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October Newsletter 


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Has a new grant!


We are happy to announce that Ava has been awarded a new five year 21st CCLC grant for the afterschool programs at the elementary and middle school.


What does this mean?


* Program runs from 3:15 - 5:45 p.m.


* Each morning 6:45-8:00 at the Elem and 7:00-8:00 at the MS.


* Transportation home each night. Door to door in town and designated stops outside of town.


* Family cap of $25 per week


* No family will be turned away due to the cost…. We have scholarships so all kids can attend. A one page scholarship application is all you need to complete!


* More Tutoring will be available


* Day Camps will be available when we do not have school due to a planned break.


* Classes focused on science, technology, arts ‘n crafts, and physical activities.


* Math and Reading skills along with Homework help will be worked on each night.


Enrollment forms will be needed if we do not have one already. If your child will be riding a bus home, we need a note telling us town address or possible designated stop. We will establish designated stops that meet all of our needs as best we can.


Bus Routes for “Bears Den”


“Town” Route (Town & Hwy 5 N.) Tentative Stops


* 2nd Avenue (City of Ava) to Hwy FF to Hwy 14 East 5:35 PM


* Sundown Ridge (City of Ava) 5:40 PM


* Hwy 5 South and 76 West Intersection (SE Corner) 5:45 PM


* Rainbow Ridge (City of Ava) 5:50 PM


* Ava Trailer Court (City of Ava) 5:55 PM


* Copeland (City of Ava) 6:00 PM


* Hitching Post (Hwy 5 North) 6:05 PM


“North” Route (Hwy 14 W., Hwy O, Hwy T, & Hwy 76) Tentative Stops


* Beaver Bridge (Hwy 14 West) 5:40 PM


* Dogwood Store (Hwy 14 West) 5:50 PM


* Red Bank Store (Hwy O South) 6:05 PM


* Junction (Hwy O & Hwy T) 6:10 PM


* Goodhope Church of the Nazarene (Hwy T & Hwy 76) 6:15 PM


* Junction (Hwy 76 & Hwy PP) 6:20 PM


“South” Route (Hwy 5 S, Hwy P, & Hwy 14 E.) Tentative Stops


* Pentecostal Church (Hwy 5 South) 5:40 PM


* Spurlock Store (Hwy 5 South) 5:45 PM


* Sale Barn (Hwy 5 South) 5:48 PM


* Murray Community Church (Hwy P/ Hwy 5 South) 5:50 PM


* Girdner Church (Hwy P) 6:00 PM


* Hwy P and Hwy 14 East 6:10 PM


* Hwy 14 East and Hwy AB 6:15 PM


* Star Chapel & VV (Hwy 14 East) 6:23 PM


Bus Stops


* Stops are based on current information. Additional enrollment MAY vary potential stops.


Any new information will be communicated newsletter and


Ava R-I Schools Bears Den Home Page


* Parents are encouraged to be at the stops at least 5 minutes as times can fluctuate.




Bears Den Staff