Avoca Weekly - March 22, 2022

Avoca Weekly - March 22, 2022
Posted on 03/22/2022
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March 22, 2022
Half-Day Student Attendance (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
Non-Attendance Day (No School - Students & Staff)
Spring Break Begins (No School)
Teacher Institute Day (Student Non-Attendance Day)
School Resumes
Board of Education Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Non-Attendance Day (No School - Students & Staff) 

3/22 - ADL Parent Meeting
3/23 - Teacher Appreciation Lunches

Avoca Different Learners
Please join Avoca Diverse Learners for our Zoom tonight, March 22 from 7:45-8:45 p.m. A Zoom link will be emailed to parents on the ADL mailing list. If you would like to join the list or simply attend this meeting, please contact parent leaders for the link: Louise Dechovitz, [email protected] or Helen Lucaitis, 312-550-2077 by text.

8th Grade Fundraiser
Take a night off from cooking and support the Marie Murphy 8th Grade Committee by ordering from Lou Malnati's-Wilmette on Wednesday, March 23 (the first night of conferences!) Lou's will donate 20 percent of all sales that mention the MM 8th Grade Committee, so be sure to either say you're ordering for the Marie Murphy fundraiser - or use the code in the attached flier for online/app orders. Thanks for your support! 

Boys Volleyball Conference Champions
Congratulations to Kelli Lane, former MM alumn Jack Mastros, and the Marie Murphy Boys Volleyball Teams on being conference champs! Both our JV and Varsity teams won the regular-season title, and last night both teams capped off a great season by winning the conference tournament!  

Student Recognition Ceremony 
Last week, outstanding Vikings were recognized before the Board of Education, staff, and their families for their commitments to excellence across multiple disciplines as nominated by district staff. This year, students were nominated for demonstrating values consistent with District values: 
  • Having high expectations
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Striving for excellence
  • Developing relationships
  • Contributing to the community
The Avoca West Concert Choir kicked off the event with their performance of "Let the Chorus Sing," led by Ms. Weismehl. 

Round of Applause: District Choral Concert
Congratulations to Mr. Hammond, Ms. Weismehl, AW and MM Concert Choir, and NT Swing Choir vocalists for their performances last week as we celebrated the return of singing and music in our schools month! 

Teacher Appreciation Lunches
The PTC is providing lunch for teachers and staff on Wednesday, March 23 during conferences. If you would like to bring items to contribute, please see the sign-ups below:

Avoca West Sign Up Genius
Marie Murphy Sign Up Genius

Amazon Smile
You can now support the PTC (0.5%) every time you shop with Amazon, at no additional cost using Amazon Smile. Here's how it works:

  • Sign up via a web browser (not the app). Log in to your account and go to smile.amazon.com
  • To choose your charity, type in and select "Avoca 37" in the search bar
  • Each time you shop on Amazon via a web browser, always go to smile.amazon.com. If you go to Amazon.com, all the money goes to Amazon. If you shop in the app, you still have to first choose your Amazon Smile charity in a web browser. 
  • After you have chosen Avoca 37, you can then enable Amazon Smile in the app by following the instructions. 

Avoca Preschool Enrollment
Preschool Enrollment for the next school year is still open. If you are interested,  complete the 22-23 Preschool Enrollment form here and return it to Dawn Scaramuzza in the Student Services office, along with a $100 non-refundable application fee.

Amplify Avoca

Click here to view the March 21, 2022 Edition

Directors: LuLu Huang & Ezra Morrow
Editor: Ethan Fannin
Artists: Ria Krishna, Max Smith, Hannah Huang
Performers: Hannah Huang, Eli Routsolias, Levi Morrow, & Joaco Ohaco
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

Thomas Fisher M.D., MPH and Natalie Y. Moore
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Dr. Fisher that will start immediately after the webinar.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole 
Susan Cain and Amy J.C.Cuddy, Ph.D.
Register Here
With the financial support of Compass Health Center, FAN is giving away 500 signed copies of Bittersweet to attendees. To enter the random drawing, your address and phone number are required. Please indicate if you will pick up your book at The Book Stall; the pick-up deadline is April 24. Winners will be notified via email. Purchase a copy of the book here

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters

Juliette Kayyem and Gretchen Rubin
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022 | 7-8 PM
Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything
Jane McGonigal, Ph.D. and Curtis Sittenfeld
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by McGonigal that will start immediately after the webinar.
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