Avon School Newsletter

September Edition

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back to the 2015-2016 academic year! We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing summer! We are looking forward to a great year!

Thank you APT/WPTG!!

Thank you to APT/WPTG for a delicious lunch that was provided for our first day! We greatly appreciate it!

A Couple Reminders

First Day of School
Tuesday, Sept. 8 is an early dismissal day.

Early Dismissal Times:
Preschool AM 8:35 AM - 10:15 AM
Preschool PM 10:50 AM - 12:35 PM
Grades K-8 8:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Breakfast will be served. Lunch will NOT be served.

Arrival Procedures for Tuesday, Sept. 8
First Day of school Kindergarten parents will be permitted to enter through the gates along with their child and proceed to the far door leading into the auditorium. A sign will be posted.

Grades 1-4 will proceed through the gates without their parents.
1st Grade will be escorted to their assigned entrance in the auditorium.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will line up on the black top. Teachers will be waiting for the arrival of their class.

Only parents of Kindergarten students will be permitted to walk beyond the gates.

Introduction of New Staff and Student Teachers

Avon School would like to introduce you to and welcome a few new staff members and fall semester student teachers to our school. We are excited for them to join us!

Interested in Band Club?

Instrument Demonstration

Are you in 4th grade-8th grade? Are you interested in playing in Band Club, but don’t
know what instrument you want to start playing? Come out to Instrument Demonstration Night! Coles Music Service will be there to answer any questions about the instruments, their fantastic rental program, and much more. All instrument options will be on display. You can hear them, pick them up, hold them, and decide which instrument is right for you!

Date: September 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Avon School Library

Band & Choir Clubs 2015-2016

As the school year starts up again, so are the Avon Band and Choir clubs. Students in Grade 3 have the option of joining Choir Club. Students in Grade 4 have the option of joining both Band and Choir Club. An interest letter will be sent home at the beginning of the school year. There is an activity fee to participate.

Computer Class (Headphones)

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

I am recommending that you please provide a set of headphones for your child to use at school, during their computer class. Some classrooms may provide them, however, your child may prefer a different kind that they are more comfortable with.

Kindergarten through eighth grade students visit the computer lab once every week. While in the computer lab, students use headphones for various projects that involve sound. The headphones help students to stay focused on their own work instead of concentrating on the distracting sounds around them.

You may choose to provide a new set of headphones for your child or a used set. Last school year, your child may have chosen to bring his/her own headphones to use in the computer lab. In an effort to help you conserve money and supplies, I recommend that your child bring back that set of headphones to use again this year. If you no longer have that pair, you can purchase a cheaper pair at Target, Walmart, or even the dollar store. Each child can choose to bring ear buds or headphones. They can stay in my classroom in bags that I will provide for them, in their desks or, for grades 5-8, in their lockers if they so choose.

These headphones will be returned to you at the end of the school year permitting they are still in working condition.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Julie Lamon

Save the date...

September 8th: First day of school for students 12:35pm dismissal

September 17th: Back to School Night 7:00-9:00

September 21st: BOE Meeting 7:30 (Avon Media Center)

September 23rd: Picture Day