The Weekly Update #4
September 10th, 2023
Week of October 23, 2023
-Thursday, October 26th: Kindergarten Field Trip to Peltzer's Pumpkin Patch
-Tuesday, October 31st: Spooky Science and Annual Family Pumpkin Showcase
-Thursday, November 2nd: Sixth Grade field trip to San Diego Old Town and Balboa Park
-Friday, November 3rd: Last Day of First Quarter
-Wednesday, November 8th: No School, Teacher In-Service
-Thursday, November 9th: Parent - Teacher Conferences
-Friday, November 10th: Veterans Day Observed, No School
Message From Miss Angela
Red Ribbon Week is upon us once again, and it is with great enthusiasm that we come together as a community to mark this significant occasion. Traditionally, we have dedicated this week to emphasize the importance of making healthy choices and committing to a life free of the detrimental effects of substance abuse.
During this week, we will engage in various educational activities and discussions aimed at raising awareness about the dangers associated with drug use. It is our collective responsibility to instill within our students the understanding that their choices today shape their future tomorrow. By taking part in Red Ribbon Week, we demonstrate our unwavering commitment to fostering a safe and supportive environment for all.
Let us seize this opportunity to encourage one another, celebrate our unity, and renew our commitment to leading lives that are free of harmful influences. Together, let us uphold the values of resilience, determination, and a steadfast dedication to making positive choices.
Middle School iPad Distribution Day is November 1st!
In order to be assigned an iPad, each student/ family must complete the following two tasks.
1.) Read the Van Avery Prep iPad Handbook on Policy, Procedure and Information along with your student and complete the Google Form acknowledging that you have done so. Both the Handbook and Form can be found here.
2.) Obtain a case for the iPad.
*The case should include a bluetooth keyboard and provide sufficient protection of the fragile device.
*The iPads' specifics are as follows: iPad 9 with a 10.2 inch screen.
*There are many options available on Amazon for you to choose from.
Quarter One Parent Conferences
Parent conferences will be held on Thursday, November 9th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The teachers will break for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Kindergarten through fifth grade teachers will send out sign-ups for conferences. Middle school families may come any time during conference hours. The homeroom teachers will have report cards and then you can visit any or all teachers then.
Monday Night Parent Basketball will resume next Monday, October 16th, at 6:00 p.m. Parents are invited for some friendly games in our gymnasium. Reach out to Mr. Josiah for more details (email@example.com)
NFL Flag Football League (K-5): Look for information regarding our flag football league later this week.
Cheer Club: Cheer club will be starting on 10/25.
Garden Club Seeking Donations
-Empty and clean 2 liter soda bottles with lids
-Empty and clean plastic milk or juice containers that have built-in handles
-Empty and unbroken planting pots: nursery style, terra cotta, plain, pretty, or anything you have that you aren't using.
*If anyone is a wood worker or interested in donating a bench in your family's name, we are looking for at least three long, sturdy benches.
Please contact Miss Dolly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-234-1940.
Morning Drop-Off Location Changed
Morning drop-off has moved to the gymnasium. Please drop students off there between 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. After 7:30 a.m., students should be dropped at the gate closest to their classroom.
Eighth Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Info
Our eighth grade will be traveling to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. in April. For more information please visit Worldstrides for more details. Our trip ID# is: 207925.