Avoca Weekly - May 6, 2021

Avoca Weekly - May 6, 2021
Posted on 05/06/2021
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May 6, 2021 
Helpful Links

District Calendar
5/12/2021
PTC Meeting 
5/13-5/15
Marie Murphy School Play Zoom Performances
5/20/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
5/26/2021
Marie Murphy Outdoor Orchestra Concert
5/27/2021
Board of Education Meeting
5/31/2021
Memorial Day - No School (Students & Staff)
6/2/2021
Rain Date for Marie Murphy Outdoor Orchestra Concert
UPCOMING EVENTS

5/3-5/7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/5-5/6 - MM Online Trivia Night Fundraiser
5/12 - PTC Meeting/Elections (7:00 p.m.)
5/12 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
5/13-5/15 - MM Virtual School Play Performances
5/13 - F.A.N. Event (12:00-1:00 p.m.)
5/25 - AW Outdoor Orchestra Concert (5:00 & 6:00 p.m.)
5/26 - MM Outdoor Orchestra Concert (7:00-8:00 p.m.)


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Avoca Strings Blue Music T-Shirt Survey: Due Today
Does your child need a new music shirt? Survey responses needed by ALL string families. We would like to use our Avoca Music Shirts for our outside performances. We have a limited inventory and are hoping it will be enough for our new students and those who have outgrown their shirts. If you have a child in both the orchestra & Suzuki/Beginning Strings program, please consider sharing shirts or hand-me-downs if the older child has outgrown theirs. Complete the survey here.

MM 8th Grade Graduation GoFundMe
The Marie Murphy 8th Grade Graduation Fund has been established to pay for the costs associated with the celebration of our eighth graders. Because of COVID restrictions, the 2020-21 graduation committee cannot hold many of the traditional fundraising activities such as a car wash, so we are holding a virtual fundraiser. To donate to the Marie Murphy 2021 8th Grade Graduation GoFundMe, click here.

Save the Dates: Avoca Strings Spring Concerts
We are looking forward to our end-of-the-year outside performances! It's time to mark your calendars: 

Avoca West
-1st Grade Strings at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021)
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Grades 2-5 Suzuki & Beginning Strings at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021)
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Concert String Orchestra at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (Rain Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021) 
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Chamber Orchestra at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (Rain Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021) 

(Please know that due to social distancing numbers you will only be able to attend your own performance)
Dress rehearsal date & time TBA soon


Marie Murphy 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 7:00 pm (Rain Date: June 2, 2021)

MM Class of 2021 Online Trivia Night Fundraiser
Attention 8th Graders: Don't forget to join us tonight from 7:00-7:30 pm for a fun online evening testing your knowledge of Marie Murphy and your teachers! For more information, see the Event Details & Flyer

Teacher Appreciation - Thank Yous
Along with the variety of community signs, lawn signs, and decorative balloon arrangements at AW & MM in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, lunch was provided at both schools, courtesy of the Avoca PTC - a special thanks to lead volunteers Mary Gaspar and Stuart Weisberg and to all of the parents who donated an abundant array of food and beverage items. Also, the Board of Education provided baked breakfast foods and coffee today. The plan for tomorrow is cake...and a lot of it! From the simple gestures to the more extravagant displays of appreciation, the success of this week's festivities in honoring our educators is made possible by staff, parents, and students like you. Thank you.

Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents
The Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents provides a rich mix of information about issues of critical importance to parents from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Top speakers are joined by experts and panels on such topics as pathways to academic success, enhanced parental participation in schools, immigration issues, U.S. citizenship, bilingual education programs, community college services, effective parenting techniques, health care alternatives, and much more.

When: Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10am-1pm 
Where: Zoom 
See EVENT FLYER for details

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. 
AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 
 
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.

MEAL PICK-UP DATES/TIMES - MAY 2021
May 10, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 17, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 24, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


MM & AW  LUNCH MENUS - MAY 2021
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULARS
 
Amplify Avoca
April 26, 2021 Edition
Director/Editor: Kevin Chen
Performers: Mila (singing); Zaim (reading a story); Edwyn (piano); Suraya (jokes); Hattie (guitar); Azeeza (poem); & Nicolas Urrea's (recording of Mariposa del Aire from the poetry reading contest). 
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.

EXTRA LIFE: A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER
A FAN Webinar with Steven Johnson. Interviewed by James Hamblin, M.D., M.P.H.
Wednesday, May 12, 7-8 PM (CST)
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event!
Attendees who purchase a copy of Extra Life from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hamblin that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.
 
DAYTIME EVENT
THE MONTESSORI BABY: NURTURING YOUR BABY WITH LOVE, RESPECT, AND UNDERSTANDING
A FAN Webinar with Simone Davies and Junnifa Uzodike. Interviewed by Robyn McCloud-Springer.
Thursday, May 13, 12-1 PM (CST)
Register here

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