Weekly News 2-4-2013



Groundhog Day is an American tradition. Every year on February 2nd at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania, tradition holds that when a groundhog emerges from its burrow he can predict the weather. The official groundhog is Punxsatawney Phil. This year, he did not see his shadow, so we can expect an early start to spring.


The Principled Academy

  Weekly News
February 4, 2013

The Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner starting next week, Thursday, Feb. 14.  Volunteers are still needed; please sign up by clicking here.  There is a Family Event on Friday, Feb. 15 starting with a potluck at 6 p.m. followed by activities and the Book Fair from 6:45 – 8 p.m. The Book Fair will be open before school, at lunch, and after school Thursday – Thursday, 2/14 - 21/2013.

Pizza Lunch is on sale for this Friday, Feb. 8. One slice of pizza and a Capri Sun drink is only $2.  Extra slices of pizza are $1 each.  Optional Pizza lunches can be ordered by printing out the order form here and returning the form and payment to the office.

You and a friend are warmly invited to
The Principled Academy
Fourth Annual Friend Raising Breakfast
when:Tuesday, February 26, 8:30-9:30 am
where: San Leandro Main Library, Dave Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro.  
Not available for the morning event?
Invite your family and friends to our school in the evening!
Join us at the evening Friend Raising Dessert and Coffee.
when: Friday, March 1, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. 
where: at The Principled Academy
childcare available on request
Come and enjoy delicious food, meet some of our outstanding students, and hear some heart-warming stories about how young lives are transformed at The Principled Academy.

During the Program you will have an opportunity to support the school, but there is no obligation to do so. As much as anything, we want to share about the great mission of the school withwith the greater community.

Reserve your spot at either of these events today!
RSVP to Nancy at tpacademy2000@yahoo.comor (510) 351-6400.
Congratulations to all the students that participated  in the Kindness and Justice Challenge .  We hope you can continue to do acts of kindness and stand up for what is right.  We are recognizing these righteous deeds during our Morning Services.
T-shirt logoWe have some brand new extra Principled Academy t-shirts and sweatshirts in youth sizes available for purchase from the school office.   T-shirts are $15 each and sweatshirts are $25 each.
As a  Principled Academy community, we takerecycling seriously.  Beginning January 1, 2013, a new Alameda County law states that recycling for businesses is mandatory. Until, we get our outside areas set up for recycling, we are asking that students put recyclable items back in the lunchboxes. In Jan. 2014, we will also be required to compost all green waste and food items, so we are working to set that up as well. We encourage the use of reusable containers and no trash lunches.
Please let us know if you have a good source for sturdy outside recycle and compost bins.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Reading logs for   

Six Flags Read to Succeed program  

here and are

due on Friday, Feb. 15, to get a free ticket to Six Flags.



Clubs!  Chess Club:  Second semester of Chess starts this week.  Please send in $25 for the new semester. 

Club schedules and descriptions as well as sign-up sheets are here.


Optional Hot Dog Lunch Program,Hot dogEvery Wednesday: 
Hot dogs are now all beef (instead of turkey). 

Please click here  for the online ordering and payment form. You can also order by printing the PDF order form here.
Mark Your Calendars:
Friday, Feb. 15:  Read to Succeed Reading Logs due (grades K – 6).
Friday, Feb. 15, 6 – 8 p.m.:  Families Night Out Potluck and Literacy Fair
Monday, Feb. 18:  President’s Day Holiday. School is closed for all students.
Friday – Friday, Feb. 15 – 22:  Spirit Week
Keep posted for details!
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