Avoca Weekly - March 3, 2021

Avoca Weekly - March 3, 2021
Posted on 03/03/2021
Avoca West News Logo 🚚 Food Truck Fundraiser Headed to Avoca!
March 3, 2021 
Helpful Links

3/4/2021
Non-Attendance Day (Students & Staff)
3/11/2021
Finance Committee Meting - 9:00am
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)
4/5-4/62021
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   

3/3 - Plugged in Reading (6:00-7:00pm)
3/8 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00pm)
3/9 - ADL Zoom Meeting (7:45-8:45pm)
3/10 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00pm)
3/10 - PTC Meeting (7:00pm)
3/11 - Avoca Food Truck Fundraiser (4:45-7pm)
3/18 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00pm)

3/10-3/21 - Avoca PTC Book Fair (Virtual)


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Food Truck Fundraiser
The PTC is teaming up with the Fat Shallot for an Avoca community drive through dinner pick-up on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 4:45-7:00pm in the Avoca West Parking Lot.. 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Avoca PTC! Pre-Orders will be taken until 12pm Thursday March 11th. Pick up times can be scheduled on the website in order to maximize physical distancing safety.

Avoca Different Learners Zoom
Please join Avoca Different Learners on Tuesday, March 9 from 7:45-8:45 pm for a Zoom meeting with Director of Pupil Services Kristen Moore. A Zoom link will be automatically sent to parents on the ADL mailing list. If you would like to join the list or simply attend this meeting, please contact parent leaders for the Zoom link: Louise Dechovitz, louise111@gmail.com or Helen Lucaitis, 312-550-2077 by text. To learn more about ADL, visit here. 


Plugged in Reading Event
Join Avoca's Technology Integration Specialist, Kelli Lane as she hosts a virtual community night on March 3, 2021 from 6-7pm, focusing on how families can access eBooks and audiobooks. To attend, either scan the QR Code in the flyer or via this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/603696271

8th Grade Annual Fundraiser
Due to COVID, The 8th Grade Graduation Committee and Marie Murphy are not able to fundraise as they have in past years. As a way to generate funds without compromising safety, the 8th Grade Graduation Committee has created a GoFundMe page where any parent or community member can make a donation to support graduation activities for the Class of 2021. If you are interested in supporting the committee and our soon-to-be Marie Murphy graduates, please donate here.

Anderson's Annual Book Fair
The Avoca PTC and Anderson's have teamed up to bring you the Online Book Fair! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Avoca PTC. Support our schools by participating and discover the best book selections and new releases from Anderson's. Choose to 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. Click here for the flyer! Please contact us with any questions at customerservice@abcfairs.com or call us at 630-820-0044.

Donations Requested for Silent Auction
The 2021 Silent Auction Fundraiser is still going on and the Fundraising committee needs your help! Do you or someone you know own a business, hold tickets or memberships, or have merchandise/gift certificates/services/good that you are willing to donate? Your donation will go a long way in this auction - the funds help purchase educational supplies, school equipment and support school events for Avoca Elementary and Marie Murphy Middle School. It is also great exposure for local businesses, especially during COVID! For acceptable donations, donation forms, and all other inquiries, please email avocasilentauction@gmail.com or visit the website 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.
Navigate all the new procedures and practices in place for the start of the school year at the below links. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding while we revise and improve as we learn and grow during these unprecedented times. 

REVISED TRAVEL GUIDANCE & QUARANTINE - FEBRUARY 10

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
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@AvocaWestITC @AvocaWestITC
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES
 
Amplify Avoca 
Here is this week's edition!
Performers: Upendo Linden, poem; Marguarette Pestrue, puppeteer; Emily Mosio, piano (At the Beach); Kevin Chen, piano (Shenandoah); and Tyler Molloy, back with a quotable quote.
Editor: Neera Patel 
Director: Owen Smith, Audrey Kiley, and Neera Patel


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.
MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021 | 7-8PM
Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work & Life
Joann S. Lublin. Interviewed by Suzanne Muchin.
Register here

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021 | 7-8PM
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
Robert Kolker. Interviewed by Andrew Solomon, Ph.D.
Register here

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

 
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