News From the Nest
January 30 - February 3
Dear Falcon Families,
We have an exciting week coming up!
On Monday, January 30, WPHS will be meeting with all 8th graders zoned for WPHS. Monday is also our first home basketball game at 4:45pm against Glenridge Middle. Wear purple and come support our teams!
5th graders will have a Step Up to Middle School meeting on Tuesday, January 31. An additional Step Up to Middle School parent meeting will be held at 6:00pm in the Cafetorium. This will be followed by the PTSA meeting at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, February 1 is a long Wednesday and students will be dismissed at 3:00pm. Valentine Grams will be for sale before school and cookies and lemonade will be for sale after school. We have another home basketball game against Arbor Ridge at 5:15pm. Wear Hawaiian leis and come cheer for our "lei" ups!
Have a great week!
Trevor Honohan, Principal
The Audubon Park School K8
- 1/30: WPHS Visit for APS 8th Graders/Basketball vs. Glenridge Middle at APS, 4:45pm
- 1/31: Step Up to Middle School Meeting for APS 5th Graders/Step Up to Middle School Parent Meeting, 6:00pm in the APS Cafetorium/PTSA General Meeting, 6:30pm in the APS Cafetorium (childcare provided)
- 2/1: Valentine Grams on Sale/LONG Wednesday (Dismissal at 3:00pm)/Cookies and Lemonade for Sale After School/Basketball vs. Arbor Ridge at APS, 5:15pm
- 2/4: Fast Start at Showalter Field
- 2/6: Basketball vs. Union Park at APS, 5:15pm
- 2/8: Yum Yum Pops for Sale After School/Basketball at ACE, 4:30pm
- 2/11: Falcon 5K, 8:00am
- 2/15: LONG Wednesday (Dismissal at 3:00pm)/Cookies and Lemonade for Sale After School
- 2/16: Middle School Mental Health Day
- 2/18: Science Bee at APS
- 2/20: Hurricane Make Up Day
- 2/22: Yum Yum Pops for Sale After School
- 3/10: Field Day
Beginning on Tuesday January 17, 2023, Orange County Public Schools invites all students in grades 4-12 and all families with a student in grades K-12 to participate in the 2022-23 annual stakeholder survey. These surveys offer valuable feedback as OCPS works to ensure every student has a promising and successful future.
What topics will be covered in the surveys?
Student surveys will ask students about their thoughts on school safety, school climate, their sense of belonging and teacher-student relationships.
Family surveys will ask you about your thoughts on climate and safety, how easy it is to engage with our school and how well we meet your child’s needs and expectations.
When will my child take their survey?
The student survey window is January 17 – February 17, 2023
APS K-8 students in grades 4th thru 5th will be taking the survey between January 17th during the school day.
APS students 6th thru 8th will be taking the survey during Mental Health Lesson # 3 on Thursday 19, 2023.
Is this survey mandatory?
No, this survey is completely voluntary. Families can click on this link to the 2023 Annual Stakeholder Survey Non-Participation Form at any point during the survey window to notify schools of their decision to not participate. Surveys completed prior to completing the non-participation form will be deleted and responses will not be sent to schools.
How can I take the family survey?
The family survey window is January 17 – March 10, 2023.
Families can access the anonymous link to complete the survey at bit.ly/ocpsfamily
The family survey is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Arabic and Portuguese and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
What if I have students at different OCPS schools or multiple students at the same school?
Families are encouraged to complete one survey for each school in which they have a child attending. If you have multiple children here at APS K-8 you should think about the experiences of your older child with us as you complete the survey.
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
Please contact Helen Pratt at email@example.com
Thank you for your time and feedback.
APS K-8 Principal
2023 HEALTH SERVICES CONSENT FORM
Parents, if you have not yet done so, please complete this Health Form and return it to school. Thank you!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATIONS
Are you (or someone you know) interested in sharing your culture and presenting to our students during Black History Month? Presentations/performances/readings/sharings will take place throughout February. Sign up here to learn more!
SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 30! The girls will tip-off at 4:45pm and the boys’ game will start around 5:45pm.
PRE-K AT APS
MEDIA CENTER UPDATES
Thank you to all volunteers that have been helping us comply with HB1467 and taking inventory of elementary classroom libraries! This bill has been expanded to include all secondary classrooms as well. We will be needing additional help with this process so please be on the look out for more information.
HB1467 also requires the certified media specialist on campus to complete a special training, consult professional reviews, and receive input from community stakeholders prior to ordering more materials for the media center. We have diligently selected books that have positive reviews and would make wonderful additions to our media center, many include selections picked by our APS students. To view the list of desired new materials, please visit the media center section on the APS website. Send any feedback to Erin Klemowich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIP TO SPAIN
Don't miss out! The deadline to sign up for this amazing opportunity is March 31!