Abernethy's First Day of School!
August 28th, 2023
Abernethy would like to welcome all of our students to the 1st day of SCHOOL!
Welcome Abernethy students and families to our 1st day of school!
The hallways are clean, waiting for students to walk on them. The walls are bare, waiting for student art work to hang on them. The stage is set with instruments, waiting for students to play them. The office is open, waiting to be kept busy.
And most of all, the classrooms are all set up, waiting for students to come fill them!
Tomorrow is the day. The first day of school!
Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick Up
Students can arrive at school at 8:35. We will not be able to have supervision prior to that time. Families, you are welcome to come to school early and supervise your students prior to the 8:35 time stamp. We will be happy to take over when the bell rings!
Students will line up according to the map below. $th and 5th grade students will line up over by the field. Teachers will meet you, in your classroom line, outside of the door closest to Orange St. starting with 4th grade closest to the fence and then 5th grade heading towards the Futsal court.
1st through 3rd grade, you will line up under the covered play area. 1st Grade will line up closest to the Futsal court, third grade in the middle and 2nd grade closest to the turf field.
Kindergarten students, on September 5th, you will meet your teachers outside of your classroom doors no earlier than 8:35.
Families, if you are dropping your student off, meaning not getting out of the car yourself, but rather just your student, please drop off on Elliott St. NOT Orange St.
Pick up will be in the same areas as drop off. Teachers will walk their students outside. Students who take the bus home will walk to the bus, and students who are being picked up can meet their ride outside. The bell will ring at 3;00. If ever you are going to be late, please call the office and we will make sure your student is taken care of until you arrive. Students are not to be left unattended after school, unless they have gone home first and families/caregivers are aware of where they are. There will be no supervision after school once the buses have left.
Change of dismissal plans?
No problem! Just call the office before 2:30 and we will let your student know the about any change.
Back to School Packets
Sometime this week your student will bring home their Back to School Packet. This is a packet that is full of important information for our year ahead! Please take some time to look over everything and return all necessary forms.
Kindergarten Popsicle Social
Due to the construction last week, we had moved the Kindergarten Popsicle get together to this Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00! We are looking froward to seeing all the Kindergarten students and families!
Welcome Back Picnic
Also, due to the construction, we had to move our Abernethy Welcome Back Picnic to Thursday, Sept 7th, 2023. We are looking forward to seeing all our Abernethy students, families and friends. Bring a blanket, chair, dinner and you summer stories!
Some important things to know!
Abernethy Bike Bus!
When:Wed, Aug 30 8:15am-8:40am
Where:Clinton Greenway or Lincoln-Harrison Greenway
We'll be starting up both Wednesday Abernethy Bike Bus Routes on the first week of the school year!
This is a consistent, fun and safe way for kids and parents to bike together to school. We find that it builds student confidence, builds social skills, gets exercise and reduces traffic. For many families it transforms the trip to school into an event to anticipate and enjoy.
- Choose either the Clinton Greenway Route or the Lincoln-Harrison Greenway Route (see attached flyer map and times)
- We need adult volunteers to help organize & keep kids safe from cars. Join our Volunteer Bike Bus Leader WhatsApp Group. No previous group riding experience required.
Clinton Bike Bus Route schedule (join in at any point along the route):
Gather on Clinton just west of Cesar Chavez at 8:10am
Departs Cesar Chavez and Clinton at 8:15am, heading West.
Departs Clinton St Plaza (26th) at 8:25am
Ladd's Circle at 8:30am1 lap around Ladd's circle to celebrate and cheer; cruise into school on Elliot to the gazebo at 8:35am to give kids time to lock bikes and line up.
(Optional) Join the Clinton Route Parents: Abernethy Bike Bus WhatsApp Group for occasional important communications.
Lincoln-Harrison Bike Bus Route schedule (join in at any point along the route):
Gather next to Joe Bike at 8:15am
Departs Joe Bike at 8:20am, heading West.
Departs St. David of Whales Church at 8:25am
Ladd's Circle at 8:30am
1 lap around Ladd's circle to celebrate and cheer; cruise into school on Elliot to the gazebo at 8:35am to give kids time to lock bikes and line up.
(Optional) Join the Lincoln Route Parents: Abernethy Bike Bus WhatsApp Group for occasional important communications.
If your child does not already ride to school on their own, please plan on biking with us for the first rides to make sure they can bike safely in a group.
At road crossings where we'll stop the group to gather, post up adult and make sure cars wait while we cross in masse.
Please ride behind the Bike Bus Driver-- the one with the speaker playing the tunes.
No bike bus home-- you can team up with families on your block to get small groups of kids home. If you're interested in consistently organizing & leading a larger bike bus home, let us know.
Questions? Concerns? Let us know! -Aaron & Jake (Abernethy parents & kids-on-bikes enthusiasts)