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Grade 1 News

Friday, May 14, 2021

Dear American Academy Parents,

Closing out another week in first grade! As countdowns begin and excitement surrounding next week’s activities build, students tend to forget expectations we have had all year long. Please help us at home by reminding your child of AA Characters and Manners. We want to make sure our last week of first grade is enjoyable!

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is Thursday, May 20 (also Field Day). Our festivities will end by 2:15 and first graders will relax with a movie through the end of the day. If you are wanting to pick up your child early, please do so after 2:15. They will have all of their supplies and end-of-year goodies ready to go!

Field Day

Please ensure you child has a white t-shirt for our Field Day celebration. It would be extremely helpful if your child’s name is written on the tag or along the inside of the collar. This is also a dress of choice day; however, there will be relay events involving running, hopping and some will include water. T-shirts, shorts and tennis shoes would be ideal for these activities.


Needles to say, this year has been pretty unique. The school, as a whole, has been pretty lenient when it comes to uniforms. Please know for next year, American Academy will begin enforcing dress code and as before, students who do not have proper uniform attire will be asked to call home for parents to bring the appropriate clothing. Please refer to American Academy’s Dress Code Policy for more information. If you are in need of new uniforms for your growing child, please check out the Dennis Uniform store.

Specials Schedule

Pearson- Art

Pumphrey- Technology

Moody- Music

Marion- PE

Upcoming Events                                                                                                    

May 14th

Spirit Day

May 17th - 20th

Dress of Choice Days

May 20th

Field Day and Last Day of School

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