The supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year are now available. Please click on the button below to download the PDF.
Teacher Request Day
Teacher Request Day is quickly approaching! Adams Traditional Academy’s Teacher Request Day is the first opportunity for parents to request a specific teacher for their students’ upcoming school year. Teacher Request Day will be conducted electronically.
On Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. incoming kindergarten and 1st grade parents will be able to submit teacher requests, and at 11:00 a.m. incoming 2nd through 4th grade parents will be able to submit teacher requests. You may submit your request by using the link available on the homepage of our website, http://www.atachoice.org. Only one form per student will be acknowledged. Once a form has been submitted, parents will have the option to submit additional forms for additional children. Online submissions of teacher requests for grades K – 4 will remain open until May 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
While we take into account each request received, we cannot guarantee any request. We strive to provide every student with an excellent academic environment that includes a balanced classroom based on gender, academics, and behavior. This means that not all requests will be fulfilled. However, Adams Traditional Academy strives to staff all of our classrooms with the best teachers in order to give every student a wonderful academic experience.
Below is a list of the teachers currently placed in their respective grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. Please keep in mind, this list is subject to change. Due to the lack of data required for determining APEX class placement, APEX will not be offered during the 2020-2021 school year. You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.
|KINDERGARTEN||2ND GRADE||5TH & 6TH GRADE||SPECIAL AREAS|
|Mrs. Bringhurst – AM||Ms. Molumby||Mrs. Beauford – History*||Mr. Goldfaden – PE|
|Mrs. Craney- PM||Mrs. Parker||Mr. Daniels – Science*||Mrs. Hutton – Music|
|Mrs. Junker||Ms. Soto||Mr. Freeman – Math*||Mr. Kellerman – Art|
|Mrs. Rogers||Ms. Kunjhan – Language Arts*||Mrs. Tinlin – Technology|
|Miss Meacham – New Hire|
|1st GRADE||3rd GRADE||7th & 8th GRADES||SUPPORT STAFF|
|Miss Glover||Ms. Coates||Mr. Fakler – Math*||Mrs. Fulmer – Reading Specialist, ELL|
|Miss Kelly||Ms. Le||Pending – History*||Ms. Rifenbark – Special Education Interventionist|
|Miss Sirota||Mrs. Williams||Mrs. Mullowney – Language Arts*|
|Miss Modesto – New Hire||Ms. Santangelo – New – Science*|
|4TH GRADE||Mrs. Wheller – New – Spanish*|
|Mrs. Kukowski – New|
*5th – 8th grades will not be available through the online request system. Students in 5th – 8th grades rotate among the grade level and subject area teachers. Teacher requests are not available for these grade levels.
Save the date, ATA Eagles!
Our 10th Annual Spring Festival and Silent Auction is coming! Mark your calendars for this super fun event happening on Saturday, March 28th from 11 am – 2 pm. Come hungry and ready to have a ball with slides, giant inflatables, carnival games, face painting and more! Don’t forget to tell your friends.
Wristbands go on sale March 2nd for $10.00 each and food packages for $5.00. The wristband covers all activities including game booths, dunk tank, inflatable obstacle courses, jump houses, and cake walk! (If you do not have a wristband you cannot participate in these activities.) The wristband and food pre-order forms will be heading home in your child’s folder soon and are also available here. Wristbands will be available at the festival for $15.00 each (cash or card, children ages 2 and under are free).
There are also booth volunteer opportunities. A free meal package will be given to those who volunteer so please sign up!
Please contact Heather Kleinman, who is chairperson for this event, directly for any questions or concerns.
We are looking forward to a fun filled and exciting afternoon with our ATA students, families, friends and staff!
School Closure Update
2323 W. Parkside Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027
March 15, 2020
Dear Choice Academies School District Staff, Parents and Guardians:
Governor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced this afternoon that all Arizona schools will be closed beginning on March 16th through March 27th. It is our understanding that Governor Ducey and State Superintendent Hoffman will work with education officials and public health officials to keep us informed of further direction through March 27, 2020.
At this time, Choice Academies schools are closed for a scheduled Spring Break. Schools will remain closed for an additional week through March 27th. Administrative leaders are scheduled to meet to discuss plans for all three schools’ activities and the impact of the extended school closure.
Thank you again for choosing the Choice Academies family of schools. We will continue to email out updates that may impact individual families, and/or our schools as we receive them. Please remain safe and healthy.
Audra Wilson-Smith Chief Executive Officer
DECA Idea Challenge 2019
Our Middle School Entrepreneurs
Last month, our middle school students competed in DECA Idea Challenge 2019, an international competition for all age levels. The DECA Idea Challenge asks students to find a new use for everyday items in just a couple of days. The teams of 3-5 students are then asked to video their product presentations and upload them to YouTube for judging by DECA.
The 2019 mystery item was announced on November 15, and it was SHOELACES! Below are a few of the videos to show off the students’ entrepreneurial vision.
Boys Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts for Boys Basketball will be on Tuesday, October 22, Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Any boys in 5th-8th grades are invited to try out, and should meet in the gym after dismissal on Tuesday. Students will find out if they made the team after Thursday’s tryout.
Coed Flag Football Tryouts
Tryouts for the coed flag football team will be Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14, from 3:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any students in 5th-8th grades are invited to try out, and should meet in the gym after dismissal that day. We are looking forward to a great season!
The Parent Meeting for Fall Sports (both Flag Football and Volleyball) will be on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:45-5:30 p.m.
The first practice for those who make the team will be Monday, August 19. Practices will be from 3:35 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
The fall season begins August 19 and ends October 10.
Girls Volleyball Tryouts
Tryouts for the Girls Volleyball team will be Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14, from 3:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any girls in 5th-8th grades are invited to try out, and should meet in the gym after dismissal that day. We are looking forward to a great season!
The Parent Meeting for Fall Sports (both Flag Football and Volleyball) will be on Tuesday, August 13, from 4:45-5:30 p.m.
The first practice for those who make the team will be Monday, August 19. Practices will be from 3:35 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
The fall season begins August 19 and ends October 10.
Pre-Enroll for Spring 2020 Semester
We have openings for the 2020 Spring Semester!
DO NOT USE THIS FORM FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEXT YEAR BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2019 AT 8:00 AM
You can still enroll for the 2019-2020 school year. Click on the link below and fill out the form. This form does NOT need to be submitted for currently attending students as they will automatically have a seat next year. Please visit our Enrollment page for more information about the enrollment process.
For all potential 2019-2020 kindergarten students:
All incoming students must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019, to be able to attend kindergarten this year. A reminder to our Adams Traditional Beginnings (ATB) preschool parents: a Pre-Enrollment form must be completed.
If you have any questions about enrollment at ATA, please email the registrar.
The link to pre-enroll your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year is below.