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Grade 1 News

Friday, April 16, 2021

Dear American Academy Parents,

An exciting week in first grade as we wrap up our Animal Research. These first graders have invested a lot of time into their writing and we couldn’t be more proud of them! They certainly have become experts on their animal and learned so much from their classmates as well, so be prepared for some fun facts your child has retained from these presentations.

End-of-Year Assessments

As we approach the end of the school year, we will have end-of-year benchmarks and assessments. We ask that you please consider this as you make appointments or other plans. If for any reason your child will be absent, please reach out to your child’s teacher so we can make the necessary adjustments.

DIBELS Testing on Wednesday, April 28

Our last round of DIBELS testing is around the corner! Just as before, you will come to the school with your child at your scheduled time. We appreciate your punctuality as our testing times are back-to-back. Please refer to this week's email in order to sign up with your child’s literacy teacher.


Specials Schedule

Pearson- Art

Pumphrey- Technology

Moody- Music

Marion- PE


Upcoming Events                                                                                                    

April 21st

Parent Town Hall 5:30pm

April 23rd

Remote Learning Day

April 28th

End of Year Assessment Day (not a regular school day for K-2)

May 5th & 6th

Conferences (sign up links to come next week)

For more event dates, please visit the Event Calendar on For questions or concerns about an event date, please contact Michele Quintana.

As always, thank you for your support and have an amazing weekend!             


Your First Grade Team

Brittnie Pearson, Catherine Moody, Jorie Pumphrey, Amber Marion, Jessica LeClair, and Katie Vining