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 email@example.com or Christina Moody-Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also consider nominating Mrs. Phipps for WTFM's Teacher of the Month.
Accelerated Reader (AR) Field Trip to BMS Ice Rink
Students in Kindergarten - 6th grade that met their AR goal the 1st and 2nd nine weeks will get to go ice skating at the Bristol Motor Speedway Ice Rink. If your child received a permission form, this means they met their goals and can go on the trip. Students must have a signed permission form to go ice skating.
We need parent volunteers to join us at the ice rink. Volunteers can help us distribute skates when students arrive, tie skates, help on the ice, untie skates, and turn skates back in. If you can volunteer, please click on this button and sign up to join us!
BMS Ice Skating Schedule
Day and Time
Wednesday, Jan. 4th 8:30 – 9:30
Wednesday, Jan. 4th 9:45 – 10:45
Wednesday, Jan. 4th 11:00 – 12:00
Thursday, Jan. 5th 8:30 – 9:30
Thursday, Jan. 5th 9:45 – 10:45
Thursday, Jan. 5th 11:00 – 12:00
4th Grade and 6th Grade
The Avoca Dragons wish you and your family joy and peace this holiday season!
Early Dismissal: Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Schools Closed: Monday, Dec. 19 - Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
We'll see you bright and early on January 3rd!
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Come join us for the fourth grade musical program, Jingle Bell Hill on Tuesday, December 6th at 7PM!
Volunteers are needed for our annual Accelerated Reader(AR) reward trip to Bristol Motor Speedway's Ice Rink! If students met their AR goal the 1st and 2nd nine weeks, they get to go ice skating either January 4th or 5th. We will need lots of volunteers on these days to distribute skates, tie skates, and assist kids on the ice. Please click the link below and sign up if you would like to join us any time on these days.
Need to Buy a Cute Gift?
Check out your child's artwork on www.Artsonia.com and order Creative Holiday Gifts before December 10th!
From our heart to yours, thank you for supporting our children as they learn and grow!
Announcements for the Week of 09.26.16 are here!
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!
Please note: LEAPs will not meet after school on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 due to parent conferences.
What's happening this week? Be sure to watch our video for everything from lunch menus to school events.
IMPORTANT: Santa Pal applications must be submitted to the Santa Pal organization before October 3, 2016 to be eligible for participation.
Check out our first newscast of the year! A big thank you to Coach Winters and his QUEST class for making this happen!
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).
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher or the school's administrators.
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...
Important Dates to Remember:
October 28 - Dress like your favorite book character!
November 8 - Election Day Schools Closed
November 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17 - Book Fair
November 15 - Book Fair Family Night
November 15 - Pirate Day - Dress like a pirate!!
November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break Schools Closed
December 6 - Fourth Grade Holiday Program at 7PM
December 12 - Elf Day
December 13 - Christmas Hat Day
December 14 - Pajama Day
December 15 - Oh Christmas Tree Day (Wear a tree skirt or look like a Christmas tree!)
December 16 - Crazy Christmas/Candy Cane Sock Day
Look how much we have read this year!!!
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.