SAME Highlights

  • The “Welcome Back Dreamers” Block Party was held in September to introduce students and their families to the Seatack staff, their new teachers and provide a chance to fellowship with friends. The party was well attended, and families enjoyed music, games, and prizes. They were also delighted with food options such as pizza, hot dogs, and a snow cone truck.
  • Heroic Dreamers attended their first Saturday school session of the year. The theme “Everyday Heroes” was embraced by students and staff that showed up weekly for math and anguage arts enrichment sessions.
  • In October, AAD sponsored the annual Book Character Dress Up Day Parade to promote literacy. Students were able to wear costumes to school and dressed as their favorite book characters. They paraded around the outside of the building to showcase their books and creative costumes.
  • Real Hero Saturday took place in November. Students listened to local heroes from the fire department, police department, and armed services speak about their professions and making the right decisions. ODU and high school volunteers were also in attendance.
  • AAD Class of 2001 alumna and author, Shukita Massey, surprised Dreamers in November with a personal visit and reading of her book, Oh Parker!.
  • Seatack Elementary AAD Academy opened its doors to volunteer readers for Read Across America in March. This was a way for valued members of our community to show our students that “Together We Make a Difference”. The readers shared their favorite books or selected diverse books from the school library.
  • Seatack held a talent show for our dreamers in May as a part of our spirit week to motivate them to do well on their SOL assessments. This event allowed students to explore their gifts and talents. The goal was to cultivate a generation of dreamers who reach for the stars and recognize that their impact is powerful beyond measure.