Weekly eNews: October 12, 2017



By now, you have hopefully heard about Ascending Together, the launch of our Parent Annual Fund (PAF) and Academy Ascending capital campaign. Annual and capital campaigns play specific, critical and very different roles in advancing the Academy's mission. Academy Ascending addresses direct and specific needs such as new construction, facility improvements and increases to the endowment. While all of these projects are important to the health and longevity of the school, the PAF addresses our most current needs and provides critical, unrestricted support during the academic year. Our hope is that our families will support both, but to ensure that the school's annual operating budget is not compromised and its day-to-day programs can continue to flourish, we ask that you make PAF a top priority. Over the coming weeks, you will learn more about PAF. Stay tuned!




Art Raimo

AHN News

Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 26th, and Friday, October 27th. Elementary School has a noon dismissal on Thursday; Extended Day is open until 6:00 p.m. There is no school Friday, October 27th. Conference registration instructions by division were emailed Thursday morning.

Don't Miss All Night Yahtzee, the A Cappella Singing Sensation

Join us on Friday, November 3rd in the Scarpo Family Theatre for a performance by "All Night Yahtzee!" Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $12 per adult and $10 per student and will be available for pick up the day of the concert at the ticket booth in the Bailey Family Center for the Arts. Click here to purchase tickets now!

School-Wide Tag Day for Puerto Rico 

Both the elementary and high school will be having a $1 tag day on Wednesday, October 18th, with all proceeds benefiting those in need in Puerto Rico. High school students may wear a red, white, or blue shirt with uniform bottoms and elementary students have a free dress day. The high school will be having a bake sale on that Wednesday to benefit the cause.

Elementary School News

Reminder: Progress Reports Will Be Sent Out This Friday

Parent Session: Bullying Awareness Month Guest Speaker

Parents, you are invited to join us Tuesday, October 17th, at 8:30 a.m. in the middle school to hear from special guest speaker Jessica Perez, former educator, coach, athletic director, charter school founder, and current certified workshop trainer. Those who attend her parent component will receive an overview of the upcoming student session, learn about developing empathy in their children, and much more! Click here to learn more.



High School News

HS Financial Aid Night

Junior and Senior Parents, you are invited to attend AHN's Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the iLab. Mrs. Jackie LaTorella, Director of Financial Aid at the University of Tampa, will review the ins and outs of applying for federal and state scholarships, grants, and loans. Please contact Mrs. Dwyer or Ms. Keegan with any questions.

Summer 2018 Europe Trip

You're invited to join us this June on a trip around Europe! Tour Northern Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Lichtenstein with your Academy friends and teachers. Graduating seniors and parents are welcome to sign up. Click here for more information. 


Thespians Advance to States

Our AHN Thespians did an amazing job at Districts this past weekend with girls advancing to the state competition in the "Large Group Musical" and "Contrasting Monologue" divisions! Congratulations, ladies. 


Athletics News

Parent Association News

Trivia By the Bay

AHN Moms and Dads! Join the Dads Club on Friday, November 10th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Brady Center for a night of food, friends and trivia! There will be complementary babysitting along with a bbq dinner and prizes. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!


Join the Mothers Association for Moms' Night Out at Pane Rustíca on Tuesday, October 17th from 6:00-9:00 p.m!

Upcoming Events



Thursday, Oct. 12th

-Dads Club Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
(Brady Center)

Friday, Oct. 13th

-ES Progress Reports
-8th Grade Retreat, 7:30 a.m. (Dayspring)
-Jag Shop/Clothes Closet Open, 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 17th
-Auction Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m.
(3rd Floor Board Room)
-Moms' Night Out, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Pane Rustica)


Wednesday, Oct. 18th

-$1 Tag Day (Free Dress) Benefiting Hope and Health Project-Doctors for Puerto Rico




High School


Thursday, Oct. 12th

--Dads Club Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
(Brady Center)


Friday, Oct. 13th
-HS Blood Drive
-Jag Shop/Clothes Closet Open, 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Monday, Oct. 14th

-HS Soccer Tryouts Begin

Tuesday, Oct. 17th
-Auction Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m.
(3rd Floor Board Room)
-Moms' Night Out, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Pane Rustica) 


Wednesday, Oct. 18th

-$1 Tag Day (Red, White or Blue Top and Uniform Bottoms) for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief


Friday, Oct. 20th

-HS Father/Daughter Dinner-Dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Brady Center)


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