Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year
Welcome back to all our returning eagles and a great big welcome to our newest soaring eagles! We are so excited to begin our new school year. Last year we were on a wonderful learning safari and increased our knowledge and skills. AWE soaring eagles showed great gains in reading, writing, math and science. But, we are not done yet! We know there is always more to learn and more great ways to motivate our students! Our staff participated in training and planning for two weeks before our students returned as well as training during the summer.
This year we are in full implementation of the Common Core State Standards and we know our children will be learning and achieving more everyday. Our theme this year is, "To Infinity and Beyond...the journey continues. AWE students are out of this world!"
Thank you so much to our families and for always supporting our students and their learning. Reading at home together, checking homework, reviewing and signing the daily agenda (or folder in K), attending Open House and family nights are all ways that you show your children how important their education is to you.
It is going to be a great year!
Proud Principal of Atlantic West Elementary
Check our calendar for upcoming events. Also, we use parent link (phone) to keep you informed of upcoming events. Be sure the office has your most recent phone number so you can get important messages.
School's Dress Code
Our School Dress Code
School uniforms are voluntary.
Benefits of a Uniform Policy
Research suggests that school uniforms
- Improve discipline, self-esteem and self-respect.
- Focus the student towards learning.
- Eliminate the fear of whether their clothing choice will be acceptable by peers.
- Strengthens school pride.
- Identify student population from strangers on school grounds.
- Cost effective.
It is suggested that children should start wearing their school uniform on the very first day of school this August. Please call us at school if you have any questions or concerns.
Over 200 families voted yes for mandatory uniforms and 52 voted no. A 66% vote of yes is needed to make school uniforms mandatory. Since so many families were in favor of uniforms, the School Advisory Council voted to make uniforms voluntary for all students.
Our colors are green, white, or blue tops (a patch or logo is not necessary) and khaki, black, or navy blue bottoms (shorts, slacks, skirts, or skorts).