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Announcements
Welcome to East Aiken School of the Arts

On behalf of the East Aiken School of the Arts faculty, staff, and administration, it is my pleasure to welcome you as we prepare for the upcoming 2014-15 school year!Itís wonderful to see familiar faces and to welcome new families to our school community. We welcome parent participation and support during the school year and look forward to working with you to ensure success for all our students.† We trust that this will be a rewarding and successful year as we continue to Strive for Academic Excellence through the Arts!

Lisa Fallaw, Principal
Christin Abernethy, Assistant Principal

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BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL, BRAVO!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to our students, faculty, and staff for earning an ESEA grade of 85/B for 2014!!!!† East Aiken School of the Arts is also being recognized as a Title I Reward School for Progress. We are one of the top ten percent of qualifying Title I schools that demonstrated progress in the† performance of all students or in subgroups on statewide assessments.† Our score improved 13.4 points in 2014. THANK YOU to all of our parents and all community members for your continued support of school as we continue to strive for academic excellence through the arts!!!†

Support our school through the Bob Richards' Toyota Give-a-Way.† Click here for more information about how this program works.

Click here to vote for East Aiken School of the Arts!

AcGateway
acGATEWAY (Aiken County Gifted and Talented Education With Artistic Youth) is an†auditioned†summer arts program for artistically talented†students grades 3-12. †3rd-5th grade students who are interested in the program will be bringing home an orange parent letter this week. †If you are interested in having your child audition for this program, please fill out and return the orange GATEWAY form to Mrs. Jensen for a full application. †

November 21st- Full Applications Due to Mrs. Jensen

Saturday, February 7th-†Auditions at Kennedy Middle

June 10th†-July 2nd- Summer program for those students accepted into GATEWAY

*Please read the parent information letter carefully. †There are some important changes this year.†

Read our October Newsletter to learn about what's going on this month at East Aiken School of the Arts!
Red Ribbon Week
October 28-October 31 is Red Ribbon Week. Students are encouraged to participate in daily activities to show support for Red Ribbon Week!
Tuesday, October 28th will be Crazy Sunglasses Day.† Wear crazy sunglasses as we "Shade Out Drugs"!
Wednesday, October 29th will be Crazy Sock Day.† Wear crazy socks as we "Sock It to Drugs"!†
Thursday, October 30th will be College/Pro Team Day.† Wear your favorite college or pro team t-shirt/jersey as we "Team-Up Against Drugs"!†
Friday, October 31st is "Wear Red Day: Life is a Work of Art.† Color It Drug Free"!
2nd Grade Testing
CogAT testing for 2nd graders will be October 22nd through October 24th, and ITBS testing will be October 28th and 29th. Please make sure your child gets a good night's rest and eats a healthy breakfast. Please schedule any appointments in the afternoon during this time.
Parent Teacher Conference Day
There will be no school for students on Monday, October 27th.† Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.† Report cards will be issued as well as PASS scores for 4th and 5th graders and fall MAP scores for students in 2nd through 5th grades.† Information will be sent home to schedule an appointment on this day. We look forward to showing you how well your child is progressing this year!
School Food Service Update
Learn how the "Smart Snacks in School" standards published by the USDA will impact our school. (Click here)

imagePlease help support our school by collecting and donating Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels for Education. A list of products that have Box Tops for Education can be found at www.boxtops4education.com, and a list of Campbell's Labels for Education products can be found at www.labelsforeducation.com.† We also collect empty ink cartridges and old cell phones for recycling as well as can tabs.