AIS West Weekly Parent Update

Week of November 29, 2021

What is happening this week at WEST?

Monday:
  • Project Angel: Canned Fruit
  • 2:30 Show Choir in Choir Room


Tuesday:

  • Project Angel: Canned Veggies/ Beans
  • 2:15 Chamber Orchestra
  • 2:30-4:00 Book Fair and Dodgeball 6th Grade ** Parents Pick up @ Door 1 at 4pm- Stay in Car and pick up like normal car rider pick up line


Wednesday:

  • Project Angel: Soup
  • 6:00pm Choir Concert: Enter Door 21


    Thursday:

    • Project Angel: Canned Meat/ Mac & Cheese
    • 2:30-4:00 Book Fair and Dodgeball 5th Grade ** Parents Pick up @ Door 1 at 4pm- Stay in Car and pick up like normal car rider pick up line
    • 230-325 Spanish Club-6th grade
    • 5-6:00pm Food Pantry @ AIS East Door 13 OPEN


    Friday:

    • Project Angel: Pasta & Sauce (NO GLASS JARS)


    Coming Soon:

    • December 8 @ 6pm Orchestra Concert

    We need volunteers to help at the book fair this week!!

    Please help! We need volunteers at the book fair this week. Can. you help?


    Here is the sign up link: CLICK HERE Sign up to help at the book fair this week

    Check out this Orioles in the Know Podcast on Gratitude: It features some of our AISW 5th graders & 5th gr teacher Mr. Ruebel!

    Is your child out for an appointment or are they sick?

    If your child will be out of school for any reason, please let Amber Klein in the office know by calling the front office or emailing her at alklein@avon-schools.org or sending her a parent square message. She has to update Power School with the information.


    It is important to let the teacher know the reason, too, however, Mrs. Klein is the ONLY one who can and MUST update the reason in Power School.


    Thank you for your help with this!

    Parent ACTION items:


    • Dodgeball permission slip & $5 turned in


    • Make sure your student is in class each day no later than 7:30 am.


    • Sign up to volunteer in the media center or to help make copies for teachers

    * Opportunity #1: CLICK HERE Sign Up Genius: Help in the media center
    * Opportunity #2: CLICK HERE Sign Up Genius: Help make copies for teachers


    • Check with your child's doctor to make sure your child is up to date on all of their immunizations

    12 days of surprises for staff....

    Each year we recognize our teachers over the holidays with the 12 days of surprises for the holidays! With this, I am reaching out to see if anyone would be wiling to donate small denominations of gift cards $5 or $10 for the staff? If so, you can send them in in an envelope addressed to the principal and have your son/daughter drop it off in the front office. They will be used for prizes during the 12 days of surrpises. :) Thank you for your help and support as we work to share our gratitude to the staff for their HARD WORK!
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    AISW Student of the Week: Week of November 22

    Parker Jackson

    Matthew Stamm

    Moira Sanders

    Zoe Archer

    Synthia Gerber

    Daniel Butte

    Makayla Franklin

    Ganen Kasmer

    Parker Links

    Sophia Muwalif

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    Student IDs- $1

    If your son/daughter has lost his/her two ID's that were provided by the school, the ID machine is now up and working and they can purchase a replacement ID in the front office for $1. They need this for lunch and breakfast each day.
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    Become a substitute and YOU CHOOSE!

    1. YOU can share with us and have noted in Aesop BOTH what building and what days they want to work. This will avoid any extra calls from Aesop or Cindi regarding available jobs.

    2. YOU can designate if they are willing to accept “morning-of” jobs or only want to take jobs in advance so they know their schedule

    3. YOU can work as little as four days a month or as much as four days a week

    4. YOU hae the option to work half or full days

    5. ALL YOU need to do to apply is go online and complete a quick application with DOE for a sub permit. Cost - $16.32 (if not licensed)
    https://www.in.gov/doe/educators/educator-licensing/substitute-permits/

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    Immunizations Required: Is your child's immunizations up to date?

    Each child must be up to date on their required vaccinations in order to remain in school. Starting September 30, 2021, students will be excluded from school if the school does not have documentation of up to date immunizations. Please check with your family doctor to make sure your child is up to date and that the school as a complete record of your child's up to date immunization record. Call Tracy Teipen our school nurse with any questions.

    Parent Volunteer Opportunities

    Parents! We have a few volunteer opportunities available if you are interested!


    Step 1:
    Complete all 3 steps to be an ACSC Volunteer https://www.avon-schools.org/services/safety/school-volunteers
    * You must have a completed and passed/approved background check on file through Safe Visitor. ACSC Electronic Signature Agreement Form


    Step 2: Sign Up using the following links:
    * Opportunity #1: CLICK HERE Sign Up Genius: Help in the media center
    * Opportunity #2: CLICK HERE Sign Up Genius: Help make copies for teachers
    *** if you cant come in at the times listed, but can come in on the day listed--- just note the time that you will be here as long as it is between 730am and 330pm.


    When arriving to the building to volunteer & REQUIREMENTS to be in the building:

    • VOLUNTEERing at West CANNOT begin until all parts of step one are completed.
    • Bring a photo ID to check in
    • a mask is REQUIRED to be worn at all times while in the building
    • volunteers will remain in assigned locations (media center and media work room) of the building and not in direct contact wtih students
    • Parents, please know that if you volunteer students must be at. school on time and stay through the end of the school day. There will not be early dismissals or late check ins.

    MLM Food Pantry is open every THURSDAY!

    MLM Food Pantry is open each Thursday from 5-6pm to Avon Community Schools families! Register your family here! CLICK HERE to register!

    Stop by tomorrow between 5 and 6pm @ AIS East- Door 13

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    Register your KROGER CARD: Support AIS West!

    https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/

    AIS West will receive funds from KROGER for every card that is registered! Every time you shop, you are helping AIS West!

    Check out our NEW AIS West website!

    NEW AIS West website: aiswest.avon-schools.org


    Stop by our NEW AIS West website. All Avon Schools websites have just received a new and improved look. We hope that you find our website more user friendly and up to date! Enjoy and let us know if there is anything that could be of more assistance on the website.

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    No Cell Phone Use @ Intermediate School:

    We recognize that many of our students have cell phones as some of them are going home by themselves after school, etc. We ask that all cell phones are locked in their lockers and powered off throughout the day. Students have been taught that as soon as they arrive at school the phone goes to their locker and is locked up. When they leave for the day, the cell phone is to stay in their bag until they get in their parent's car and/or get on the school bus.

    ** If there is an emergency and a student needs to reach you, they will be permitted to use the school phone.

    ** if you need to leave a message for your child, please call the front office and they will make sure your child is given the message by the end of the day.


    In the event they are to have their cell phone out of their locker, the following steps will be taken by the teacher:


    1. First time- warning: the teacher will ask them to go put it in their locker and share that next time it will be confiscated.
    2. Second time- The teacher will ask the student to give them the phone and the teacher holds the phone until end of the day. The teacher returns the phone at the end of the day when the student gets on the bus/ goes to their car in car rider line and reminds the student of the school wide expectations. This will be documented as a disciplinary referral and parents will be notified.
    3. Third time and beyond: The teacher will ask the student to give them the phone and the teacher will take the phone to the front office for a parent/guardian to pick up the phone. The teacher will communicate with the parent to inform the parent that the phone has been out three or more times and now they must pick it up the phone from the front office. This will be documented as a disciplinary referral.


    *** If students choose to bring their phones or other devices to school, Avon Schools are not responsible for lost or stolen devices or personal belongings.***