Avoca West News

Week of January 5, 2017

5Es Survey -- PARENT INPUT NEEDED!

Please take a moment to click on the link below to share your feedback about life here at Avoca West. We currently have only 18% of AW parents who have taken the survey, and the survey requires a minimum of 20% in order for us to receive data. My hope is for even more, to be sure we're capturing the feedback from a majority of our parent population. In an time where I know it'd difficult to pause life to reflect in a survey, I thank you for the gift of time!


https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

Safety Reminders for Avoca West Families

  • All visitors MUST enter through the front doors. Although we do not require visitors to wear a badge after 3:00, parents still need to go through the front office so that we know who is in the building. Do not enter through the kindergarten doors.
  • When the "feels like" temperature is 9 degrees or less, we will be inside for recess. The temperature is checked at the time that lunch/recess begins, so please plan ahead and pack winter gear if it seems there is a chance that students will go outside. Our PE teachers take students outside as well when possible. That movement and fresh air makes a big difference!
  • Please be mindful of all of the comings and goings at Avoca each morning and afternoon. With the temperatures cooling down (understatement), more parents are dropping off and picking up. Please pay close attention to the stop sign (and Mr. Cruz!) and wait your turn in line to drop off. Driving around creates a precarious situation for our students who are exiting and entering the cars. Thanks!

Upcoming Dates to Note

1/11 - 6pm - 4th grade music concert

1/12 - 7pm - PTC Meeting @ AW

1/16- MLK - No School

1/17 - Teacher's Institute - No School

1/24 - 6pm - Band Concert

1/25 - 6pm - Parent "Coffee" at AW ITC

1/30 - Report Cards Open to Parents (final grades) in PowerSchool

2/3 - Paper Copies of Report Cards to go home with students via backpacks

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!