Boys’ 4th & 5th Grade Running Club

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Fall Running Club Parents: if your 4th or 5th grader is participating in Boys’ Running Club this fall, the club kicks off on Tuesday, August 30th at 3pm and meets each Tuesday and Thursday through October 6th.

Students should go directly to the South Gym after school where attendance will be taken. Participants are encouraged to bring comfortable clothes and proper shoes to change into after school. If desired, students will have a few minutes to eat a healthy snack before we start. If your child is absent on either Tuesday or Thursday through October 6th please email Mr. Brennan to help minimize delays during attendance taking, etc.  I will escort students to the front door of the school where they should be picked up at 4:00.  

Viking Walk Fundraiser

Vikling Walk FlyerThis event is sponsored by the PTC.  All children at Avoca West will receive their pledge sheets at the end of PE class on Friday, April 22nd.  Donald Cornelius will explain the details of the fundraiser to the kids.  The walk will be held during students’ Core Block on Friday, May 13th.  Pledge sheets are due Friday, May 6th and may be found here:  Pledge Sheet 2016 

Grade 1    9:30 – 10:10 AM
Grade 2    10:30 – 11:10 AM
Grade 3    1:00 – 1:40 PM
Grade 4     2:00 – 2:40 PM
Grade 5     8:30 – 9:10 AM

All proceeds will go toward purchase of a new sound system, projector and screen in the South Gym.  Additional proceeds will purchase Indoor Recess Kits to engage students when weather prevents outdoor recess.

Prizes include:
1st: iPad II
2nd: Amazon Echo
3rd: JBL Bluetooth Speaker$25 Gift Card to student who has most sponsors. Minimum donation of $5 per sponsor.  1 winner per grade.  RAFFLE: For every $10 submitted receive a raffle ticket for your chance to win JBL Bluetooth Speaker


4th Annual Viking Walk

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The 4th annual PTC sponsored Viking Walk will take place on May 13th, 2016. PTC members and PE teachers together will organize the program. Money raised from this event will help fund the PTC gift to Avoca West School.

For this years’ Avoca West Viking Walk students will have forty minutes to run, jog or walk as many quarter mile laps as they can. PE teachers and volunteers will keep count by giving students rubber bands to wear around their wrist after completing each lap. Prior to the event students will solicit family members and neighbors for either “by the lap” pledges or flat donations. To help build student interest several grand prizes will be awarded to the students bringing in the largest pledge totals.  All students will receive popsicles after completing their laps.

Click here for the  Pledge Sheet

Boys’ 2nd & 3rd Grade Running Club

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Spring Running Club Parents: if your 2nd or 3rd grader is participating in Boys’ Running Club this spring, the club kicks off on Wednesday, April 6th at 3pm and meets each Wednesday until May 11th.  Please send your child to school with proper running shoes and healthy snack, if desired.

Just a reminder that this club is not a sports club.  Participants will be running and participating in various other fitness exercises and activities.  If your child is no longer interested please let Mr. Brennan know as space is limited and there may be a waiting list. Thank you.


Now that the weather is changing and getting colder, it is very important to dress appropriately for class.  We may have opportunities to be outside for class and enjoy some freshly fallen snow.  Students should bring hats, gloves and snow pants to be prepared for PE and lunch recess.