Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Avon East principal says, "He's a good boy who made a poor decision."
OUTSIDE CLEVELAND, OH -- A 6-year-old boy has been suspended for 10 days and may face expulsion after he brought an airsoft gun to his elementary school on Friday. The boy told Avon Police that he brought it to Avon East Elementary School because another student had threatened him. The boy never brandished the gun at school. However, he and a friend did show it to the student who had threatened them while at a bus stop before school, according to the police report. When school officials heard about the airsoft gun later that day, they called the boy to the principal's office, confiscated the gun and called police. The gun did not resemble a real firearm and had a single pellet in its magazine, according to the police report. Avon East …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Santa stopped by Avon East to have breakfast and meet Avon's youngsters, courtesy of the Avon Early Childhood PTA.
That Santa fella sure is busy this time of year. Saturday he was at Avon East Elementary School for the Avon Early Childhood Parent Teacher Association’s Breakfast with Santa, an annual fundraiser that usually yields about 700 Santa-seers, said ECPTA member Mariko Weaver “We probably raise between $2,000 and $3,000 dollars,” said Weaver, who co-chairs the event with Jen Williams. “At the end of the year, the ECPTA gets together and donates whatever money we have left to local charities.” Did you bring your child to meet Santa? Share your photos here! The event featured a continental breakfast, a crafts room for kids to color sun catchers and mail letters to Santa, a raffle of 30 items donated from area businesses, musical entertainment …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Children sang, played piano and their parents captured it all on video.
Avon East Elementary School students gave their parents another reason to have the camera batteries charged as they performed their holiday concert Tuesday night in the Avon High School Auditorium. The children performed a variety of holiday songs, including "Children, Go Where I Send Thee," "Festival of Lights," "Jingle Bells," "Do Na Nobis Pacem," "Christmas Island" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Several students also performed piano solos. Check out the video to see the show. Was your child in the show? Share your photos and video!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Students place flags on school lawns
Younger students in Avon Local Schools weren't even born on Sept. 11, 2001. But that doesn't stop them from commemorating the day and honoring their country. Several schools in town celebrated Patriot's Day on Friday. Students wore red, white and blue clothes and helped create flag displays outside their school. At Avon East, students came out two or three classrooms at a time to plant small American flags on the front lawn. Several passing motorists gave a honk of approval, which thrilled the kids. Did your children participate in Patriot's Day events at their school? Share your photos here! Teacher Peggy Masin said that it was important for children to learn about patriotism. Her son, Barry, is a lieutenant in the Marines.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
It's a big day for children and parents
A shiny new school year began in Avon Local Schools on Thursday. Kids wore their special first-day outfits, had special first-day lunches and some had special first-day pictures taken. Jackson Blodgett was glad the excitement was over after his first day of second grade in Tricia Plataniotis' class at Avon East Elementary School. "It was fun," he said as he posed with his mom, Terrilynn, who came to pick him up after school. Did you take first-day-of-school pictures or do something special to commemorate the day? Share it here either with a photo or in the comments!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Get shopping, parents!
As much as we may not want to think about it, summer is winding down. In just a little over two weeks, students at Avon schools will be starting a new school year. And, with a new school years comes a list of supplies students need. Attached is Avon East's list. It includes pencils, markers, scissors, and tissues. Do you shop for school supplies in one trip, getting it out of the way, or do you do it in smaller batches? Share your experience and any money-saving tips in the comments.