News From the Nest

Week of January 17-21, 2022


Dear Falcon Families,

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are reflecting on Dr. King's dream and our continued initiatives of service. We acknowledge the work still to be done in our world for equity and justice, and here at APSK8, we are committed to this continued work.

Due to a generous donation, our Falcon Fund was recently able to award $5,000 in grants exclusively for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion directly to APSK8 applicants. These winning projects will be rolled out in the coming month and will be featured as these ideas come to life.

On this important day, I'd like to kick off our first Student Design Challenge of the New Year. Create a design for an enamel pin that represents a vision for our school. We are looking for a pin design that showcases elements of diversity, inclusion and love. Peace and friendships are other elements that might be included. Students can either print the entry form below or create a design digitally or on paper. Please include a brief narrative on the back about the design and why elements were selected. We will showcase the finalists for a community vote and the winning design will be made into an enamel pin. All entries are due by Februrary 18th.

Looking forward to a great week,

Trevor Honohan

Principal, Audubon Park School

Enter our Student Design Challenge for the Official APS Pin of 2022!

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APSK8 Wins BIG at FMEA State Coference Over the Weekend!

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Congrats to 8th Grader Bohdi H. for Representing APS in the All-State Honor Band!

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The Florida Music Educators' Association is having their state conference and APSK8 has just received a very prestigious award. Congrats to Mr. Munera and Principal Honohan for being recognized as a top Secondary Enrollment School, building and encouraging the Music Program at Audubon Park School. Also being honored at the state conference, 8th grader Bohdi H. He was selected to be a part of the All-State- Honor-Band, performing this weekend with the top middle school musicians in the State of Florida! Way to represent!


  • 1/17: MLK Day, no school
  • 1/17: Monday Night Market: APS Makers and Green Team 5-8 pm, Stardust Parking Lot
  • 1/19: Basketball vs Howard (HOME, 4:30)
  • 1/18: POSTPONED Falcon Fund Adult Social
  • 2/4: James Ponti Author Visit: City Spies 3
  • 2/25: Falcon Fling
  • 4/9: Park Life Keller Williams Winter Park Falcon 5K

Watch: Falcon Spirit Event @The Salty

The Salty Spirit Night 2022
What a great turnout Friday after school at The Salty Donut. Special thanks to Student Government, led by Mrs. Halon and Partner in Ed Liason Mrs. Roberts for organizing such a fun event! We loved sharing the Donut Poems by Mrs. Hall's Enrichment Class. Way to go, Falcons!

Watch: APSK8 & Lobos Coffee Roasters Poemville Collab

Poemville @LOBOS

TONIGHT! Falcon MAKERS at the Audubon Park Monday Night Market 5-8 pm

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Greetings Falcon Families!!

We are so excited about our upcoming Falcon Fling Event - A Night of Luck on February 25th at the Winter Park Library Events Center. We hope to see you all there. It is sure to be a great night.

We need your help to make this night a success for our school. We are in search of sponsors for the event as well as donations to our silent auction. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

Some ideas are -

• vacation homes

• theme park tickets
• restaurant gift cards
• skin care service
• photography services
• gift baskets
• coolers
• gaming stations
• wine tasting
• experiences
• memberships
• summer camp
• sporting events tickets
• spa/ massage services
• vacation packages

We have had a great response to our sponsorships and we do have a few sponsorship opportunities available. Please reach out if you would like to be our Title Sponsor or sponsor a table at the casino. Thank you to those families and businesses that have agreed to sponsor our event!!

Please reach out to Mickey Barkett for donations and sponsorships.

Royal Flush Casino Title Sponsor $7,500 (one available)

· Exclusive Sponsorship as title sponsor with signage as you enter the casino area recognizing company( ABC Company Casino)

· Custom Casino Vouchers with company logo (every guest will receive a voucher to play)

· Roaming Photo Booth in casino area with custom picture overlay of company logo

· Company Recognition at event on multiple platforms (large projectors in grand ballroom, casino area and digital boards)

· Company Name and Logo displayed on all casino tables

· Special Recognition in News from the Nest weekly email to all APS families

· Featured Social Media Recognition

· Special recognition on APS marquis and digital scoreboard during APS home basketball games

· Name mentioned in any print promotion, social media advertising and school call outs

· 8 admission tickets with unlimited drinks to Falcon Fling Night of Luck ($800 value)

Corporate or Family Table Sponsor $500 (10 available)

· Company Name and Logo or Family name displayed on a casino table

· 2 admission tickets with unlimited drinks ($200 value)

(All other sponsorships have already been taken!!)

Tickets go on sale January 17! Be sure to download the Handbid App in order to purchase tickets and bid on items.


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APSK8 is now a member of Amazon Smile!

Audubon Park K-8 is now a member of Amazon Smile! For eligible purchases, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Audubon. Amazon does NOT charge extra to shop in the name of a charity. Please use the link below, or search for “Audubon Park K8 School” on Amazon Smiles website.* You can also set your Amazon account to always shop to benefit Audubon.

* Please note that Audubon’s name may show up as “Florida PTA Congress” in some places on Amazon. This is because the official Audubon PTSA name begins with “Florida PTA Congress,” and Amazon may only include the first part of the official name in some places.

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Register with ADDitions to volunteer at APS

Orange County Public Schools require that all volunteers be registered and approved before being allowed to volunteer at school. Please be sure to take a moment go online to complete the application and start approval process.