Avoca Weekly - January 6, 2022

Avoca Weekly - January 6, 2022
Posted on 01/06/2022
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Logo Your First Avoca Weekly of 2022
January 6, 2022

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
2/3/2022
Board of Education Meeting
2/8/2022
MTSS Parent Night 
2/10/2022
Finance Committee Meeting
2/17/2022
Board of Education Meeting 
2/21/2022
Presidents' Day - No School

1/5-1/8 - COVID Testing Clinic at Marie Murphy


Top Announcements

COVID Testing at MM - Starts Today
Just a reminder North Shore Clinical Labs will be operating a COVID testing clinic on the following dates and times this week at Marie Murphy School (2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette):

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. (Some slots still open)
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Slots still open)

1. Click Here to Schedule a Test on Saturday (click the orange "Select Date" button)
2. Click Here to Upload Paperwork Prior to Scheduled Test

Please note the following:

  • Testing is available to students at any school district in New Trier Township and any member of their household.
  • Any minor must have their consent paperwork uploaded prior to testing in order to get tested without a parent/guardian present.
  • See #2 above. The app to upload this documentation has experienced technical difficulties. If you are not sure your documents have been uploaded, please bring all the relevant information to your testing appointment to be sure you can be processed.
  • Please be aware that school dismisses at 3:20 and there is heavy traffic at the school until approximately 3:40. Do not arrive prior to 3:40 p.m. if you have a 4 p.m. appointment.
Thank you for your patience and support as we hold this clinic in order to identify COVID in our communities and keep our schools safe and operating in person.

A Special Thanks
Thanks to the generous support of our Avoca families and organization of room parents, the Avoca West non-classroom teacher staff received a Yiftee holiday gift card to shop local at a variety of Wilmette businesses.

Secured Site to Register Vaccination Status
If your student has been vaccinated or you are a staff member that has received a booster, please make sure you register through our secure site. Vaccination affects your status as close contact and related quarantine. Click here to upload your vaccination card or update your status.
Keep up-to-date with all COVID-related news from the district by visiting our COVID webpage here.

EXTRACURRICULAR & COMMUNITY EVENTS
F.A.N

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022 | 7-8 PM
Getting It Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation
Register Here

In her insightful new book Get It Done, Ayelet Fishbach, Ph.D. will be in conversation with Wendy Wood, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California and author of Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes that Stick.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022 | 7-8 PM
Letters to the Sons of Society: A Father's Invitation to Love, Honesty, and Freedom - Shaka Senghor and Lolly Bowean
Register Here

Senghor will be in conversation with Lolly Bowean, a writer, an award-winning journalist, and community storyteller.

After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Letters to the Sons of Society from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Senghor 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

Prof. Frank will be in conversation with David Wallace-Wells, editor-at-large at New York magazine and author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.

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.

Amplify Avoca

To help cheer you up as you return from winter break here's a very musical Amplify Avoca!
Featuring: Whitney Prahl, Linna Huang & Eli Routsolias 
Directors and Editors: Linna Huang, Tony Rivera, Nick Casino, Ezra Morrow, & Tyler Molloy
AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 

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
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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Avoca School District 37 | 2921 Illinois Road | Wilmette, IL 60091 | P: 847-251-3587
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