The Honors Academy of Literature

  Friday eNewsletter

            November 18, 2016

Important Dates


  • Dec. 8th: Alpine Academy High School Informational Night
  • Dec. 9th: Winter Dance at 2pm



**Urgent Friendly Reminder**

For the safety of your children, we ask that during the drop off and pick up times you please drive slowly through the church parking lot.  Especially around the Boys & Girl's Club bus.


Volunteer Opportunity

Attention Academy Families,
Need volunteer hours? Know how to DJ? 
The Honors Academy of Literature's Scholar Government is looking for a DJ for the upcoming Winter dance. If you are able to DJ December 9th please contract Ms.Sheree at Thank you.
The Honors Academy of Literature's 
Scholar Government

The Winter Dance is on December 9th at 2:00pm. Since the dance is right after school we are asking parents to donate nut free snacks. If you are able to donate please email Ms.Sheree ( Thank you.
Sincerely, Ms. Sheree

Gryphon Group Winter Academic Break Program

Program Dates

Week 1: Monday 12/19- Friday 12/23

Week 2: Tuesday 12/27- Friday 12/30

Week 3: Tuesday 1/3- Friday 1/6

Hours of Operation


Field Trips



$100 first child per week, second child discount will apply, please speak with Ms. Katie for cost breakdown for additional children

*Cost includes field trips for the week

If you would like to enroll your child in the Winter Academic Break Session please contact Ms. Katie at or call The Honors Academy at (775)737-4084 and request to be put on the Gryphon Group Winter Academic Break list.



Honors Community

The Honors Academy of Literature will host an Angel Tree during the
month of December.  If you would like to request your child(ren) be
included on the tree, please contact Rosa White at 775-848-9012.

If you would like to purchase for an angel on the tree, please come
and select an angel off the tree after Thanksgiving break.  Purchased
items are due to the school by Monday, December 12th.

Thank you for your generosity with this worthwhile and rewarding project!



                    Champions News


Top 10 cookie dough sellers!

Congratulations to the following scholars  who sold the most cookie dough/magazines/online sales:

Atreyu Trimmer
Lila Estrellado 
Cody Dethmers
Gavin/Logan Schwin
Noah Sweeney
Nathan Dethmers
Traveil Cooper
Rhett Beach
Amanda Ruschen...and Number 1...

Ronan Sullivan!!! 

Thank you for all your hard work!  Your pizza party will be held on Monday November 21 at 12 noon in the library.   Please Rsvp with me, Ms. Rosa, at 775-848-9012 to  let me know if you will be attending!

Also, a big congratulations to Ms. Julie's literacy class for being the top earning basket at the Baskets and Bingo fundraiser. Your pizza party will be Friday November 18th in Miss Julie's class.  She will send more details via a separate email.

Again, cookie dough pick up will be on Wednesday November 30th. More details to come next week.

As stated in last week's newsletter, we will be hosting an angel tree right after Thanksgiving break. Please contact me if you would like to have your child / children sponsored on the angel tree.

Thank you so much for all your efforts! Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!


Coding Club

Computer Coding Club is moving to the 3rd Tuesday of the month and will meet in Ms. Julie's room from 3:45-4:30


Your little Gryphon's Food Cupboard
You may or may not be aware; when scholars forget there lunch; need a snack or are extra hungry some days, the items you donate help provide or supplement their lunch.
We are always in need of nutritious food items such as Gogurts, high protein Lunchables, pudding cups, fruit cups, squeezable apple sauce, microwavable soups or frozen burritos.
Also, we recycle your excess grocery bags as trash bags in the lunchroom.  Volunteer hours can be earned with your receipt. 
Purchases of $10 qualifies your family for one hour of service time.


Library News

In March we will host our annual Grassroots Book Fair!  Please note that their book fair crew delivers, sets up and tears down the books and related merchandise.  Also you will find some relatively inexpensive gems like three books for $1.00



Hot Lunches at Honors Academy


We want to thank all of the students and parents who have supported our hot lunch program.

We have enjoyed getting to know your students and seeing them daily as they come through the lunch line. The students have let us know what they like the most for their lunches on our menu and what they don't care for so much.  We are trying to change and accommodate to their wishes as much as possible.
Poi Boy would love to hear from you, the parents, about your thoughts and wishes on how we can improve our menu & process to make it better for your family.

Coming in January 2017, 2 daily choices.  Starting right after Christmas break we will have a hot choice & a cold choice daily for your students.  The web site will be updated to make ordering a choice possible.  Your students will have a choice of lunch on a daily basis.  We hope this menu will be a better fit for your family.

Please let us know what your thoughts are and how we can improve service for your family. We truly appreciate your business and want to hear from you. (

Poi Boy Catering & Events

Daily Attendance Notification

Please report your scholar's attendance via email to Ms. Rose at



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Reno, NV 89501


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