Welcome to Avon East!

2022-2023

Dear Avon East Parents and Little Eagles,


Welcome to our Avon East family! You'll LOVE it here!


We believe education is a true partnership and look forward to working with your family! We will continue to do our very best to make students feel loved, happy, and safe as they learn and grow with us!


Thank you for your support in advance and if you have any questions, concerns or even want to share positives, we are always here for you!


Love,

Your Avon East 2022-2023 Staff💜💛

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Helpful resources for incoming 1st graders!

Here are videos of our East building (inside & out) that may help ease some uncomfortable feelings for our incoming 1st graders and/or new students! All About Avon East


Here is a social story that may also help! Avon East Social Story

Important Links

The following links provide important information regarding fees and supplies, calendars and programs for your reference.


Supplies 2022-2023 (1st day School Supplies will be delivered to your home)

Fee information coming soon- Families are welcome to stop by the office to pay fees during Open house.



Avon School Calendar

Avon Eagles Nest Info (before/after school care)

Avon East’s Main Webpage

Avon East Student Handbook
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Class Lists: Friday, August 12th

Individual class assignments will be sent via PowerSchool Messenger. Please make sure you have completed your back-to-school update in order to receive your child’s classroom placement (Click Here to Update PowerSchool).


You will receive an email with your child’s teacher through School Messenger and a link to schedule their Open House appointment. We will also post class lists on the front doors of Avon East that afternoon at 4:00pm.

Open House: Tuesday, August 23rd

Open House will take place on August 23rd from 3:30-6:00 and will be by appointment only.


On August 12th, you will receive a link, through School Messenger, to sign up for a 10 minute time slot to meet your child’s teacher. Your child can see their classroom, meet the teacher and drop off supplies!


If you have any problems scheduling, please call our office at 440.937.6015.


Additionally, Ms. Holzhauer will have the building open from 6-7pm that night if you cannot make the above time block. Teachers will NOT be present, but you may walk the building and drop off your supplies.

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Playground Days!

We are so excited to announce: Playground days are back! Come meet your new classmates!


The following dates and times have been scheduled at the Avon East Elementary playground. Please be aware that staff will not be present and the school will be closed during these times. Also, to help differentiate different classes we are asking that you wear a colored shirt for your class color.


Enjoy this special time connecting 💜


Monday, August 15th:

5:00-6:00: Gaines (purple), Sharp (yellow), Kneisel (white)

6:00-7:00: Mauser (purple), Wade (yellow), Roggenburk (Reppucci) (white)


Tuesday, August 16th:

5:00-6:00: Arndt (purple), Edgell (yellow), Stein (white)

6:00-7:00: Plataniotis (purple), Bailey (yellow)


Wednesday, August 17th:

5:00-6:00: Segul (purple), Gannon (yellow), Heideman (white)

6:00-7:00: Bennett (purple), Vilevac (yellow), Ranker (white)


Thursday, August 18th:

5:00-6:00: Szczepanski (purple), Hrouda (yellow), Krupka (white)

6:00-7:00: Cruzado (purple), Triplett (yellow), Maggard (white)


Friday, August 19th:

5:00-6:00: Porcher (purple), Ditzler (yellow)

6:00-7:00: Fabian (purple), Gendics (yellow), Schenkelberg (white)

Important Dates

August 15th~ Avon Schools Safety Forum at Performing Arts Center- 6:30pm

August 23rd-~Staff Reports

August 23rd~ Open House (3:30-6:00)

August 25th ~ First Day of School!

September 1st~ SOUPer Bowl Drive Begins

September 5th~ No School - Labor Day

September 21st~ Our first Pride Day- wear purple & yellow

September 22nd~ Homecoming Parade

September 26th ~ Fall Picture Day



****BIG EVENTS****

December 7th~ 2nd grade evening music concert (@ the AHS PAC- Times TBD)

April 4th~ 1st grade evening music concert (@ AHS PAC- Times TBD)

Avon East School Day

STUDENT SCHOOL DAY: 8:50AM-3:35PM

CAR RIDER DROP OFF: 8:25AM-8:45AM- DOORS WILL CLOSE AT 8:45AM

BUS ARRIVAL: 8:35AM-8:50AM

CLASS BEGINS: 8:50AM

STUDENT LUNCH TIMES (30 min. lunch/30 min. recess)

1st grade: 11:15-12:15

2nd grade: 12:15-1:15

3:30- NEST RELEASED- STUDENTS CANNOT BE PICKED UP PRIOR TO 4:00PM

3:30- DISMISSAL BEGINS FOR CAR RIDER

3:35- DISMISSAL BEGINS BUS RIDER


Our office hours: 8am-4pm

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PBIS

Say It ● Own It ● Act It ● Respect It


At East, our students are expected to SOAR! We teach behavior like "Say It" (communicate with kind words and appropriate body language), "Own It" (own your actions and your words), "Act It" (act like your best self), and "Respect It" (respect yourself, others, and your community).


Students showing SOARing behavior can earn Eagle Bucks! Eagle Bucks are saved and every two weeks they can be used to shop at our SOAR cart. Students may buy little trinkets or they can spend their money on experiences like- saying the morning announcements, having lunch with the principal or counselor, using the principal's chair for the day, buying extra recess or reading time outside, and many more!


IF students ever have an office referral and need to speak to one of our staff members in the office like Ms. Holzhauer (Principal), Mrs. Lynn (School Psychologist), or Mrs. Joseph (School Counselor) about their behavior choices we will send home a SOAR form (as seen below). We believe in reflection, accountability, and teaching (and reteaching ) appropriate choices- making each moment we spend with children a teachable one. We appreciate all your support in advance!

AELC & East Boosters

NEW East Booster website: aelceastboosters.org

Walk-A-Thon: Sunday, September 25th

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Transportation

We ask that you have a consistent weekly schedule for your child’s dismissal. At this age, it is simply too difficult to make changes to 1st and 2nd graders’ routines.


If you have an appointment or emergency, please send in a note and pick your child up as a car rider by 3:15 in the front office.



Student Backpack Tags


Student backpack tags will be provided to you at Open House. These tags will indicate how your child should be getting home- bus, car, or NEST.


For the first couple days, teachers will have you fill out your information on an index card (provided at Open House) and pin this to your child’s backpack. The backpack tags mentioned above will replace the index card and should remain on your child’s backpack all year.



BUS RIDERS


Important bus transportation dates:

August 10th- Routes are posted to the website https://www.avonlocalschools.org/about-us/transportation *Routes are subject to change before school starts - updates will be posted on the district website*

August 11th- Mock Run by Busses

August 18th- Mock Run by Busses

August 22nd- Updated Routes are posted


Please review these rules with your child prior to school starting: Bus Safety Rules


PLEASE EXPECT DELAYS the first week of school. We check every student getting on every bus so it will take longer for our dismissal. We appreciate your patience as all our students learn their new routines💜

Car Riders

DROP OFF and PICK-UP PROCEDURE- Everything you need to know about our car rider process- including a map of our procedure. Please read prior to the first day of school.

Lunch menus & payments

View Lunch Menus -

  • Breakfast $1.50 (reduced $.30)

  • Lunch $2.75 (reduced $.40) and Milk is $.50


Depositing Lunch Money & Applying for Free & Reduced Lunch:

New Users: follow this link to PaySchools Central and click on “register” on the log-in page. Follow the prompts to create an account and add student(s) to your account. Follow this link to view the Parent User Guide. **NOTE: If wanting to fill out a free/reduced application, after creating your account, you MUST log out and log back in to access this feature**


Current PayForIt Users: follow this link to PaySchools Central. Use your current log-in credentials for PayForIt to log-in to PaySchools Central. Auto-replenishments will need to be RESET for the school year. Any settings you had last school year will not carry over to this school year.


***PaySchools Central now allows you to see more at once! You can load lunch money, manage lunch auto-replenishment, pay school fees, make before and after school care payments, set up notifications and access the free and reduced meal application. You can also see more than one child’s account at a time!


Free and Reduced:

Please note that the Covid relief funds that allowed for EVERY student to get a free breakfast/lunch are no longer available. We will operate on our normal school lunch options of pay and reduced/free based on application.


If you believe you will qualify for free/reduced school fees and free/reduced lunch please CLICK HERE to login to PaySchools Central.


If you need to create a new account, click on “register” on the log-in page. Follow the prompts to create an account and add student(s) to your account. Follow this link to view the Parent User Guide.

Click here for more information about free & reduced lunches


***Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Nancy

Mazzeo at mazzeon@avoneagles.org or 440-937-3049.


***Click here for information about Community Resource Services

Elementary Food Procedures

Avon Early Learning Center, Avon East, and Avon Heritage Elementary Schools have building procedures regarding food in our classrooms. In our effort to keep our schools safe for ALL children we are asking that no food be brought into our school buildings for birthdays, holidays, or classroom parties. Our Boosters organization also supports this initiative and will be planning parties with crafts, games, and entertainment. In regards to birthdays, if you would like to send in something for your child to pass out to his or her classmates, please make sure it is a non-edible party favor. Some examples may include a pencil, an eraser, a sticker sheet, etc. Please keep it simple. The only food that we are allowing into the buildings are healthy snacks that are individually assembled at home for the purpose of sustaining energy during the long school days. These snacks and snack time procedures will be monitored by our classroom teachers. We also ask that you speak to your child, just as your teacher will, about not sharing snacks or cafeteria food at school. We appreciate your cooperation with our building procedure. Again, we believe that this procedure will promote healthy snacking in an effort to sustain energy while not excluding any students and most importantly keeping the building safe for all.

Upcoming District Events!

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Office Procedures

To promote safety, we will be limiting guests entering our Main Office areas. Therefore, parents needing to drop off items at the school will be doing so within the double door vestibule areas, where a table will be set up to leave the marked item(s) example: lunchbox.


This table will also have a sign-in area if your child were to arrive late due to a given reason. Guests can always push the buzzer to ask questions with the office personnel. In the event your child is sick, the office will contact you directly.


If you’re signing your child out for the day, we will ask you to fill out a slip with the early dismissal reason. Once this has been completed, we will call for your child to come down. We do not call children down to the office until a parent arrives.


We ask that you ALWAYS have your ID ready whenever you are a visitor at our school. Please let your emergency contacts know as well!

Communication

School Messenger (through PowerSchool): School Messenger will be used for important and time sensitive communication regarding Avon East. In addition, our monthly newsletter link (via Smore) will be sent at the beginning of each month through PowerSchool Messenger.


Twitter: Follow Ms. Holzhauer to see all the fun at Avon East on Twitter: @AEast_Holzhauer
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From the Principal...

East Families,


Being the Principal at Avon East is truly a dream job!💜💛


I am honored to lead our first and second grade eagles on their learning journey along with the greatest staff in the world. At East, I hope you feel the contagious positive energy and the love our people have for what they do!


Just a little bit about me- this is my fifth year as Principal of Avon East and 17th year overall in education. I was formally an elementary special education teacher at Heritage Elementary before getting into Administration. I reside in Avon, with my family, where we love sports, staying active, game nights, and spending time together!


I realize there was a lot of information in this newsletter, so I ask you take the appropriate time to review all the details and please ask any follow-up questions you may have.


I am always here for you- by phone or email- so please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for trusting our team with the most important piece of your world!


Go Eagles!💜💛


Ms. Erin Holzhauer, Principal

holzhauere@avoneagles.org

440.937.6015