Avoca Weekly- January 22, 2020

Avoca Weekly- January 22, 2020
Posted on 01/22/2020
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January 22, 2020


AVOCA WEEKLY 
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January 23
February 13
7:00 p.m.- District Choral Concert
February 17
President's Day- No School or Emergency Closure Make-up Day (if there has not been a school closure prior to this date, this is a non-attendance day for students and staff, if there has been a closure, this will be used as an attendance day).



We need your feedback to improve our schools!  Please take a moment to the complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.  
Your feedback appears on our state report card and is used in conjunction with staff and student feedback to generate building goals. In order to generate a report of parent feedback, 20% response rate is required.  

Upcoming Events

2/6- Art in Action Day
2/23- Fun Fair


Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

AVOCA WEST MOVIE NIGHT RECAP & THANK YOU NOTE
The excellence and dedication of this year's Movie Night Committee drove the success of the beloved event and it was greatly supported by 260 families who braved the weather, cozied up and enjoyed the movie "Smallfoot." A special thanks to the Popa Family, the Schiffman Family and local business, Stormy's Tavern & Grill, who further supported our fundraising goals through their purchase of movie night sponsorships. In all, over $1,300 was raised. The PTC would also like to extend a special thanks to the individuals who inspire hard work and volunteerism in all of us: Event Chair Melanie Morrow and Eric Morrow; Fundraising Director Kristen Barry; and Volunteers  Kelly Arroyo, Rick Blidner, Dorothy Elfring, Ross Freidman, Peter Heinz, Hallie Herz, Claire Lawrence, Susan Lovell, Madison Morris, Melina Papadopoulos, Madhavi Polisetti, the Girl Scouts troop, and everyone else who volunteered at the event.
PTC EXECUTIVE BOARD VACANCIES FOR 2020!
Are you looking for a way to better serve the school district? The PTC’s Executive Board has numerous vacancies in the upcoming school year, so consider one of these open positions. All roles require a 2-year commitment. Please contact avocaptc@gmail.com to nominate yourself or someone else you know. Elections will be held in May 2020.  Vacancies: President, AW & MM Vice Presidents, Treasurer & Director of Volunteers
ART IN ACTION
 
Thursday, Feb 6th Art in Action Day! Learn more about the event & sign-up to volunteer!


FUN FAIR 2020
The community's beloved Fun Fair and Silent Auction event is right around the corner, so be sure to mark your calendars for February 23, 2020 from 12-3pm. 
Enjoy unlimited games, entertainment and bouncy fun! Food is an important fuel to keep you and your kids moving throughout the event, which is why there is FREE popcorn and cotton candy with entry. 
Fresh food will be available for purchase from Irving's for Red Hot Lovers, including: hotdogs, veggie dogs, Italian beef, chips, soda, and water. 
Please forward all questions and inquiries to Fun Fair Chair Dana Garbarski at dana.garbarski@gmail.com
FUN FAIR VOLUNTEERS
Did you know that it takes a cohort of over 100 volunteers to make the Fun Fair & Silent Auction successful each year? Every helping hand counts, so please consider donating your time, effort and talent as a volunteer. Sign Up Here.


SILENT AUCTION DONATION DRIVE
Do you or someone you know have items to donate to Avoca's annual Silent Auction? We are now accepting charitable donations in the form of merchandise, services or gift certificates...Read More

8th GRADE COMMITTEE GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER
Help support 8th Grade graduation, purchase your gift cards through ShopWithScrip , you can help support our school community!  For specific purchasing information Read More.

AVOCA DIFFERENT LEARNERS- SAVE THE DATE!
Parent Coffee, Sunday,  Jan 26, 2-4 p.m. Location TBA.  Contact Louise Dechovitz, Louise111@gmail.com or
Helen Lucaitis, HHL@corboydemetrio.com with questions.


BOX TOPS COLLECTION
This year's Box Tops must be submitted to the school office by Friday, February 21, 2020. Our goal this year is to surpass last year's payback, so please consider contributing to the initiative by clipping away more Box Tops! Questions? Contact Jennifer Schnizlein at jenn@schnizlein.org.
 
Follow the Avoca PTC on Instagram!
SCARF & BLANKET DRIVE
Give someone the warm shoulder by donating your gently used or new blankets and scarves in the collection  box near the Avoca West Front Office. All items will be donated to Connections for the Homeless  in Evanston. The drive will end  on January 24th.
The 2020-2021 School Year Calendar is Available!
The Avoca Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar.  Don't miss a date, visit the District Calendar and subscribe via iCal/RSS!  
 

The Viking Fund
The Viking Fund provides families facing hardship with financial support to cover all or part of Avoca's athletic, Science Olympiad, band and school play fees. With the help of the community, our students will be able to continue to participate in these activities. To apply for extracurricular fee assistance, download this form and submit it to the Avoca Business Office to the attention of Beth Dever. To donate to The Viking Fund, please download this form and also submit it to the Business Office to the attention of Beth Dever. 

*Avoca is considered a charitable organization for tax purposes.
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

Avoca West      Marie Murphy
NEW! Avoca West Ukulele Club
Ukulele Club at Avoca West if open to 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, meets Mondays in the music room from 3:00-4:00, and is free of charge but participants must provide their own instrument. This club is limited to 20 participants.  Sign-up here!
The following  opportunities are available to Avoca Students through outside organizations:
 
Connelly Martial Arts     Chess-ED    Music Education Services-Band

One Hope United Before and After School Care

 
COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES


 

Registration is open now at northwesterncatscamps.com and until February 1st there is an early bird discount of 15%.
 

January Events & Programs!


Check out The Center for Gifted and
Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity summer programs in Glenview!
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Avoca School District 37 | 2921 Illinois Road | Wilmette, IL 60091 | P: 847-251-3587
Avoca West Elementary School | 235 Beech Drive, Glenview, IL 60025 | P: 847-724-6800
Marie Murphy School | 2921 Illinois Road | Wilmette, IL 60091 | P: 847-251-3617


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