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This Week @ ArtSpace – October 8, 2017

Reminder of the week: Students have a chance to eat on half days.  Please make sure they have a snack to tide them over before picking them up at dismissal. We have several students coming to the office for a snack on half days.

Our “Better Bodies, Better Minds” Pledge Drive starts next week after our Pep Rallies on Tuesday, October 17th.  Please look for more emails about how to pledge as we get closer.  The pledge drive leads up to our Fun Run on Friday, October 27th (date correction: the first email said October 24th).

Fall…’tis the season for for smiling faces.  Strawbridge studios will be at school on Tuesday, October 10 for individual student portraits.  Choose your packet with the envelope provided and return it to your classroom teacher.  Or you can  pay online at:   strawbridge.net, enter our school code 101348 for options.   All students get their picture taken even if you choose not to purchase a packet.  This is a fundraiser for our school and creates lasting memories

This is the last week to take advantage of the Scholastic Online Book Fair! If you didn’t make it on campus to shop the book fair use this link. The selection is much larger. Books purchased online still benefit the ArtSpace library.  The online fair runs through Thursday, October 12th.

It’s Box Tops submission time! You might have noticed that many Box Tops have a November 1st expiration date. Turn in your Box Tops to the minion mailbox in the main hallway leading into school by Friday, October 27 so they can be included in our school’s fall check. Thanks for helping! Every year Box Tops bring in nearly $1000 for ArtSpace!! So don’t let yours expire! Turn them in before the deadline!!

Help ArtSpace help the island nation of Dominica devastated by Hurricane Maria. Ms. Andrea of kindergarten lived there prior to joining the ArtSpace Community.   Please follow this Schoolwide Service Project to help the people of Dominica.docx  for a list of items you can bring into ArtSpace to help support their recovery efforts.

Registration for East Asheville Youth Basketball Season is now open.  This program is available to students in K-8th grade.  For more information follow this link.

Jungle Book, Kids tickets will be available in the front office this week.  Shows are Nov. 3rd and 4th at 6 PM and Nov. 5th at 2 PM.  Adults/$12, children/$8, under 5 admission is free.  The cast and crew have been working hard to make it a great show.

This Week

10/9 – Mr. Hall’s homeroom to WWC, 1:00-4:00

10/10 – Fall Picture Day; Flag Football game, Evergreen vs. ArtSpace, 4:15 @ArtSpace

10/11 – Half day, Noon dismissal; 6th grade folktale plays, 9:30

10/13 – Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade to Diana Wortham Theatre for DIAVOlO, 9:00

Upcoming Events

10/17 – Better Bodies Better Minds Pep Rallies, K-4, 1:15, 5-8, 2:00, Dine Out for ArtSpace, Lucky Otter, 11:30-9:30; Flag football game: ArtSpace vs. The Learning Community, 4:15 @ The Learning Community School, PACE Board Meeting, 6:00

10/18 – 5th grade to AMOS, 9-12:30; Theatre Elective performance for 7/8,10:35, for K-6, 2:00, Evening performance, 6;

10/20 – Adopt-A-Street Azalea Road Clean Up, 9-10