Avoca Weekly - October 3, 2023

Avoca Weekly - October 3, 2023
Posted on 10/03/2023
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Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Open House on Facilities & Finance 
Open House on Facilities & Finance
Open House on Facilities & Finance
Board of Education Meeting 
Open House on Facilities & Finance
Half-Day Student Attendance (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
Half-Day Student Attendance (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
Teacher Institute Day (Student Non-Attendance Day) 

10/3 - F.A.N. Event
10/5 - F.A.N. Event
10/7 - All In For Avoca 37 Canvassing 

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Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences 

We understand the importance of open communication between teachers and parents, and these conferences provide a valuable opportunity to discuss your child's progress. To accommodate the varying needs of families, we will hold conferences on: 

Wednesday, October 25 - In-person Conferences
Thursday, October 26 - Remote Conferences 

October 25 is not only the date for conferences but also an important day for our community. We'll be hosting Open Houses for All in for Avoca 37 at both schools from 3-7 p.m. - an event where families can tour our school buildings and learn more about the district's options in addressing its finances and facilities. Stay tuned for more details regarding this exciting event!

We will be releasing the conference sign-up form on October 9. This form will allow you to select your preferred time slot and indicate whether you would like an in-person or remote conference. 

8th Grade Car Wash Fundraiser
Thank you so much to all the volunteers who made the 8th-grade car wash so successful. We raised over $6,000! The funds will go towards the end-of-year celebration and a class gift! The biggest thank you goes to the kids who sold tons of tickets and worked for hours washing cars! It wouldn’t have been a success without you!

All In For Avoca 37 Canvassing - October 7
Are you passionate about the future of our community? Then it's time to get All In For Avoca 37! Our canvassing committee is dedicated to engaging the Avoca community and shaping the future of our school buildings.

Thank you to our many volunteers who went door to door this past weekend to foster meaningful connections between residents and invite the community to our upcoming October Open Houses!

Join us this weekend again and be part of the change. This will not be about pitching one option. You don’t have to "sell." This will be about encouraging community engagement and feedback. Work with a partner, knock on doors, and encourage residents to attend any one of our open houses. Kids are welcome. Coffee and donuts will be served. If you have any questions, email [email protected]

Sign up for the October 7 canvassing at http://bit.ly/48EHvZI to become eligible to win free tickets to Great America for a family of five! 

Visit allinforavoca37.org for more information.

Call for PTC Volunteers
The PTC needs your help to fill the following volunteer positions:

1) Spiritwear Liaisons
Number of volunteers: 2
Work with the Spiritwear company to identify and approve Avoca spirit designs and promote them to the community.
Contact: Kimberly Segal ([email protected])

2) Green Committee
Number of volunteers: Unlimited
Join the 2024 Green Committee, which strives to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment by participating in sustainable practices and increasing communal awareness. Commitment is flexible. You can help support just 1 or 2 projects over the year or get more involved as your time permits. Email updates are infrequent. Looking for new ideas and support for the initiative.
Contact: Maya Vasudevan ([email protected])

3) Fun Fair Silent Auction Committee
Number of volunteers: 5-10
Join the 2024 Silent Auction Committee, which will raise funds for purchasing educational supplies and school equipment, and support school events. We need several fearless volunteers to work with the PTC President and Director of Fundraising to secure donations from local businesses. No past fundraising experience is needed.
Contact: Ross Friedman ([email protected])

2023-2024 PTC Membership Dues
Thank you to everyone who has already joined the PTC! You can still join if you haven't already. We accept cash and checks, or you can pay with a credit card via our Membership Toolkit portal accessed here: https://avocaptc.membershiptoolkit.com/.

Database access has been turned off for nonmembers. If you want to access the database, dues are $25 per family. In order to access the database, make sure you create an account with the Membership Toolkit. You can also download the Membership Toolkit app on your phone. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Heinz at [email protected]

Support Our Marie Murphy Staff
It's that time of the year when we come together as a community to collect funds for special winter and year-end on behalf of our students and families. It's an opportunity for us to give back to those who go above and beyond every day in shaping the lives of our children.

Last year, thanks to your generous contributions, we were able to provide over 60 MM staff members with heartfelt thank-you gifts! Each staff member received a $10 gift card, sweet treats, and personalized cards expressing our sincere appreciation for their hard work and dedication. We want to make this year just as memorable. We suggest an annual donation of $25 for each child you have at Marie Murphy. 

Please use this link to contribute: Marie Murphy Room Fees

Instructional Fees 


Tuesday, October 3 | 7-8:30 p.m.
The Book of (More) Delights: A Conversation with Ross Gay
Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
This event is suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded but not live-streamed and will be available on FAN’s website and YouTube channel.

Note: The first 200 households will receive a free copy of The Book of (More) Delights. Books will also be on sale. No registration is required.

Thursday, October 5 | 7-8 p.m.
Failures of Forgiveness: What We Get Wrong and How to Do Better
Myisha Cherry, PH.D. and Danté Stewart
On Zoom - Register here

Seed Spreading and Tree Event in Gillson Park

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