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Back to School Nights
We hosted our fourth through eighth grade parents last night and had a great turnout. Thank you parents for taking time from your evening to hear about what you student will be learning this school year.
Tonight is Back to School Night for for Transitional Kindergarten through third grade parents. A general session will begin each night at 6:15 p.m. Classroom presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. P.T.A. will host a book fair and bake sale in the cafeteria. Both days will be minimum days at school; students will be released at 1:00 pm. We hope to see you!
Interested in Being a School Volunteer?
School volunteers are required to have a criminal background check (Live Scan) and a TB skin test or, new for this year, a TB risk assessment questionnaire on file in the school office. TB tests are valid four years and the criminal background check is valid as long as your child(ren) attends our school. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
Free and Reduced Lunch and Bus Fees
Free or reduced lunch is available to all families who qualify. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch also qualify for free or reduced bus fees. Families with qualifying students are not required to eat lunch at school daily, it provides an option. In addition, our school receives a significant amount of extra funding based on our number of free or reduced lunch students. You can apply for free or reduced lunch at http://www.food.avhsd.org/ or stop into the office for a paper application. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.
Mileage Club will begin Friday, September 11th and are Mondays and Fridays from 7:30-8:15 this school year. Students, family, and staff are invited to participate. We hope to see you on the track!
Attendance Awareness Month
September is Attendance Awareness month. Did you know…
Missing just 2-3 days every month can translate into 3rd graders unable to read at grade leel?
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves.
Good attendance in early grades will help children do well in high school, college, and work.
California Law requires a student to attend school EVERYDAY (Education Code 48200)
CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS. CHRISTENSEN’S CLASS FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK! THEY EARNED EXTRA RECESS TIME
Support Our School & Sponsor a Duck
The S.A.V.E. Foundation is an educational that supports schools in the Antelope Valley. Last year, we received over $4,500 to support our students attending science school, robotics class and competitions, and field trips. You can support our school by purchasing a $5 rubber duck to participate in the rubber duck race on Friday, September 4th at Dry Town Water Park in Palmdale (winners do not need to be present to win). Prizes include $1,000 Sam’s Club Gift Card, $700 Lowe’s Gift Card, $500 Walmart Gift Card, $450 Sports Fan Package, $400 Best Buy Gift Card, and Dining and Entertainment Packages.
To purchase a duck, pick up an order form in the school office located next to the sign in sheet or visit