Avoca West News

Week of December 15, 2016

Wrapping Up a Wonderful 2016!

It's hard to believe that we are weeks away from putting 2016 in the books. I continue to count myself blessed to spend each day here with your children and the incredible staff and families. Thank you for sharing these moments with me and for your collaborative spirit!


We are always looking for ways to keep parents in the loop on the many happenings at Avoca West, so I encourage you all to look for a way to follow us on social media. We are on:


I'm still experimenting with trying to get one post to show up in multiple places, but hope that the pictures and updates will bring a smile to your faces in the new year as well!


I hope you find the two weeks ahead restful and restorative for your spirit. Thanks for all you do!

5Es Survey -- PARENT INPUT NEEDED!

Please take a moment to click on the link below to share your feedback about life here at Avoca West. We currently have only 18% of AW parents who have taken the survey, and the survey requires a minimum of 20% in order for us to receive data. My hope is for even more, to be sure we're capturing the feedback from a majority of our parent population. In an time where I know it'd difficult to pause life to reflect in a survey, I thank you for the gift of time!


https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

Safety Reminders for Avoca West Families

  • All visitors should enter through the front doors. Although we do not require visitors to wear a badge after 3:00, parents still need to go through the front office so that we know who is in the building. Please do not enter through the kindergarten doors.
  • When the "feels like" temperature is 9 degrees or less, we will be inside for recess. The temperature is checked at the time that lunch/recess begins, so please plan ahead and pack winter gear if it seems there is a chance that students will go outside. Our PE teachers take students outside as well when possible. That movement and fresh air makes a big difference!
  • Please be mindful of all of the comings and goings at Avoca each morning and afternoon. With the temperatures cooling down (understatement), more parents are dropping off and picking up. Please pay close attention to the stop sign (and Mr. Cruz!) and wait your turn in line to drop off. Driving around creates a precarious situation for our students who are exiting and entering the cars. Thanks!

Upcoming Dates to Note

12/16 - Winter Parties at Avoca West

12/17 - Winter Break Begins!

1/3 - School Begins again (Tuesday)

1/11 - 6pm - 4th grade music concert

1/12 - 7pm - PTC Meeting @ AW

1/16- MLK - No School

1/17 - Teacher's Institute - No School

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!