Avoca Weekly - August 26, 2021

Avoca Weekly - August 26, 2021
Posted on 08/26/2021
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Logo Your First Avoca Weekly Newsletter of 2021-2022!
August 26, 2021 
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District Calendar
8/26/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
8/30/2021
First Day of Preschool 
8/31/2021
Board of Education Meeting 
9/6/2021
Labor Day - No School 
9/8/2021
PTC Meeting
9/7/2021
Non-Attendance Day (students & staff)
9/16/2021
Non-Attendance Day (students & staff)
UPCOMING EVENTS

8/26 - Grades K-1st Virtual Parent Orientation Night (6:00-6:30 p.m.)
8/26 - Grades 2-3 Virtual Parent Orientation Night (6:45-7:15 p.m.)
8/26 - Grades 4-5 Virtual Parent Orientation Night (7:30-8:00 p.m.)
9/1 - MM Parent Virtual Parent Orientation Night 
9/14 - Picture Day 


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Coming Soon: Avoca Spiritwear Sale
Here at the Spirit Shack, we have been working hard to finalize new designs and old favorites for this year's AW and MM Spirit Wear fundraiser. Stay tuned for more information on the spirit wear sales window. View the flyer here

Needed: Lunch Help Volunteer
Looking to lend a hand? Avoca would love to have your help with lunch supervision this school year. Whether in the lunchroom or inside your child's classroom (when he/she is not eating in the lunchroom), our volunteers will be critical for health and safety this year. Rest assured that we will make sure you're caught up to speed on everything you need to know in order to be safe and successful. To sign up, please fill out the Google form here

Save the Date: 8th Grade Car Wash
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 25th from 10 am-2 pm for the 8th Grade Car Wash. Ticket sales will launch soon! More details to come.


Vaccination Information Upload
Currently, our local rates are rising, but doing so slowly. Our best defense is vaccinations, and our vaccination rate is already quite high compared to the state and national average - but it could be higher. Do not forget to upload your student's vaccination status with the District, since doing so will help reduce quarantine of close contacts. Click here to do that.

PTC Annual Dues
The PTC is collecting dues for the 2021-2022 school year. Your annual membership gets you access to our AtoZ Directory, helps fund programs for all students, and more. To pay online, click here. For alternate methods of payment and/or questions, please contact Ann Heinz, PTC Director of Membership at annmuiheinz@gmail.com.

8th Grade Committee: Up & Running!
If any parents of 8th graders are interested in participating, please reach out to either Betsy Harootyan (betsyharootyan@gmail.com) or Dorothy Elfring (ddelfring@gmail.com). The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 15, 2021. 

Wilmette Safety & Civics Committee 
The Safety & Civics Committee of Wilmette is looking for a second representative from D37. In previous years, the time commitment was one (1), 1-2/hr morning meeting per month, which took place during the day on a weekday. School administration also attends. We serve alongside representatives from the other Wilmette schools. If interested, reach out to Betsy Harootyan at betsyharootyan@gmail.com

Shoutout to All Room Parents
The PTC would like to thank all parents who volunteered to serve as room parents for the 2021-2022 school year! If you have any questions, please reach out to PTC VP for AW, Melanie Morrow at stein.melanie@gmail.com

Explore Avoca's COVID-19 response, guidance, and resources as the district continues to maximize the safety and health of its students, staff, and school community during the coronavirus pandemic. This dedicated website serves as the central location for all COVID-related communications from the District. Check back regularly for the most updated information. Be sure to read Superintendent Dr. Osburn's Opening School Protocols for the 2021-2022 School Year
AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 
 
Avoca is excited to announce that we will continue to offer free breakfast and free lunch for all students for the 2021-2022 academic school year. As the Avoca community continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic, this free meal program – funded via federal COVID relief funds – will benefit many in the school community.

Lunch will be offered free of charge to all enrolled students on school service days only. Chief School Business Official Beth Dever was notified on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, that the district is not able to offer breakfast for pick up on Mondays at this time. Quest, our food service company, will continue to try to get approval for this program for Avoca but for now, it is on hold. You do not need to fill out an application for free lunch for this year. Also to note, this revised program will operate on-site only and there will no longer be any special pick-up days since all the lunch meals will be consumed on-site (i.e. no weekend or holiday meals available). For more information about Avoca's food service program, please visit the website.


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COMMUNITY EVENTS
Fun Adventure Troop 2
What: Open House Picnic
When: September 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Crow Islands Woods, 1140 Willow Road, Winnetka IL

Come play games, have some hotdogs and hamburgers, and learn about the fun you can have in Troop 2. In our troop, you can learn to paddle a canoe or sail a tall ship. Challenge yourself by climbing a mountain or rappelling down a cliff. Learn how to live in the wilderness. Develop friendships with other scouts. For more information, visit troop2wilmette.org or call 847-877-9907. 

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