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iNews for May 4th

AMS Important Dates

SMARTER BALANCED SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS (SBAC)

We have completed SBAC testing in 6th grade and four days of 7th grade testing. 8th grade will begin Wednesday, May 10th. The students are doing very well and we are proud of their hard work! Please try to avoid scheduling any appointments during this window. Also, make sure your student is rested, eats a healthy breakfast and arrives each day on time. See attached schedules.



AMS DANCE

May 5th- 6:45pm - 9pm

Cinco de Mayo, Flip Flops & Socks @ AMS gym

$5.00/Student

6th, 7th & 8th Grades

Ticket Sales: Wed, Thurs., Fri. During all 3 Lunch periods



June 15th 8:40 a.m. 8th grade PROMOTION

8TH GRADE STUDENTS TO BE CHECKED OUT AFTER PROMOTION

The date is Thursday, June 15th at 8:40 a.m. on the interior of the new track off of West Mall. Dress is casual.  Parents, please let us know if you have a 6th grade student at another school promoting so we can move your middle school student to the front of the promotion line. In addition, please call and let us know if you are in need of handicap seating. Contact information: Kim Miller, kimmiller@atasusd.org 462-4360.

During promotion handicap parking will be in the parking lot in front of the new building on Lewis Avenue. General parking will be on West Mall.  You will be directed to park diagonally by the staff. The city parking lot across the Lewis Avenue bridge will not be available due to construction. In addition:  AMS will have sign-out sheets at the promotion certificate tables if you would like to take your 8th grade student home to celebrate with family.


KIDS SPORTS REPORTER

Check out the Kids Sports Reporter page for updates and interviews about AMS Sports!


UPCOMING TRACK MEETS

SLO All-County Meet @ San Luis Obispo High School on Saturday, May 6th @ 9am

AMS Youth Track Meet @ AHS on Saturday, May 13th @ 9am


AMS CHOIR SPRING CONCERT

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 in the gym. Admission is free.


LIGHTHOUSE REALITY TOUR

Please take a moment to look at the attached flyer for Lighthouse's next Reality Tour, scheduled for Monday, May 22 at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion. The Reality Tour is appropriate for 6th through 12th-grade children and must be accompanied by a parent.


6TH GRADE GUEST SPEAKER

6th Graders had a Guest Speaker to celebrate the end of testing! Tuesday, May 2nd AMS welcomed local author Lu Chi Fa (Gordon Lu of Morro Bay) and learned about his autobiography DOUBLE LUCK; MEMOIRS OF A CHINESE ORPHAN. This book was winner of the 2016-2017 AMS Student Choice Award for Biography/Autobiography. It was a great experience for all!


CAL POLY ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CAMP

Who can attend?  Rising 7th graders to rising high school seniors.

Price: $250

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

June 19th – June 23rd, 2017

Location: Building 20A, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Campus

For more information and registration, please see the attached flyer and visit: http://www.ee.calpoly.edu/events/ee-camp-2017


HOMEWORK CLUB!

Homework Club is available Monday - Thursday from 3pm - 4pm in the following classrooms for 7th and 8th graders:


  • Monday Room 118 (Burris/McKeown)

  • Tuesday Room 217 (Morse)

  • Wednesday Room 213 (Kaselionis)

  • Thursday Room 16 (Ballinger's room/Matera teacher)


For 6th graders, Homework Club is available Monday - Thursday from 3pm - 3:30pm.  No sign-up is necessary, just show up.  Once a student is there, the student must stay until 3:30.


FREE MONEY TO PTO!

Yes, that's right, our PTO has multiple opportunities to receive donations without anyone spending any extra money. Please read below for the variety of options that you, family, friends, co-workers can take advantage of and support our students, staff and school programs while truly costing you nothing extra.




ATASCADERO GROCERY OUTLET:

Every student received a 5% everyday, all day Grocery Outlet Donation Card.- Valid until June 30, 2017 please show your 5% Atascadero Middle School PTO card and 5% of your sales everyday, all day will be donated to our PTO. Please ask for extra cards at the AMS front office and give them to family and friends to use.

This is FREE MONEY FOR OUR STUDENTS< STAFF<SCHOOL!


AMAZON SMILE:

Every time you shop on  Amazon.com you can make money for AMS PTO. 5% of your purchases through AmazonSmile will automatically be donated to Atascadero Middle School (AJHS might still be the name on the account). Simply go to Amazon.com to shop your traditional way but BEFORE you start shopping go to the AmazonSmile link and scroll until you find Atascadero Junior High PTO – click on our link and that easy – you are now on your way to getting free money for our students, staff, school.

We will be getting a link on our FB page in the near future to make your shopping with AmazonSmile even easier.


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Please enjoy the photos of the construction on our campus at: https://sites.google.com/a/atasusd.org/bond/ajhs/ajhsphotos.  


Additionally, an aerial video of the new building can be seen at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwKKt5O278g&feature=youtu.be



YEARBOOK ORDERS

Yearbooks are for sale in the office for $50. We have pre-sold most of our yearbooks already. Yes, you should purchase one BEFORE the end of the year! If you wait too long, they may all be pre-purchased and you will miss out! Buy yours in the office today for $50 so that you will be guaranteed a yearbook in June!




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Ryan Allison,
Aug 23, 2016, 5:13 PM
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Ryan Allison,
Aug 23, 2016, 5:13 PM