Avilla Elementary Family Newsletter
Happy November! We are entering our middle of year assessment window for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The purpose of our middle of year assessments is to check in on every students' progress in reading, writing, and math. Teachers will begin this process in early November and continue until our winter break in December. It's important for us to balance assessment times along with continued learning and teaching of new content in each classroom over the next several weeks.
Thank you for continuing to help support your child(ren)'s learning at home. Reading to and with your child and having fun with math concepts at home is the best ways to support learning.
Veterans Day at Avilla
Each year we celebrate our local veterans at Avilla Elementary. This year we plan to host a breakfast for veterans and the students that they are related to in our school. In addition to breakfast, we are going to have a walking parade for our veterans that will include all of our students in our halls as the veterans leave the building. The goal of our plan is to provide a thank you and also help our students to learn about and better appreciate our local veterans.
We have received many RSVPs for our breakfast event. If you missed the deadline, please call the school to add your veteran RSVP as soon as possible. Our Veterans Day breakfast is on Friday, November 11 at 8:15.
Panther Pride Celebration and Awards for October
Panther Pride Game: Teacher and Student Scarecrow Relays
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/
Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) Notes From PTO President Angie Gump
Greetings Avilla Families!
Our next PTO meeting is Monday, November 7 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.
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
November 14 Staff PD day: No student eLearning
November 23-25 No school--Thanksgiving break
November 28 Fundraiser item pick up in the gym after school
December 1 Grade K, 2, and 4 winter music program at 6:00 pm in the gym
December 5 - 9 Claus' Closet Shopping
December 19 - January 2 No school--Winter break
February 24 Staff PD day--No student eLearning
March 10 Avilla Elementary Komet hockey game night at the Coliseum at 8:00 pm
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)