Day of Pink at ACES

 We celebrated and learned more about the importance of treating each other with respect on the " Day of Pink". The " Day of Pink" is a national program aimed at anti-bullying. Throughout the day we had our students reflect on their actions nad the actions of others. Our ACES Ambassadors knew from student responses on the TTFM surveys that our school buses are a place where student behavior is not always the best. In an effort tto improve behavior on the bus our leaders visited each classroom and had them write messages on pink school buses to encourage better behavior on the buses. While there the students also read to the class " The Bucket Filler" which is a story that explains the importance of saying and doiing nice things to and for people. We were very thrilled to have Hubbards Lions Club members Shirley Tanner and Jody Coolen assist us in our " Day of Pink" assembly. Students were treated to a gift of pink t-shirts by the Hubbards Lions Club., so our whole student body was in pnk. Our student leaders led the assembly which included strtaegies to deal with bullies, the renewal of our pledge and a chance for students to interact with each other so that students continu eto get to know each other better. When our buses arrived, our student leaders, with help from our bus drivers, helped to hang the messages our students had created (on pink school buses ) on each student's bus. When our students were dismissed they were surprised to see their bus decoarted with messages reminding them of good bus behavior.

ACES thanks our bus drivers and our Hubbards Lions Club for their special support. Thanks as well to Shirley Tanner and Jody Coolen for attending our " Day of Pink" activities.

Paralympians visit ACES


It was a special day for us when Paraolympians Adam Lancia and Jamey Jewells came to ACES. In preparation for the assembly each student created a " welcome flag" and a banner. The flags were put outside to greet the visitors when they arrived. The banners were hung in the Music Room, where we held the assembly. Two of ACES Ambassador's Emily and Lawson led the assembly. We started with the National Anthem. Then we watched a video clip ofthe  Paraolympics. Our special guests then addressed the audience. They spoke about the dedication and perserverence required to be an athlete. They said the same thing was true of being a good student. They talked about working at the " hard " stuff as well as the " easy stuff". They spoke of the good character needed to be a team player. The students had a chance to ask questions - which proved to be very popular. Our February " Students of the Month" received their awards: Eric, Stella, Sean, Hannah, Heather, Roman,and Sarah. Some lucky students managed to get autographs signed. Our visitors left some prizes which were drawn for at the end of the day.