Citizen of the Week

posted Jan 8, 2012, 4:14 PM by Unknown user
    Last Friday, at lunch, our first Lower School Citizen of the Week was chosen and honored. This will become a weekly acknowledgement to promote kind, respectful behavior in our division.
    Throughout each week, teachers are encouraged to nominate students by writing their names on a slip of paper and placing the paper in a fishbowl. Teachers look for behaviors such as helping a classmate, modeling appropriate behavior, or picking up a piece of paper on the floor without being asked. The student, whose name is chosen on Friday, receives a Good Citizen certificate and is asked to choose a small reward. The student is also asked to lead a silent "AC Rocks" tribute. To take part in this tribute, all of the students stand and are led through a non-verbal proclamation by displaying an "A" and a "C" with their arms, then pumping the air for "Rocks." 

    We're gearing up for our first Encore Sneak Preview evening on Monday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dining Commons. Not only are you invited to attend this event to see firsthand the offerings for third quarter, but you are also encouraged to get the word out to non-AC families. There will be a delicious dessert bar, so plan on eating dinner and grabbing a sweet treat at our Sneak Preview!

    This coming Friday, Martha Bjorklund and I will talk about the two types of testing that take place in our Lower School at a Lower School Parents' Coffee at 8:30 a.m. in the theater. I will specifically discuss the CTP4  (a.k.a. as ERBs) that were administered to students in grades 3-5. Martha will discuss the AIMS Web testing that is done three times a year with students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Each of these tests has a clear purpose, and we hope you'll join us on Friday.