Avoca Weekly - June 4, 2024

Avoca Weekly - June 4, 2024
Posted on 06/04/2024
Avoca Weekly Newsletter June 6 Cicadapalooza Fundraiser
Last Full Day of Student Attendance
Semester 2/Quarter 4 Ends
School Term Ends 
Retiring Administrators Open House
Board of Education Meeting 
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Board of Education Meeting  

6/6 - PTC End-of-Year Parties
6/6 - Cicadapalooza Fundraiser
6/23 - School Supply Pack Orders Due 

Cicadapalooza Fundraiser
The cicadapocalypse in our neighborhoods has made for an interesting end of the school year. This Thursday, we will have fun with Avoca West students at lunch, having a Cicadapalooza for charity. Ms. Henson, Ms. Rajab, and administrators will be outside during the lunch festivities on Thursday cooking up cicadas and eating them...for charity. Your child can join in the fun! They will be FULLY cooked. There will be sweet, savory, and even dipping sauces.

  • During lunch (about 11:30-1), we will cook cicadas (savory and sweet).
  • For $1, your student can eat a cicada.
  • For $5, I will eat a cicada. (10 max.)
  • For $5, a teacher/staff member will eat a cicada. (Many have signed up already.)
  • For $10, Assistant Superintendent Moore will eat a cicada.
  • For $20, Dr. Arreguin will eat a cicada.
All proceeds will go to the Viking Fund, which supports fee waivers for qualifying families. Parents and guardians are welcome to join us! 

Here is a link to the form that lets us know if you are okay with your student eating a cicada, if you want a specific person to eat a cicada, and for you to make a donation to the Viking Fund to support the eating of a cicada. Questions? Email [email protected]
Help Us Bid Farewell!
Join us for a Retiring Administrators Open House in honor of Superintendent Dr. Kaine Osburn and Chief School Business Official Beth Dever.

Date: June 13
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Marie Murphy

This casual event is open to the community. Cake and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! Questions? Email [email protected]

Parent Volunteers Needed: Summer Policy Committee 
Over the summer, we will have a committee of teachers, parents/guardians, and board members meet 1 to 2 times to review updated policy recommendations. If you are available and interested in participating in this committee, please complete this Google form

Volunteers Needed for MM End-of-Year Party
Celebrate the end of the school year with us on June 6th for our 6th and 7th graders! We need your support. Parent volunteers are needed from 11:15 to 3:15 to assist with party activities, serve lunch, and help with cleanup. We’re also seeking snack donations for the kids. Please drop off all items at the school by 3 PM on Wednesday, June 5. Your help will make this celebration unforgettable! For more details, contact [email protected]Sign up here to volunteer.

Urgent: Marie Murphy Room Fees Due 
We need your help to show our gratitude to the amazing teachers, staff, bus drivers, and facilities staff at Marie Murphy! We're collecting contributions for end-of-year thank-you gifts, including a $10 gift card, sweet treat, and personalized card for each of the 75 staff members. We suggest a $25 donation per child attending Marie Murphy. Please contribute to help us make this a special and memorable thank you from all MM students and families! Contribute Here: Marie Murphy Room Fees.

EPI School Supply Packs
Not only is it easy to purchase next year's school supplies, but it's also a fundraiser! 


Summer Scavenger Hunt: All Abroad! 
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The Museum's Summer Scavenger hunt is back! This year's theme will center around the 150th Anniversary of the Village's historic 1874 train depot, which was relocated in 1974 to its current location in downtown Wilmette. Some Wilmette residents need to catch the [...] Read more about the event here.
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