Avoca Weekly - May 3, 2022

Avoca Weekly - May 3, 2022
Posted on 05/03/2022
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May 3, 2022
5/5/2022
Board of Education Meeting
5/12/2022
Finance Committee Meeting
5/19/2022
Board of Education Meeting
5/19/2022
Student Recognition Ceremony
5/30/2022
Memorial Day - Holiday (No School)
6/9/2022
Finance Committee Meeting
6/10/2022
Last Day of Student Attendance 
6/16/2022
School Term Ends
6/16/2022
Board of Education Meeting

5/3 - AW Spring Choral Concert
5/4 - F.A.N. Event
5/5 - F.A.N. Event
5/2-5/6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/7 - IRC Summit for Bilingual Parents
5/11 - Combined Orchestra Concert (AW & MM)
5/12 - F.A.N. Event
5/15 - ADL Playground Meetup for Parents & Kids
5/13-20 - Avoca West Book Fair
6/3 - Art in Action


AW Spring Choral Concert
Tonight's Avoca West Spring Choral Concert will feature all three Avoca choral ensembles: Concert Choir, Gioso, and Comunità. “Won’t You Sing Along?” and will be held in the Avoca West South Gym at 6:00 p.m. Please join us for this celebratory event of raising our voices together in song! 

5th Grade End-of-Year Party
The deadline to complete the 5th Grade Party form has been extended to this Friday, May 6. Please take a moment to fill it out if you have not done so already to ensure your child's participation, as well as submit your $30 in one of the following ways:

  • Pay via PayPal here
  • Check payable to the Avoca PTC or cash. Label your payment envelope with your child’s name and teacher. Have your child give this to their teacher.

Lastly, don't forget to submit photos: 

  • A 3x5 physical copy of your child’s kindergarten photo to your class teacher AND
  • Email a digital copy of your child’s kindergarten photo to avocawest2022@gmail.com.

Teacher Appreciation Signs
If you signed up to receive a Teacher Appreciation sign but have not yet picked it up from the AW or MM front foyers, please do so. Pick up any time during school hours, during drop off/pick up, or have your child(ren) scoop it on the way home. Thanks for your support!

Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
The PTC will provide its last lunch of the year this week for our wonderful teachers and staff! Click on one of the signups below to volunteer.

Marie Murphy SignUp Genius - May 4
Avoca West SignUp Genius - May 5

Upbeat! G.E.T. Ready to Celebrate YOU!
Last week, guest speaker and best-selling author Dr. Matthew Arau led a dynamic student leadership workshop for 100 3rd through 5th-grade students called, Upbeat! G.E.T. Ready to Celebrate YOU!

Students participated in highly-engaging activities and conversations on self-reflection, mindfulness, positive thoughts and attitudes, communication, effective leadership, and more! Thanks to the Avoca District 37 PTC for helping fund the special event and to Ms. Weismehl for coordinating the workshop!

2022 Spring Play 
A special congratulations spotlight on the entire Spring Play, USERNAME cast and crew for their hard work and excellent performances. Thank you to those who came out to view the shows and to Ms. Janssen for her extraordinary leadership and commitment to directing a stellar play!



Annual Book Fair: Volunteers Needed
The Avoca West's annual book fair is still in need of volunteers for May 13-20. Volunteers help with setting up, manning, and breaking down the book fair. Time slots are 2-3 hours each. Contact eatfitchicago@gmail.com for more information. Volunteer Here.

Avoca Diverse Learners: Save the Date
Mark your calendars for an ADL Playground Meetup for Parents and Kids on Sunday, May 15th at 3:00 p.m. 

Art in Action
Art in Action is back at Avoca this year on Thursday, June 2! Please consider volunteering your time to help our visiting artists create art projects for all our K through 5th-grade students. Click here to Volunteer and for more information

EXTRACURRICULAR & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Amplify Avoca

Click here to view the May 2, 2022 Edition
Directors: Rosalee, Ezra, & Tyler
Artists: Ian, DellaRose, & Tony
Performers: Luka, DellaRose, Ian Yoo, & Tyler 
 
 
IRC Summit for Bilingual Parents

The Illinois Bilingual Parents Summit will be held on Saturday, May 7 at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center. View the flyer for full details or Register Here

F.A.N.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively
Todd Kashdan, Ph.D. + Jane McGonigal, Ph.D. 
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Kashdan that will start immediately after the webinar.

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient
Theresa Brown, Ph.D., BSN, RN, and Danielle Ofri, MD, Ph.D. 
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Brown that will start immediately after the webinar.

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities
Susie Wise, Ph.D. and Morgan Vien 
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Wise that will start immediately after the webinar.

*All events are CST. 
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