Avoca Weekly - April 13, 2021

Avoca Weekly - April 13, 2021
Posted on 04/13/2021
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April 13, 2021 
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District Calendar
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Remote Planning Day (No Student Attendance)
Board of Education Organizational Meeting
PTC Meeting 
Marie Murphy School Play Zoom Performances
Marie Murphy Outdoor Orchestra Concert

4/15 - F.A.N. Event
4/19-4/23 - 2021 Silent Auction (Virtual)

4/21 - ADL Parents Zoom Meeting (7:45-8:45 p.m.)
5/3-5/7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/12 - PTC Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
5/13-5/15 - MM Virtual School Play Performances
5/26 - MM Outdoor Orchestra Concert (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Teacher Appreciation Week - Yard Signs
The Avoca administration, with support from the PTC, will showcase its deep and sincere gratitude for its extraordinary Avoca educators with custom and free yard signs during National Teacher Appreciation Week 2021, which runs from May 3-7. 

If you would like a free yard sign dropped off at your house (at a socially-safe distance),
please fill out this form and the administration will make sure they are delivered for placement. We thank you in advance for your support!

Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents
The Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents provides a rich mix of information about issues of critical importance to parents from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Top speakers are joined by experts and panels on such topics as pathways to academic success, enhanced parental participation in schools, immigration issues, U.S. citizenship, bilingual education programs, community college services, effective parenting techniques, health care alternatives, and much more.

When: Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10am-1pm 
Where: Zoom 
See EVENT FLYER for details

SAVE IT: Annual Silent Auction Link
Mark your calendars! This year’s Silent Auction will go LIVE Monday, April 19th at 8am and will run through Friday, April 23 at 8pm. Please check out the auction HERE once it goes live and feel free to bid on your favorite items to support our District! 

PTC Executive Board Member Feature 
Say hello to Joanne Routsolias, Secretary for the PTC. This is her first year serving on the board, as well as the Innovation Grants Committee, so read her bio here!

Vaccination Appointment Assistance 
Avoca parent and PTC President Ross Friedman has been volunteering with local groups to locate vaccinations for people and sign them up. He is offering to do the same for any community member who has any eligible family member who has yet to obtain a vaccination.

If you are interested, and in order to get a chance to reserve appointments,
please complete this Google doc. Please note that while the district is grateful for this offer from Ross, the District does not officially endorse this and has no contractual or other arrangement with Ross related to this, i.e. he is not on payroll, etc. Any decision to share information with Ross so he can accomplish this for your family member is entirely between you and Ross. 

Free lunch service if available to all district children under 18 years of age. Parents no longer need to pre-order lunch. Students participating in Remote Learning are also able to pick-up food supplies on Mondays for the week. All students can receive a free lunch. For additional information regarding lunch service at Avoca, please visit our website here.
April 19, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April 26, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore Avoca's COVID-19 response, guidance and resources as the district continues to maximize the safety and health of its students, staff, and school community during the coronavirus pandemic. This dedicated website serves as the central location for all COVID-related communications from the District. Check back regularly for the most updated information. 
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Thanks to our wonderful performers: Tyler Dunn, Benjamin McDougal, Isla Mitchell, Yianni Papadopoulos & Claire Chan   

Tony Rivera was our director (and editor) in training this week under the mentorship of Owen Smith. Neera Patel also directed. 
*Registration is required to receive a personal Zoom link for all of the below events.
*These events will be recorded and available later on F.A.N.'s website and YouTube channel.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021 | 7-8PM 
The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases that Define Our First Amendment Freedoms
Ian Rosenberg, J.D. (Assistant Chief Counsel for ABC News and author, The Fight for Free Speech)
Interviewed by Michael Signer, J.D., Ph.D. (Author and former mayor of Charlottesville, VA)
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