Avoca Weekly - January 31, 2023

Avoca Weekly - January 31, 2023
Posted on 01/31/2023
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Dropping new events like these temps 🥶
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)

1/31 - 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
2/24 - MM Volleyball Tournament
2/26 - Fun Fair & Live 

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 tomorrow, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Avoca West for a parent education night on MTSS!  Our principals and staff will be discussing the role assessments play in MTSS and answering any questions you have regarding how our work on this strategic objective is meeting the needs of students. We hope to see you there!

2023 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 over 300 items!

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.-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). Raffle Prizes (tickets cash only). The Tournament will benefit the MM 8th Grade Graduation. All D37 Families are welcome to attend! Questions? Email Helen Lucaitis [email protected]

Fun Fair 
Fun Fair is returning to Avoca West this year after a 2-year absence! Mark your calendar for February 26 from 12 noon-3 p.m.

Skip the long lines and click here to purchase admission and raffle tickets in advance by February 17. Students will be sent home with paper tickets this week. 

There will be unlimited games with new prizes this year. Every ticket will include popcorn, cotton candy, and a snow cone. We are bringing back RC Juggle for their wonderful balloon animals, as well as The Frog Lady! Tattoos, face painting, a magician, and new fun activities are also in store! You don't want to miss it.

Questions? Email Erin Loder at [email protected]

Avoca West Family Hour of Code

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

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

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 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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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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