Avoca Weekly - January 12, 2021

Avoca Weekly - January 12, 2021
Posted on 01/12/2021
Curl up with some tea 🍵 and read about life at Avoca
January 12, 2021 
Helpful Links

1/13/2021
PTC Meeting 
1/14/2021
Board of Education Meeting - 5:30pm
1/15/2021
Quarter 2, Semester 1 Ends

1/18/2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School 
1/19/2021
Quarter 3, Semester 2 Begins
1/22/2021
Finance Committee Meeting - 9:00am
1/28/2021

Board of Education Meeting - 6:30pm
AVOCA PARENT-TEACHER COUNCIL

 Upcoming Events   

1/12 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm
1/13 - PTC Meeting - 7:00 pm
1/14 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm 
1/17 - HEROS Martin Luther King Legacy Workshop 
1/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School 
1/21 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm 


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

CommunIDEE
Healing Everyday Racism in Our School (HEROS) is organizing an anti-racism workshop to assess and honor Dr. King's legacy in our community, on January 17, 2021 from 2:00-4:00pm. Register for the workshop here or visit CommunIDEE's page for more information here

Remaining Family Open Gym Slots 
Have you taken advantage of Family Avoca's Open Gym Days yet? To view remaining available days and times or to sign up, go here. Be on the lookout for even more open gym opportunities to come!

Innovation Grants Drive
What does your Innovation Grant donation support? Innovative project and material funding for project-based, experiential and community-engaged learning such as these Wind Energy Turbines (Peter Ogden, Spring 2019 Grant Recipient). For more information about the program, past winners and how you can support it, visit here, or donate below.


Silent Auction Donation Drive
Are you or someone you know interested in donating to this year's Silent Auction? We've compiled a resource for acceptable items to help you out! For donations, donation forms, and all other inquiries, please email avocasilentauction@gmail.com or visit 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 https://www.avoca37.org/for_parents/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. 

 

NORTHWESTERN COVID DASHBOARD

LEARNING SCHEDULE (COVID) METRICS

RETURN-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCE GUIDE 

HYBRID & REMOTE LEARNING HUB

STEPS FOR SELF-CERTIFICATION (ENGLISH)(SPANISH)

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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

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

The Hangout
Come to "The Hangout", an extracurricular club for students to drop in (over Zoom), socialize, and do something creative with their hands while they visit with other Marie Murphy students!  "The Hangout" meets on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm throughout January.  Marie Murphy students interested in coming should email Ms. Janssen at janssenk@avoca37.org to get the Zoom link.

History Remix
Do you like history? Music? Making videos? If so, History Remix is the club for you! Join Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Ortega virtually on Tuesdays at 3:30 for a fun-filled hour. To join, email Ms. Hernandez at hernandezr@avoca37.org or Mrs. Ortega at ortegaj@avoca37.org

  

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
*Registration is required to receive a personal Zoom link for all of the below events.
*These events will be recorded and available later on F.A.N.'s website and YouTube channel.
 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm
Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal
Melissa Korn (Reporter, The Wall Street Journal), Jennifer Levitz (National reporter, The Wall Street Journal), Ashby Jones (Deputy chief of U.S. News, The Wall Street Journal)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
Christie Tate (Writer and essayist), Heidi Stevens ("Balancing Act" columnist for the Chicago Tribune)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm
The Marriage of Words and Pictures 
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. Interviewed by Jerry Pinkney

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm
Concrete Rose: A Conversation with Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas (Award-winning author), Dion Graham (Actor and narrator)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm 
The Price You Pay for College
Ron Lieber ("Your Money" Columnist for The New York Times)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm  
Craft: An American History
Glenn Adamson (Craft historian and curator), Norman Teague (Founder, Norman Teague Design Studio)

 
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