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March 2, 2017

Avoca Weekly


This Saturday, March 4th!!!
Marie Murphy School
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 includes pancake breakfast, coffee and/or juice
Raffle:$2.00 per ticket or 3 for $5.00

Watch demonstrations of Wright Stuff, Scrambler,Wind Power, Towers and Mission Possible!
Hands-on activities: fast facts, glider building, star lab and more! Fun for kids of ALL ages!
Tickets available at the door or buy them at our table at the Fun Fair.

Get Involved!
Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

Girl’s Night Out March 10th 6-8:30pm @ MM Gym!- RSVP DUE TOMORROW
This year we are offering two ways to register for Girls Night Out.
1. You can print the Registration Form Here and send it back to school with your payment.                           
 2. You can fill out the Online Registration Form and send your money to school or pay at the door.

RSVP’s are due Friday, March 3rd. Also please do not forget to sign and send in waiver or bring with on the day of the event. A waiver must be completed for each child, found here:

5th Grade Graduation Design Contest Reminder
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!!

An Amazing Community!
Thanks for all of the wonderful volunteers including teachers, parents, staff, BOE members and students that helped make this year's Fun Fair possible and to all of those that came out to enjoy it! We are especially grateful to the volunteers that pitched in to pull 2 and 3 hour shifts at the last second--Betsy Harootyan, Peter Ogden, Andy Olcott, Val Ponczek, Kim and Craig Hackl, Jenny Wilson, Roopal Kundu, Sasha Friedman, Terry O'Neill and Sarah Prouty (plus many more that we are probably forgetting but are SO grateful to!).

This also wouldn't have been possible without the fearless crew who came to Avoca West in the early morning to get the school looking carnival ready: Kevin Jauch, Maria and Nora Niehus, Tricia Yang, Terry Sofianos, Jenny Elhadry and Debbie Tokimoto.

We are grateful to all of the teachers for their contributions to the raffle! We are also grateful to those that came and brought their families, especially those that took time away from their weekend to come and volunteer: Pete Brennan, Jen Stefan, Becky Cross, Emily Hargadon, Amy Riemer, Kelly Sabatini and Peter Ogden. And of course, always the good sport, Jessica Hutchison for volunteering to help AND to dominate the inflatable obstacle course at the end.

Thank you to all of those who donated items to the silent auction and for the volunteers who helped procure the auction items which raised $5,300, including Rebecca Goldman, Louise Dechovitz, Elena Daskalakis, Elizabeth Long and Melissa Mastros

Finally, thanks to Lourdes Cornelius for managing the New Trier volunteer effort and to the tireless Fun Fair Committee: Karen Azar, Kathryn A'Hearn, Kellie Cunningham, Anne Carlson, Francine Conway, Jessica Ortega, Devon Nelson and Rebecca Goldman.
Who: Parents of Children turning 5 by 9/1/17
When: March 9th at 6:00 p.m.

For more info click here or visit the website.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Avoca!
Parents Panel: The Transition to New Trier 
When: Thursday, March 9th from 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Marie Murphy ITC
What: An information sharing session from Avoca parents about how to help children with needs transition to high school.  
ADL Contacts:   Helen Lucaitis , 312-550-2077 
                        Louise Dechovitz, 847-980-0833
ADL is a parent support group for children with learning differences and with all needs.
Registration Deadline is March 10th!!!
Registration Guide
Grades K-3 Registration Form
Grades 4-7 Registration Form
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Upcoming Events

March 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast

March 6, 2017
5:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Meeting

March 7, 2017
7:00 p.m. PTC Meeting

March 9, 2017
6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Parent Info Night

March 9, 2017
6:30 p.m. ADL Parent Panel: Transition to New Trier

March 10, 2017
6:00 p.m. AW Girl's Night- MM

March 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. Innovation Grant Committee Meeting

March 16, 2017
7:00 p.m. Sizzling Strings Concert

March 20-21, 2017
Northlight Theater Workshops

March 22-23, 2017
Half-Day Student Attendance
Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 24, 2017
Teacher Institute Day- No Student Attendance

March 27-31, 2017
Spring Break- No School
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Extracurricular Opportunities
Girl Scout Troop 40423
Next Meeting: Friday, March 3rd, 4:00 p.m.
Marie Murphy, Room 135
Please contact Mary Flanagan or Alesia Wall with any questions
Avoca West Martial Arts Club- Spring 2017

Register now through March 23, 2017
To REGISTER of get more information check out this FLYER or visit their WEBSITE
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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