SOFI's Night - Save the Date

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The Soaring Owls Foundation is proud to announce its 5th annual charity auction benefitting Bolton Academy.  It will be an adults-only evening of drinks, dancing and fantastic live and silent auctions.  So, go ahead and mark your calendars for Saturday, March 10, 2018 - you do not want to miss this one!  Invitations will be sent out in the new year.

News from the Nest

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This has been a great week!  We had the Science and Math Fair, International Community School students visiting, field trips and of course - snow!

First, we want to congratulate our Science and Math Fair winners:  1st place accolades went to Maggie Redmond and Preston So, and 2nd place honors went to Taylor So, Reagan Lerner and the team of Jackson Learner, Oliver Reardon, and John Ramseur.  We are very proud of each of the participants...this was not an easy task!

Additionally, our 5th grade students hosted the International Community School's 5th grade students. The students were able to learn a lot about each other and were discussing holidays, lifestyles, interests and much more.  Bolton Academy students were able to share a lot of the great things that happen every day at our wonderful school.

Finally, we want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for your patience, help, and understanding during the early release on Friday. We hope you were able to enjoy the snow with your family and make wonderful memories. 

- Ms. Scharff

News from the Nest

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break, and we have been so glad to have students back in the halls!  Ms. Strickling and I are also very excited to announce that we will be communicating weekly with parents through the Weekly Hoot.

To that end, please note that we have a lot of instruction planned for our students these last few weeks before our semester break, so please focus on having your child at school every day and on time to ensure they are able to receive all of the information presented.

If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or Ms. Strickling.

- Ms. Scharff

GO Team Meeting - Today at 5pm

Please join us for the GO Team meeting at 5 pm today, 12/5, where we will continue to discuss the school's Strategic Plan.  Check out the agenda here.  Please note that in order to move through our review of the Strategic Plan, this meeting will be closed for public comment, but we welcome all parents to come and listen to our discussion! 

To learn more about the GO Team and read the latest minutes and responses from the last meeting, click here.  

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Winter Concert - Wednesday, December 20

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Certain classes will be performing in this year's Winter Concert, "Willy Wonka Jr."  Showtimes will be 9 am and 10:15 am, and parents may attend either performance (they will be performing the same show at each time).  To find out if your child is performing and what they need to wear, as well as give your permission for them to participate, please click here.

Thankful Turkeys Ends Friday

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In the past, we've helped our teachers by replenishing their classroom supplies with Wishing Snowflakes in December. This year we are showing our appreciation and support with Thankful Turkeys!

We have extended this fantastic event through Friday, so be sure to put your Thankful Turkey items on your Cyber Monday shopping lists!

If you haven't picked them up already, you can find the turkeys outside of the front office.  Just pick up a Thankful Turkey feather or fall leaf (or two) to show our teachers that you are thankful for them and all that they do. They appreciate your support more than you'll ever know!

Reminding You to Sign Up for Remind

Have you signed up for Remind yet?  We'd love to encourage you take a few minutes to sign up to receive important and timely information from the PTA. If you have a smart phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/boltonacad. Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind, download the mobile app and when prompted select Bolton Academy each time. If you don't have a smart phone, you can still receive text notifications. Text the message @boltonacad to the number 81010. If you're having trouble with 81010, try texting @boltonacad to (678) 712-5762.

Fall Festival and Game Night

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Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, and administration that came to the Fall Festival and Game Night last night. A special thanks to anyone who volunteered to help make the event a success. We think the kids all had a blast!

Also a special congratulations goes out to our Pre-K class taught by Ms. Bostic and Ms. Holmes. Their pumpkin entry had the highest amount of total bids so their class will receive a pizza party from the PTA. Thanks to all of the classes who participated. They were all so creative!
   

Thanksgiving Lunch at Bolton - Date Correction!

Please join us on Thursday, November 16, for our Thanksgiving lunch celebration. Adult meals cost $4 and must be paid for in cash, so please plan ahead. We are also adjusting lunch times slightly to accommodate the larger crowds. Please see below for the Thanksgiving lunch room schedule:

10:40 Pre-K
10:50 Kindergarten DLI classes
10:55 Bivings and Polak
11:05 1st grade DLI classes
11:10 Irving, Adcock, Pookrum
11:20 Fowler and Greenidge
11:30 Watson and Hayes
11:40 White and Harris
11:45 Thornton and Scott
12:00 Clark and Browne-Roberts
12:05 Gilbert and Cummings
12:10 Alcantara and Fanning
12:15 Armstrong and Ford

One last thing, please return the attached form to your teachers by Tuesday.  We'd love to know you are coming.  

Parent Referrals for Gifted Testing Due Wednesday at Noon

Attention parents - if you are interested in having your child tested for gifted services, please fill out an application located on the table in front of the front office.  All applications must be turned in by Wednesday at 12:00 pm sharp.  We will be unable to accept any applications after this date and time as the testing roster has to be turned in on Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Foster via email or at 404-802-8350.  Thank you!

SOFi Cup 2017 Results

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The Soaring Owls Foundation is so thankful for all of the golfers, amazing sponsors and volunteers that made The SOFi Cup 2017 a success.  We are still working on the numbers, but it's shaping up to look like we raised over $10,000 for Bolton Academy! 

Now for the winners!  Congratulations to the first place foursome of Jason Cyphert, Jonathan Palmer, Jack Brewster and Matt Barrett, and to the second place winners Bill Selmon (pictured), Jason Esteves, Gerald Render and Thomas Collins!  In addition, $50 gift cards were awarded for the closest to the hole (Jim Thomas) and the longest drive (Jeremy Jones), and SOFi awarded $340 to the winner of the putting contest.  Thanks again to everyone who supported SOFi and Bolton Academy through The SOFi Cup!

Read-a-Thon Results

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Thank you, thank you, thank you to the 55 students that logged hundreds of hours reading in the Read-a-Thon this year.  Thirty-eight of those students raised almost $3,400 for the PTA budget. This budget helps fund several events for students and their families throughout the entire year. We are proud that we not only increased reading participation, but we also increased our fundraising amount over last year by an incredible 325%!

In addition, Dr. Z with A to Z Pediatric Dentistry on Collier Road donated $1,000 to support the Read-a-Thon. We are so extremely thankful for his generosity! If you want to support those who support Bolton Academy, please click here to learn more about his practice.