Dear AVA Parents,
Can you believe that we have already completed two months of school, and that Thanksgiving break is just 4 weeks away?!?! We wanted to take a minute to thank you for all your support thus far. If you have not heard, the Dance PAWty was an overwhelming success, raising nearly $56,000 directly for the school. Mrs. Miller’s class raised a whopping $4745 and will celebrate with a class party. Our amazing administration team agreed to a super-soaking from kids and staff, as a thank you for all their hard work. Check out the video here
We also wanted to thank all the families that were able to donate to our staff appreciation fund. We were proud to have offered our teachers a food truck for lunch during their professional development day, as well as weekly mailbox treats, for the entire staff, to let them know how much we appreciate them.
In the next week, we will be starting to offer our Used Uniform Sale on Facebook. Please join the group so that you can take part in this great way to buy previously owned uniforms (AVA Uniforms Buy/Sell/Trade ONLY). This is not a school run forum, but we will begin selling used uniforms here and for these items the funds will benefit the school. We will be sending out a sign-up genius for ways to help shortly.
We also want to give you a heads up to start planning for the holidays now. And we have a way to make this year’s staff gift giving easy! We are planning a Christmas Cash drive, where you can send cash or gift cards for staff members that take care of your kiddos (think food service team, counselors, custodial team etc.) You will be able to give cash to specific staff or make a general donation that will be shared. With 120 staff members to honor, every dollar adds up. Each staff member will receive a card with the names of all the families that contributed. More details will be coming soon.
As always, feel free to reach out if you have any ideas on how we can do a better job of taking care of the staff or the families.
Kirsten, Winter, and the entire PTO team