Avoca West News

Week of February 10, 2017

Art In Action Appreciation!

One of the most amazing events we have at Avoca West is our annual Art in Action. If you haven't already, please pop in and see our @AvocaWest37 Twitter feed (or search #engageAW) or our Avoca West Elementary School page on Facebook. The students & staff members loved watching the enthusiasm and love for the arts alive and well at Avoca. Students had a chance to select a station to work in for their visit to the gym. Options included mosaics, triptych canvas art, hand building with clay, tile painting, airbrushing, dancing, crafting jewelry, decorating journals, building forts and other imaginative objects with repurposed materials, and a digital technology art station. The north gym was abuzz with energy and enthusiasm...and oodles of volunteers!

A HUGE thanks goes out to the amazing Michele Rowe who has been chairing AIA for 10 years! With her youngest graduating from Avoca West this year, this was Michele's last year -- and we cannot possibly give enough thanks to her for all she's done. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Calling all Incoming Kindergarten Kiddos!

Do you or someone you know have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1st? We are looking to gather preliminary information about our incoming vikings and wish to welcome all to our Kindergarten Parent Information Night (adults only, please) on Thursday, March 9th from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents are encouraged to bring with their child's birth certificate and two proofs of residency (tax bill, utility bill, lease agreement, etc.). We will have initial paperwork to be completed for parents that evening, but you can find links to the forms below as well. Please also pop into our Google form to provide contact information so we are able to reach out to you with any updates to share! Our kindergarten team is looking forward to welcoming our new batch of youngsters to the building! Thank you for your help in getting the word out.

Please note that filling out these forms and submitting residency/birth certificate is only the first step in the registration process. Parents will still need to complete an online process as well (May 2017).

2nd Grade Fine Arts Night -- An Invitation for 2nd Grade Students and Parents

We are excited to invite our 2nd Grade students and parents to our Folk Night! The evening will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5:45-7:00p.m. You and your child will have the opportunity to participate in activities involving Drama, Music and Spanish, as well as view an art exhibit created by the second grade students. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Please RSVP via this link by Monday, February 13. Due the nature of the activities and available space, we kindly ask that no siblings attend.

We look forward to seeing you on February 23!

Ms. Bowman, Ms. Pease, Ms. Weismehl, and Ms. Scozia

Upcoming Dates to Note

2/10 - Boys Night (at Marie Murphy) for Avoca West Students


2/21 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Institute Day

2/23 - 5:45-7:00pm - 2nd Grade Fine Arts Night at Avoca West

2/24 - In-School Teacher Raffle (Students can pre-drop their tickets) during lunch

2/26 - 12:00-3:00pm - Fun Fair at Avoca West!

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!