Avoca Weekly - March 16, 2021

Avoca Weekly - March 16, 2021
Posted on 03/16/2021
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March 16, 2021 
Helpful Links

3/16
2021-2022 Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night
3/24-3/25/2021
Half-Day Student Attendance - Parent-Teacher Conferences 
3/26/2021 
Non-Attendance Day 
3/29-4/1/2021
Spring Break (No School)
4/5/2021
Early Childhood Developmental Screening
4/5-4/62021
Staff Planning Day (No Student Attendance)
4/7/2021
Modified Onsite Daily Schedule Begins
4/30/2021
Staff Planning Day (No Student Attendance)
AVOCA PARENT-TEACHER COUNCIL

 Upcoming Events   

3/16 - Incoming Kindergarten Parents Orientation Night (6:00-7:00pm)
3/18 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00pm)

3/10-3/21 - Avoca PTC Book Fair (Virtual)
4/5 - Early Childhood Developmental Screening


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

2021-2022 Kindergarten Parent Information Night
Welcome to Avoca West! If you have an incoming kindergartener in the 2021-2022 school year, make sure you attend tonight's informational; meeting from 6-7pm via Zoom. Here are some things you'll need to do:

Early Childhood Developmental Screening 
Avoca School District 37 offers free screenings to district residents, ages 2 ½ to 5, who may have delays in their development. If you wish to make an appointment, please call Pupil Services office at 847-728-4142. The final scheduled screening for this school year is Monday, April 5, 2021. For more information about the screening and COVID-19 protocols, please click here. 


Revised 2021-2022 Activity Fees
On March 11, 2021, the District revised activity fees for students who participate in select extracurricular activities. Read the mom and view the fees and forms, here under "Activity Fees". 

2021-2022 School Fees Posted
The Instructional and Transportation Fees for the upcoming school have been posted to the website and can be viewed here. Please note that there is an "early bird discount" for bus fees paid by June 30! 2021-2022 Activity Fees will be posted at a later date - check back soon!


Anderson's Annual Book Fair
There is still time to participate in Anderson's Annual Book Fair online! While perusing best book selections and new releases for your child(ren), you will also be supporting the Avoca PTC, as well as have the opportunity to gift books to teachers! You can have your books delivered  to school on Wednesday, March 24 or to your home. Students can order after March 21, but would need to have books delivered home. 


Silent Auction Drive
Help support and increase your own - or someone you know - local business exposure by donating tickets, memberships, merchandise/gift certificates/services/goods! All donations to the auction raises funds that help purchase educational supplies, school equipment and support school events for Avoca Elementary and Marie Murphy Middle School. For acceptable donations, donation forms, and all other inquiries, please email avocasilentauction@gmail.com or visit here.

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. For additional information regarding lunch service at Avoca, please visit our website here.
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. 
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES
 
Amplify Avoca 
Here is this week's edition

Featuring Pingu, Rosalee & Arthur Eltanal; Vince Niehus, Mia Bilimoria, and James Townsley.
Directed by Owen Smith, Audrey Kiley, Neera Patel, and Tyler Molloy
Edited by Owen Smith

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


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, MARCH 18, 2021 | 7-8PM
Smart Women Love Money: 5 Simple, Life-Changing Rules of Investing
Alice Finn. Interviewed by Shubha Chakravarthy.
Register here

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021 | 7-8 PM
Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work

A FAN Webinar with Lindsey Pollak. Interviewed by Mary Simon.
Register here

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021 | 7-8 PM
The Empathy Diaries: An Evening with Sherry Turkle, Ph.D. 

A FAN Webinar with Dr. Sherry Turkle. Interviewed by Rabbi Wendi Geffen.
Register here


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