Avoca Weekly - October 12, 2021

Avoca Weekly - October 12, 2021
Posted on 10/12/2021
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October 12, 2021 
Helpful Links

District Calendar
10/7/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/14/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
10/20/2021
Community Engagement/Town Hall Meeting 1
10/21/2021
Board of Education Meeting
10/27/2021
Half-Day Student Attendance - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/28/2021
Half-Day Student Attendance - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/29/2021
Teacher Institute Day (Student Non-Attendance Day)
11/4/2021
Board of Education Meeting
11/10/2021
PTC Meeting 
11/17/2021
Community Engagement/Town Hall Meeting 2
11/22/2021
Teacher Contract Day (No Student Attendance)
11/23/2021
Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance)
11/24/2021
Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 
11/25/2021
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
11/26/2021
Post-Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 
UPCOMING EVENTS

10/4-10/15 - Caramel Apple Day Fundraiser
10/12 - Tea Company School Fundraiser Ends Today!
10/12 - F.A.N. Event
10/14 - F.A.N. Event
10/21 - F.A.N. Event
10/26 - F.A.N. Event
10/28 - Early Childhood Developmental Screening 
10/28 - F.A.N. Event


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

The Vision: Fall 2021 Edition 
In the latest issue of The Vision, upcoming Community Engagement sessions are highlighted. Please consider attending these sessions on October 20 and November 17 at Marie Murphy. These Town Hall meetings set the stage for collecting detailed feedback from you regarding the current status and future direction of the district. Read Dr. Osburn's message for more details in his October 4, 2021, Superintendent's Corner

Early Childhood Developmental Screening Date
Avoca School District 37 offers free screenings to district residents, ages 2 ½ to 5, who may have delays in their development. These screenings cover language development, fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional behavior, and early learning. The appointments take approximately one hour to complete. Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that only one parent attend the screening with their child. Masks are required to enter the building and must be kept on during the screening. 

The location for the screening is Marie Murphy School, 2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette, Illinois. Please call the Student Services Office at 847-728-4142 to make an appointment. The Fall scheduled screening date is Thursday, October 28, 2021. 


ENDS TODAY: Tea Company School Fundraiser
Today is the final day of our fundraiser with the Tea company! Families will get 20% off their purchase and the company will give back 15% to the school. Shop using promo code: SDF21AVOCA. 

Join a PTC Subcommittee
These two groups are getting organized for the 2021-2022 school year. Click on the links for more information.  

ENDING FRIDAY: Caramel Apple Day Fundraiser 

 

PTC Membership Update
Thanks to everyone that has paid their Avoca PTC dues. Dues are $25/family, and we're still collecting for the year. We accept cash or check which you can drop off at the office of your child's school. We also accept PayPal which can be accessed from our website here. If you've already downloaded the Membership Toolkit app, we have a store called "Join the PTC" that will allow you to check out with PayPal. Here are some tips for the new app that gives you access to the directory. If you're interested in signing up for our volunteer opportunities, they're all listed on the left sidebar of either app or our AtoZ website. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Heinz at annmuiheinz@gmail.com.


Become a Substitute at Avoca
Avoca is hiring substitute teachers! If you or someone you know is interested in a rewarding opportunity to work with our students and staff on a flexible schedule, please see the below flyer. Click the flyer for more details or Apply Here.

AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 
 
Avoca continues to offer free breakfast and free lunch for all students for the 2021-2022 academic school year. For more information about Avoca's food service program, please visit the website.

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EXTRACURRICULAR & COMMUNITY EVENTS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Baby, Unplugged: One Mother's Search for Balance, Reason, and Sanity in the Digital Age
REGISTER!
AND: "After-Hours" at 8:00 PM!
PURCHASE a copy of Baby, Unplugged to gain admission to "After-Hours," a lively post-event conversation with Morton
.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021 | 8:00 PM (not the later-than-typical start time)
Music Is History: An Evening with Questlove
REGISTER!
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson: Drummer, DJ, producer, director, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots.
Hanif Abdurraqib: Poet, essayist, cultural critic, 2021 MacArthur Fellow, and finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
IT'S A BOOK GIVEAWAY! FAN is giving away copies of Music Is History to attendees randomly selected from the Zoom attendance report. Books can be picked up at our bookseller if you live locally; or shipped as necessary. All details are on the registration page.
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Unprotected: An Evening with Billy Porter
REGISTER!
Billy Porter: Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, playwright, and author.
Jamal Jordan: Mixed-media documentarian, journalist, educator, and author, Queer Love in Color.
IT'S A BOOK GIVEAWAY! FAN is giving away copies of Unprotected to attendees randomly selected from the Zoom attendance report. Books can be picked up at our bookseller if you live locally; or shipped as necessary. All details are on the registration page.
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 7:00 PM 
Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
REGISTER!
Jeff Selingo: Journalist, FutureU podcast co-host, and New York Times bestselling author of Who Gets In and Why.
Adam Harris: Staff writer for The Atlantic and author, The State Must Provide: Why America's Colleges Have Always Been Unequal - And How to Set Them Right.
AND: "After-Hours" at 8:00 PM
PURCHASE a copy of Who Gets In and Why to gain admission to "After-Hours," a lively post-event conversation with Selingo and Harris. 
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 | 7:00 PM 
Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood
REGISTER!
Dawn Turner: Award-winning journalist and author of three books, including the brand-new Three Girls from Bronzeville.
Heidi Stevens: Creative director at Parent Nation at the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. 
AND: "After-Hours" at 8:00 PM!
PURCHASE a copy of Three Girls from Bronzeville to gain admission to "After-Hours," a lively post-event conversation with Turner and Stevens.
AMPLIFY AVOCA 
View the Amplify Avoca, Season 2 Premiere here
Directors:
Max Smith, Tyler Molloy, and Loukya Prabhu
Editors: Vaughn Prahl and Ethan Fannin
Performers: Ezra Morrow, Connor Saavedra, and Naeem Sylvestre
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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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