Welcome to a new school
year! As everyone is settling in
to a new routine and I would like to take this opportunity to ask
for your cooperation and remind you of a few
The first reminder is the arrival and dismissal procedures
for those of you who are driving your children to school. In the
morning and again in the afternoon, Park Avenue becomes a one way
street from Columbus to College Avenues. Orange cones are placed in front of the school to divide
the roadway into two lanes.
The lane closet to the sidewalk is the drop
off-lane. Use this lane to drive up,
stop your car, let your child out and then drive away. There is no
parking in this lane or in front of the school.
If you would like to accompany your child inside the
school to drop them in the main hallway, you may park in another
location and do so. After dropping your
child off, drive straight through to College Avenue, DO NOT MAKE A
U-TURN in front of the school, and if you
are driving in the pass through lane, please do not stop
in the road and let your child out of the car. This same procedure
remains in effect for pick-up.
This year our
classroom birthday celebrations will be held once a
month. If you would like to
contribute any healthy snacks for the celebration, please contact
your childs teacher for information on when the monthly celebration
is taking place. Any food sent to school for
an individual celebration will be returned.
Our school day
begins at 8:30 therefore please be sure your child arrives to
school by 8:20 am. Any student arriving
after 8:35 will need to be brought into the building by a parent or
other adult. Arriving anytime after 8:30
is disruptive for the class and your child. Arriving 10 minutes late every day is equivalent to
missing 30 hours of instruction. Students (and their parents) who are constantly tardy will
need to meet with the Principal.
Thank you for your assistance with these very important issues
and your anticipated cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Major Goals of the Park Avenue School Plan
#1: To raise levels of student achievement by providing
increased opportunities for language and literacy development in
all classrooms. To implement this goal we intend to
strengthen the ability of children to demonstrate their
understanding of written and oral texts beyond the literal level
through well-organized and thoughtful writing and the effective use
of language mechanics conventions.
#2: To maintain a high level of student achievement in
mathematics by providing opportunities for students to practice
basic computation, solve multi-step problems, make predictions,
identify arrangement and patterns, explain reasoning, draw
conclusions and analyze situations mathematically.
#3: In order to ensure a safe school environment and promote
the cognitive, ethical and social-emotional growth of students,
Park Avenue will continue to expand its efforts to support
comprehensive Character Education grades K-5.
#4: To continue to offer greater opportunities for parent and
broader community involvement at Park Avenue through the continued
implementation of a community school program. Broader
community involvement will not only enrich our instructional
programs but help Park Avenue families secure the resources they
will need to improve the quality of their lives and the readiness
of their children to learn and experience success in