Amelon Elementary is pictured. Amelon Elementary is pictured.

ACPS Schools Closed Monday, October 19, 2015

The Amherst County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, October 19, 2015 for a Teacher Workday.
We will ask that you make arrangements for your child to not be at school Monday.
Have a great 3 day weekend!

National School Lunch Week ends October 16, 2015

Thank you for participating in the National School Lunch Week Program!

The theme this year is: "School Lunch Snapshot".  Our wonderful Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Haythe, can be found "snapping" fun shots

of Amelon students enjoying their school lunch.  It is about sharing the best, real images of today's school lunch!

Join us anytime for a healthy, yummy lunch.

http://www.amherst.k12.va.us/nutrition

 

 

 

New ACPS Discipline Referral Forms

All Amherst County Schools will use the same discipline form, effective October 5, 2015.

Benchmark Assessments October 5-16, 2015

Please open the attachment for the Amelon Elementary School Benchmark dates for our 2nd - 5th grade students.

These assessments are for the first nine weeks.  Parents will receive documentation of the results with report cards.   

If you have questions, direct communication with parents, if requested after the documents are sent home, will be available.

 

SchoolMessenger Outreach

Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) has recently implemented a new school notification system called SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger is fully integrated with the Parent Portal in PowerSchool.

Our Scrolling Pictures

1. Under the leadership of Mrs. Brown, our Enrichment Specialists, TAG students explored the world of archeology and suited up as mini-archeologists!

2. Mrs. Gowen, Kindergarten Teacher, is reading her RAP book to her class.  Just look at the engagement of the eager listeners!

3. College Day featured the Spirit Wear of several local, state, and national colleges.  Our second grade team of teachers are spiffy in their college gear!  Teachers were asked to tell students about their college, mascot, major, and any other "fun facts" about their college.

If your child was absent, please send a note!

New for 2015-16:
We will be accepting faxes and emails for attendance excuses.
In the past, with the exception of doctors' excuses, these had to be handwritten.
Notes from home can now be emailed to scarter@amherst.k12.va.us.
Notes must be received within three days of the student returning to school.

Our attendance policy can be found in the student handbook portion of the Student Agenda.

Lynchburg Living Magazine presents the 2016 Top Teacher Awards

Join them in recognizing and honoring the amazing, inspiring educators in our area with the 2nd annual Top Teachers Search!

START THE PROCESS, GO TO: http://www.lynchburgliving.com/top-teachers-search/#/

Nominations begin September 1 and end October 5 then voting will begin October 12 through November 31.

All teachers nominated in the nomination period will be eligible for the voting period.

School Safety

VDOE:
Maintaining a safe and secure school building involves planning in five major categories:
 Prevention – actions schools take to prevent an emergency incident
 Protection – steps taken to secure schools against manmade or natural disasters and acts of violence
 Mitigation – actions taken to eliminate or reduce the loss of property and life by lessening the impact of an emergency
 Response – steps taken to stabilize an emergency once it has occurred
 Recovery – actions taken to restore the learning environment

To Protect Our Students With Allergies

Birthday celebrations at school must be limited to the birthday child.  Due to food allergies known and unknown and other medical conditions, treats for the entire class are not allowed.

We do this for the safety of all children and our staff members with the same allergies.

*This information can be found on page 10 of our Student Handbook in the front of the

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