Welcome Back AES Families!
Can you believe it is August already? Before you know it, we will be back in full swing for the 2019-2020 academic year. I wanted to let you know about a few things that were happening over the summer, and a few things to look forward to shortly.
The building has undergone some facility upgrades this summer. You will be pleasantly surprised when you walk down our brightly lit and newly tiled hallways, and you and your children will feel cool from the new air conditioning installed schoolwide. I wanted to be sure to communicate with you that as part of our continued maintenance and improvements to our schools, The parking lot between AES and GBS is undergoing some renovations as well as I write this. Stay tuned for information from the AES Parent Advisory Group who have taken time this summer to refine student drop-off procedures in order to make sure every student is safely dropped off before school. if you want to avoid the morning congestion, you might consider taking advantage of our school bus system.
Back by popular demand, we will have our assemblies in the mornings on alternate Fridays from 8:40 – 9:15 am . At these assemblies, grade levels will present as they have done in the past, and we will be honoring and recognizing students regularly for exemplifying our core values of respect, honesty, kindness, cooperation, and grit as well as recognizing students for academic growth and achievement. Be sure to check out the various ways we use to disseminate information for assembly dates and other important dates: the calendar in the foyer, the tv in the foyer, the website http://aes.convalsd.net, my monthly Eagle Express newsletters, and teacher newsletters.
Just like last year, we will be holding a school-wide MEET & GREET on August 27th from 3:30 – 4:30. This is a wonderful time for students to come in to meet their teachers, see the classrooms, and greet former and new friends. The event will conclude on the playground at 4:30 with popsicles provided by our active and dedicated PTO. Be sure to mark your calendar for this as well as our Open House which is scheduled for Thursday September 12th from 5:30 – 7.
I wish you all a happy August, and I look forward to seeing you soon.
All the best,