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April 27, 2020

Ms. Newton's Notes

Happy Monday F.AVE Families!

Welcome to another week of learning! Thank you all again for the kudos and the emails in support of the hard work that teachers are putting into distance learning. I shared many of your kudos during our staff meeting this morning and it really lifted everyone's spirits.

As a reminder, please see the flyer at the end of the newsletter about the weekly zoom meetings hosted by Dr. Banks, CSD's Equity Coordinator, addressing equity as a whole in our school district. Please join in on these important conversations.

Returning Library Books

If you have F.AVE library books at home, please return them this week! There will be a return cart outside the front office Tuesday-Thursday from 8-12. Please do not remove books from the cart and only return F.AVE books here.

If you left library books in the classroom, do not be concerned. Your teachers and librarians will work together to get those returned.

Field Trip Refund Information:

Unfortunately, due to school closures, some field trips were unable to happen this year. Please click on the link below to complete the refund form for your child's grade. Fifth grade classes who were not able to attend the Tybee trip will receive the form from their teachers. Please complete the form by April 30th. If you have any questions regarding your refund, please contact Jessica Wentworth via email at jwentworth@csdecatur.net.

3rd grade field trip refund form:


4th grade field trip refund form:


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!

Weekly News Show

Weekly News Show 4/27/20

Included in this week's news show:

  • Ask Your Principal!
  • IB Song - Special 4th Grade Edition (coming next week...more 4th & 5th grade students)
  • Falcon Chant
  • What Are Students Up To? - Special Spirit Week Edition
  • MyOn Book Recommendations
  • Jokes of the Week
  • Birthdays for this week! (Includes Summer Birthdays for June 1-17)
Parent Virtual Resources

Advice & activities for you and your family

Attention 5th Grade Families & Students!
As you know, we have been unable to offer both our rising 6th grade parent night program and 5th grade student tours at Renfroe Middle School due to the school shutdown. Please be advised that we are currently working to redesign both events in an effort to answer your questions, ease any worries about your child's transition to middle school, and welcome our 5th graders with open Bulldog arms to RMS as soon as we are able! Please be on the lookout for information for rising middle schoolers prior to the end of the school year. We look forward to sharing more with you soon.

-Ragan Hudson, 6th Grade Counselor, RMS

PTO News

Time to Order Back to School Supplies

Seems a little crazy, right? Though we aren’t sure exactly WHEN we will be able to return safely, we WILL have a first day of school and we want to help you get prepared.

Once again we’re partnering with 1st Day School Supplies to make shopping for back-to-school supplies turn-key (not to mention, germ-free ☺)

Click here to shop from the comfort of your couch – with confidence that you’re ordering the supplies your teacher requested. There’s even the option to donate a little extra to help fund a teacher’s “wish list” as well as purchase an extra kit for a student in need… if you feel so inclined.

Order deadline is June 15. This program is optional – you’re always welcome to shop on your own, if that’s more your style!

Until we can meet again… Stay healthy and hang in there, Falcons!

Interested in Volunteering?

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."

Decatur Parents Network

Parenting During A Pandemic, Part 2

Our event last month was very well received and we hope to continue to dialogue with parents. One particular focus this month is to encourage parents to support other parents who may be struggling (virtual). We are aware that some of our CSD youth and families have been cut off from key support personnel at school.

Please let us know if there is any other way we can be of support or if you have any suggestions for other webinars, panelists or events.

Stay safe out there and know we miss you very much:)

Terrie Moore, Exec. Director

Decatur Prevention Initiative

and Proud Founding Member of

Decatur Parents Network

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