Avoca Weekly - June 7, 2022

Avoca Weekly - June 7, 2022
Posted on 06/07/2022
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June 7, 2022
Last Day of Student Attendance 
School Term Ends
Board of Education Meeting
Juneteenth Observed - Holiday
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting

6/7- 8th Grade Graduation 
6/10 - PTC Year-End Picnic & 5th Grade Clap Off (AW)
6/10 - 6th & 7th Grade Party (MM)

Remembering Mrs. Dana Thomas
A memory bench, plaque, and serene bird bath have been dedicated in loving memory of late Marie Murphy educator, Mrs. Dana Thomas. Located in the Marie Murphy Peace Garden, students, staff, families, and community members are welcome to visit and reflect on Mrs. Thomas' impact on the school community and loved ones. Thank you to those who donated in support.

8th Grade Parents
A huge shoutout to the 8th-grade committee and class parents for their hard work and support in throwing an epic, neon, and final party for the graduating Class of 2022 last Friday! Tonight is the biggest celebration of them all...graduation! Students should arrive at the New Trier Northfield Campus at 6:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. A brief reception will be held following the ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 

6th & 7th Grade Party 
Help the 6th and 7th graders celebrate the end of the school year as they enjoy pizza and bouncy houses on June 10 from 12:30-3:20 p.m.! Parent volunteers are still needed to help the day of and make it special for the students. Contact [email protected] or 773-269-9782 for more information. Volunteer using this SignUp Genius.

5th Grade Parents: Thank You & Clap Off 
Last Friday, the entire 5th-grade class partied together in what was one of their final celebrations at Avoca West before heading off to Marie Murphy in the fall! A special thanks to all the parents who supported the event through their contributions, the parent volunteers who dedicated their time to decorating and running the event, and the 5th-grade committee for ideating and executing a fun-filled day! 

The 5th graders will have their final hurrah on Friday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m. during the annual “clap-off”, where they will make a lap around the outside of Avoca West. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the clap-off, but note parking will be a challenge. Students will finish their day on the playground before the usual 3 p.m. dismissal.

2021-22 School Fee Collection
The Business Office is still collecting 2021-2022 school fees. If you have not already paid, please do so as soon as possible. You can pay online at the Avoca Webstore (3.56% processing fee), cash, or via check payable to Avoca School District 37 (Memo 2021-2022 school fees). You can mail in or drop off payment to the Business Office located at Marie Murphy School, 2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette, IL 60091. Questions? Email Eleni Skoufos at [email protected].

PTC Annual Year-End Picnic 
The PTC is throwing an outdoor picnic* to celebrate the end of the school year, this Friday, June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 or 1:30 p.m. at the Avoca West Park! Pizza will be provided for all students, staff, and volunteers. Please contact Melanie Morrow or your class parents ([email protected]) if your child has any dietary restrictions (i.e. gluten-free or vegan). Feel free to bring large picnic blankets if you have them.
All kids will go back to their classrooms and end the school year with their teachers and classmates. 
There will be a regular 3:00 p.m. pickup at the end of the day.  
Thank you to those that have volunteered to help with the pizza. Please be on the lookout for room parent emails for class-specific volunteer opportunities. We politely request that only volunteers attend the picnic (and who are on the list). We hope to resume in-person events for community building in the upcoming year.  
*In case of rain, we will be indoors and those details will be shared closer to the actual event. 

Art in Action - Thank You
This year’s Art in Action was a huge success! Click here for a recap, photos from the event, and a thank you to all local artists and parent volunteers who devoted their spare time to making the event possible. You can also view a list of summer class offerings. 

2022-2023 School Supply Ordering & PTC Fundraiser
Fall school supply ordering is underway for both Avoca and Marie Murphy! The packs are at a 12% discount, with proceeds benefiting the PTC. Click here to place your order using the following codes:

 Avoca West: AVO021
Marie Murphy: MUR066

Marie Murphy Sale Notes: 6th-grade packs include a regular calculator; 7th and 8th do not, if you cannot reuse yours, the school will sell you one for a nominal fee. All packs include inexpensive headphones. Art packs are sold separately.

Please review the lists online in addition to ordering your packs. Every school supply your child will need in the fall will be taken care of and will be waiting in the classroom on their first day of school!

Amplify Avoca
In just 6 minutes, a cast of thousands, a peek at the Oscars, summer fun, and a sing-along. What more do you need to start the last week of school? Thanks to all of you for your support this year. We produced 34 shows! We are excited to announce we have been renewed for a third season, so stay tuned for exciting new episodes of Amplify Avoca next year. If you ever want to binge-watch seasons 1 and 2, they are always available on our Youtube channel.


TrueNorth is partnering with Avoca Community Preschool again in 2022-2023 to offer a Little Adventurers Preschool morning blended 3s/4s class that will be housed at Marie Murphy in the fall. Please note this is entirely separate from the Avoca Community Preschool program. There will be both a 3 and 5 morning/week option. If you are interested in the program or have questions, click here for the flyer or contact Jackie Smith at 847-831-5100 ext. 3101 or [email protected].  
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Avoca School District 37 | 2921 Illinois Road | Wilmette, IL 60091 | P: 847-251-3587
Avoca West Elementary School | 235 Beech Drive, Glenview, IL 60025 | P: 847-724-6800
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