Thursday Notes – June 18th, 2015

Annual Giving Campaign

WOO-HOO!  This is incredible!  Your gifts have continued to come in during this past week and we can’t thank you enough.  Take a look at these amazing results:


Overall School Participation 46%

Total Dollars Donated $27,727

Your generous support helps not only your children, but every child, every staff member, every family and, on a much grander scale, our entire community.  This is a wonderful school, a phenomenal community and a very special place that we are all fortunate to be a part of. This is ABS.

Thank you!


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Calling Class & Specialist Representatives

Interested in being a Class Rep or Specialist Rep next year?  Recruitment for Class & Specialist Reps generally takes place over the summer once Class Lists are finalized.  Being a Class Rep is a great way to stay involved with your child’s classroom teacher and parents as well as stay on top of your volunteer hours!  Think you might be interested in being a Rep or Co-Rep next year?  See the attached “Be A Classroom Rep!” document for more details and please contact Shannon Wright ( or Michelle Lawrence ( if you are interested.  Thank you!


Who’s My Teacher?

Classroom teachers met with the grade level team before school was out to create the class rosters for next year.  They use all that they know about your child’s academic, social, emotional, and behavioral qualities to determine which

classroom is the best match.  Parent requests received before May 1st are also considered along with other information.  To find out your classroom assignment for next year, class lists will be posted on the ABS website when all teachers have been hired.

Summer Packets

Summer packets will be mailed out in July to new students.  Please read and complete these forms before the first day of school.  You may return these to the front office during summer hours or during Back to School night.  If you did not receive your summer packet, please contact Stephanie May at


Teacher Openings at ABS

7th/8th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher 

Our ideal candidate will be passionate, energetic, creative and innovative; a team player who will plan together with arts and other disciplines to deliver innovative curriculum.  We seek someone who will be excited to work with music and drama specialists to research a historic children’s opera which was performed at Terezin concentration camp, and to work with resident and visiting film artists to do research and writing for a documentary film about the North Carolina textile industry. Interested licensed teachers may reply to Principal Robin Hollis at

ABS offers the State Employee health insurance and retirement to full-time teachers.


5th – 8th Grades Part-Time Spanish Teacher 

Our ideal candidate will be passionate, energetic, creative and innovative; a team player who will plan together with other disciplines to create new curriculum. We seek someone who would be excited to work with the music teacher to coach Spanish lyrics for traditional songs, and to integrate vocabulary and cultural studies with other disciplines. Interested teachers should contact Principal Robin Hollis at


Summer Sound Engineering School

ABS friend and partner “Ovation Sound” is a beautiful professional sound studio, offering summer camps for kids! They are looking for two or three more students at about 4th – 6th grade levels to complete an additional class. Check them out at: