Book Fair a huge success!
A new vendor, moving the book fair to conference week, and tremendous support from families and staff all contributed to make this year's book fair one of our best ever! Thank you so much to each of you who volunteered your time, especially my co-chair, Heather Hester! The library is so lucky to have such a dedicated group of parents!
4th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest Breaks Records!
78 pumpkins decorated by 104 Avoca students and their families created a festive atmosphere all month in the ITC! Each and every pumpkin was unique, and seeing the pride on each students face was priceless. To quote one wise student, "It doesn't matter who wins, it's just really fun!" Enjoy this video demonstrating what a creative bunch of kids we have!
Student Created Note Cards Now Available!
With help from Avoca parent, Jennifer Volkadov, each grade level recently created a scene from our school that features individual student self-portraits. They are beautiful! The full-size art work will be framed and displayed in the library, but note card sets will be available to purchase throughout the year. Please use the attached order form and/or contact me with any questions. Orders will be filled on a monthly basis, and proceeds will support the library.
In the weeks ahead we are looking forward to welcoming our therapy dogs back, kicking off a genre challenge called "RINGO" for 3rd graders, helping 4th & 5th graders prepare for Battle of the Books, and exploring this years Monarch Award nominees with our kindergarten-2nd grade students. A special thanks to the following Avoca parents & community members: Lynn Pikhotz, Bas Metti, Mike Lepley, and Alanna Gordan. Your help in the library each week is so greatly appreciated!