Annual Parent Planning Meeting

This FREE event is open to registered Academy families ONLY. We’ll discuss the plan for the 2023-24 school year, discuss outings and projects we’d like to see, and it’s a great opportunity to meet other Academy families!

The event will be offered IN PERSON at our new Montgomery campus. 

Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm.

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Please use your access code (posted in Klassly) to register.

Parent Book Club

Have you always wanted to join a book club but don’t have one locally? Join us for our book club!! Now meeting hybrid-style (both in-person and virtually!)

August Book: Surrender by Bono

Next Meeting: August 24th at 7pm-8pm


Book Description: NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Bono—artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2—has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him. • VOGUE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

“A brilliant, very funny, very revealing autobiography-through-music. Maybe the best book ever written about being a rockstar.” Caitlin Moran, award-winning journalist

“When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I’d previously only sketched in songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim’s lack of progress … With a fair amount of fun along the way.” —Bono

Uplift Renew: Parent Back to School Retreat

Join us at the newly opened Pickerill Estate House for a mini-retreat for home educators for practical strategies helping you to find your joy for the 2023-2024 school year. Start your school year off with a morning designed just for you! Grab a friend (and come meet new ones!) as we spend the morning getting ready to rekindle the spirit of joy in your life and find time to nurture it this school year!

ACES is delighted to welcome Alysha Millard as the guest speaker for the Annual Uplift Renew: Back to School Parent Retreat on Saturday, August 26th from 9am-12pm.

Alysha Millard is the founder of Unstoppable You, a coaching service geared toward helping teens and young adults move past issues that are holding them back. Alysha is excited to be sharing with us her knowledge on how to balance the busyness in our lives so that we can discover (or rediscover!!) the special ways we experience and make time to celebrate joy in our days!

ACES is also thrilled to welcome Michelle Burgy, Owner of Fit4Mom Oswego, who will be leading us through a gentle outdoor movement experience at the retreat.

Thanks to a generous grant from the VELA Education fund, we invite ALL homeschool parents to join us (for FREE!) on this engaging morning as we begin the school year with a JOYFUL mindset!

Program is FREE, but registration is required and spots are limited.

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Annual Not Back 2 School Party

Stop by to visit with old friends and meet new ones! Teachers will be there to say hi, too! Classrooms will be open and decorated for our first classes so make sure to take a break from playing and check out the inside area as well!

We will provide snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring water bottles, soccer balls or other outdoor toys for play. RSVP once per family. If you have students in multiple class days, select one time slot and stay for a while.

***This is not a drop off event. So, please feel free to bring siblings!***

The event will be offered IN PERSON at our new Montgomery campus. 

Monday, August 28th from 9am-12pm (see times for age groups in registration).

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Please use your access code (posted in Klassly) to register.