Cardinal Courier - November 16

Thanksgiving donations are due by Tomorrow Wednesday November 17. We still need help collecting some items so please take a look and sign up if you are able. Thanks in advance!

  • A link to the survey that was introduced at the meeting on Tuesday

  • Link for the SignUp Genius for Thanksgiving Donations

  • Ms. deOlazo's Donors Choose project: Survivors to Thrivers: Building SEL and Habits of Mind was fully funded! Thanks to all who donated!

  • ACTL update: Video on Literacy Instruction in APS

  • Reminder to completed the Volunteer Verification process

  • Fall 2021 Boundary Process: Abingdon and Charles R Drew Elementary Schools boundary changes PAUSED until Fall 2022

Thanksgiving Dinner Sides Drive

The Abingdon Elementary PTA is seeking donations of side dishes to complete the Thanksgiving dinners for 25 families (Turkeys have been generously donated). We are also collecting pies for these 25 meals and the 20 Thanksgiving dinners we are getting from SHARE.

Please see the list below to sign up for the requested items. We will also need help assembling the bags on Thursday November 18.

All donations WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PIES need to be dropped off by Wednesday November 17 and can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • N. Fairlington: 4808 28th St S

  • Claremont: 4916 14th St S

Pies will need to be dropped off at Abingdon on Monday November 22.

Thanks for all your help supporting families in need within the Abingdon Community!

Link to SignUp Genius for Donations

Abingdon PTA Survey

There's still time to complete the Survey to let us know how the Abingdon PTA can better serve our community. Links in English and Spanish are below. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your thoughts.

The Abingdon PTA leadership is grateful for the chance to serve you and Abingdon's students, teachers, and administrators. To help us improve, please take a couple of minutes to tell us your thoughts. Your responses will be confidential. We will report the results in a way that doesn't identify any individual.

El grupo gerencial del PTA de Abingdon está agradecido por la oportunidad de servirle a usted y a los estudiantes, maestros y administradores de la escuela. Para ayudarnos a mejorar, agradecemos se pudiera tomar unos minutos para decirnos lo que piensa de nuestra labor, a través de esta encuesta. Sus respuestas serán confidenciales, e informaremos los resultados de una manera que no identifique a ningún individuo.

Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (ACTL) Update

APS is planning to address improving literacy instruction at all schools. Ken Venable, Abingdon's Representative on ACTL, is encouraging all parents/guardians to take a look at this short video on literacy instruction recently released by APS featuring Barcroft Elementary School.

Abingdon Volunteer Program

APS requires that all parents volunteering in the building complete a Volunteer Application. In addition to verification of an applicant's identity, COVID 19 vaccination is required for the application to be approved.The process takes about a week to complete. If you plan to volunteer in the school this year please be sure to complete the Volunteer Application here.

Fall 2021 Boundary Process UPDATE

At the November 3 School Board Work Session on the Fall 2021 Boundary Process, Superintendent Durán recommended pausing the proposed Abingdon to Drew boundary changes while moving forward with the middle school and high school boundary proposals. Watch the work session or view the presentation online.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday November 24-Friday November 26: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

  • Thursday December 2: School Picture Re-Take day

  • Wednesday December 8: Early Release at 12:26pm

Please reach out to us at with any questions.


Jackie Winkelvoss

PTA President