Avoca Weekly - September 8, 2021

Avoca Weekly - September 8, 2021
Posted on 09/08/2021
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September 8, 2021 
Helpful Links

District Calendar
9/8/2021
PTC Meeting
9/14/2021
Picture Day
9/15/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
9/16/2021
Non-Attendance Day (students & staff)
9/23/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/7/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/14/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
10/21/2021
Board of Education Meeting
UPCOMING EVENTS

9/8 - PTC Meeting 
9/9 - F.A.N. Event
9/10 - Avoca Pack 7 Scouts Meet & Greet 
9/14 - Picture Day 
9/14 - F.A.N. Event
9/12 - ADL Fall Kickoff 
9/15 - 8th Grade Committee Meeting
9/20 - F.A.N. Event
9/23 - F.A.N. Event
9/25 - 8th Grade Car Wash Fundraiser 


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Instructional Fees Early Bird Discount Ending Soon
A friendly reminder instructional fees are due by September 15 to take advantage of the discount.

  By 9/15 After 9/15
Kindergarten $285 $340
Grades 1-4 $320 $375
Grades 5-8 $335 $390

Download and complete the 2021-2022 Instructional Fee Form. If you require financial assistance, please complete the 2021-2022 Fee Waiver Application and submit it to Chief School Business Official Beth Dever at deverb@avoca37.org

Spirit Wear Fundraiser is On
Show your Viking Spirit and support our PTC and local Avoca business! Featuring new designs for t-shirts, hoodies, hats, pants, stickers, and more. The sale closes October 1, so order now at www.spiritshack.net.

Picture Day
Attention parents: Avoca West is seeking parent volunteers for Picture day on Tuesday, September 14. Please sign up to help here.


Avoca Diverse Learners Fall Kickoff 
Please join us from 3-4:30 PM on Sunday, September 12 at the Avoca West playground to meet, socialize with and support families who have children with diverse needs. This event is open to families of students at Avoca West and Marie Murphy.  ADL (Formerly known as Avoca Different Learners) is a support and resource group for parents of children with IEPs/504s and with all needs, including ADD, ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, and dyslexia. We also have members whose children have no formal diagnosis. No RSVP is needed for this event. Our parent leaders are Louise Dechovitz, louise111@gmail.com, and Helen Lucaitis, 312-550-2077 (cell/text). 

NEW: AtoZ Directory Announcement
All parents that want access to AtoZ must create a new account at https://avocaptc.membershiptoolkit.com/. Your old account and app will not work with the new system. The new app is called Membership Toolkit. If you paid dues and are still having trouble accessing AtoZ, please contact Ann Heinz at annmuiheinz@gmail.com


Sign Up Now for Amplify Avoca - Fall 2021
Welcome to Amplify Avoca, the Avoca West weekly news and entertainment show! If your child is interested in being part of our series of spectacular performances, please return this form by September 17.

8th Grade Car Wash
The 8th Grade Car Wash is coming up on September 25, from 10 am-2 pm. The price is $10 a car and you may purchase tickets via an 8th grader or at the event.  

Also, our 8th Grade Fundraising Committee needs your help at our 8th Grade car wash. To sign up to help supervise a shift and/or donate supplies to the event, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coatar at mattcoatar@gmail.com or 773-308-4904.


A Thank You Note
A big "thank you" to Bridget Bauman Johnson, Erin Loder, and all the people who donated drinks and other food items to the Marie Murphy and Avoca West's "welcome back" lunches. It is greatly appreciated.

Review 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 
 
Avoca is excited to announce that we will continue to offer free breakfast and free lunch for all students for the 2021-2022 academic school year. For more information about Avoca's food service program, please visit the website.

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EXTRACURRICULAR & COMMUNITY EVENTS


Join the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago


Meet & Greet Avoca Pack 7 Scouts!
Who: Girls and Boys Grades 1st - 5th
What: Have fun, make friends, and explore the outdoors & your community
When: Friday, September 10, 2021, from 3-5:30 PM
Where: Outside at Avoca West
 
For more information, please contact Greg Lev at 847-602-2215 or gelev1@gmail.com.


Thursday, September 9, 7-8 PM (CST)
LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: MASTERING CHANGE AT ANY AGE
A FAN Webinar with Bruce Feiler. Interviewed by Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein.
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Life Is in the Transitions from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Mr. Feiler that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.
 
Tuesday, September 14, 7-8 PM (CST)
RUN: BOOK ONE – A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW AYDIN
A FAN Webinar with Andrew Aydin. Interviewed by Saeed Jones.
Register here
Bonus Book Giveaway: We are giving away 500 copies of Run: Book One to attendees! All details on the webinar registration page.
 
Monday, September 20, 7-8 PM (CST)
WE’RE NOT BROKEN: CHANGING THE AUTISM CONVERSATION
A FAN Webinar with Eric Garcia. Interviewed by Steve Silberman.
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of We’re Not Broken from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Mr. Garcia and Mr. Silberman that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.
 
Thursday, September 23, 7-8 PM (CST)
THINK TALK CREATE: BUILDING WORKPLACES FIT FOR HUMANS
A FAN Webinar with David Brendel, M.D., Ph.D. and Ryan Stelzer. Interviewed by Marianne Bertrand, Ph.D.
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Think Talk Create from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Dr. Brendel and Mr. Stelzer that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/think-talk-create-building-workplaces-fit-humans-fan-program-david-brendel-md-phd-and-ryan
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