Avoca Weekly - April 25, 2023

Avoca Weekly - April 25, 2023
Posted on 04/25/2023
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Board of Education Organizational Meeting 
Teacher Institute Day (Student Non-Attendance Day)
PTC Meeting 
Finance Committee Meeting 
Board of Education Meeting & Spring Student Recognition
Town Hall Meeting on District Facilities
Town Hall Meeting on District Facilities
Memorial Day - Holiday (No School) 

4/27 - F.A.N. Event
4/28 - Community Spring Play Performance
5/8-5/12 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5/10 - Teacher Appreciation Lunches

Teacher Appreciation Yard Signs 
As in years past, the district would like to showcase its gratitude for our educators during National Teacher Appreciation (May 8-12) by coloring as many lawns as possible with custom Avoca yard signs. 

If you would like a free yard sign, please complete the sign-up below by May 1. Details on sign distribution are forthcoming. You may also reuse previous years' signs. Thank you in advance for your support. 

Teacher Appreciation Yard Sign Sign-up

Avoca's Music Education Program Receives National Recognition
Avoca School District 37 has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 24th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the designation, Avoca answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified by school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. Special thanks to Mr. Anderson, Mr. Hammond, Ms. Oppenheim, Ms. Parisoli, Ms. Stubbs, and Ms. Weismehl for all they do for our students! 
Spring Play Performances Kick Off this Week
Performances for the Marie Murphy's spring play The One-Act Play Disaster will take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday during school for students. All families, friends, and community members are invited to view the Friday, April 28 evening performance at 7:30 p.m. at Marie Murphy School. We hope to see you there! 

May Town Hall Meetings on District Facilities 
Join us on May 20 or 23 for Town Hall Meetings on the state of Avoca's facilities, facility needs, and different pathways for sustaining facilities. Both sessions are identical. After a 20-minute presentation, there will be focus groups whose feedback will be incorporated into a report that goes to the Board of Education in June. Click on the flyer below for more details. 
Earth Day Cleanup Recap 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the PTC-Green Committee's Earth Day Cleanup at Avoca West on Sunday! We had a great turnout from our school community and collected many bags of litter, which was successfully sorted into recycling and landfill. If you are interested in helping out with Green Committee projects, email [email protected]
Save the Date: Book Fair
Mark your calendars for the Avoca West Book Fair, which will take place the week of May 15 and feature a new vendor, Literati

Save the Date: Teacher Appreciation Lunch 
The PTC will be providing teacher appreciation lunches on Wednesday, May 10 at both Avoca West and Marie Murphy. Sign-ups to donate food/beverages will be available soon and are greatly appreciated. 
Congratulations to this year's retiring board members, Louise Dechovitz and Dr. Glader for their combined 12 years of dedicated service to the Avoca Board of Education and the community! Both were celebrated at the April 20 board meeting. Following tradition, Marie Murphy student Sebastian S.'s artwork was selected to be dedicated in their honor. The new board will be seated on May 4 at the Organizational Meeting. You can read more about Mrs. Dechovitz's and Dr. Glader's time and impact on the Board of Education here

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Performers: Bianca, Deepa, Isla, DellaRose, Mae, Aya, Linna, and Lydia
Art: Lincy and various cast members 
Exercised Video and AW Shark Tank: Charlie, Ezra, Eli, and Lida
Editors: Daniel Z., Charlie, and James T.

Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 7-8PM
Soul Shift: The Weary Human’s Guide to Getting Unstuck and Reclaiming Your Path to Joy
Rachel Macy Stafford and Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D. 
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Soul Shift from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Stafford that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here

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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
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