It appears that we have launched into some fall weather, but before stepping into the weekend ahead, please take a moment to note the following newsworthy bits from Avoca West. Thank you for you patience as we worked through some tricky weather last Friday — it was certainly an extra exciting way to start the weekend!
- On Thursday, September 18th (approximately 4:30), our staff will roll out their new online sign up for fall conferences. Conferences will be held on October 22nd & 23rd this year, with parents being offered up 15 minute time slots to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress. Rest assured that we have built in a 5 minute buffer time for parents who need to see several teachers. Stay tuned!
- As the weather turns cooler, be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the cooler morning and possibility of being outside for a chilly recess. Oftentimes our kiddos like to brave it without a jacket — so please have a chat with your child at home about your expectations for bundling up outside.
- Just prior to our cool down, we were all set to welcome back our District 37 friends at our annual Ice Cream Social. Our rain date has been set for next Tuesday, the 16th from 5:00-7:00 on the playground area. We hope to see you there!
- Next week we open our doors to those parents interested in learning about our English Language (EL) services at Avoca West. Feel free to come listen for yourself from 6:00-7:00 Wednesday evening.
- Did you know Avoca West will be piloting a new report card this school year? Save the Date: On Wednesday, November 12th our Avoca West parents will have a chance to listen and learn about the new progress reporting system. We’ll meet in the ITC from 6:30-7:15 to share more about the philosophy behind our new standards-based report card, how you’ll access it online, and much, much more! At this time, parents will also have a chance to ask questions, share input, and to hear from Marie Murphy parents about how it works for them. Stay and join us all for the regularly scheduled PTC meeting at 7:15.
Enjoy the cool weekend ahead, and thank you for your trusting collaborative spirit so far this school year!