Read Across America Day
We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday on Thursday, March 2nd! We have invited many people from our community to come read to our students on this special day! Our students will even get to eat Green Eggs & Ham in the lunchroom if they choose to try it! Students can dress up each day next week to celebrate. Please look at the list of dress up days below:
Important Dates to Remember:
February 27th - Cat in the Hat Day - Wear your favorite hat and/or the colors: red, white, and black!
February 28th - Crazy Sock Day - Wear your craziest socks!
March 1st - Wacky Wednesday - Wear your clothes inside out or backwards!
March 2nd - Dr. Seuss's Birthday - Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss book character!
March 3rd - Green Eggs and Ham Day - Wear green!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Christina Moody-Lawson at email@example.com.
You may also consider nominating Mrs. Phipps for WTFM's Teacher of the Month.
From our heart to yours, thank you for supporting our children as they learn and grow!
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What's happening this week? Be sure to watch our video for everything from lunch menus to school events.
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...
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.