Avoca Weekly-October 27, 2020

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OCTOBER 27, 2020


AVOCA WEEKLY 
Helpful Links

10/29/2020
Preschool Halloween Parties
10/30/2020
Quarter 1 Ends
11/2/2020
Quarter 2 Begins
11/3/2020
Election Day Holiday - No Student Attendance
11/5/2020
5:30 p.m.- Board of Education Meeting
11/11/2020
7:00 p.m.- PTC Meeting
11/12/2020

9:00-10:00 a.m.- Finance Committee Meeting 
11/19/2020
6:30 p.m.- Board of Education Meeting
AVOCA PARENT-TEACHER COUNCIL
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Upcoming Events ??

October 29 - Preschool Halloween Parties
November 10 - ADL Parents Zoom Meeting 
November 11 - PTC Meeting - 7:00 pm

District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

 

ADL Parents Zoom Meeting

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. To learn more about ADL, visit here


Innovation Grants 2020-2021??
The 2020-2021 Innovation Grant Committee is seeking two (2) new members to serve on its board. The Avoca Innovation Grant committee is tasked with deciding which grant applications, submitted by district staff, will be funded. A two-year commitment is required and the time commitment will include three to four meetings per year.  Innovation Grant Committee Application.  For more information, visit here

??  Marie Murphy Room Dues
Attention all Marie Murphy Parents: We are collecting room dues for teacher gifts later than usual this year. The suggested donation is $25 per child at Marie Murphy. Please pay online via PayPal here or leave a check or cash in the front office, with the Memo "Marie Murphy Room Dues."  Please label all payments with your childís name and grade.  

?? School Board Elections
Prospective school board candidates may visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website at www.elections.il.gov for information regarding School Board Elections. The League of Women Voters of Wilmette also offers additional information for voters and potential candidates. For more information, please click here.
 
PTC Membership Dues
Your $25 annual membership gets you access to our AtoZ Directory, where community parents come to get the answers and information they need for all things school-related. Pay online here  
?? 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 www.avoca37.org/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. 

HYBRID & REMOTE LEARNING HUB

RETURN-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE 

RETURN-TO-SCHOOL PROTOCOL GUIDE

RETURN-TO SCHOOL-FAQ


STEPS FOR SELF-CERTIFICATION (ENGLISH)(SPANISH)

 
 The FY 21 Budget was approved on September 24, 2020.
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is on October 8, 2020, at the beginning with the public hearing referenced above. Due to phase four restrictions, no public audience will be permitted to attend the meeting, however, you can watch a Livestream of this meeting at www.avoca37.org.
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

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

 
The following  opportunities are available to Avoca Students through outside organizations:
 
  Chess-ED    Music Education Services-Band

One Hope United Before- and After-School Care

 
COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

UPCOMING FAN EVENTS: 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020 (7-8pm)
Grown & Flown: A Conversation on How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults
Lisa Heffernan (Co-founded, Grown and Flown) interviewed by Julie Lythcott-Haims (Author)
**This event will be recorded and video will be available on the FAN website for viewing later.**
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: bit.ly/HeffernanFANWebinar


 

Join HEROS (Healing Everyday Racism in Our Schools) on Friday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion on the film, "Get Out" with HEROS co-founder, Dr. Guy Mount. (Rated R). Register in advance for this meeting, here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 


Wilmette Historical Musem
FREE FAMILY FUN ACTIVITY
History Mystery 
Runs through October 31

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