Avilla Elementary Family Newsletter

September 2021

Avilla Apparel Store Now Open

Avilla Elementary has a new apparel store available to families, featuring our new logo. All ordered items are sent directly to our school for parent pick up or for kids to take home. Here is the link: https://avilla-school.itemorder.com/sale

Check out this at home STEM challenge!

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Picture Retake Date

Our school picture day was Tuesday, August 31. Interstate Studios will return to Avilla Elementary on October 14 for retakes and for anyone that was absent on our original date.

Please Complete Our Parent Survey by September 12

Dear Parents and Guardians of Avilla Elementary School,

We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics company, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning.

We are reaching out to ask you to take part in our school questionnaire. Your participation is essential to help us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in our students’ lives, and will help your child's school choose the right technology for their classrooms. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The questionnaire will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The last day to complete this questionnaire is September 12, 2021. Please respond using the link below:


Thank you for taking part in this important initiative!

August classroom award winners were celebrated at our monthly Panther Pride Celebration. Students are recognized for many different areas of character development. Congrats to all of our award recipients below.

We Need Guest Teachers

If you are interested in Guest Teaching (substitute teaching), East Noble would be happy to explore that path with you!

East Noble School Corporation is accepting applications for substitute teachers for all grade levels.
$100.00/day sub rate for regular classroom teacher.
$75.00/day sub rate for Special Education Instructional Assistant or any IA requiring a sub.

Education Requirements and Related Experiences: The minimum education requirements required for recommendation to substitute for East Noble School Corporation is 30 hours of certified college credit, or 24 months of work experience with no more than two different employers within a 36-month period. Prospective substitute teachers are required to submit verification of college credit hours. A full college degree, even if not in education, is desirable.

Applicants must apply in person at the East Noble School Corporation administration office.

Cathy Wright, Administrative Assistant
126 W. Rush Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Note: East Noble School Corporation uses the Region 8 ESC SubService, if you have never subbed at East Noble before, you must visit the East Noble administration office first to apply.

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.

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 entering our car line after 2:35 pm to avoid creating an unnecessarily long car line. Our preschool car line is in place before Kindergarten - 5th grade parent car line.

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:

  • 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

September 9 5th grade trip to Camp Potawatomi

September 15 Book fee date: 1/4 payment due

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

Fundraiser Dates:

Kickoff and information sent home: October 13

Sale End: October 27

Delivery of items to our school: November 30 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the gym-Door 16

October 14 Picture retakes and absent student picture day

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)

April 29 Avilla PTO Carnival

May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 18, 2022 5th grade trip to JA Biztown

May 20 Field Day

May 23 Field Day make up day