Bubble Gum Day!
During the week of February 3rd, we will be preparing for National Bubble Gum Day which is on Friday, Feb. 7th. Bubble Gum Day was created by local author, Ruth Spiro, in 2006. On Bubble Gum Day, students who donate .50 cents, will receive a piece of gum and the privilege to chew their gum in school. (Students will receive 3 pieces for $1.00.)
Mrs. Spiro will visit Avoca West to present to 1st-5th grade students at 2:00 on 2/7. Kindergarten students and their parents are welcome to join the presentation. If you would like to order a signed/personalized copy of Mrs. Spiro's book, Lester Fizz Bubble-Gum Artist, please print and return the form below by Jan. 24th.
Start searching for coins! During the week leading up to Bubble Gum Day, we will have daily coin wars. Students may bring coins to school each morning and deposit them in the jar of their choice. (Jars will be located in the gym until 8:20, and then in the ITC.) Winning jars will be announced the following day on ionavoca. The battles will be as follow:
- Monday 2/3 Penny Day! Students vs Staff!
- Tuesday 2/4 Nickel Day! Fiction vs Non-fiction!
- Wednesday 2/5 Dime Day! Grades k-2 vs Grades 3-5!
- Thursday 2/6 Quarter Day! Cubs vs Sox!
- Friday 2/7 Anything goes (coins, bills, checks*)! Boys vs Girls! *Checks should be made out to "Adventures with Bailey."
All money collected will be donated to Adventures With Bailey. This organization donates their time to Avoca West on a weekly basis by bring their certified therapy dogs to the library to read with students. We are so appreciative of their services!
Think Summer! Think Six Flags!
Six Flags reading forms are due on Friday, Feb. 28th. I have already received a great deal of completed forms, and am thrilled to see so many Avoca readers that are excited to participate in this program! More information and a link to the reading log is below.
Battle of the Books!
Good luck to all of our 4th and 5th graders that are participating in the Battle of the Books! You have all worked so hard to prepare! I know that you will do great at your upcoming meets, and will represent Avoca West with pride!