ACGC’s Purple Bag Project

The 4th and 5th Graders are asking all of the ACGC Families to help them fill as many bags as they can to give to local people receiving chemo or other cancer treatment. Chemo Care Package Shopping list is as follows: bottled water, energy bars, lap blankets, scarfs, hand sanitizer, sports drinks / juices, hard candy, dried fruit / applesauce, chap stick, chocolates, hand drawn pictures, snacks, activity books / magazines, tea, lotion, notes of encouragement or $ for bags. All items can be brought to Mr. Schumacher’s 5th grade classroom by Wednesday, April 30.

Adios Puerto Rico – Hola Snow

Spanish Trip News:

(Wednesday’s Post) Hola! This morning after a fun and busy schedule yesterday we await all that we may see on our snorkeling adventure this morning. We will be heading back to San Juan this afternoon for dinner and salsa at a dance school. We are enjoying every moment!

(Update from Wednesday) We are off to visit Las Cabezas de Fajardo, a nature reserve on the north east side of the island this morning. Following that we’ll spend some free time at a nearby beach. From there we will head back for another visit to the historical old San Juan area for some tree time and dinner. It’s hard to believe it’s our last full day of the trip!!

Thursday -

Although tired out after a busy trip, we got up at 5:15 and walked to the beach to watch the sunrise. We have a few hours of free time before heading to the airport around noon. We fly out at 2:55 and have a short layover in Miami. We are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis at 10:30. Unfortunately no one packed winter gear so hopefully Sue has the heat on for us!


News from the Spanish Students in Puerto Rico

Buenos dias… Yesterday we had a great morning exploring Camuy Caves about an hour west of San Juan.  We returned to San Juan in the afternoon and enjoyed a walking tour of the beautiful and historic Old San Juan area. The highlight of the day for many was the impressive fort San Felipe del Morro. Today we have a busy schedule including a coffee plantation tour, a walking tour of Ponce. We have a cooking class this afternoon and then will head to our new hotel in La Parguera where we get to experience swimming at
night in the bioluminescent bay where the water glows when moved.

JO Volleyball’s Second Tournament

In our second tournament of the year the 16s team finished in second after being seeded third following pool play. The girls  battled very hard and we were short handed much of the day. Two of the 14s team girls were called up to play with us and preformed extremely well! If you see any of the girls make sure they show you their water bottles we received for our second place finish! Great job, again, Soar!

State – Here We Come!

ACGC will be playing Rushford-Peterson at 5:00 Thursday in the opening round of the State Tournament at Williams Arena on the U of M Campus

On Thursday school will dismiss at
12:30 5-12 building and
12:50 Elementary

If we win on Thursday, no school on Friday


The game will be broadcast on KWLM 1340 – LISTEN ONLINE AT 96.3 FM Live!

Advanced Sales Tickets for Thursday’s game will be available at the High School Office Tuesday and Wednesday until 3:30
Cost: $14.00 Adults and $9.00 Students

Fan Bus…leave at 1:15 from the High School…cost $5…sponsored by Booster Club. If we win, there will be a bus on Friday as well.
Students 8th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

K-4th Graders Are Working on Bully Prevention

All K-4 students work weekly with Mrs. Peterson on bully prevention! Today’s 3rd grade lesson was “Before you speak think and be smart, it’s hard to fix a broken heart”. Mrs. Peterson read a book on hurtful and helpful words. Students then wrote the above quote on a heart. After they discussed what it meant students were asked to wrinkle the heart. A wrinkled heart happens when we we choose to use hurtful words. Students the un-wrinkle the heart to show forgiveness. Students took their heart with them as a reminder!