News From the Nest
February 6 - February 10
Dear Falcon Families,
Monday, February 6 is our last home basketball game of the season. Come support our players! SGA's Spirit Day theme is Space Jam!
Yum Yum Pops will be for sale after school on Wednesday, February 8. Also on Wednesday, we close out our basketball season at ACE at 4:30pm. Come cheer on our teams as they finish the season strong!
Progress Reports will be going home and posted to Skyward on Thursday, February 9.
Please join us for the Falcon 5K on Saturday, February 11. Register for the race here.
Trevor Honohan, Principal
The Audubon Park School K8
- 2/1 - 2/8: Valentine Grams for Sale Before School
- 2/6: Basketball vs. Union Park at APS, 5:15pm
- 2/8: Yum Yum Pops for Sale After School/Basketball at ACE, 4:30pm
- 2/9: Progress Reports Go Home/Posted
- 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
- 3/1: LONG Wednesday (Dismissal at 3:00pm)/Cookies and Lemonade for Sale After School
- 3/3: Kindergarten Round Up
- 3/8: Yum Yum Pops for Sale After School
- 3/9: Middle School Mental Health Day
- 3/10: Hurricane Make Up Day/Field Day
- 3/24: Falcon Fling
MIDDLE SCHOOL ART FUNDRAISER
Our Middle School Art Snap! Raise fundraiser kicks off Friday, February 3! Please share our link to encourage support! New this year: Snap! Store! Purchase cool merch to represent your support for APS Visual Arts!
NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK
We are fortunate to have such a stellar team in place at APSK8 to serve our students!
As we celebrate them this week, we invite families and students to drop a card or note of thanks to our Guidance Team.
CONGRATS BENNETT BROWN
Congratulations to Bennett Brown who was named to the OCPS All-County Band 2023! What an honor!
FAST START 2023
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 30! The girls will tip-off at 4:45pm and the boys’ game will start around 5:45pm.
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 here. Send any feedback to Erin Klemowich at email@example.com.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIP TO SPAIN
Don't miss out! The deadline to sign up for this amazing opportunity is March 31!