Wednesdays/Additional hour of teaching & learning!!
REMINDER- Beginning Wed. 3/29/17 schools in Auburn will add one hour of instructional time to every Wednesday afternoon between March 29th and June 7th. This will put two instructional days back into the school calendar. Without any more snow days the last student day would be on Tuesday, June 20th and the last teacher day would be on Thursday, June 22nd.
The top reasons why Wednesdays were chosen are as follows:
*Zero impact on the Pre-K afternoon program.
*Zero impact on the CLC afterschool program.
*Students would not have an extended school day on multiple days in a week.
Lunch will still be served on Wednesdays. Our lunch schedule will just be pushed ahead by 1 hour so that instructional time is not compromised.
What will students & teachers be doing during the additional hour each Wednesday? During the additional hour we will be focusing on math and literacy instruction to support student achievement.
Dismissal- Walkers will be dismissed at 12:30 and bus students will begin boarding buses at approximately 12:45 or as soon as they arrive. Buses will drop off students one hour later than in the past.
If you have questions please feel free to call Mrs. Gaylord.
Morning Sing March 8th
Students, Staff & Families may dress “Wacky” for our Morning Sing. What does dressing “wacky” mean? Mix match clothes, crazy socks, crazy hair, silly hats - be creative!
G.E.A.R Parent Network, a program of Crisis and Counseling Centers, will host a free two-hour presentation by Dr. Ross Green! Dr. Green is a well-known educator and author who as devoted his life to help children and teens with behavioral challenges and their caregivers. Parents, caregivers, and the community are invited to learn how Dr. Green's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions approach is improving the way youth with behavioral challenges are being understood and treated in Maine. Dr. Green is the celebrated author of the "Explosive Child" and "Lost at School" and has appeared on nationally syndicated television shows such as "Oprah" and "Dateline". This presentation will be held Monday January 30th from 6 to 8 at Park Avenue School. Dr. Green's presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is requested so we may notify you in case of cancellation. You may register by visiting G.E.A.R website as gearparentnetwork.org or by calling the program's toll-free number at 1-800-264-9224.
Please click on the link below if your child is in grades K, 2, or 4th grade.
Please click on the word document to find out ways your child's teacher will be communicating with you as parents. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher.
Come meet your child's teacher, tour the school, meet the new teachers Tonight 6-7pm
Be on the look out for your child/children's fundraising packet to come home tomorrow!
Park Ave Spirit Gear can still be purchased online by visiting www.spiritgeardirect.com Just go to "Find Your School" and start shopping.