Hickory Highlights

School Newsletter-September 17, 2021

Hickory School Hours - 9:25 am - 4:10 pm


Mon. Sep. 20-Scholastic Book Fair begins (check below for more info below)

Mon. Sep. 20-College Go Week Begins (check below for more info)

Thur. Sep. 23- PTO Meeting-7pm-8pm (check below for more info)

Oct. 11 - Oct. 22-Fall Break-No School

Wed. Oct. 27-Picture RETAKE/MAKE-UP Day

Tues. Nov. 2-ELearning Day-Students learn from home

Wed. Nov. 24 - Fri. Nov 26-Thanksgiving Break No School

Dec. 20 - Jan 3- Winter Break-No School

Tues. Jan. 4- Students Return from break

Mon. Jan. 17- No School-MLK Jr. Day

Mon. Feb. 28- ACSC Hearing Screenings, 1st and 4th graders (and new to Avon 1st-4th)

Mon. Feb. 21-No School-Presidents Day-(Snow Make Up Day if needed)

Mar. 21-April 1-Spring Break-No School

Fri. May 27-Students Last Day

Click here for printable District School Calendar


All parents are invited to join us for the first schoolwide PTO meeting next Thursday, September 23rd from 7pm to 8pm in the new Hickory Innovation Lab.

Join us for PTO introductions and information on the upcoming PTO events. Find out how you can become more involved!

Childcare available for all potty-trained children.

Sign Up To Help the Hickory PTO!

The Hickory PTO is excited to begin planning some events for the 2021-22 school year! Stay tuned for information on the upcoming 2021 Walkathon!

In the meantime, families have the opportunity to support by providing some of the needed items listed in the Sign-Up Genius link below. Please send the items to school with your child by Friday, October 1st.

If you prefer to support upcoming Hickory events with a monetary donation, please send your donation to school in a sealed envelope marked "Hickory PTO" by Friday, October 1st.

Thank you!

Hickory PTO



Textbook Rental Payments Are Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting textbook rental payments. You can send cash or check in with your child to the Hickory office (make sure to put your child's name and "Book Rental Fees" on the envelope and make checks payable to "Hickory Elementary". To pay by credit card, you can either pay online by going to e-Funds for Schools

or call your credit card in to Mrs. Harris at 317-544-6300, ext. 6341.

The deadline to pay textbook rental fees is Monday, September 27th.

If you feel like you may qualify for state assistance with your textbook fees, you can apply online by going to https://family.titank12.com/ and clicking on "Apply for Meals Today". (The same application used for both meals and textbook fees).

You also have the option to set up a payment plan. If you would like to do this, please contact Rhonda Harris at rjharris@avon-schools.org or call 317-544-6300 ext. 6341.

Keep Collecting Those Box Tops!

Please remember to send any physical Box Tops that you have collected to school by Friday, October 8th.

Don't forget that you can also scan your Box Tops by downloading the Box Tops for Education app to your mobile device.

Hickory School Picture Make-up / Retake Day- Wednesday, October 27


If your child was not here on the original picture day (August 12), Lifetouch Portraits will be here at Hickory on Wednesday, October 27th to take pictures.

Additionally, if you were unhappy with your child's pictures from the first picture day, you can send them back in on this date to be retaken.

More information will come home closer to this date.

Junior Day of Caring-

On Thursday, September 16th, students from Avon High School volunteered their time at Hickory Elementary for their Day of Caring. Eighteen high school juniors volunteered their time to work on projects or engage with students in related arts. The high schoolers were able to help students in Music, PE, STEM, and Library. They repainted the buddy benches, hung bulletin boards, and created ribbon artwork for the hallway. These students were kind, thoughtful, and caring. Avon schools is extremely lucky to have such amazing leaders in our high school!

Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday, September 20th!

Dear Parents and Families:

We can't wait to bring the joy of reading to Hickory Elementary with the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair which starts this Monday, September 20th and ends on Sunday, October 3rd.

You'll get to enjoy the magic of a Book Fair from the comfort of your home with our Virtual Fair experience. Kids can shop thousands of books online to discover new favorites and stock their shelves with this season's most popular reads!

Plus, check out these special virtual shopping perks:

  • Access to over 5,000 products
  • Direct shipping to your home and FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • eWallet digital payment system that friends and family can contribute to
  • 25% in rewards earned for our school with all purchases!

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with virtual shopping:


Thank you for helping us build lifelong readers in our school community!

Happy reading,

Mr. Keary Rininger, Principal

Hickory Elementary

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Next week Is College GO! Week. It is an annual, statewide event to promote enrollment in post-high school education across Indiana, whether that be a 2- or 4-year college, learning a trade, or signing up for military service. We are going to have a spirit week here at Hickory next week to celebrate. Please see the poster below to see how we are celebrating each day.

Monday, Sept. 20- NEON Day
Tuesday, Sept. 21-Career Day
Wednesday, Sept. 22-Favorite College Shirt or Colors
Thursday-Sept. 23-Military Appreciation Day-Wear Camouflage
Friday, Sept. 24-Your Future Starts Here-Wear Avon Gear or Colors

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Interested in Joining Cub Scouts?

If you are interested in your child joining the Cub Scouts of America, please take a look at how you can get started. Avon Cub Scout Join Night is Tuesday, September 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Avon Town Hall Park.

Go to: https://youtu.be/3twQrZMxGIk for a fun informational video about Cub Scouts

Reminders from the School Nurse-

~ Please send your child to school with a mask. It is important that these are appropriately sized for your child. Ear loop face masks tend to work better than the gaiter style.

~ Also, please remember to send a water bottle to school with your child every day. Staying hydrated is important, and drinking fountains are not available for use.

~ If your child has had to borrow clothing from the clinic due to a potty accident or spill, please wash and return these items to school

~ Lastly, if you received a message from me indicating that I am missing your child's most up-to-date immunization record, please make every effort to submit that to school as soon as possible.

Thank you for your help in these important matters!

Amber Walker, RN

Hickory Elementary



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