Avoca Weekly - June 6, 2023

Avoca Weekly - June 6, 2023
Posted on 06/06/2023
So close
CANCELLED: Finance Committee Meeting 
Last Full Day of Student Attendance
Board of Education Meeting
Varsity Science Olympiad Recognition

5/30-6/8 - MM Book Fair
6/7 - 5th Grade (Incoming 6th) Parent Night
6/9 - 5th Grade Party 
6/12 - 8th Grade Graduation
6/12 - F.A.N. Event
6/13 - AW & MM Year-End Parties
Please refer to your school-specific newsletters and principal emails for additional information, events, and dates.

Avoca Device Collection THIS Week 
The Avoca Tech Department will be collecting all student devices and accessories this week. Click here for collection days and items by grade level. Please note that the Damage Waiver (if purchased) does not cover lost items. Questions? Email Beth Haugeberg at [email protected]
5th Grade Parent Night

Avoca West Field Day 
Enjoy one of the last days of the school year outdoors with the Avoca students (K-5th Grade) at the 2023 Avoca West Field Day! Field Day is scheduled for this Thursday, June 8 with a rain date of Monday, June 12. For more event details or to sign up for the remaining volunteer slots, click here.

5th Grade Celebration 
Help our 5th graders celebrate their last year at Avoca West in style on June 9 from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.! We need parents to help volunteer for various tasks to make this a successful party. If you're interested in lending a hand, Sign Up Here.

Marie Murphy Book Fair

8th Grade Graduation

Bus Fees
If your student is riding the bus to school next year, the deadline to register and take advantage of the lower fee is June 30. Existing families that have not registered and paid either in full or made a partial payment by July 28 will not be able to add bus service until after Labor Day. This will allow us to finalize bus routes and load them into PowerSchool in a timely manner. For rates and more information, read Ms. Dever's Transportation Letter here
End-of-Year School Supply Collection
D37's Green Committee is partnering with a local high schooler, Claire Blasko, to help reduce D37's environmental footprint by participating in the end-of-year school supply collection. We are collecting all types of school supplies, in any condition. This is Claire's 3rd annual reuse-and-recycle school supply collection in the Wilmette area, and D37's first time partnering in this effort. Gently-used and new items will be donated to Radical Generosity Chicago for distribution to schools and organizations in need. Items unsuitable for donation will be sorted and delivered to appropriate specialty recyclers. Collection boxes will be available next week, Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13, outside of Avoca West and Marie Murphy schools. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Avoca West End-of-Year Pizza Party
Marie Murphy Year-End Party
Thank you to the PTC for supporting a year-end party for 6th and 7th graders on the last day of school! There will be pizza, a DJ, dancing, volleyball, games, and more! Click here for more details or to volunteer.
Support our MM team and Pay Your Marie Murphy Room Fees Online
We are approaching the end of the year when we say our final thank you to our teachers, staff, bus drivers, and facilities staff on behalf of all MM students and families. We are still collecting funds for room fees to purchase end-of-the-year gifts for our entire MM team. We suggest a $25 donation for each child you have at Marie Murphy. Please use this link to contribute: Marie Murphy Room Fees

2023-2024 School Supply Ordering 
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])

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Click here for the June 5, 2023 Edition
Watch the final chapter of Adventure in a Whole New World, Rocky "reading" Alice in Wonderland, Ella on the piano, and Alex on the violin! And, from the directors: A trip to the nurse's office  and how Amplify Avoca is really made. 


Hi Fellow Avoca Families! Want your kiddos to continue with their Spanish language learning this summer? My name is Sarah Muñoz and I teach a Spanish summer camp for elementary-aged kids. I have put together a cohort of just AW kiddos. All Avoca students registered for two weeks or more receive 30% off! Visit munoztutoringco.com/kids for more information.

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. 

Monday, June 12, 2023 | 7-8PM*
Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World
Christian Cooper and Natalie Y. Moore
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Better Living Through Birding from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Cooper and Moore that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.

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Avoca West Elementary School | 235 Beech Drive, Glenview, IL 60025 | P: 847-724-6800
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