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2016-2017

AES - Home of the Dolphins

Learning to Lead ... Leading to Learn
A Leader in Me School

School Day:  7:30am-2:00 pm
    Office:  7:15 am-3:30 pm   


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OUR SCHOOL VISION STATEMENT AND MOTTO -
"Learning to Lead ... Leading to Learn"

AVON ELEMENTARY MISSION STATEMENT -
"The mission of the Avon Elementary family is to educate and encourage our students to reach their full potential as productive citizens and leaders in an ever changing society."

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, and THE SCHOOL PLEDGE -
Our students say the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as the following school pledge each day:
"As a special part of the Avon Elementary Family, I will be helpful and caring, be a friend to others, and learn something new today."

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AVON ELEMENTARY NEWSLETTER
August 2016
The Future Starts Here

DATES TO REMEMBER
First day for teachers - Tuesday, August 2nd
First day for paras - Wednesday, August 3rd
Orientation - Monday, August 8th, 4:00-6:00 pm
First day for students - Wednesday, August 10th


REMINDERS
Always bring your ID when coming to the office to pick up a child or if you are going to be on campus.  If you are picking up a child after school and do not have the pick up tag in your vehicle or you are picking them up late, you will need to sign the child out in the office.  These procedures are for the safety of all our children.  If you are wanting homework for your child who has missed school, you need to call ahead and give the teacher time to get the work together and then pick it up the next day.

Please make sure that your child gets to school on time.  Breakfast is served at no charge from 7:00-7:30 am.  All students are to go to the cafeteria as soon as they get to school even if they don’t eat breakfast.  If they arrive after 7:30 am, they will need to go to the office to check in.

ACCELERATED READER – Check your child’s Accelerated Reader progress.  All you need is their six digit student ID and password (6-digit birthday). AR Home Connect:  https://hosted 245.renlearn.com/70199/HomeConnect/
Once you sign in you can also sign up to receive an email each time your child takes an Accelerated Reader test.

PTO & SAC DATES TO REMEMBER FOR 2016-2017 -
SAC meetings will be held @ 7:00-7:30 A.M., and PTO @ 2:15-2:45 P.M. in the Media Center
September 19, 2016
November 14, 2016
January 23, 2017
March 6, 2017
May 15, 2017

District Parent Involvement Plan
The District’s Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) for the 2015-2016 school year has been approved by the DSAC and has been placed on the District’s webpage. Due to the length of the Parent Involvement Plan, the District has placed the Plan on the Federal Programs page.   Please visit the Parent Involvement Plan at http://www.highlands.k12.fl.us/SBHC/Curriculum_FederalPrograms.html. You may also review a copy of the Plan at your child’s school. If you would like to request a copy of the District’s Parent Involvement Plan, please call Debbie Wood at 471-5547.

Plan del Distrito para la Participación de los Padres
El Plan del Distrito para la Participación de los Padres (PIP) para el año escolar 2015-16  ha sido aprobado por DSAC y se ha colocado en la Página Web del Distrito. Debido a la longitud del Plan de Participación de Padres, el distrito ha ubicado el Plan en la página de los Programas Federales. Por favor visite el Plan de Participación de Padres en  http://www.highlands.k12.fl.us/SBHC/Curriculum_FederalPrograms.html. También puede revisar una copia impresa del plan en la escuela de su hijo/a. Si desea solicitar una copia del Plan del Distrito de Participación de los Padres, por favor llame a Debbie Wood al 863-471-5547.

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LOOK WHAT'S COMING TO HIGHLANDS COUNTY IN NOVEMBER!!!  

Highlands County Ag-Venture, Inc. - All third grade students at Avon Elementary will be attending the 17th Annual Highlands County Ag-Venture on Tuesday, November 1st. They will experience a day of hands-on agriculture to learn its importance in our daily lives. It is a fun filled day that is free to the students and the schools. The students will visit 7 of 14 stations where they will plant a mini garden, juice oranges, make strawberry milkshakes, plant strawberry plants, eat omelets, make butter, squeeze grapes and much more!

EVERYONE is invited to attend the Adult Night-Time Ag-Venture and Steak Dinner on Tuesday, November 1st at Highlands County Fairgrounds. Steak, baked potato, fresh corn on the cob, green beans, roll, beverage and homemade ice cream -- $12.00, child meals $6.00. The dinner will be served from 4:30 till 6:30 with FREE tours of the Ag-Venture stations at 5:00 and 6:00 P.M. We will also have free local entertainment beginning at 5:00. Come join the fun and see what all the excitement is about! Tickets are available in advance by calling 863-465-2313 or at the gate that evening. The event is rain or shine.

After Ag-Venture, visit www.highlandscountyag-venture.com to see photos of your student's day at Ag-Venture.

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AVON ELEMENTARY SUPPLY LIST
2016 – 2017

Kindergarten                                            
Pencils (1 large pack, plain with no design)            
Crayola Crayons (5 boxes, small, 8 colors)              
Scissors (Fiskar)                                       
Elmers Glue 4 oz Bottle (4)                             
Clorox Wipes                                            
Backpack (no wheels) – Standard Size    
Kleenex                                         
Copy Paper (1 ream)                             
Boys only                                               
Ziplock Bags (gallon size)                              
Dry Erase Markers (1 pack)                                              
Rectangular Pink Erasers (1 pack)                       
Girls only                                              
Ziplock Bags (sandwich size)                            
Washable Markers (1 pack)
Hand Sanitizer (1 bottle)               
                                                                                                        
1st Grade                                               
Scissors (Fiskar)                                       
Elmers Glue (2)                                 
Glue Sticks (1 pack)                                    
Hand Sanitizer (8 oz)                                   
Crayons (2 boxes, 16 count)                             
Pencils (2 pkgs, yellow)                                
Plastic Pencil Box                                      
Kleenex                                         
Index Cards (3X5, 1 pack)                               
EXPO Dry Erase Markers (1 pack)                 
Copy Paper (1 ream)                                     
Rectangular Pink Erasers                                
Personal Headphones (optional)                  
Backpack (no wheels)                                    
Boys only                                               
Clorox Wipes/Ziplock Bags (quart size)          
Girls only                                      
Baby Wipes/Ziplock Bags (sandwich size)

2nd Grade       
Pencils (2 pkgs, #2, pre-sharpened)
Chunky Eraser (2)
Scissors
Elmers Glue (2)
Composition Notebook (1)
Crayons (16 or 24 count)
Pencil Box
Kleenex (2 boxes)
Baby Wipes OR Clorox/Lysol Wipes
Hand Sanitizer/Germ X (8 oz)
EXPO Dry Erase Markers (1 pack)
Backpack (no wheels)
Copy Paper (1 ream)
NO TRAPPER KEEPERS

3rd Grade
Notebook Paper (1 pack)
Copy Paper (1 ream)
Chunky Eraser (2)
Pencils (4 pkgs, #1, yellow)
Kleenex (2 boxes)
Duo Tang Folders (4)
Crayons (16 or 24 count)
EXPO Dry Erase Markers (4 black)
Composition Book
Backpack (no wheels)
Personal Headphones (no earbuds)
Hand Sanitizer/Germ X (10 oz)
Yellow Highlighters (1 pack)
Ziplock Bags (quart size)
Boys only
Clorox OR Lysol Wipes (1)
Girls only
Ziplock Bags (gallon size)
                
4th Grade
3 inch Binder (2 ~ 1 per semester)
8 Tabs/Dividers w/pockets
Highlighters (3 pack)
Pencil Pocket for Binder
Pencils (#2, non-mechanical; 1 dozen) (2 ~ 1 per semester)
Wide Ruled Paper (loose leaf, 2 packages)
Spiral Notebook (2)
Scissors
Expo Marker (2-2 packs, black ~ 1 per semester)
Kleenex (2 boxes)
Markers (1 pack)
Copy Paper (1 ream)
Post-It Notes
Hand Sanitizer
Optional ~ Personal Headphones
Boys only
Ziplock Bags (gallon size)
Girls only
Clorox or Lysol Wipes

5th Grade
3 inch Binder (2 ~ 1 per semester)
8 Tabs/Dividers w/Pockets
Highlighters (3 pack)
Pencil Pocket for Binder
Pencils (#2, non-mechanical; 1 dozen) (2 ~ 1 per semester)
Wide Ruled Paper (loose leaf)
Colored Pencils (12 count)
Dry Erase Marker (4 count)
Tissues
Hand Sanitizer
Copy Paper (2 reams ~ 1 per semester)
Post-It Notes
Cap Erasers

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Thank you Wells Motor Company for donating $800.00 to Avon Elementary School,
and for all the money donated to area schools in Highlands County.

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Leadership Night/Art Show
at Avon Elementary School

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Avon Elementary Presents
"Joe White and the Seven Sisters"


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Congratulations to Little Miss and Tiny Miss Chamber of Commerce 2016 Winners -
Chloe Massey and Brooke Blackburn

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Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce 2016,
Madison Jackson, visits some of our students

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Congratulations to our Tropicana Speech Winners

3rd Place, Rachel Rivera; 1st Place, Will Barben; 2nd Place, Janelle Hamilton

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AES Teacher of the Year and
Non-Instructional Person of the Year

Cindy Murphy and Matt Sboto


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AES Volunteer of the Year
Mrs. Joan Beach


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Mrs. Beach volunteers on a regular basis with Mrs. Cantizano's first grade class. We appreciate her services very much.



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To find out more about the 7 Habits, please visit

7 HABITS OF HEALTHY KIDS -

Your child has been learning the language and meaning of the 7 Habits, and each class has created a mission statement that has guided them in making decisions throughout the school year.

How can you help support what your child is learning at school? Easy - use the same language! By hearing the same language at home and school, we send the children a strong message of what we believe is important and that we are on the same team. When parents and schools support each other, the sky is the limit!


HABIT #1 - Be Proactive (You're in Charge)
HABIT #2 - Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
HABIT #3 - Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
HABIT #4 - Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
HABIT #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)
HABIT #6 - Synergize (Together is Better)
HABIT #7 - Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)
HABIT #8 ~ Find Your Voice (Speak Up!)


STUDENTS AND PARENTS ... CHECK OUT THIS COOL WEBSITE -
"The Leader in Me, Student Schoolyard"
Activities you can play that incorporate the 7 Habits!



COVEY - "THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE"

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LEARNING WEBSITES, FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS:
ConnectEd
Math series - website.
Math series
A.R. Tests
Please check with your child's teacher to be sure that they allow their students to test at home.
A.R. Tests
A.R. Parent Information
Attention Parents: use this website to actually view your child's A.R. Book tests and data!
Home Connect for A.R.
AR BookFinder
Find A.R. books.
A.R.
Parent’s Guide to AR BookFinder
Parents can search for titles at the appropriate
level that their child will find interesting and enjoyable.
Parent's Guide - A.R.
Accelerated Reader
A.R.
A.R./Renaissance
Destiny - HCSB Library Books
Highlands County School Board - library books.
HCSB Library Books
Time for Kids
Time magazine, for kids!
Time magazine - kids
Writing Website
Writing tips for parents/students.
Writing Tips
Reading Website
Reading tips for parents/students.
Reading Tips
"Free Flour"
This website no longer donates free flour due to lack of a sponsor; however, the activity is useful for "knowledge power"!
Geography, and world knowledge
"Free Rice"
This website donates free rice for each correct response.
Vocabulary Activity
Aesop Fables
Online collection of Aesop Fables.
Aesop Fables
Visuwords TM
Great website for teaching vocabulary, grammar, and synonyms.
Online graphical dictionary
Countdown Math
Quick Time movies to develop Math skills.
Quick Time movies - Math skills
Wordle
Create "word clouds" using vocabulary words!
Create "word clouds"
Lexile Reading
Lexile levels for A.R. books.
Locate a book that's just right for you!
BrainPop
Hours available:
7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. (Monday-Friday)

See your teacher for user name and password.
Educational videos, quizzes, and activities
Fact Monster
Practice your multiplication and division!
Facts and information on various subjects
Encyclopedia Britannica
See your teacher for the user name and password.
Free Online Encyclopedia
The Happy Scientist
See your teacher for the user name and password.
Science Website
Atomic Learning
See your teacher for the user name and password.
Software Tutorials
Gale Database for research
Library information
Research Database
Cornerstone for Teachers
"Just Talk!" - Solutions for Behavior Issues
The Cornerstone

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