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Ship Notes 09/16/2022

Sailor Social Success!

Thank you to all the Scotts Ridge families and staff that joined us for this week's Sailor Social! We hope that you took this opportunity to gather with existing friends and meet some new ones . . . This goes for the students AND their families! Thank you, PTA, for organizing this great community building event!


4th and 5th Grade AIG Nomination Window is Open

AIG: Academically and Intellectually Gifted Services

  Additional information regarding the AIG program can be found on the WCPSS AIG site.

A few reminders regarding the process:

  • A year must have passed since the last testing session. (Anyone tested in the spring of last year is not eligible.)

  • Students who are already in AIG do not need to retest in any subject area for which they are already eligible; once qualified, a student retains the AIG designation from year to year.

  • All nominations will be reviewed by the School Based AIG Committee.

  • The committee will recommend students who will go on for testing.

  • To submit a nomination, please email Ms. Costa at

  • All Fall nominations are due to Ms. Costa by September 30, 2022.

  • All questions should be emailed to Ms. Costa at


Parent/Guardian Academic Workshop

Join us for an informative session with your child's teacher and grade-level team to learn more about the curriculum and how you can partner with your child's teacher to help your child reach his/her full potential. This event is intended for adults, and children should be left at home if possible. 

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Academic Workshop: September 27th, 5:00-7:15

3rd Grade-5th Grade Academic Workshop: September 28th, 5:00-7:15


Library Volunteers Needed

The library is looking for parent volunteers to help out in the library! Tasks would include checking in books, shelving books, helping students locate books, and check out, as well as a few small clerical tasks. The hours/times are flexible! Sound like something you may be interested in? Please reach out to our school librarian, Mrs. Ashley Clark, at You must be an approved volunteer for this role. 


APSF Fall Health and Wellness Seminar: Talking to Kids about Traumatic Events

Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm
It’s hard to know how your child is impacted by a traumatic event in our nation or community unless you talk to them. But what’s the best way to start the conversation? Laura Politte, MD, a psychiatrist with WakeMed Mental Health & Well-Being helps parents navigate those difficult conversations with children of all ages. Join us for this FREE webinar for parents and caregivers. Affiliation with Apex-area schools is not required, webinar is open to all. Spanish translation will be provided.
Registration is required to receive Zoom link. Click here to register.


Upcoming Dates

09/26: Teacher Workday (No school for students.)

09/27, 5:00-7:15: Parent Academic Workshop K-2

09/28, 5:00-7:15: Parent Academic Workshop 3-5

09/27: Deadline to turn in GoPlaySave coupon book orders and/or return the unsold sample book to your child's teacher

10/04: Yearbook photos

10/10: Teacher Workday (No school for students.)

10/27: Duck Derby (Details coming . . . )

10/28: Duck Derby Rain Date