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
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Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites- Week of April 16th:


Happy Sunday.  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I had two days packed with soccer games.  The rain certainly made them interesting.  I spent Saturday at Notre Dame University watching my twin sons’ soccer game… such a beautiful campus!

We have a very busy 37 days left of the school year!  Can you believe that we are in the last 8 weeks of school?

Kindergarten Weekly Schedule:  Monday/Wednesday kindergarten students will be in session on Friday, April 20th.

OAA Spirit Week:  As I had mentioned earlier,  our OAA theme this year is Amelia Tigers Race to the Top!  Mark your calendars and have fun with the following activities:

  • Monday, April 16th: Daytona 500 Day (wear your sunglasses, visors for the hot race!)
  • Tuesday, April 17th: Kentucky Derby Day (wear your favorite Derby hat!)
  • Wednesday, April 18th: Amelia Spirit Day (wear Amelia spirit wear or white and blue!)
  • Thursday, April 19th: Hawaiian Kayak Race Day (wear Hawaiian or colorful shirts and leis!)
  • Friday, April 20th: Flying Pig marathon Day  (wear your craziest socks, fastest gym  shoes and sweat bands!)

OAA Testing  Schedule:   3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the Ohio Achievement Assessment in a week. Please mark your calendars and try to schedule doctor’s appointments around your child’s testing date. Our goal is to have 100% of students in attendance on their testing dates.  Students who are in attendance on testing days will participate in the OAA celebration dance held during the school day on May 25th.  Only students (3rd, 4th and 5th graders) with perfect attendance on testing days will be permitted to attend.  Lets shoot for 100% attendance on testing dates!!!

  • April 24th: 3rd grade reading OAA
  • April 25th: 4th grade reading OAA
  • April 26th: 5th grade reading OAA
  • April 27th: 3rd grade math OAA
  • May 1st: 5th grade math OAA
  • May 2nd: 4th grade math OAA
  • May 3rd: 5th grade science OAA

Book Fair:  The following link is to Amelia Elementary’s Book Fair Web Page. Parents will be able to  shop online through April 30th. The link also has our classroom shopping schedule posted. Happy shopping!  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ameliaelementary

Have you “friended” Amelia Tigers on FACEBOOK?  Feel free to do so for another avenue to stay informed of Amelia Elementary news and current events!

AE Skating Party, Thursday, February 16th:


Skating Party!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

6:30-8:30p.m.

$3.00 Admission, $1.75 Regular Skate Rental

Parents who are not skating do not have to pay to enter!

 Tonight is the drawing for the $25 gift card!

 No outside food or drink permitted.

www.beechmontrollarena.com

Kindergarten Registration for 2012-13 School Year:


For those of you that are advance planners like I am, I wanted to give you enough time to begin to plan for kindergarten registration for the 2012-13 academic school year.  See the following information that was just released by the district office. 

WEST CLERMONT LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Kindergarten Registration will be held during the month of March, 2012.

Registration will be by appointment only, and will be held at the West Clermont administrative office located in theUnionTownshipCivicCenter at4350 Aicholtz Road. The kindergarten enrollment schedule for West Clermont Schools is as follows: 

  • February 27-March 2 – Amelia Elementary and Holly Hill Elementary
  • March 5-9 – Merwin Elementary and Brantner Elementary
  • March 12-16 – Clough Pike Elementary and Willowville Elementary
  • March 19-23 – Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary and Summerside Elementary
  • March 26-30 – Make up week, all schools

 Hours:

  • Monday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

 All appointments for enrolling a student can be made as early as the week of February 20-24, 2012. Appointments can be made by calling 943-5000.

 Your child must be five (5) years old on or before Sept. 30, 2012.  You should bring:

  • your child’s original birth certificate
  • proof of residency (lease, deed, land contract, settlement statement, affidavit of residence)
  • immunization records
  • custody papers (if applicable)
  • IEP/MFE (if applicable)
  • parents picture identification (drivers license, state identification card, passport)
  • physical examination (must be returned to your school prior to student starting kindergarten)

 If you have any questions, please contact West Clermont Central Enrollment at 943-5000.

 

Mrs. Walker’s Tiger Bites- Week of December 12th:


Good morning,

It is starting to feel a bit like Christmas.  Temperatures are dropping… I am thrilled that we are getting a much-needed break from precipitation.  (This sure makes dismissal a more enjoyable, and drier  task) 

Remind your children to wear their winter coats and mittens, scarves, hats etc.  As long as we are able, (temps above freezing, not raining, etc) we will be taking children outside for recess.  If your child does not have a coat, please contact me and I will see what I can do to get one for them.

Just a few calendar events for the week:

Monday-Friday:  Holiday Shop (see previous post regarding specific shopping times for individual classrooms)

Friday, December 16th:  Interim reports will be sent home with students in grades 1-5.

Tuesday/Thursday kindergarten students will attend school on Friday!

Have a wonderful week! ~Mrs. Walker

Amelia Elementary School PTA Newsletter


 

Coming Attractions

  • 11/4: End of 1st Quarter
  • 11/7: Skating Party, Beechmont Rollarena
  • 11.8: No School, Elections/Teacher In-Service
  • 11/10: Report Cards Go Home
  • 11/11: No School, Veteran’s Day
  • 11/14: PTA Meeting, 6:30, Amelia Library
  • 11/15: Market Day Pick-Up, 6:00, WT Bingo Hall
  • 11/15-11/21: Evening Conferences
  • 11/24-11/25: No School, Thanksgiving Break

 Fall Book Fair

Thanks to everyone for such a great week at the Book Fair! Even though we were not able to be open during the Fall Festival this year, our profits were just as successful! Way to go Amelia Elementary!! The money made during this Fall’s Book Fair will go towards the teachers’ classroom needs. A special thanks to our volunteers who helped run the Book Fair every day: Becky Hency, Sue Padilla, Kris Smith, Beth Burcham, Amy Martien, Jaimie Perry, JeMarie Roselli, Yvonne Batchler, Heather Magdich, Tonya Spurlock, Tamara Smack, Stephanie Kuhl and Trina Hawthorne. Without you, the Book Fair would not have been as successful as it was. We had a great time and look forward to having an even more successful Book Fair in the Spring!

 Fall Spooktacular!

Thanks to all who attended our Fall Spooktacular this year! We had so much fun with this event and we hope the students and their families did too! A special thanks to our teachers Mrs. Wolff, Mrs. Varney and Mrs. Dunn for helping with game booths. Each teacher received $100 to put to good use in their classrooms! We’d also like to recognize those parents who volunteered their time to make this event a success: Amie Martien, Allison Popp, Stephanie Kuhl, Mindy McInturf, Lisa McFarland, Patricia Louis, Melanie Reveal, April McRoberts, Michelle Clements, Janice Thacker, Jessica Patterson, Renee Scott, Jennifer Tarter, Shakira Jackson, Emily Mather, April Haas, Amanda Randoph, Becky Hency, Heidi Schirmer, Becky Hodges, April Keith, Julie McDonald, Connie Rinckel, Chris Martin, LeAnn Smith, Bevery & Will Wilkins, Nicole Henning, Shauna Woodall, Stephanie Lorentz, Jenn Leever, Shannon Holmes, Brooke Howe, Heather Prather, Heather Magdich, Angela Nicodemus, Amber Stewart, Josh Schirmer, Tori Ross, and let’s not forget our grandparents! The classes that donated the most items to win an ice cream party were: Mrs. Berchtold “A”, Mrs. Wells “A”, Mrs. Ary, Mrs. Zoldesy, Mrs. Moorehead, Mrs. Kahles and Mrs. Evans. Congrats!

 Market Day Life & Style Fundraiser

Thanks to all who participated in our Life & Style Fall Fundraiser! Our profit this year was $7,440.94. We will use these funds to pay for our Fall, Holiday and Spring assemblies.

Congratulations to our top-seller, Amaiya! Amaiya won a Wii for all her sales!! Our other student winners were: WINNERS TO COME.

Tiger Bites- Week of October 31st:


Last week was a lot of fun for Amelia Students as we celebrated Red Ribbon Week.  We celebrated our decision to stay drug free and make good decisions.  Each day we recited the Red Ribbon pledge:  

“I pledge to lead a drug free life.  I want to be healthy and happy.  I will say NO to harmful drugs.  I will help my friends say NO.  I pledge to stand up for what I know is right!”

I hope that you enjoy some photos for our fun “dress-up” days!

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On Friday, students had an assembly called “You’ve Got Character!”  This was a super fun program that reinforced positive character traits like trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Calendar of Events: 

  • Friday, November 4th:  Tuesday/Thursday Kindergarten Students will be in session
  • Monday, November 7th:  PTA Skating Party at Beechmont Location
  • Tuesday, November 8th:  NO SCHOOL- Election Day
  • Thursday, November 10th:  Report Cards Home with Students
  • Friday, November 11th:  NO SCHOOL- Veterans Day