Austinville Elementary School

April 4 - 8 News

Guidance Lessons Share Wisdom for Testing Weeks

Guidance Counselor, Sarah Henderson covered testing tips and gave advice to grades three through five to prevent less stress on the test. Students were advised to:

  • get a good night's sleep
  • eat a good breakfast
  • listen carefully as the teacher reads the directions to you
  • don't spend too much time on any one question
  • keep trying until the test is finished . . . don't give up
  • always do your best
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House Sparrow Incorporated into Students' Art Lessons

Mrs. Young used students' observations of the Outdoor Classroom house sparrow sitting on her nest to teach students to draw a living animal. Even students in kindergarten listened to Mrs. Young's detailed directions on drawing and then painting the bird.

Students Begin their Day with Breakfast in the Classroom

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Children learn better when they eat breakfast before starting their day. In the past, teachers haven't always been assured their students had eaten before arriving at school. The Breakfast in the Classroom program began four years ago. It takes school breakfast and improves it by bringing the benefits to all students - after the bell rings. Breakfast in the Classroom provides breakfast to every student, faculty and staff at Austinville. Students eat as teachers take attendance and prepare for the day. Many grades enjoy their breakfast as they complete their morning work. Austinville serves breakfast to 395 students.

Austinville Students Support PACT'S Pennies for Prevention

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Parents and Children Together (PACT) is a dynamic organization committed to preventing child abuse and neglect in Morgan County, Alabama. PACT was founded in 1978, and is one of the first comprehensive child abuse prevention programs in the Southeastern United States. Strong community support and committed volunteers have allowed PACT to grow into a Family Resource Center that provides services to over 10,000 in Morgan County, Alabama, each year.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. This week students across Morgan County have participated in "Pennies for Prevention" to STOP Child Abuse. During the week, students supported child abuse awareness by participating in the following activities:

  • Monday - Wear Blue Day
  • Tuesday- Child Abuse Prevention Stickers
  • Wednesday-Color a Pinwheel (represents Child Abuse prevention)
  • Thursday-Crazy Sock day(sock it to child abuse)
  • Friday-Pennies for Prevention


  • 4 to 5 children across our nation die every day as a result of child abuse
  • Across the U.S., a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds
  • Child abuse affects more than one million children per year
  • Survivors of child abuse are at greater risk for physical, emotional, work and relationship problems through childhood and adulthood
  • There are 679,000 victims of child abuse across our nation

As you can tell from the pictures below, Austinville students contributed all week to the cause.

Mrs. McCollum's Reading Students Involved in Book Clubs

Students Continue Recorder Lessons in Dr. G's Music Classes

Mark Your Calendar!

  • 12 - ACT Aspire Science Testing for 5th Grade
  • 14 - ACT Aspire Writing Testing
  • 15 - Club Day
  • 17 - Lifepoint Church Workday in the Outdoor Classroom
  • 18 - ACT Aspire Math Testing
  • 19 - ACT Aspire Math Testing
  • 20 - ACT Aspire Math Testing
  • 21 - ACT Aspire Math Testing