State Testing

State Testing

We will begin our State testing for 3rd, 4h, and 5th grade students March 27th through April 12, 2018.  These tests help us know what your child can and cannot do so that we can better serve them.  Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments during this testing window of March 27-April 12.  It is very difficult to make up these tests.  Unless your child is sick, please make sure they are at school.  I sincerely appreciate your support in this matter.

From Mrs. Avalos

This year is going fast.  I know I say this every year, but……every year seems to go faster and faster.  This is my fourteenth year here at Avondale and I can honestly say its been a great journey.  I love the students and I enjoy and appreciate working with all of my parents.  You are the best, because you genuinely care about your child/ren.


This quarter ends on March 8th.  We will have conferences for all students on Tuesday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 14th at which time you will get your child’s report card.  The conferences will be in the evenings to accommodate working parents.  Please know that we are here to serve you and consider it a privilege to have your child here with us.  We take education very seriously and we work hard to make sure all children are successful.  Thank you for all your do as well.


The last nine weeks is a hectic one as we have a lot going on before the school year ends.  This is the time of year that we take field trips and have other activities.  We will keep you informed of anything going on here at school because we want you to know that you are invited to our activities.



We have begun our WFC sale and we are off to a “FANTASTIC” start!!  Please come in and see the awesome prizes we have for the winners!  After just 1 box sole, your child will be winning prizes.. Remember, all of the proceeds go towards our school field trips and other fun school activities.. If it is possible, we are asking to have 100% participation this year.  That means, we would like EVERY child to sell at least 30 candy bars.  That way, every student is contributing their part in the funding of these fun activities that they ALL participate in.  a BIG THANK YOU to our parents for all your support.  We could not be successful with YOU!  The WFC Sale will run through Spring Break

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

We will be having our Kindergarten registration on Wednesday, April 9th from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm her at Avondale Elementary.  If you have a student who is five years old, or will be five on or before June 1st, please call the office to schedule an appointment.  Also, if you know someone, in our area, who has a child this age, please have them call us so we can get him/her registered as well.

Late Starts or Snow Days

There will be times due to the weather that we have a late start or a complete cancellation of school.  You should receive a call from either our office or the district office informing you of this.  If you are not receiving a call on these days, it is possible that we have your number wrong in our system.  It is very important to keep us posted of any phone number changes in case of an emergency.  Please remember on late start days breakfast will NOT be served so please make sure your child eats breakfast at home.  Late start days are always two hours later.  Therefore, if your child gets picked up by the bus at 7:30 a.m., he/she will get picked up at 9:30 a.m.. School will begin at 9:45 a.m. and students will be considered tardy if they are not here at 9:45 a.m..

Colorado All-State Choir

Saturday, January 28th, six of our students auditioned and were selected to perform for the Colorado All State Choir at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  We are fortunate to have Mrs. Teschner, our music teacher, as she is one of a few Pueblo teachers who participate in this wonderful event.  Approximately 400 students from throughout the state of Colorado came together and performed some very difficult music pieces before an audience of approximately 1,000 people.  Augustus Crouch, Amilia Gallegos, Troy Spedilari, Hannah Sais, Shania Martinez, and Matthew Sigler represented Avondale Elementary.  They made us proud.  A special thank you to Mrs. Teschner for making this opportunity possible for our students

Pre-school Registration

Appointments for the Pueblo School District 70 Colorado Preschool Program Screening for the 2018-2019 school year are now being taken.  Children MUST be 4 years old by June 1, 2018 to meet the age requirement for pre-school.  You must bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residence to your child’s screening.  Screening dates are: Monday, March 5th, Tuesday, March 6th, Wednesday, March 7th, Monday, March 12th, Tuesday, March 13th, Wednesday, March 14th, Tuesday, March 27th and Wednesday, March 28, 2018.  You may call Marty at (719)489-3882 to schedule an appointment for your child.

Student of the Month

November Students of the Month

  • Mrs. Wolf-Allie Martin
  • Mrs. Archuleta-Alicia Vaencia
  • Mrs. O’Neil-Fernanda Robles
  • Mrs. Arteaga-Lana Shafer
  • Mrs. Kopasz-Ryan Higgins
  • Mrs. Stevens-Alex Woods
  • Ms. Wells-Aiden Castro
  • Ms. Cruz-Gavin Miller
  • Mrs. Ortiviz-Gelsey Zacarias


  • Mrs. Wolf-Esequiel Ripke
  • Mrs. Archuleta-Casey Ogle
  • Mrs. O’Neil-Aileen Cera Ortega
  • Mrs. Arteaga-Nico Pagels
  • Mrs. Kopasz-Zamira Candelaria
  • Mrs. Stevens-Cesar Lopez-Arreola
  • Ms. Wells-Megan Fields
  • Ms. Cruz-Fernando Claro-Margarito
  • Mrs. Ortiviz-Dulce Alvarado-Leyva


  • Mrs. Wolf-Chuck Martinez
  • Mrs. Archuleta-Byanni Chacon
  • Mrs. O’Neil-Patience Castro
  • Mrs. Arteaga-Ava Mares
  • Mrs. Kopasz-Derrick Rovegno
  • Mrs. Stevens-Hailey Caddick
  • Ms. Wells-McKennan Stevens
  • Ms. Cruz-Sylvia Vigil
  • Mrs. Ortiviz-Elijah Horton



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.