Avoca Weekly - January 19, 2023

Avoca Weekly - January 19, 2023
Posted on 01/19/2023
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Board of Education Meeting
Quarter 2 Ends
Semester 1 Ends 
Quarter 3 Begins 
Semester 2 Begins 
MTSS Parent Night #2
Board of Education Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting 
Board of Education Meeting
President's Day - Holiday (No School or Emergency Make-up Day)

1/19 - F.A.N. Event
1/24 - F.A.N. Event
1/26 - PTC Silent Auction Starts
1/26 - F.A.N. Event
1/28 - CRICUT for Beginners
1/31 - F.A.N. Event
2/1 - Art in Action
2/6 - Northwestern National Anthem Performance 
2/11 - AW Family Hour of Code

Now Open: 2023-24 Preschool Enrollment 
If you are interested in enrolling 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. Once completed, please return the form to Dawn Scaramuzza in the Student Services Office. A $100 non-refundable application fee is due along with the form.

In order to register, students must be 3 before the start of the school year. Class size is limited and once limits have been met, students will be placed on a waitlist. Please return forms as quickly as possible in order to secure a spot in either the AM or PM class. It is highly recommended that 3-year-old students register for the AM class and 4-year-old students register for the PM class.

AM Classes
Monday through Thursday
8:50 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

PM Classes
Monday through Friday
12:25 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Questions? Email Dawn Scaramuzza at [email protected] or call 847-728-4142.

Art in Action
This year, Art in Action day at Avoca West will take place on Wednesday, February 1. For those of you new to our district, Art in Action is a PTC-sponsored program that brings fine arts into the classroom. For one day at Avoca West, the gymnasium is transformed into an art studio where 8 to 10 visiting artists set up shop and help all of our students, kindergarten through fifth grade, prepare a fine arts project to take home. Students enjoy participating in the creative process and learning about the versatility of the artistic talents of people in our own community.

We still have a few spots for volunteers! Sign Up to Volunteer Here.

Silent Auction is Almost Here
This year's Silent Auction will run from January 26 through February 26! We will have items in the air (flying with and without a plane), on water (jet ski), on the snow (kids' ski trip), in theaters, on ice, in pools, on courts (pickleball equipment), in sports arenas, on the road (motorcycle riding class), in front of cameras (portraits), on sidewalks (skateboards), in museums, with swords, in fire trucks, on horses, escaping from rooms, in gardens, at music festivals, in studios, running through mud, on a golf course, in gyms, on fields (baseball & soccer), in dojos, on massage tables, and in bars. We are also being promised some surprises in this auction that will shock and amaze us. 

Consider Donating to the Viking Fund
The Viking Fund provides families facing hardship with financial support to cover all or part of Avoca's athletic, Science Olympiad, band, orchestra, and school play fees. Started in 2019 and seeded by the PTC, the fund requires approximately $12,000 in donations per year to sustain itself. Right now, the balance is down to approximately $4,500, which means not all students in need can access the programs that help Avoca Inspire Curiosity, Cultivate Academic Growth, and Nurture Diversity.

We hope you consider making a donation today. Each donor will receive a custom Avoca magnet

Click here to learn more about the Viking Fund or Donate
Avoca is considered a charitable organization for tax purposes.

Fun Fair Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to help put on the largest school event of the year, the 2023 Avoca West Fun Fair on February 26, 2023. 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

District Facilities & Finance 

Northwestern National Anthem - Avoca Strings Performance
Avoca strings players will perform the National Anthem at the Northwestern vs. Nebraska Women's Basketball game on Monday, February 6 at 5:53 p.m.! Participating students will receive details and instructions from their teachers. All district families are welcome to attend! Click here for event details and to purchase tickets

CRICUT for Beginners

Scan the QR Code or Visit: https://bit.ly/cricutchat

Avoca West Family Hour of Code

Scan the QR Code or Visit: bit.ly/awfebcode


Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 7-8 PM
This Beauty: A Philosophy of Being Alive
Nick Riggle, Ph.D. and Todd Kashdan, Ph.D.
Register Here 
After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of "This Beauty" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Riggle and Kashdan that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 7-8 PM
The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
Robert Waldinger, MD and Arthur Brooks, Ph.D.
Register Here 
Free Books! FAN is giving away hundreds of copies of "The Good Life" to attendees. To be entered into the random drawing, your address and phone number are required. Personal info will not be shared. Indicate if you will pick up your book at The Book Stall. Winners will be notified via email within a few days of the event. Note: FAN collects registration data to inform event planning.

Thursday January 26, 2023 | 7-8 PM
Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Susan Cain.
Register Here 
After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of "Awe" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Keltner and Cain that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 | 7-8 PM
A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope
David Ambroz and Brandon Nichols
Register Here
After-Hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of "A Place Called Home" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Ambroz that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here

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