Avoca Weekly News -September 14, 2021

Avoca Weekly News -September 14, 2021
Posted on 09/14/2021
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September 14, 2021 
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District Calendar
9/15/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
9/16/2021
Non-Attendance Day (students & staff)
9/23/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/4/2021
Picture Day 
10/7/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/14/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
10/21/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/27/2021
Parent-Teacher Conferences (Half Day Student Attendance) 
10/28/2021
Parent-Teacher Conferences (Half Day Student Attendance) 
10/29/2021
Teacher Institute Day (Student Non-Attendance Day)
UPCOMING EVENTS

9/14 - F.A.N. Event
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 
9/28 - F.A.N. Event
10/1 - Spirit Wear Shop Closes 


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Picture Day
Please note Picture Day has been rescheduled for Monday, October 4, 2021, with retakes on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, for both Avoca West and Marie Murphy. For those of you who have already sent in order forms, great! We will hold on to them until October 4.  

Innovation Grants Committee Seeks Panelists
The PTC is looking for parent volunteers to serve on the panel that reviews Innovation Grant submissions. Innovation grants are awarded to teachers to continue the amazing work they do for our students. The commitment requires attendance at up to five meetings and agreeing to read all grant submissions. Interested? Please contact Mary Kate Barley-Jenkins at avocainnovationgrants@gmail.com.

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

PTC Membership Toolkit 
New this year is the Avoca PTC Membership Toolkit! Quick links and apps have been added to help parents better navigate and access resources available to dues-paying PTC members, such as the AtoZ Directory. If you have any ideas for additional resources to be added to the site, please email Ann Heinz, the PTC Director of Membership at annmuiheinz@gmail.com

Be a Sponsor of Our School Directory
Advertise in our 2021-2022 school directory and let parents know about your products and services. Placements start as low as $250 and multiple advertising positions are available. Reach out to Sue Sexton to secure your spot by calling 617-870-6846 or emailing sue@atozconnect.com. View the flyer here

Viking Spirit Wear Fundraiser 
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. Order now at www.spiritshack.net.


8th Grade Committee
The 8th Grade Committee's first meeting is tomorrow, September 15. If any parents of 8th graders are interested in participating, please reach out to either Betsy Harootyan (betsyharootyan@gmail.com) or Dorothy Elfring (ddelfring@gmail.com). 

8th Grade Car Wash
Don't forget the 8th Grade Car Wash will take place 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. The 8th Grade Fundraising Committee is also still in need of volunteers. To help supervise a shift and/or donate supplies, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Coatar at mattcoatar@gmail.com or 773-308-4904.

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

 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 | 7-8 PM
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, 2021 | 7-8 PM
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, 2021 | 7-8 PM
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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | 7-8 PM
WHAT DO YOU SAY? HOW TO TALK WITH KIDS TO BUILD MOTIVATION, STRESS TOLERANCE, AND A HAPPY HOME
Register here
FREE BOOKS! FAN is giving away copies of What Do You Say? to attendees To enter the random drawing, your address and phone number are required. Personal information will not be shared. Indicate if you will pick up your book at The Book Stall; the pick-up deadline is October 15. Winners will be notified via email by Sept. 30.
 
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