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Avery's Creek 4th grade Honors Choir students sang at the Flat Rock Playhouse over the weekend. A huge thank you to Ms. Melody and Ms. McDonald for providing students with this amazing opportunity! #ACES #BCSFAMILY
A few weeks ago, 2nd grade ACES students went on a field trip to the Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest. Students in 2nd grade begin the year learning about how leaves change color and how animals adapt to the change of seasons. This field trip was a great way to bring all of their learning to life! #BCS #ACES
This November first grade has been celebrating Native American Heritage month. This week they had a visit from a Cherokee storyteller and heard many stories about animals. They are currently studying fables in their Wit and Wisdom lessons and this brought that learning to life!
There is so much fun and learning happening in the ACES specialists' rooms. In Ms. Melody's music class first graders are playing the musical game, "The Old Gray Cat is Sleeping" and dancing to the "Autumn Leaves Song." Also, students from Ms. Galetovic's class had fun playing with the parachute in PE last week!
Today ACES kindergarten and fourth grade students enjoyed a holiday meal with their families in the the school cafeteria. It was so great to see so many smiling faces :) A special thanks to our wonderful cafeteria workers for such a fantastic meal!
Good afternoon, BCS Staff, Families, and Community:
As the school year continues, we are working hard to ensure all of our students have the resources they need- and you can help! Thanks to a partnership with Purposity, we have identified the most urgent student needs and uploaded them to the Purposity website - a program that allows our community to meet these needs with just a few clicks.
🖍Items include everything from new shoes to school supplies.
What do you need to do?
Simply sign up at https://www.purposity.com/organization/BuncombeSchools
, follow our page, and meet a need with just a few clicks today. You can also download the Purposity App for your smartphone.
Avery's Creek will be hosting an Early Bird Kindergarten Tour on November 16. 2023 at 10:00 AM. Please call the ACES office at (828) 654-1810 to schedule your visit!
Wow! What an amazing day of arts and culture we had at ACES yesterday. Bright Star Theatre performed for all grade levels. They performed a bilingual rendition of Little Red Riding Hood for our Kindergarten, First and Second grade students. Then they performed a show called: Tremendous Tales and Real-Life Legends From the Spanish Speaking World for our Third and Fourth grade students. The students loved watching and participating in the performance. Staff celebrated Hispanic Heritage month by sharing cultural dishes and decorations in the staff lounge. #ramfam #bcs #wearebcs
What a fun day at Avery's Creek! Classes celebrated earning their whole class dot- on -the- spot with a fun dance party outside! We are so proud of our students for modeling RAMS expectations. Even the staff got in on the fun. After the students left staff had a trunk-or-treat party in the media center. #ACES #ramfam #BCS
The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on November 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville.
**Public Comment will be accepted in person. Members of the public wishing to speak will need to come to Entrance “B”. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and speakers must arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to complete entrance screening procedures and sign in to speak. All speakers will have precisely three minutes to speak and must adhere to guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310 – Public Participation, including all reasonable rules established by the Superintendent.
**Following monthly Public Comments, the Board will hear public comments specifically related to the required board policies addressing the State’s Parents Bill of Rights statutes. These policies are linked in the meeting agenda.
Individuals wishing to speak during this time should sign up on the designated sheet before the meeting begins. These comments will adhere to the same public comment guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310.
Additionally, parents may email comments to be shared with the Board of Education to firstname.lastname@example.org
Given the desire of BCS to provide the most information possible to the public, the public may view the live broadcast via YouTube on the BCS Communications Department YouTube Account at: YouTube.com/BuncombeSchools
October is support Eblen month at Avery's Creek. Students and staff have been dressing up and donating money every Friday to support Eblen Charities. Today was Team Sports Day! Everyone wanted their picture with our wonderful custodian, Mr. Louis Carson :)
Fun in the ACES media center!
Third grade teacher, Mr. Worley, trying on his Shark Attack gear. Students in 3rd grade have been studying marine scientists and just finished up reading the book Shark Attack.
In the library, fourth graders just finished up an author study of Duncan Tonatiuh, a Mexican American author and illustrator. They took a virtual reality tour of Mexico City to look at some of the murals that inspired his art.
Fourth graders from Ms. Mai's class checking out some ACES favorites, Amulet and Minecraft.
Students in 2nd Grade had a great time at Holmes State Educational State Forest. Students learned from Talking Trees, they counted tree rings, and checked the weather with a Forest Ranger. Students got to make connections between what they are learning in Wit and Wisdom and Science. What a great way to spend a fall day!
Stuffed animal day was a hit in 2nd grade! The stuffed animals even got in on the learning. Students earned this day by showing RAMS expectations throughout our building. Students are recognized for these behaviors in specials, in the hallway, and in the cafeteria. What a great day!
Mrs. Figueras's Kindergarten Dual Language class had there Hispanic Heritage celebration. The students had a wonderful time learning about Cuba and Puerto Rico, the countries their teachers are from. Students learned about the history, authentic dishes, clothes, music and instruments from these countries. The students were able to identify how Cuba and Puerto Rico are so similar that even their flags look alike. The class sampled foods, played with musical instruments and the students learned how to salsa dance. We believe learning about other cultures, helps the students to develop a better understanding of the people around them.
ACES students love to engage in hands on learning! Students in Ms. Murray's class test out their parachutes during their first STEM challenge as third graders. #BCSfamily #ACES
Ms. Hudson's kindergarten class learned the steps for respectful listening skills with Ms. Davis during guidance last week. They learned how Howard. B. Wigglebottom, from the Books and Lessons - We Do Listen Foundation, practiced listening and learned a freeze dance to practice their stop, listen, and resume activity skills. #ACES #BCSFAMILY
ACES first grade kicked off their first module of Wit and Wisdom with a book tasting! This module is all about how books change lives around the world. Students have been using story stones and story maps to retell the stories and summarize them in writing. They even made their own mobile libraries to bring the learning to life! #WeAreBCS