• Kindergarten Parents:
    Parents, please be reminded that parents are no longer allowed to walk their child to class in the mornings.  This is for the safety of all children.  If you have a meeting or you would like to see your child's teacher please check in at the front office.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. -Principal Nelson
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  • Avondale Family,
    There are some great changes coming to the Avondale website. If you look under the Student Life section there are some amazing resources for you to use while at school or at home. There is a lot more to come so keep checking back to see what gets added! If you find a great resource that you think needs added to this page please feel free to let our Technology Coordinator know by sending her an email at 
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  • Healthy Meals at Avondale
    Avondale Elementary Parents,
    Children need healthy meals to learn. The Birmingham City School System offers healthy meals every school day. The cost for breakfast is $1.50 and lunch costs $2.10. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls within a qualified range. Reduced prices is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.
    If you need to complete an application for free or reduced meals please visit the Birmingham City Schools website under the Child Nutrition Department. You may also pick up an application in the main office at the school. 
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  • After School Care Rocks at Avondale!


    Parents expect excellence not only in the classroom but also in after school care.  Avondale Elementary delivers on both counts! We provide a safe and friendly environment for students. Our knowledgeable and caring staff offers a wide variety of opportunities for fun and learning. Examples include: art, science, story time, crafts, ballet, tennis, zumba, homework help, community service projects, and Friday movies to name a few! New this year will be an AfterSchool Garden Club (with Jones Valley Farm), Chess Club, and Avondale’s art teacher, Ms. Mackin, will work with students on some interesting and fun projects; possibly even a mural for the school. Computers will also be available for students to engage in technology projects.


    We offer parents options for both attendance and payment:


    Full Time (3-5 days per week) - $40 per week (K-5) and  $50 per week (Pre-K)*


    Part-Time (1-2 days per week) - $10/day (K-5)   and  $12/day (Pre-K)*


    *Pre-K after school care begins at 2:30 PM. All other students begin at 3 PM.


    Payment Options: Cash or Money Order (Mon-Wed only).    Debit Card (Mon-Fri)


    Our director is Ms. Mary Chavers and her regular staff includes: Ms. Rubye Brown, Mrs. Jules Cole, Mrs. Charlotte Mackin, Mrs. Eugenia Miller,Mrs. Phyllis Williams and some wonderful students from UAB along with part-time assistance from Mr. Lowery.


    The After School Care Staff welcomes Principal Courtney Nelson to Avondale along with all new and returning teachers/staff! We look forward to a wonderful partnership together. Our program is sponsored through Community Education South, a department of Birmingham CitySchools. For more information or to register, call 231-8980. 

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  •  Teachers
    Teachers!  Don't forget that the majority of our school documents can now be found under the Our School section of this website.  This includes copies of our school CIP, school-wide discipline, safety plan and others.  Remember to contact Mr. Marlow with any information that needs to be updated. 
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  • Make sure that you check out the updated version of our purpose and beliefs found under the our school section of the website.  We feel that this represents what our school is all about and would love any feedback positive or negative.  We are proud to call Avondale Elementary our home. 

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What's Happening


Welcome to Avondale Elementary, where we expect the best!  We are looking forward to a new and rewarding year with all of our parents, students, and community partners.  We are implementing Common Core State Standards and project based learning to help every student set and reach their goals. 
We believe you will find this site informative and hope that it will help you acquire a snapshot of the quality at our school. Our teachers, administrators, and support staff are committed to providing a quality education for all students. Communication with parents, community members, and business leaders will help us meet the educational needs of our students. This website will hopefully bridge any gaps that might occur. We hope you will find this website user-friendly. We encourage you to visit frequently.

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