Avoca Weekly - February 14, 2023

Avoca Weekly - February 14, 2023
Posted on 02/14/2023
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Board of Education Special Meeting 
Board of Education Meeting
President's Day - Holiday (No School or Emergency Make-up Day)
Board of Education Meeting
PTC Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting

2/15 - F.A.N. Event
2/16 - EL Family Night
2/17 - Spring Innovation Grants Applications Due 
2/20 - Summer School Registration Opens
2/23 - F.A.N. Event 
2/24 - New Trier Winter Carnival
2/24 - MM Volleyball Tournament
2/26 - Fun Fair & Live Silent Auction

EL Family Night
Join us Thursday, February 16 in the Marie Murphy ITC from 6 p.m. to experience "A Day in the Life of an English Language (EL) Student at MM." Parents will learn more about the English Language program and have the opportunity to meet other families. 

Innovation Grants 

Fun Fair 
Fun Fair is coming up on February 26th from 12-3. You won't want to miss it! We are still collecting forms for wristband purchases. You can return the paper form to your child's teacher or submit an electronic form here. Order forms are due this Friday, February 17 if you want to bypass the line. Pre-paid wristbands will be delivered to your child's classroom on February 22. We accept cash, check, or credit card via Membership Toolkit or pay using the app. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Summer School Registration Opens Monday
Nothing says, “Hello, Winter!” like planning for summer! District 39’s Summer Enrichment Program 2023 is getting ready for another incredible season of summer programming. Avoca students are able to participate in the summer program. To help your family prepare for success, please read this letter. Transportation forms and fees will be available online soon. Registration opens Monday, February 20, and closes Friday, March 24

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Congratulations to this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners! 
Art Awards
Zayaan D. - Honorable Mention - Photography
Margaret L. - Honorable Mention - Mixed Media; Honorable Mention - Mixed Media
Maddie L. - Honorable Mention - Mixed Media
Sofie P. - Silver Key - Drawing and Illustration; Honorable Mention - Drawing and Illustration 
Anisha V. - Silver Key - Painting
Writing Awards
Hallie H. - Honorable Mention - Memoir; Honorable Mention - Poetry 
Evan M. - Silver Key - Short Story
Sienna M. - Honorable Mention - Flash; Silver Key - Flash - Lemon Bars

Silent Auction
Browse through and bid on your favorite items available through the PTC's Silent Auction, which was recently featured in the local news! With over 600 items from which to choose, you're guaranteed to find something special for each family member. Click here to get started 

Spring Conferences Survey - Share Your Thoughts
Hybrid? Fully remote? Share your spring parent-teacher conference model preference by completing the survey here by Thursday, February 16. 

Volunteer at the Fun Fair
Each year, volunteers play an integral role in setting up and running one of the largest school events of the year: the Fun Fair and live Silent Auction. Students, staff, parents, and community members can sign up to help based on their availability and area of interest, while still having time to attend the event! We still need help with setup, check-in, entertainment, floating, carnival games, the teacher raffle, the silent auction, and the teardown. Click Here to Volunteer

Marie Murphy Volleyball Tournament 
Marie Murphy 6th, 7th & 8th graders are invited to take part in the 2023 Marie Murphy Volleyball Tournament, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24 in the MM school gym. Students can sign up individually or organize a team of 6-10 players (co-ed allowed). The cost is $15 per player (includes a slice of pizza) and registration/payment should be turned into the front office or given directly to Mr. Henley. If registering a team, one team member should register and pay for the entire team.

Concessions, including snacks, pizza, and drinks, will be available for purchase (cash only), as well as raffle prizes (tickets cash only). The tournament will benefit the MM 8th Grade Graduation. All D37 Families are welcome to attend! 

2023-24 Preschool Enrollment 
To enroll your child in the Avoca Community Preschool for the next school year, please fill out the 23-24 Preschool Enrollment form. Paper copies are also available in the offices of both schools. Please return the form to Dawn Scaramuzza in the Student Services Office along with a $100 non-refundable application fee. 

To register, students must be 3 before the start of the school year. Class size is limited. Once limits have been met, students will be placed on a waitlist. The best way to secure a spot is to submit the form and fee payment as soon as possible. It's highly recommended that 3-year-old students register for the AM class and 4-year-old students register for the PM class.

AM Classes
8:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

PM Classes
12:25 p.m.-2:45 p.m.


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Directors: Scarlett S., Owen R., Eli R., Nathan Z., Sabina V., 
Azeeza H., and Ezra M. 
Artists: Nuhaa S., Isabella Z., and Grace Arts
Performers: Anya W., Naeem S., Eliza S., Brian S., Josiah B., Linna H., and Lydia B. 
Editors: Daniel Z., and Charlie F.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 7-8 PM
Understanding and Treating School Anxiety and Refusal
Leslie Brankin, Psy.D., Anna Finis, Psy.D., and Toni Boos, Psy.D.
Register Here
Note: FAN collects registration data to inform event planning. This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 7-8 PM
Sink: A Coming-of-Age Memoir
Joseph Earl Thomas and Cathy Linh Che
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of SINK from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Thomas and Che that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here
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