Community Consolidated School District 46
Avon Center School Mr. Chris Wolk, Principal 1617 N. Route 83, Round Lake Beach, Illinois, 60073 Phone (847) 223-3530 FAX (847) 223-3532 _________________________________________________________________ November 21, 2013 Dear Avon Parents and Guardians, Avon continues to give back to the community. This week I am happy to announce that the Avon Staff collected $500 for the Racho family who lost their home to a fire on October 25th. Avon Center School will be joining forces with Grayslake North High School for their Annual Food Drive. The drive begins today, November 21st and runs through the end of the day on December 5th. North has set a goal of collecting 15,000lbs of food and Avon will help contribute to that goal. On Sunday, November 24, Student Council will be volunteering to pack meals for “Feed Our Starving Children”. AWESOME JOB EVERYONE!!! •
Cold and Flu season is upon us. In order to keep students and staff healthy please keep a sick child at home. Children can return to school after they are 24 hours symptom free. (CCSD 46 Parent Handbook p. 27)
As we enter Fall and Winter and the weather cools off, please make sure that students are sent to school with the appropriate jackets, hats, and gloves. We do not have any extra clothes. Please see the CCSD 46 Parent Handbook p.37 for details on Recess during the Winter.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES o November 21 – December 5 – Food Drive o November 25 – Picture Retake Day o November 26 – Half Day 11:00 release (PM K attends) o November 27 – 29 No School o December 6 – Report Cards Sent Home o December 7 – PTF Craft Fair o December 20 – Winter Break “Like” us on Facebook at Avon Center School. •
Educationally yours, Mr. Chris Wolk Principal Community Consolidated School District 46 will provide an educational environment that maximizes the potential of ALL students to be prepared for life’s opportunities while developing a lasting appreciation for learning.
Community Consolidated School District 46
Avon Center School Mr. Chris Wolk, Principal 1617 N. Route 83, Round Lake Beach, Illinois, 60073 Phone (847) 223-3530 FAX (847) 223-3532 _________________________________________________________________ 21 de noviembre del 2013 Estimados Padres y Tutores de Avon, Avon continua dando a la comunidad. Esta semana tengo el placer de anunciar que el Personal de Avon reunió $500 dolares para la familia Racho que perdieron su hogar en un incendio el 25 de octubre. La Escuela Avon se unirá a Grayslake North High School para su colecta anual de alimentos. La recolección empieza hoy 21 noviembre y durará hasta el 5 diciembre. North se ha marcado la meta de recaudar 15,000 libras de alimentos y Avon contribuirá a ese objetivo. El domingo 24 de noviembre, los miembros del Consejo Estudiantil serán los voluntarios de empaquetar la comida para "Feed Our Starving Children". ¡¡¡¡QUE TRABAJO TAN IMPRESIONANTE A TODOS!!!! • La temporada de resfríos y gripe está sobre nosotros. Con el fin de mantener a los estudiantes y al personal saludables, favor de mantener a un niño enfermo en casa. Los niños pueden regresar a la escuela después de tener 24 horas sin síntomas. (CCSD 46 Manual para Padres p. 27) • A medida que nos adentramos en el otoño y el invierno y el clima se enfría, por favor asegúrese de que los estudiantes son enviados a la escuela con las chaquetas apropiadas, sombreros y guantes. No tenemos nada de ropa extra. Por favor vea el CCSD 46 Manual para padres p.37 para obtener detalles sobre receso durante el invierno. FECHAS IMPORTANTES VENIDERAS o Noviembre 21 al 5 de diciembre – Colecta de Comida o Noviembre 25 – Re-toma de Fotografías en la Escuela. o Noviembre 26 – Medio Día de escuela, salida a las 11:00 (asiste KDG -PM) o Noviembre 27 – 29 No hay escuela o Diciembre 6 – Se envían a casa las Boletas de Calificaciones o Diciembre 7 – Feria de Manualidades de PTF o Diciembre 20 – Vacaciones de Invierno “Like” Avon Center School en Facebook •
Educacionalmente suyo, Mr. Chris Wolk Director Community Consolidated School District 46 will provide an educational environment that maximizes the potential of ALL students to be prepared for life’s opportunities while developing a lasting appreciation for learning.
Avon Center School Parent Teacher Friends Organization
Avon Nova News Issue 7, 2013-2014 2720120201201202013 Reminders Monday, November 25 Picture Retakes Tuesday, November 26 Early Release Day PM Kindergarten attends Wednesday, November 27 No School Attendance Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day-No School Friday, November 29 No School Attendance Friday, December 6 Last Day for World’s Finest Chocolate Bar orders Report Cards sent home Saturday, December 7 Market Day Pick Up Meadowview School 9:30-11am Monday, December 9 Wishing Sky gifts are due, wrapped please
Avon Center School 1617 N. Rte 83 Round Lake Beach, IL 60073 Telephone: (847)223-3530 Fax: (847)223-3532 PTF Voicemail: (847)223-3540 ext. 6517
November 22, 2013
A big & heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that is participating with our Wishing Sky! With your help, all our stars have been picked. Your generosity has been overwhelming & is very appreciated. Thank you for helping to make the holidays brighter for our Avon families.
World’s Finest Chocolate Bar Fundraiser Going on NOW! We are selling Almond, Caramel & Crisp Bars for $1. Orders will be filled as received. With your help, our fundraiser will be a SWEET success! ________________________________________________________
Picture Retakes Monday, November 25th
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November 22, 2013
To You & Your Family Thanksgiving Week: November 25th Full Day of School 26th Early Release Day - PM Kindergarten Attends 27th No Student Attendance 28th Thanksgiving Day - No School 29th No School - No Student Attendance ____________________________________________________
Our next Avon PTF Meeting is Tuesday, December 10th 4:00PM Media Center
From the Avon Office Tardy -If your child is tardy, please escort them into the office and sign them in. Forgotten lunches/lunch money-Please make an effort to send in your child’s lunch or lunch money each day. The office prefers not to disrupt classrooms to notify them that a child’s lunch has arrived. Absences/Tardies-Please call in absences and tardies to the District Absentee Line at (847) 223-3540 and follow the voice prompts for attendance to Avon school. This line is open 24 hours a day. This will help decrease the busyness of our office each morning. Illnesses-To preserve everyone’s health; please keep your children home when sick and/or when they have a fever of 100 degrees or more. Before returning to school, they must be fever-free, vomit-free, and diarrhea-free for 24 hours. Also, children cannot carry their own medications-these must be turned into the office.
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Easy Ways You Can Help Raise Funds for Avon! Target REDcards (Avon recently received a check from Target for over $500 through the following program!) How? Use your Target REDcard when you are doing your normal shopping at Target, and designate Avon through their Take Charge of Education program-this provides Avon with much needed funds . If you already have a Target REDcard, you can participate in the Take Charge of Education program and help our school! Target donates up to 1% of purchases made using the REDcard to eligible K-12 schools designated by Target consumers. Avon has received over $7,052.74 over the past few years through this giving program. If you are interested in designating Avon on your REDcard, go to Target.com/tcoe and click on the “enroll now” link, then enter our School ID (46818); this will lead you to Avon’s information page. Click on “designate school” where you will then be asked for your information and REDcard number. Please note that Avon is listed as Avon Center Elementary and our School ID is 46818. If you don’t yet have a REDcard, you can go to Target and apply for one directly, or you can apply online at Target.com. If you apply in store, you can take our school ID (46818) and they can add that to your application the same day. Or, once you have your REDcard number, you can designate our school online at Target.com/tcoe. To learn more about designating Avon, applying for a REDcard, or about the program, visit www.Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142.
Abbott Labs’ Employee Giving Campaign Do you or someone in your extended family work at Abbott Laboratories? The Avon Office would like to tell you of a way you can help support Avon. Each year in the fall at Abbott, there is an Employee Giving Campaign, where Abbott will donate matching funds to donations made by its employees. You can designate Avon School as your recipient organization, and help raise needed funds for our school!
PTF Executive Board
Market Day Volunteers Needed Avon school is hosting the monthly Market Day pick up at Meadowview School during the months of January and February. We are in need of volunteers to help unload the truck and fill the orders. We are asking for about 2 hours of your time. If you could lend a hand for either or both months it would be greatly appreciated.
****Free coffee, juice and donuts will be provided for volunteers****
The dates and times are: Saturday, January 11, 2014 and Saturday, February 8, 2014 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Megan Calhoun at (815) 236-4044 or email@example.com The Avon PTF would really like to thank you for your help.
Please detach and send this bottom portion back to school with your child by Friday, December 6th if you are available to help the Avon PTF with either or both of the dates below. ____ Saturday, January 11th 7:45 am â€“ 9:45 am ____ Saturday, February 8th 7:45 am â€“ 9:45 am
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The GrAd Lab @ Avon Center School this Winter! http://tinyurl.com/STEM-Avon
The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs in 50+ schools in the D.C. area. We are expanding into Northern Chicagoland. We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics programs. We also teach science, engineering, electronics ... and more! We do it all with SMALL class sizes (adult-student ratio = 6:1). Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics irresistibly FUN for the next generation. You can read all about our classes and birthday parties at http://thegreatadventurelab.com. The site includes plenty of photos and links to videos from our classes! We are an LLC based in Grayslake, IL and Silver Spring, MD. We are fully insured and our instructors have passed background checks including FBI and state fingerprinting. Our offerings in Northern Chicagoland
LEGO ROBOTICS The GrAd Lab provides one computer and one robotics kits for each pair of students, for use during class.
GRADES 2-4 Tuesdays 2:20-3:20pm Lego Robotics 1 Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4 Students must be in specified grade range. Areas of exploration: robotics, programming, logic. 1 instructor, 1 aide. Seven 60-min meetings, once per week , $115 per student. Min 11/ max 12 students. Parent aide gets free tuition. See requirements here: http://thegreatadventurelab.com/parent-aides/ This is our core class, where beginners learn to build and program Lego robots using Lego Education's award-winning WeDo robotics and programming software. Students follow step-by-step onscreen instructions to build their robots and a suggested program. Students who are ready develop more complicated programs involving motion or tilt sensors. In the final class, we take off the training wheels and challenge students to design and build and program bots that can achieve a certain task.
NOVEMBER NEWS FROM PHYSICAL EDUCATION All grades just finished participating in Avonâ€™s annual Autumn Obstacle Course. We have been setting up the obstacle course for a few years now and decorate the gym the last week in October. The obstacle course is a great activity to provide an opportunity for the studentâ€™s to get all of their energy out! Ask your son or daughter which obstacle was their favorite. I know a lot of the kids like the bat cave. Special Visitors: North High School students from the PSP class led team-building activities to Mrs. Sauld, Mrs. Wahlberg, and Mrs. Bartus class on Tuesday October 22nd. The PSP class volunteers their time in our community. We feel having the PSP class volunteer at Avon is beneficial to our students as well as the North students. We hope to have them come again soon. TECHNOLOGY: Kindergarten through second grade students have been using the Wii to exercise. They have been dancing and practicing rhythm concepts while playing Just Dance! In addition, first and second grade students participated in a fitness story using a web based fitness program called Adventure To Fitness. This is a free resource that
you can also use at home. Just log on to adventuretofitness.com and you can sign up. We are VERY grateful for the big screen in our gym. Having the big screen allows us to incorporate technology into our Physical Education classes. The third and fourth grade students have finished their fitness testing for the first trimester. We are very proud of their efforts! The pacer seemed to be the favorite fitness test. The pacer measures the studentâ€™s cardiovascular endurance. Mrs. Steinkamp Mr. Koukal