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"The Hoot" :: Weekly Newsletter » Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

 

Administrators

Please contact administrators via e-mail to schedule meetings as needed.

Amity Taylor, Assistant Principal
Kelly McRee, Social Emotional Program Director
Leigh Moss, Head of School
Lydie Jessin, Business & HR Manager
Taylor Young, Operations Manage
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Dates to Remember


June 30 - School Supply order deadline
August 16 - Meet the Teacher
August 18 - PTO Popsicle Pool Party
August 20 - First Day of School
Hoot Outs this week go to:

The folks who came out this week to help move furniture! Thank you! - Taylor 
From Leigh Moss, Head of School
Middle School Elective Survey  If you have a student who will be a 6th-8th grader next year, please take a moment to take a survey to indicate their first, second, and third choices of elective. All Middle School students get to choose Art, Music or, Theater for the year.  They will all attend PE and EcoWellness class as well. Please take a moment to fill out the survey in the above link by no later than Friday, June 29.
 


ADS unites with CoinUp app:  Your spare change can make big changes at ADS.

What if you could simply donate your spare change from everyday purchases to support ADS? Well now you can, because there’s an app for that!

ADS has partnered with a revolutionary mobile donation app called Coin Up. This short video explains why we think Coin Up is so awesome. http://bit.ly/2lxuEo6

In just 3 Easy Steps your spare change can start to make a big impact:

1. Download the (free) Coin Up App from the Apple Store OR visit www.coinupapp.com 
2. Select ADSI (Austin Discovery School) as your charity 
3. Link your bank card & set a monthly limit

Coin Up rounds up each transaction to the nearest dollar and donates the “spare change” directly to ADS every month. Your information is secure and encrypted with the highest level of bank-approved technology. And, you’re always in control of your Coin Up donations by setting your monthly limit.

Imagine thousands of friends like you donating even $5 a month in spare change from credit/debit card purchases. Together we can make real CHANGE for ADS! Download the Coin Up app today!

Web App

Thank you!

From Ms. Elizabeth, Librarian 
All library books are due!  138 BOOKS ARE STILL CHECKED OUT! If you find one and want to bring it to school, e-mail Deborah (dfreeman@austindiscoveryschool.org) to arrange a convenient time. If you are not sure what your child has or need to know the cost to replace, please email me at eswitek@austindiscoveryschool.org

Have a great summer, keep reading and learning!  Hopefully I'll meet up with some of you to talk books at our two summer events: Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Nau's Enfield Drug.  Check the summer reading info on my webpage and follow me on Twitter @ADSlibrary for all the details.

From Jennette Everett, Aftercare Director
AfterCare Enrollment and Arts & Movement class enrollment is now open for the 2018-19 school year.  Sign up early to guarantee your child's spot in the ADS AfterCare program. 
Click here to Enroll!  
Sign up NOW for Arts & Movement classes so all the choices will remain!  We don't want to have to cancel some classes now because of low enrollment and then not have enough choices in August!

Full Time Enrollment will be $13/day.  Part Time Enrollment (selecting specific days) will be $14.50/day.  Drop-In Care is also available for sporadic care for $16-20/day.  See Enrollment Form for more information! 
The deadline to order school supplies from www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.comhas been extended to June 30th!  Click the graphic below to order supplies and have them delivered to the school in August - simple, efficient, and cost-effective!
From Leigh Moss, Head of School

STAAR scores are available online at the Texas Assessment Portal. You can access your child's STAAR results and a suite of other resources to support summer learning opportunities.  To access your child's scores go to https://texasassessment.com and click "Find My Unique Student Access Code"



Next,  it will prompt you to type in your child's first name, Social Security number, and birth date.  After you do this, click "Go."



The access code will appear where you typed your child's name and you can click "Go" again to access your child's STAAR scores.

This method of delivery is different than in years past when your child's individual results were sent to the school some time in June and a mailing of these results was sent to your home.  While the school will still receive your child's individual results in the traditional paper copy format, the online access will allow you to access these results much sooner than in previous years.  If you wish to pick up a paper copy of your child's STAAR scores in lieu of accessing them online, the front office will be open on Tuesday, June 26th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for pick up, or you may pick them up in August.  

If you have any questions about how to access your child's scores, please email me directly at 
lmoss@austindiscoveryschool.org.