Avoca Weekly-November 12, 2019

Avoca Weekly-November 12, 2019
Posted on 11/12/2019
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November 12, 2019


AVOCA WEEKLY 
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Helpful Links

Upcoming Events

11/13 - PTC Meeting
11/15 - Intercultural Night & Talent Show
11/19 - Innovation Grant Committee Meeting


Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities
INTERCULTURAL DINNER & TALENT SHOW - NOVEMBER 15TH - SOLD OUT!
Thanks to everyone for the interest in, and enthusiasm for this year's Intercultural Dinner and Talent Show. The event is sold out and NO ticket sales will be available at door. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you this Friday, November 15, beginning at 6 pm. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the event, please email Miyako Hasegawa.

THE *NEW* ART SMART PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Art Smart Program will be bringing a little art fun into your children's classrooms. The supports and enriches the art curriculum, supplementing visual arts. The program will have great success with the help and support of the parent community, please considering volunteering in your child's classroom...Read More

OPERATION LIVE HAPPY IS SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS
7th-grade parent volunteers are needed for Operation Live Happy (formerly Snowflake Day), which will take place on Friday, December 6th.  We need 7th-grade parent volunteers to help out during the day. Currently, we are looking for 1-2 people to chair the breakfast and luncheon. Please contact Emily Patten, Marie Murphy Vice President, for more information or 312-399-3859.

INNOVATION GRANTS APPEAL
The PTC has started its annual Innovation Grant campaign! Please consider helping support this program and invest in your child's future...Read More
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
This year's Box Tops must be submitted to the school office by Friday, February 21, 2020. Help us surpass last year's total...Read More
 
Follow the Avoca PTC on Instagram!
Please consider inviting your neighbors, especially those without students in the district.  This is an opportunity to learn more and provide feedback on this important topic!
When: Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Marie Murphy School, 2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Meetings
Board Notifications
The Vision
Avoca  News

The final FY 2019-2020 Budget has been approved by the Board of Education and is now available for viewing.
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Meal Time  App!

Is your child's lunch account low and you need to replenish it on the go?  Download the MealTime App!  Keeping track of school lunch spending just got a whole lot easier!  Available on Google Play and App Store.
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 donate to The Viking Fund, please download this form and submit it to the Business Office to the attention of Beth Dever. 

*Avoca is considered a charitable organization for tax purposes.

Have you read the latest version of The Vision?  Avoca's Fall 2019 edition hit mailboxes last week.  Don't miss all the great information about social-emotional learning, district finances, small and big change and how Avoca seeks to maximize the unique potential of each child!
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Avoca is looking for substitute teachers and part-time bus drivers!  Apply today!

 
DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

Avoca West      Marie Murphy
MARIE MURPHY BOWLING CLUB

Bowling Club is new at Marie Murphy this year!  We will be bowling once a month after school at the Wilmette Bowling Center. All interested students should see Mrs. Brown or Ms. Bodzewski to sign up. 
Our next outings are scheduled for 3:30-5 pm on:
Monday, December 16

 
Marie Murphy Table Tennis
Tuesdays 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm in the Community Room
First Semester Dates
Nov 12     Dec 3
Dec 17    Jan 7
Jan 21

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
 
 

Cook County Needs your Input to Improve Fair & Affordable Housing Options in Our Community
Please join Connections at one of the community meetings to learn about opportunities for free workshops (with compensation provided) for people who want to become advocates for fair and affordable housing...Read More
Parent-Only Vaping Information Meetings
 
November 14, 7:00 p.m. -  Wilmette Jr. High partners with LEAD to provide families with more information about vaping as well as strategies on how to approach the topic with children...Read More

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
She Said: A Conversation with Megan Twohey
MEGAN TWOHEY
November 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Evanston Township High School Auditorium

Raising UnSelfies: How to Raise Compassionate, Courageous Kids
MICHELE BORBA, ED.D.
Educational consultant, motivational speaker, and award-winning author of 24 books
December 2, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Central School, Misner Auditorium

Building Empathy in a Fractured World
JAMIL ZAKI, PH.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director, Stanford Social Neuroscience Laboratory, Stanford University
December 4, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New Trier High School, Winnetka Campus, Gaffney Auditorium

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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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