Avoca Weekly - April 19, 2022

Avoca Weekly - April 19, 2022
Posted on 04/18/2022
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April 19, 2022
Board of Education Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Student Recognition Ceremony
Memorial Day - Holiday (No School)

4/21 - F.A.N. Event
4/23 - Earth Day Event
4/25 - F.A.N. Event
4/26 - ADL Parent Zoom
4/28 - Intermediate/Advanced Suzuki Concert (AW)
4/28 - F.A.N. Event
4/29 - Spring Play Community Performance
4/30 - Spring Play Community Performance 
5/3 - AW Spring Choral Concert

Earth Day
Swing by for a special Avoca Earth Day event this Saturday, April 23 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Avoca West! Click on the flyer below for full details. Questions? Email Dr. Osburn ([email protected]) or Maya Vasudevan ([email protected]).


Avoca Different Learners: Bridging to 6th & 9th Grades (Rescheduled)
Please join Avoca Diverse Learners for our “Bridging to 6th and 9th Grades” Meeting (Zoom) on April 26 from 7:45-8:45 p.m. with Director of Student Services Kristen Moore, who will speak about the structure of support for students with IEPs and 504s as they move from Avoca West to Marie Murphy and from Marie Murphy to New Trier. 

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. This event is open to parents/caregivers of students at Avoca West and Marie Murphy of all grade levels.

2022 Spring Play 
Play: Username, by Brian Hampton
Community performances: Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission - No Ticket Required

Brief Synopsis: From the playwright, Brian Hampton, this poignant and humorous satire presents the ramifications of a plugged-in life and the benefits of finding balance with a good old-fashioned human connection. 

Cast: Evi N., Aaliya B., Lucas KM, Clark N., Mika C., Lucie K., Stella P., David G., Jacob W., Margot S., Hallie H., Haven T., Tenzin Y., Arian A., Josie N., Valentina D., Eloise A., Julia C., Amalia BC.
Crew: Amalia BC, Stella BC, Oliver F., Lillian C., Shailan M.
Director: Ms. Karah Janssen

AW Spring Choral Concert
The upcoming Avoca West Spring Choral Concert will feature all three Avoca choral ensembles: Concert Choir, Gioso, and Comunità. “Won’t You Sing Along?” will take place in the Avoca West South Gym on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. Please join us for this celebratory event of raising our voices together in song!

Annual Book Fair: Volunteers Needed
Avoca West's annual book fair is back in person! We are looking for volunteers for May 13-20: setting up, manning the book fair, and breaking down. Time slots are 2-3 hours each. Sign up for this fun opportunity to get to know fellow Avoca West parents while supporting the Avoca West library and PTC. 
Contact [email protected] for more information. To volunteer, visit the SignUp Genius Link

IRC Summit for Bilingual Parents
The Illinois Bilingual Parents Summit will be held on Saturday, May 7 at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center. View the flyer for full details or Register Here

5th Grade End-of-Year Party
The annual 5th Grade Party will take place on Friday, June 3 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at AW during the school day. Don't forget to read the Parent Letter which includes details for food, payment, T-shirts, RSVP, and photo requests. If you'd like to help the day of, please complete this 5th Grade Parent Volunteer SignUp.

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. 
Amplify Avoca

Click here to view the April 18, 2022 Edition

Editor: Linna 
Performers: Naeem, Ezra, Tyler, Alexander, and Christopher
Artists: Alexander, Christopher, Abbey, and Suraya

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving
Christine Porath, Ph.D. and Douglas R. Conant
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Porath and Conant that will start immediately after the webinar. 

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
The Power of the Downstate: Recharge Your Life Using Your Body's Own Restorative Systems
Sara C. Mednick, Ph.D. and Karen Dobkins, Ph.D 
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Mednick and Dobkins that will start immediately after the webinar.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2022 | 7-8 PM*
Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise 
Dana Suskind, Ph.D. + Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. 
Register Here
After-hours event: Purchase a copy of the book here and get invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Suskind that will start immediately after the webinar.

*All events are CST. 
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