February 9, 2022
Important Events Coming Up

  • Thursday, February 10th: PTO General Body Meeting

  • Friday, February 11th: Virtual Community Circle (6th-8th)

  • Wednesday, February 16th: Virtual 8th Grade Transition Meeting

  • Friday, February 18th: School Holiday - No School

  • Monday, February 21st: Presidents' Day - No School

  • Tuesday, February 22nd: Spring Picture Day

  • Thursday, February 24th: Technology 101 Parent Workshop

  • Thursday, March 3rd: 5th Grade Transition Event

  • Friday, March 4th: Asynchronous Learning Day

  • March 7th - March 11th: Scholastic Book Fair

  • April 4th-8th: Spring Break - No School
5th Grade Transition Night

Save the date! Our annual 5th Grade Transition Night is happening Thursday, March 3rd. This event will provide information and guidance about your child's upcoming transition to 6th grade. Families will learn about what makes Amana's culture, academics, and programming unique and special. We will also discuss how to best support your child as they move up from Elementary to Middle School. Please take a moment to complete the short survey linked below to share your preference for in-person vs. virtual. The deadline for responding to our survey is February 14. Invitations and further communication will be coming out next week.
Black History Opportunity (3rd-8th)

The Uhuru Village Academy is an AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL MICROSCHOOL GROUNDED IN POWER AND PEACE AND FUELED BY GENIUS AND JOY. This Saturday morning they will be hosting a face-to-face and virtual experience grounded in African American History, 21st-century skills, and more! Uhuru Village Academy is designed to complement traditional schooling with an in-depth understanding of the African American experience. Students will learn from award-winning educators— through literature, videos, presentations about our African American past and collaborate with their peers to build a bright African American future. Each session is power-packed with black history, literacy, and academic goal setting, as well as unique and powerful hands-on activities that will leave your 3rd - 10th grade child wanting to come back for more! Click the link below for more details and contact information. 
This summer, your child will jump into tons of hands-on adventures in the all-new Camp Invention® program EXPLORE! Your camper will adopt a robotic fish and design a mini tank habitat while exploring ocean research, create fun spin art, blast off into outer space after building their own Spacepack, and team up with friends for even more STEM activities!

Location: Amana Academy
Date/Time: 6/6/22-6/10/22 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Register using ALUMNI35 to SAVE $35!
Amana Parents, we are making a push for membership so we can make a BIG splash with some fun activities and events for our students. We need your support to help make these things happen and if we are able to make our goal then we won't need to ask for additional funds to support these events (at least that is the plan). Let's get to 222 by 2.22.22

There are some prizes for you and your kiddos, also:
  • 1st ES and MS class to get 100% family participation will get EXTRA RECESS
  • EACH family that signs up will get to pick 1 item from the recycled uniform sale for FREE!

Let's get to 222 by 2.22.22
Counseling Resources

Professional Counseling Program:

  • We are excited to announce that Amana Academy received a grant from North Point Community Church to provide free and low-cost counseling to students through Sunshine Counseling in Alpharetta. If you would like for your child to be referred to this program, please complete the Professional Counseling Referral Request form below. For additional information or questions regarding this program, please contact Jaime Albright at jalbright@amanaacademy.org.  

High School Transition Website:
  • We encourage all parents with a current 8th Grader to visit the High School Transition Website. It contains important information for ensuring your student has a smooth transition into high school.
  • CLICK HERE to access it.

Connect Fulton
  • Connect Fulton helps families find resources like financial assistance, food pantries, and medical care in their area.
  • CLICK HERE to access their website.
Helpful Resources

  • Amana's 8th Grade Transition Newsletter: CLICK HERE
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