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August 15, 2018


August 15, 2018




Have a submission for the All-Star News? Send it to Leslie Garrison by 5 p.m. Sunday.


Coming Up At Avery
Aug. 17
PTO Fundraiser: Kona Ice Truck
3-5 p.m.
Front of Avery

Aug. 25
Back to School Picnic
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Blackburn Park

Aug 27 & 29
Jumpstart Conferences

Aug. 31
No School


Back to School Picnic

Join us as we kick off the school year at the annual Back to School Picnic!

August 25
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Blackburn Park 

Families with last names A-N, please bring a side dish to share. Families with last names O-Z, please bring a dessert to share.

Questions? Please contact Jaime at


Recess & Lunch Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year to supervise recess and lunch. We are looking for volunteers to donate some time again this year. Recess and lunch times for 2018-19 are listed below. Please sign up on this Google Doc for any times you are able to help. 

Grade                     Recess                 Lunch
Kindergarten          10:45-11:05          11:05-11:30
First Grade             11:10-11:30          11:30-11:50
Second Grade        11:30-11:50          11:50-12:10
Third Grade            12:10-12:30          12:30-12:50
Fourth Grade          12:30-12:50          12:50-1:10
Fifth Grade              11:50-12:10          12:10-12:30

Questions? Contact Dr. Aaron Winkler at or Erica Morrison at

Sign Up for Avery's FUNdraiser Socials

FUNdraiser Socials are a great way to meet other Avery families while supporting our teachers and students. Learn more and sign up on the Avery FUNdraiser Socials website.

·         Mom's Night Out, Aug. 24

·         Progressive Dinner, Sept. 29

Have questions or ideas for more parties? Contact Erica Morrison at

From the PTO

Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the library. Childcare is provided for children over 2 who are potty trained. All are welcome, and coming to a meeting doesn't commit you to anything, it's just a way for you to be informed about what's going on at Avery. 

At our first meeting, in addition to hearing from Dr. Arnold, we will vote to approve the budget, vote to approve the executive board and the Equity and Race Group will be introduced. See this flyer for information on PTO's biggest events.  

The executive board is currently looking to fill the auditor position. Please contact Nancy Pearl at if you are interested. 

PTO Buyout

Our popular Fundraiser Buyout is back! EVERY dollar collected will go directly to the teachers for use in their classrooms. Last year we raised over $9,000 ... our goal is to hit $10,000 this year!

It's easy to donate! Just click our PayPal link and submit the amount you would like to donate. You can also use this flyer and put your donation in the PTO mailbox in the Avery front hall. Thank you for your support of Avery students!


Mad Science

Mad Science will once again be offering an after-school program at Avery Elementary this fall. The theme for this session is Extraordinary Laboratory, and it is open to students in grades kindergarten through fifth. Please see the flyer for more information regarding dates, cost and how to register your child.


From the Café

Welcome back to new and exciting promotions in the school café!

·         Cucumbers from local produce Thiess Farms

·         Featured food this month is berries

·         Did you know that you can purchase the salad bar without having to purchase a meal?



Third Grade Strings Enrollment Starts Sept. 3