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March 15, 2013

What's Going On?

1. Final Call for the Science Fair
2. Family Baseball Night with Somerset Patriots
3. ASHA General Meeting on Monday morning
4. Enrichment
5. Teacher Grants
6. Next Spirit Day is Friday, March 22nd - Rainbow Day

1. Final Call for ASHA "Science Fair"
The Science Fair committee is in the final stages of preparing for their big event next Friday. Today is the last day to register for the Science Fair. Log on to CommunityPass today to complete your child's registration. Students can enter individually or in groups of 2 or more and projects can be about ANY science topic of their choice.
If you've already registered for the Science Fair, you will be receiving more specific information early next week. Stay tuned to your email!
You don't have to be entered in the Science Fair to enjoy the exhibit. Please come and see Science Fair on Friday from 7-8:30pm. 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.

2.Family Baseball Night with Somerset Patriots
Enjoy a fun-filled night of Somerset Patriots baseball with your family and the greater Amsterdam community on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:05 PM. Tickets are discounted at only $6 per person. You are welcome to bring Grandparents, neighbors and friends. Stay after the game and enjoy the fireworks! One lucky Amsterdam student will be chosen via lottery to throw out the 1st pitch. Deadline for ticket requests is March 25th. Order tickets 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 order form and return it to school with a check made payable to “ASHA”. Questions? Contact Jennifer Roberts at jenlrobs@yahoo.com or 908-359-0846.

3. ASHA General Meeting on Monday, March 18th
Please join us for ASHA's next General Meeting, Monday, March 18th at 9am in the school library. Hear about the planned enhancements to the Amsterdam playground and cast your vote on the purchase of the new equipment. We will also be announcing the positions on the ASHA Executive Board that will be open for 2013-2014 school year. Hope to see you there.

4. Enrichment
Thank you to Linda Cummings and Cathy Applegate for running another successful after-school encrichment program! Eleven classes were offered and 165 Amsterdam students participated. Thank you to Mrs. Barajas for being our teacher representative, Dr. Mullady (faculty volunteer teacher), Rebecca Stone and Tina Allyson Rear (our parent volunteer teachers), Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Binkley, Miss Davey and Mrs. Caudill (our Glee Club teachers), Kreative Kids, ATA Martial Arts, The Circus Place, The Lizard Guys and Mad About Science. Also, a special thank you to Mr. Lee from ATA Martial Arts who graciously donated his salary back to ASHA for 4th Grade Day. Kudos to everyone who made this a fun experience for our Amsterdam students!

5. Teacher Grants
ASHA is pleased to announce that $1674.96 in grant money was awarded to Amsterdam faculty this school year. The approved grants were: Glee Club (Mrs. Jones, Mrs Binkley, Ms. Davey and Mrs. Caudill), Wire Mask Making Project (Mrs. Nicolai), Read Across America (Mrs. Barajas), and E-Readers (Mrs. Bates). Thank you to Christine Battagliese and the Teacher Grant Committee for coordinating this program on behalf of ASHA.

6. Spirit Day - Rainbow Day on Friday, March 22nd
Dress your child according to the rainbow colors for their grade.
Kindergarten - Red
First Grade – Blue
Second- Grade – Green
Third Grade – Orange
Fourth Grade - Purple



DATES TO REMEMBER

* March 19-20th - Playtime in Science for TP and 1st grade
* March 22nd - Science Fair and Spirit Day-Rainbows
* March 25-29th - Spring Break
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