On Wednesdays, school is dismissed at 3:30 p.m.
Otherwise, school is in session every day from 8:25 a.m.
to 3:50 p.m. except for holidays, bad weather, and early
12/9<> Family Fun
Night, 6-7:30 pm
12/13<>NO SCHOOL -
Program, 6:30 pm
12/20<>End of 2nd
Quarter/ End of 1st Semester
The 8th grade class is doing a
year-long postcard project. If someone sends a postcard
to us, we will send them one in return. We have maps in
the classroom to display all the locations. We have
received postcards from all over the US, Australia,
Europe, Canada, and one from Asia. We are expecting
postcards from Africa, but would still like to receive
some from South America, Alaska, Hawaii, anywhere, and
everywhere. If you know of anyone willing to help us
out, feel free to pass along our address (be sure to
tell them to include a return address, so we can send a
RR 3 Box 145
Ava, MO 65608
Love it or hate it, homework
is a very important part of
To help kids get back into the
scholastic swing of things:
*Make sure there's a quiet
place that's free of distractions to do homework.
*Don't let kids watch TV when
doing homework or studying. Set rules for when homework
and studying need to be done, and when the TV can be
turned on and should be turned off. The less TV, the
better, especially on school nights.
*Never do their homework or
projects yourself. Instead, make it clear that you're
always available to help or answer any questions.
*Review homework nightly, not
necessarily to check up, but to make sure they
Encourage kids to:
*develop good work habits from
the get-go, like taking notes, writing down assignments,
and turning in homework on time
*take their time with
*ask the teacher if they don't
To ensure kids get the most out
of school, maintain an open channel of communication
with the teachers by meeting with them throughout the
school year to discuss your kids' academic strengths as
well as weaknesses.
Most of all, whether it's the
first day of school or the last, make sure your kids
know you're there to listen to their feelings and
concerns, and that you don't expect perfection — only
that they try their best.