Avoca Weekly - March 24, 2021

Avoca Weekly - March 24, 2021
Posted on 03/24/2021
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March 24, 2021 
Helpful Links

Half-Day Student Attendance - Parent-Teacher Conferences 
Non-Attendance Day 
Spring Break (No School)
Early Childhood Developmental Screening
Staff Planning Day (No Student Attendance)
Modified Onsite Daily Schedule Begins
Staff Planning Day (No Student Attendance)

 Upcoming Events   

3/24 - F.A.N. Event (7-8pm)
3/25  - AW & MM Spring Staff Luncheons (10:00am-1:30pm)
4/5 - Early Childhood Developmental Screening
4/19-4/23 - 2021 Silent Auction (Virtual)

District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

NEW! Avoca's COVID-19 Website
Did you know? Avoca recently launched its dedicated COVID-19 website which serves as the central location for all district communications surrounding COVID. Check back here often for the most timely and relevant updates on school operations, metrics, and guidelines. Feel free to email lovells@avoca37.org with any suggestions on topics/information you'd like to see included!

Remember: Calendar Changes
View Avoca School District 37's Learning Schedule Calendar 2020-2021 here. Don't forget when we return from Spring Break, April 5 & 6 will be planning days for teachers (no student attendance) as they prepare to have many more students onsite everyday for our Modified Onsite Daily Schedule, which starts April 7.  Please review and be on the lookout for Principal Hutchison's and Principal Palcer's emails for school-specific information as we transition over.

Spring Staff Luncheons
The PTC is providing lunch for our hard-working teachers and staff at Avoca West and Marie Murphy during Parent Teacher Conferences! This spring, lunch is catered from Corner Bakery. If you signed up to bring food/beverage donations or to assist with setup/cleanup, please review the SignUp Genius: Avoca West and Marie Murphy. Please bring all donations to the respective school office by 10:00 am on March 25. Thank you for all of your support. 

2020-2021 PTC Executive Board Nominees
Elections for open PTC Executive Board positions will be held in May 2021. The nominations for the PTC Executive Board Positions 2021-2022 are as follows:

Director of Fundraising: Kristen Barry
Director of Communications: Nicole Rinaldi
Director of Membership: Ann Heinz
Director of Innovation Grants: Vacant*

*If you or someone you know is interested in serving as the Director of Innovation Grants for the Avoca PTC, please email avocaptc@gmail.com to learn more about the role, responsibilities and more!

Avoca PTC Executive Board Member Feature 
This week, meet Kristen Barry, our PTC Director of Fundraising and Silent Auction Chairperson!  To learn more about her, read her bio here.

Early Childhood Developmental Screening 
Avoca School District 37 offers free screenings to district residents, ages 2 ½ to 5, who may have delays in their development. If you wish to make an appointment, please call Pupil Services office at 847-728-4142. The final scheduled screening for this school year is Monday, April 5, 2021. For more information about the screening and COVID-19 protocols, please click here. 

Annual Silent Auction: April 19-23
Mark your calendars and join us virtually this year for the Silent Auction, from April 19 through the 23rd! Unlike past years, the auction will run entirely online! Browse through and competitively bid on hot-ticket and favorite items and services from Shred415, Chicago Academic Tutoring, the Wilmette & Glenview Park Districts, Starbucks, Classic Kids, & much more! 100% of all proceeds benefit the Avoca PTC and is our largest fundraiser of the year! Be on the lookout for more details in the coming weeks. For immediate questions, please email Kristen Barry at avocasilentauction@gmail.com

5Essentials Survey 
The State of Illinois issues an annual survey called the 5Essentials, which it asks parents & guardians to complete. Based on sound research from the University of Chicago, this feedback in "normal" years helps us understand how to better communicate with you and involve you in our decision making. We hope you fill it out this year, so we can continue to grow. Start the survey here

New Student Registration
If you are the parent of an incoming kindergartener or new/transfer student for the 2021-2022 school year, please visit Avoca's New Student Registration page to view and complete all Pre-registration and Online Registration forms. 

NEW! 2021-2022 School Fees
The district recently revised activity fees for students who participate in select extracurricular activities. Read the memo and view the fees and forms here, under "Activity Fees". 

Also,  the Instructional and Transportation Fees for the upcoming school have been posted to the website and can be viewed here. Please note that there is an "early bird discount" for bus fees paid by June 30! 2021-2022 Activity Fees will be posted at a later date.

Effective October 12, 2020, free lunch service if available to all district children under 18 years of age  Parents no longer need to pre-order lunch. Students participating in Remote Learning are also able to pick-up food supplies on Mondays for the week. All students can receive a free lunch. For additional information regarding lunch service at Avoca, please visit our website here.
Explore Avoca's COVID-19 response, guidance and resources as the district continues to maximize the safety and health of its students, staff, and school community during the coronavirus pandemic. This dedicated website serves as the central location for all COVID-related communications from the District. Check back regularly for the most updated information. 
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Performers: Levi Morrow, Emma Fitzpatrick, Nadiya Kundu, Diane Cole, Daniel Cole, Kalifa Hopp, and A.J. Hopp
Editor: Audrey Kiley
Directors: Audrey Kiley, Owen Smith, Tyler Malloy, and Neera Patel

History Remix
Do you like history? Music? Making videos? If so, History Remix is the club for you! Join Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Ortega virtually on Tuesdays at 3:30 for a fun-filled hour. To join, email Ms. Hernandez at hernandezr@avoca37.org or Mrs. Ortega at ortegaj@avoca37.org

*Registration is required to receive a personal Zoom link for all of the below events.
*These events will be recorded and available later on F.A.N.'s website and YouTube channel.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021 | 7-8 PM
The Empathy Diaries: An Evening with Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.

A FAN Webinar with Dr. Sherry Turkle. Interviewed by Rabbi Wendi Geffen.
Register here

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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
Marie Murphy School | 2921 Illinois Road | Wilmette, IL 60091 | P: 847-251-3617