Avoca Weekly - February 2, 2021

Avoca Weekly - February 2, 2021
Posted on 02/02/2021
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February 2, 2021 
Helpful Links

2/4/2021
Board of Education Meeting - 5:30pm
2/8/2021
Finance Committee Meeting - 9:00am

2/15/2021
President's Day - No School
2/18/2021

Board of Education Meeting - 6:30pm
3/4/2021
Board of Education Meeting - 5:30pm
AVOCA PARENT-TEACHER COUNCIL

 Upcoming Events   

1/22-2/20 -  Family Open Gym 
2/2 - Avoca Different Learners - 7:45pm
2/4 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm
2/8 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm
2/10 - F.A.N. Event - 6:00-7:00pm
2/18 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm
2/25 - F.A.N. Event - 7:00-8:00pm


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Avoca Different Learners
Please join us for an Avoca Different Learners Parents’ Zoom meeting at 7:45PM, tonight, Tuesday, February 2, 2021. 

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 automatically to parents on the ADL email list.  If you would like to join the list or simply attend this meeting, please contact parent leaders for the link: Louise Dechovitz, louise111@gmail.com or Helen Lucaitis, 312-550-2077 by text.

 

Order Your Avoca Student-Designed Masks
The District's recent mask design competition ended with 30+ submissions, and the winners are:  

First Place Winner: Alice Katrich
Second Place Winner: Harrison Skoglund

Alice Katrich’s first place design was printed onto masks provided by Home Run Consultants, which is run by an Avoca family, too. They are now available for purchase at $8 per mask, which comes with 2 filters. All sales proceeds will go to Alice’s choice of charity, The Avoca Viking Fund. 


READ IN THE PRESS

Purchase, payment, & pickup:

  • Online Here
  • Cash/Check - drop off at the MM front office or mail to 2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette IL 60091 ATTN: Susan Lovell. Please make checks payable to Avoca School District 37 (Memo: Mask Competition). 
  • Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email detailing how you can go about picking up your mask(s).

New Family Open Gym Signup
Family Open Gym will run only Mondays and Fridays (3:30-6:30pm) and Saturdays (11-2pm). Please only sign up once at first, then monitor the sign ups. If there continue to be open spots, sign up for additional times. Click here for the Family Open Gym Sign Up

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)

FOLLOW AVOCA ON SOCIAL MEDIA
@AvocaOsburn @AvocaOsburn
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@AvocaWestITC @AvocaWestITC
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES
Girls on the Run
Over the course of 10-12 weeks, GOTR coaches Lauren Abrams and Principal Jessica Hutchison will lead the group of girls in grades 3-5 in a structured curriculum designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. If you think your daughter might be interested in joining this spring, please share your information in THIS GOOGLE FORM. Please know that this is not registration for the program.

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


Amplify Avoca 
Here is this week's edition!
Performers: Owen Smith, Audrey Kiley, Tyler Molloy
Directors and Editors: Saif and Minah Kahn; Dua and Maryum Abbasi; Charlie Mueller Henry Buza
  

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.
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 | 7-8PM
Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is
A FAN Webinar with Gretel Ehrlich. Interviewed by Howard Norman.
Register here

MONDAY, FEBRYARY 8, 2021 | 7-8PM
Troubled: The Failed Promise of America's Behavioral Treatment Programs
A FAN Webinar with Ken Rosen. Interviewed by Darin Strauss.
Register here

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2021 | 6-7PM - NOTE EARLY START TIME 
The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again
A FAN Webinar with Robert Putnam, Ph.D. and Shaylyn Romney Garrett. Interviewed by Spiro Bolos.
Register here
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021 | 7-8PM
The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting In a Digital World
A FAN Webinar with John Palfrey. Interviewed by Nichole Pinkard, Ph.D.
Thursday, February 18, 7-8 PM (CST)
Register here

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021 | 7-8PM
How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science that will Help You Find Love
A FAN Webinar with Logan Ury. Interviewed by Eli Finkel, Ph.D.
Register here


Color a Vintage Valentine
February 1 - 15, 2021
Free activity; Valentines can be downloaded beginning February 1st
Virtual Wilmette BINGO
Sunday, February 21, 2021
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. CST
Free program; Advance registration required by February 19, 2021

 

 
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Avoca West Elementary School | 235 Beech Drive, Glenview, IL 60025 | P: 847-724-6800
Marie Murphy School | 2921 Illinois Road | Wilmette, IL 60091 | P: 847-251-3617


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