Welcome

We are all very excited about this school year. We have lots of exciting things happening this year. We are starting a new English/Language Arts program that we feel our staff and students will enjoy. We are continuing to use our successful programs, such as First in Math, Accelerated Reader, Imagine Learning, and Lexia. Our PTA has gained a lot of momentum and has lots of fun events planned for this year, such as our Fall Carnival, Art Night, Dr. Seuss Day and more. We encourage your involvement in your child’s education and at the school. We love getting parents involved, so please don’t be shy. We want you to be our partner to make your child’s education the best that it can be.

Have a great year! Go Tigers!  

John Ashley, Principal 

Announcements:

Why You'll Love Avondale

  • Nestled in a Tranquil Spring Valley Neighborhood
  • A True Community School
  • Third Generation Avondale Tigers whose Parents, Grandparents, and Extended Family have Attended
  • Known for its Caring and Highly Experienced Staff
  • Learning is Enhanced by Long-Standing Regional Partnerships (i.e. UCSD, San Diego Youth Services) that Bring Extra Tutoring, Art Programs and More
  • After-School Enrichment Programs are Offered Throughout the Year

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Important Information:

YMCA Kinship Support Program

If you’re a grandparent or other relative raising a child in your family, you’re not alone. The Y is here to help!

City Hope and LMSVSD

City Hope will be on campus Mondays. Download flyer for more information.

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Shoparoo App

Help Avondale earn money by downloading the Shoparoo app and taking pictures of your receipts.  Select Avondale Elementary with the address of 4750 Date Ave, La Mesa, CA, and help us earn money today.

Attendance Matters!

Regular attendance is key for your child’s success.

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Tiger Pride T-Shirts

PTA is placing orders now for Avondale Tiger Pride T-Shirts.  Order forms are available in the front office, in first day packets, and for download here.  Completed order forms and payment can be brought to the PTA drop box inside the front office.

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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. 

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Does Avondale have a Music Program?

Each of our 5th and 6th grade students is offered the opportunity to play an instrument for one semester. Aaron Irwin, band teacher at La Presa Middle School, comes each Tuesday and works with the students. Fifth graders participate the first semester and 6th graders participate the second semester. Watch the parent bulletin for information regarding a concert at the end of the school year.

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How can parents be involved at Avondale?

Classroom Visits will help you understand what your children’s days are like “at work.” You’re always welcome to sit and watch them learn and interact with classmates and adults. If you’d like, your children’s teachers may appreciate your help with clerical tasks (copying, cutting, sorting) or working with a small group of children. Don’t be shy—we’ll show you how. 

Parent Groups help us make important decisions regarding our policies, programs, and learning environment. You’re always welcome to join or just attend the meetings that are convenient. Check the website or notices for dates and times.

  • PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) – These dedicated Avondale parents and staff members meet once a month to plan fun school events and to raise funds for our students’ study trips and a variety of other purposes.
  • SSC (School Site Council) – Parents and staff members review information on Avondale students’ achievement, school budgets, safety, and programs – always with the goal of making our great school even better! All are welcome to attend monthly meetings and provide input. Voting members are elected each fall.
  • ELAC (English Learners Advisory Council) – Our ELAC serves as a connection to the families of our English Learners and advises the SSC regarding their needs.  Four meetings each year are held on Fridays at 8:30 a.m.

District Committees give you opportunities to learn about policies and programs at the district level, and to provide input for important decisions. District committees meet at the Education Center Board Room, 4750 Date Street, La Mesa.

  • District Advisory Council (DAC) – Parent representatives meet with Superintendent Brian Marshall to discuss parents’ perspectives on programs and policies. See District website for dates, agendas, and minutes. 
  • District English Learners’ Advisory Council – Parents and other interested community members discuss programs and policies affecting students who are learning English.

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How do parents know how their children are progressing in class?

Weekly parent bulletins are sent home by teachers to let you know how your children are doing in school. Please be sure to look over parent bulletins with your children and talk about what they’re doing well and what they should work on the next week. Learning is all about getting better and better. Be sure to contact teachers when you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

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District Spotlight

Early Admission Kindergarten Opens January 2020 in LMSV

We are excited to share that EAK classes will open at Maryland Elementary, Murray Manor Elementary, Loma Elementary, Casa de Oro Elementary, Avondale Elementary and La Presa Elementary on January 7, 2020.

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LMSV The Lens of Equity

LMSV has a commitment to ensuring high levels of learning for each and every child. Watch this video to learn about our focus on equity and our partnerships with San Diego State University focused on equity.

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LMSV Teacher of the Year Salute to Teachers

Enjoy this wonderful video produced by SDCOE celebrating the achievement of Manny and the impact he makes with students and his community each and every day. 

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