Avoca Weekly- September 10, 2019

Avoca Weekly- September 10, 2019
Posted on 09/10/2019
September 10, 2019

Helpful Links

September 10, 2019
Preschool - Transition Day 2
September 11, 2019
Preschool Regular Schedule Begins
September 12, 2019
Ice Cream Social
September 13, 2019
Color Crew/Dot Day/Assembly K-5 S. Gym 
September 16, 2019 
Picture Day 
September 30
Rosh Hashanah - Holiday (No School)

Upcoming Events

9/12 - Ice Cream Social/Meet & Greet/Volunteer Fair
9/16 - Picture Day
9/19 - Final Sale for Spirit Wear
9/21 - 8th Grade Car Wash Fundraiser

Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities
9/12 - Ice Cream Social, Volunteer Fair, and Family Meet and Greet 
Held outside on school grounds on September 12, the Ice Cream Social is a perfect opportunity to meet other parents, staff, and students in an informal setting. Learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the year and place your orders for spirit wear. 

9/16 - Picture Day
Come in for an hour or two to help usher the kids to and from the gym and to assist the photographer. Avoca West Picture Day is September 16. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here. You can order your pictures today from LifeTouch, here. The flyer is applicable to Marie Murphy, also. Marie Murphy Picture Day will also be held on September 16, from 9am - 2 pm; preschool students included. 

8th Grade Car Wash Fundraiser
As their first and biggest fundraiser of the year, the 8th-grade students host a car wash fundraiser with all proceeds to support their class gift and their end-of-year festivities. You can purchase a car wash ticket from an 8th-grader/their parent, or bring $10 cash to the MM school parking lot on Saturday, September 21, 2019, anywhere between 9:30am-2: 30 pm. Parent volunteers are needed for this event, so sign up here. *Rain date: September 28, same time.*
Instructional & Technology Fees Due 9/15
If you have not done so yet, please pay your 2019-2020 Instructional and Technology fees. The deadline is September 15. For cost and other payment option information, please click here
Spirit Wear Sale - Shop Now - Sale Ends September 19th!
Be on the lookout for Spirit Wear sample displays at the Ice Cream Social this week (9/12). Get a first-hand view of the various sizes, styles, and colors available. All sales are final (no returns unless the item is defective). All items will be delivered to the school by October 20. Payment options include:
  • Online purchase (credit card or Paypal)
  • In-person payment (cash or check)
  • Paypal, Zelle, or Venmo to ksegal10@gmail.com or call 773-814-2227.
Questions? Need to keep your order a secret? Contact Jessica LeFebvre at jessical74@aol.com or Lina Patel at lpatelparekh@gmail.com.

Avoca West      Marie Murphy
Marie Murphy Table Tennis -  Tuesdays 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm in the Community Room
First Semester Dates
Sept 17     Dec 3
Oct 1    Dec 17
Oct 15    Jan 7
Oct 29    Jan 21
Nov 12

Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee (DISC) Event Recap - "Beyond Diversity" Seminar 

"On September 4 and 5, myself, Miya Hasegawa-Seals, Dorothy Elfring and Maya Vasudevan attended a two-day workshop on race and participated in Courageous Conversations around this challenging topic. It was taught by the Pacific Educational Group; supported and attended by surrounding feeder school parents, community members and New Trier Administration. It is true: two days is a lot of time to give, but there may be other types of workshops and fellowships available in the near future. Also, we will be sending out our first meeting of the year once the date gets finalized for October.  Please find one of us to discuss if you are interested to find out more."
-Ami Das

The following  opportunities are available to Avoca Students through outside organizations:

Avoca is helping to build a library and global connectedness!

We are excited to welcome Kim Phuc & Nick Ut to our district to present to 4th-8th graders on Tuesday, September 10th!

From 6:30-7:30 PM on 9/10, Kim and Nick will be at The Book Stall in Winnetka. The Bookstall is generously donating 20% of ALL sales that day to our library project, so a great time to stock up on books and gifts, while supporting education!

On September 11th, we'd love to see many parents join us for our fundraising event, "An Evening with Kim Phuc: A Celebration of Peace and Mindfulness!" (Use QR code on image to purchase tickets.) We are looking for a few students 3rd grade and up that might be interested in serving as volunteer Jr. Peace Ambassadors during this event. Students would be assisting with the Silent Auction and the 50/50 raffle.

For more information, please email Avoca West ITC Director, Ms. Geidner at geidners@avoca37.org.

Family Action Network (FAN) Upcoming Events

Best selling author Paul Tough of How Children Succeed is releasing a new book titled The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. Tough will speak on his new book that looks at how the American system of colleges and universities helps and hinders young people, especially low-income and first-generation students. For more event details, click here

Girls and boys 6th Grade & Up are invited to come to the Troop 2 Meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:30 pm to learn more about the adventures and opportunities that await in the great outdoors! (No previous Scout experience required). 

Cub Scouts Pack 7 officially begins Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room (133) at Marie Murphy. All Avoca students K-5 are welcome. Yearly dues are only $70. You may join after September 4. Please contact Stu Weisberg for more information at stusnew2014@gmail.com.
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