Welcome to a new school year!
As everyone is settling in to a new routine, I would like to take this opportunity to ask for you cooperation and remind you of a few procedures.
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 closest 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 Colle Avenue, DO NO MAKE A U-TURN in front of the school, and if you are driving in the pass through lame, please do not stop in the road and let your child out of the car. This same procedure remains in effect of pick-up.
The breakfast program is free for all students. Your child may arrive at school at 7:50 am ONLY if they are eating breakfast. All students may enter the building starting at 8 am and should arrive to school by 8:20 am. 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.
Park Avenue School Improvement Plan
5 Major Goals
Goal #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.
Goal #2: to maintain a high level of student achievement in mathematics by providing opportunities for students to solve multi-step problems, make predictions, identify arrangement and patterns, explain reasoning, draw conclusions and analyze situations.
Goal #3: To continue to offer greater opportunities for parent and broader community involvement at Park Avenue through the 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 school.
Goal #4: In order to ensure a safe school environment and promote the cognitive, ethical and social-emotional growth of students. Park Avenue will expand its efforts to implement comprehensive Character Education grades K-5.
Goal #5: To implement the use of technology across the content areas to enable students to achieve the National Technology Standards and to use technology as a means of enhancing and modernizing communication among professions within the district, and among the school's faculty, parents and students.