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2014-2015

Avon Elementary School
Home of the Dolphins

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

School Day:  7:35 am-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
April 2015
Leading to Learn ….. Learning to Lead

DATES TO REMEMBER
4/3     No School
4/9     Book Fair
        Parent Conferences
        Avonaires perform at 5:30 pm (students need to be at school by 5:15 pm)
4/10    Award’s Day
4/29    Early Release 12:00 pm

BOOK FAIR
We will have our Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday, April 9.  It will be open from 2pm-6pm.  When you come to parent conference night, please stop by to support our library.  You can also make purchases through our online book fair at:  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/avonelementaryschool3

RELAY FOR LIFE
A HUGE thank you to all of our students for all of the money they brought in for Relay for Life.  This was a great way to show support for members in our community who are battling cancer.  Mr. Spencer was the lucky winner to get a pie in the face by Mrs. Murphy, whose class brought in the most money for Coins for Cancer.  Being the top class, they were treated to Village Inn pie from Mrs. Ball.

5TH GRADE TESTING
Our fifth grade students will begin testing the week of April 13 for Reading, April 20 for Math and April 27 for Science.  All testing for 5th grade will be done on the computer.  More information will be sent home at a later date.

LAST NINE WEEKS
The last nine weeks of school are upon us!  There are a lot of things going on in these last weeks.   Make sure you check your child’s backpack and planner, for those that have them, to keep up with all the activities.  It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the school year!

TITLE I PARENT SURVEY
If you have not done the parent survey online, surveys will be available the night of parent conferences.  We would appreciate your honest feedback.

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REMINDER
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.  

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PreSchool Family Night – Thursday, May 14th

Avon Elementary Kindergarten teachers are extending a special invitation to all preschoolers who will be in kindergarten the 2015-2016 school year.  Come meet the teachers, students will visit a classroom and have a few special activities while parents meet with teachers for an informative question and answer session.  This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Avon Elementary to your future kindergartener!  Of course we encourage you to come early and visit the school Art Show being held in the school cafeteria – you will find a large selection of art and projects age appropriate for each grade level.  May 7th  is kindergarten registration day – call or come by the school office for more information.  452-4355.
THANKS!!!  Martie Brooker

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COINS FOR CANCER

Our school raised over $600 in coins for cancer research.  Mr. Spencer's jar received the most coins earning over $400 so he got a pie in the face by the teacher, Rachelle Murphy, whose class donated the most coins for the cause.


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Avon Elementary FSA Pep Rally


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AES Volunteer of the Year
Kate Early

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Congratulations to Jenson DeWitt- 4th grade on being crowned
Little Miss Highlands County

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Many thanks to the Jarrett Family Foundation and our PTO for buying our school new playground equipment!


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BrainPop

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Congratulations to our Teacher and Non-Instructional Employee of the Year
Megan Jones and Judy Klosterman
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Here is our first Science STEM Day video ... enjoy!



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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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Visual Thesaurus:

The district has purchased a subscription to Visual Thesaurus. This program is designed for grades 3 and up but has some components usable for K-2.
Here is the web address:

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This is an awesome tool for building vocabulary development that helps to implement the new standards in Common Core and is supported by Marzano's research for building academic vocabulary. There is a great video link that provides mini videos on most of the big activities.   Easy to watch and use.



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Non-discrimination statement

The School Board of Highlands County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information.

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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