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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

Issue 7, 2013-2014


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.

Issue 7, 2013-2014

November 22, 2013

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 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 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 To learn more about designating Avon, applying for a REDcard, or about the program, visit 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

Sheri Perkins

Linnae Rutkowski

Jen Schild

Lindsay Metcalf


Vice President







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 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 – 9:45 am ____ Saturday, February 8th 7:45 am – 9:45 am

Name: __________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ Email: __________________________________

The GrAd  Lab  @  Avon  Center  School  this  Winter!­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  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:­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 Avon’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 student’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 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 student’s cardiovascular endurance. Mrs. Steinkamp Mr. Koukal