Students, staff and parents at Avoca West came together with 1,884,017 participants from 84 countries around the world on September 15th-ish to celebrate International Dot Day! Here is a video that captured some of the ways in which we made our mark. Watch for the next edition of The Vision for more highlights!
The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
Celebrate your love of books this fall by decorating a pumpkin for the
5th annual Avoca West Library "Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest."
Enjoy this video of last year's entries!
Pumpkin Contest Rules:
One entry per child/group. (one entry=one book display)
Pumpkins may be created individually, with friends, or as a family.
Pumpkins must be decorated in a way that represents a book or book character.
Pumpkin cannot be carved.
Bring your decorated pumpkin to school anytime during the month of October.
Students and teachers will be voting during the last week of October.
Pumpkins need to be taken home on Halloween.
Battle of the Books!
Recently the school liaison from the Glenview Public Library came to talk with our 4th and 5th graders about the Battle of the Book program. Registration begins online on Wednesday, Oct. 1st. Visit this link for more information, and to view the 2015 book list. I look forward to cheering on many Avoca West students in the next few months as they prepare for battle! Please let me know if I can answer any questions. GO VIKING READERS!
The PTC/ITC Book Fair is coming!
We are beyond excited to again be using Anderson's to host our fair this fall from October 20th-23rd! Watch for flyers to come home with students soon, as well as more details both on the PTC website and in the Thursday blasts. The fair is always a big hit with students, staff, and family alike and we are so grateful to the PTC for making it possible!
Accomplished author, David Adler, visits with kindergarten-2nd Graders on November 11th! Visit Mr. Adler's Website to learn more about him in preparation for this wonderful visit sponsored by The Book Stall in Winnetka!
New York Times best selling author, Chris Grabenstein, will present to 3rd-6th Graders also on November 11th! In addition to his American Library Association notable award winning book, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Grabenstein has written: The Riley Mack Adventure series, and The Haunted Mystery series. He has also co-authored The Treasure Hunter series, The I Funny series, and Daniel X: Armageddon with best selling author, James Patterson. This visit is generously sponsored by our fabulous PTC.
There is no better way to learn about the writing process than interacting with authors! We are very fortunate to have these two accomplished authors coming to share both their secrets, and their passion, with our students! Watch for order forms for signed books from both authors to come home soon!