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AGIS PTA Table

Please stop by our table at the AGIS Open House as well as the Back to School Nights. We will be located inside the main entrance.

We will have our Membership forms available as well as several items for you to purchase. Including:

Blue Notepads

NEW Magnets

Spirit Wear inventory

Schedule for AGIS Open House!

Thursday, September 1st

Times to be announced soon. This event will be held in the morning.


*New Family Introduction is for ANY new families to AGIS including those who were new last school year!


AGIS Back to School Nights

(These sessions are for parents / caregivers only to meet with the teachers.)

Monday, September 12th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm for 3rd and 5th Grades


Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm for 4th and 6th Grades

Grade Level Nights Out!

We are excited to bring back our Grade Level Nights out this year! Each grade level will have their own night out on the AGIS campus. More information will be coming as we get closer to each one.


The events below have passed....but kept here for reminders of the fun we had!!!

AGIS Field Day 2022!

AGIS Field Day 2022 is coming! Our awesome PE teachers and our PTA PE Liaison have been working hard to plan and prepare! We will need many volunteers to help make this day AWESOME!

Details:

* May 23rd (Rain date May 25th)

* 5th and 6th grade will be in the morning

* 3rd and 4th grade will be in the afternoon

Volunteer details:

* Morning volunteers need to arrive by 8am for setup. Please sign in at the office.

* Afternoon volunteers need to arrive by 12pm for setup. Please sign in at the office.

* this is NOT a spectator event

* No younger siblings please

* You MUST have your clearances on file with the District

* Dr. Detweiler sent an email out today (5/3/2022) with station descriptions so you will know what you are signing up for.


More details are included in the signup (please read

before signing up). Click here to sign up!

Any questions, please reach out to Lisa Maley at lilimaley@gmail.com.

Avon Grove Intermediate School

SUMMER READING BOOK DRIVE

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We are excited to announce that AGIS will be holding a gently used book drive the week of May 9th - May 13th. Please send in donations of elementary or early middle school appropriate books to school with your child. Please be sure books are in good condition and all pages are intact. Bins for donations will be located outside of the main office. After the collection process, ALL students at AGI will be able to browse and select books to read over the summer! Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

AGIS Reading Specialists


Rebecca Marshall rmarshall@avongrove.org

Abby Branham abranham@avongrove.org

Stacey Younger syounger@avongrove.org

Laura Flannagan lflannagan@avongrove.org

6th Grade Send-off Celebration!

Attention 6th Grade Families!!

Save the date for the annual 6th Grade Sendoff Celebration sponsored by the AGIS PTA!

ALL 6th Graders are invited to join us Friday, May 20th from 6-8pm in the AGIS Gym.

RSVP here!

Signup HERE to volunteer / chaperone!

School Supply Kits!!

We are so excited to be working with 1st Day School Supplies again this year for our supply kits. AGIS teachers have updated lists for the coming school year. This service saves you from hunting all the supplies! Kits will once again be delivered to your home.

Kits are available for 3rd-6th grades. You will see that there are two choices for kits for 3rd-5th grades. REQUIRED SUPPLIES gets you the needed supplies asked for by the classroom teachers. REQUIRED SUPPLIES + CLASS KIT gets you the needed supplies plus extra items that benefit the classroom (wipes, tissues, extra pencils, etc.). The choice is yours - only purchase one of these choices NOT both.

There is also an option to "Donate a Kit". This kit will also be delivered to your home and you can direct it where you want it to go. (If you do not have a preference, simply drop it off in the AGIS office and a student in need will receive this kit.)

Click here to purchase AGIS Supply Kits for 2022-2023 School Year.

A portion of all sales comes back to AGIS PTA. These funds directly benefit AGIS classrooms and teachers. Sales will continue through July 1st.

If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to email president@agispta.org.

Autism Acceptance Spirit Week

Each day this week we will have a spirit day to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month. Also, throughout the entire month of April, we will have special announcements on the morning announcements and other activities our students can participate in to raise autism awareness.

Monday, April 4th

Magnificent Mind Monday - wear a fun hat!

Tuesday, April 5th

Neurodiversity Tuesday - wear rainbow and/or tie-dyed clothes to school!

Wednesday, April 6th

What’s Your Passion Wednesday? - dress to show something you love!

Thursday, April 7th

Autism Acceptance Day - wear maroon or gold!

Friday, April 8th

Sensory Friendly Friday - dress up in your most comfy clothes or PJ’s!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week 2022

We are gearing up for one of our favorite weeks at AGIS ... Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week! Our co-chairs have been busy planning an awesome week to celebrate the amazing staff and teachers at AGIS. (The details will be sent to all Homeroom Parents this week.) We will be celebrating May 2-6.

Our theme this year "Countdown to Summer"!

We will be having a "picnic lunch" and a tea & lemonade bar for starters. One day will be fizzy drinks and Crossan Kettle Corn!

We would love your help in pulling off this magnificent week for our nearly 250 teachers and staff members. Here is our signup for that week, if you can help. Note: all Monetary Donations are requested to be submitted by Friday, April 22nd and all other items on the signup are requested by Friday, April 29th.

Be on the lookout for communication from Room Parents as they will be doing some fun things that involve our students.

More details to come as we get closer! Thanks for helping us treat our staff and teachers!

The AGIS PTA needs YOU!

Do you love supporting our AGIS school, students, teachers, and families? Do you want to be a bigger part of the AGIS PTA? Do you have time to plan/organize a small/medium/big event or project?

If you answered maybe or yes to any or all three, we have an open committee chair position for YOU! We are filling open positions while planning our calendar and budget for next school year. If you are interested in any position listed below, please reach out to me. (Tara Burns at president@agispta.org) I'm MORE than happy to talk to you about the details and answer any questions. I'll email you a description and then we can chat after you think about it.

Committee Chairs needed for 2022-2023:

Hospitality

Web Coordinator

Send off Celebrations (5th and 6th grade)

Grade Level Nights Out (3rd and 4th grades)

Boosterthon Chair or Co-Chairs

Encore Liaison - Art


We are also looking to add to our Country Christmas Committee. Please reach out to Wendy Feller at countrychristmas@agispta.org if interested.


Exciting things are happening and coming! We'd love for YOU to be a part of it!

AGIS Yearbooks

AGIS yearbooks are back! Mrs. Flannagan and Mrs. Jones are working hard on another awesome yearbook to commemorate the 2021-2022 school year.

Preorder your AGI 2021-2022 Yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale for $16 per book.

Checks/Money Orders made payable to: AGSD

Order Online: www.barksdalephoto.com

& enter code 10896YB

A limited number of copies will be on sale on a first come, first serve basis at the end of May for $18. Order your copy today so you don't miss out!

Forms are available in the AGIS office.

Rock Your Socks Day

Rock Your Socks Day is celebrated worldwide to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness on March 21st. March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosomes. Students and staff are encouraged to wear bright, colorful, or mismatched socks to show their support.

No Spring Spirit Wear Sale

The AGIS PTA will not be having a Spring Spirit Wear sale this year. Stay tuned for a BIG Fall Sale where we will hopefully not have any supply issues!

Thanks for understanding and for your continued support of the AGIS PTA!

You can always purchase from 1st Place Spirit Wear who has some awesome Avon Grove designs and gives back a portion of all sales to the PTA. AGIS Store Link: https://1stplace.sale/79727

5th Grade Night Out!

5th Grade Night has been moved to Friday, March 11th. Stay tuned to more details!

Ticket Sales!

The AGIS PTA is happy to once again be coordinating discounted Hershey Park Ticket sales with FSEMS PTA and PLES PTA! Sales will run March 7th - 25th.

Order forms are available in the AGIS office. Orders - with payment and a SASE are due Friday, March 25th.

Any questions: park_tickets@agispta.org or loni.moore@yahoo.com


We *heart* AGIS Teacher & Staff Cupcake Truck Event!

Back by popular demand ... cupcake truck event! This time ... Valentine style!

On Thursday, February 17th, the AGIS PTA is bringing the Dia Doce Cupcake Truck to AGIS to give out a gourmet cupcake to everyone who works at AGIS. We’d like to make the event even more special by sharing your ‘sweet notes’ of encouragement, gratitude, and appreciation for your favorite AGIS teachers and staff, office staffers, and administrators. A sweet treat and a sweet note for our sweet staff!

For an $8 donation, families may participate in our fundraiser by ‘sending’ a cupcake and personalized note to any AGIS teacher, staff member, office staffer, or administrator. Please note that every AGIS staffer will receive one cupcake. However, there is no limit to how many "sweet notes" they can receive.

How to participate:

1. Fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/MgaXTgHUngQBHdfS6

2. Submit your payment via cash (exact change) or check (made payable to AGIS PTA) in a sealed envelope by sending it in with your student or dropping it off in the office. You may also submit via Venmo (agis-pta) by putting your name and CUPCAKE in the comment section.

Forms and payment MUST be submitted by 4pm on Tuesday, February 15th.

PLEASE read the Google form for ALL the details. If you have any questions, please email president@agispta.org.

AGIS Arts & Humanities Night

March 23, 2022, 6:00-7:30 PM is AGIS Arts & Humanities Night. This is a fun event that showcases the hard work and creativity our students put into their Encore subjects.

Arts and Humanities Night Help Needed!!

It features our art show with artwork from every AGIS student on display. As you can imagine this is a ton of work and the Art Department depends on volunteers to help with preparing and displaying all the artwork. If you are interested and able to help, please use https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4ca5ac23a2fe3-arts2

to sign-up to volunteer. Volunteers must have their clearances on file and wear a mask while in the building. Please reach out to Mrs. Hallman or Mrs. Kemmerling if you have any questions.

AGSD Strings Fest Concert

Wednesday evening at 7pm is the AGSD Strings Fest Concert at AGHS.

AGIS Orchestra students will be participating.

It will be a wonderful night of Avon Grove Music!

2nd Annual Snack Cart Day!

Thanks to generous donations, we will be able to once again offer a special "Snack Cart Day" at AGIS on Wednesday, January 26th. We love treating our hard working, dedicated AGIS teachers and staff!

AGIS Staff Appreciation Breakfast!

We are preparing for our annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast! Breakfast will be served before school on Wednesday, December 22nd. We will once again be catering this meal including coffee from Big Yellow Mug for our AGIS teachers and staff.

If you'd like to contribute to this effort, we are asking for some additional items to add to this breakfast as well as a couple volunteers to help set up and clean up. All the details are included in the Signup Genius.

Monetary donations may be sent in with your student or dropped off at the AGIS office in a sealed envelope marked AGIS PTA Breakfast. (Cash or check only. No Venmo for this event. Checks should be made out to AGIS PTA.)

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Maley at lilimaley@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support of the AGIS PTA and our amazing teachers and staff!


AGIS Tote Bags!

AGIS tote bags are in and ready for you! These tote bags come in two sizes and can be seen in the AGIS office or on our Facebook page.

Use this Google form to place your order. Then submit your payment by sending in cash or check (made payable to AGIS PTA) in a sealed envelope to school (teachers will make sure they reach the office). Please include student name or parent name so that we can match payment to submitted Google form. You can also stop by the AGIS office to purchase.

The larger "grocery tote" (14.5"x15.5" and 7" deep) is $12, and the smaller "convention tote" (14"x14" and 3" deep) is $10. Email president@agispta.org with any questions.


Fall Spirit Wear Orders!

Exciting news ... the Spirit Wear orders are in! They will be delivered to your student’s classroom tomorrow, Tuesday, November 9th.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Spirit Wear Chair at spiritwear@agispta.org.

Thank you all again for your patience with this sale!!

Recess Running Club!

We have a new, exciting opportunity for our AGIS students to share with you ... The Recess Running Club! Interested students should submit this Google form.

We are also looking for volunteers to help run this program. Please see this Sign-up Genius for details.


Any questions, please reach out to Jen Evans at jevans331@gmail.com.

Dessert Bar for Teachers!

Our awesome, hardworking teachers will be having a Professional Development (in-service) Day on November 2nd. We would like to treat them to a "Dessert Bar"!

Can you help us in providing some yummy desserts to fill our table? Click here for the Sign-up genius.

Items can be dropped off Monday afternoon, November 1st or by 11:30am on Tuesday, November 2nd.

THANK YOU for your help!!

Nurse's Office Wish List

During the month of October, we are going to highlight ways this AMAZING AGIS community can give back and help others - especially those in our own community!

We are going to start by sharing an Amazon Wish List that was created for our AGIS Nurse's Office. The list is full of items that will help our wonderful Nurses office help our students. All items will ship directly to AGIS. Thank you for your generous support. If you have any questions, please reach out to president@agispta.org.


AGIS Nurse's Office Donation Drive


NOTE: You may also make donations by dropping off new or gently used items similar to those on this wish list. Items may be dropped off in the AGIS office.

Fall General Meeting

Please join us on October 26th at 6:30pm in the LMC (Library) for our Fall General Meeting. We will be sharing updates and information about upcoming events and projects. We will also have a guest speaker sharing about the newly updated Elementary Report Cards.


We will be announcing our Membership Drive Raffle winner and our Grade Level Membership winner.

AGIS Room Parents Needed!

Room Parents ... a HUGE THANK YOU to all that have signed up to help support our teachers and classrooms as a Room Parent. Room Parents at AGIS are a VERY important part to the PTA as well! Room Parents are the connection to our classrooms/teachers and are the key to the success of our Classroom Basket Sales at Country Christmas. This is a big task! Mostly thanks to the Room Parents, we bring in more than $10,000 each year.

We have about 25 classrooms that do not have a Room Parent. Would you please consider stepping in to help? No experience is necessary. Please reach out to your Homeroom teacher to sign up.

We are excited to be able to offer a small token of appreciation to all Room Parents this year. To the wonderful parents who volunteer to be Room Parents, please stop by the PTA table during Country Christmas on December 4th. There will be an envelope with your name on it with a token of our appreciation.

Thank you in advance for considering!! We have an AWESOME Committee Chair who is a great support to our Room Parents! Any questions - email Erica Gallagher at roomparent@agispta.org.


Fall Spirit Wear Sale!

It's time for our annual Fall Spirit Wear Sale! We are excited to have items with the new AGSD Logo!

Important details:

  1. Click here to shop!

  2. All items will be delivered to AGIS and sent home with your AGIS student. If you do not have an AGIS student, distribution of orders will be communicated here and on our Facebook page. You may also receive an email.

  3. The store will close on September 26th.

  4. To prevent the delay of your order, please complete all the fields: Teacher & Grade, First & Last Name, Phone Number & Email.

Questions: contact Jeanine Corriero, spiritwear@agispta.org

Boosterthon FUN RUN is coming to AGIS on October 18th!

AGIS PTA along with the awesome students, staff, and admin will be kicking off Boosterthon Fun Run on October 18th! All funds raised will be for updates and improvements to the playgrounds at AGIS. We are excited to contribute to our wonderful school in this way! Students will be a part of leaving a lasting legacy at AGIS!


We will be counting on families to help us promote and raise pledges. This will be a great community effort that WILL directly benefit AGIS!

The Fun Run will take place on October 27th. More details are coming!


We are excited to continue our partnership with 1st Place Spirit Wear again this year!

1st Place Spirit Wear is the spirit wear division of 1st Day School Supplies. Just like the school supply kits, a portion of the spirit wear sales is given back to the AGIS PTA. They have great designs and are continually adding to their lineup - designs and clothing styles. They also offer a fast home delivery! Click the AGIS STORE to check it out!