Avoca Weekly - May 23, 2023

Avoca Weekly - May 23, 2023
Posted on 05/23/2023
Avoca Weekly Newsletter ✨ Brand New Year-End Celebrations & Events!
Town Hall Meeting on District Facilities
Memorial Day - Holiday (No School) 
Finance Committee Meeting 
Last Full Day of Student Attendance
Board of Education Meeting and Student Recognition

5/30 - Returning Student Registration Due
6/12 - 8th Grade Graduation
6/13 - Avoca West End-of-Year Pizza Party
6/13 - Marie Murphy End-of-Year Party
Please refer to your school-specific newsletters for additional events and dates.

Marie Murphy Science Olympiad takes 6th Place at Nationals
We're proud to announce the varsity Science Olympiad Team earned 6th place in the United States this weekend at the National Science Olympiad Competition. They finished ahead of 94 other teams. Congrats to all of our students, our staff coaches Jim Gravagna, Darren Persino, and Joyce Kim, and our army of parent/guardian coaches and volunteers. It truly is a collective effort and one that should make our whole community proud.

Town Hall on District Facilities: TONIGHT, May 23
Thank you to those who were able to join us this past Saturday for the Town Hall Meeting on District facilities. If you were unable to attend, we're offering one more identical session, tonight! Join us at 7 p.m. in the Marie Murphy Joseph M. Porto Community Room. We'll cover:
  • Current State of Our School Buildings
  • Building Needs: Operations and Learning
  • Options: The Future of Our School Buildings 
Cookies and juice will be provided. We encourage you to attend and invite a neighbor or two. All community members are welcome. You can also view a recording of the presentation here.
Avoca West End-of-Year Pizza Party
Marie Murphy End-of-Year Party
Help the 6th and 7th graders celebrate the end of the school year on Tuesday, June 13! We need parent volunteers to help the teachers support party activities, serve lunch, and clean up. We also kindly request snack donations. All items can either be dropped off at the school on Monday, June 12 by 3 p.m. or at Mrs. Kundu's residence before Monday. Click here for more details or to volunteer.
Avoca West Field Day 
Enjoy one of the last days of the school year outdoors with the Avoca students (K-5th Grade) at the 2023 Avoca West Field Day! Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 with a rain date of Monday, June 12. We are asking parent volunteers to help organize and monitor the various activities, games, and races that have been set up by the teachers and administration. For more event details or to sign up to volunteer, click here.

5th Grade Parent Night

8th Grade Service Project 
Thank you to all of our wonderful 8th Grade students, parent chaperones, and teachers for their hard work at the recent service event at Feed My Starving Children. We put together meals for over 184 children in the country of Chad. We are so proud of the group for making a difference together in their community and across the world, so others can have a chance at life. Special thanks to event Co-Chairs Lina Patel and Jessica LeFebvre for planning this meaningful experience for the class.
Summer School Bus for Avoca Students
If your child is registered for the Summer Enrichment Program 2023 and needs to ride the Avoca bus for transportation to and from class, please contact Dawn Scaramuzza in the Student Services Office to request the form. Paper copies are also available in the Front Office of both schools. Once the form is completed, send it back to Dawn Scaramuzza by May 31. Should you have any questions, please contact Dawn at [email protected] or call 847-728-4142.

2023-2024 School Supplies
SHOP NOW for your 2023-24 school supplies. Avoid the stores and get all your school supply shopping done online. EPI school supply packs contain all the items and brands our teachers require. Not only is this convenient for you, but it is a fundraiser to help our school. Order now with our School ID of AVO021 or MUR066 HERE

Be sure to order for the grade your child is entering next year. Parents new to Marie Murphy: you must review School Supply Lists for extra items not included in the grade-level packs like gym uniforms, art packs (sold separately) calculators for advanced math and 8th grade, and resource supplies. 

Please contact your school coordinator with questions:
Avoca West: Sara (eatfitchicago.com)
Marie Murphy: Dorothy ([email protected])

2023-24 Bus Fees 
Bus fees are being collected for the 2023-24 school year. We encourage families to pay by June 30 to take advantage of the lower fee amount. Existing families that have not registered and paid either in full or made a partial payment by July 28 will not be able to add bus service until September 11. This will allow us to finalize bus routes by August 10, 2023, and upload them into PowerSchool by August 17. For rates and more information, visit our Transportation webpage here

Returning Student Registration Deadline Approaching
Student Registration for Returning Students is open through May 30. If you have not yet registered for the 2023-2024 school year, please do so by referencing the email sent to you from Registration Support ([email protected]). Please email [email protected] if you did not receive the email or if you have any questions. Each email contains a unique Snapcode Link which is specific to each child. For more information about Returning Student Registration, visit our webpage here. NOTE: Incoming 3rd- and 6th-grade students must again provide the district with three Proofs of Residency.
Congratulations to our Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Volleyball teams, Junior Varsity Science Olympiad team, and Scholastic Art and Writing Winners who were recognized by the Board of Education at its May 18 meeting for their outstanding achievements and accolades this spring! 


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Click Here for the May 22, 2023 Edition
Performers: Anya playing the cello, Brian explaining chess, Arthur playing basketball, Harper and Lincy drawing with their eyes closed, Lydia and Linna with the latest installment of "My Adventure", Charming as Charming, and, a staff survey: What's Your Favorite Cheese?
Editors: Daniel Z. and James B.
Directors: Lida, Owen, Ezra, and Julian
Artists: Harper, Lincy, and Arthur

June 11 - August 13, 2023
The Museum’s Summer Scavenger Hunt is back by popular demand! Mr. Loutsch, the owner of the last-standing farm in Wilmette, has lost his pigs and needs your help to find them. Head out with your family and enjoy some local history and embark on a fun search around Wilmette to help Mr. Loutsch. Kids aged 13 and younger can win prizes from Homers, Lou Malnati’s, and Wilmette Bicycle & Sport Shop! Check out the Museum website in June for more details. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | 7-8PM
Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today
Hal Hershfield, Ph.D., and Daniel Pink
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Your Future Self from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Hershfield and Pink that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 7-8PM
Anatomy of a Breakthrough: How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most
Adam Alter, Ph.D. and David Epstein
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Anatomy of a Breakthrough from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Alter that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.

Monday, June 5, 2023 | 7-8PM
The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World

Bruce Feiler and Carter Cast
Register Here
Free Books! FAN is giving away copies of The Search to guests randomly selected from the Zoom webinar attendance report. All details are on the webinar registration page.

Monday, June 12, 2023 | 7-8PM*
Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World

Christian Cooper and Natalie Y. Moore
Register Here
After-hours Event: Attendees who purchase a copy of Better Living Through Birding from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Cooper and Moore that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.
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