Audubon Eagle Express
August 10th-12th: Kindergarten Assessments
August 13th- First Day of School for Kindergarten
August 16th- Return Summer Reading Postcard or log
August 17th- First Day of School for VPK
August 20th- Return THINK STRETCH "Track Record" page
September 6th- Labor Day; Holiday for All
September 7th- First PTO Meeting
September 8th- First Interim Ends
September 15th- Interims posted
October 8th- End of First 9 Weeks
October 11th- Student Holiday
School Hours and transportation: Audubon's campus opens for students at 7:30 am. Students must be in their classrooms by 8:00 am or they are considered late and will need to go to the front office for a tardy slip. Car and Bus riders are dismissed at 2:30 pm. Bikers and walkers are dismissed at 2:35 pm, after the buses have cleared the lot. Please remember, that kindergarten and VPK students must be met at the bus stop by someone on their approved list. If no one is there to greet them, they will be brought back to Audubon. If your child is a car rider, please ensure that you have the car tag clearly displayed.
Bus Loop: The front area of the school is reserved for buses only. After the buses are gone, VPK parents may drop their VPK students and siblings off starting at 7:45 am and will be greeted by their VPK teachers. No one else may drop off in this area.
Lunch Accounts: All students are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch daily. If you would like to see the menu or add money to your child's account so they may purchase "extras" please visit: https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/3479 You can add money to the account by clicking on the "my payments plus" button or downloading the app.
Focus: Please make sure that you have your child's Focus Pin number and have logged in/created an account. Focus allows you to access your child's assignments and grades, as well as view communication from the teacher.
A Note From the Principal
A warm welcome back to the new school year. Our theme this year is “Every Child, In Any Way, Every Day” and the Audubon staff and I are committed to ensuring that every child is given every possible opportunity to thrive and succeed. The partnership that is established between school and home plays a vital role in your child's success. We look forward to offering many opportunities this school year that will be engaging, community building and will foster the positive relationship needed to ensure all students succeed!
To maximize the learning opportunities provided each day for our students, I ask that you please make every attempt to stay connected with your child’s teacher, and make sure that you have an active FOCUS account. FOCUS pins will be coming home within the first couple of weeks of school. FOCUS allows you to monitor your child’s progress weekly. The classroom teachers use email, Class Dojo, and phones calls to stay connected, and the Blackboard messaging system is used frequently by the school to keep families updated, so please make sure that the school has updated phone numbers and email addresses throughout the school year.
I wanted to make sure to let families know that we are implementing many of the same COVID safety protocols as last year. One way hallways, hand sanitizer stations, cleaning protocols throughout the campus, consistent seating charts for contact tracing just to name a few of the protocols. We will be following the district flow charts for contact tracing and alerting families of the need to quarantine. If your child is quarantined, it is our goal to keep the learning happening. Although there is not an option for live teaching, teachers will be uploading lessons into a Google Classroom. Classroom teachers will keep you informed should your child have to quarantine.
As the year progresses, I encourage you to follow our Facebook page and visit our school website frequently. We will keep these two platforms updated so you are always aware of the great things happening at school.
I thank you for sharing your children with us. Together we can inspire, love and teach them to be our future leaders!
Candace Jones - Principal
Cpl. Alex Villa
Please help us welcome our new School Resource Officer (SRO), Cpl Alex Villa. Keep an eye out for a note or tip from him each month.
I have approximately 12 years of Law Enforcement experience in total, with two of those years as an SRO for Gemini Elementary. I am a husband and father of two boys ages 4 and 1. I enjoy working as an SRO, trying to bridge the gap between our youth and law enforcement. I believe positive law enforcement interaction with children is important to show our youth that police officers are not only here to protect, but to be a friend and a mentor they can count on and look up to.
As we are in the beginning of the school year please remember to always look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks for safety and never assume the vehicle is going to stop for you. Always wait until traffic is at a complete stop before entering the cross walk. If on a bike please wear your helmet and walk your bikes across the crosswalk.
Title One Tidbits
Title 1 is looking for your feedback! Please visit the Audubon Website at
https://www.brevardschools.org/Page/13718 to review last year’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP).
After reviewing please share suggestions or ideas for this year’s PFEP using this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq19dq0qi4xpWtqe_QYiym0fguQRHFssofkkaIZJkFJ9g01Q/viewform?usp=sf_link or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We look forward to working together again this year!
Monthly Soar Store Sponsors and other Thank Yous
This month is still available.
A+ Thrift Store
Thank you A+ thrift store for your donation of $2,000 to every Merritt Island School!
Thank you Unnreal cookies for your donation of AMAZING cookies our first week back to work. It was a great treat!
Georgiana United Methodist
Thank you for the donation of backpacks and school supplies!
Black's Spray Service; Lawn Care and Pest Control
Thank you for your donation of school supplies!
International Title & Escrow Co., LLC
Thank you for your donation of school supplies!
Thank you to Domino's of Merritt Island and Stacy Chancey for our staff luncheon. Be on the lookout for upcoming spirit nights!
Thank you Kona Ice of North Brevard for coming to our open house. We love "cooling down" with you!