Avoca Weekly - January 24, 2023

Avoca Weekly - January 24, 2023
Posted on 01/24/2023
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Board of Education Special Meeting
MTSS Parent Night #2
Board of Education Special Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Board of Education Special Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting 
Board of Education Meeting
President's Day - Holiday (No School or Emergency Make-up Day)

1/24 - F.A.N. Event
1/26 -  Silent Auction Begins
1/26 - F.A.N. Event
1/28 - CRICUT for Beginners
1/31 - F.A.N. Event
2/1 - Spring Play Information Meeting
2/1 - Art in Action
2/5 - Karaoke Sing-Along
2/6 - NU National Anthem Performance 
2/11 - AW Family Hour of Code
2/13 - Spring Play Open Auditions

CRICUT for Beginners

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

2023 Spring Play
Mark your calendars with these important dates if your Marie Murphy child is interested in learning more about or auditioning for this year's Spring Play, The One-Act Play Disaster!  

Wednesday, February 1 - Spring Play Information Meeting from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 260
Monday, February 13 - Spring Play Open Auditions from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Parent permission form required to audition. 

MTSS Parent Night 102 
Come join us for another parent education night on MTSS on February 1, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Avoca West!

MTSS 102 is a follow-up to our fall 101 session, where we will now focus on and learn about assessments. All Avoca West and Marie Murphy caregivers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

To view the MTSS 101 recording, presentation, or learn more about Avoca's Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), visit https://bit.ly/3XPT1Lj

Northwestern National Anthem - Avoca Strings Performance
All district families are welcome to watch the Avoca West and Marie Murphy string players perform the National Anthem at the Northwestern vs. Nebraska Women's Basketball game on Monday, February 6 at 5:53 p.m! Click here for event details and to purchase game tickets

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. 

Avoca West Family Hour of Code

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

Volunteers Needed for 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 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

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. 

In order 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 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
8:50 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

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

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


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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Directors: Julian D., Scarlett S., Owen R., Eli R., Nathan Z., Lida H., and Amrita P. 
Artists: Eliza B. and Victoria M. 
Performers: Hazel G., Azeeza H., Deepa P.,  and Oksana V.
Editors: Daniel Z., Charlie F., and Nathan Z.

Join us for a free Karaoke Sing-Along at the Evanston Public Library for grades K-12. This event was planned by singers/student leaders of the Youth Chorus of the North Shore which includes some Avoca students

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