Avoca Weekly - May 12, 2021

Avoca Weekly - May 12, 2021
Posted on 05/12/2021
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May 12, 2021 
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District Calendar
5/12/2021
PTC Meeting 
5/13/2021
Board of Education Meeting 
5/13-5/15
Marie Murphy Spring Play Performances
5/20/2021
Finance Committee Meeting
5/25/2021
AW Concert Strings & Chamber Orchestra Performances
5/26/2021
Marie Murphy Orchestra Concert
5/27/2021
Board of Education Meeting
5/27/2021

AW Beginning Strings & Suzuki Strings Performances
5/31/2021
Memorial Day - No School (Students & Staff)
UPCOMING EVENTS

5/12 - PTC Meeting - New Board Elections (7:00 p.m.)
5/12F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
5/14 - MM Spring Play (7:30 p.m.)
5/15 - MM Spring Play (2:00 p.m.)
 
5/13 - F.A.N. Event (12:00-1:00 p.m.)
5/18 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
5/19 - ADL Zoom Meeting (7:45-8:45 p.m.)
5/20 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
5/24 - Special Education Services Meeting (9:00 a.m.)
5/25 - AW Concert Strings Orchestra Performance (5:00-5:30 p.m.)
5/25 - AW Chamber Orchestra Performance (6:00-6:30 p.m.)
5/25 - F.A.N. Event (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
5/26 - MM Orchestra Concert (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

5/27 - 1st Grade Beginning Strings Performance (5:00-5:30 p.m.)
5/27 - Grades 2-5 Suzuki Strings Performance (6:00-6:30 p.m.)


District Information, Event Details, and Volunteer Opportunities 

PTC Meeting & New Board Elections
Elections for open PTC Executive Board positions will be held at tonight's meeting, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting agenda can be found here. To attend the Zoom meeting, click here. 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 


Marie Murphy Spring Play
Students of the Marie Murphy Theatre department, led by Ms. Karah Janssen, will be performing "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" by Don Zolidis - a free-spirited retelling of some of the Grimm fairy tales. You can view the full Cast List here. The Zoom-ed live performances will be live-streamed on YouTube for free. The YouTube link will be posted at the top of the district homepage 15 minutes before showtime. The show runs for approximately 1 hour. The performance dates and times are as follows:

  • Thursday, May 13 at 9 p.m. for our school population only (not viewable to the public)
  • Friday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. for community/families 
  • Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. for our community/families 

Avoca Different Learners Zoom with Kristen Moore
Please join Avoca Different Learners on Wednesday, May 19 from 7:45-8:45 p.m. for a Zoom meeting with the Director of Pupil Services Kristen Moore. Bring your questions! A Zoom link will be automatically sent to parents on the ADL mailing list. If you would like to join the list or simply attend this meeting, please contact parent leaders for the Zoom link: Louise Dechovitz, louise111@gmail.com, or Helen Lucaitis, 312-550-2077 by text.

Special Education Services Meeting
On Monday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m., a meeting conducted by Avoca School District 37 will take place remotely, via Zoom. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and/or are "home-schooled" within the district for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are a parent of a private school and/or home-schooled student who has been or may be identified with a disability, and you reside within the boundaries of Avoca School District 37, you are urged to attend this meeting. If you would like to join this remote meeting, please call the Administrative Assistant in Pupil Services, Dawn Scaramuzza, at (847) 728-4142 for the link.

8th Grade Graduation GoFundMe
The Marie Murphy 8th Grade Graduation Fund has been established to pay for the costs associated with the celebration of our eighth graders. Because of Covid restrictions, the 2020-2021 graduation committee cannot hold many of the traditional fundraising activities such as a car wash, so we are holding a virtual fundraiser. To donate to the Marie Murphy 2021 8th Grade Graduation GoFundMe, click here.

Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents
The Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents provides a rich mix of information about issues of critical importance to parents from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Top speakers are joined by experts and panels on such topics as pathways to academic success, enhanced parental participation in schools, immigration issues, U.S. citizenship, bilingual education programs, community college services, effective parenting techniques, health care alternatives, and much more.

When: Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Where: Zoom 
See EVENT FLYER for details

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. 
AVOCA FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 
 
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.

MM & AW  LUNCH MENUS - MAY 2021
MEAL PICK-UP DATES/TIMES - MAY 2021
May 17, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 24, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

No lunch pickup on May 31 due to the Memorial Day Holiday. It has been moved to:
June 1, 2021  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULARS
 
Amplify Avoca
May 10, 2021 Edition
Directors: Ezra Morrow & Marko Ilic (mentored by Neera Patel)

Editor: Ezra Morrow
Performers: Morgan Lee, Ivy Reynolds, Luka Radisic, Nikola Radisic, & Melany Garcia


History Remix Club
Check out the club's song, "Livin' on the Nile", inspired by Ancient Egypt's history. This project was fully student-made: lyrics, visuals, and all! 
COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
*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.

EXTRA LIFE: A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER
A FAN Webinar with Steven Johnson. Interviewed by James Hamblin, M.D., M.P.H.
Wednesday, May 12, 7-8 PM
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event!
Attendees who purchase a copy of Extra Life from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hamblin that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.
 
DAYTIME EVENT
THE MONTESSORI BABY: NURTURING YOUR BABY WITH LOVE, RESPECT, AND UNDERSTANDING
A FAN Webinar with Simone Davies and Junnifa Uzodike. Interviewed by Robyn McCloud-Springer.
Thursday, May 13, 12-1 PM
Register here


THE ONES WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR: HOW A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS WILL TRANSFORM AMERICA
Tuesday, May 18, 7-8 PM 
A FAN Webinar with Charlotte Alter. Interviewed by Eli Stone. Charlotte Alter examines the impact of millennials on the political process and American government with Eli Stone.
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event!
Attendees who purchase a copy of The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ms. Alter and Mr. Stone that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.

BETTER, NOT BITTER: LIVING ON PURPOSE IN THE PURSUIT OF RACIAL JUSTICE
Tuesday, May 20, 7-8 PM
A FAN Webinar with Dr. Yusef Salaam. Interviewed by Reuben Jonathan Miller. Yusef Salaam shares his journey from wrongfully convicted teen to prison reform activist with Reuben Jonathan Miller.
Register here
Bonus After-Hours Event!
Attendees who purchase a copy of Better, Not Bitter from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Dr. Salaam that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.

LIFE AS A QUARANTEEN: YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH POST-PANDEMIC
Tuesday, May 25, 7-8 PM 
A FAN Webinar with Lisa Damour. Interviewed by Saul Arnow and Margo Cicero. Lisa Damour offers practical strategies on supporting adolescent mental health with Saul Arnow and Margo Cicero.
Register here

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