Avon Early Learning Center
Dear AELC Families,
Welcome to the Avon Early Learning Center! I hope everyone had a relaxing summer and is ready for a great school year! I am excited to get to know our preschool and kindergarten students and families! Our staff has been working hard to prepare for an extraordinary 2022-2023 school year. We are looking forward to welcoming students in a few weeks!
I am honored to be the Principal at the Avon Early Learning Center. I’m looking forward to working with our phenomenal AELC staff! These passionate educators strive to provide our youngest Eagles with a positive start to their school experience in Avon. A little about me...this is my 2nd year as the AELC Principal. Previously, I spent 3 years serving as the Assistant Principal at Avon Heritage Elementary School. This will be my 23rd year in education with 18 years as a 2nd grade teacher in the Avon Lake City Schools. I live in Bay Village with my husband and two children. We love spending time as a family including our two dogs!
We look forward to meeting you and your child at Open House and thank you in advance for your support and partnership. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything or have any questions :)
Below you will find the following important information:
Dates and Deadlines
Communication Sign Up
If your preschool child is receiving itinerant services at another preschool location the majority of this email will not apply to your family. Your child's therapist and case manager will contact you during the week of August 22nd to schedule the start of services for the 2022-23 school year. Please be sure you have completed your back-to-school update (returning students only) so that we have current contact information. (Click Here to Update PowerSchool - You will have to enter the 15-character snapcode provided by Avon Local School District in an email).
Mrs. Nora Fox, Principal
Avon Early Learning Center
Follow us on Twitter @AVONELC
Get to Know the Avon Early Learning Center...
Follow this link with your child to get to know our AELC staff and learn about our building…
**Please note: parents do not enter the building with students on the first day. We will use the car rider drop-off procedures outlined in this letter. If you would like to take pictures, please do so prior to drop-off.
The following links provide important information regarding fees and supplies, calendars and programs for your reference. All documents can also be found on the district website:
Preschool Student Handbook
Important Dates and Deadlines...
Individual class assignments will be sent via PowerSchool Messenger on Friday August 12th. Please make sure you have completed your back-to-school update (returning students only) in order to receive your child’s classroom placement. (Click Here to Update PowerSchool - You will have to enter the 15-character snapcode provided by Avon Local School District in an email).
Open House/Supply Drop Off Day-
Tuesday, August 23rd from 4pm-6pm By Appointment Only
Your child can see their classroom, briefly meet their teacher and drop off their supplies.
Preschool Assessment Appointments-
Thursday August 25th and Friday August 26th By Appointment Only
***You will receive an email with your child’s teacher through School Messenger and links to schedule their assessment and Open House appointment on August 12th. We will also post class lists on the front doors of the AELC that afternoon at 4:00. Should you have any problems scheduling, please call the AELC office at 440-934-5124.
Monday August 29th- First Day of Kindergarten and Preschool
Tuesday August 30th- Mumkin Sale Kickoff
Wednesday September 14th- AELC Pride Day (Wear Purple and Gold)
Tuesday October 12th- Fall Picture Day at AELC
Ages and Stages Questionnaire...
The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is a screening tool that will provide a quick check of your child’s development. The information you supply will help reveal your child’s strengths, uncover any areas of concern, and determine if there are community resources or services that may be useful to your child or your family.
The questionnaire includes questions about your child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills. Your child’s teacher will review the questionnaire, score them, and provide you results within the first few weeks of school. The results from the ASQ-3 will help you and your child’s teacher work together to develop specific learning goals for the school year.
Please click the link below to complete your child’s ASQ questionnaire. All families must complete this questionnaire at the beginning of each school year.
Instructions with pictures click here.If you would like to watch a video tutorial click here.
Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year for 4 day preschool is $2,500.00.
Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year for 5 day preschool program is $3,200.00.
Student tuition can be made by writing a check made out to Avon Local Schools and can be turned into the school office. Please do not send tuition payments in your child’s folder. You can also pay online by visiting PaySchools Central. This option allows you to make partial payments, schedule payments and set up payment reminders. Please note: Preschool tuition may not be posted in your child’s account until mid-September.
***Half of the tuition needs to be paid by Friday January 6th in order for your child to remain in the program.
If you have not already done so, please complete the following forms and bring along with you to Open House, assessment date, or put them in your child’s backpack on the first day of school. Hard copies will also be available during assessment days.
Child Medical Statement (due by September 29th and must be signed by physician)Family Information Form
Preschool Transportation Survey...
If you did not already due so in June, please complete the electronic Transportation Survey below (Please Note: not all preschool students qualify for transportation services)Preschool Transportation Survey
Transportation tags will be available for pickup during the Assessment Days (August 25th and 26th). If you are unable to attend, PLEASE ATTACH A NOTE CARD TO YOUR CHILD’S BACKPACK WITH THEIR FIRST AND LAST NAME AND TEACHER’S NAME THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.
Carefully review Bus Routes and Safety Rules:
Important transportation dates:
10th- Routes are posted to the website https://www.avonlocalschools.org/about-us/transportation
11th- Mock Run by Busses (Kids might want to see where there bus comes/time)
18th- Mock Run by Busses (with adjustments made)
22nd- Updated Routes are posted
DROP OFF and PICK-UP PROCEDURE- please read prior to the 1st day of school
PLEASE EXPECT DELAYS the first week of school. We check every student getting on every bus so it will take longer for our dismissal. We appreciate your patience as all our students learn their new routines.
Each year we arrange playground playdates the week prior to school starting so families and students can connect with others from their new preschool or kindergarten class.
The following dates and times have been scheduled at the Board Office Playground (36600 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011). Please be aware that staff will not be present and the building will be closed during these times. Also, to help differentiate different classes we are asking that you wear a colored shirt for your class color. We hope you enjoy getting to know each other! See Below…
5:00-6:00 pm- Kuhn AM/PM (RED) and Strader AM/PM (BLUE)
6:00-7:00 pm- Ereditario AM (PURPLE) and Ereditario PM (YELLOW)
5:00-6:00 pm- Koscho AM/PM (RED) and Keron AM/PM (BLUE)
6:00- 7:00 pm- Gilcher (PURPLE) and Magyary (YELLOW)
5:00-6:00 pm- Vrbancic AM/PM (RED) and Crnko AM/PM (BLUE)
6:00-7:00 pm- Lance (PURPLE) and Kusnerik (YELLOW), Rush (GREEN)
5:00-6:00 pm- Ferner (RED) and McDermott (BLUE)
6:00-7:00 pm- Fitch (PURPLE) and Jaros (YELLOW)
5:00-6:00 pm- Kaufmann (PURPLE) and Barr (YELLOW)
School Messenger (through PowerSchool): School Messenger will be used for important and time sensitive communication regarding AELC. In addition, our monthly newsletter link (via Smore) will be sent at the beginning of each month through PowerSchool Messenger.
Twitter: Follow the Avon Early Learning Center on Twitter to keep up with all the learning and fun! @AVONELC
To promote safety, we will be limiting guests entering our Main Office areas. Therefore, parents needing to drop off items at the school will be doing so within the vestibule area, where a table will be set up to leave the marked item(s) example: lunchbox.
This table will also have a sign-in area if your child were to arrive late due to a given reason. Guests can always push the buzzer to ask questions with the office personnel. In the event your child is sick, the office will contact you directly.
If you’re signing your child out for the day, we will ask you to fill out a slip with the early dismissal reason. Once this has been completed, we will call for your child to come down. We do not call children down to the office until a parent arrives.
We ask that you ALWAYS have your ID ready whenever you are a visitor at our school. Please let your emergency contacts know as well!
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)...
Students showing SOARing behavior can earn Eagle Bucks! Eagle Bucks are saved and can be used to shop at our SOAR cart. Students may buy little trinkets or they can spend their money on experiences like- saying the morning announcements, having time with the principal, using the principal's chair for the day, and much more.
IF students are not SOARing, students may speak with our principal Mrs. Fox. We believe in reflection, accountability, and teaching (and reteaching ) appropriate choices- making each moment we spend with children a teachable one. We appreciate all your support in advance!
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Avon Early Learning Center
3075 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
Office (440) 934-5124
Attendance Line (440) 695-0561
Nora Fox - Principal
Brandie Rush - Preschool Supervisor