Are You Ready?!

After spending the last month meeting with teachers and getting to know a bit about the “Avoca way” here at school, I’m eager to fill this space with the energy of our students! I hope you’ve spent the summer making memories with your friends and family, and know you must be excited to see others when school begins again at the end of August! Don’t forget to mark your calendars:

  • Wednesday, August 27th — First full day of school for 1st – 5th grade
  • Tuesday, September 2nd — First day of school for kindergarten (Transition days to be announced for our kindergarten friends soon!)

You should have found a post card from me in your mailboxes as a quick introduction letting you in on what I’ve been up to with my children and husband this summer. Please pause the fun for a moment to write back and share your summer news with me. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Enjoy the sun, fun, and thrill of stocking up on school supplies for the coming year. See you all soon!

iOnAvoca Live & AW Assemblies on EduVision

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We are excited to “officially” announce our new Avoca broadcast station provided by EduVision! We have been testing this website for a few months now and trying to perfect iOnAvoca Live, which is our new way of broadcasting school announcements to our classrooms each morning. We have over forty 5th graders signed up for three different sessions as news anchors, technical support and script writers. Our first session is about to wrap up and while our first attempt at live news was challenging, it was also very rewarding!

Each morning at 8:20 we go live on the air. You can catch our live broadcast each morning at 8:20 by going to: https://avoca37.eduvision.tv/SchoolLiveSchedules.aspx . When the morning event is listed, Click the WATCH NOW button at 8:20 which will either take you to the video or a countdown. If you see the countdown, just be sure to refresh your browser when the time is up and you’ll see the live feed from the Avoca West Computer lab! If you miss our live show, you can always watch iOnAvoca here: https://avoca37.eduvision.tv/

In addition to recording our broadcast, we have also begun posting our assemblies, which are now student run! Feel free to peruse the assemblies by using the drop down menu underneath the video that is posted on the home page and choosing AW Assemblies.

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The White House-Student Film Festival

Would you like to go to the White House?  Enter this video contest!  Entries are due on January 29th!

Click on the link for more information!
http://www.whitehouse.gov/filmfestival

Read the information from the White House below:

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Yeah, having your schoolwork posted on the fridge at home is cool. But having a video you made posted on the White House website and screened at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? We think that’s pretty cool, too. That’s why we’re super-excited to announce the first-ever White House Student Film Festival: a video contest created just for K-12 students, and whose finalists will have their short films shown at the White House. Finalist videos may also be featured on the White House website, YouTube channel, and social media pages.

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Half Day Student Attendance and Conferences

ReminderWednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 will be half day student attendance with dismissal for Kindergarten students at 11:15am and grades 1-5 at 11:45am. Conferences will run from 3-7pm by appointment. Friday, October 25th is an Institute Day with no student attendance. Have a wonderful week and enjoy our crisp fall weather!