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August 31, 2017


Everyone breathe a big sigh of relief - the 2017-2018 school year is officially underway! Please take a moment each week to read this email which will include important dates to remember, PTC events, volunteer opportunities, and information pertaining to each school and district news.

We are off to a great start already here in the Avoca School District! It is so exciting to have the students and staff back in the buildings, and it was wonderful to see so many parents on these first few days!

We achieved a great deal of growth towards our strategic plan last year and are excited about the goals we have established for this one! I will be celebrating some of our successes with the Marie Murphy parents at tonight’s Parent Orientation (Thurs Aug. 31), and will give an Avoca West centered presentation next Wednesday, Sept. 6 at their Parent Orientation. For the latest information regarding the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, click on this link.

The beginning of the year is always our greatest time of transition. I thank everyone for their patience as we work out the kinks and get everything up and running as smoothly and quickly as possible. If you have any questions, concerns or confusion at this time of year, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school or my office at (847) 728-4128. We are all here to help!

Again, welcome back and thank you for sharing your children with us! I am looking forward to another great year at Avoca!

Get Involved!

Upcoming Events

8/31-9/1 – School Starts for Kindergartners!
8/31 – Marie Murphy Parent Orientation
9/1 – Spirit Wear Sales BEGIN
9/4 – Labor Day - NO SCHOOL!
9/5 – Avoca West Room Parent Meeting (ROOM PARENTS NEEDED!)
9/6 – Avoca West Parent Orientation
9/11 – Avoca Community Preschool Starts
9/13 – PTC General Meeting
9/14 – Ice Cream Social, New Family Meet & Greet, and Volunteer Fair
9/15 – Spirit Wear Sales END

Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to all of our new families! We hope you will consider your PTC a resource for any questions you have about the school or community. We encourage you to email us with questions at, visit our website at and join us at the Ice Cream Social on 9/14 from 5:30-7:30 to meet your child's classroom buddy and other Avoca families who are excited to meet you!! 
We still need about 8 more room parents (5th grade, ahem, ahem)! If you would like to be a room parent this year, please send your name, your child's name, teacher, and grade to Roopal Kundu ( and you will be added to the list. We will have a room parent orientation on Tuesday, September 5th from 7-8 p.m. at Avoca West. 

Stop by the membership table to pay your PTC dues at Parent Orientation! We look forward to seeing you at Marie Murphy on Thursday (8/31) and Avoca West next Wednesday (9/6).  Dues are $25 per family - you will receive access to the online directory but even more importantly your dues support the Avoca school community. To learn more about what the PTC supports, please visit the website at

For a limited time only we are offering this year's styles and designs for girls, boys and adults!  Orders can be made online (pay by credit card) or in person (pay by check).  Be on the look out for our sample display at the Parent Orientation nights and the Ice Cream Social on 9/14 - you'll be able to check out in person the different sizes, styles and colors.  Sale ends September 15th and all sales are final (no returns unless the item is defective). ***A percentage of ALL sales from Spirit Wear are donated back to the PTC.*** Questions?? Contact Jessica LeFebvre –


September 15th is the last day to pay the discounted rate for student fees!  

You may pay online or send cash or check to the Avoca Business Office.  For more information, visit the Parents and Community Page on our Website!
Extracurricular Opportunities
TABLE TENNIS CLUB at Marie Murphy!

TIME: 3:30-4:30

September 12th
September 26th
October 11th
October 26th
November 8th
November 15th
Novmeber 29th
December 5th
December 19th
January 17th
January 31st

Contact Ms. Bruzzini for more information

Ready to Run?
Join the Marie Murphy Cross Country coaches for an informational meeting this Friday, September 1st at 7:30 a.m. in the MM Gym for 6th-8th graders. 

Join in the fun for the 2017-2018 school year.  Check-out the SCHEDULE and DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION information!
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Upcoming Events

August 31, 2017
6:00 p.m. - Marie Murphy Parent Orientation

September 1, 2017
Kindergarten Partial Day (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

September 4, 2017
Labor Day Holiday- No School

September 5, 2017
1st  Full Day of Kindergarten

September 6, 2017
6:00 p.m. Avoca West Parent Orientation

September 11, 2017
1st Day of Preschool

September 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.-PTC Meeting-MM Library

September 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. PTC Ice Cream Social

September 18, 2017
Picture Day- Both Schools!

September 21, 2017
Rosh Hashanah- NO SCHOOL
Visit our Lunch page to learn more about Quest and their services at Avoca.   
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The Avoca West Art Club is collecting yogurt jars!

If you have any Oui French Style Yogurt Jars from Yoplait, please drop this off at Avoca West.  

Questions?  Contact
Ms. Scozia
Community Activities

Check out the SEPTEMBER calendar of events!

Highlights of the Month:
Farm to Table Dinner at The Grove- September 10th
Bear 100th Birthday Bash- September 17th 
Hoops for Health offers a 3 on 3 Fall League for Grades K-12!  
Check out the details in their FLYER & REGISTER!

Wilmette Wolves Travel Team
Check out the details in their FLYER & REGISTER!
To include your information or activity in this weekly newsletter 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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