School Supply Kits for Grades K-5

PTC School Supply Kits for Grades K-5
As a convenience to our parents, school supply kits for next fall can be ordered this spring. Save yourself the hassle of fighting the crowds this summer & have a kit waiting for your child(ren) when he/she returns to school in the fall. Go to, enter our school ID: AVO021 & follow the directions. (Please note, sales tax will be added for online orders.) Orders will be accepted online thru Mon 6/16. Don’t forget to save your order confirmation for future reference! You can also pay by check by filling out the EPI order form & turning it into the office with a check. Orders will be accepted in the office thru Weds 6/4. Questions? Contact Jennifer Pettersen or 773.454.6226.

VIKING WALK – May 16th

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Parents, pledge sheets have been handed out at school and students have been informed of the procedure for obtaining sponsors.  This year’s prizes include most money brought in by individual and class room.  There is also a prize for the student that brings in the highest number of sponsors.  All students who return their pledge sheet with at least one sponsor will receive a prize.  Lastly, there will be a prize for the school that brings in the most money.  Prizes to be listed in upcoming email blasts.

Avoca Viking Walk

The 2nd annual PTC sponsored Viking Walk will take place on May 16th, 2014.  PTC members and PE Teachers are working together to organize the program. Money raised from this event will help fund the PTC gift that this year goes to Avoca West.

This years’ Avoca West Viking Walk will provide a full hour for students to run, jog or walk as many one-quarter mile laps as they can. PE teachers and volunteers will keep count by giving students rubber bands to wear around their wrist after completing each lap. Prior to the event students will solicit family members and neighbors who will agree to contribute either by the lap or as flat donation. To help build student interest several grand prizes will be awarded to the students bringing in the largest pledge totals.  All students will receive popsicles after completing their laps.

Last years’ Viking Walk became the largest revenue raising fundraiser for the 2012 – 2013 school year.  Monies were used toward new audio/video technology equipment as well as gym equipment at Marie Murphy.

Important February Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, February 12th- Half Day Student Attendance and Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, February 13th- Half Day Student Attendance and Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, February 14th- No School for Students-Teacher Institute Day
  • Monday, February 17th- President’s Day- No School
  • Tuesday, February 18th- No School for Students–Teacher Institute Day

Did you miss the Winter Choral Concert?

If you missed the winter choral concert, be sure to watch it!  It is available on our Avoca School District Video Central.  You can find all of our videos here.  Click on the link below, or click on VIDEO CENTRAL under navigation on the righthand side of this page!


I am so very proud of my Marie Murphy Get Techy Club members for all of their hard work in streaming and recording this concert.  A special thank you to Derek M. or stepping in at the evening concert to help out!  -Mrs. Brown