Avilla Elementary Family Newsletter
Happy New Year! School starts up again on Tuesday, January 3. One big focus for teachers is reteaching procedures when we return from long breaks. The first week back from a break often feels somewhat like the first week of school. One big difference is that teachers know their class and students very well, and this means that we dive right back in to lots of instruction. Keep your eye on Seesaw and our Facebook page and be sure to talk to your kids about what they are learning at school. If you have any concerns please contact your child's teacher.
You'll notice that our newsletter is fairly short. This is due to the small amount of school days that we had in December. Thank you for staying involved with your child's education!
Jeff Harper, Principal
Knights Closet Information
Knights Closet is an East Noble based donation center. Donated items are sorted, cleaned, and placed out for any East Noble family to come and shop for. Recently, an online order form was created to make the process a little easier. With this order form you can ask for the items you need, and your order will be filled and ready to be picked up at your convenience. Since this is a donation-based shop, we are limited in our supplies. Any item requested on the online order form is not guaranteed, but we will do our best to fill the order as much as we can. You can access the order form by going to our website EastNoble.net – selecting menu- selecting- documents- and scrolling to the bottom and selecting Knights Closet Online Request form. The form will be offline during our winter break and will resume January 3rd. If you have any questions, you can contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Jami Hall – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) Notes From PTO President Angie Gump
Our next PTO meeting is Monday, January 9 at 3:30 in the Avilla school library. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer to help out at any PTO events using the email below.
I hope you all have an enjoyable Holiday Season with your loved ones.
Winter Weather Reminder for Recess
We try to take kids outside daily, even in the winter months. Students need to have a hat, gloves, and winter coat daily. Snow boots are needed if kids want to walk in the snow covered ground, and snow pants are needed to play in the snow. Otherwise, they are limited to the cleared off black top.
Please take time to label your children's winter gear by writing their name on a tag of each item.
Panther Pride Celebration and Awards for December
Panther Pride Game: Decorate Your Teacher
Before/After School Care Available at Avilla. See Champions flier below.
To deposit lunch money, follow this link and the instructions on the page: https://sendmoneytoschool.com/Dashboard/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
To pay book fees or monthly preschool tuition, follow this link: https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/55562
Avilla Apparel Store is Open!
We are partnering with Betty Lou Designs in Kendallville to provide families different options to purchase Avilla Elementary gear. This is our second year of this partnership and we are very happy with their quality, service, and pricing. Here is the link to our online store: https://avilla-school.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
Follow us on our website or Facebook
We post a lot of fun updates and important information on our website and Facebook page. You can find us by searching for Avilla Elementary on Facebook. You can find our website on the East Noble app or at www.eastnoble.net
Car Line Reminders
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 don't enter our car line before 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.
Important Upcoming Dates
2022-23 School Year
February 23 Parent Teacher Conferences (winter conferences by invite only) 3:00-7:00
February 24 Staff PD day--No student eLearning
March 1 Spring picture day
March 10 Avilla Elementary Komet hockey game night at the Coliseum at 8:00 pm
April 11 Math Bowl competition at North Side Elementary 5:30 pm
April 13 Kindergarten round up 5:30 to 7:00
April 20 Preschool round up 5:30 to 7:00
April 27 School Smiles dental program at Avilla-more information to come
April 28 PTO Carnival
May 1 - 5 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 Preschool Grandparents Day morning session 10:00-10:30, afternoon session 1:00-1:30
May 2 Grades 1, 3, 5 spring music program at 6:00 pm in the gym
May 18 5th grade trip to Junior Achievement Biz Town
May 19 Field Day (Make up day is Monday, May 22)