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October 12, 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.
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Upcoming Events

10/19 – New Families Mixer
10/20- Picture Re-Take Day (both schools)
10/25-26 – Avoca West Book Fair
10/25-26 – School Conferences – Half-Days for Students
10/27 – Teacher Institute Day – NO SCHOOL
10/31 – Avoca West Halloween Parade and Class Parties
11/3 – Intercultural Dinner & Talent Show


Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

 AtoZ Connect SCHOOL DIRECTORY is LIVE!
Having trouble logging into the AtoZ online school directory? Access is a perk of PTC membership! Dues are $25/family. Unsure if you paid – or still having technical difficulties? Contact Kellie Cunningham with questions, cunninghamkellie@hotmail.com.
 

ATTENTION NEW FAMILIES: Avoca District 37-PTC New Families Mixer
October 19th, 7:00 p.m. at Stormy's!   Don't forget to RSVP to our Avoca 37 New Families Mixer. It will be a great break from the school and work week to meet new friends and enjoy some adult conversation (and beverages)! Your RSVP will help us plan the food order, so thanks in advance for your response! If you did not receive the Evite, please email nikidizon@gmail.com.

Avoca West HALLOWEEN PARADE and PARTY
Halloween Costume Parade - ALL Grades – October 31st at 1:40 p.m. (held outdoors pending weather)
Kindergarten - classroom party BEFORE parade, from 1-1:30 p.m.
1st – 5th Grade - classroom party AFTER parade, from 2:15-2:45 p.m.


Avoca West Book Fair is Coming Soon!
We need volunteers for set-up on Friday, October 20th, Preview Day on October 23rd, and for tear-down on Friday, October 27th
Book Sale Hours:
Monday 10/23 Preview Day (students only)
Tuesday 10/24 8:30-3:30
Wednesday 10/25 8:30-7:00
Thursday 10/26 8:30-7:00
A flyer will be sent home with your children the week before the book fair. A book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank will also take place October 16th-27th.
SIGN UP: Book Fair Volunteers


District Wide - Intercultural Dinner and Talent Show - November 3rd
Intercultural Dinner & Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, November 4th at 6pm at Marie Murphy School. Join us for great entertainment and a delicious meal.  Your child should be coming home with your family's RSVP form due back by October 23rd.  Please contact Mia Hasegawa at miyako.hasegawa@sbcglobal.net  with any questions.
SIGN UP: Intercultural Dinner Volunteers

Math Resource Volunteers
Avoca West still needs volunteers to assist our teachers with preparing materials for the new math curriculum.  We are seeking volunteers each week to help copy, cut, and sort worksheets and other materials used by the students in the classroom. Please contact Jennie Winters, the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, with any questions.

SIGN UP: MATH RESOURCE VOLUNTEERS

BERNIE'S BOOKS DRIVE
 
When: October 16-27, 2017
Where: Avoca West
 
Please help Avoca West meet their book collection goal of 1,500 books!  Drop your gently used children's books in the bins located in the front hallway.   Bernie's Book Bank sources, processes and distributes quality children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.   Questions?  Contact Colleen Rosenthal.
Author Visit- Caitlin Alfirenka
We are looking forward to our upcoming author visit, Caitlin Alifirenka, co-author of, I Will Always Write Back!
Who: All Grades 5-8
Where: Marie Murphy Community Room
When: Tuesday, October 17th.
Times: 9:30-10:25: 5th and 6th grade 
            10:30-11:25: 7th and 8th grade

Attention Parents of 5th - 8th Graders!!!

October 15, 2017 is the last day to enroll in the laptop protection program!

You should have received an email from One2One Risk Solutions with your Student’s ID number. If you have not please contact Tim Furman furmant@avoca37.org or Beth Haugeberg haugebee@avoca37.org for the information.

Please visit http://www.one2onerisk.com and select “Enroll My Device” to get started. 

You may make payments using a credit/debit card, online check or cash using a pre-paid card available for purchase at your school office.

New Trier Building Dedication and Open House
When: October 15th, 2:00 p.m.
What: Dedication ceremony & self-guided tours of the new Winnetka Campus addition. View the community  INVITATION for more information.
Where: New Trier Winnetka Campus, Gaffney Auditorium
FAN- FAMILY ACTION NETWORK 
Upcoming Events

10/12- 7:00 p.m. 
What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters- Garry Wills
10/ 17&18- 7:00 p.m. 
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy- Ta-Nehisi Coates
10/24- 7:00 p.m. 
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Moments Have Extraordinary Impact- Chip and Dan Heath
10/27-  9:30 a.m.
Becoming Brilliant: The Science of How Children Learn- Roberta Golinkoff

FAN is an organization that curates a free, high-quality human development speaker series each academic year. All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the FAN Website.
MARIE MURPHY 
HALLOWEEN ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
When: Monday, 10/30
Time: 8:00 a.m. Student  Assembly (Parents welcome!)
           7:00 p.m. Concert
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Helpful Links
FISCAL YEAR 2018 APPROVED BUDGET
Dr. Jauch 
updated his blog!
Click here to read about the new Illinois education funding formula and Avoca's finances. 
District Calendar
October 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.- Innovation Grants Meetings
October 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.- Board of Education Meeting
October 19, 2017
7:00 p.m.- New Families Night
October 20, 2017
Picture Retake Day- Both Schools
October 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.- Halloween Dance
October 25-26, 2017
1/2 Day Student Attendance
Parent/Teacher Conferences
AW Book Fair

October 27, 2017
Teacher Institute Day- NO SCHOOL
October 30, 2017
7:00 p.m.- MM Orchestra Concert
October 31, 2017
Halloween Parties-AW
November 1, 2017
7:00 p.m. PTC Meeting
November 2, 2017
5:30 p.m.- Committee of the Whole Meeting
November 3, 2017
6:00 p.m. Intercultural Night
November 8, 2017
7:00 p.m. Avoca Center Community Update
November 10, 2017
8:30 a.m.- Veteran's Day Breakfast
 
Avoca West News
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Check out the latest district newsletter
THE VISION
 
NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP
MUSIC FESTIVAL
When: 11/2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaffney Auditorium,  East Campus
What: 
New Trier Township Orchestra Festival, $3 admission
All MM 8th grade orchestra students will participate. 
Extracurricular Opportunities
Girl Scout Troop 40423
Cadettes
Meeting: Friday, October 13th
Time: 4-5:15 p.m.
Location: Marie Murphy School, Room 135
Please contact Alesia Wall (alesia.wall@att.net) with any questions or concerns .
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
 
DATES:
October- 26 
November- 8, 15, 29
December-5, & 19
January- 17 & 31 
 
All are welcome, no need to register, just show up!  Contact Ms. Bruzzini for more information.
Community Activities
Wilmette Fire Department Open House- This Saturday!  Don't miss out on this great family event!

Hoops for Health-  Winter AAU/Travel Program information available!


Piven Theatre Workshop- Fall Classes Available!

School of the Art Institute of Chicago- Middle School Fall Classes Available!

Glenview Park District- Check out their fun October Events
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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