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April 6, 2017


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Upcoming Events

4/23 Green Committee Clean Up Event
5/2 Deadline for T-shirt design submissions (5th grade)
5/3 PTC Meeting: Election for 2017-18 Open Positions

Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

Innovation Grants Announced
The Innovation Grant committee awarded the first ever Innovation Grants on March 24th.  Eleven grants were submitted and seven were awarded for just over $13,000.  The committee would like to thank all of the teachers who took the time to fill out the application.  If you have any questions about the grant process, please see the information on the AW PTC website (  

Here are the grants that the committee awarded:

Standing Desks (8 for 3rd and 8 for 4th grade)
National Geographic Kids Magazine (1st grade)
Rigamajig (Maker Space in the AW ITC)
Pugmill (MM Art)
World Music Drumming curriculum and instruments (MM Music)
Digital Art Station (Janis Michael)

Join Cub Scouts
Avoca West Cub Scout Pack 7 is recruiting families to the program. Any boy who will be in 1st - 4th grade during the 2017/2018 school year may join.  Cub Scouts enjoy: camping; social skills, working with others; monthly outdoor events; learning about history, STEM, health, respect; and crafts.

Come to an introductory meeting on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Avoca West lunchroom. We will see a demonstration of remote control jet airplanes. Very cool for all ages! Any questions, please contact Andy Olcott  or visit this Website!

REMINDER: 5th Grade Graduation Design Contest
Your child's design could be picked to be the winning design on this years 5th grade graduation T-Shirts.  We are opening it up to any and all students who would like their artistic design on the front. Please keep in mind the design should be relatively simple but have meaning as to what our amazing school means to them or what they remember the most about the school!  See details below and get to work our young artists!
Who: All 5th graders
What: T-Shirt design
When: Due by May 2, 2017
Where: turn in designs to PTC mailbox or email to 
Why: What 5th grader doesn't like a little competition??
Good luck everyone!  Can't wait to see all the amazing designs!!
Retiring Board Member Open House
When: April 27, 2017- 4-6 p.m.
Where: Marie Murphy School
           Joseph M. Porto Community Room
RSVP by 4/21: Evite

Join us to honor retiring Board Members for their dedicated service to Avoca 37

Jeffrey Greengoss (2001-2017)
Rosanne Ullman (2005-2017)
William Bazianos (2009-2017)

Don't miss the special student contributions!
Cake and refreshments will be served. 

Celebrate Earth Day with Avoca
April 23rd 1-3 pm

The Avoca District Green Committee is hosting a cleanup event at Blue Star Memorial Woods. (Lake and Harms Rd)

Bring bikes and soccer balls for after cleaning is done. First 25 kids get a water bottle! Weather permitting.

Please email Dorothy with questions.

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Upcoming Events

April 6, 2017
5:30 p.m.- COTW Meeting- CANCELLED

April 11, 2017
7:00 p.m.- PTC Executive Committee Meeting

April 14, 2017
Good Friday- NO SCHOOL

April 19, 2017
6:15 p.m.- 5th Grade Poetry Cafe

April 20, 2017
6:00 p.m.- Suzuki Concert

April 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.-Student Council Event- Family Feud 

April 24, 2017
6:00 p.m.- Choir Concert

April 26, 2017
12:00 p.m.- Tech & Innovation Committee Meeting

April 27, 2017
4-6:00 p.m.- Retiring Board Member Open House
6:30 p.m. BOE Meeting

April 28, 2017
7:30 p.m.-Spring Play- "Wait, Wait... I Can Explain"
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Extracurricular Opportunities
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8-Week Spring Session begins 4/18- FLYER
Community Activities
Renaissance Superheroes!

Join the Wilmette Historical Museum in a Kids Art History Workshop on Sunday April 30, 2017-
Ages 9-12- for more info check out this FLYER

Willmette Park District Presents

Spring Nature Programs

Visit the Wilmette Park District website  to learn about their programs!
Check out the Glenview Park District
April Calendar of Events

Don't miss these featured events and programs:
Northshore Baconfest
Earth Day Celebration
Poster Art Contest
Youth & Adult Spring/Summer Sports
Job Fair
Story Walk
ART/CREATIVE summer camps at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for budding artists. Classes range from ages 4-18.

Check out the website for more information about summer camps for almost any age
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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