Gator Tracks Family Update:

Week of December 3rd

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah to all of our AVPS families who celebrate the Jewish festival of lights from December 2nd to December 10th.

Coming Up This Week:

Monday, December 3rd Day 1

  • Girls VB Practice 8 am

  • Senior Boys VB practice 10:30

  • Senior Boys VB game @ Perth Road

Tuesday, December 4th Day 2

  • Swim/Skate - Mackenzie/Manolakas; Murphy/Ambury

  • Gotta Dance Workshop - Deloughery

Wednesday, December 5th Day 3

  • Hot Lunch

  • Junior Boys VB game @ Home

Thursday, December 6th Day 4

  • Senior Boys VB practice 10:30

  • Gould Lake visit Grades 5-8

  • Junior Girls VB game @ Home 3:30 pm AVPS Gym

Friday, December 7th Day 5

  • Hot Lunch

  • Trillium Gymnastics - Loiselle/Jacques

  • Jingle Bell Run

  • Gotta Dance Workshop - Murphy

  • Junior Girls Volleyball Tournament - MacArthur

AVPS Family Movie Night

Many thanks to Parent Council and student and parent volunteers for organizing a wonderful movie night for our students and families.
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Skating Fun at Henderson Arena

Jingle Bell Walk and Food Collection

This year, Amherstview Public School will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Amherstview Lion’s Club. All food collected will be distributed to families in our Amherstview community. Last year, we collected enough food to create 156 baskets!

This year, non-perishable food items will be collected by the Lion’s Club from November 26th until December 7th which is the date of our annual Jingle Bell Walk.

While all non-perishable food items are accepted, items really
needed include:


-pasta sauces


-macaroni and cheese

-peanut butter

Please check the dates on the non-perishable food items to ensure expiry codes have not passed.

To encourage students to bring in items, students will be awarded 1 (one) point for each non-perishable food item, for their Colour House. Each class will be keeping track of points collected and we will be announcing the winning Colour House team on December 8th.

Thank you for your kind donations in advance!

Art Club

We have over 125 students from grades 1-8 who have signed up for AVPS Art Club. We will organize projects for students through the year. If you would like to contribute your time, expertise, or artistic supplies to our art club, please contact Mrs. Pacheco.

Stay tuned for a test message this Monday!

Stay Connected - New Communication System Rolling Out

Our school will use a new broadcasting tool to communicate need-to-know information to families in a timely and efficient way.

The “Communicate” system will allow us to share important school information with families via text, email or phone message. We will use this tool for urgent items like event cancellations or school emergencies. We may also use it for sharing information such as upcoming progress reports, school council meetings or special events. In the past, we have used a previous version of the broadcast tool called Synervoice.

Registered parents/guardians will receive these messages through contact information collected in our student information system. Parents/guardians may choose how to receive these alerts by text message, email or phone call with the exception of emergency events which will always be communicated via all contact methods on file with the school. If parents/guardians choose to receive text messages, they must opt-in due to potential charges from their cell phone carrier.

It is important that parents/guardians ensure schools have the most up-to-date contact information at the beginning of the school year. If your contact information changes during the school year, parents/guardians are asked to contact the school with the updated information.

In addition, teachers and coaches/leaders of extra-curricular activities will also be able to take advantage of an instant message option to keep students and families up to date regarding classroom activities or practices/games in a timely manner. Students and parents/guardians will be invited to join a group and receive messages related specifically to their group. Information on how to join groups will be shared directly with students and families by the teacher, coach/leader.

School Messenger App Account

All of our new electronic communications tools can be accessed anytime, anywhere online and/or via Smartphones. To take advantage of this new convenience and functionality, we encourage you to create a School Messenger account on your desktop, laptop, tablet and/or download the SchoolMessenger app. While an account is not required to use these new tools, it will allow you to review your contact information and communication preferences, and it stores all of your messages in one place.

Communicate does not replace current school communication tools but enhances the way in which schools will provide information to families. In most cases, information will still be provided on school websites, school newsletters, notices home and social media accounts, where applicable.

Welcome Winter Open House

Our school will host a Welcome Winter Open House on Wednesday, December 19th from 5-7pm. The evening will feature a variety of exhibits, activities, performances and a bake sale. More details are to come. Save the date!

Morning Drop Off

Student drop-off should occur outside on the school yard in the morning. Supervision begins at 8:35 am. If you should need to enter the school at any time, please make sure to use the main entrance only and to report to the office. Please do not proceed into the building. Thank-you for helping us keep our students safe!
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Looking Ahead:

  • December 11th Teens Trashing Tobacco - Gr 7/8s in Gym
  • December 11th Swim/Skate: Leppik/Carlone; Putos/Olive
  • December 12th Junior Boys VB Tournament @ McArthur
  • December 12th Frontenacs Hockey Team visit Grades 1-3
  • December 14th Trillium Gymnastics - Adamson/Burke
  • December 14th ESS Concert Band
  • December 17th Field Trip - Gould Lake Carlone/Leppik
  • December 18th Swim/Skate: Adamson/Loiselle; Lavoie/LeBlanc
  • December 19th Welcome Winter Open House

AVPS Website

The AVPS website is live and a great go-to for Calendar updates, Parent Council meetings and minutes, Spirit Wear orders and important Board-wide links/information. Check it out!

Get your AVPS gear here!

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