Avoca Weekly- November 26, 2019

Avoca Weekly- November 26, 2019
Posted on 11/26/2019
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November 26, 2019


AVOCA WEEKLY 
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Avoca School District 37 is so grateful to have such a wonderful community of students, parents and staff that truly make our schools special!  Enjoy the holiday, we will see you on Monday, December 2nd!
Helpful Links

Upcoming Events

11/26-12/6 - Holiday Spirit Wear Sales
11/25-11/29 - Happy Thanksgiving! No Student Attendance


Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities
 
INNOVATION GRANTS FEATURED TESTIMONIAL
What types of projects and ideas are supported by your Innovation Grant donations? Read this week's featured testimonial by 2019 Innovation Grant recipient Trista Raczyla, "Mindful Masters." To donate online to the Innovation Grants program, please click here

GIVE THE GIFT OF HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR
Feast your eyes on this unbeatable holiday spirit wear sale in one merry place. Now's the perfect time to get a head start on holiday shopping for the entire Avoca & MM family. Sale runs November 22 through December 6. Shop Here Now

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

THE *NEW* ART SMART PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Art Smart Program at Avoca West will be bringing a little art fun into the classrooms. The program supports and enriches the visual arts curriculum. It will have great success with the help and support of the parent community. Please consider volunteering in your child's classroom. Contact your Room Parent for more details on how to get involved.

"OPERATION LIVE HAPPY" IS SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS
7th-grade parent volunteers are needed for Operation Live Happy (f/k/a 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.
 
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On Saturday, December 14th (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.), Marie Murphy School will be hosting it’s 6th annual Science Olympiad Invitational competition!  Please consider cheering on the Marie Murphy Team as they compete against twelve area schools and 23 different events!  
Don't miss out on the Marie Murphy Book Fair this holiday season!
 
November 12-19, 2019
Special Hours:
Thursday, December 12: 12-3:30 p.m.,
Friday, December 13: 8-4 p.m.,
Saturday, December 14: 8-4 p.m.,
Monday, December 16 - Thursday, December 19: 7-4 p.m.
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 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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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
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
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
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

GLENVIEW PARK DISTRICT

NOVEMBER EVENTS
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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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