Avon School Newsletter

March Edition

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Avon Update

~On March 20th, a substantial amount of students visited Avon for the first time during our Kindergarten Registration. Upcoming Fall Kindergartener's appeared to be very excited about joining our Avon family! If you missed Kindergarten Registration or were unable to make it, please contact Mrs. Sharon Farmer at 547-6632 ext. 300.

~The Avon School Safety Team met on March 31 to review our existing policies and new practices to create a happier, safer, more industrial school environment.

What's Happening at Avon School...

Opinion Letter assignment written by Mrs. Yellin's 2nd grader, Natasha Hamilton

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Seamus, the service dog, visits 3rd grade!

Recently, the third grade read a story about service animals. They were presented with a wonderful opportunity to meet a service dog, named Seamus and his owner, Carolyn. The students learned how Seamus is a help to the community and how well trained Seamus needs to be in order to be a service dog. The students enjoyed watching Seamus obey his commands (just a few of the 40 that he knows), shake his paw and pet him!

~Read Across America~

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Buddy Reads

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book."
- Dr. Seuss

Read Across America was celebrated on Monday, March 2. On that day Miss Seiden's Third Grade students went back to Kindergarten to spend some time reading to the students in Mrs. Kupiec's class. In honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel,the third grade students selected classic Dr. Seuss books to read to a kindegarten buddy. The kindergarten students enjoyed listening to the stories and then were each given a personalized bookmark by their reader. The activity concluded with some special "Seussical" snacks and a dessert.

Surprise Visitors!!

Avon Elementary recently had two surprise visitors. All of the Avon students watched On the Inside, presented by Ronald McDonald. Ronald, rode his unicycle, performed with puppets, and got teachers and students involved in magic tricks for a fun-filled Character Education lesson. The presentation reinforced the monthly lessons we present to our students about the six pillars of character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Kindness, & Citizenship and developing communication and conflict resolution skills.

Our second visitor, The Cat in the Hat, helped us prepare for Read Across America Day by surprising the Kindergartner's and 1st graders. Sponsored by the New Jersey Education Association, the Cat put on a show, while our very own Mrs. Glass read the Dr. Seuss book. The Cat has some pretty impressive dance moves, considering he’s over 7 feet tall! We will continue to have fun, educational assemblies throughout the spring to enrich our students’ education.

Silver Diner Night was a Success!

Silver Diner Night was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that came out to support APTG/WPTG and to all of the teachers that helped serve!

A Quick Reminder...

April 1: APTG/WPTG Meeting @ 7:00pm
April 3 - 8: Spring Recess (School Closed)
April 9 - School Reopens
April 16: BOE Meeting 7:30-9:30 (Avon Media Center)

April 20: Report Cards sent home
April 23: AIM 3rd-6th Grade Trip (U of P Museum)
May 1: The Camden Riversharks Game. Don't forget to buy your tickets!