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September 22, 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

10/4 – Walk-to-School Day
10/9 – Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL
10/19 – New Families Night
10/25-26 – Avoca West Book Fair
10/25-26 – School Conferences
10/27 – Teacher Institute Day – NO SCHOOL
11/3 – Intercultural Dinner & Talent Show

 


Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

Membership/Online Directory Update
Please check your email/emails for instructions to verify your information for the online directory. Follow the link and don't forget to initialize and submit. Don't forget to pay your PTC dues, $25, in order to have access to the updated online directory. Thanks for your involvement!
 

Math Resource Volunteers
Avoca West is looking for some volunteers to assist our teachers with preparing materials for the new math curriculum.  We are seeking volunteers (one per grade) each week to help copy, cut, and sort worksheets and other materials used by the students in the classroom.  Volunteers must come in at their allotted time so that we can ensure that copy machines are available.  We hope that this helps lighten the load a bit for teachers working hard to implement the new curriculum!  Please contact Jennie Winters, the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, with any questions.  
SIGN UP: Math Resource Volunteers

Innovation Grants
Avoca's Innovation Grant Committee is looking for a few new members. This committee is responsible for the selection and awarding of Innovation Grants.  It requires meeting at least 3 times during the school year. If you would like to be a part of this please fill out the application by clicking on the following link. All applications must be completed by Friday, September 29th.  Any questions email Jessica Boyle, Director of Enrichment,  boylejessica@hotmail.com
SIGN UP: Grant Committee Application


Intercultural Dinner
We are looking for volunteers for the 4th annual Intercultural Dinner & Talent Show on November 3rd at Marie Murphy School.  The committee chairs need help with event set-up, check in and event clean up.  Bring your family for an evening filled with Avoca friends, great talent and delicious food!  This is a district-wide event for grades PK - 8th families, teachers and administration. Questions? Contact  Lourdescornelius@hotmail.com
SIGN UP: Intercultural Dinner Volunteers
Dr. Jauch has updated his blog. Click here to see his latest message regarding a proposal for a 34 Unit Townhome Development in Avoca's portion of Northfield and an update on Avoca Center.

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

Avoca School District has opened up enrollment for their 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. Enrollment in the program will be open through October 15, 2017.

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.

FAN- FAMILY ACTION NETWORK 
Upcoming Events

9/26- 7:00 p.m.
"On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety"- Andrea Petersen
9/28- 7:00 p.m.
"The All-Or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work"- Eli Finkel
10/4- 7:00 p.m.
"Popular: The Power of Likeability in a Status-Obsessed World"- Mitch Prinstein

Also, save the date, Nov 16th, for Jo Boaler, Stanford University Professor of Mathematics
For more information, visit the FAN Website
AVOCA DIFFERENT LEARNERS
SAVE THE DATE! 
When: Tuesday, October 3- 6:30-8pm
What: Speaker: Dale Davidson, Executive Functioning Coach 
www.dale-davison.com


If you have questions or to join our mailing list, please contact:
Louise Dechovitz- Louise111@gmail.com 
Helen Lucaitis- HHL@corboydemetrio.com

 
ADL is a parent  support group for children with learning differences and with all needs.
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.
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Helpful Links
Upcoming Events
September 28, 2017
6:15 p.m.- Public Hearing on FY 18 Budget
6:30 p.m.- Board of Education Meeting

October 4, 2017
Walk to School Day
October 4, 2017
9:30 a.m.- MM Parent Coffee
October 5, 2017
5:30 p.m.- Committee of the Whole Meeting
October 9, 2017
Columbus Day- NO SCHOOL
October 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.- Innovation Grants Meetings
October 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.- Board of Education Meeting
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
NEW FOOD SERVICE AT AVOCA!
Visit our Lunch page to learn more about Quest and their services at Avoca.   
TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT NOTICE
Improvements to the intersection of Hibbard and Skokie are starting soon. The Village of Wilmette has provided more detail in this press release.  Avoca is making adjustments to their routes and will keep you notified of any a changes.  
 
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Extracurricular Opportunities
MORNING YOGA AT AVOCA WEST
Last spring, there was a tremendous response to our new Wake Up with Yoga class. This year, we are offering two, 5 week sessions (fall and winter) to accommodate more student yogis. The class will meet before school on Fridays beginning in October or January and is designed for 3-5 grade students. More information will come in the spring about a class for 1-2 graders.  Download this REGISTRATION FORM to join the fun!
CHOIR AT AVOCA WEST
Gioso ("joyful" in Italian), is taking the place of the Primary Choir.  This choir, a performance-based preparatory ensemble, is open to grades 1-5.  Gioso meets on Thursday mornings in the music room beginning September 28.  Please click on the link for more information and to sign up, or visit Ms. Weismehl's blog at avoca37.org/weismehe.

Comunita, a new choir offering,  is open to students in grades 1-5. Though we will perform together in the springtime, this group will focus on building a musical community among those looking to participate in a low key setting. We will emphasize teambuilding and an appreciation of creating music for all students! Students will sing, use movement and instruments to work towards a common goal.  Click on the link for more information and to sign up, or visit Ms. Weismehl's blog at avoca37.org/weismehe.
NEW 1ST GRADE DAISY GIRL SCOUTS TROOP
Daisy meetings will be held 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.
ATTENTION 2ND GRADE GIRLS
2nd Grade Brownies will be starting soon. Please let us know if you are interested and we will update you on details. Email avocagstroop40876@gmail.com.
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.
CUB SCOUT ROCKET LAUNCH
The Avoca West Cub Scouts are launching model rockets and you are invited!
We will be building and launching Estes rockets later in September.
More information at tinyurl.com/awcubscouts or email pack7popcorn@gmail.com.
CHESS-ED AT MARIE MURPHY!
Join in the fun for the 2017-2018 school year.  Check-out the SCHEDULE and DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION information!
Community Activities
Glenview Park District Calendar of Events

Hoops for Health
-  Wilmette Wolves Try-outs begin 9/23!

Youth Choral Theater of Chicago- Fall Auditions are open now!

Piven Theatre Workshop- Fall Classes Available!

School of the Art Institute of Chicago- Middle School 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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