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March 24, 2020

Ms. Newton's Notes

Happy Tuesday!


I hope that everyone is in good health and have made strides in adjusting to this period of time at home. F.AVE's teachers have been working so hard each day to figure out what learning can look like for our students. We have tried to plan in a way that offers flexibility to most family dynamics while maintaining high quality opportunities to learn. As we reach our 11th day of being out of school, you will notice a shift from only optional assignments to both optional practice and required assignments. Your teachers will share with you what subject area is the focus for each day of the week. Below is a sample of what your week could look like. Your students would have 1-2 assignments for the day and a specials activity that will be required. Teachers will also offer other optional assignments and activities that could enrich or remediate students' learning.

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Our Guiding Principles have been:

  • We can not recreate the school day for students at home

  • We must consider the varying family dynamics in our choices about required/graded work

  • We must create space for every teacher to engage with students

  • Screen time should be limited to about 1 hour no more than 1.5

  • Student assigned tasks should include activities that do not require screen time

  • Assessed work should have a rubric that details criteria for levels of mastery/proficiency


Should you need to reach any F.AVE staff member, we have included our office hours here. Please know that these are general time frames that you can make contact with staff and get a fairly quick response. However, feel free to reach out to us at any time. We will be as responsive as we can to needs and questions.

Principal Newton on 3-24-20 at 511 PM

Every day F.AVE Falcons Rise UP to be:


Risk Takers who

Inquire about global issues.

Striving to be open minded.

Excellent and

Unique in every way. F.AVE students are

Powerful young minds who lead the way!


Have a fantastic week!

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Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Please complete this form or email ptovolunteer@favepto.org to let us know you're interested in helping out.


Important UPDATE for Passive Fundraising

It’s super easy to earn money for our school when you shop at some of your favorite spots, like Publix, Amazon and Kroger (see below for full details). But, our school name has been updated to "The Academy at 5th Avenue PTO". To ensure funds are being directed to F.Ave, please log into your respective shopping accounts and look for our updated school name.


How you can support the F.AVE PTO with very little effort:

  1. AmazonSmile - Go to smile.amazon.com and, using your existing Amazon account, select The Academy at 5th Avenue PTO as your charitable organization.

  2. Publix - No more keychain! Follow these easy instructions.

  3. Box Tops - Box Tops have gone digital!! Download the App, Box Tops for Education. Enter your information, select our school, scan receipts and done! If you still have hard copy box tops, we are still collecting them in the box in front of the Media Center. There is a box labeled Box Tops for Education.

  4. Kroger - Register your Kroger Plus Card online and click on "enroll."

Specials Corner

Follow the links below to see what is going on in Art, Music, Spanish, P.E., and the media center!


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Art


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About Us

Principal

Karen Newton

knewton@csdecatur.net


Assistant Principal

Lynn Hanson

lhanson@csdecatur.net


Administrative Assistant

Malik James

mjames@csdecatur.net


Administrative Assistant

Jessica Wentworth

jwentworth@csdecatur.net


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