Back to School Events
Begindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten
This is an opportunity for new and returning families to meet their children’s teachers, see their new classrooms and enjoy lemonade and cookies. Children and parents are encouraged to explore the classrooms and chat briefly with the teachers. The Lemonade Party interactions help children overcome their "jitters" before classes begin, making the first day of school more relaxed, fun and productive.
Elementary (1st-5th grade)
This informal gathering is a BYOL (Bring your Own Lunch) activity. It’s held at Graystone Park adjacent to the school and offers students and parents a chance to reconnect with familiar friends and meet new ones while enjoying lunch and treats.
Middle School Swim Party
Middle School (6th-8th grade)
The swim party is held at a local neighborhood association pool and welcomes our sixth graders into Middle School. Students get a chance to catch up on their summer happenings, swap stories and discuss classes for the coming year.
New Family Orientation
After parents drop children off for their first day of school, ACS hosts our New Family Orientation. There is a brief presentation where administrators and Parent Service Auxiliary (PSA) board members then address FAQs and parents enjoy refreshments, meet and mingle with other parents and sign-up for a variety of volunteer opportunities.
New Family Ice Cream Social
This informal event held in the early evening during the second week of school acquaints new parents and students with their host families, ACS administrators and PSA board members.
Back-to-School Family Dinner
This theme-based event is held each fall to welcome the ACS community back to school. It’s a very relaxed and fun event and a great way to reconnect with friends and meet our new families.