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Lunch Ideas!

October 11, 2017
By Marketing Director

I’ve scoured the Pinterest boards to find the Top 10 Lunch Prep Postings! These are simple and easy to do.  From Picky to Adventurous eaters there is something for everyone!

At Achiever Christian School we don’t have a hot lunch program. Our parents may need some help getting creative with lunches and if their children are anything like mine they don’t like the same thing over and over!   Enjoy our Top 10 Lunch Posting List!

Follow us on Pinterest to see more!

The Pinning Mama: No sandwiches

One Crazy House: Includes a lunch checklist

Taming Twins: Preschool ideas/no sandwiches

Keeley Mcguire: How to Pack Hot Foods in a Thermos {PLUS 35+ Ideas for Lunches}

A Mom’s Impression: 20 Kid-friendly lunches

Natasha’s Kitchen: Practical hot and cold lunch ideas

BentoLunch.net: 30 Creative lunch ideas

It’s A Keeper.com: Fun Kabob ideas

Holly Grainer.com: 125 Healthy Lunch ideas   

Modern Honey: Healthy and easy ideas with a nice list for each

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Rickly Spanish & Performing Arts Teacher

October 09, 2017
By Marketing Director

The Adventure Continues...

I absolutely love adventure and excitement. That is why I love being a teacher at Achiever Christian School (ACS). As the Spanish and Performing Arts teacher, every day is a new adventure! No two days could possibly look the same when you work with goofy, sweet and caring elementary schoolers! My favorite part of my job is having the opportunity to interact with ALL of our precious students each week. They are all so vastly different and have unique giftings from God.

This is my second year teaching at ACS. In my first year, I had the privilege of teaching our third grade class and I loved it. From multiplying and dividing to reading huge chapter books for the first time, third grade is a year of adventure, growth and change. The students ventured into uncharted math territory and underwent a dramatic change and maturing process. It was an absolute joy to watch.

As a teacher, I spend so much time with each group of students that I teach! It’s sort of a weird feeling at the end of the school year when you realize that you have to say goodbye to a group of children that you have gotten to know on a deep level. Last year, I dreaded the end as I knew that my sweet students would be moving to 4th grade. As the year progressed and I decided to continue my career at ACS as the Spanish and Performing Arts teacher, one of my first thoughts was, “YAY!!! I don’t have to say goodbye!!” I was overjoyed when I got to tell my 3rd graders that I would get to be their teacher the following year and that I would be continuing on their educational journey with them.

As an enhancement teacher (as we call it at ACS), I will get to continue on ALL of my students’ educational journeys. As they progress through each year of elementary school, I will keep seeing them and I will never have to say goodbye at the end of a school year (until they get to 6th grade and graduate, of course). I will get to see their growth and change in a unique way as they move all the way from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Seeing kids learn, grow, change and mature is such a unique experience. That’s what makes my job full of daily adventure.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Hazari 2nd Grade

September 20, 2017
By Marketing Director

Back 2 School Checklist

August 02, 2017
By Marketing Director

Let me help you get ready for your child’s first day of the new school year…
Starting a new year can be challenging at first… parents have to change their daily routine, kids have to get ready for class again, and time flies by.
Some simple tips to assist your family in getting ready for the new year at Achiever Christian School!
 

Summer:
Achiever provides parents with a Parent School Packet to complete before the coming school year begins. This packet includes what is required to be submitted before class starts.  All forms are available online to be downloaded and printed, and then turned in. You’ll want to make doctor’s appointments during this time too.  

Two weeks before school kicks off:
Achiever provides an online service to purchase required school supplies called SchoolToolBox.com. This is our preferred online vendor for supplies, and it acts as a fundraiser and service project at the same time.  In addition, they work with Feed My Starving Children and for every toolbox purchased, one meal is donated! We have found our families love this service and were able to enjoy their summer knowing their supplies were in the mail! You can still go shopping for fun new shoes, backpacks and lunchboxes.  I found a great new lunch box (YUMBOX) for my daughter on Amazon. It fits nicely in her Pottery Barn Kids monogrammed lunchbox too!

I’ve also found that preparing an more interactive homework station can be helpful… my first grader daughter uses the kitchen table to do homework. I’ve also borrowed a few ideas from blogger Landeelu to help stay organized and look cool. Also, our second grade teacher held a Summer Creative Writing Class for students and she made a helpful study board for my daughter:

 

 

 

One week before school kicks off:
It’s helpful to adjust the sleep patterns a week prior school beginning.  I’m sure they are staying up and waking up later than normal lately! At Achiever, we have a “Drop-In Day” which is the friday before the first day of school.  Families drop in with their school supplies and meet the teacher, see their classroom, find their desk and reconnect with friends.  We also hold our New Family Orientation & Luncheon that day.

The night before school kicks off:
Pack a healthy snack and lunch with a special note to your child (please include a bottled water as well).  Include any extra supplies or forms in your child’s backpack. Do something fun for your child, we got this idea from  Theresa at Coffee Beans and Kisses. Your child will be sure to start the day in a good mood!
 

 

First day of school:
Wake up early and provide a small healthy breakfast to start the day.  A special way to help an anxious child is to create a “Thinking of You” bracelet, we got this idea from Shannon of Fairfield County Moms Blog.  You can make one together or buy a special one your child would like.  This will help your child throughout the day as a reminder that you support them.   We provide a fun back-to-school photo booth with fun props.  Families are invited to arrive early that day to take pictures, and enjoy donuts and coffee.

Following these helpful steps will guide you to a successful First Day Of School!

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