Avoca West News

Week of October 11, 2016

Fire Safety Visits -- This Friday!

In honor of Fire Safety Month, our Glenview Firemen will come to visit and talk with students this Friday. Students and parents are encouraged to continue the conversation at home around developing an plan in case of an emergency. You can find a copy of two of the handouts from the Fire Department linked below.



Looking to give back? Here are a couple of ideas!

Bernie's Book Drive is an annual event here at Avoca West that coincides with our Avoca West Book Fair. This year, our Weblos 1 Cubs group (4th grade boys) will be heading up the campaign. From October 13th-26th, students are encouraged to donate new and used books to the book bins at Avoca West. If you can give, please do so!

Calling all Box Tops! Did you know that each Box Top can give up to 10 cents back to Avoca. That may not sound like a lot, but things add up quickly...and go right back into the classroom! During the month of October, we will be having a Box Top Challenge. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops will win the chance to wear PJs all day November 1st -- a worthy prize after many of our kiddos will be out the evening before gathering goodies!

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Book Fair Coming to Avoca West

Hooray! Our annual Anderson's Book Fair is just around the corner -- parent-teacher conference time. Teachers will be making recommendations for books that would make nice additions to their classroom libraries. In the past, students have created elaborate wish lists. These lists this year will be used by the teachers to create classroom wish lists that parents can use to purchase and donate books to classroom libraries. We hope that this change will make the browsing experience more enjoyable for parents and students!

Can't wait to see you all there!

Upcoming Dates to Note

It's a busy October!!

10/12 - No School - Yom Kippur

10/13-10/26 - Bernie's Book Drive at Avoca West

10/18-10/20 - Book Fair at Avoca West

10/19-10/20 - Half Day Students -- Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/21 - No School - Teacher Institute

10/21 - Names due to room parents for Halloween Party visitors

10/31 - Halloween festivities (please see room parent emails for details about times for your child's grade level party)

Check out the Avoca PTC's Updated Website

Don't forget to stop by the Avoca PTC website for updated information and dates to put on your calendar as well. There are many exciting events going on -- including our Spirit Wear sales!!

Questions? Comments?

Please feel free to reach out to ask any of our office staff for help!