Avoca Weekly - November 9, 2021

Avoca Weekly - November 9, 2021
Posted on 11/09/2021
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November 9, 2021 
PTC Meeting 
Board of Education Meeting
Community Engagement/Town Hall Meeting 2
Teacher Contract Day (No Student Attendance)
Teacher Institute Day (No Student Attendance)
Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Post-Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 

11/9 - 8th Grade Committee November Meeting
11/9 - F.A.N. Event
11/9 - PTC Meeting
11/10 - Picture Retakes
11/14 - HEROS ABC Book Club Meeting 
11/19 - F.A.N. Event
11/30 - F.A.N. Event
12/2 - F.A.N. Event

Top Announcements

PTC Meeting 
Join us at our next PTC meeting tomorrow, November 10 from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82438432794

Join a Subcommittee 
These two groups are getting organized for the 2021-2022 school year. Click on the below links for more information or to sign up. 

Green Committee: All Avoca: Green Committee (signupgenius.com)
CommunIDEE: All Avoca: CommunIDEE (signupgenius.com)

8th Grade Committee - November Meeting
The 8th Grade Graduation Committee will be meeting tomorrow night, November 10. Please contact Betsy Harootyan at [email protected] if you want to get involved with the committee or attend the meeting. 
CommunIDEE - Native American Heritage Month

This November, we recognize and learn from Native American Heritage Month. The HEROS Action-based Book Club (ABC) meeting will be held on Sunday, November 14, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We will discuss There There by Tommy Orange, a Cheyenne and Arapaho author. For additional details, please check ABC's website. We welcome you to join our discussion. Even if you do not have enough time to read the whole book, please read at least Chapter 3 on the Native American occupation of Alcatraz, and join our conversation! Hope to see you there! Registration link

If you have any holidays or celebrations you want to be posted, or if you are curious about CommunIDEE events, please email Ami Das at [email protected]

Vaccination Clinic for Students Ages 5-11
This letter outlines all of the details related to the Vaccination Clinic on November 12 (Dose 1) and December 3 (Dose 2) - taking place at Washburne School on Hibbard in Winnetka. The registration link is in the letter and can be accessed by clicking here.

The registration is operated by Albertsons, the parent company of Jewel-Osco, which is operating the clinic. Please make sure you follow all of the directions in the letter regarding documentation, scheduling, parking, and more so that your child's vaccination goes smoothly.

Another clinic will be held on November 23 (Dose 1) and December 14 (Dose 2).  The registration information for that clinic will be sent the week prior to November 23.

Join Us! Town Hall Meeting 2: Facilities, Learning Spaces, and District Finances
The District's next town meeting is right around the corner! Come out on Wednesday, November 17 for an informative overview of the state of District Facilities, Learning Spaces, and Finances.  Take a customized survey and participate in small focus groups with administrators and Board of Education members. The feedback generated from the survey and focus groups directly informs the Strategic Planning Committee's work in developing a District Needs Assessment and ultimately, a new strategic plan for Avoca. Please see the flyer below for more details. 

Free breakfast pickups are Mondays from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the front entrance of Marie Murphy School. No registration or signup is required. Available for students currently enrolled in Preschool through  8th grade in Avoca School District 37. For more details on the program, visit here

Monday November 15, 2021   8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday November 29, 2021   8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Monday December 6, 2021     8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday December 13, 2021   8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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FAN - Family Action Network

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2021 | 7-8 PM*
Unprotected: An Evening with Billy Porter 
Register Here
Billy Porter (Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, playwright, and author) & Jamal Jordan
(Mixed-media documentarian, journalist, educator, and author). 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 | 7-8 PM*
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
Register Here

Nikole Hannah-Jones (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, creator of the 1619 Project, Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University, and founder of Howard’s Center for Journalism and Democracy) & 
Carol Anderson, Ph.D. (Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies, Emory University).

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 | 7-8 PM*
How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order
Register Here
Laurie Rosenwald (Illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator) & Douglas Coupland (Novelist, designer, and visual artist).

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021 | 7-8 PM*
Farm-to-Table: Growers, Chefs, and Home Cooks
Register Here

Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner (Co-authors, The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook) & Sarah Stegner (Co-chef and co-owner, Prairie Grass Cafe). 

*All event start times are Central Time (CT)
Amplify Avoca 

Click Here for the November 8, 2021 Edition 

We have another great show for you with Marguarette Pestrue, Max Smith, and Aaron Fannin, directed by Rosalee Eltanal and Matthew Joyce (with the expert support of Tyler Molloy and Ezra Morrow), and edited by Ezra.  There's a drawing lesson if kids want to follow. Enjoy! 

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