in the classroom as far as behavior goes. I will be making phone calls and sending e-mails/notes home with your child about behaviors in the classroom. They need to be prepared for first grade with their academics AND their behaviors.


-Ms. Reed


I apologize for the inconvenience; however, I need to cancel this evening’s Parent Group meeting due to illness.  We will meet at our normal time in February.

Thank you for understanding!

Reminder that the APA Parent Group will be meeting tonight from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the 29th St. cafeteria.  Hope to see you there!!

Upcoming events :)

by Julieanne Reed on November 19, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

There is a lot going on in Kindergarten at APA! Here is just a glance at some of the fun stuff we will be doing for the remainder of 2015.

November: Thanksgiving break! We are all so excited to have a short little break from school and spend time with our family. I will be spending a lot of time with my lovable niece and two handsome nephews as well as catching up on some quilting that needs to get done! It is a busy time of year but don’t forget to sit back and take a breath and see  everything around you that you have to be thankful for.

December: December 4th is a half day for the students and a professional development day for the staff. The students will be dismissed early and the teachers have to stay for professional development. The day will be filled with meetings for me! As teachers, we have to continually be learning new things to bring back in to the classroom. Although I am not looking forward to the meetings, I am really looking forward to learning new things to bring back in to our classroom!

December 18th is the last day of school before we go on Christmas Break! It is also a half day but I really need everyone to be here that day! We have a lot of fun exciting activities and learning opportunities for the kids that day and maybe even a special gift from their teachers 🙂

Our theme for December is Holidays around the world. We will be learning about how different countries celebrate Christmas including what they call it, what games they play, what they eat, and their family traditions. The kids will have a suitcase and a passport ready to go on this adventure around the world! I will keep you up to date on the various things we will be doing throughout the month of December in preparation for the Holiday season.


-Ms. Reed

We Can Statements

by Debra King on November 19, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

Math Standards:

We can compare the values of two numbers from 1 – 20 presented as numerals.


We can identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group.


Reading/Language Arts Standards:

We can read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g. a, my).


We can orally blend the onset (the initial sound) and the rime (the vowel and ending sound) in words.


We can recognize and name end punctuations.


We can actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding