Avoca Weekly - December 15, 2021

Avoca Weekly - December 15, 2021
Posted on 12/15/2021
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Logo ❄️ Before you check out for Winter Break...
December 15, 2021
12/16/2021
Board of Education Meeting 
12/20-12/31/2021
Winter Break
1/3/2022
School Resumes
1/6/2022
PTC Meeting 
1/6/2022
Board of Education Meeting
1/13/2022
Finance Committee Meeting
1/17/2022
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
1/20/2022
Board of Education Meeting

12/10-12/16 - MM Book Fair
12/13-12/17 - Spirit Week
12/15 - MM Orchestra & Choir Concert


Top Announcements

MM Book Fair 
If you have not had a chance to stop by, the MM book fair is still running! Come by on the following days/hours:

Wednesday, December 15 from 8am-4pm & 5:30-8:30pm
Thursday, December 16 from 8am-4pm

Avoca Spirit Week
Let's count down the remaining days until the break...together! See the flyers for daily themes at Avoca West and Marie Murphy (please note they are different). 


The Giving Tree Project
The Roots and Shoots club at Marie Murphy is coordinating the Giving Tree project again this year, which provides gifts for children from our community who are in need this holiday season. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to support a person for the holidays.

Want to help? It’s simple!

  1. Sign up to sponsor a person - Use this link
  2. Receive a wishlist 
  3. Go shopping for the items on your person’s wishlist
  4. You can wrap your gifts or the Roots and Shoots Club member will wrap them for you!
  5. Drop it off at the Marie Murphy

Questions? Email Ms. Rachmiel at rachmielj@avoca37.org.

COVID Update: Keeping Schools Safe & Open
In the last three weeks, COVID rates have increased in suburban Cook County and in our local zip codes. Your actions over Winter Break and upon returning from Break will play a predominant role in our safe return to school in the New Year. Read Dr. Osburn's memo in the recent Superintendent's Report, including a prospective testing clinic at Avoca.

Avoca Fun Fair & Silent Auction 2022 
Did you know in 2022, the Avoca Fun Fair and Silent Auction will be back, better (and COVID-safe) than ever? Both events will take place on Sunday, February 27. We need all hands on deck to make this a success – here are 3 main ways you can help:

  1. Volunteer to be on the 2022 Fun Fair Planning Committee - Email Erin at hazel6242@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.
  2. Volunteer to help with the 2022 Silent Auction, which will be part of the Fun Fair and will raise funds for purchasing educational supplies, school equipment, and support school events for Avoca West and Marie Murphy. We need 5 fearless volunteers to work 1-1.5 hours/week, combing through our list of past donors to ensure we have awesome items for the auction. No past fundraising experience is needed! It's easy peasy - we just need some of your time! Email Kristen at kristenbarry1@gmail.com or Sign Up Here. If you are able to donate an item to the silent auction, you can sign up through the same link!
  3. Volunteer on the day of the event - we need over 100 volunteers, so there is plenty to do! However, sign up sooner than later so you can get the spot of your choice. Click here for the Volunteer SignUp Genius.

Thank you all! I know we are all excited to do more things as a community again - please throw your hat in and help make this happen!

Green Committee 
Roots & Shoots launched its composting initiative earlier this month in the Marie Murphy cafeteria! If you are interested in supporting this terrific student club initiative or want to help with other environmental projects, consider joining the Green Committee and please contact themayapost@gmail.com.

CommunIDEE
If you have any holidays or celebrations you want to be posted, or are curious about CommunIDEE events, please reach out to Ami Das at dasa@avoca37.org
EXTRACURRICULAR & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Amplify Avoca

Here is the final show before break! 

Special guest: Owen Smith
Directors: Ezra, Nadiya, Tony
Editors: Linna, Jaya, Lydia
Performers: Nico, Azeeza, Suraya
AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 
There is no breakfast pick-up during winter break at Marie Murphy School on December 20 or December 27. Pick-up will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am.  

On Mondays when there is no school, pick-up will be on Tuesday. For the month of January, there will be no pick-up on Monday, January 17. There will be a pick-up on Tuesday, January 18.


JANUARY PICK-UP SCHEDULE
Monday, January 3, 2022        8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, January 18, 2022     8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
Monday, January 24, 2022      8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday, January 31, 2022      8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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