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Important Events & Dates from F.AVE

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May 11, 2020

Ms. Newton's Notes

We are excited to announce our end of year plan to celebrate each of our students, families and teachers for preserving through this last segment of the school year. Please see details below.

We also want to say thank you for sending in your virtual hugs! The teachers loved it. If you would like to see the finished products, they are also here by grade level.

Third Grade Virtual Hugs

Fourth Grade Virtual Hugs

Fifth Grade Virtual Hugs

F.AVE End of Year Parade Celebration

We are asking our families to gather in cars and follow a route around F.AVE so that we have an opportunity to see each other before summer begins. All of our staff will be outside of the building awaiting your arrival. We are asking that everyone arrive in a car to ensure social distancing and remain in your car. If you can not come in a car, then please remain on the opposite side of the street. We will wave to you from afar. We want to ensure everyone's safety by maintaining social distancing during our time together. Details are as follows:

Tuesday June 2nd

2:00-2:30 3rd Grade

2:20-2:50 4th Grade

2:40-3:10 5th Grade

  • Route-Staging happens on 4th Avenue behind F.AVE facing Oakview

  • Please remain in the line behind the car in front of you. Exercise patience!

  • Right turn on Oakview to be greeted by 3rd Grade Teachers

  • Right turn on 5th Avenue to be greeted by 4th Grade Teachers

  • Right turn into the horseshoe driveway to be greeted by 5th Grade Teachers

  • All other admin, teachers and support staff will be somewhere in between and assisting 5th grade teachers

5th Grade Families: We ask you to pause your cars to receive your 5th grader’s Moving On Certificate from their teachers or teacher representative

Every day F.AVE Falcons Rise UP to be:

Risk Takers who

Inquire about global issues.

Striving to be open minded.

Excellent and

Unique in every way. F.AVE students are

Powerful young minds who lead the way!

Have a fantastic week!

Field Trip Refund Information:

Unfortunately, due to school closures, some field trips were unable to happen this year. Please click on the link below to complete the refund form for your child's grade. Fifth grade classes who were not able to attend the Tybee trip will receive the form from their teachers. Please complete the form by April 30th. If you have any questions regarding your refund, please contact Jessica Wentworth via email at jwentworth@csdecatur.net.

3rd grade field trip refund form:


4th grade field trip refund form:


Weekly News Show

Weekly News Show 5/11/2020

Included in this week's news show:

  • Ask Your Principal
  • IB Song - Special Hybrid 4th & 5th Grade Edition
  • Falcon Chant
  • Guess Your Teacher Answers!
  • What Are Students Up To?
  • MyOn Book Recommendations
  • Jokes of the Week
  • Birthdays for this week! (Includes Summer Birthdays for July 4 - July 19)
Parent Virtual Resources

Advice & activities for you and your family

Honor Your Graduate

Acknowledge and celebrate your graduate in the Decatur Focus. Send a photo and a message (up to 50 words) to decaturfocus@decaturga.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 to be included in the June Focus.

PTO News

Time to Order Back to School Supplies

Seems a little crazy, right? Though we aren’t sure exactly WHEN we will be able to return safely, we WILL have a first day of school and we want to help you get prepared.

Once again we’re partnering with 1st Day School Supplies to make shopping for back-to-school supplies turn-key (not to mention, germ-free ☺)

Click here to shop from the comfort of your couch – with confidence that you’re ordering the supplies your teacher requested. There’s even the option to donate a little extra to help fund a teacher’s “wish list” as well as purchase an extra kit for a student in need… if you feel so inclined.

Order deadline is June 15. This program is optional – you’re always welcome to shop on your own, if that’s more your style!

Until we can meet again… Stay healthy and hang in there, Falcons!

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Please complete this form or email ptovolunteer@favepto.org to let us know you're interested in helping out.

Important UPDATE for Passive Fundraising

It’s super easy to earn money for our school when you shop at some of your favorite spots, like Publix, Amazon and Kroger (see below for full details). But, our school name has been updated to "The Academy at 5th Avenue PTO". To ensure funds are being directed to F.Ave, please log into your respective shopping accounts and look for our updated school name.

How you can support the F.AVE PTO with very little effort:

  1. AmazonSmile - Go to smile.amazon.com and, using your existing Amazon account, select The Academy at 5th Avenue PTO as your charitable organization.

  2. Publix - No more keychain! Follow these easy instructions.

  3. Box Tops - Box Tops have gone digital!! Download the App, Box Tops for Education. Enter your information, select our school, scan receipts and done! If you still have hard copy box tops, we are still collecting them in the box in front of the Media Center. There is a box labeled Box Tops for Education.

  4. Kroger - Register your Kroger Plus Card online and click on "enroll."

DEF News

While this is not the end of the school year anyone was expecting, we wish everyone a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer. You can still contribute to our Step Up for Teachers campaign to give a shout out to your favorite teacher; to Honor the Helpers to thank the essential workers in our community; or to Lighten the Load to help those Decatur families dealing with food insecurity. Check out our midyear Impact Report to look back on what we accomplished before the school closings. This summer, we will be working closely with CSD, DHS and DHA to focus on equity and behavioral health issues for the coming school year.

Follow DEF on Facebook (@DecaturEducationFoundation), Instagram (DecaturEducationFoundation) and Twitter (DEF_DecaturGA) for ongoing updates on how you can plug in and help our community. Together (while apart), we make a difference for our students, our schools and our community.

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Happy Monday F.AVE Families!