Avoca Weekly - February 7, 2023

Avoca Weekly - February 7, 2023
Posted on 02/07/2023
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Avoca Events You'll L-O-V-E 💕
Board of Education Special Meeting
Finance Committee 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
Town Hall Meeting 
Board of Education Meeting

2/9 - F.A.N. Event
2/11 - AW Family Hour of Code
2/13 - Spring Play Open Auditions
2/15 - F.A.N. Event
2/16 - EL Family Night
2/17 - Spring Innovation Grants Applications Due 
2/24 - New Trier Winter Carnival
2/24 - MM Volleyball Tournament
2/26 - Fun Fair & Live Silent Auction

Fun Fair 
Fun Fair is coming back to Avoca West on February 26! This is a fun event for all ages! Please sign up by February 17 so we can distribute wristbands to all students by February 22. You can sign up with this Google Form or the paper form we sent home with your child. We accept cash, checks (payable to Avoca PTC), or credit cards via the Membership Toolkit App. Questions? Email [email protected].

Art-in-Action Thank Yous
The gym at Avoca West was buzzing with creative energy on February 1 during the PTC-sponsored Art-in-Action Day! Get a recap of the event and thank yous here

Silent Auction
The Silent Auction is happening now! Don’t miss your chance to score some amazing items. Click here to start bidding or browse through almost 500 items! Our auction was also recently featured in The Record North Shore

Volunteer at the Fun Fair
We are still in need of volunteers to help put on the largest school event of the year, the 2023 Avoca West Fun Fair. The Fun Fair is an annual event where the school is transformed into a carnival-like atmosphere with games, music, fun activities, prizes, teacher raffles, and a silent auction for parents. Click Here to Volunteer

2023 Spring Play Auditions
Auditions for The One-Act Play Disaster! will be held on Monday, February 13 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. A parent permission form is required to audition. 

2023 Summer Enrichment Program
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 this program. To help your family prepare for success, please read this letter. Registration will run from Monday, February 20 through Friday, March 24. 

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 

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! 

New Trier High School Wants to Hear from Elementary School Families!
New Trier High School is always seeking to improve its communication with community members. The District is asking all community members to take the time to fill out a brief online survey about communications preferences at https://bit.ly/newtriersurveyThe survey includes questions specific to parents with children in New Trier Township elementary schools. It should take only a few minutes to complete. The survey link will close on Friday, February 10.

MTSS Parent Night 102 
Thank you to those who came out for the MTSS Parent Night 102 last week! If you were not able to attend or want a recap, you can view the presentation slideshow here

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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Click here to see the February 6, 2023, Edition
Performers: Grace A. (Interview), Evelyn C. (Drawing Lesson), Victoria M. (Jokes), & wen C. (Charming), 
Victor and Leo (Magic).
Directors: Scarlett S., Owen R., Eli R., Nathan Z., Lida H., Amrita P., & Ezra M.
Artists: Victor M., Leo M., & Victoria M.
Editors: Daniel Z., Charlie F., Nathan Z., Lydia B. & Linna H.

The family-favorite tradition returns: the New Trier Senior Class is hosting Winter Carnival on February 24!  For the first time since 2020, the New Trier Senior Class is hosting Winter Carnival on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5:45-8 p.m. at New Trier’s Winnetka Campus (Trevian Way Entrance). The entire New Trier Class of 2023 will work with their adviser rooms to transform the school into various carnival attractions for children. 

In addition to various activity booths, ranging from Face Painting and Bozo Buckets to Glowing Dance Party and Mini Bike Race, the event will include carnival confections such as cotton candy and snow cones. Habitat Leader Brandon Belian ’23, who owns his own DJ business, will also be spinning throughout the evening. 

All proceeds of the event benefit Habitat for Humanity, New Trier’s annual Senior Class Project. Follow @newtrierhabitat on Instagram for more updates. We hope to see you there. 
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 7-8 PM
Gun Safety in Our Communities
Shannon Watts, Pastor Brenda Mitchell, and Heidi Stevens
Register Here

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.
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