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May 4, 2017


3rd Grade General Music Performance

TONIGHT! May 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Avoca West Elementary

Put on your cowboy boots and hats and plan to join in song and dance with the 3rd Grade!   

Get Involved!

Upcoming Events

5/9 Bike to School Day
5/23 4th/5th Grade Olympics (Volunteers Needed)
6/1 Field Days, 1st-3rd Grade (Volunteers Needed)


Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

Forgot to turn in your class fees? It's not too late!
It's not too late to get your Marie Murphy classroom fees in! We are still collecting through the end of May.  Money can be turned in at the front desk at Marie Murphy.  These fees cover the teacher/staff end of year gifts.  Please note that 6th/7th grade fees are $25.00 and 8th grade fees are $15.00.

May 9th is National Bike to School Day!
This year we are coordinating it with our inaugural Bike Safety Day.  Dairy Queen ice cream coupons for all riders available in the morning!! 

There will be a Bike Rodeo for second graders, and presentations for 4th and 6th graders. We ask that all 2nd graders bring their bikes around to the south side of the building in the designated area near the gym.  

Parents, we need your help!  Please help organize a group in your neighborhood.  We will need parent leaders to take kids to AW and to bring the kids home from school.  MM kids will not need parents to escort, but will still need to be reminded of bike safety.  Plan a safe route, remind everyone to walk their bikes across busy roads, stay together as a group, and be sure that everyone has on a bike helmet (including adults)!  Even if you can’t ride with the kids, help cheer them on!  Be a part of a national initiative!!  For more information, email Rachel Goodman at

Welcome the new PTC Executive Committee!

The PTC held its final meeting of the 2016-17 school year and is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Executive Committee Members:

Kellie Cunningham (O'Neill), Director of Membership
Betsy Harootyan, Director of Communications
Jessica Boyle, Director of Enrichment
Rebecca Goldman, Director of Fundraising

 The remaining members of the PTC are:

Devon Nelson, President
Roopal Kundu, VP of Avoca West
Melissa Mastros, VP of Marie Murphy
Jenny Wilson, Treasurer
Emily Patten, Secretary
Kathryn A'Hearn, Director of Volunteers

A HUGE thank you to Eden O'Donnell and Sharon Dodd for their wonderful service to the PTC. Their time, dedication and enthusiasm have changed our school community for the better!!  

 **Police Station Open House on May 7 from 11 am to 2 pm --on Ridge Avenue in Wilmette.**

We need your photos!  
Please send any photos you have capturing district volunteers in action.  This could be in the classroom or at District and PTC events.  Please send to Suzie Harris

We Appreciate You.

The Avoca School District would like to invite you to our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast!

Please plan to attend to enjoy breakfast, student entertainment and receive recognition for all your contributions to our district.

Please RSVP by May 19, 2017 through this Evite

If you have questions, please contact Suzie Harris, 847-728-4128

Avoca School District 37 introduces the
Strategic Plan Dashboard!  
You may now access the current  goals of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan and their progress all in one location.  
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Upcoming Events

May 1-5, 2017
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3, 2017
7:00 p.m. PTC Meeting: Election

May 4, 2017
6:00 p.m.- 3rd Grade Music Performance

May 8, 2017
12:30 p.m. Tech & Innovation Committee Meeting

May 8, 2017
5:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Meeting

May 9, 2017
6:00 p.m.- 1st Grade Suzuki Concert

May 9, 2017
6:00 p.m.- 1st Grade Suzuki Concert

May 18, 2017
6:30 p.m. Student Recognition & BOE Meeting

May 25, 2017
6:00 p.m.- Orchestra Concert
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Extracurricular Opportunities

AW Cub Scouts are going camping and you are invited!
Saturday, May the 20th

Interested families can come for the day or the evening. More information is at our website or contact Andy Olcott.


Wilmette Baseball Association 
Buddy Baseball targets children ages 7-19 with developmental and/or physical disabilities living in New Trier Township.  Registration open NOW!  See this FLYER for more Information!  There is also VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for MM 8th Graders.
Community Activities

Wilmette Police Department Community Forum
Heroin Use in the Community

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wilmette Public Library
More Info

New Trier High School Summer Activities

New Trier High School offers a variety of summer activities, camps, and classes for students ranging from 5th grade to incoming Freshmen.
If you don't have summer plans already, check out the options New Trier has to offer by clicking on the links below:

Summer School for Incoming Freshman
Summer Sports Camps (Youth 4th-7th Grade)
To submit information to this email contact Suzie Harris at 

Avoca School District 37- 2921 Illinois Road- Wilmette, IL 60091- p: 847-251-3587
Avoca West Elementary School- 235 Beech Drive, Glenview, IL 60025- p: 847-724-6800
Marie Murphy School - 2921 Illinois Road- Wilmette, IL 60091- p: 847-251-3617


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