Avoca Weekly - February 21, 2024

Avoca Weekly - February 21, 2024
Posted on 02/21/2024
Avoca Weekly Newsletter 🎪2024 Fun Fair & Auction Weekend🎈
Board of Education Meeting 
District Strings National Anthem at Northwestern 
Fun Fair & Silent Auction 
Silent Auction Ends 
All In For Avoca 37 Open House (AW)
All In For Avoca 37 Open House (MM)
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting

2/27 - F.A.N. Event
2/29 - F.A.N. Event
3/13 - PTC Meeting 

Avoca West Fun Fair on February 25
Join us for this annual extravaganza where the school turns into a lively carnival with games, music, exciting activities, prizes, teacher raffles, and a silent auction for parents. Ready to be part of the fun? 

Wristband sales have now closed, but tickets are still available at the door! Join us this Sunday, February 25th from 12-3 pm!

Calling for volunteers! We're seeking help from parents, Marie Murphy students, and other Avoca alumni to contribute to one of our largest community-building events. Sign up to volunteer now

For questions about the event please email Erin Loder at [email protected].

Silent Auction 2024
The event you have all been waiting for - the 2024 Avoca District 37 Silent Auction is officially open for bidding! Bid here. The auction has been extended, and will now end on March 3.

New items will be regularly added to the auction, so please check for new items! All bids are donations and there are no refunds. All items have been donated by local businesses and organizations, and proceeds will be used for Innovation Grants and to fund PTC events and programs. We thank you for your support in our biggest fundraiser of the year! Happy bidding!

Planning for the Future
A community-driven process that started back in 2021 helped develop a proposal that will secure a future for generations of Avoca students by funding major improvements to Marie Murphy School and building a new Pre-K through fifth-grade school on the Marie Murphy campus. Voters are being asked to consider a bond referendum on the March 19 ballot to fund the proposal. Learn more about this community-created plan to improve our schools at www.allinforavoca37.org

2024 PTC Executive Board - Positions Open
Would you like to be a part of decision-making for your PTC?  Would you like to have your voice heard? We have several exciting opportunities for volunteers to lead the next PTC, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. All positions are 2-year terms. If you're interested, please contact Joanne Routsolias at [email protected]

President - We are looking for our next president. If you would like to help preside over all meetings and help where needed, this is the position for you. 

VP for Marie Murphy - We need a new VP for Marie Murphy. This position will be the liaison between the PTC and committees with Marie Murphy. 

Secretary - Our secretary position is also open. This individual will take minutes in our meetings.

Treasurer - We need a new treasurer who will collect and receive all funds for the PTC. 

Director of Volunteers - The director of volunteers position is also up for election. This will be our lead recruiter for all the events that we have during the school year. 

Director of Communications - We are also searching for a new Director of Communications. This will only be a one-year term as the current holder will be moving out of the district. The Director of Communications will be the lead for all marketing and communications efforts for the PTC.

Further details of each position can be found in the bylaws and policies document here.

Volunteer Opportunity - Supply Kit Manager at Marie Murphy
We're seeking a volunteer to manage the school supply fundraiser for Marie Murphy. This involves placing orders in March/April and ensuring delivery to classrooms before school resumes in August. It's a fantastic fundraiser that typically earns our PTC around $700! For more details about this role, please reach out to Dorothy Elfring at [email protected] or 773-269-9782.

5th Grade Party 
The 5th grade party will be on Friday, May 31! Some friendly reminders: 

  • Don't forget to fill out the 5th Grade Party Form
  • We are kindly requesting $40 from each family to support the event. Payment options: Pay by card here (preferred), check payable to the Avoca PTC, or cash. Label your payment envelope with your child’s name and teacher. Have your child give this to their teacher or Venmo @clarey2k and include your student's full name. 
  • Submit a 4x6 physical copy of your child’s kindergarten photo with their name on the back to your class teacher. Email a digital copy of your child’s kindergarten photo with their name in the subject line to [email protected]. Please feel free to also add any other group pictures taken throughout your child's years at AW! These will be used for the video montage. 

The deadline for forms, payment, and photos is March 29. 



February 27, 2024, 7:00-8:00pm
Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There
Cass R Sunstein and Ayelet Fishbach PH.D.
On Zoom - Register here

February 29, 7:00-8:00pm
Practical Optimism: The Art, Science, and Practice of Exceptional Well-Being
Sue Varma MD and Tara Lipinski
On Zoom - Register here

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