Avoca West News

Week of May 21, 2017

Registration Reminder!

If you haven't yet registered your child for the coming school year, please do so ASAP! All of our families should have received an email from InfoSnap with a unique link to register each individual student. If you are unsure of whether you've completed the process or need help, please reach out to Beth Haugeberg at haugebee@avoca37.org.

Having the most up to date information for our incoming students helps to keep things running smoothly as we plan for the year ahead! Thank you!!

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Student Events!

We are still short volunteers for the 4th grade Olympics this Tuesday afternoon. If you're able to give any of your time to watch our kiddos in action, please follow the link below to sign up. Thanks!

5/23 4th/5th Grade Olympics (Volunteers Needed)

How To Help Your Child with Peer Issues

One of the biggest struggles as a parent (and as a principal) is how to help our children navigate the pushes and pulls of navigating through friendship issues and dilemmas that come up with their peers -- inside and outside of school. If you're anything like me, the natural inclination is to jump in a fix it, to take the hurt and confusion away.

Recently, I stumbled across this article about how we might differentiate for ourselves and help our children through understanding the differences between when kids are just being mean or rude, and what's really bullying. Discipline is about learning, and helping to have those conversations on both sides of the situation help our growing children learn where things went wrong and how to fix it for the future.

I hope you'll find the article enlightening!

Upcoming Dates to Finish Up the Year!

5/23 - 4th & 5th grade Olympics

5/25 - 6pm - Orchestra Concert at Avoca West

5/26 - 9:00am - Volunteer Breakfast (for all District 37 volunteers) at AW

5/29 - No School - Memorial Day

6/1 - 1st-3rd grade Field Day

6/6 - Meet the Team Day

6/8 - Last Full Day of School

End of the Year Picnic -- 11:30-1:00pm

Looking Ahead to 2017-2018

9/6 - Parent Orientation Night at Avoca West

9/14 - Ice Cream Social & Volunteer Fair (at Avoca West, but district event)

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!