‘Twas the Week Before School Starts…

We are busy finishing up this week with all the many things that need to take place prior to the start of school, including welcoming our new staff members today! It’s such an exciting part of the year — but still not as exciting as when the halls will be filled with the fresh faces of our students!

As we look to get started, our staff members took a moment to consider the question:

“What is your promise to your students? As they walk in your room, consider them reading your pledge to them. Complete the sentence:  I promise…” I hope you’ll find their reflections touching and heartfelt — a wonderful way to ground  ourselves in why we come to Avoca West each day!

I look forward to seeing our new families Thursday evening (4:30-6:30pm) on the Avoca West playground. For those of you who are able to pop by school Friday morning from 8:00-9:00am for supply drop-off and an informal Meet the Teacher, I’ll see you then as well!

Mark Your Calendars:

Monday – August 22nd – First day (full day!) for 1st-5th grades

Tuesday & Wednesday – August 23rd & 24th – Welcome kindergarten (9:30-10:30am, day varies by student)

Thursday – August 25th – First full day for Kindergarten

Wednesday – August 31st – Parent Orientation Night at AW

  • 6:00-6:30 – K & 1st
  • 6:40-7:25 – 4th & 5th Grade
  • 7:30-8:00 – 2nd & 3rd