New Summer Camp Opportunity for Students Who Will be in Grades 4, 5, or 6 at Avoca Elementary

 

 

AVOCA Dragons, have you heard?  STEAM camp is coming for rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders!  At STEAM Camp you won't just learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  You will create it!  Join us for one of our free STEAM camps June 20-22 or June 27-29 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Students will have opportunities to explore water during our "H2O and You" exploration day.  We will look at maps, experiment with water, and create a water slide.

 

During our "Big Back Yard Detective Day" we will take a look at some creepy crawlies, plants, and animals in our backyard.  We will dissect an owl pellet to  solve the mystery of what the owl has been eating. 

 

During our "Move it, Move it!" Day you'll design and create roller coasters while learning about force and motion.   

 

You'll also have some time to explore our STEAM Lab and be some of the first students to use our new Lego Wall!   

 

If you're going to be in fourth, fifth or sixth grade, we invite you to unleash your creative side and bring your imagination while we experience hands-on projects and activities that include creating, building, exploring, problem solving, and working in teams.

 

If you're looking for something fun to do to fill those long summer days, call 423.652.9445 (leave a message with your phone number and name), or email Ms. Bryant at bryantc@btcs.org for more information.


 

Did you know?

Crossing Guards are needed in Bristol, TN.

If interested, please call 423-989-5273.

 


 

Congratulation to Hannah W. Hannah logged 88 miles in our Morning Mile Club!

 

 


 


If you're shopping for school supplies, be sure to click on the "Forms" link, on the left-hand side of our website, to see the supply lists posted by grade level.

Thank you!

 


Books on the Bus!
Mtn. View Apts.
June 13 & 20
July 11 & 25
12:10 P.M.

Grades 4-6: Laptop Pick Up Days: July 20, 26, & 27, 2017
See you there!

1st Day of School: August 1, 2017
Early Dismissal Day: Elementary Student Hours 8:10-10:10 A.M.


Many thanks to our PTA for all you do to support learning and teaching at Avoca Elementary!

 

 

 

Students in Mrs. Scheel's second grade class are helping us realize our vision: For our community of learners to have the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills necessary for success now and in the future.

Our children recently spent a week experimenting with force and motion in preparation for our science fair project. They used scooters to experiment with friction, and the slow-motion feature on their iPads allowed boys and girls to watch gravity at work. They wrapped up their work by creating their own magnet mazes, catapults, and other simple machines. Their final project was to hypothesize and test which surfaces would allow a toy car to travel thefarthest down a ramp. Be sure to check in with our second graders to learn the results of their "a-mazing" experiments!

How many of the 4 Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) can you find in these learning activities?


 AR will end for the year on Monday, May 1st! 


Check out Ms. Hamilton's 5th grade science students putting their communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills to use as they share what they're learning about kinetic and potential energy. Go, #AvocaDragons! You make us proud!

  


Important Dates to Remember:

April 14 - Schools Closed Good Friday

April 21 - Schools Closed Race Day

May 1 - Last Day to Meet AR Goals for the Year

May 4 - Star Wars Day - Dress like a Star Wars character!

May 8 - Library Books Due!

May 9 - Field Day

May 11 - AR Field Trip to BMS Dragway

May 18 - 6th Grade Graduation at 8:45AM

May 19 - Dragon's Choice AR Point Club Awards Grades K-5 - Dress like a celebrity today!

May 19 - 6th Graders go to Camp Explore

May 22 - Teacher Work Day

May 23 - Report Card Pick Up

Happy Summer Break!

 


 

 

If you would like to support Mrs. Phipps as she moves to the next level of competition, please send your letter of recommendation to Tracy Irvin at irvint@btcs.org or Christina Moody-Lawson at moodyc@btcs.org.

 

You may also consider nominating Mrs. Phipps for WTFM's Teacher of the Month.

 

Thank you!


From our heart to yours, thank you for supporting our children as they learn and grow!

 

 


Hey, Dragons! Want to receive text and / or email notifications of upcoming events? Sign up for Notify Me here or by clicking the button to the left.


Did you know that Chris Michaels with WCYB is looking for KidCasters? Check out our Facebook page for more information! 


Parents, do you need a quick tutorial on how to sign up for Schoology? Click here for information on how you can access all of your children's accounts in one place.


Do you have children in 3rd through 6th grades? Are you wondering about TNReady assessments?

The Tennessee Department of Education has developed an updated Parent Guide to Being TNReady for the 2016-17 school year (download here) and a supplemental Guide on TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities (download here).

They also have a one-page handout (here) that explains the high level role of assessments and a new FAQ webpage (here) that provides additional information for parents and teachers.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher or the school's administrators. 


Attendance Matters!

Want to see your child succeed in school? Let him / her see that you value education. Please take 15-20 minutes each night to read with your child, and model reading by "powering down" and picking up a good book or magazine.

You can also turn everyday activities into opportunities to explore mathematics in a real-world context. (For example: Have your kindergartner count and sort silverware or socks after washing. Older students can figure out how much sales tax will be charged on items they want to purchase.)

It's also important to get your child to school on time every day. At Avoca, children should be in their seats ready to learn by the time the 8:10 bell rings. Learn more about the importance of regular attendance by watching the following video.

 

 

 


 Welcome Back, Dragons!

...and now for a message from us to you... 

 

 Look how much we have read this year!!!

 

 


 

Like us on Facebook!  Check us out!   

 


 

It’s official--We’ve joined the twittersphere! Follow us @BTCS_Avoca for updates, pictures, and more.

 

 


 

Looking for a great way to get your PK-6th grader to write? Please consider having your child(ren) nominate an Avoca teacher for the WTFM / Milligan College Teacher of the Month. They’ll even get experience “citing evidence” as they give reasons for recognizing their teacher(s). More information is available at http://wtfm.com/default.asp?pid=736418.

 

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