|From the Front Office
Picture Retake Day is next Thursday, Dec 6. If your child was absent on Picture Day, we will make sure his or her picture is taken! You can preorder pictures by following the instructions on the order form at the bottom of this newsletter, or wait and order pictures once you see the proof sheet. Every child will have a picture taken for the yearbook. If your child already had a picture taken and you would like a retake, e-mail Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know, and for instructions!
ADS is always looking for good substitute teachers! Interested? Please contact Amity Taylor (email@example.com).
Middle School parents (only Middle School parents!), if you have not created a Powerschool account yet so that you can access your student's grades online, here are instructions for how to do so. Powerschool account instructions
Yearbooks are on sale and order forms will be sent home tomorrow! Before Dec 22, they are $25; after Dec 22, they will be $30.
From Leigh Moss, Head of School
3rd - 8th graders will be taking benchmark tests during the next two weeks - please make an extra effort to be on time for school!
#GivingTuesday Year-End Giving is off to a Great Start!
As we kicked off our end-of-year giving on #GivingTuesday within a 24 hour period, we were able to reach 1/5 of our total goal of $5000 by December 31, 2018. Any funds raised will continue to help ADS offset the lower enrollment from earlier this year so we can start the year strong in 2019.
A huge THANK YOU to the 2 dozen families and friends of ADS who gave at this time. If you are still interested in helping to support our end-of-year giving you can do so in ANY one of these ways:
1. Go to the Austin Discovery School Facebook page and click "Donate"
2. Round up your purchases with the CoinUp app. So far more than a dozen families have raised over $400 through donating their spare change through round ups.
3. If you're not feeling high tech, you can always donate through the old school method of donating cash or a check in the amount of your choice to Austin Discovery School.
Together we can make this happen!