Our Builder Theme for the month of November is. . . . .
I am a builder when I express gratitude in word and deed.
This month our kinders will be performing a Pilgrims Play for our parents and having a feast on November 22. We will also give out our BofM and RU awards at that time.
AM: 10:30 am
Full & PM: 2:00 pm
Students will go home with their parents when it’s over.
EARLY LEARNING CENTER (ELC) NEWSLETTER September 17, 2021
September 17th Constitution Day
October 1st Ms. Buell’s classes: “Show What You Know” Program AM Class: 8:30 am sharp PM Class: 12:00 sharp
October 1st Ms. Saguilan’s class: “Show What You Know” Program Full Day Class: 8:30 am sharp
October 4th Reading University Logs due
October 8th Elementary Grading: EARLY DISMISSAL — Only PM & Full Day attend 8:30 – 11:30 (NO AM SESSION)
October 14th Reading University store
October 15th End of Term 1, report cards go home
October 18th-22 Fall Break
October 25th Beginning of Term 2
BUILDER THEME FOR SEPTEMBER —- “BUILDING WITH ENTHUSIASM”
Our students are quickly learning the meaning and importance of being a “builder”. Every day we see examples of kind words and actions in the classroom and at recess. It is such a joy to see them learn and apply these important principles. Each month our teachers will be looking for students that exemplify the builder’s theme for that month. For September it has been very difficult to choose just one student that is working hard at building with enthusiasm. We will be announcing our builder of the month recipients at our Show What You Know Programs on Oct 1st .
To commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution of the United States, Congress designated September
17th of each year as Constitution Day. Our students were able to participate in signing their name to a copy of the Constitution,
tune in for our campus readings while coloring a page relating to the constitution.
“By becoming more knowledgeable about our Constitution, we are prepared to advance our American Ideals of Liberty, Equality, Justice, Respect for the Rule of Law, and Patriotism. We encourage all our APA families to participate in reading the Constitution.”
READING UNIVERSITY SITE:
If you would like further information on which books are on the K reading university list please go to the following link:
https://blog.americanprep.org/blog/reading-university The site is live now since it is a part of Alexandria, and will be
on americanprep.org Friday, September 17th.
Our parent surveys consistently express confidence and overwhelming satisfaction with our teachers at American Prep. In accordance with state regulation, all APA teachers are licensed through one of three licensing paths: Professional, Associates and
LEA specific. Parents are welcome at any time to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers including: 1) whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and
subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction or whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; 2) the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and 3)
whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
DISTRICT PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY:
At the conclusion of each school year, end-of-year assessment data is reported and organized into a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA). The CNA includes demographic, attendance, and assessment data. Also included in the CNA are the results of
the annual Parent Survey. This Survey evaluates, among other things, the satisfaction of parents with the quality of the academic program and their opportunities to participate in the schools. American Preparatory administrators annually invite selected staff and parents from each school to participate in a District/School Planning Meeting. This Committee reviews the Comprehensive Needs Assessment and analyzes areas for potential improvement. District/School Plans are developed with goals, action steps, and
budget relationships. District and School Parent Involvement Policies are evaluated for effectiveness. School, Parent, and Student Compacts are also examined by this Committee for recommended changes.
Achieving Academic Success and Developing Good Character
SCHOOL PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY:
School Parent Involvement Policies vary slightly by campus and are located within the Parent-Student Handbooks. These
Handbooks are distributed annually to parents and will soon be accessible on the APA website under the Parent Library drop-
down tab. The Handbooks can also be accessed via this link: https://www.americanprep.org/parent-student-handbooks/.
SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW
Our students are practicing and working hard for their first Show What You Know Program. We look forward to performing for our parents on October 1st .
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT APA:
As you know, the role of the classroom instructor is vital to our elementary program. We have an immediate need for support at each of our campuses and are implementing a new referral program for this specific role. We are very excited to offer a Refer-A-Friend opportunity for Classroom Instructors, effective immediately. This program will offer a $50.00 referral reward for each friend or family member you refer to American Prep who is hired as a full-time instructor.
How do you earn your Referral Reward? When your friend submits their application, there is a section on the application that asks who referred them. Please encourage your friend to list you as their referral so you can benefit from the Refer-A-Friend reward. We estimate to payout your referral bonus within 60 days of your referral’s hire date.
One of the best things about our schools is that we have a full-time paraeducator in every elementary classroom to assist our teachers. These paraeducators are highly qualified and expertly trained to teach small reading and math groups using scripted
programs and help in the homeroom. Classroom Instructors support our students who benefit from being taught at their precise instructional level. Job Description: Flexible schedule with summers off. Pay: $12-$14 an hour.
If you know someone who would be an excellent instructor, we would love for you to refer them to American Prep.
KINDERGARTEN CORNER: (Sayings from our very own Kindergarten students)
Everyday our students line up quietly and walk over to the D1 campus for recess. One student was noticing another class trying to
line up and follow direction without much success and said to the teacher, “Please tell me we DID NOT look like that.”