Avoca Weekly - May 18, 2021

Avoca Weekly - May 18, 2021
Posted on 05/18/2021
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Logo ☀️ End-of-Year Events are Ramping Up!
May 18, 2021 
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District Calendar
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

5/18 - 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 

School Supplies for 2021-2022 School Year
School supply lists are available for the next school year and can be viewed at the District and PTC websites. 

If you would like to order a supply 
pack customized to the teachers of Avoca West and Marie Murphy and have them delivered to your child's classroom before school begins, you may do so by purchasing a prepackaged school supply kit via Educational Products, Inc (EPI) HERE and by using the correct School ID:

Avoca West School ID: AVO021
Marie Murphy School ID: MUR066


Questions? Please contact Dorothy Elfring (ddelfring@gmail.com) for AW or Susan Pabich (susanp979@yahoo.com) for MM.

Avoca Different Learners Zoom with Kristen Moore
Please join Avoca Different Learners tomorrow, 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.

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 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 17, 2021 Edition
Director: Ezra Morrow
Editor/Director: Marko Ilic
Performers: Tomas Urrea (Spanish poetry), Meghan Johnson, Madison Lee, Angelina Belik, & Owen Rick
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.

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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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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