Avoca Weekly - March 30, 2021

Avoca Weekly - March 30, 2021
Posted on 03/30/2021
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Logo 🌷 Spring into these new events at Avoca
March 30, 2021 
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District Calendar
Spring Break (No School)
Early Childhood Developmental Screening
Staff Planning Day (No Student Attendance)
Modified Onsite Daily Schedule Begins
Board of Education Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Staff Planning Day (No Student Attendance)


4/5 - Early Childhood Developmental Screening
4/6 - F.A.N. Event
4/8 - F.A.N. Event
4/15 - F.A.N. Event
4/19-4/23 - 2021 Silent Auction (Virtual)

District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

Move to MOD: Avoca West 
Arrival times are changing after spring break at AW. To read more about changes as we prepare for a transition to modified onsite daily beginning April 7, please click here

Move to MOD: Marie Murphy 
When we return to school on April 7, MM will be using a modified onsite daily (MOD) schedule. To view MM schedules for grades 6-8, arrival/dismissal protocols, travel guidance and testing options, please click here. 

2020-2021 PTC Executive Board Member 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: Mary Kate Barley-Jenkins

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
The biggest PTC fundraiser of the year is just around the corner...Join us virtually from April 19-23, 2021 for the Annual Silent Auction! 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! Stay tuned for more event details and the link in the coming weeks. 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

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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*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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021 | 7-8PM
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance
Hanif Abdurraqib (Poet, essayist, and cultural critic)
Interviewed by Nate Marshall (Award-winning author, editor, poet, playwright, performer, educator, speaker, and rapper)
Register here 

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021 | 7-8PM
Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier and Healthier
Larry Olmsted (Author and award-winning journalist)
Interviewed by Michael Patrick Shiels (Author, travel writer, and award-winning syndicated radio host)
Register here

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021 | 7-8PM 
The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases that Define Our First Amendment Freedoms
Ian Rosenberg, J.D. (Assistant Chief Counsel for ABC News and author, The Fight for Free Speech)
Interviewed by Michael Signer, J.D., Ph.D. (Author and former mayor of Charlottesville, VA)
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

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