School Newsletter: Week of October 31 - November 5, 2022

Important Dates:

✔️October 31st: K-5 Book Character Parade 1:00 pm 
 ✔️ October 31st: Downtown Statesville Trick-or-Treat 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm the Middle School will be open!
✔️ November 4th: Early College Presentation for 8th grade at 11:30, here at ARS
✔️ November 11th: No School-Veterans Day
✔️ November 14th: ARS Board Meeting at 5:30 in the DCC
✔️ November 21st-25th: Fall Break

RAP (Renaissance Association of Parents) Corner:

Volunteers are need to help on Fridays to do ice cream orders for each class. If you are interested in volunteering please contact RAP at [email protected]

✔️ Backpack Program Needs:
individual snacks
mini bottle waters
granola bars
apple sauce
fruit snacks

We are providing snacks to several kids daily along with weekend bags. Any help will be greatly appreciated!


✔️ We are collecting Halloween candy and treats to pass out for downtown trick or treat! Please turn in donations to the front office of your child's school!
✔️ Please do not send pop/soda, energy drinks, or anything in a can to school with your student for breakfast or lunch.
✔️ Rainbow Kidz: permission slips went home this week. Please return your participants' permission slips to your homeroom teacher so that Mrs. McMiller can give them to the counselors.

Crosby Scholars:

Have you signed your student up for Crosby Scholars yet? Could your child use a little extra support with skills like teamwork or communicating with peers and adults? Iredell Crosby Scholars is a free program available now for middle school students! Visit to find out more about this career and college attainment program and to apply online! View a short video online to learn more!

Congratulations to our PBIS RED Ticket Winners:

Friday, October 28th:

Silas Maloney,  Samuel Delgado,  Ellis Harwell, Princess Parsons, Malachi Neaves,  Kayla Contreras-Jaime's, Noah Lever,  Owen Montgomery,  Nevaeh Filip,  Cailtin Troyer,  James Tamayo,  Jensyn Munday,  Jozie Campbell,  Joshua McDonald,  Ansley Bonanno,  Kyrie Thao,  Makennley Mayberry,  Phoebe Kincaid,  Connor Rogers,  Kristopher C.,  Kiersten Worley,  Sadie Fortune,  Chloe Odom,  Sophia Ortez,  Thomas Hummel,  Eli M.,  Abi Contarino

CLUB Sign-Up:

Drama Club at ARS

STEM Club at ARS

BOOK CLUB Sign-ups/Permission form:
1st & 2nd Grade Book Club Permission for October

3rd & 4th Book Club Permission for October

5th & 6th Grades Book Club Permission for October

7th & 8th Grade Book Club Permission for Oct

Volunteer/Donations for Book Clubs

BIG News:

Theatre Statesville's production of The Secret Garden (Caity Gordon: Co-Director/Costume Design, Melissa Statema: Co-Director/Choreographer and Sarah Rogers: Musical Director) won 3 awards at the 2022 Metrolina Theatre Association's Awards Banquet.

We won:
  • Outstanding Costume Design
  • Outstanding Musical Direction
  • Outstanding Set Design

This is the first time Theatre Statesville has won any awards at the MTAs!!!

Costume Parade

Our K-5 Costume Parade will take place at 1 pm on October 31, 2022:

  • Students will parade in their costumes through downtown.
  • Students may wear costumes to school that day and are encouraged to choose costumes that reflect a favorite book character. No violent costumes, face paint, or masks are allowed.
  • Parents are invited to watch our parade from the sidewalk. We will begin with Kindergarten. We recommend that you arrive early and watch from the first block on East Broad Street or Center Street so that you do not miss any of the students.
  • Some of the younger classes may use a shorter route by taking East Broad to turn left onto Center and walking straight down to the middle school if needed.


K-3 students will leave from the front door of the Donovan Cook Center on East Broad Street and take a left. 4-5 students will leave from the church and cross over Broad St. At the corner of East Broad Street, we will turn left onto Center St. and use the crosswalk close in front of Andrea's Ice cream to cross over. (We are going to use these crosswalks with NO stoplight. Staff members will be in the crosswalks with stop signs to stop traffic.)

We will turn right on Center Street, go back down to the corner at East Broad and take a left to walk straight down East Broad to the Upper Room. Here, we will turn left onto Meeting St and go down one block to the corner at the Children's Museum.

From the museum, the parade will turn left and walk straight up Court Street, using the same crosswalk to cross back over Center Street. We will turn right to walk down past our middle school. Past our middle school, we will turn left on Front str, our students will walk up Cooper Street and return to ARS.

We are looking forward to this fun ARS tradition!

Core Values:

Thank you to all our students who are following our Core Values of ARS IS EVERY day! A for Academic Excellence, R for Respect, S for Safety, I for Integrity, S for Support. Academic Excellence: Do your best 100% of the time. Respect: Respect yourself, peers, staff, school, and community. Safety: Keep yourself and others physically and emotionally safe. Integrity: Do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Support: Find ways to help support your peers, school, and the local community.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens.

We greatly value the feedback of our parents and community. If you have a question or anything to share, please get in touch:

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