Sussex Academy Weekly Update
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Browseabout Book Fair: December 10-12 from 9am-2pm in the SA Library Quiet Room. Will feature young adult literature.
Grades 6-8: MS Dress Down Day to benefit the Giving Tree. Friday, December 13. Students can donate $1 to homeroom teacher (by December 12). (Donations of $2 or more are greatly appreciated!!) dress down giving tree
Grades 6-8: Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
Grades 9-12: Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
Grades 9-12: World Language Student Showcase-March 14-Del Castle, DE. Additional information to be released soon.
Grades 11-12: College Student Panel-January 7, 2020
Grade 11: All juniors are invited to sign up for a free full-length practice SAT on Saturday, January 25 from 8:30 - 1:00, sponsored by Revolution Prep. At the end of the practice test, students will use their phones to instantly scan-and-score and get valuable feedback about strengths and weaknesses. Juniors will be signing up for the test with Mrs. Fees during class visits this week and next week. The State of Delaware requires that all juniors take the SAT on Wednesday, March 4 at Sussex Academy. Since these scores may be used for college, practice and prep are strongly encouraged! See attached page for some suggested prep options (the SA prep class is full).Please note that after March 4, all SAT administrations occur on various Saturdays at another local high school. Students will need to register at CollegeBoard.org for the Saturday SAT (the State of Delaware registers them for the March 4 test).
Grade 11: Senior Portraits. May 12 and 13 from 8am-3:30 each day. Middle School Gym.
Grade 12: Senior Trip MANDATORY Meeting-January 8, 2020-6pm-Room 208.
Grade 12: Destination Celebration 8:30am-May 1
School Information-Many ways to help those in need during the holiday season
January Breakfast and Lunch: Orders are open until December 16.
Sussex Academy Open Enrollment: Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th graders can apply online (schoolchoicede.org/apply/SussexAcademy) between November 4, 2019 and January 8, 2020. School tours will be available on Tuesdays (November 5-January 7) between 9am-11am-by appointment only. Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. School tours will NOT be scheduled after January 7, 2020. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the school tour.
Grade 9 Soup and Sock Drive: Pop top soup cans and socks can be dropped off in homerooms until December 12. The items are being collected for Code Purple.
The Green Team Club Coat and Winter Gear Drive: Donations of gently used coats, hats and gloves can be dropped of in Mrs. Sherman's room (201) until December 20.
Supply Drive: There are bins located in Mr. Schaefer's room and by the library. The cause is to support the Division of Substance and Abuse and Mental Health and those in need. Please donate any of the following. . .
- Body Wash
The 20th Annual Giving Tree will run until December 13th. Each year our school 'adopts' families from our Sussex Academy community who are experiencing financial strain. We provide each family with a set of household items in the hopes that money otherwise devoted to those ‘needs’ could be used instead to provide a few ‘wants/wishes’ for the holidays. Trees are located in the Middle School wing near Mrs. McLaughlin's room/Phoenix hallway and Everest hallway near Mrs. Kay/Mr. Oliver’s rooms. Each tree is covered with paper 'leaves' listing typical household items – toilet paper, toothpaste, kitchen cleaner, batteries. Anyone interested may take a leaf and bring in that item to the designated boxes next to each tree. Cash/coin donations can also be given to Mrs. McLaughlin Room 605 or Mrs. Kay Room 404 . All monies raised will be used to purchase gift cards to further support our 'families.' Please contact Mrs. McLaughlin at email@example.com if you are interested in making a larger donation or purchasing items in bulk. Throughout the years the support of this holiday program has brought unexpected joy and gratitude; please consider participating in whatever manner you can. Any questions please contact Mrs. McLaughlin
SGA Annual Food/Gift Drive: 9th and 10th Graders will be collecting non-perishable food items and dropping off in homerooms. 11th and 12th Graders will be collecting monetary donations. The Drive ends on December 19 and each homeroom will provide gifts for 3 children.
Interested in joining the SA PTO? Please email SA.PTO@saas.k12.de.us
Holiday Shop will be open during activity and lunch periods on December 11-13 and from 5pm-7pm during the basketball game on the 12th. If you are available to help please sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054aa5aa2aa02-holiday
School Store Hours
High School- on B Days during Activity Period
Middle School- every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month during all MS lunches starting 11 am to 1 pm. In case Friday is no school, the store will be open one day before, meaning Thursday.
Any questions or suggestions about the PTO please send an email to SA.PTO@saas.k12.de.us
Sports Booster Club
The 2019 Holiday Fundraiser:
Performing Arts Booster Club
Countdown to Winter Break Raffle: Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets and will be sold during all lunch periods. If you would like to purchase tickets (and not tell your student) you can send your money in to the front office to my attention (include a note with your raffle item selection). We will do the drawing on the morning of December 19. Raffle items include:
Waves $100 Gift Card (hat, t-shirt & stickers)
$50 Wawa Gift Card
Sephora $30 Gift Card
Specialty Updo-Village Salon & Spa
Kylie Jenner Lip Collection (5 piece mini set)
Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
Two Faced Cocoa Contour Palette
$100 Gift Card from Jostens
(This can be used for the current junior class when ordering graduation items for next year OR for the current sophomore class when ordering class rings next year)
Subway $15 Gift Card
Panera Bread $15 Gift Card
SoDel $50 Gift Card (Fish On, Bluecoast, Crust and Craft, Papa Grande’s Catch 54, Lupo, Matt’s Fish Camp, Northeast Seafood Kitchen, The Clubhouse at Baywood)
Starbucks $15 Gift Card
Chick-fil-a $10 Gift Card
Lefty’s $50 Gift Card
$100 Visa Card
Sussex Academy Aquatic Center
Sussex Academy Sports
Tuesday, December 10
4/5:15pm - HS women's basketball at Woodbridge. Bus departs 2:45pm
4:30/5:45pm- HS men's basketball host Woodbridge.
Wednesday, December 11
2pm - Indoor Track @ Worcester County Recreation Center. Bus departs 12pm.
3:30pm HS Swimming at Lake Forest. Bus departs 2pm.
4/5:15pm - MS basketball at Woodbridge. Bus departs 2:45pm.
Thursday, December 12
4:30/5:45pm - HS women's basketball at Lake Forest. Bus departs 3:15pm
4/5:15pm - HS men's basketball host Lake Forest.
Friday, December 13
3:30pm HS Swimming host Polytech.
4:30pm - HS women's basketball host Laurel. Varsity only.
4:30/5:45pm - HS men's basketball at Laurel. Bus departs 3:15pm.
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15
December 10, 11, 12, 2019-Browseabout Book Fair in the SA Library Quiet Room. 9am-2pm daily.
December 11-13, 2019-PTO School Store Holiday Shop-Activity and Lunch Periods
December 12, 2019-PTO School Store Holiday Shop-5 to 7pm (during basketball game)
December 17, 2019-School Tours 9am-11am by appointment only
December 17, 2019-MS Winter Concert-7pm
December 18, 2019-HS Winter Concert-7pm
December 20, 2019-Ugly Holiday Sweater Day (all students, faculty and staff)
December 20, 2019-Early Dismissal-12:55pm
December 23-31, 2019-School Closed-Winter Break
January 1-3, 2020-School Closed-Winter Break
January 7, 2020-College Panel for Juniors and Seniors
January 7, 2020-Alumni Party-3:30pm-5:30pm
January 8, 2020-Open Application Period Ends 4pm
January 8, 2020-MANDATORY Senior Trip meeting-6pm-Room 208
January 15-21, 2020-Senior Trip
January 17, 2020-No School-In Service
January 20, 2020-No School-Martin Luther King Day
January 22, 2020-School Lottery
January 25, 2020-Practice SAT Test for Juniors-8:30am-1pm-SA
January 31, 2020-Seahawk Showcase (NHS sponsored)
February 3, 2020-No School-In Service
February 3, 2020-Open Enrollment Begins
February 7 & 8, 2020-Student Theatre Production
February 14, 2020-No School-In Service
February 17, 2020-No School-President's Day
March 4, 2020-SAT and PSAT Testing for grades 9-11
March 6 & 7, 2020-Middle School Theatre Production
March 13, 2020-No School-In Service
March 13, 2020-Open Enrollment Ends
March 20, 2020-Grandparents Day for 6th Grade
March 27, 2020-No School-In Service
April 4, 2020-Prom
April 10-19, 2020-School Closed-Spring Break
April 23, 2020-NHS Induction
April 30, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago
May 1, 2020-Senior Destination Celebration
May 1 & 2, 2020-High School Theatre Production-Chicago
May 2, 2020-Sussex Academy 20th Anniversary Gala-6pm-Fort Miles Museum
May 12, 2020-Class of 2021 Senior Pictures-8am-3:30pm-MS Gym
May 13, 2020-Class of 2021 Senior Pictures-8am-3:30pm-MS Gym
May 19-20, 2020-Spring Concerts
May 22, 2020-No School
May 25, 2020-No School-Memorial Day
May 26, 2020-Athletic Awards
May 27, 2020-Last Day for Seniors
May 29, 2020-Commencement (pending)
June 10, 2020-Last Day-12:55pm Early Dismissal
Sussex Academy Executive Board Meetings
The Sussex Academy Executive Board meetings are scheduled for 4pm in the Sussex Academy conference room. The meetings are public and Sussex Academy families are invited to attend
December 18, 2019
January 22, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 20, 2020
June 17, 2020