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Final Report Cards

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Our team is diligently working on sending out the final report cards to all students who are not enrolled in the summer school program. For those students attending summer school, their report cards will be mailed out once the program concludes. We understand the importance of receiving these reports in a timely manner, so if you have not received your student’s report card within two weeks, we kindly request that you contact the main office for further assistance. Our dedicated staff will be more than happy to help resolve any concerns or provide you with the necessary information regarding your student’s academic progress.

Alpha Academy 2023 Graduation Ceremonies

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Alpha Academy 2023 Graduation Ceremonies mark a significant milestone in the lives of our students. It is a time of reflection, accomplishment, and transition as we bid farewell to our graduating classes. We are pleased to announce the schedule for these momentous events:

On Thursday, May 25th, at 9am, we will celebrate the achievements of our PreK and 5th-grade graduates. These young minds have blossomed and grown during their time at Alpha Academy, and it is with great pride that we send them off to their next academic journey.

On Friday, May 26th, at 9am, we will come together to honor the accomplishments of our 8th and 12th-grade graduates. These remarkable individuals have exhibited dedication, perseverance, and academic excellence throughout their years at Alpha Academy. They have worked tirelessly to reach this pivotal moment, and it is a testament to their hard work and resilience.

We invite all parents, family members, and friends to join us on these special days as we commemorate the achievements of our graduating students. Let us gather in the spirit of unity and celebration to applaud their accomplishments, reminisce about cherished memories, and offer our heartfelt congratulations.

Further details regarding the graduation ceremonies, including venue arrangements and any additional requirements, will be provided closer to the event dates. Please ensure to stay in touch with your respective teachers and administration to receive the latest updates.

This is a time to honor the past, celebrate the present, and embrace the future. Together, let us create an atmosphere of joy and pride as we send off our graduates to new horizons, equipped with the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their time at Alpha Academy.

We look forward to sharing these unforgettable moments with you and celebrating the bright futures that lie ahead for our esteemed graduates.

Alpha Academy Awards Day

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Alpha Academy Awards Day will be a momentous occasion, where we gather to applaud the remarkable achievements and outstanding successes of our students. It is a time to celebrate their hard work, dedication, and growth throughout the academic year. We cordially invite all parents, guardians, and family members to join us on Wednesday, May 24th, in the main Gymnasium, as we come together as a community to honor these exceptional individuals.

The day will be filled with a sense of pride and joy, as we recognize the talents and accomplishments of our students. From academic achievements to artistic endeavors, sports accomplishments to community service, each student’s unique contributions will be acknowledged and applauded.

To ensure that you have all the necessary information, we kindly request that you reach out to your child’s teacher. They will provide you with specific details regarding the time of their individual Awards Ceremony. We understand the importance of this day and want to ensure that you can be there to witness and celebrate your child’s achievements firsthand.

This is a moment for us to come together and show our unwavering support for the growth and development of our students. It is an opportunity for us, as a community, to express our gratitude and admiration for their commitment to excellence. Let us embrace this occasion with open hearts and enthusiastic cheers, as we recognize and honor the accomplishments of our exceptional students.

We eagerly anticipate your presence on Awards Day, as we unite to celebrate the journey and successes of our Alpha Academy students. Together, let us create lasting memories and inspire continued achievement in the years to come.

Upcoming Summer Break

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As the school year comes to a close, it’s essential for K-12 students to prepare for the upcoming summer break. While the summer provides a well-deserved break from academics, it is also an opportunity for students to continue their personal growth, explore new interests, and maintain a sense of routine. Here are some valuable tips to help students make the most of their summer:

  1. Set Goals: Encourage students to set personal goals for the summer, whether it’s reading a certain number of books, learning a new skill, or pursuing a hobby. Setting goals provides a sense of direction and motivation.
  2. Read, Read, Read: Summer is an excellent time for students to indulge in reading for pleasure. Encourage them to create a reading list or join a local library’s summer reading program to keep their minds active and engaged.
  3. Pursue Enrichment Activities: Look for local summer programs or camps that align with your child’s interests. These activities can range from art and sports to science and technology, providing opportunities for students to explore new passions.
  4. Stay Active: Encourage physical activity and outdoor play. Engage in family outings, bike rides, or walks in the park. Physical exercise not only promotes good health but also enhances focus and productivity.
  5. Volunteer and Give Back: Engaging in community service activities can teach empathy, responsibility, and the value of giving back. Students can volunteer at local organizations or participate in neighborhood clean-up initiatives.
  6. Foster Creativity: Encourage students to engage in creative pursuits such as writing, drawing, or crafting. These activities stimulate imagination and critical thinking skills.
  7. Maintain a Routine: While summer break allows for a more relaxed schedule, it’s important to maintain a routine. Set regular sleep and wake-up times, allocate time for academic enrichment, and balance it with leisure activities.
  8. Spend Quality Time with Family: Summer provides an excellent opportunity for students to bond with family members. Plan family outings, game nights, or even simple moments of conversation to create lasting memories.
  9. Reflect and Set New Academic Goals: Towards the end of summer, encourage students to reflect on their achievements and challenges from the previous academic year. Help them set new goals for the upcoming school year, fostering a sense of excitement and motivation.
  10. Embrace Rest and Rejuvenation: Finally, remind students that summer break is a time for rest and rejuvenation. Encourage them to relax, recharge, and take care of their well-being.

By incorporating these tips into their summer routines, K-12 students can make the most of their break while maintaining an active and balanced lifestyle. Summer should be a time of growth, exploration, and fun, preparing them for the exciting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the next academic year.

Summer Reading At Home

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Summer Reading At Home offers a fantastic opportunity for individuals of all ages to dive into the world of books, explore new genres, and embark on exciting literary adventures. Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, this program encourages reading for pleasure and personal enrichment during the summer months.

For children, Summer Reading At Home fosters a love for reading and helps maintain and improve their literacy skills while school is out. By providing a variety of age-appropriate reading materials, from picture books to chapter books, children can explore different stories, characters, and themes. Parents can engage in read-aloud sessions, encouraging discussions and imaginative thinking. This program sets the foundation for a lifelong love of reading.

Teenagers can also benefit greatly from Summer Reading At Home. It offers an opportunity for them to discover new authors, delve into diverse genres, and expand their reading horizons. Whether it’s fantasy, mystery, romance, or science fiction, there is a book to captivate every teen’s interest. Summer reading can be a gateway to self-discovery, personal growth, and critical thinking.

For adults, Summer Reading At Home provides a much-needed escape from the everyday routines and offers a chance to relax and unwind with a good book. Whether you prefer fiction, non-fiction, biographies, or self-help books, there is something for everyone. Reading can be a form of self-care, allowing adults to explore different perspectives, gain knowledge, and find inspiration.

Summer Reading At Home can be a family affair, where everyone in the household participates and shares their reading experiences. It promotes bonding, communication, and the joy of shared stories.

Remember, Summer Reading At Home is not just about finishing a certain number of books; it’s about fostering a lifelong love for reading and the joy of getting lost in the pages of a great story. So grab a book, find a cozy spot, and embark on a summer reading adventure from the comfort of your home. Happy reading!

Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading Activities

The Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center has released its 2021 Summer Reading Program information. The program is open to readers of all ages and prizes will be given to those who participate. The program runs from June 1 through August 15. Please contact the public library for more information or with questions.

Cumberland County Public Library shares with children information about the Summer Reading Program for 2022.

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World Penguin Day

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Observed the world over on April 25th, World Penguin Day recognizes one of the unique birds on the planet.  There are 18 species of penguins, and all their natural habitats are in the Southern hemisphere.

Did you know the Emperor Penguin is the biggest of the 18 penguin species and largest of all birds? There are estimated to be (2017) approximately 595,000 adult Emperors today, and from birth, they spend their entire life around the Antarctic ice. These wondrous critters also incubate their eggs like other birds; only they can do so in temperatures nearing -50 degrees Celsius – that’s cold!

Emperor Penguins are the tallest… about 4 feet tall. The smallest, Little Blue, stands about 16 inches. And Penguins are excellent swimmers with the fastest penguin swimmer getting up to about 22 mph.

 

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Saint Patrick’s Day

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Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (IrishLá Fhéile Pádraiglit.‘the Day of the Festival of Patrick’), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. 385 – c. 461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[6] the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[5] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[7] Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilís, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.[8] Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services[7][9] and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.[7][8][10][11]

Saint Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[12] Northern Ireland,[13] the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated in the United Kingdom,[14] CanadaUnited StatesBrazilArgentinaAustralia and New Zealand, especially amongst Irish diaspora. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.[15] Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America. However, there has been criticism of Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations for having become too commercialised and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish people.[16]

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International Women’s Day

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Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day impactful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

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Source: InternationalWomensDay.com

 

National Cereal Day

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Strange that the invention of breakfast cereal was founded on the fact that the American diet of the mid 1800’s was a poor one packed with protein, booze and caffeine. Or maybe it’s not so strange. After all, cereal was considered a remedy – a sort of 19th-century health or wonder food for the ailing masses. So if you’re raising a milk-sopped spoonful of oats or bran or wheat today, give a little nod to 
National Cereal Day, which honors this classic morning meal and midnight snack on March 7.​

Some Cereal History
Americans at the time of the Civil War were increasingly plagued with gastrointestinal issues due to their unhealthy, meat-based diet. Reformers of the 1860s viewed too much meat consumption as unwholesome, both physically and spiritually. It was believed by some that a high-protein diet contributed to lust and sloth and that constipation and other maladies of the gastrointestinal tract were God’s punishment for too much pork and beef.
But before cereal took on loads of sugar, cartoon characters as marketing mascots and high profit margins of today, it was a food product of quite a different animal.  Cereal back then was quite literally hard to swallow. Made of dense bran nuggets the cereal was so hard it had to be soaked overnight to make digestion not so taxing. Its taste was pretty bland, too.
The Kellogg Brothers
Bran nuggets’ inventor Dr. James Caleb Jackson operated a sanitarium, a health resort of sorts, in which patrons would come to convalesce, improve their health or enjoy the restorative spa treatments available. One of the patrons would go on to form the Seventh Day Adventist religion. One of the members of her new church was John Kellogg, a skilled surgeon whose dedication to healthy food for his patients led to the creation of granola.
With the help of his brother, Will Kellogg, the pair would continue to invent healthy, meatless breakfast foods until inadvertently concocting a process that allowed wheat to flake. Two years later corn flakes were formulated and they became an immediate success.
Source: NationalCeralDay.com