Avilla Elementary Family Newsletter

October 2021

Happy Fall Break!

Avilla Families,

We hope that all of you enjoy fall break! There will be no school for kids from Friday, October 1, through Friday, October 8. Students will return to school on Monday, October 11.

We appreciate the fantastic turn out that we had for parent/teacher conferences. I want to stress the importance of being able to communicate with your child's teacher all year on platforms like Seesaw or Canvas and also by email. Please call the school if you need to access any accounts or talk to a teacher and do not know how to go about doing that. We are here to help!

So far our fall weather has been outstanding. As we get into our colder months, keep in mind that we go outside and kids need to be prepared for cold weather with warm layers of clothing. If you have any need for coats, hats, or gloves we are happy to help! Feel free to email me or call the school and we will be happy to arrange free items for your child. Please also be sure to place your child's name on tags of coats, hats, and gloves if possible. Many students have the same items as other kids and it can be a challenge to get lost items returned to the correct owner. Thanks for your help with this!

Have a great fall and let me know if you have any positive feedback to share or questions about our school days.

Jeff Harper


email: jharper@eastnoble.net

phone: 260.897.2301

School Facebook page: @avillaelementary

Twitter: @avillaschool

Panther Pride Celebration

Water Bottles Needed

Please be sure to remind your child to bring a reusable water bottle to school. Our drinking fountains are still not in use, but we do have bottle fillers on each fountain so kids can have plenty of water. We have been providing cups for use, but that supply is running low. We need your help and appreciate your willingness to make sure that your child has a water bottle to use.

Masks Needed for Bus Riders

Please help! If your child rides a bus to or from school, they must wear a mask while they are on the bus. Many students have been forgetting or losing masks and we are running low on our school supply. Eventually we will need to keep students without masks for the bus in the office until parents can pick them up. Please have a mask and also several back up masks for your child to have in their bookbag if they are riding a bus.

Picture Retakes Coming Up Soon

Our school picture day was Tuesday, August 31. Interstate Studios will return to Avilla Elementary on October 14 for retakes and for anyone that was absent on our original date.

East Noble Preschool at Avilla Elementary

We have morning and afternoon spots open for our preschool program at Avilla Elementary. If you or someone you know has interest in our program please call our school for more information. Our target age for preschool students is four years old, but potty trained three year old students can be considered for enrollment.

Click here to view our East Noble Preschool video.

Interested in Guest Teaching at Avilla or East Noble School Corporation?

If you are interested in Guest Teaching (substitute teaching), East Noble would be happy to explore that path with you!

East Noble School Corporation is accepting applications for substitute teachers for all grade levels.
$100.00/day sub rate for regular classroom teacher.
$75.00/day sub rate for Special Education Instructional Assistant or any IA requiring a sub.

Education Requirements and Related Experiences: The minimum education requirements required for recommendation to substitute for East Noble School Corporation is 30 hours of certified college credit, or 24 months of work experience with no more than two different employers within a 36-month period. Prospective substitute teachers are required to submit verification of college credit hours. A full college degree, even if not in education, is desirable.

Applicants must apply in person at the East Noble School Corporation administration office.

Cathy Wright, Administrative Assistant
126 W. Rush Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Note: East Noble School Corporation uses the Region 8 ESC SubService, if you have never subbed at East Noble before, you must visit the East Noble administration office first to apply.

Avilla Apparel Store Open Now

Avilla Elementary has a new apparel store available to families, featuring our new logo. All ordered items are sent directly to our school for parent pick up or for kids to take home. Here is the link: https://avilla-school.itemorder.com/sale

Avilla Parent/Teacher Organization

Please consider joining our PTO. This group plans fun activities for families, works on fundraising opportunities for our school, and collects feedback from other parents. There are many ways to become involved. All PTO meetings will take place in the Avilla Elementary library at 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Please enter at door 1 when attending meetings.

Meeting Dates:

  • October 11
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 11
  • May 2

Car Line Reminders

We would like to thank you for helping to make our car line arrival and dismissal process nice for everyone!

To avoid waiting for long periods of time in our car line, we recommend that you show up close to our school start and dismissal times. When too many people show up too early, it creates a line that can disrupt Avilla's street traffic. Please be sure to display your car number when you are picking up a student in the afternoon. All car rider students enter and exit at door 2.

School start times:

Mondays: school begins at 8:45 am, door 2 opens for breakfast at 8:30 and opens at 8:35 for everyone else.

Tuesday - Friday: school begins at 8:00 am, door 2 opens for breakfast at 7:45 and opens at 7:50 for everyone else.

School dismissal: 2:45 pm daily

*Please consider entering our car line after 2:35 pm to avoid creating an unnecessarily long car line. Our preschool car line is in place before Kindergarten - 5th grade parent car line.

Important Dates

Click here for our 2021-22 East Noble School Corporation Calendar

Fundraiser Dates:

Kickoff and information sent home: October 13

Sale End: October 27

Delivery of items to our school: November 30 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the gym-Door 16

October 14 Picture retakes and absent student picture day

October 15 Book fee date: 1/2 payment due

November 11 Veterans Day Celebration for grades 3-5 at Avilla American Legion

*November 12 Veterans Day bad weather make up date

December 2 Grades K, 2, and 4 winter music program from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

December 15 Book fee date: 3/4 payment due

February 15 Book fee date: full payment due

February 17 Parent/Teacher conference night 3:00 to 7:00 (winter conferences by invite or request only)

April 29 Avilla PTO Carnival

May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 Spring Music Program Grades 1, 3, 5

May 18, 2022 5th grade trip to JA Biztown

May 20 Field Day

May 23 Field Day make up day