This year in preparation for the 3rd grade guarantee test, all third grade students and their parents were invited to a meeting in October. Intense test prep packets were given to all students that attended and were offered incentives for working hard and completing the packets on time, as well as earning a passing score. Two of our third graders took on the challenge and made it their goal to qualify for the incentives offered. Congratulations Antony Jones and Jamar McCray! You have demonstrated the qualities of a leader in your academics.
On October 4th the Akron Fire Department came to teach us about fire safety! We got to experience the Akron Fire Safe House. We learned about how to stay safe and keep ourselves from getting injuried by fire. We also got to experience how to escape out a window! Thanks Akron Fire Department for helping us to learn about being safe in case of a fire!
We have been very busy here at The Edge Academy this past month. We would like to take this opportunity to “Welcome” all families to another exciting school year. We have been working hard during this first month at establishing routines and procedures. Our school prides itself on leadership as we are practicing the 8 Habits.
I wanted to share some events that will you may wish to put on your calendar:
**First grading period ends on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
** NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 21, 2016. This is a Professional Development Day for staff.
**Fall Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Watch for more information from your child’s teacher. Our expectation is for teachers to have a face-to-face conference or a phone conference with each parent. Parent partnerships with their child’s teacher can help foster significant academic growth. Please stay informed on ProgressBook and Class Dojo and plan on attending conferences.
**All 4th and 5th graders are invited to a school dance on Friday, October 28, 2016. It will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. A flyer will be sent home with the classes soon.
**3rd grade Ohio ELA (Reading) Assessment will be given in early November. 3rd grade parents/guardians will be receiving more testing information in October.
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Thank you again for all of your support!
Mrs. Baddeley's 3rd Grade Reading classes are using Chromebooks to help strengthen their reading, fluency, and comprehension! The program is called Read Theory and it is a free program for teachers to use with their students. The Chromebooks and this program are great assets to the students and the teachers. Let's get reading everyone!!
The Edge Academy will hold its Board Meetings for School Year 2017 on the following dates at The Edge Academy Library at 92 N. Union St. Akron, 44304:
Monday, July 25, 2016: 4:30 p.m.
Monday, September 19, 2016: 4:00 p.m.
Monday, November 21, 2016: 4:30 p.m.
Monday, January 23, 2017: 4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 20, 2017: 4:30 p.m.
Monday, May 15, 2017: 4:00 p.m.
Board Meeting dates, changes and special meetings may also be accessed via this website www.edge4kids.org. Board meeting dates are also posted in the school office.
Also, please find us on Facebook for more updates and goings-on at the school! There is a lot of wonderful things happening that we would love to share with you!