Edge Academy has a Dream Team we are so proud of. The Dream Team consists of the students that display good behavior, come to school in dress code and have good attendance. Every month they celebrate with a special activity and snack. In September the students who achieved Dream Team from the month of August had a dance party and made a leaf rubbing. In October the students on Dream Team from September painted pumpkins and decorated a cookie with frosting and sprinkles. In November, Dream Team students from October made their own trail mix and went to the park to play.
The students who were on Dream Team the entire first grading period received a big celebration. They were treated to a special breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, yogurt, juice and milk. Then they went to the Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center to see more than 200 decorated Christmas trees while children choirs and orchestras were playing and singing. Lastly, this great group of 52 students from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade enjoyed cupcakes and juice.
University of Akron students once again show their support for our school. They collected a generous amount of gloves, mittens, hats and scarves for our students.
We appreciate our partnership with the college as many students complete their field experience hours within our classrooms. A BIG "Thank You" to the grad students who took the time and dedication to collect items for our students to use during the cold, winter months.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!!