Bolton Academy's first Summer Enrichment Program is off to a great start! We are asking for healthy snack donations for our 80 students who are working diligently on refining their math and reading skills. Some students may come in late and miss breakfast, so we are asking for donations to assist with giving our students something to put in their stomachs as they work hard before lunch.Read More
Hooty is already having a busy summer, and we want to hear what you're up to! Please submit a picture of your owl on his or her adventures this summer, and have them write a brief description of what they did. We will share these on our website and social media channels!
Funding has just been approved for a Summer Enrichment Program at Bolton Academy, Mondays through Thursdays (June 5-28), from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. This program is open only to Bolton Academy students, and ALL students may apply. Click here to download the application, which is due tomorrow, 5/25. If you have any questions, please contact Jose M. Osorio (SEP Assistant Coordinator) at (404) 802-8350.
Complimentary sessions for kids this summer at X3 Sports West Midtown courtesy of X3 Foundation.
Sessions will be every Wednesday and Friday from June 7th through August 4th from about 2:00pm to 4:00pm. They are for ages 8 - 17.
If transportation is needed, pick up will be between 1:30 to 1:45 (pick up locations are TBD).
Siblings of Bolton Academy students are welcome.
To sign up contact Jessica @ 704-236-4899.
You’re invited to the 4th Grade Variety Show a fundraiser benefiting Ryan Alarcon (donations accepted in lieu of entrance fee). The show is Thursday, May 18th, from 6 to 7 pm in the Bolton Academy Gym. Refreshments/concessions will be available. Please come and support our 4th grade performers and the Alarcon family!
The Bolton Academy Drama Club and Songs & Scenes musical theatre class proudly present their spring musical "How to Eat Like a Child" on Friday, May 12, at 7:00 pm at Bolton Academy. Under the direction of Forefront Arts Children's Theatre, 18 Bolton students will be performing in this hilarious musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child, including lessons in such subjects as "how to beg for a dog", "how to act after being sent to your room", and "how to laugh hysterically". Everyone is welcome to attend the show and proceeds benefit our school!
Tickets are $5 in advance, or $7 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered from a cast member or purchased online at www.ForefrontArts.com/Tickets.
Future Sutton Cougars and Cougar Families,
It’s time for you to take the next step in joining the Cougar Family!!
“We Are Sutton” will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, in the 6th Grade Campus gym. This is your first chance to come to the 6th Grade Campus with your new classmates and their families. Join us for a great night of school spirit, along with some great information! You will have a chance to get familiar with the 6th Grade Campus, meet some of the teachers, hear the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, learn about clubs and intramurals, and get your new spirit wear. We will have food trucks on hand for those who would like to get dinner.
We will also have a Communications table set up at the event. That table will have laptops available at which you can register for Infinite Campus. If you have already been using Infinite Campus in elementary school, you DO NOT need to take any action. In order to get access to the system (to see assignments and grades post) you must have your student's activation key. You can get the activation key from your elementary school before the event. Sutton will not be able to provide that information for existing APS students until they leave the elementary school.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Margo Yoder.
Bolton Academy Field Days are quickly approaching! Grades K-2 will be held on Thursday, May 11, and grades 3-5 will be held on Friday, May 12. Field Days will last all day, so make sure your children eat a healthy breakfast and get plenty of rest. If you would like to volunteer visit the signup page. If you have any questions please email Marjorie Lerner
We will be celebrating our fantastic teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week from Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 5. Please help the PTA by bringing in gift cards (in $5 increments) for our amazing Bolton team (popular choices include Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Publix, Kroger and Michael's).
All donations should be brought to the Parent Liaison, Andrea Middleton, no later than Friday, May 5. Digital gift can be email to Andrea Middleton.
Current 1st grade students may receive a Kindle Fire to support reading skills inside and outside of the classroom. Students will take the devices home at the end of the school year and are expected to read and explore the pre-loaded apps!!!
In order for your student to receive the device, parents will need to attend an informational session on Wednesday, May 10, at either 8:30 am or 5:30 pm in the Media Center, in order to learn about the device and how it will be used by their student, and to sign a parent/student contract.
Any questions regarding the Tab2Read initiative should be directed to Natasha Rachell.
We invite all rising Kindergartners and their parents to the Kindergarten Roundup on Monday, May 8, from 8:30 - 10:00 am, in the Media Center. You'll be able to meet the Kindergarten teachers, and administrators and past/current Kindergarten parents will be on hand to answer your questions. Also, your children will enjoy an activity and a snack!
Join us next Thursday at 6:00 pm for the General PTA meeting and then at 6:30 pm for the Talent Show (see flyers in English and en Espanol). We will vote for the 2017-2018 PTA Executive Board positions during the General PTA meeting and then head over to the gym to watch our amazing student performers display their many talents!
Please join us on Thursday, April 27, at 8:30 am (media room) and 5:30 pm (cafeteria) for the End of Year Title I meeting. We need your input in order to jointly review and develop the Bolton Academy Title 1 Parent Involvement Plan, School Parent Compact, and Title 1 Parent Involvement Spending Plan for the 2017-2018 school year. You'll also learn about:
- Title I, generally
- ESEA Parents Right-to-Know
- How to become a Parent Volunteer
- Usage of Title I Funds
Please join our neighbor and community partner Scott & Sons Picture Framing and Gallery 23ten for their Grand Opening Art Show on April 22 at 6:00 pm. Enjoy an evening of music, hors d'oeuvres, and a meet and greet with local artists. There will also be over $1,000 in gift cards given out. Check out more information online.
Been doing some spring cleaning? Put those old shoes to good use! Fifth grade students are in need of older children and adult sized worn shoes, including sneakers. Please deliver to Mrs. Walls by Friday, April 28. Feel free to email her with any questions!
Come help celebrate Earth Day with a clean-up day at Bolton Academy on Saturday, April 22. We invite students and their families and members of our community to meet from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm to rake leaves, pick up trash, pull up dead bushes, trim small trees, etc. Please bring your rakes, shovels, gloves and trash bags. For more information, please contact Shannon Bell via email. Also, please check out the sign-up link for a list of the specific projects we plan to tackle and supplies needed.
Bolton Academy invites you to participate in "Let's Get Cooking" on Thursday, April 20, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Come and receive information on how to integrate reading, science, social studies and math standards into basic recipes while creating healthy snacks for the entire family! For additional information, please contact Parent Liaison, Andrea Middleton, at 404-802-8368 or via email.
Georgia Milestones testing will continue through Wednesday, April 19. Please be sure your student receives 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night and eats a full breakfast each day, so that they are able to stay alert and focused during testing. For more detailed information, please check the Bolton calendar, refer to the flyers previously sent home in backpacks or contact Parent Liaison, Andrea Middleton, at 404-802-8368 or via email.
The PTA nominating committee is still looking to fill a few key officer positions for the 2017-2018 school year. Participation in the PTA not only enriches the school, but also provides opportunities for parents, teachers, and students to collaborate for greater success. Involved parents and community members make the difference between a good school and a great school! See below for the positions needed for next year.
President Elect – Assists the current president and will learn the specifics of President’s tasks prior to becoming President for the 2018-2019 school year.
Treasurer Elect – Assists the current Treasurer and will learn the specifics of the Treasurer duties prior to becoming the Treasurer for the 2018-2019 school year.
VP of Fundraising – Oversees fundraising efforts, including the Fall Fundraiser and the Spirit Nights
VP of Events – Oversees family fun events and recruits volunteers throughout the school year.
We need these positions filled by Thursday, April 13, so that we are ready to roll for the 2017-2018 school year. The PTA members will be voting/electing the officers at the April 27 PTA meeting, and all nominations will be posted in the front office for 10 days prior to the meeting.
If you are interested in joining a great group of people or have any questions please email Jeanne Zawacki, the nominating committee chair. You can also obtain more information about the PTA Officers, Committees and Volunteer Opportunities online.