Amelia Elementary Reds Day Winner:


Congratulations to Garrett Mason!!!
Garrett was our Game Announcement winner!  He and his mother will get to announce “It’s time to play ball” on the big screen during the Mother’s Day game on Sunday May 13th.  His mother will also receive a Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers.
Thanks to you all for participating in our school game day.
See you at the game!

Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites for the Week of April 30th:


We welcome May during our 33rd week of school! If the weather forecast is correct, we will also welcome back some warmer temperatures.

OAA Testing:  The next week’s OAA testing schedule is listed below.  Remember that it is very important that students are in school on scheduled testing dates.  I appreciate how hard that students and parents have worked to have students to school and on time during last week’s testing.  Our attendance was wonderful! 

Flying Pig Info:   PTA will pick up all registration packets for the Flying Pig Kids Marathon on Monday, April 30 and will distribute them to your child on Wednesday, May 2.   We ask that all registered AE students meet at the entrance to Great American Ballpark no later than 11:30. Our group has been assigned white T-shirts, so please look for those. A course map will be distributed on Wednesday of next week, but will also be included in your packet. Each school will be assigned a location and “wave” start. That will be included in your packet as well. The start will begin at Noon and will continue in 5-minute start “waves”. Kids will go through finishers “chutes” for flow and safety. Group reunion area will be near the big Paddle Wheel monument on Mehring Way.  Bring your cameras… this would be a WONDERFUL event!

Calendar of Events:

Monday, April 30th:

  • 6:30-7:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at the Union Township Public Library

Tuesday, May 1st:

  • 5th Grade MATH OAA
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Drake Planetarium

Wednesday, May 2nd:

  • 4th Grade MATH OAA
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Drake Planetarium
  • 10:30-11:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at the Union Township Public Library
  • 6:30-7:30  West Clermont Community Meeting at A.H.S. Multi-Purpose Room

Thursday, May 3rd:

  • 5th Grade SCIENCE OAA

Friday, May 4th:

  • Monday/Wednesday Kindergarten Students in Session

Saturday, May 4th:

  • Flying Pig:  AE students meet at the entrance to Great American Ballpark no later than 11:30
  • 12:00  Flying Pig Race

You are invited:


The Board of Education will host a series of Listening Sessions next week to help them plan for the future of the district.  You are invited to attend one of these one-hour sessions:

  • Monday April 30, 6:30 pm at the Union Township Library
  • Wednesday May 2, 10:30 am at the Union Township Library
  • Wednesday May 2, 6:30 pm at Amelia High School

For information or to RSVP please call  the district office at 943-5044

2012 Fit-A-Thon Information:


PURPOSE: The Fit-A-Thon is our Spring school-wide fundraising program. Like last year, we will be selling $10 Community Discount Cards. This year’s profits will be used to fund a field trip for the entire school!

EVENT: This year’s Fit-A-Thon will take place Friday, May 18, 2012. Every participating student will complete the regular walk, but will have the chance to stop at stations along the way to Hula Hoop, Jump Rope and play a Dice Game.

DONATIONS: Donations can be made in any amount, but we recommend a $5.00 minimum per sponsor. To receive a Fit-A-Thon Community Discount card, sponsors must pledge $10. Checks should be made payable to AE PTA.

COLLECTIONS: We will collect sponsor donations Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 11. Please send all donations in one envelope to your child’s teacher when you have completed your collections. The deadline to turn in your donations is Friday, May 11.

PRIZES: Everyone can win a prize by participating in the Fit-A-Thon! Start getting sponsors today and be part of the fun!
Here are the ways you can win:
Participate in the Fit-A-Thon by donating ANY AMOUNT of money and automatically receive an Amelia Tiger water bottle!

Bring in $20 – Win a Fit-A-Thon T-Shirt!

1st Place Top Seller Receives: 4 One-Day Coney Island Pool & Ride Passes

2nd Place Top Seller Receives: 4-Pack Movie Tickets to Pierce Point Cinemas

3rd Place Top Seller Receves: $25 Gift Card to Eastgate Adventures

CLASS COMPETITION: The class with the highest donations will win a Pizza Party!

For more information, questions or to Volunteer during the Fit-A-Thon, please contact Karen Staffiera at: cincyks@fuse.net

FLYING PIG INFORMATION


Many of you have had questions about late registration, packet pick up, and more. Below are some of our FAQs:

Frequently asked questions:

Can I still sign up for the Final Mile on May 5th? If you still want to sign up, you will need to go to the expo on FRIDAY MAY 4th from noon to 7pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Online registration closed April 20th. The registration folks will be at the expo and can take care of you there.  Your child can still include their group’s name on the registration form, but we cannot guarantee they will receive the same color shirt as the rest of the group.

When and where is group packet pickup? PTA will pick up all registration packets on Monday, April 30 and will distribute them to your child on Wednesday, May 2.

Will we be able to register on site at the race? NO for the 26th Mile. But YES, for the 5k, and YES for the Piglet fun runs for the little ones. THE 26th Mile has over 100 groups to organize this year. It is meant to be the end of the hard work of tallying all those miles. We discourage race day sign up for those who just want to join in at the last minute, and recommend that they direct their attention to the Piglet or 5k options.

Where should our group go race morning? We ask that all registered AE students meet at the entrance to Great American Ballpark no later than 11:30. Our group has been assigned white T-shirts, so please look for those.  A course map will be distributed on Wednesday of next week, but will also be included in your packet. Each school will be assigned a location and “wave” start.  That will be included in your packet as well. The start will begin at Noon and will continue in 5-minute start “waves”.  Kids will go through finishers “chutes” for flow and safety.  Group reunion area will be near the big Paddle Wheel monument on Mehring Way.

Where can we park? A parking guide will be sent home next week. A guide is also availabe on the Flying Pig Website.

Can parents run/walk with their child? Many parents and adults have registered and we thank you. We hope that each group will have adults to stay with the children at all times, since we expect a large crowd. If this means that unregistered adults need to be on the course without a race bib, we would rather the children be safe, than scared. The medals and goodies are for those who are registered.

For additional questions, please contact Jami Edgington at jami.aepta@gmail.com

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: MAY 7-11


This is your chance to say “Thank You” to your teacher for all he/she does!

  • MONDAY, May 7th:  Hug/high five your teacher day!
  • TUESDAY, May 8th: Team up with teacher!  Wear his/her favorite team’s colors!
  • WEDNESDAY, May 9th: Hats off to teachers!  Wear a crazy hat!
  • THURSDAY, May 10th: Teachers rock!  Draw a picture of your rock star teacher!
  • FRIDAY, May 11th: Give your teacher a break!  Be REALLY GOOD for the parent volunteers!

 

SUPER SECRET PROJECT (Shhh!  Don’t tell your teacher!)

Write a note, draw a picture, or create something special to tell your favorite thing about your teacher.  Do your VERY BEST work!  Put it in an envelope marked PTA and the teacher’s name and send it in by Tuesday, May 8.  We’re going to use it for a special decoration for the teacher’s lunch!

Finally, DESSERT!!  We usually ask for donations of dessert on the day of the luncheon.  This year, due to the overwhelming response (and huge amount of food) received in the past, we are giving each grade level a day to bring something.

SCHEDULE FOR DESSERT TREATS

  • MONDAY, May 7th: M/W Kdg., 1st grade
  • TUESDAY, May 8th:  T/Th. Preschool, 2nd grade
  • WEDNESDAY, May 9th: W/F Preschool, 3rd grade
  • THURSDAY, May 10th:  T/Th Kdg., 4th grade
  • FRIDAY, May 11th:  5th grade, make-ups

* Healthy choices are appreciated too!

Please bring your desserts in to the office.  Mrs. Knudsen will make sure it gets to the right location.  Thank you for your help in making this week special!


Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17th) is the 2nd day of our week-long OAA Spirit Week. Our theme this year is Amelia Tigers Race to the Top!

Tuesday is Kentucky Derby Day… remember to wear your favorite Derby hat!

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