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James Madison Charter Academy December 18, 2009 Dr. Anne Shearer -Shineman Volume 4, Issue 6 Principal Madison Manifesto Principal’s News Reminders: I hope everyone enjoyed our holiday Snow boots are not part of the school musical presentation this week. Mrs. uniform. Children may wear boots to Sandstrom, Mrs. Bell, and the students school in inclement weather but worked hard to delight you. Even with they need to bring “street” shoes to two snow days, they came through with wear during the day. a winner! Students may wear a t-shirt under Contents As 2009 comes to a close, I wish you all their polo shirt but the t-shirt must a safe and relaxing winter break. be white and if it is long-sleeved, Principal’s News 1 Holidays provide an opportunity for the polo shirt must also be long- quality family time as well as winter sleeved. Upcoming Events 1 activities. Whatever your plans, enjoy Students need to be prepared to go Volunteer Opportunities 1 your time with family and friends. outside every day for recess and PE. They should bring their JMCA BAAC 2 sweater, coat, hat and mittens as PTO News 2 needed to keep them warm. Board News 2 Santa’s Holiday Store 2 THANKS FOR BUYING POPCORN AND CANDLES TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL! Upcoming Events Dec. 18 - END OF QUARTER VOLUNTEER Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 OPPORTUNITIES! WINTER BREAK For those of you who still need Jan. 5 – Classes volunteer hours, here are a few ways resume you may earn hours: Jan. 7 – Report Cards go Home - Help with carpool in the morning or afternoon. You can accumulate Jan. 18 – NO an hour a week by helping us SCHOOL – Martin unload children in the morning. Luther King Jr. We can always use more helpers. Day - Check the sticky note board near Jan. 21 – BAAC the main office for current needs. 5:30 - Check with your child’s teacher Jan. 21 – PTO 6:30 for classroom needs. - Help supervise the lunchroom and Jan. 25 Board lunch recess any day! Meeting 7:00 Other News Manifesto Santa’s Holiday Store Hopefully you all had an opportunity to shop since we extended the store’s hours due to the inclement weather. Thanks to all who took time to shop and purchase gifts at the Board of Directors’ Holiday Store. We had lots of goodies for students to buy for their family and friends. A good time PTO NEWS was had by shoppers and hosts. PTO discussed ideas for fundraisers for 4th quarter. A family Valentine’s dance is planned for February 12. As always, we encourage everyone to Absences attend our next PTO meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. Santa’s Express When your child is going to be absent, BAAC please call 391-3977 BAAC is developing a survey to before 9:00 a.m. This determine the effect of a possible allows us to verify change in grade configuration in absences efficiently. District 3. They may move 6th We appreciate your graders to the junior highs. cooperation in this matter. Our next meeting is Thursday, January 21 at 5:30 pm, prior to the PTO meeting. We meet in Mrs. Board of Directors Boden’s Room. At its December meeting, the BOD voted to begin a hot lunch program James Madison in January. Informational packets Charter Academy 660 Syracuse were sent home this week. We hope REPORT CARDS all of our families will take Colorado Springs, CO advantage of this wonderful GO HOME 80911 opportunity. We will continue to Phone: have our popular Lunch Bunch on JANUARY 7 (719) 391-3977 Fridays. Fax: In addition, the school calendar has (719) 391-1744 been altered. May 28 is no longer a school day. Students will now have a four-day weekend for Memorial Day (Friday through Monday). Field We’re on the Web! Day will be moved to the last day of www.jmcacolorado.org school. Board of Directors The next Board meeting: Our future leaders Monday, January 25 in the making ... at 7:00 p.m.
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