Our neighbors in Avondale Estates work behind the scenes on behalf of AES! The Friends of Avondale Elementary School was formed under the guidance of resident Patti Ghezzi to provide much-needed support to our students and programs. Since it’s inception in 2015, our Friends have:
- Coordinated a Five Dollar Bill Drive that raised more than $366 for students to have the opportunity to purchase a book at the book fair.
- Funded the purchase of four computers for the Parent Center. The computers have Windows 7 with Office 2010 Home & Business, Security Essentials, a keyboard, a mouse, an LCD monitor and a six-month warranty for repair or exchange.
- Raised $1,400 for the PTA who used the money for paint trim, bulletin boards, pennants and other enhancements.
- Collected and delivered bags and bags of school supplies for our classrooms.
- Launched a Book Drive to ensure that all AES children have books in their homes. Over 900 books were collected! 600 of these books sport a Friends of Avondale Elementary School sticker. Keep an eye out!
HAPPENING NOW: The Friends’ current project is a makeover for the school’s front office. This includes paint, storage, flooring, and a replacement for the aqua counters (whoohoo!). Completion of the project is expected in October 2016. Donate today!
Thank you! If you would like to join the Friends of Avondale Elementary School, connect on Facebook.