Mustang News

September 30, 2022

What's New in the Stable

*Parent/Teacher Conferences

*Need MUSTANGS!

*Band Booster Meeting

*Order 2023 Yearbook Now!

*Drama Fundraiser

*Gift of Giving Holiday Drive

*GO card/ID info

*Mustang Boosters

*Bus Procedures for Friends

*Students leaving early

*Drop Off/Pick Up Map

*Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures

*Birthdays Next Week

*Join the Tech Team

*Important Dates

*Blessings in a Backpack

*Food Service

*Food Menu for the Week of Oct 3-Oct 7

*AMS Athletics

*2022-2023 AMS Bus Schedule

*2022-2023 Half Days/ Early Dismissal Days

*2022-2023 Avondale School Calendar

*District News

Parent/ Teacher Conferences Oct. 6th!

This year we are offering virtual and in-person Conferences!


Parent Teacher Conferences – Oct. 6th - 4:30-7:30


· We will be running Zoom conferences from 4:30-6:00 pm and in-person conferences from 6:10-7:30 pm in the gymnasiums.


· All staff will have a Sign-Up Genius for both Zoom and in-person conferences.


· There will not be any "walk-in" slots available. If you are unable to schedule a conference, please feel free to reach out to the teacher to set up a meeting for another date.

AMS need MUSTANGS to bring the HERD to Homecoming!

Oct 14th is the AHS Homecoming game and Parade. Like last year we are looking for any “MUSTANG” families that would like to roll in the 5.0 in the parade with us. We have limited space so please email me at jason.ohrt@avondaleschools.org for details. We are looking for Mustang cars of all years and colors, but purple and yellow may have an edge, lol.


Please reach out if you are interested in roaring the engine for our kids in the parade!

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Band Booster Meeting

The Avondale Band Boosters will be meeting on Monday, October 3 at 7 pm on Mr. Hejka's Zoom (meeting ID 225 153 9371, passcode 494103). Here is a link for your convenience: https://zoom.us/j/2251539371?pwd=M1NXTTFFbkkyaGdQajJadE5tY2M3UT09#success.


l band parents/caregivers are automatically considered part of the Band Boosters organization and are welcome and encouraged to attend!



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Order a Yearbook NOW!

Order next years yearbook book for only $40

Jostens Link


Staff, Parents, & Students --


Please use this form to submit ANY and ALL photos from events at AMS during the 2022-2023 school year. The best part about the Yearbook is having a variety of pictures to look back on to create an authentic, memorable publication. Please include any after-school activity, sporting event, in-class project or assignment, field trip, etc.


https://forms.gle/pEN2rSB15qfLKCu89

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Drama Fundraiser

The Avondale Theatre Company was selected to perform in Scotland next summer and the students are planning many fundraisers to help achieve this goal.


On October 8th we will be having a drop off bottle drive from 9am-3pm in the Scene Shop. Please bring the students your MI returnables and we will take care of the rest.


We will be hosting bottle drives every second Saturday of the month all year. So, please save up those cans and bottles and bring them to the students.


We also have lots of other things coming up that we hope you will participate in and help support these students.


Thank you!

--

Michael C. Sheldon

Artistic Director

Avondale Theatre Company

248-537-6200

Gift of Giving Holiday Drive

WHAT IS GIFT OF GIVING HOLIDAY DRIVE?

The Holiday Drive supports Avondale students in the free and reduced lunch program by providing students with basic needs such as winter items and food for the 2 weeks of Holiday break.


GoG works closely with Avondale staff and families to ensure that students receive the needed items for school through an annual survey. The information helps ensure that the students receive the much needed item for winter.


Here is the Google form for Avondale families to fill out.

https://forms.gle/Wa9inHjthv1TzVch8


To donate, volunteer to pack food, or be a holiday shopper?

https://www.giftofgiving-mi.org/holiday-drive


Family pick will be on Saturday, December 10th, from 9-3PM

and Monday, December 12th from 9-noon

GO Card/ID Information

GO Cards

All students have received GO Cards at this time, however We have found many students have already misplaced them. When a student misplaces their GO Card they may purchase a replacement. The costs are as follows.


Replacement ID $3.00

Replacement GO Card, $3.00

Replacement break away lanyard is $1.00


Students will fill a form out to request the replacement and pay at that time, they will receive the replacement within 3 school days. (see below slide)

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Mustang Boosters

Introducing the MUSTANG BOOSTERS!!!!

AMS has been very fortunate to have had some outstanding PTO groups. In the spirit of that tradition we are rebranding our PTO to the MUSTANG BOOSTERS! This will be a group of volunteer parents and teachers collaboratively working to promote and support the outstanding groups, teams, clubs and school initiatives we have. We will be scheduling the first meeting sometime in the first week of October.


Please email Mrs. Robin Bovensiep at rrbovensiep@gmail.com to have your name added to the list. We hope to see you there!

riding the bus with friends

-THE STUDENT WHO IN NOT NORMALLY ON THAT BUS, NEEDS A PARENT NOTE STATING THE FRIENDS NAME, BUS NUMBER AND A PARENT SIGNATURE


-THE STUDENT TAKING THE FRIEND HOME, NEEDS A NOTE FROM THEIR PARENT SAYING THEIR FRIENDS NAME, BUS NUMBER, APPROVAL OF THE VISIT AND A PARENT SIGNATURE.


-BOTH NOTES NEED TO BE TAKEN TO MRS. ZAREMBA IN THE MAIN OFFICE AND SHE WILL CALL THE BUS GARAGE TO GET PERMISSION FOR THE EXTRA STUDENT.


OR AN EMAIL TO jackie.zaremba@avondaleschools.org

WITH BOTH PARENTS ON IT, THE NAME OF BOTH STUDENTS AND BUS NUMBER


-ONCE APPROVED, THE NOTE(S) WILL BE SHOWN TO THE BUS DRIVER TO SHOW THE RIDE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY ALL PARTIES.


-NO ONE IS TO BE ON A BUS THEY ARE NOT ASSIGNED OR ON A DIFFERENT BUS WITHOUT PERMISSION


THESE PROCEDURES ARE FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL.

Students Leaving Early

Some students have had parents calling them out of school early to avoid the traffic when leaving. This is becoming very intrusive in the classroom when kids are being called out.


We will not be dismissing students past 2:15 pm unless prearranged absence at least a day in advance.


All other early releases, Please give the office at least ONE HOUR to process your request.


Thank you!

Drop Off/Pick Up Map

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Drop-Off/Pick-Up Protocols

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Birthdays Next Week

10/1- Alyssa, Santiago, Julien, Ezekiel, Jayla, Ethan

10/2- Adrian, Fakhir

10/3- De'Shawn, Selene

10/5- Ahmiya, Reese

10/7- Brooklynn, Antonio, Carly

Apply for the Student Tech Team!

We are looking for responsible, trustworthy students to be on our Tech Team. These students run sound, lighting and video equipment for school and weekend events.


We are looking for students with integrity and a strong work ethic! You will be fully trained for this position. Students who are accepted on the Tech Team will be asked to commit to the team for the remainder of their middle school and high school years if possible. Team members are fully trained (trainings Wednesdays, 2 times a month). 6th/7th grade team members will work as unpaid “interns” working alongside an older student. After completing required internship hours, 8th grade students can be paid for their time worked at rental events. Students can continue to work events throughout high school.


If you would like to be a part of this exciting team, please fill out an application

by Monday, Oct. 3



You can find it at https://bit.ly/amstechapp22


Questions? Email deanna.johnson@avondaleschools.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 6, 2022

4:30pm-7:30pm


Half Day of School

October 20, 2022

11:07am Dismissal

(there are no after school activities on half days, please pick your child up in a timely manner. We do not have ancillary staff available to supervise students-Thank you!)


No School

October 21-October 24, 2022

Fall Break


Make Up Picture Day

October 26, 2022

During Lunch

Blessing in a BackPack

Dear Parents and Guardians:


Considering the tough economic times and the rising food costs facing our area, we are attempting to help Avondale families by making sure all our children have enough food. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program is a community-based program sponsored by Blessings in a Backpack-Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, the Meijer Corporation, the Avondale Community and will continue for children attending schools in the Avondale School District.


If you agree to take part in this program, during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with purchased food for the weekend. Bags will be dispensed in a discreet and caring manner. The simple meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned chicken, canned tuna, granola bars, peanut butter, soups, fruit, and other items. For you there is no cost associated with this program.


To ensure, as to the best of our ability, to provide for a safe packing environment all volunteers will follow the guidelines established by the Avondale School District. All food will be sent home in disposable plastic bags.


If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below and return it to your child’s school AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you have more than one child attending the school, list the names of all children in this school.


Please be sure to indicate on the form if your child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home. Avondale School District as well as Blessings in a Backpack-Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Rochester and Meijer will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure.


Return the below form to your child’s school OR, sign your child(ren) up to receive Blessings in a Backpack online at: https://forms.gle/PenBsXw6fhZ7opKz5.

Food Service

We are also transitioning from MiStar Parent Portal to Meal Magic Family Portal for all food service-related management including viewing your student’s meal purchases and making deposits into their meal account. Set up your student’s Meal Magic account and learn more at https://avondale.familyportal.cloud/. Note that if your student had an unspent balance in their MiStar meal account, that amount will be carried over into the new Meal Magic system.

Learn more about these changes to our food services here.


An additional note regarding Avondale Food Services is a reminder of the importance of sharing any allergies that your student may have with our Food Service Department. If your student has any food allergies, please fill out the form here and email it to megan.haase@avondaleschools.org.

Food Menu-October 3, 2022-October 7, 2022

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AMS Athletics

ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE!

YOUR STUDENT CANNOT PARTICIPATE WITHOUT A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE


In order to participate there is a $100 participation fee,

unless you have been approved for free or reduced lunch


All student spectators must go home and return for sporting events.

All student spectators must be accompanied by an adult.

MHSAA Sports Physical

For the 2022-23 school year, an MHSAA pre-participation sports physical is required for all students who participate in sports. A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15, 2022 to be considered a valid physical for 2022-23.

Avondale Cross Country

Run as one, Work as a team, Finish as a Family

Please change at school and meet on the track. We ask all athletes to bring everything with them including filled water bottles. We will not be going back into the school.

Pick up will be at the track.


Attendance - Please be on time and ready to run. If you are unable to be in attendance an email needs to be sent to Coach Bovensiep. It is important that we know when runners are going to be there as we base meet slots off times and attendance.


Picture info - Coming Soon


Uniforms - This year's uniform will be a purple Avondale shirt. Athletes are to provide black shorts and if they would like a shirt under the purple tank it is to be black. This way we all look uniform and a team.


Sign up Genius - Please take a look at the sign up genius for ways to donate and provide snacks for the team. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948ADAE29A02-avondale


Meets - Right now we have 5 scheduled. Meets are listed on Athletic.net. More information will be sent home closer to meets.


Oct 1, 2022 Hanson Freedom Hill

Oct 11, 2022 Clarkston Jamboree

Oct 25, 2022 Pumpkin Invitational


Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Robin Bovensiep robin.bovensiep@avondaleschools.org

Sam Castillo



Practice: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

3-4:30

AMS Track

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Girls Basketball

7th Grade Coach:

Madison Selinsky

madison.selinsky@avondaleschools.org


8th Grade Coach:

Emily McLaughlin

emily.mclaughlin@avondaleschools.org


Practice Monday-Thursday

3-4:30pm

Main Gym


2022 GAME SCHEDULE

10/4- vs. West MS 4pm

10/6- @ Reuther MS 4pm

10/10- vs Baker MS 4pm

10/11- @ Van Hoosen MS 4pm

10/18- @Larson MS 4pm

10/19- vs. Hart MS 4pm

10/25- @ Baker MS 4pm

10-26- vs.Van Hoosen MS 4pm


*BOLD ARE HOME GAMES

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7th Grade Fall Sideline Cheer

Coach:

Sarah Gilbert

sarah.gilbert@avondaleschools.org


Practice Monday-Thursday

3-4:30pm

Aux Gym


CHEER GAME SCHEDULE

10/5- Home Game vs West MS 4pm

10/19- Home Game vs. Reuther MS 4pm

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8th Grade Fall Sideline Cheer

Coach:

Amanda Mulka

amanda.mulka@avondaleschools.org


Practice Monday-Thursday

3-5 PM

Aux Gym


CHEER GAME SCHEDULE

10/5- Home Game vs West MS 4pm

10/19- Home Game vs. Reuther MS 4pm

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Avondale Mustang Football

Practice:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

3-5pm

Football Field


Head Coach:

Steve Lehoczky

Assistant Coaches:

John Miller

Scott Johnson

amsmustangsfootball@gmail.com



2022 GAME SCHEDULE

10/5- vs. West MS 4pm

10/12- @ Clarkston Blue 4pm

10/19- vs. Reuther MS 4pm

10/26- @ Pierce MS 4pm


*BOLD ARE HOME GAMES

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See below for Free Sports Physicals at Avondale High School

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AMS 2022-2023 Bus Schedule

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2022-2023 Half Day/Early Dismissal Days

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2022-2023 School Calendar

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TEXT the word "YES" to 67587

If you are not receiving text messages from Avondale Middle School or Avondale School District and would like to, text the word "YES" to 67587.

AMS FACEBOOK PAGE

District News

Stinger Wrestling Club

The Stinger Wrestling Club focuses on the fundamentals of wrestling and teaches athletes to transfer that into success on the mat. Welcome boy and girl athletes between the ages of 5 and 14 from ALL communities to learn and participate in wrestling, one of the

GREATEST SPORTS EVER!!!


The cost for the program is $200 for the entire season

that runs from November through March.


For More information, please contact us at

Stingerwrestlingclub2022@gmail.com

Follow on Facebook: Stinger Wrestling Club

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Auburn Hills Public Library Monster Hunt

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Caregivers Back-to-School Series Tools to Support Youth Well-Being ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Reminder to register and share with local caregivers. We’re a week out from our first session!

More details and active links: https://www.smore.com/94he0

TRIVIA NIGHT

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Busy Bee Job Openings

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Coffee with the Superintendent

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Gleaners Distribution Dates

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Board of Education Meetings 2022-2023 School Year **NEW~now Tuesdays**

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