Avoca Weekly - January 26, 2021

Avoca Weekly - January 26, 2021
Posted on 01/26/2021
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January 26, 2021 
Helpful Links

1/28/2021
Board of Education Meeting - 6:30pm
2/4/2021
Board of Education Meeting - 5:30pm
2/8/2021
Finance Committee Meeting - 9:00am

2/15/2021
President's Day - No School
2/18/2021

Board of Education Meeting - 6:30pm 
AVOCA PARENT-TEACHER COUNCIL

 Upcoming Events   

1/22-2/20 -  Family Open Gym 
1/26 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm
1/27 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm
2/2 - Avoca Different Learners - 7:45pm


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

SALE: Avoca Student-Designed Masks
The District's recent mask design competition ended with 30+ submissions, and the winners are:  

First Place Winner: Alice Katrich
Second Place Winner: Harrison Skoglund

Alice Katrich’s first place design was printed onto masks provided by Home Run Consultants, which is run by an Avoca family, too. They are now available for purchase at $8 per mask, which comes with 2 filters. All sales proceeds will go to Alice’s choice of charity, The Avoca Viking Fund. 


READ IN THE PRESS

Purchase, payment, & pickup:

  • Online Here
  • Cash/Check - drop off at the MM front office or mail to 2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette IL 60091 ATTN: Susan Lovell. Please make checks payable to Avoca School District 37 (Memo: Mask Competition). 
  • Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email detailing how you can go about picking up your mask(s) from the MM Front Office.

New Family Open Gym Signup
Family Open Gym will run only Mondays and Fridays (3:30-6:30pm) and Saturdays (11-2pm). Please only sign up once at first, then monitor the sign ups. If there continue to be open spots, sign up for additional times. Click here for the Family Open Gym Sign Up

Avoca Different Learners
Please join us for an Avoca Different Learners Parents Zoom meeting at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

ADL is a support and resource group for parents of children with IEPs/504s and with all needs, including ADD, ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, and dyslexia. We also have members whose children have no formal diagnosis. This event is open to Avoca parents and caregivers.

A Zoom link will be sent automatically to parents on the ADL email list.  If you would like to join the list or simply attend this meeting, please contact parent leaders for the link: Louise Dechovitz, louise111@gmail.com or Helen Lucaitis, 312-550-2077 by text. 

Avoca PTC Executive Board Feature 
This week, meet Sara Shepard, your Avoca PTC Treasurer. Each week, you'll get the opportunity to meet different PTC Executive Board Members that serve you and the district at large. Read her bio, here.

Innovation Grants Drive
Looking to support Avoca's Innovation Grants program with monetary donations this year? For your convenience, we accept electronic payments via PayPal, as well as cash and checks (made out to the Avoca PTC, Memo: Innovation Grants). Please mail any physical payments to either Avoca West or Marie Murphy, or feel free to drop it off at either school. Thank you for your support during this unprecedented year. 

AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 
Effective October 12, 2020, free lunch service if available to all district children under 18 years of age  Parents no longer need to pre-order lunch. Students participating in Remote Learning are also able to pick-up food supplies on Mondays for the week. All students can receive a free lunch. Please read here for more details. 
 
For additional information regarding lunch service at Avoca, please visit our website at https://www.avoca37.org/for_parents/lunch. 
Below you will find links to help you navigate all the new procedures and practices in place for the start of the school year. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding while we revise and improve as we learn and grow during these unprecedented times. 

 

NORTHWESTERN COVID DASHBOARD

LEARNING SCHEDULE (COVID) METRICS

RETURN-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE 

HYBRID & REMOTE LEARNING HUB

STEPS FOR SELF-CERTIFICATION (ENGLISH)(SPANISH)

FOLLOW AVOCA ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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@AvocaWestITC @AvocaWestITC
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Avoca West PTC Avoca West PTC
DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

ALL AVOCA EXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN
CANCELLED, MODIFIED, OR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Hangout
Come to "The Hangout", an extracurricular club for students to drop in (over Zoom), socialize, and do something creative with their hands while they visit with other Marie Murphy students!  "The Hangout" meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm throughout January.  Marie Murphy students interested in coming should email Ms. Janssen at janssenk@avoca37.org to get the Zoom link.

History Remix
Do you like history? Music? Making videos? If so, History Remix is the club for you! Join Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Ortega virtually on Tuesdays at 3:30 for a fun-filled hour. To join, email Ms. Hernandez at hernandezr@avoca37.org or Mrs. Ortega at ortegaj@avoca37.org


Roots & Shoots Club - Members Wanted!
Open to Marie Murphy Students 
We are a community service club run by the students and sponsored by Ms. Rachmiel. We meet on Fridays at 2:30 via Zoom, and are very flexible about attendance.  At Roots and Shoots, we help the world by helping the community, environment and animals.  
Want to Join? It’s easy!
  • Fill out this Google form
  • Get the Zoom link 
  • Join on the Zoom on Friday, January 29th @ 2:30pm (you will get the zoom link if you fill out the form)
Just because you join the zoom it does not mean that you have committed. Roots and Shoots is flexible, come when you can! If you are busy just email Ms. Rachmiel (rachmielj@avoca37.org) and tell her that you can‘t make it, but you would like to join!

Amplify Avoca 
Here is this week's Amplify Avoca
Performers: Ingrid Buza, Lyla Freiburger, Asha Paul, Ari Reynolds, and Connor Saavedra
Edited by: Audrey Kiley
Directed by: Audrey Kiley, Owen Smith, and Tyler Molloy

  

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
*Registration is required to receive a personal Zoom link for all of the below events.
*These events will be recorded and available later on F.A.N.'s website and YouTube channel.
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm 
The Price You Pay for College
Ron Lieber ("Your Money" Columnist for The New York Times)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm  
Craft: An American History
Glenn Adamson (Craft historian and curator), Norman Teague (Founder, Norman Teague Design Studio)


Color a Vintage Valentine
February 1 - 15, 2021
Free activity; Valentines can be downloaded beginning February 1st
Virtual Wilmette BINGO
Sunday, February 21, 2021
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. CST
Free program; Advance registration required by February 19, 2021

 

 
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