Mr. Duncan’s Sunday Message–August 6, 2017

August 6, 2017

Good afternoon,

This is Ted Duncan, Director of Brevard Academy, with this week’s announcements and events.  Thank you to everyone who was able to come to our Back to School Picnic.  It was wonderful to reconnect with you all and get energized for the start of the year.

Class Assignments

If you were not able to pick up your child’s class assignment at the Back to School Picnic, you can call or stop by the main office to get this information.
Bus Registration

If your child rode the bus last year, you are automatically signed up to ride the bus this year.  You will need to make sure that your paperwork is up to date and replace any placards as necessary.  In order to secure your spot, your child must ride his/her route within the first 10 days of school.  If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Best at kbest@brevardacademy.school.  There is also information on our webpage under the Student Life Tab.
After School Registration

After School hours and pricing have changed.  Information is available on the website and in the front office.  You will need to re-register your child even if your child attended last After School year.  If you have questions, please contact Philippa Hackett, After School Director, pjhackett@brevardacademy.school.
Before School Drop Off

Brevard Academy strives to provide parents with convenient options for before and after school care.  Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, we will be offering early drop off at 7:00 am.  Students will be greeted and signed in by a staff member.  Students will then make their way to the gym for movement.  The charge for before school care will be $3/day/family.  Parents will be billed bi-monthly. Regular drop off without a charge will begin at 7:25 am.

Lunch Ordering Open

Our lunch ordering window is now open.  You are able to log on and order lunch through September 1.  Information about how to set up an account is available on our website under the Student Life Tab.  Lunch ordering will close at midnight on August 14.  If you have any questions, please contact Juli Lefler at jlefler@brevardacademy.school.

7th/8th Grade Elective Sign Up

If you are rising 7th or 8th grade student, you need to fill out your elective choices as soon as possible.  There will be an opportunity to change electives within the first 2 weeks of school.  You can access the sign-up here.

Uniforms

You may begin purchasing uniforms through Lands End or ePluno.  There is a link on our website to the ePluno website.  We are partnering with ePluno to offer discounted t-shirts and polos to our families.
Changes on Campus

Summer is always a busy time on any school campus.  Although this summer will not be as monumental as last year, we are still very busy.  We are installing a Mountain Bike Pump Track and Nature Trail.  Mountain Roots will be putting in an Outdoor Stump Classroom. North Carolina DOT is scheduled to begin the construction of our turning lane from Hendersonville Highway early in the fall.  These projects will help to improve our campus for the students and community.  I will keep you updated on the progress of these projects.
Volunteer Opportunities

We have several outdoor projects we need help with.
Picnic Table painting–We have several picnic tables that need some attention.  If you are able to do some basic repairs and are handy with a paintbrush, we could use your help.
Sun Shades–We have several sun shades that need to be installed over our playgrounds.  We are excited for the addition of these sunshades to our playgrounds.

Shed Painting–We have an outdoor shed that we need to paint.
Summer volunteering is a great way to get hours in and help us get ready for the next school year.  If you can help with any of these projects, please contact tduncan@brevardacademy.school.
Lunch Pick Up–We are looking for volunteers to pick up our lunches from Quioxte’s Tuesday-Friday at 10:50 to deliver them to the school.  If you are able to assist, please contact Juli Lefler at jlefler@brevardacademy.school.
Upcoming Events

August 14, 5:30-7:30–Open House

August 16–First Day of School–We need 100% attendance

August 21–No School for the eclipse

August 25–Summer Reader Celebration with Kona Ice
I look forward to seeing you at our Open House on August 14.
Thank you for choosing Brevard Academy and supporting your child’s education.
Have a great rest of your evening and….
Go Bulldogs!