Building the Future Child by Child
September 15, 2014
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The Bristol Tennessee City School's mission is for your child to graduate as a responsible citizen prepared for success in our global community.  In support of that mission, Avoca is dedicated to offering parents and students access to timely and pertinent information.  The above link allows parents and students to view the student's assignments, attendance, and grades.  To access the Power School parent / student portal follow the link above and use the following directions:

- STUDENT LOGIN:  student's last name and first and middle initials

- STUDENT'S PASSWORD:  student's lunch number

- PARENT LOGIN & PASSWORD:  sent in a letter from the school system at the beginning of the year

If you have any problems logging in, please contact your child's school. 


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The Tennessee Electronic Library is a free resource to all of us.  There are useful tools for students from homework help to World Book Encyclopedia.  There is access to lots of information for you and your family.  Below are some links that would be especially helpful to students.

 Click here for homework help and more!

 Click here for a variety World Book reference tools and resources for all ages!




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Food City will donate $600,000 in cash through the Food City School Bucks program. The points our school earns will help grow our share of the $600,000 total. It’s like a pie - the size of our school’s slice will depend on how many points we have received. We encourage you to register your ValuCard for the Food City School Bucks program.

Participating brands include Food City, Food Club, Full Circle, Paws, ValuTime, Top Care, Academix, Domestic, Electric, EasyClix, World Classics, and Dining-In products, as well as Kay’s Ice Cream, Terry’s Snacks, Lay’s Meats, Farmbest Milk and Kern’s Bread & Cake products.
Just take a copy of Avoca’s barcode along with your Food City ValueCard to any Food City. You can also link your ValueCard online at  This will automatically link the two together, which means all you have to do is scan the barcode one time. From that point, it’s simple…just Shop, Scan & Save to earn valuable points for Avoca Elementary School.. Remember this is a ValuClub program….use your ValuCard and save for Avoca Elementary School. Anyone can register to support Avoca, so enroll your friends and family and help maximize the contribution to Avoca Elementary School.



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Register to earn more points!

Clip, save, and turn-in the Box Tops coupon found on hundreds of your family’s favorite products from General Mills. You can find Box Tops on Ziploc® and Kleenex® products, too! Also, click the Box Tops logo above to register on the Box Tops for Education website to check our school's balance and earn more points!



Use Program ID Number for Office Depot Purchases!

Avoca can get supplies through the "5% Back to Schools Program" as long as you give them our Program ID number. 1177058672


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Bring us your empty inkjet, laser toner cartridges, and used cell phones.  We can recycle them and make some money for the school at the same time.  Click the recycling icon above for a list of eligible products.



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We have been using the following ebook resources and have a trial subscription until October 15, 2013.  Our students have been introduced to these resources in the library and their classrooms. They have been a big hit!  These can be accessed from home.  Please let us know if you like these websites.

user name: diglearning  

password: capstone

user name: diglearning  

password: capstone


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Our first priority at Avoca is the safety of our students. With this in mind, we are providing you with the following information regarding our procedures for arrival and dismissal. 


The door at the cafeteria will be unlocked for students from 7:40 to 8:10 a.m.  All other doors will remain locked.  Please refrain from knocking on a side door or asking someone on the inside to open a door for you as this will jeopardize the security of our students.  Students may not be dropped off at Avoca before 7:40; as there will not be supervision outside the school building.  When dropping off your child each morning, please do not come into the front parking lot.  All parents dropping off students should proceed through the gate and continue around the circular drive behind the school.  Students may exit vehicles at the cafeteria side of the building and proceed to the cafeteria.  Students are expected to go directly to the cafeteria to have breakfast or to wait before being released to report to class.  All other areas of the building are off-limits prior to the 8:00 a.m. bell.  Parents wishing to accompany their children past the cafeteria will need to report to the office to receive a VISITOR’S PASS. 

Students will go to classes at 8:00 a.m.  The tardy bell rings at 8:10.  A parent must accompany any student who arrives after 8:10 to the office to be given a tardy slip.


Preschool students are dismissed through the main front doors at 1:15 p.m. The school day ends at 3:10 p.m. for all other students. Bus riders exit the building from the gym doors. The front drive will be reserved for buses from 2:45-3:30. All car riders are to exit through the cafeteria, not side/back doors. We will once again be using a number to identify your child for car loading. Students attending Avoca last year will continue to use the same numbers. However, if you are unable to locate the car rearview mirror tag from last year, we will provide you with one for this school year. All new students at Avoca have been issued a number for parents to display on car rearview mirrors. Your child’s number will be sent home in your child’s folder. This number will be used to identify your child for car loading. Please be sure to post the assigned number on your rearview mirror each afternoon so that we can dismiss students in a timely fashion. Due to the limited number of parking spaces, parents will not be able to park and enter the building during dismissal time. Cars at dismissal will be routed around the back of the building. Upon reaching the rear of the building, cars will be split into two lanes and funneled back into one lane at the other end of the building, where we will direct groups of cars to cones for pick-up.
We must have approval from the parent when a student’s departure plans have changed. Please contact the school office before 2:00 to change pick-up plans. Parents arriving before 2:30 will follow early check-out procedures. The deadline for early check-out is 2:45. After 2:45 students must follow their normal dismissal routine. Please consider early check-out procedures when making afternoon appointments (i.e. doctor, dentist, etc.)
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be the principal of Avoca Elementary and to work as a partner to ensure the best education for your child. I promise you that I will care for your child as I do my own child. I would like to extend an invitation for you to visit Avoca and to be a part of your community’s school. Together, we will make a positive difference for your child. If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. We are going to have a fantastic year!
Working together,
Myra Newman


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Dr. Myra Newman, Principal

Welcome to the Avoca Elementary School website!  We hope you will visit our website often so you can keep up with all of the great things happening here.


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See the calendar to the left for dates and times of special events.  


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AR & AM Information Access


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View your child's AR and AM progress from home!  Home Connect will not only allow you to see your child's progress, but it will also let you see if your child has read a book previously and search for AR titles with AR Book Find.  If your child is using Accelerated Math in their classroom it will let you check on their progress in AM and Math Facts in a Flash too.  If you have any questions feel free to contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Loveday.


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