All the required books and supplies for Lower School students are included in the Book Fee and will be in the classrooms before the first day of school.
Dictionary for CM1 and CM2: The Petit Larousse Illustré dictionary is required for students in CM1 and CM2 and is not included in the Book Fee. Students may use a recent edition, but if you would like to order the latest edition, please log onto My Backpack > My Forms/Documents > My Forms and submit the order form as soon as possible.
Important: This dictionary cannot be returned or exchanged.
Le dictionnaire : « Le Petit Larousse Illustré » est requis pour les élèves en CM1 et CM2 et n’est pas inclus dans le « Book Fee ». Les élèves peuvent utiliser une édition récente ou la dernière édition. Si vous voulez commander la dernière édition, veuillez soumettre le formulaire de commande sur My Backpack > Forms/My Documents > My Forms dès que possible.
Importante: Ce dictionnaire ne peut être ni retourné ni échangé.
Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter le School Store.
There is no better preparation for the start of school than reading. This is especially important during the early years to avoid what is referred to as "summer slide". Research shows that reading as few as six books over the summer can prevent students from regressing in their reading levels. The Houston Area Independent School Library Network (HAISLN), of which Awty is a member, prepares a list of recommended reading by age groups.
We encourage you to use this list (or to choose any other books of interest) and participate in the Lower School summer reading initiative. Each summer we pledge $0.25 (2nd/CE1-3rd/CE2) or $0.50 (4th/CM1-5th/CM2) for each book our students read and register in our online portal. The proceeds go to support a local non-profit organization serving our community. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and to establish your child's summer reading account, please click here. We hope you will not only give the gift or reading to your child over the summer, but you will also help us do good in our local community.
Please note: The School Store does not carry the books on the summer reading lists.
SUMMER HANDWRITING PRACTICE
Students in Lower School at Awty learn both block print and cursive handwriting. To ease the transition for students who have not been exposed to cursive, parents are encouraged to purchase practice books such as theD’Nealian Handwriting Booksavailable at most retail bookstores and online. The practice books should include both lower and upper case letters.
Families will receive a decal and it will be mailed out to them in the month of July. If a family doesn't receive one, or needs more decals, they can contact Maritza Ramos with their name and address and she will mail the decal(s).
Please note: while on campus, cell phone use is prohibited in carpool, and the speed limit is 5 mph.