March 27, 2020

Verse of the Day: And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 Good evening, families!  I pray that each of you are doing well!  These are certainly curious times that we find ourselves.  This is a time for the Church to rise up and share our light and our love for all of God’s people!  Beauty can still be found in these difficult times.  Comfort can be found in knowing that we are all in this together, even though we are apart!   I am hopeful that each family has been able to settle into a new “normal” this week.  I am thankful that ACS has teachers who work tirelessly for our students, even from home.  I am also thankful and proud of each of our students for working so hard to continue their learning and school work from home.  Thank you to all of the parents helping them to continue to be successful!  As my own family adjusted to working and learning from home, I was tempted to try to make our daily routine look like that of others.  God quickly reminded me that there are lots of ways to do home school.  Thankfully, we can let the pressures that we put upon ourselves go, and make home school what it needs to be for our family.  I hope each of your families are able to do the same.  Rest assured, God is blessing this time that you have to slow down and be with your children.  Continue to draw near to Him, not just in the difficult moments, but in all moments.  As children of God, know it is well with your soul and remember that God has each of us in the palm of his mighty hand!  There are an abundance of resources out there for families to use during this time of staying home.  Our teachers have assigned plenty of learning assignments, however, Sedalia 200 school district has added some grade specific Flexible Learning Activities to their website for grades kindergarten-8th if you are interested in more learning ideas in the areas of reading and writing, math, or social/emotional. Here is the link: https://www.sedalia200.org/domain/326   Pizza Hut Book-It has fun resources for families as well.  There are scavenger hunts, mazes, bingo, and story podcasts and videos.  Those can be found at this link: https://www.bookitprogram.com/articles/tips-tricks/free-reading-resources   Mrs. Greer and I plan to continue to post story time videos on Facebook throughout next week.  We’ve received some great suggestions and feedback from our little Mustangs and our big Mustangs!  It is a joy to be part of the Applewood family!     There have been many changes to the school calendar in the past week.  Please take the time to look it over and read the bulletin in its entirety to stay on top of the latest information.  It’s also good to communicate with older students about changes to keep them in the loop.  At this time, we are planning to return to school on Monday, April 6.  I will be sharing more information about our return by Wednesday, March 31.  If you have questions, please feel free reach out to me directly through email, text, or phone call.     April Tuition: Tuition can be mailed to the school at 25396 Hwy O, Sedalia, MO 65301.  In order to avoid late fees, please be sure tuition payments are postmarked by Friday, April 10, 2020. Shoe Drive: Do you have some shoes to share?  We’re looking for some good “soles” for a great cause.  Tennis shoes, boots, ballet slippers, flip flops, high heels, all kinds of shoes and sizes.  All proceeds from the shoe drive will be helping orphans in Haiti, and entrepreneurs in third world countries.  We will continue to collect shoes through the end of April.  If you have shoes to donate, please hold onto them until we return to school.    

Senior Fish Fry Fundraiser: March 28 – POSTPONED 

4th Quarter Mid-Term Cut-off: April 1 – Teachers will cutoff mid-terms on April 2, however, mid-term grade submissions will be delayed.  Teachers will grade assignments as soon as possible.  Please be patient with us.  

High School Plan Night: April 2 – Rather than having Plan Night at school this year, an email will be sent out with information from Mrs. Bergman, Academic Committee Chair, Mrs. Mabry, A+ Coordinator, and Administration.  Please be watching for emails on April 2.  Once you receive the email, please look over and read all of the included documents.  Reach out if you have questions regarding any of the information provided.    

Junior/Senior Prom: April 4 – POSTPONED & Rescheduled – Prom has been reschedule for May 2, same time, same place.  Once we return to school, tickets can be purchased in the office for those who are still needing tickets.

Iowa Basic Testing: At this time, it has not been decided when Iowa Basics will take place.  We will keep you updated as decisions are made.

Senior’s CPR training: April 6 – RESCHEDULED – Seniors and juniors will be doing CPR on Monday, April 27 from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Pettis County Health Center.

Easter Break: April 9-14 – No school April 10 or 13.

Classes Resume: April 15 @ 8 am

School Board Meeting: April 20 @ 6:30

Seniors’ Last Day of School: May 6 @ 11:30 – We will do a senior send-off during lunch.  Parents are welcome to attend!

Senior Graduation: May 9 @ 2 pm in the ROC – All families are invited to attend.  Invitations will go home soon! 

Kindergarten Graduation: May 13 @ 2:30 pm in the Sanctuary – All families are invited to attend!  All students will attend the graduation during their last class of the day.  Pick up will be at 3.  Students and families are invited to attend a reception in the Awana room following the graduation.  

Last Day of School: May 15 – We will have our school-wide clean up that day for students (grades 1-11).  Please wear clothes that can get dirty.  Kindergarten will not have school that day.  Students will be dismissed at 10:30

Book Turn In & Grade Card Pick-Up: May 20 from 9 to noon in the ROC – Grade cards will not be released until all books are returned and all fees are paid including all tuition, book fees, and Scrip fees.

September Tuition – due by June 10th – this payment holds your child’s spot in their class for the 2020-2021 school year.  Tuition is as follows for the 2020-2021 school year:  1 Student $235, 2 Students $425, 3 Students $615, 4 Students $805, 5 Students $995.  Any September tuition paid after June 10th will have late fees applied according to policy 9010. 

Birthdays: April: (22) Luke Rehmer, (23) Samuel Weekley, (24) Shiloh Conroy.  May: (3) Madeline Wassam, (7) Julaine Willis, (23) Grace Beaher, (23) Bailey Mabry, (23) Joshua Shinderuk. 

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