Avilla Elementary Family Newsletter

March 2021

Spring is Almost Here!

Avilla Families,

Although March 1 was a bit colder than February 28, we are officially rounding the corner on winter and heading to spring. This is always an exciting time of year for our students. Warmer weather and being outside lead the way in areas that we all look forward to.

There are many surveys in this month's newsletter that may or may not apply to your child or family. Please help us to gather all necessary information for our fall 2021 planning purposes. If you have any questions please email me. I've really enjoyed receiving many parent emails with positive feedback this year. Has your child's teacher gone above and beyond? Please share that information with me.

Have a happy beginning to spring!

Jeff Harper


email: jharper@eastnoble.net

phone: 260-897-2301

Preschool Interest Form

Preschool 2021-2022!!! We are looking for students that will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2022. It is time to sign up for ENSC preschool by using this link to express interest: www.tinyurl.com/Preschool2021

Watch the video below for some footage of our preschool experience.

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Kindergarten Interest Form

Kindergarten 2021-2022!!! Preliminary sign up for kindergarten at the five East Noble School Corporation elementary buildings is now open! Please use this link to provide information about your child. A child entering kindergarten must be five by August 1, 2021. However, if your child turns 5 during August and you believe he/she is ready, you may still sign up and enter under an exception. https://tinyurl.com/ENSCKindergarten2021

Before and After School Care Exploration at Avilla for Fall 2021

ENSC is exploring before and after school care in our elementary buildings beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. If you have an elementary child and have an interest in this program, please share that interest at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7DW2ZKS

Yearbooks are on sale now

Our 2020-21 school year yearbook is now available to purchase for $14. This sale is taking place online only. If you are not able to order online for any reason please contact us and we can help to make sure that you can purchase a yearbook.

To order your yearbook visit:


and enter code: 54917Z

Next PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday, April 12 at 3:30 in our library. Please enter at door 1 and wear a mask.

We are happy to announce our Teacher of the Year, second grade teacher Mrs. Beth Kerr. This is a high honor given to one teacher every year and decided upon by all teaching staff in our school.

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February STEM Challenge Participants

Kindness Award Recipients for February

Here are some Read Across America dress up day pictures from this week:

Car Line Procedures

Door 2 opens daily at 7:50 (8:35 on Mondays) and we dismiss at 2:45. Here are some tips to help you save time in the car line:

  • Arriving early and waiting will most likely take more of your time than showing up closer to our doors open and dismissal time. We need everyone to show up closer to our advertised times in order to lessen traffic on streets close to the school.
  • Preschool parents should be the only people in our car line before 2:30. Our preschool parents pick up around 2:10 and have been blocked by people waiting for our 2:45 dismissal. Please help us by keeping the car line open for preschool pickup. These students need the most help with car pickup and a clear line really helps.
  • Please do not park your car and walk across the street to greet your child. When you remain in your car it helps us to worry less about pedestrians and takes less time to get students to where they need to be.

Important Dates

March 3 Spring picture day

March 9, 10, 11 IREAD-3 testing for third grade students

April 13 Progress report grades available online, Google Slides for K-2 and Powerschool 3-5

April 21 Kindergarten round up from 5:30 to 7:00

May 27 Report cards issued on last student day

July 22 Corporation Kindergarten Health Screening at South Side Elementary 5:30 to 8:00 pm