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September 7, 2017

AVOCA WEEKLY

A collaboration between the PARENT TEACHER COUNCIL and AVOCA SCHOOL DISTRICT 37
There is a lot of great information in today's Avoca Weekly!  Please be sure to click on the "view entire message" to check out all the wonderful Extracurricular Opportunities and Community Activities available.  You can also view the email in your browser or scroll through on your phone.
REMINDER!!!

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 the Avoca website!
Get Involved!

Upcoming Events

9/1 – 9/17 - Spirit Wear On Sale
9/11 – Avoca Community Preschool Starts
9/13 – PTC General Meeting
9/14 – Ice Cream Social, New Family Meet & Greet, and Volunteer Fair


Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

SHOW THAT SCHOOL SPIRIT!
Spirit Wear Sales are underway! 
Lots of great new styles and designs!
Sale ends September 17th and all sales are final (no returns unless the item is defective).
Questions?? Contact Jessica LeFebvre
AVOCA WEST SPIRIT WEAR
MARIE MURPHY SPIRIT WEAR

 
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Fingers crossed for nice ice cream weather (but we know the kids won’t care!) – The big event takes place on the Avoca West playground on Thursday, September 14th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00  p.m.. During the event you will be able to sign up for the many VOLUNTEER opportunities available throughout the school year (think Movie Night, Fun Fair, and more!), check out the SPIRIT WEAR (available for a limited time only!), and learn about all of the other EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES available (Scouts! Green Committee! Chess! And MORE!).
 
PTC GENERAL MEETING
Please join us at the PTC General Meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Marie Murphy (MM) library (ITC). You can find the meeting’s agenda HERE.
 
NEW FAMILIES
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 Avocaptc@gmail.com, visit our website at www.avocaptc.org and join us at the Ice Cream Social on 9/14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to meet your child's classroom buddy and other Avoca families who are excited to meet you!! 
  
PTC MEMBERSHIP
Stop by the membership table to pay your PTC dues at the Ice Cream Social (you are also able to pay the dues online with your other school fees)! 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 www.avocaptc.org.
 
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
A warm thank you to Meg Dorsay and Mary Gaspar for organizing and providing the lovely lunch to our teachers and staff on August 29th. An even bigger thank you to all of the families who donated items to complete this lunch – your generosity does not go unnoticed! Thank you!

 
Dr. Jauch has updated his blog. Click here to learn more about last year's Strategic Plan accomplishments and this year's goals.
Preschool Starts Monday!
 
Transition Day 1: Monday, September 11th   
All preschoolers attend for one hour with a parent or caregiver.
AM Group A attends 9:00-10:00AM
AM Group B attends 10:10-11:10AM

PM Group A attends 12:30-1:30PM
PM Group B attends 1:45-2:45PM

Transition Day 2: Tuesday, September 12th 
Teachers will pick up preschoolers at the school entrance.
AM Class attends 9:00-10:00AM
PM Class attends 12:30-1:30PM

First Full Day: Wednesday, September 13th 
Teachers will pick up preschoolers at the school entrance.
AM Class attends 8:50-11:10AM
PM Class attends 12:25-2:45PM

Please make sure all registration documents are filed with the Pupil Services office and that tuition is paid!

Avoca West is Preparing to Make their Mark & Make it Matter!
Next week Avoca West will once again be joining 8,973,364 students in 169 countries to celebrate International Dot Day! Dot Day celebrates using creativity, collaboration, kindness, inspiration, and courage to make the world a better place! This year we are going cross-curricular with collaborative activities planned in library, Encore Tech, art & music! All students and staff are encouraged to wear their wackiest, most creative, dot outfit on Friday 9/15!  Follow the Avoca West ITC page on Facebook &/or Twitter (@AvocaWestITC) for news, photos, art and videos! Please email Mrs. Geidner with any questions!
8TH GRADE CAR WASH
When: September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
What: A fundraiser for the 8th Grade Committee.  All proceeds will go toward graduation and the end of the school year festivities.  
Details: A car wash costs $10.  Enjoy a live DJ while you wait for your car.  Hot dogs, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.
Where: Marie Murphy School, 2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette
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Upcoming Events
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 16, 2017
8th Grade Car Wash- Marie Murphy
September 16, 2017
Roots & Shoots Beach Clean-up Day
September 18, 2017
Picture Day- Both Schools!
September 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.-Math Night- Avoca West
September 21, 2017
Rosh Hashanah- NO SCHOOL
September 22, 2017
Kite Day- Marie Murphy
September 28, 2017
6:15 p.m.- Public Hearing on FY 18 Budget
6:30 p.m.- Board of Education Meeting
NEW FOOD SERVICE AT AVOCA!
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.
Extracurricular Opportunities
1ST GRADE BROWNIE TROOP
Will meet at Avoca West from 3pm-4:30pm every 3rd Friday of the month starting in October. For more information or to sign up, please contact Jina Song.
3RD GRADE BROWNIE TROOP #45520
If your child is interested in joining the 3rd grade troop please reach out to Jessica LeFebvre or Marti Szalai-Raymond.  The meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3-4:45 p.m., in the Avoca West ITC.
The first meeting of the year is Monday, September, 11.
CUB SCOUT CALL OUT!
Boys interested in joining Cub Scouts should look for the information table at the Ice Cream Social. Pack meetings are typically once per month and den (one den per grade) meetings are scheduled separately. If interested in more information about Pack 7 or if you'd like to attend the first pack meeting on Tuesday, September 12th, please contact Andy Olcott.
AVOCA WEST CONCERT CHOIR
The Avoca West Concert Choir meets on Tuesday mornings beginning September 12.  Please visit Ms. Weismehl's blog for more information.
CHESS-ED AT MARIE MURPHY!
Join in the fun for the 2017-2018 school year.  Check-out the SCHEDULE and DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION information!
TABLE TENNIS CLUB at Marie Murphy!

TIME: 3:30-4:30

FIRST SEMESTER:
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

MARIE MURPHY CHOIR

Marie Murphy Choir is starting next week, rehearsals are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.  Contact Mr. Hammond for more information!

Community Activities
September 10, 2017- Hero Hustle (Sponsored by the Glenview Fire Department and Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise)

Glenview Park District Calendar of Events

Hoops for Health
- Register today for Fall League & Travel Team

September 17, 2017- Auto Historica at the Wilmette Historical Museum

Piven Theatre Workshop- Fall Classes Available!
To include your information or activity in this weekly newsletter contact Suzie Harris at harriss@avoca37.org 

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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