Sunday Message for September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018

Good afternoon,

This is Brevard Academy School Director Ted Duncan.  I hope that you all are enjoying your Labor Day weekend and getting some, much needed downtime.  Last week was a busy week with MAP testing, 3rd grade Beginning of Year testing, and the start of our Flag Football season.  We will finish our MAP testing this week and get the results to you as soon as possible.  These scores help us set our goals for student achievement and growth throughout the year.

I have challenged the staff to unplug and truly relax this weekend.  Recent studies show that downtime is the true genesis of creativity and problem solving.  Our modern world rarely allows us a moment of disengagement.  Mobile alerts, online games, work email, and instant streaming are constantly fighting for our attention.  While there is value and convenience in constant connection, it does not allow our minds to wander and think deeply about important issues.

I challenge all of our Bulldogs to disengage this weekend in order to rest, relax, and recharge. I welcome your feedback and personal stories about how your family is taking on this challenge.

In this week’s message, you will find information about our upcoming PTO Fall Festival, Middle School Parent Orientation, and Safety Reminders concerning drop off and pick up.

Remember that there is no school tomorrow in honor of Labor Day.

Enjoy the day off.

Your children.  Our mission.

Go Bulldogs!

The news and events for the week are listed below.

Middle School Orientation

The Brevard Academy middle school team will host a parent orientation on Tuesday, September 11th at 5:30.  Please come and support your child and learn the processes and procedures of our middle school team. This is an excellent time to ask questions and learn more about your child’s daily routine.

Car Line Reminders

When leaving our parking lot, please turn right on to Glade Creek Road.  This allows our buses to access the parking lot and helps keep traffic flowing.  It is also the safest way to exit our parking lot.  Do not enter our parking lot from Glade Creek, even after hours, as we are a busy campus from 7:00 am until after 5:30 pm most days.

The busiest time in the morning is between 7:40-7:55.  Arrive at 7:30 and you will breeze through our drop off line and quickly be on your way.

If you need to help your child out of the car or unload instruments or projects, please use one of our designated parking places in order to help traffic flowing smoothly.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is growing.  Please make sure that you check our lost and found for missing items.  It is located on the blue hallway.

Family Handbook Updated and Online

We have revised our Family Handbook.  The full handbook, Code of Conduct, and Consequence Chart can be found online under the Student Life tab.  If you need a hard copy, please let your child’s teacher know.

Areas to review are as follows: early drop off, uniforms, transportation changes, attendance, and student medication.  All families are required to review this information with their child annually.

PTO News

PTO News:  Fall Festival is coming soon!

Save the date for Sept. 15th from 11-3pm

Come enjoy a fun day of craft vendors, obstacle course, bike demos, food, games and prizes!  You might even get to take home a cake or dunk Mr. Duncan!

We need Volunteers to help at all booths… Click on link below to fill in your name and contact if you can help.

Kids are welcome to help at booths with parents.

Thanks to all who came out for Zaxby’s night.  We will have another event next quarter.

Classrooms are now collecting Box tops, Tyson chicken rewards and Community coffee packages.  Turn in anytime to help your classroom win prizes.

We appreciate all your support of PTO and Brevard Academy!

Happening This Week at Brevard Academy


Monday, September 3–No School!

Happy Birthday Erin Brewton
Happy Birthday Trudy Pierron
Happy Birthday Rebecca Kiel
Tuesday, September 4

Fall Map Testing
Flag Football Practice 3:00-4:30 pm
6th Grade Field Trip to Accordius Health
Happy Birthday Mrs. Monk
Mountain Bike Ride @ BA Pump Track 3:30-4:30 pm
Wednesday, September 5

Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Thursday, September 6

Flag Football Game at Trinity 4:00 pm
New Building Anniversary
Friday, September 7

Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Sunday, September 9

Happy Birthday Mrs. Benjamin
Monday, September 10

PTO Pizza Lunch
Cross Country Practice 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Smile Dental Program
Please contact your child’s teacher for specific information about grade level activities.


Volunteer Opportunities and Donations Needed


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We need help assembling some new furniture.  Please contact Mr. Prey, if you can help.


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Have a great rest of your Sunday and….


Go Bulldogs!