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Avon Elementary has a new playground! See the pictures and details here.

Our recess time at Avon Elementary has improved greatly with the help of our new playground. Thanks to the support of the school board, our PTA fundraising efforts and Lange Trenching, our playground was constructed on Saturday, August 24. We had an extremely enthusiastic group of parents who participated in our community build! PTA treated the program managers and our parent volunteers with a potluck style lunch to thank them for their efforts. The PTA also has a new basketball court planned; it will be constructed very soon. Please look for pictures in the upcoming Huskie News editions for its completion. We could not have done this without all of you! Thank you! As you can see in the pictures below, our students are extremely grateful and enjoying every moment on their new playground!

 

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Avon Elementary staff and students celebrated I Love to Read Month by playing a modified game of Chutes and Ladders.

Avon Elementary staff and students celebrated I Love to Read Month by playing a modified game of Chutes and Ladders. Each class earned rolls of the die by doing nightly reading. When landing on a space with a ladder, the class was asked to use technology (Padlet, Flipgrid, Twitter, etc) to climb up the ladder. We had 11 classes finish the board game! They will be choosing 30 minutes of either extra computer time, playing strategy games or using MakerSpace materials which include robotic/coding devices and non-tech creativity materials. Mrs. Sufka’s class had the highest class average of student reading minutes, and will be playing a game of human Hungry Hungry Hippos against a team of staff members! Keep reading!! 

On another note, there have recently been some online safety issues in the news, and how it may be affecting children. At school, we provide many lessons about staying safe online and being knowledgeable, positive digital citizens. That said, our students are still learning to navigate their way through this online community.

You’ve probably all heard of the “online challenges” that have become viral. Using websites like Common Sense Media (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/) that focus on online safety, can help you guide your children in being good digital citizens. They also have a parent tab that provides you will lots of articles about online issues as well as reviews on different apps.  If you have older children, you might want to check out Smart Social (https://smartsocial.com/). They also provide many resources and even have free webinars. Together, we can guide our young people in making lifelong, positive digital decisions. 

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