Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekly Update

Happy Sunday! We have several upcoming events this week here at AFIA. Please see below for all of the exciting events.

Senior pictures are tomorrow and Tuesday. Tuesday will be used as a make-up day. After pictures are taken, proofs will be sent home for ordering.

AFIA Holiday Programs:
  • Elementary School: "December Lights"
    • December 14 @ 9:30
    • Location: Elementary Cafeteria
  • Middle School: "Santa's Holiday Hoedown" with a special performance by our dance and choir chimes teams
    • December 11 @ 7pm
    • Location: Middle School Plaza

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Our middle school basketball team plays on Monday and Friday of this week. We encourage you to come out and support our student-athletes.
Monday December 10 @ 7pm: School of Science & Technology: Discovery

  • 5707 Bandera Rd., Leon Valley, TX 78238
Friday December 14 @ 6:30pm: School of Science & Technology: Discovery

  • 5707 Bandera Rd., Leon Valley, TX 78238


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All AFIA Holiday parties will be on December 21st. Please remember that December 21st is an early release day. Release times are below. We will not have extended day on the 21st and all students must be picked up on time. 
  • K-2: 8am-12:30pm
  • 3-5: 8am-12:45pm
  • 6-8: 8am-12:45pm
  • 9-12: 8:30am-1:15pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Weekly Update

We hope that you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with your family and friends! I am very thankful for all of the relationships that I have been able to build here at AFIA and the support each one of you provides.

Report Cards will go home this afternoon! If your child's report card does not make it home, or they were absent, please email

Just a reminder that we will have pizza and smoothies this Friday. Please be sure to submit your payment by noon tomorrow (11/29/2018).
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We have several winter concerts coming soon...
  • Elementary School: "December Lights"
    • December 7 @ 1:30 & December 14 @ 9:30
    • Location: Elementary Cafeteria
    • Parents, please plan to attend one show from above
  • Middle School: "Santa's Holiday Hoedown" with a special performance by our dance and choir chimes teams
    • December 11 @ 7pm
    • Location: Middle School Plaza
Elementary PFO Message:

The AFIA Elementary PFO Fundraiser is still underway. Have you made your donation yet? If each student collects just $10, we will raise $1,500 for field trips, special events, facilitator appreciation lunches and more. We will be collecting donations until this Friday, November 30.

To donate online visit the AFIA Elementary PFO webpage: 

For cash donations, download this form and turn into the donation box inside the front office (we are unable to accept checks or money orders at this time):

**Make sure you include your child’s grade on your donation.**
The grade that receives the most donations will receive a pizza party provided by the PFO. If we raise our $1,500 goal the whole school will celebrate with a pajama day.
Please, remember, any donation amount will go directly to the AFIA elementary.
Thank you for your support,
AFIA Elementary PFO

High School PFO Message:
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Now comes the stress of shopping. Let the High School help you relieve that stress for 3 hours, with Parents Night Out!!! Your children will be watched, fed, and entertained with The Polar Express, all for just $10!!! Payment is at the door. Additional concessions will be offered during the evening for an additional cost. Please sign up on the link so we have an idea of how much food to prepare. Siblings age 4-15 are welcome. Thanks for supporting the High School students!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veteran's Day

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I want to take time to honor our Veterans! My father served 30 years in the military and my older brother is in his 15th year of service, so Veterans hold a very special place in my heart. I appreciate the sacrifice made daily to protect my family and keep us all safe! To all Veterans, I wish you a Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service!

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Our career fair was a great experience for all of our students. Students were able to interact with doctors, managers, a pharmacologist, financial advisers, a business owner and former NBA player, a meteorologist, Facebook, and law enforcement officers. 
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Our High School PFO is hosting a Parents Night Out event on December 7th! 

As a reminder Friday is an early release. We will not have pizza or smoothies for sale this Friday. Please remember that there will not be extended day Friday, students must be picked up at the times below:
K-2: 8am-12:30pm
3-5: 8am-12:45pm
6-8: 8am-12:45pm
9-12: 8:30am-1:15pm

We will be having pictures with Santa on November 15th. Order forms were emailed and hard copies are available at the receptionist's desk in the middle and elementary.

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday AFIA family! We wanted to announce that on November 15th we will have Holiday pictures. With the Holiday pictures will be the option to take a picture with Santa! There will not be a make-up date for the pictures, so please make sure that your student is in attendance on the 15th.
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Parking Lot Safety: As you know, school parking lots (especially ours) can be incredibly busy places. Ensuring student and parent safety is important to us and our responsibility, but it also requires driver responsibilities as well. Please remember to always be aware of our students, parents, and staff crossing the parking lot. To avoid delays and congestion, please pull as far forward as possible. Remember that school zones are hands-free zones. Cell-phones and devices can distract you from seeing others trying to get to their cars or create congestion from not knowing to pull forward. Lastly, please monitor your speed. We appreciate your support!

PFO Meeting: Just a reminder that we have a PFO meeting on Monday November 5 at 6pm in the middle school plaza. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Please remember that our Seagull Mascot contest ends November 16th. If you need more details about this contest, please reach out to me.

Lastly, I want to announce that Mrs. Salinas has resigned from her Special Education facilitator position. We all want to thank Mrs. Salinas for all of her support and dedication to our students. The relationships that she built with our students, each of you, and our staff will be difficult to replace, but we are excited to announce that Mrs. Gerry has been promoted to the SPED facilitator position at AFIA. Mrs. Gerry has been working with our students and has been a valuable member of our staff since day 1. We look forward to her taking over the position and continuing to build positive relationships with our students and each of you.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Thanks to everyone that came out to our Trunk-or-Treat event this weekend! We want to give a special shout out to Mrs. Amos, our high school student council, and our high school PFO for putting together a memorable event.

On November 5th we will have our next PFO meeting at 6pm in the middle school plaza. Our PFO meetings are opportunities for our staff and parents to collaborate on activities and events for our students. We encourage everyone to come out and support!

Congratulations to the winners of the World Finest Chocolate Fundraiser!
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6th Grade:
Owen Fahlgren & Daniel Ovalle both sold 3 boxes and earned $90 towards their trip. They will receive an extra $25 towards their trip and lunch with a staff member of their choice.
7th Grade:
Daniel Sosa sold an amazing 11 boxes and earned $330 towards his trip! He will receive an extra $50 towards his trip and lunch with a staff member of his choice. Matthew Ybarra and Andrea Farias will get lunch with a staff member of their choice for getting second place.
8th Grade:
Congratulations to Ava Sosa and Aidan Nino! They both sold an astounding 18 boxes and have earned $540 towards their trip! They will both receive an extra $125 added to their trip and lunch with a staff member of their choice.

Parents, please remember that you can still earn money towards your trip by selling candy. We still have boxes available to be sold.

Early Release Days
We have some upcoming early release days. Please remember that on early release days we do not have extended day. Students will need to be picked up at the times below. November 16th and December 21st will be early release days.
K-2: 8am-12:30pm
3-5: 8am-12:45pm
6-8: 8am-12:45pm
9-12: 8:30am-1:15pm

Career Fair
AFIA will be hosting its first annual Career Fair on November 9th from 9-12pm. All of our students will get the opportunity to interact and get valuable information from several different individuals from a plethora of different career fields. Would you like to speak at our career fair? Please reach out to Dr. Vaughn for an opportunity to take part in this amazing event.

Mascot Contest
Remember that entries for the mascot contest must be submitted by November 16th. Winners of the contest will get to choose between a $50 gift card to Main Event, $50 family pack to Chuck e Cheese, or a $50 Visa Gift Card. For more details please reach out.

Our elementary school students will perform "December Lights" on two dates: December 7th at 1:30pm and December 14th at 9:00am. Both concerts will be in the elementary cafeteria. Please choose one concert to attend.

Our middle school choir will perform "Santa's Holiday Hoedown" on December 11th at 7pm in the middle school plaza. Accompanying the choir will be our Chimes and Dance teams. We hope to see you at these special events.

Have a great week!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Happy Friday

Happy Friday!
What a great day! We had an amazing Cello performance, our students were awarded the Crossing the Line to Greatness Award, and Texas State came out to visit our students and share information about their school.

Congratulations to our Crossing the Line to Greatness Award Recipients
Robert Tamayo
Clarissa Padilla
Sophia Leal
Sean Eckman
Isabela Loyola Filpo
Flynn Betts
Helio Chalmers
Claire Blood Palin
Jordan Paniagua
Alex Chavez
Jamin Rose
Faith Terrazas
Congratulations to our Super Staff Members on earning the Crossing the Line to Greatness Award
Mrs. Amos-High School Facilitator
Mrs. Conover-Elementary School Facilitator
Congratulations to the following students on earning the Principal's Award for the first six weeks for exhibiting leadership, service, and character
Isaiah Crumes
Taylor Morgan

Friday, October 12, 2018

Have a Great Weekend!

Please join us Wednesday evening for a STEMulating night! We will have robotics, Minecraft, coding, giveaways, and much more. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Our World Finest Chocolate fundraiser has started for our middle school students and high school seniors. Money earned will go towards the end-of-the year trips. We will also have prizes for the top earners! Please contact me for more details.

An e-mail was sent out earlier this week about our Seagull Mascot design contest. It will be $5 to enter the contest. Prizes will be given to the design winner! All entries are due by November 16, 2018. For more details, please reach out to me.

Choose Kindness:
October 22-26 will be Shine Bright and Choose Kindness Week at AFIA. October is National Bully Prevention Month. We are asking our students and families to stand up against bullying by supporting on the following days! An e-mail will be sent home next week with more details.

Save the dates:
October 17-AFIA Stem Night in the middle school at 5:30
October 26- Middle School Dance 7-9pm
October 27-AFIA Trunk or Treat-hosted by the High School PFO from 6-9pm 
If you or your student would like to support or volunteer with the Trunk or Treat, please click on the link: Trunk or Treat Sign Up
Have a great weekend! Be safe!