The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge started on May 6th. Your student should have received his/her username and password to log on to the Scholastic Summer Reading log. Students must log minutes every two weeks. You cannot go back and log minutes past two weeks. If you do not have access to a computer and are unable to log your minutes weekly during the summer, please keep a record of your child's minutes to be recorded by Mrs. Doumit the first week of school. To visit the Scholastic Summer Reading website go to https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/. Due to renovations on campus, the library will not be open during the summer this year.
Annunciation has been awarded "Best in State" for the past six years for having read the most minutes over the summer. Let's strive for year number seven! Mrs. Doumit has set a school wide goal this year of 1,000,000 minutes! This is a great opportunity for students to stay on top of their reading and have some fun at the same time over the summer. If you have any questions about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, contact librarian, Terri Doumit at email@example.com.
Staff Spotlight of the Week is Kindergarten Teaching Assistant, Janice Greenslade. This is Janice’s 7th year at ACS as Mrs. Ford’s Assistant and Janice’s 10th year as an ACS mom. With her youngest son, Rhett, set to promote from the current 8th grade class, Janice’s three children are, or will all soon be, ACS Alumni. Janice is a graduate of the University of Alberta, Canada where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and New Mexico State University, Las Cruces where she earned a Master’s Degree in Anthropology.
“I would love to share two of the things that I enjoy most about being a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant. First, there is something magical that seems to happen for many kindergartners about three quarters of the way through the school year. About this time, many students truly begin to grasp how to write their thoughts and ideas down on paper in a manner that a reader can understand. The children use inventive spelling to sound out their words, they understand the need to put spaces between words so that the reader knows where each word begins and ends, they remember to start a sentence with a capital letter and they know that there are a variety of available options in terms of punctuation. Somehow these things seem to click and the sheer joy and excitement on the children’s faces is nothing short of wonderful. The second thing that I absolutely love about being in kindergarten is the opportunity to dance on a regular basis, on the spur of the moment or at the drop of a hat. Kindergartners dance with little regard to how they look, rather they simply enjoy how it feels and these sweet, sweet kiddos never seem to criticize my own dance moves … who could ask for anything more?” - Janice Greenslade
Staff Spotlight of the Week is office manager, Lashonta Sanders. This is LaShonta's 5th year at ACS and 2nd year as an office manager. She is a Columbus native and a graduate of Columbus High School. She has earned a Bachelor's degree from the Mississippi University for Women and is currently obtaining her Master's Degree at Mississippi State University.
It was an honor and privilege fulfilling my ministry at such an amazing school. ~LaShonta Sanders~
Staff Spotlight of the Week is Spanish teacher, Leslie (Sanchez) Jones. This is Leslie's first year teaching at ACS. She is a graduate of University of Oregon where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Pepperdine University where she received a Master of Arts in Psychology. Spanish is her native language and she has a love for the language and cultures of Spanish speaking countries. She is ethically Mexican; her parents immigrated from the Mexican states of Puebla (father) and Zacatecas (mother). She was raised in Los Angeles where she learned to read and write in Spanish. Leslie's late mother-in-law, Paula Jones Lavender, taught 3rd grade at ACS for many years before her passing.
"I feel privileged to have the opportunity to add to the Jones legacy at the school where she loved to teach! I am excited about my opportunity to teach at ACS and look forward to working with all the students. My goal is to broaden the students' knowledge of the Spanish language and help them grow in their academics and Christian values." - Leslie Jones