Avery Moments

May 30, 2022

Dear Avery Families,

I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful weather on this Memorial Day. Thank you to all of our Veterans and those members of the Armed Services that lost their lives protecting our freedom.

The year is coming to a close soon- 15 more school days! We have a very busy calendar so please make note of the dates listed below. There are field trips and whole school events coming up.

Our third, fourth and fifth grade students have completed the MCAS. Thank you to all families for ensuring your children were here to participate. The students worked hard during the testing and are ready for a break.

Thank you to the Avery PTO for organizing a wonderful cultural celebration last Wednesday. It was great to have families back in the building for an Avery tradition. Thank you to all the families who set up tables to share their family culture, traditions and food.

The Spring Concert will be this Friday at 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to allow all a chance to attend. The Avery band students will be performing in the morning show. If you will be dismissing your students after the afternoon show, please email Mrs. Griffin earlier in the day. This will ease the congestion at the end of the day. Also, please be sure to look through the lost and found in the lobby. All items left at the end of the school year will be donated.

Mr. Edward Paris, who will be coming onboard July 1, will be here Tuesday, June 7 at 6:15 p.m. for a meet and greet before the June PTO meeting at 7 p.m.. We hope you will be able to come welcome him to Avery.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday!


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Field Day and Family Cookout --- Jay Kreisberg

Friday June 10th will be the date for the 2022 Avery Field Day! This year we will have two sessions: 1st-2nd will be from 9:00-10:30 AM and 3rd-5th will be from 10:30-12:00 PM. We will then have a family cookout provided by food services after Field Day for all students. To ensure the continued success of our annual Field Day we must, as in the past, rely on the outstanding support from our parent/guardian volunteers. We need parents to help run games and clean up at the end of the day, as well as help in the cafeteria.

If you would like to volunteer your help with this year’s Field Day, please complete the form linked below and return to main office by June 3rd. Each volunteer must have submitted a C.O.R.I. form within the past three years. Please see the office for more information on the C.O.R.I. checks.

Classes will be participating in Field Day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:30 am. Field Day will be finished by 12:00, so please plan on staying until that time. If weather does not cooperate on June 10th, our make-up day for Field Day will be Monday June 13th. Please keep this date in mind, as we may need volunteers if Field Day would need to be rescheduled.

More information will follow as Field Day gets closer. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jkreisberg@dedham.k12.ma.us. If you would like to volunteer for the Cookout after Field Day as well, please email Mary Whynot at mwhynot@dedham.k12.ma.us.

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Important Dates

June 1-
  • Gr. 3 Field Trip- Fairbanks House
  • School Committee Meeting 7 p.m.
June 3
  • Avery Spring Concerts 9:15 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.
  • DHS Senior Clap Out 11 a.m.
  • Dedham Pride Celebration 7 p.m.
June 4
  • Gr. 5 Bottle and Can Drive 10 a.m.- 12 noon
June 6
  • Gr. 2 Field Trip- Franklin Park Zoo
  • K-1 Step Up Day 9:30 a.m.
June 7
  • Gr. 4 Field Trip- Roger Williams Zoo
  • Gr. 5 Step Up Day
  • Principal Paris- Meet and Greet 6:15 p.m.
  • Avery PTO Meeting 7 p.m.
June 8
  • Gr. 3 Field Trip- Dedham Historical Society and Ron's Ice Cream
  • Gr. 5 Field Trip- Hale Reservation
June 10
  • Avery Field Day and Family Cookout
June 13-
  • Spring Book Fair Begins
June 14-
  • Flag Day Parade- AVery School PTO Float
June 16-
  • Gr. 5 Promotion Ceremony 10 a.m.
  • Gr. 5 Pizza Luncheon and Pool Party
June 17
  • Avery Color Run 3 p.m.
June 20
  • Juneteenth Celebrated- No School
June 21
  • Last Day of School- Noon Dismissal