• PTA Meeting November 6th at 5:30
    We hope to see you there! 
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  •  THANK YOU!!!
    Avondale Elementary School and PTA would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations for our Fall Cookout: Piggly Wiggly/Clairmont Store, Golden Flake, Publix and Church of the Highlands. Thank you all for your continued support of our school and community!
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  • ~Huge Shout Out~ 
    We want to give a huge thank you to Brassfield and Gorrie for their donation of dinner's last night for out Title 1 Parents Evening. What wonderful and gracious partners!
    Thank you,
    Avondale Family 
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  • 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

  • Avondale Farmer's Market Officially Open for Business

    Avondale’s Student-Run Farmers Market kicked off this past Wednesday! Six students from the fifth grade sold a colorful variety of produce in front of the school during afternoon dismissal. The students led all the jobs required for the market from setting out the fruits and vegetables, taking customers’ orders and bagging their produce, to taking payments and calculating change. Kale, collard greens, apples, pears and sweet and hot peppers were some of the fresh produce featured in this week’s market. Organizing the market were two staff members from Jones Valley Teaching Farm, who will also be directing the Farm Lab in construction behind the school. The majority of the produce was grown downtown at JVTF, but in the future the bulk of what’s sold in the market will come from the school’s farm, which is due to be completed in the coming weeks. Click the picture to view more photos from our first day.

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  • UAB Kids in Engineering Day

    On Saturdays, October 11 and October 18, from 9AM to 3PM, we are hosting Kids in Engineering Days for all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! The day will feature activities involving all the different types of engineering, from making chemically-powered cars to hot air balloons, and we guarantee tons of fun! The cost of this fun-filled and educational day is only $20 (plus $5 if you want lunch provided), which includes a t-shirt for the first time! To register click on the image and then the link provided. There are only 50 spots available per day, so make sure to apply today!

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  • Arrival & Dismissal

    Parents Please regard this letter from Principal Nelson as it pertains to Arrival and Dismissal Policies at Avondale

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  • Breaking Ground

    We are so excited to announce that the Jones Valley Teaching Farm is breaking ground!

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  • We Love Avondale

    Student's at Avondale Love coming to school each day!

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  • Thank You!

    Curriculum Night was a huge success! Thank you to all the parents and families that participated!

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  • Service Day

    Thank you to the Church of the Highlands for their day of service. We truly appreciate their commitment and dedication to this school and community! Album and more details inside

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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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