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March 1, 2013

ASHA Announcements and Reminders
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In this Issue:


1. Book Fair kicks off with the "All For Books" Classroom Coin Drive
2. 4th Grade T-Shirts - Order soon!
3. Variety Show a Hit!
4. 4th Grade Day Donations-Thank You!
5. Family Fitness Night at Impact Training, Friday, March 15th
6. Science Fair Sign-Up Reminder
7. Mark your calendar - Family Baseball Night with the Somerset Patriots!


1. Book Fair kicks off with the "All For Books" Classroom Coin Drive
Send in loose change with your child. The week of March 4th – 8th our school is participating in a classroom level coin drive called the Coin for a Day Challenge. Each day represents a different type of coin. The classroom generating the highest overall total will receive a free book for every student in that class. Send in your coins according to the following days:
Penny Monday, Nickel Tuesday, Dime Wednesday, Quarter Thursday, Any domination Friday. Thank you!!

2. 4th Grade T-Shirts
T-Shirt order forms are due by March 15th. The T-Shirt will have the names of all the children in the Amsterdam Class of 2013. So please neatly write your child's first and last name the way you'd like it to appear on the shirt. We will have t-shirt sample sizes if you're not sure about which size to order please let one of the Chairpersons know.

3. Variety Show a Hit!
Last Friday, we held the annual Variety Show at Amsterdam School to showcase some of the talented students we have in our school. We had 35 fantastic and unique performances including dancing, gymnastics, singing, piano, harmonica, skits, and a surprise act from some of our teachers. We hope everyone enjoyed the show. Thank you to all of the performers, chaperones, parent volunteers, and show organizers that helped to make the night a success. Special thanks to Susan Iannuccilli and Maryann Comiskey for co-chairing the event.

4. 4th Grade Day Donations
Thank-you to all those who baked & donated items for the Variety Show Bake Sale. We were able to raise $381 to go towards making 4th Grade Day an even bettter day.

5. Family Fitness Night at Impact Training
Last week we sent out a notice about AMSTERDAM’S FAMILY FITNESS and FUN Night at IMPACT Training. You can bring the whole family. The cost is just $5.00 for each Hillsborough student (ARIS, HMS, and HHS students welcome). Parents and children under age 5 are FREE. A parent must accompany their children.
Impact Training is located at 126 Stryker Lane – Building 24 – Unit 3 in Hillsborough.

When: Friday, March 15th, 2013 – come anytime between 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

Reserve your spots online using your credit or debit card with CommunityPass at https://register.capturepoint.com/ASHA or if you prefer to pay by check, complete this form and return it to school with your payment in an envelope marked “Family Fitness Night”.


6. Science Fair Sign-Up Reminder
Please don't forget to fill out your student registration forms for the Science Fair by March 8th. Forms were recently sent home with your child; or you can log on to CommunityPass and complete your registration there. We will showcase various animals in the main commons area (ONLY) where you will learn about the six main classes of the animal kingdom. Contact Rebecca Stone for more information.

7. Mark your calendar - Family Baseball Night with the Somerset Patriots!
Baseball season is coming! Bring the whole family to our Family Baseball Night on Saturday, April 20th with the Somerset Patriots! TICKETS GO ON SALE SOON!


DATES TO REMEMBER

* March 6th - Grade 4 Concert, 7pm
* March 11-15th - Spring Book Fair
* March 14th - Gertrude Hawk Order Pick-Up
* March 15th - Family Fitness Night at Impact Fitness 6-8pm
* March 19-20th - Playtime in Science for TP and 1st grade
* March 22nd - Science Fair
* March 25-29th - Spring Break