Avilla Elementary Family Newsletter

August 2021

Our 2021-22 Avilla Elementary Team is Excited to See Our Kids!

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Welcome Back!

Avilla Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year. It was very nice to see so many families at our Back to School Night. If you missed it that is okay, we will welcome everyone back on Thursday, August 5. Each month I will send a digital family newsletter and post it on our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook. Please consider downloading the free East Noble mobile app for an additional source of information for our school.

Over the summer Avilla Elementary got a new panther logo. This logo will be featured on new items available in our online store soon, so please be on the lookout for that.

Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate all that our families do for our school and our students. Please contact me directly with any positive feedback or concerns that you have this year. We look forward to another great school year!

Jeff Harper


email: jharper@eastnoble.net

phone: 260-897-2301

New Playground Equipment

New playground equipment has been ordered. The rendering to the left is what we will be adding. Our students have voiced the need for more items on the playground and we are happy to have the opportunity to provide more options for kids. Although the order has been placed, we aren't expected to have the equipment until winter or possibly spring of 2022.

East Noble Preschool at Avilla Elementary

We have morning and afternoon spots open for our preschool program at Avilla Elementary. If you or someone you know has interest in our program please call our school for more information. Our target age for preschool students is four years old, but potty trained three year old students can be considered for enrollment.

Click here to view our East Noble Preschool video.

Transportation Department

Our transportation department is very busy creating and modifying routes in order to have the best bus ride possible for all of our students that ride a bus. If you have not yet gotten a phone call from your child's bus driver, you should hear from them between now and the end of the day on Wednesday. Student registrations are still being completed, so bus routes remain in the planning stages until Wednesday.

For the first few days of school our bus drivers will be getting settled in to their new routes. We appreciate your patience with differing pick up and drop off times. Once we get into a routine, times will become much more predictable.

Click here to be redirected to our transportation request or change form. Please note, requests and changes take a few days to process and you will be notified with a phone call prior to the change going into place.

Book Fees and Food Service Information

East Noble is happy to announce that all student breakfast and lunch will be FREE for every student. The task of sending in lunch money will not exist for anyone during the 2021-22 school year!

Book fees for the school year are still being collected. Click here to pay 2021 book fees. We accept payments toward school fees, or you may pay in full. Book fee payment due dates are listed in the Important Dates section below.

If you would like to apply for book fee assistance, you must complete an application for this school year. Click here to apply for free/reduced book fees. This link will take you to Lunch App, but is also used for book fee applications.

Car Line Tips

We would like to thank you for helping to make our car line arrival and dismissal process nice for everyone!

To avoid waiting for long periods of time in our car line, we recommend that you show up close to our school start and dismissal times. When too many people show up too early, it creates a line that can disrupt Avilla's street traffic. Please be sure to display your car number when you are picking up a student in the afternoon. All car rider students enter and exit at door 2.

School start times:

Mondays: school begins at 8:45 am, door 2 opens for breakfast at 8:30 and opens at 8:35 for everyone else.

Tuesday - Friday: school begins at 8:00 am, door 2 opens for breakfast at 7:45 and opens at 7:50 for everyone else.

School dismissal: 2:45 pm daily

*Please consider showing up after 2:35 pm to avoid creating an unnecessarily long car line. Once we get in the groove of car dismissal, the dismissal process is complete by 2:55 pm.

Avilla Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)

Please consider joining our PTO. This group plans fun activities for families, works on fundraising opportunities for our school, and collects feedback from other parents. There are many ways to become involved. All PTO meetings will take place in the Avilla Elementary library at 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Please enter at door 1 when attending meetings.

Meeting Dates:

  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 11
  • May 2

Important Dates

Click here for our 2021-22 East Noble School Corporation Calendar

August 5 First Day of School

August 31 Picture day

September 15 Book fee date: 1/4 payment due

Fundraiser Dates:

Kickoff and information sent home: 9/8/21

Sale End: 9/22/21

Delivery of items to our school: 10/19/21

September 16 Parent/Teacher conference night 3:30 to 7:30

September 22 East Noble School Board meeting hosted at Avilla

October 15 Book fee date: 1/2 payment due

December 15 Book fee date: 3/4 payment due

February 15 Book fee date: full payment due

February 17 Parent/Teacher conference night 3:00 to 7:00 (winter conferences by invite or request only)

May 18, 2022 5th grade trip to JA Biztown