Starting January 8th, all students at Avondale Elementary will be eating FREE lunch. If you were paying for your child’s lunch and had a balance, the balance was also deleted. The reason this happened is because as a school we had the majority of parents fill out the lunch form online or a hard copy. We are at the percentage rate where all students can eat free lunch. That is why it is very important to fill out this form. Our Title I funding is also affected by this. Next year, we much have 100% of parents filling out the form so that we can continue to have free lunch for all students.
As you know, we changed our policy about celebrating birthdays in the classroom. We have designated the second Thursday of every month to celebrate. However, this month, we do not have school on the second Thursday because of literacy testing. Therefore, we will celebrate birthdays on Thursday, May 17th. Store bought cupcakes or treats may be brought to the school no later than 2:30 p.m. Please let your child’s teacher know if you will be bringing in treats
ACCELERATED READER (AR)
Students are required to read 20 minutes a day at home. We will no longer allow them time to read their AR books at school. We need that time for computer work. They are only allowed to take AR tests at school but all reading for AR needs to be done at home. This is part of their grade as well so please make sure they do this as homework. Students who make their AR goal three out of the four quarters will be able to participate in the end of the year AR celebration. Make sure your child works hard to meet this goal so that they can participate. It is a lot of fun for the students.