Avon School Newsletter
Thank you APT/WPTG!!
A Couple Reminders
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.
The student code of conduct has been included in the parent handbook online and can be referred to at anytime. Mr. Anthony Arcodia is the Affirmative Action Officer if you have any questions at all.
Introduction of New Staff and Student Teachers
Hi! My name is Samantha Sharp and I am the newest second grade special education teacher. This year, I will be teaching alongside Mrs. Ryan. As a former Barrington resident and Avon student myself, I am excited to be back and I am looking forward to what the new school year brings!
I worked for many years as a Media Specialist/Librarian at many schools as well as a community college. I am very excited to be a part of the Barrington School District as the new Media Specialist.
Hello. My name is Stephanie Wood. I am a student at Rowan University. I am student teaching with Heather Sauer. I am excited about this experience and am thankful that Avon Elementary has opened its doors to help me fulfill my goals and achievements in the education field.
My name is Brianne O'Leary and I am very excited to be a student teacher in Mrs. Kupiec's Kindergarten class this fall! I study Early Childhood (Pre-k to 3rd) Eduction and Writing Arts at Rowan University. I'm very excited to graduate in December and have my own class!
Hello, my name is Rachel Apicella. I am very excited to start the 2015-2016 school year working at Avon as a Special Ed. Aide. I am currently in a masters program for speech pathology. I hope to graduate within the next year and a half ! I look forward to meeting everyone .
Interested in Band Club?
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
Computer Class (Headphones)
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,
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