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Red Ribbon Week October 27th – 31st

“Love Yourself. Be Bully & Drug Free!”

Red Ribbon Week is a national drug prevention and awareness campaign that began with the murder of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, an undercover DEA agent, in 1985. Camarena wanted to make a difference even though he knew he was only one man. He died at the hands of drug traffickers.

Soon, coalitions began to form by those outraged by the death and the devastation drugs in this country caused. They wore red ribbons to honor him. By wearing a red ribbon in October, Americans pledge their opposition to drugs.

Join Arcado in observing Red Ribbon Week by explaining how important it is to make HEALTHY CHOICES and thoughtful choices AGAINST BULLYING. This year our Health Committee has organized the following events in honor of Red Ribbon Week:

Thursday: HAT DAY – Bring $1 and get to wear a hat to school and Red Ribbon. “Put a Cap on Unhealthy Choices and Bullying!”

Friday: Dress as your favorite Book Character and wear sticker provided by teacher. “My Character Counts, I am Drug and Bully Free!”

Introducing the Parkview Cluster Foundation

Be a part of our $20,000 kickoff!

October is the Parkview Cluster Foundation kickoff, being
celebrated with an amazing $10,000 matching donation.

This means that all funds raised up to $10,000 between
October 1st and October 31st, 2014 will be equally matched!
Help us meet our $20,000 goal by October 31, 2014.

Become a part of the Parkview Cluster Foundation by donating at:

A fantastic way to honor or remember someone special in your life! Thank You for being a part of the Parkview Cluster Family!

Your generous donations help pave the way for an education of excellence, today and in the future.

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Tennis Shoe Recycling: November 6th – 13th

Help others in need! Some shoes will be given to and reused by people in the Atlanta community and in countries all over the world. Save used shoes from landfills! Worn-out shoes will be recycled into … Read More

Arcado Spiritwear

WE are going “GREEN”!!! Forms are now on the Arcado PTA website. Get your Spirit Wear on! Every Friday, we encourage our student and staff to share their Arcado Spirit. From shirts, headbands, sweatshirts, totes, zipper … Read More

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Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Andy Chappell who was selected as this year’s teacher of the year by his peers. Mr. Chappell has served as Arcado’s music educator for nine years. Click here to learn more about … Read More


Arcado 4th graders nationally ranked in WordMasters Challenge

A team representing Arcado Elementary School recently earned Highest Honors in the 2013-14 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The fourth grade team scored an impressive 180 points out of a … Read More

2014 National Green Ribbon School!

Two Georgia Schools Named 2014 National Green Ribbon Schools Two Georgia schools have been named by the U.S. Department of Education as 2014 Green Ribbon Schools Sustainability Awardees. The selected schools are being honored for … Read More

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