Avoca Weekly - September, 28, 2021

Avoca Weekly - September, 28, 2021
Posted on 09/28/2021
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Logo We're spilling the 🍵 on a brand new Avoca fundraiser
September 28, 2021 
Helpful Links

District Calendar
9/29/2021
Avoca West Neighborhood Meeting
10/4/2021
Picture Day 
10/7/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/14/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
10/20/2021
Community Engagement/Town Hall Meeting
10/21/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/27/2021
Parent-Teacher Conferences (Half Day Student Attendance) 
10/28/2021
Parent-Teacher Conferences (Half Day Student Attendance) 
10/29/2021
Teacher Institute Day (Student Non-Attendance Day)
UPCOMING EVENTS

9/28 - F.A.N. Event
9/28 - ADL Parents Zoom Meeting
9/30 - F.A.N. Event
10/1 - Spirit Wear Shop Closes 
10/4 - Picture Day
10/4 - F.A.N. Event
10/4-10/12 - Tea Company School Fundraiser
10/7 - F.A.N. Event
10/12 - F.A.N. Event


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Car Wash Fundraiser Success 
Congratulations and thank you to all who were able to make our 8th-grade carwash a success! We reached our goal of $3,000 towards the 8th-grade celebration and class gift! A special thank you to all our supporters from donating supplies, parent volunteers, attendees of the event, and of course our 8th graders. Everyone working together on such a beautiful fall day made the event an absolute blast! Thank you again, from the 8th Grade Fundraising Committee

Avoca Diverse Learners 
Happening tonight! Please join Avoca Diverse Learners this evening, September 28 from 7:45-8:45 p.m. for a Parents Zoom Meeting. A Zoom link will be emailed to parents on the ADL mailing 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. ADL is a support and resource group for parents and caregivers 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 parents/caregivers of students at Avoca West and Marie Murphy.

Avoca West Neighborhood Meeting 
Join us tomorrow, September 29 at 6:00 pm for a Neighborhood Meeting at Avoca West. Learn about an opportunity the school district has to work with the Glenview Park District to turn an acre of land at Avoca West into a nature park and path. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to lovells@avoca37.org so we can appropriately plan for seating and social distancing. For the full letter and more details, visit our District website here.

Avoca District Budget 2021-2022
Following a Public Hearing, the Board of Education approved the FY22 Budget at its September 23, 2021 meeting. The District Budget 2021-2022 can be accessed on the district's website here.

NEW! PTC Tea Company Fundraiser
Mark your calendar: The PTC is planning a school fundraiser with the Tea Company! It will run from October 4-12. Families will get 20% off their purchase and the company will give back 15% to the school. Location and more details are forthcoming. 


Avoca West Choir Ensembles
Let's sing together again! Two of Avoca West's choral ensembles will be starting soon. Both ensembles are open to students in grades 1-5 and meet at 7:30 a.m.  Here you will find the description and permission slip for Gioso and for Comunita. Sing on! Contact Elizabeth Weismehl at weismehle@avoca37.org for further information. Thank you for your continued support of Choir and Music at Avoca. I can't wait to hear your children's voices raised in song!


Avoca West Morning Yoga 
This year, Mrs. Bowman and Mrs. Raczyla will be teaming up to offer three sessions for third through fifth graders on Friday mornings at 7:30. Our morning yoga class will help students start the day with calm and focused energy. Through breathing exercises, yoga postures, and playful collaborative activities, students will learn to strengthen their minds and bodies. Yoga can teach healthy habits for reducing stress and worry, focusing attention, and building self-confidence in addition to developing strength, balance, and flexibility. The benefits of yoga can stay with you for a lifetime...and it is FUN! This Thursday, September 30 is the last day to sign up with this form

PTC Membership
Thank you to everyone that has paid their PTC dues - we're still collecting them. You can either send cash or a check to your child's school office, or you can pay online via the online PayPal portal. If you want to access the AtoZ database, everyone needs to create a new account here even if you had an account on the old system. Don't forget to download the membership toolkit app on your phone. That's the new app that everyone has to use to access AtoZ. There are quick links on the app and website and if you have any other suggestions, please email Ann Heinz at annmuiheinz@gmail.com. 

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EXTRACURRICULAR & COMMUNITY EVENTS

 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | 7-8 PM 
WHAT DO YOU SAY? HOW TO TALK WITH KIDS TO BUILD MOTIVATION, STRESS TOLERANCE, AND A HAPPY HOME
A FAN Webinar with William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson. 
Register here
FREE BOOKS! FAN is giving away copies of What Do You Say? to attendees. To enter the random drawing, your address and phone number are required. Personal info will not be shared. Indicate if you will pick up your book at The Book Stall; the pick-up deadline is October 15. Winners will be notified via email by September 30.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | 7-8 PM
CREATIVE ACTS FOR CURIOUS PEOPLE: HOW TO THINK, CREATE, AND LEAD IN UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS
A FAN Webinar with Sarah Stein Greenberg. Interviewed by Liz Gerber, Ph.D. 
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event!
Attendees who purchase a copy of Creative Acts for Curious People from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Stein Greenberg and Gerber that will start immediately after the webinar. Click this link to purchase the book. 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 | 7-8 PM
TRAUMATIZED: IDENTIFY, UNDERSTAND, AND COPE WITH PTSD AND EMOTIONAL STRESS
A FAN Webinar with Kati Morton, LMFT. Interviewed by Kelsey Darragh.
Register here
After-Hours Event:
Attendees who purchase a copy of Traumatized from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Morton that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/traumatized-identify-understand-and-cope-ptsd-and-emotional-stress-fan-program-kati-morton
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021 | 7-8 PM 
CREDIBLE: WHY WE DOUBT ACCUSERS AND PROTECT ABUSERS
A FAN Webinar with Deborah Tuerkheimer. Interviewed by Megan Twohey.
Register here
After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Credible from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Tuerkheimer that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 | 7-8 PM
BABY UNPLUGGED: ONE MOTHER’S SEARCH FOR BALANCE, REASON, AND SANITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
A FAN Webinar with Sophie Brickman. Interviewed by Joy Hurd.
Register here
After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Baby, Unplugged from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Brickman and Hurd that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.

The New Trier Music & Theatre Department is hosting a Community Night that is free and open to the public at the Winnetka Campus tomorrow, Wednesday, September 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Current, former, and future students and community members are invited to tour Music & Theatre facilities with student docents, meet staff members, witness rehearsals in action, hear student performances, and watch lighting demonstrations and a set strike on stage. Items with the Department’s brand new logo, from t-shirts and sweatshirts to stickers and tumblers, will also be for sale for the first time ever.

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