Avoca Weekly - May 16, 2023

Avoca Weekly - May 16, 2023
Posted on 05/16/2023
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Let's Talk Avoca Facilities: May 20 & 23
Board of Education Meeting & Spring Student Recognition
Town Hall Meeting on District Facilities
Town Hall Meeting on District Facilities
Memorial Day - Holiday (No School) 
Finance Committee Meeting 
Last Full Day of Student Attendance

5/15-5/19 - Avoca West Book Fair
5/19 - Bike to School Day

2023-2024 School Supplies
SHOP NOW for your 2023-24 school supplies. Avoid the stores and get all your school supply shopping done online. EPI school supply packs contain all the items and brands our teachers require. Not only is this convenient for you, but it is a fundraiser to help our school. Order now with our School ID of AVO021 or MUR066 HERE

Be sure to order for the grade your child is entering next year. Parents new to Marie Murphy: you must review School Supply Lists for extra items not included in the grade-level packs like gym uniforms, art packs (sold separately) calculators for advanced math and 8th grade, and resource supplies. 

Please contact your school coordinator with questions:
Avoca West: Sara (eatfitchicago.com)
Marie Murphy: Dorothy ([email protected])

Town Hall on District Facilities: May 20 & 23
Join us on Saturday, May 20, or Tuesday, May 23 for a Town Hall Meeting on District 37 Facilities. Learn about the current state of Avoca school buildings, their needs, and options to address those needs. The sessions will conclude with you and other attendees providing feedback so the Board can chart a successful course for our schools. Bring a neighbor or two! Refreshments will be provided. Click on the graphic below for additional details. If you could not attend the November 2022 Town Hall on District finances, you may access the video of the presentation by clicking here

Avoca Choir Performs at New Trier
The Avoca West Comunita Choir will be singing at the New Trier High Five Spring Sing on Thursday, May 18 during the school day. 

2023-24 Transportation Fees 
Transportation fees are being collected for the 2023-24 school year and we encourage families to pay by June 30 to take advantage of the lower fee amount. For more information, visit our Transportation webpage here
By 6/30
After 6/30
By 6/30, 11/1
After 6/30, 11/1
Fee Per Child: $580 $655 $290 $327.50
Fee Per Child: $355 $430 $177.50 $215
Avoca West Book Fair 
The book fair is up and running now through Friday, May 19! You can purchase electronic gift cards for your children to use at the fair or buy for teachers now at Literati Book Fairs.
Bike to School Day 
We’re celebrating bicycling and promoting healthy, active lifestyles by biking to school on National Bike to School Day this Friday, May 19!* We encourage students to hop on a bike, scooter, or skateboard and head to school for a chance to win a Dairy Queen coupon (helmets must be worn to claim the prize)! Adults are encouraged to help students cross busier roads. 
*Rain date to be determined

Support our MM Team & Pay Your MM Room Fees Online
The PTC is still collecting room fees from MM families to purchase year-end MM staff gifts. This is a final "thank you" to our teachers, staff, bus drivers, and facilities staff. A $25 per child donation is encouraged. Please consider contributing here: Marie Murphy Room Fees. 

Student Registration
Student Registration for Returning Students is open through May 30. If you have not yet registered for the 2023-2024 school year, please do so by referencing the email sent to you from Registration Support ([email protected]). Please email [email protected] if you did not receive the email or if you have any questions. Each email contains a unique Snapcode Link which is specific to each child. For more information about Returning Student Registration, visit our webpage here. NOTE: Incoming 3rd- and 6th-grade students must again provide the district with three Proofs of Residency.
5th Grade Parent Night

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Editors: James B., Daniel Z., and Luci 
Directors: Nathan, Ezra, and Lida
Artists: Hazel G.
Performers: Brian S., Eliza S., Mae, and Evan G

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration

Save the date for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration on May 21 from 1-4 pm, at the Community Rec Center. Come celebrate AAPI culture from across the world with demonstrations, performances, and food! Click Here for event information and updates.
June 11 - August 13, 2023
The Museum’s Summer Scavenger Hunt is back by popular demand! Mr. Loutsch, the owner of the last-standing farm in Wilmette, has lost his pigs and needs your help to find them. Head out with your family and enjoy some local history and embark on a fun search around Wilmette to help Mr. Loutsch. Kids aged 13 and younger can win prizes from Homers, Lou Malnati’s, and Wilmette Bicycle & Sport Shop! Check out the Museum website in June for more details. 

Friday, May 19, 2023 | 7-8PM
Quietly Hostile: A Conversation with Samantha Irby
Samantha Irby and Megan Stielstra
In-Person event -  No Registration Required
First 400 attendees will receive a free copy of Quietly Hostile

Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

This event is suitable for youth 16+. The event will be recorded but not live-streamed. The video will be available on FAN’s website and YouTube channel.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | 7-8PM
Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today

Hal Hershfield, Ph.D., and Daniel Pink
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Your Future Self from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Hershfield and Pink that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 7-8PM
Anatomy of a Breakthrough: How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most
Adam Alter, Ph.D., and David Epstein
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Anatomy of a Breakthrough from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Alter that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.
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