Avoca Weekly-October 6, 2020

Avoca Weekly-October 6, 2020
Posted on 10/06/2020
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OCTOBER 6, 2020


AVOCA WEEKLY 
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10/8/2020
5:30 p.m.-Board of Education Meeting
10/10/2020

7:00 p.m.- CommunIDEE- 13th documentary discussion
10/14/2020
7:00 p.m. ADL- Zoom with Director of Pupil Services
10/21/2020
1/2 Day Student Attendance- Parent Teacher Conference
Early Childhood Screening- By appointment
10/22/2020
1/2 Day Student Attendance- Parent Teacher Conference
6:30 p.m.- Board of Education Meeting
10/23/2020
Teacher Institute Day- No student attendance
10/26/2020
Teacher Planning Day- No student attendance
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
AVOCA
PARENT TEACHER COUNCIL

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Upcoming Events

October 10- CommunIDEE-discussion of the documentary 13th with Mr. Todd Maxman
October 14- 7:45 p.m.-Avoca Different Learners- Zoom with Director of Pupil Services, Kristen Moore

Information, Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities
 

Show your spirit!  FINAL WEEK OF SALES - ENDS OCTOBER 9th
It's SPIRITWEAR time! And what better way to show your Viking pride by gearing up with new spiritwear! Lots of new styles, colors and you can never have too many MASKS to keep us all safe!  Whether in school or over zoom, this is a great way to stay connected with our Avoca community! Go to spiritshack.net to place your order by October 9th! (P.S. - makes great holiday and teacher gifts!) 
UPCOMING CommunIDEE EVENT
October 10- Mr Todd Maxman, American Studies teacher at New Trier, will be leading a discussion of the documentary 13th Ava DuVernay via Zoom.  Click here for details

AVOCA DIFFERENT LEARNERS- Zoom with Director of Pupil Services
Please join us for a Zoom meeting with Kristen Moore, Director of Pupil Services at 7:45pm on Wednesday, Oct. 14th.
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 to you when you RSVP by contacting parent leaders: Louise Dechovitz, louise111@gmail.com or Helen Lucaitis, 312-550-2077.

 
PTC WEBSITE UPDATES:
Room Parent Resources 2020-2021
This page is for current Room Parents.  Here you will find materials to get your classrooms rolling for the new year!
PTC / Avoca COVID-19 Updates
This section on PTC website will be updated as more information is available regarding PTC-related events. For now, we have reiterated the district updates.  


PTC Membership Dues - Pay Online Today!
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.  

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK- NEW! 
Check out the new Official PTC Facebook page.
   
Follow the Avoca PTC on Facebook & Instagram!
Illinois Free School Lunch at Avoca!
School Lunch at Avoca is changing on Monday, October 12.  You no longer need to pre-order.  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 through the first weeks of student attendance!

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 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: 

OCTOBER 6, 2020
On Making: Exploring the Creative Process
COZBI A. CABRERA, Multimedia artist and author
JASON REYNOLDS, Author
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
bit.ly/MakingFANWebinar
OCTOBER 8, 2020
When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids
ABIGAIL GEWIRTZ, PH.D. interviewed by 
RENEE DOMINGUEZ, PH.D.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
bit.ly/GewirtzFANWebinar


OCTOBER 13, 2020
College During COVID: Lessons from the Science of Adolescence
LAURENCE STEINBERG, PH.D. interviewed by
HEIDI STEVENS

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  bit.ly/SteinbergFANWebinar

OCTOBER 18, 2020
Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
MAGGIE SMITH interviewed by 
MEGAN STIELSTRA
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
bit.ly/SmithFANWebinar


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

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