October break is October 8-19, 2018. Avondale’s ESS will be hosting during the two-week break. Students return to school on Monday, October 22, 2018.
Red Ribbon Week is coming soon! Look for more information sent home by PTA in your child’s backpack about this week-long event. There will be activities for each day October 22 – 26.
Our Fall Carnival is coming up, and PTA needs your help. The carnival is Saturday, October 27, from 3-6 p.m. PTA is in need of volunteers to help during the event, as well as, with set-up and clean-up. Donations are also requested for bags of candy, bottled water, prizes, and cupcakes. Drop off water, prizes, and candy donations anytime. Cupcakes can be brought to the office one or two days before the carnival. To volunteer or donate, contact us at avondaletigersPTA@gmail.com.
After school from 2:30-3 p.m. on October 31, PTA will host a Trunk-or-Treat on the lower playground. Anyone who would like to decorate their trunk and pass out candy, please arrive BY 1:45 p.m. A prize will be given to the best decorated trunk. Let us know if you are decorating a trunk by contacting us at avondaletigersPTA@gmail.com If you are unable to decorate your trunk, donations of candy can be dropped off in the office any time before the event.
Parent conferences for all of La Mesa Spring Valley Schools elementary school sites will be November 13 -16. Avondale will dismiss early at 11:40 a.m. the entire week of parent conferences and there will be no childcare on campus after dismissal unless your child is enrolled in ESS. There is no school on Monday, November 12, in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Campus Access for Parents
Beginning this Monday, August 20th , adults waiting for students at dismissal time will be asked to wait in the Tiger Zone area on the front lawn near the office. We hope this area is a relaxing and pleasant community space for all our families to wait for their children when the bell rings. We appreciate your focus on this new parent access to campus policy as it is intended to help us have a safe environment for students at the end of the school day. See comprehensive, detailed information about the new dismissal procedures at Avondale that are being provided to all families at Back to School Night (Dismissal Procedures Map).
Join the Cast...Be An Avondale Star
PTA is setting up a long list of activities and initiatives to support all our students here at Avondale this year. We appreciate all the hard work, creativity and support from all our PTA volunteers. This year's theme is Be A Star. Information has gone home in first day packets and is available in the office if you would like to become a member, sign up to volunteer for activities and/or donate to the programs PTA supports.
La Mesa Spring Valley Schools has a comprehensive student wellness policy which outlines what, how, and who can serve and provide food for our students. The policy is designed to with the benefit of all students in mind. The complete wellness policy can be viewed on our District website (District Wellness Policy) . Sometimes families would like to bring snacks, food items etc. to school to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays. We ask that any food items you bring be in compliance with the District's wellness policy. Cakes, cupcakes, cookies, sugary beverages, etc. are not included in the items that are allowed to be distributed at school. There are many other ways you can help your child celebrate special occasions, and all our classroom teachers can help provide you with suggestions as well as directions on times and dates. The best way to ensure that food items are in compliance is to speak to your child's teacher in advance about any items brought to school for children.
Each Avondale student receives a Parent Bulletin to take home to their parents each Friday...