May 19, 2021


End-Of-Year Events Coming Up At Amana:

  • TOMORROW- May 20th: 8th Grade Passages at 6pm

  • TOMORROW- May 20th: Spring Celebrations of Learning

  • Friday, May 21st: KG and 8th Grade Graduation Drive-through Celebrations

  • Monday, May 24th: 5th Grade Passages at 6pm

  • Tuesday, May 25th: 8th Grade Promotion (Graduation) at 6pm

  • Wednesday, May 26th: Last Day of School (early release) + Whole School Community Circle
Feedback Needed:
Asynchronous Friday's During
2021-2022 School Year:

One insight we gained from the pandemic was that having Asynchronous Friday's allowed teachers to focus on quality planning and professional development. It gave our students the space to pause, catch up on work, practice current skills, and advance ahead.

Due to this important learning, we are considering the idea of initiating Asynchronous Friday's once a month throughout the upcoming school year at Amana.  

We would love parent feedback and input around this idea. Please share any thoughts, questions, or concerns below. Thank you for your partnership as we continue to iterate and improve!
Drive-Through Parade Volunteers Needed!

Amana's 8th grade parent graduation committee is looking for hype parents/volunteers to cheer on our 8th grade graduating class at Friday's Drive-Through from 6-7pm. If you're interested in celebrating our amazing class of 2021, please join us and sign up below!
Upcoming Report Cards:

Please note: report cards will be available to view on June 6th and transcripts on June 10th in the parent portal on Infinite Campus. Please send any questions or concerns to Thanks!
& Community Circle Info:

The last day of school at Amana Academy will be Wednesday, May 26th. As always, we will have a half-day, and all students will be dismissed at 1:00pm.

Along with class celebrations, students will also take part in Whole School Community Circle on the last day of school.

  • Kindergarten-4th Grade: Community Circle at 10:00am
  • 5th-8th Grade: Community Circle at 10:30am

Amana-Issued Laptops & Hotspots

Amana issued devices (Chromebooks and Hot Spots), textbooks, and/or other borrowed materials must be turned in on the last day of school (May 26th) for F2F students and Friday, and May 28th for virtual students. Virtual students will receive further instructions to return their materials. Report cards will not be issued to those with an outstanding balance and/or Amana-issued material.

Congratulations, Amana Academy!

We are thrilled to announce that Amana Academy’s Elementary and Middle Schools have been STEM Certified for another 5 years by the Georgia Department of Education!

Thank you to our STEM Director, Ms. Angelique Barnett, for her leadership through this rigorous process; and to our community partners and parents who joined us for a portion of the visit today. Our students and teachers impressed our guests with their knowledge of the design thinking process and integrated STEM learning.

Most of all, though, the certification team couldn’t stop commenting on the culture of respect, responsibility and collaboration that they saw in our classrooms. Great job, Amana crew!!!

IMPORTANT: Kindergarten & 8th Grade Celebrations:

All KG and 8th grade families have been sent personal emails with information regarding upcoming celebrations. IF for some reason you do not see this email, please let know.

  • Kindergarten: Virtual Graduation is Friday, May 21st at 8am via Zoom. Please check your email for a Zoom Registration link. You will need to register in order to receive the Zoom link to join the Virtual Graduation. KG Drive Through will be from 11am-1pm at Amana Academy.

  • 8th Grade: 8th Drive-Through will be from 6pm-6:30pm (please check your email for detailed program). 8th Promotion will be on Tuesday, May 25th at 6pm via Zoom- please register via Zoom in order to receive your Zoom link to join.


Boost your Child's Academic Skills Over the Summer!

Most parents want to provide their children opportunities for learning success and the summer is no exception.

Weekly Summer Programs
June 7 - Aug 20
Register Early : Only 5 students per class

Ages 7-9
Mon-Fri, one-hour programs, offer the ideal amount of time for academic summer enrichment.
Register for up to 5 weekly programs:
1) ROBLOX 101 (age 9)
2) SCRATCH Programming by MIT
3) KODU 3D Game Dev by Microsoft
4) Minecraft "Under the Sea"
5) Minecraft "Redstone"

Ages 10-12
Kids ages 10-12 love creating & programming their own games.
9 Weekly Programs available:
1) ROBLOX 101 (age 10)
2) Minecraft MODS w/Java
3) ROBLOX Studio
4) Game Dev Fusion 2.5
5) Machine Learning (ages 10-11)
6) Python Programming Level 1
7) Python Programming Level 2
8) ROBLOX Infinite Runner
9) Game Dev with UNITY C# (age 12)

Ages 11-13
Students ages 11-13 are at the perfect age to advance their skills using the world's most commonly used programming languages.
Register for up to 5 weekly programs:
1) Python thru Music (by Georgia Tech)
2) Mobile App Dev
3) JavaScript Level 1
4) Game Dev w/ UNITY C# (age 12-14)
5) JavaScript Level 2

Ages 13-16
Tech jobs are the fastest growing job sector in the world, offering students in this age-group, opportunities to learn some of the most popular programs in the tech industry.
Programs offered:
1) Content Creation (YouTube & Twitch)
2) Adobe PhotoShop
3) Web Development
4) SketchUp 3D Design

MAY PROMO: Save $30 on any program - Use Code save30
Alif Institute Summer Arabic Program

Give your middle schoolers a summer experience they will never forget learning Arabic in a fun learning environment with Jusoor at Alif Institute in Atlanta. "One-week, two-week, and three-week programs available and include fun, art, language, culture, field trips, and much more. Do you have high school and college kids too? No problem, check out our Marhabtayn summer programs for them.
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