Pre-K Students Graduate!
Our pre-k students graduated May 19 in caps and gowns. Before receiving their diplomas, they entertained families with several songs, including a contemporary Christian song. We are proud of them for all the progress they have made both in academics and in character and have enjoyed watching them grow and develop through the years. Thank you for trusting us with your students.
Teachers Honor Students
Each year ACA holds Honor’s Day the last week of school. The teachers highlight and award each student with his or her accomplishments, whether it be math, science, Spanish, or citizenship. We believe that each student is special and worth recognition and enjoy rewarding them for a job well done.
School Year Finishes With Fun
Everyone said good bye to the school year with a fun field day. Students enjoyed games of tug of war, water relays, ball relays, hula hoops, and other fun activities. The screams, laughter, and smiles let us know that everyone was having a great time. By the time the morning was complete, the students were voluntarily wet, tired, and happy. Thank you to all the parents who came to help. We could not have had such a successful and fun event without your help.
Pre-K Students Tour Publix
Pre-K students enjoyed walking to Publix for a tour of the store. They learned about the different departments, watched pineapples get cut and cored, saw the baker make icing roses, and learned about fish in the seafood department. The children and adults found it both informative and entertaining.
Yearbook Signing Signals End of Year
Each year, all kindergarten and older students receive a yearbook. As part of ACA tradition, the last week of school the yearbooks are simultaneously revealed to everyone. All students look forward to gathering in Kid City to sign their friends’ yearbooks. It’s an exciting time that marks the passage of another year and enables us to look forward to summer and a new year.
Students Celebrate Cultural Day
Grades second through sixth celebrated ACA’s first cultural day with food, costumes, and presentations. This year students learned about Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and Hawaii as they traveled from culture to culture to taste local foods and drinks and learn about the areas represented. Student guides presented information to the student travelers to educate them on their chosen culture. As always, we would like to thank the parents for helping us make this fun activity possible.
Thank You For Teacher Appreciation
Parents and students did an outstanding job of showing kindness to their teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Each class showed a lot of thoughtfulness to their teachers, and the teacher and staff treats were wonderful!. Everything was delicious, including the breakfast on Monday, the cookies on Tuesday, the taco soup on Wednesday, the fruit on Thursday, and the fantastic luncheon on Friday. The gift cards and money we received were so appreciated and a wonderful surprise! We all felt so appreciated!
Smart TVs Installed In Classrooms
Thanks to the PTO’s fundraising efforts and the generosity of parents, smart TVs and Apple TV have been installed in all the elementary classrooms. Teachers and students immediately began to use them.
Thomas the Train Gives Rides to Preschoolers
Each year as part of transportation week, Thomas the Train comes to give all the children rides around the parking lot. It is one of the favorite events for the preschool.
Kindergarten Explores Elachee Nature Center
The kindergarten students traveled to the Elachee Nature Center in Gainesville. There they enjoyed learning about bats in a bat exhibit and about stars in a planetarium. Also, they found the reptile house fascinating, and the bus ride just as much fun as the visit itself!