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:
Important Links (including before/after school care)
Dates and Deadlines
Lunch Menu and Sign Up
Communication Sign Up
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:
***Information on school fees forthcoming
**For parents that purchased “1st Day of School Supplies” kits - these will be delivered to your home!
AELC's 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.
Kindergarten Screening 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 screening 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
Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year for all day kindergarten is $2,300.00.
Student fees and tuition can be made by writing a check made out to Avon Local Schools and can be turned in at Open House or with your child on the first day of school. You can also pay online by visiting PaySchools Central. This option allows you to make partial payments, schedule payments and set up payment reminders.
You can also apply for free and reduced tuition at PaySchools Central. If you qualify, your student’s fee & tuition will be reduced at that time. If you already have an account, log in with your existing credentials. For new applicants, click “Register,” then follow the prompts.
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)
AELC School Day...
Student School Day: 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Car Rider Drop Off: 8:45 AM - 8:57 AM (DOORS CLOSE AT 8:57 AM)
Class Begins: 9:00 AM
All Day K: 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Morning Preschool: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Morning K: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Afternoon K: 12:00 PM - 3:45 PM (Lunch 12-12:30)
Afternoon Preschool: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Dismissal Begins: 3:35 PM
Our Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Student Backpack Tags:
Student backpack tags will be provided to you at Screening. These tags will indicate how your child should be getting home- bus, car, or NEST.
We ask that you have a consistent weekly schedule for your child’s transportation. At this age, it is simply too difficult to make changes to routines.
If you have an appointment or emergency, please send in a note and pick your child up as a car rider by 3:15 in the front office.
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
If you have moved or your transportation needs have changed, please complete the electronic Transportation Survey below –
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures- Please read prior to the 1st day of school.
Map for Drop Off and Pick Up
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.
Lunch Menus & Payments...
Breakfast $1.50 (reduced $.30)
Lunch $2.75 (reduced $.40) and Milk is $.50
Depositing Lunch Money
New Users: follow this link to PaySchools Central and click on “register” on the log-in page. Follow the prompts to create an account and add student(s) to your account. Follow this link to view the Parent User Guide. **NOTE: If wanting to fill out a free/reduced application, after creating your account, you MUST log out and log back in to access this feature**
Current PayForIt Users: follow this link to PaySchools Central. Use your current log-in credentials for PayForIt to log-in to PaySchools Central. Auto-replenishments will need to be RESET for the school year. Any settings you had last school year will not carry over to this school year.
***PaySchools Central now allows you to see more at once! You can load lunch money, manage lunch auto-replenishment, pay school fees, make before and after school care payments, set up notifications and access the free and reduced meal application. You can also see more than one child’s account at a time!
Applying for Free and Reduced
Please note that the Covid relief funds that allowed for EVERY student to get a free breakfast/lunch are no longer available. We will operate on our normal school lunch options of pay and reduced/free based on application.
If you believe you will qualify for free/reduced school fees and free/reduced lunch please CLICK HERE to login to PaySchools Central.
If you need to create a new account, click on “register” on the log-in page. Follow the prompts to create an account and add student(s) to your account. Follow this link to view the Parent User Guide.
***Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Nancy
Mazzeo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-937-3049.
***Click here for information about Community Resource Services
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