The Avery Student Council ran a food drive for the Dedham Food Pantry in celebration of the 100th Day of School. They were able to collect 365 items of food for the pantry. Here are the totals for each grade: Grade 1: 64 boxes of cereal, Grade 2: 70 cans of vegetables, Grade 3: 29 cans of fruit, Grade 4: 70 cans of baby food, Grade 5: 132 juice boxes.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Avery students were able to raise over $300 for P.S. 52, an elementary school in Staten Island that was affected by the storm.
On Thursday, Dec. 20 Avery Elementary School students worked together and raised $342.26 for P.S. 52 in Staten Island, NY, a school that fell victim to Hurricane Sandy. P.S. 52 students have been attending school at a nearby school since the hurricane and the Avery School Student Council Fundraising Committee created a fundraiser to provide them with the supplies that they need. Student Council members created a “Hats on for Hurricane Sandy Students” day. Students and teachers were permitted to wear their hats all day with a nominal $1 donation. Many students and staff donated additional funds to the cause. Student Council members advertised for the fundraiser, and collected and counted the money. P.S. 52 is very grateful for the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
On Sunday, Dec. 16, two Avery students earned the opportunity to meet author and illustrator Jeff Kinney at the Blue Bunny. Avery School’s Library hosted an essay contest. 47 entrants wrote persuasive paragraphs about why they should be chosen to meet Jeff Kinney. Jason Walsh (2nd grade) and Alexander Sountoulidis (1st grade) wrote the winning pieces. Francesca Gentile (5th grade) and Audrey Cusack (3rd grade) earned honorable mentions. Jason Walsh, when asked about what meeting Jeff Kinney meant to him said that it was a special moment. “He signed my books," Walsh said. "When I get older I will have them to remember that special moment.” Avery School has “Wimpy Kid fever.” Upon release of the newest book, The Third Wheel, a running raffle…
Monday, December 10, 2012
ESL High School students visited the Avery school to teach both their language and culture.
Once a month since September Alison Reilly’s High School English Language Learners and Karen Maregni’s fourth grade Avery students have come together to share both language and culture during a shared block of time. During these sessions, the high school group came into the fourth grade classroom to practice reading and speaking in both English and Spanish. Presentations ranged from children’s stories read in Spanish and translated into English, to a PowerPoint show of Costa Rica with flags, pictures, and researched information. All stories were introduced with vocabulary posters explaining key words in both languages. On Dec. 5, students from Ms. Reilly’s and Ms. Maregni’s class worked together to choral read a favorite childhood …
The Avery School gymnasium encompassed the world today. Students in all grades were able to view and walk inside a 20' inflatable globe. Once inside they were able to view mountains, rivers, deserts,rain forests, islands and oceans without the clouds through a series of satellite photos taken high above our earth. This assembly brings to life the science and geography being taught in the classrooms. The globe, brought to the Avery School by Earth Adventure, a non-profit organization in Minnesota, was made possible through the Avery PTO.
The Avery School 3rd and 4th grade students recently participated in an assembly, Money Matters, sponsored by Dedham Savings Bank and Radio Disney. This interactive financial themed program encourages the students to be more financially informed and responsible by teaching them about the subject.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Avery School Staff played at the Dedham Education Association's annual volleyball tournament to raise money for scholarships for Dedham High School students. Avery won the tournament!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Students were able to write letters to our service men and women.
Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that sends thousands of care packages, entertainment items, and personal letters to U.S. Service Members. On Veteran's Day the fourth grade class at the Avery School participated in this initiative by writing letters to the service men and women who are serving our country.
Friday, September 28, 2012
By Virginia Hickey-Ferentinos
Avery School 5th Graders held a very successful Bottle and Can Drive this past Saturday, Sept. 22. The funds raised by redeeming the bottles and cans go toward sending the 5th Grade class at on a number of enrichment field trips and other activities throughout the school year. Mark your Calendars!! Avery Bottle and Can drives will be held every month for the rest of the school year on the following dates: 2012: October 20th, December 1st, 2013: January 5th, February 9th, March 2nd, April 6th and May 4th. Avery will also be collecting Bottles and Cans at Dedham Day this Sunday for anyone who missed last week's Drive.
Friday, May 25, 2012
RFP will specify re-use for the school as an arts and community center and require financial self-sustainability from any proposer.
Just three days after a Town Meeting vote gave the Board of Selectmen authority to lease the old Avery School, selectmen Sarah MacDonald and Michael Butler presented to the board guidelines they had drafted for the forthcoming request for proposal (RFP) at its May 24 meeting. The guidelines would require that any proposer plan to use the site as an arts and community center, though it would allow some flexibility within that framework. They would also protect the town from making much of, if any, financial commitment to the project. According to MacDonald, the RFP will... The RFP will not: Once the RFP is posted, interested parties will have 30 days to submit a proposal. So far, the non-profit group Mother Brook Arts and Community Center …