Avoca Weekly - January 25, 2022

Avoca Weekly - January 25, 2022
Posted on 01/25/2022
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January 25, 2022
2/3/2022
Board of Education Meeting
2/8/2022
MTSS 101 Parent Night 
2/10/2022
Finance Committee Meeting
2/17/2022
Board of Education Meeting 
2/21/2022
Presidents' Day - No School
3/3/2022
Board of Education Meeting
3/10/2022
Finance Committee Meeting
3/17/2022
Board of Education Meeting

1/26 - F.A.N. Event
1/29 - COVID Testing Clinics 
1/31 - F.A.N. Event
2/2 - F.A.N. Event
2/3 - F.A.N. Event
2/7 - F.A.N. Event
2/8 - MTSS 101 Parent Night
2/24 - F.A.N. Event


COVID Testing Clinics

North Shore Clinical Labs will host another COVID-19 testing clinic at Marie Murphy on Saturday 29 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Quick reminders:
  • Schedule a test via Eventbrite AND complete the registration form
  • Testing takes approximately 15 mins/person
  • You do not have to be symptomatic to test
  • Testing is encouraged as a mitigation step, especially if you are symptomatic or have been in close contact with a positive case.
Link to Schedule Test at Marie Murphy

Registration Form

Or, scan the QR code in this flyer:
 

Preschool Enrollment for 2022-23

  • To enroll, please fill out the 22-23 Preschool Enrollment form here. Paper copies are available in the offices of both schools.
  • Return the completed form to Dawn Scaramuzza in the Student Services office, along with a $100 non-refundable application fee.
  • Students must be 3 years old before the start of the school year to enroll.
  • Class sizes are limited and once limits have been met, students will be placed on a waitlist. Return forms ASAP to secure your spot.
  • AM class - Monday through Thursday from 8:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
  • PM class - Monday through Friday from 12:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 
Questions? Contact Dawn Scaramuzza in the Student Services office at scaramuzzad@avoca37.org or at 847-728-4142.
EXTRACURRICULAR & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Ally
Ally will be meeting on Friday, February 18th from 3:30 - 4:30 in the Theatre classroom. The new club is open to all students looking to support the LGBTQAI community, sponsored by Marie Murphy Theatre Arts Teacher, Ms. Janssen and Marie Murphy Intervention Specialist, Hannah Newton . 

MM Spring Play
A Spring Play Informational Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 1, from 3:30 - 4:30 PM for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade Marie Murphy student interested in learning more about the upcoming Spring Play, “USERNAME". The meeting will take place in the Theatre classroom and will discuss the play itself (including story and characters), rehearsal schedule, audition details, and commitment requirements. It is very important for any student wanting to audition to attend this meeting to get access to required forms and vital information. Interested students who cannot attend the meeting can email Ms. Janssen at janssenk@avoca37.org for necessary information.
Amplify Avoca
Click here to view the January 25, 2022 Edition featuring Amrita, Kalifa, Ezra, Yuna,  and James S., with artwork by Miriam L. 
 
F.A.N.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism - Anne Case, Ph.D., Angus Deaton, Ph.D., and David Leonhardt
Register Here

After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Deaths of Despair from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Case, Deaton, and Leonhardt that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase the book here

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor's Fight for Fairness - Laura Coates and Emily Bazelon
Register Here

After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Just Pursuit from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Coates and Bazelon that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase the book here.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward - Dan Pink and Adam Grant, Ph.D
Register Here

After-hours: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Power of Regret from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Pink that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase the book here

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
The Grieving Brain: How We Learn from Love and Loss - Mary-Frances O'Connor, Ph.D. and M. Katherine Shear, MD
Register Here

After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Grieving Brain from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by O'Connor and Shear that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase the book here.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Zen Parenting: Caring for Ourselves and Our Children in an Unpredictable World - Cathy Cassani Adams, LCSW and Maru Torres-Gregory, JD, Ph.D., LMFT
Register Here

After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Zen Parenting from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Adams and Torres-Gregory that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase the book here.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work - Robert Frank, Ph.D., and David Wallace-Wells
Register Here

After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Under the Influence from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Prof. Frank that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase the book here.
 

SESQUICENTENNIAL WILMETTE WINTERFEST



Free Admission
Join in the fun and partake in the Winterfest fun! There are live ice sculptures at 4th and Linden at 9 a.m., Ridge Rd, south of Lake Ave at 10:15 a.m. The Chalet at 11:15 a.m. and Village Green (adjacent to Village Hall), three carvings from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. There is a DJ performance on the Village Green from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Additionally the Wilmette Library will have several drop-in activities from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. plus a special visit from a special guest. The Wilmette Theatre will be hosting free showings of FROZEN, showtimes are TBD. The event will also feature Nate Johnson, a famed sculptor.
AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 

On Mondays when there is no school, breakfast pick-up will be on Tuesday.

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

FEBRUARY PICK-UP SCHEDULE
Monday, February 7, 2022      8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
Monday, February 14, 2022    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  
Tuesday, February 22, 2022   8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday, February 28, 2022    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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