As we are coming to the end of the first month of school, I have been very impressed with the kiddos in room 35! We are working hard to learn our letters and letter sounds as well as many other things that will help us grow and get ready for first grade.
We have had a lot of stuffy runny noses. Please make sure to remind your child to keep their fingers and other objects out of their mouths and noses. I want to keep the germs to a minimum this year and that would help a lot to stop the spread of colds and the flu. Also, if you are able to, we would really like to have some Lysol spray in the classroom so the teachers can spray down surfaces that cannot be wiped down with the Clorox wipes that were on their supply list.
Keep reading with your child! If you do not have books at home, your local library is an excellent resource for children’s books. I have not been to the Anderson Library but I have heard it has an amazing children’s section. When your read with your child at home, that love for reading translates into the classroom. Thank you for helping support your child’s learning by reading with them!
Have a great week!
We are currently looking for donations of black leather belts of all sizes for our cadets K-12. If you have some extra or are willing to donate, please drop them off at your cadet’s front office, and we’ll help them find a home! THANK YOU!
I personally want to extend a huge “THANK YOU!!!!!!!!” to our families who have been working on our stadium repairs and updates. Your generosity, dedication, hard work, and personal sacrifice will benefit APA for years to come, and the example that you have set for our APA cadets is beyond words. Seeing parents, grandparents, family friends, and cadets come together to make something so awesome and to do it so selflessly and positively despite Mother Nature’s best attempt to deter you is truly inspiring!
With much appreciation and admiration,
Commandant Barker 🙂
Our first week of school has been really great!! We are learning a lot about each other and really working on how to be in school. A lot of students have not been in school before and are adjusting really well. Our main focus right now is learning our letters and letter sounds. I cannot stress enough how important letter sounds are to work on at home. This is the gateway to your child’s reading skills. Lower case letters are also going to be our focus. The way we teach letters is a little backwards from the tradition way of learning. We teach the letter sounds and the lower case letters first. Many students already know the upper case letters or are familiar to the letters. It is going to be an adjustment for me teaching them the lower case letters first and finding resources to do so as well! This is my second year of teaching and I am still trying to get comfortable with the way I teach your children. Every class is different and it will always be a learning experience for you, your child, and myself.
If you haven’t already, please subscribe to the remind app. This is a very easy way to communicate with me and for me to communicate with you. We all lead very busy lives and this is the quickest ways for me to contact parents if I need to. It is a free app that you can download and this will also help me limit the amount of paper reminders that I am sending home every week several times a week. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! I sent home a packet on meet the teacher night with pages that needed to be filled out and it also had a page with the code you need to subscribe to my remind list. Please send the papers back in if you haven’t already. This keeps me easily informed of certain things about your child that I need to know in order to keep the classroom running smoothly.
Thanks for letting me borrow your children for a few hours a day! Thank you for allowing me to help your child learn and grow for a full year!! I can’t wait to see how much they grow by the end of the school year.
Ms. Julie Reed
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Madison County Community Health Center that will allow your child to receive routine medical care from Board Certified physicians during the school day here at APA. This can include health physicals, vaccinations, wellness checks, dental appointments and more. MCCHC will be scheduling specific dates and times with us at each building for their school visit partnership which will be communicated to you as soon as it becomes available.
Our first visit will be for sports physicals and will be during the school day on THURSDAY, 8/11/2016. If your student has not received his or her physical for this school year and is interested in participating in fall sports, this must be taken care of immediately. All students in grades 5-12 who participate in a school sport MUST have a physical on file in order to do so.
There are no upfront costs for these services as MCCHC is able to bill your insurance for these services including HIP, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. They also will work with families using an income-based sliding fee scale and can assist families with getting signed up for programs like Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) and more.
If you would like more information regarding options available, you can contact the Madison County Community Health Center directly at 765-641-7499 or find more information available on their website at www.mcchc.org.
In order for your child to receive services for his/her sports physical on THURSDAY, 8/11/2016, it will be necessary for you to complete the attached consent forms (MCCHC Consent Forms).
Please have your student submit these forms directly to Nurse Orr.
We look forward to being able to provide more services like these in the future.
Families are invited to donate gently used school uniforms and spirit wear to be distributed to students in need.
Families may also register with Commandant Barker to set up a small booth to sell or swap their gently used school uniforms with other families rummage sale-style. No other products may be sold during this time, and families assume all responsibility for pricing and merchandise.
Drive-Thru Donation Drop-Off Dates
Saturday, July 16, 2016
29th St. Event Entrance
10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
29th St. Event Entrance
5:00pm – 8:00pm
**Donations can also be dropped off at the main office at 29th St. during regular business hours or during registration on July 25 and July 26.**
APA K-12 Uniform Swap & Shop Dates
Families in need of uniforms can stop by and browse our selection of gently used donations on the dates below. There will be a limit of 2 bottoms and 3 shirts per student enrolled. Families can also shop or swap at the booths for gently used uniforms with other families. Sizing runs of new uniforms will be available for fittings, but brand-new uniforms must be ordered online through Pro-Prints (https://stores.inksoft.com/APA_Uniforms).
Saturday, July 30, 2016
29th St. Cafeteria
8:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, August 20, 2016
29th St. Cafeteria
8:00am – 12:00pm
Cadets interested in earning community service hours for assisting with the Swap & Shop should contact Commandant Barker to get scheduled.
Happy Summer, everyone! It’s hard to believe, but school will be back in session before we know it!
We will be continuing with Pro-Prints for the 2016-2017 for our official school uniform. You can order online here: https://stores.inksoft.com/APA_Uniforms. If you would like your cadet to try on the uniforms before purchasing, we now have sizing runs available at 29th St. You can come try on clothing during between 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm Monday – Friday or by scheduling an appointment with Commandant Barker. Sizing runs will also be available during registration on Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26, as well as throughout the year.
In September, we will begin the bidding process for uniform providers to be able to give you the best service, options, and pricing, and I will continue to keep you updated.
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. 🙂