News From the Nest

Week of May 23-27, 2022

Dear APS Families,


Thank you for everyone who came out to APS Takes Flight Thursday evening. What a wonderful night to focus on all things flight, everything from plane simulators to birds of prey. We had a great time visiting with families as we walked around to all the exhibits and enjoyed the many vendors. Special thanks to Ms. Roberts who organized the event. It was a fantastic school-community event!


Trevor Honohan

Principal, Audubon Park School K8

trevor.honohan@ocps.net

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Congratulations to the APS OAR Winner!


Congratulations to fifth grader Cora Thomson for being named the APS OAR winner for 2022! The OAR award is given to students that exemplify dependability, responsibility, self-motivation, are courteous and have a positive attitude.

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Model UN Club

State Representative Anna Eskamani visited APSK8 this week and spent time with our Model UN Club. She engaged with students in the club and staff sponsors Ms Novia and Ms Bria and celebrated their hard work over the last year. This globally focused club will continue next school year. Interested students in 6th-8th should pick up an interest form in the Media Center.
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Enjoy the APS Jr. Thespians Showcase

The APS Jr. Thespians invite you to view their end of the year showcase. Please click the link below and enjoy! We appreciate your support and look forward to a very exciting season in the 22-23 school year! Be on the lookout for more announcements regarding upcoming performances.

APS Jr. Thespians End of the Year Showcase 2022

Art teacher request. Can you please help Mr. Reilly?

Our elementary school art teacher, Mr. Reilly is looking for someone with the skills to assist him in coating 6 art tables with clear epoxy. If you are that person and you’d like to help, please email Mr. Reilly at: michael.reilly@ocps.net

Enjoy the last week of school

  • 5/23: Athletics Banquet Cafetorium 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 5/23: 8th Grade Device Return
  • 5/24: 5th Grade Celebration
  • 5/24: Yearbook Distribution (details below)
  • 5/24: APS School Dance for 6th - 8th Grades, Cafetorium 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • 5/25: 8th Grade Ceremony, 9:00 am, Cafetorium
  • 5/25: LAST DAY! Yum Yum Pops back of the school
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Please click here to RSVP for the middle school dance

An RSVP is required to attend. Students with a COMPLETED RSVP will receive a ticket to the dance. Tickets will be required for entry. Casual summer dress. Not semi formal.

Yearbook Distribution and Signing Event

Students not attending will have books delivered to their classrooms on May 25 (or they will be available from the front office for pickup May 26th)

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Let's welcome Erin Klemowich to Audubon Park School K8!

Mrs. Klemowich will be the new media specialist. She comes from Baldwin Park Elementary School where she served as a dynamic classroom teacher. She is talented and passionate about reading. Please see the 3 attachments regarding summer media center hours and a reading challenge for ALL students.
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This summer APSK8 has the unique opportunity to have our students keep their skills sharp with a couple different options from IXL.com. This platform is available to all of our students via: Launchpad.ocps.net.


Students can take a diagnostic that will craft a skills plan specific to your student’s needs in reading and math.

This three minute video will you give insight on how to access this feature: https://youtu.be/mpUFVyiQYII

The next option is using IXL’s premade skill plans: Summer Boost Skill plan or IXL Summer Adventures. These skills plans were created to highlight and target skills that your student will be practicing in the next grade level.

https://www.ixl.com/resources/summer#learning

Please consider having your APS student continue elevating their skills over summer at their own pace using this outstanding website!

SAC invites parents to join a new subcommittee next year

Hello parents of APS:


The School Advisory Committee (SAC) would like to warmly invite parents to join a new subcommittee. The purpose will be to support our School Improvement Plan’s (SIP) goals of diversity, equity and inclusion as they pertain to our student population. The subcommittee will work together to review the Stakeholder data as it relates to our School Improvement Goal (SIP) of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to our school needs. The committee will develop and actively implement school projects, activities, and events that support our equity and diversity needs.

We would love to see you there! Please email Cheryl Goodison at CGoodison@bgccf.org

if you are interested in joining. This meeting is open to any parent, stakeholder or community member who has an interest in serving APS.

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Do you know rising 6-8th grade girls interested in playing lacrosse at Winter Park High School?

Florida Youth Athletics and the coaches from Winter Park High School are looking to put together a Girls Middle School Lacrosse team for this Summer. They are looking for rising 6th - 8th graders to participate.


This is a great opportunity for girls who are interested in playing lacrosse in HS, to come out and learn how and get better. To register please go to: Florida Youth Athletics Player Registration

For more information or questions please contact Coach Damien at: Damien.Wiesenfeld@FloridaYouthAthletics.org

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Register with ADDitions to volunteer at APS

Orange County Public Schools require that all volunteers be registered and approved before being allowed to volunteer at school. Please be sure to take a moment go online to complete the application and start approval process.