Avoca Weekly - May 24, 2022

Avoca Weekly - May 24, 2022
Posted on 05/24/2022
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May 24, 2022
Memorial Day - Holiday (No School)
Finance Committee Meeting
Last Day of Student Attendance 
School Term Ends
Board of Education Meeting
Juneteenth Observed - Holiday
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Board of Education Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting

5/24 - Suzuki Beginning Strings Concert
5/27 - Bike-to-School Day 
6/1 - CommunIDEE Meeting
6/2 - Art in Action
6/2 - ADL Parents Night Out 
6/3 - 5th Grade Party (AW)
6/3 - 8th Grade Party (MM)
6/4 - Weisberg BBQ Party (not Avoca-sponsored)
6/7- 8th Grade Graduation
6/10 - PTC End-of-Year Pizza Party & 5th Grade Clap off (AW)

Bike to School
The annual Bike-to-School Day has been moved to Friday, May 27 due to the weather forecast. Dairy Queen coupons will be provided to any rider wearing a helmet - this is an especially important reminder for the Marie Murphy students.

CommunIDEE is hosting its first in-person meeting since 2019 on June 1, 2022, from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Avoca West ITC and will discuss program options and ideas for next year. If you have questions, want more information, or if you cannot attend but have ideas, please email Ami Das at [email protected]
CommunIDEE is a PTC subgroup committed to having brave spaces to have difficult conversations around sensitive topics centered on identity, inclusivity, equity, and action/education. 
A brave space is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, sexual and gender identities, abilities, immigration status, and lived experiences. Everyone in the space acknowledges there may be some discomfort, and differences will be met with compassion and respect. 


ADL Parents Night Out 
Please join parents and caregivers on Thursday, June 2 from 7-9 p.m. at Stormy's Tavern & Grille as we gather to bid farewell our group’s co-founder Louise Dechovitz. Please RSVP to Helen at 312-550-2077 by text.

Art in Action
Art in Action will take place on Thursday, June 2. Click here for more information

Attention 8th Grade Families

  1. Photographer Needed: We are looking for a parent who is interested in volunteering as a photographer (professional or amateur) at the 8th Grade Graduation Party on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Preference for someone who has their own DSLR camera and experience with night and portraits photography. This is open to a parent of any grade!
  2. There are still a few more items in need on the 8th Grade Sign-Up-Genius. Sign-up closes on 5/27 with items due to Marie Murphy on 5/31. Email Betsy Hoza Harootyan ([email protected]) if you are interested in helping out. 
  3. Baby Photos: 8th-grade baby photos are displayed in the lobby at Marie Murphy, but about 20 kids are missing! Please send a large photo of your baby (preferably a copy, not the original) to school through Millie in the front office. Email Betsy with any questions. 
Save the Date: 8th Grade Graduation 
8th Grade Graduation will take place on June 7, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at Cornog Hall on the New Trier Northfield Campus. 

2022-2023 School Supply Ordering & PTC Fundraiser
School supply ordering is open for the fall for both Avoca and Marie Murphy. The packs are at a 12% discount, with proceeds benefiting the PTC. Click here to place your order using the following codes:

 Avoca West: AVO021
Marie Murphy: MUR066

Marie Murphy Sale Note: 6th-grade packs include a regular calculator; 7th and 8th do not. If you cannot reuse yours, the school will sell you one for a nominal fee. All packs include inexpensive headphones. Art packs are sold separately. 
Please review the lists online in addition to ordering your packs. There are items needed like gym clothes and advanced calculators that you may or may not need to purchase. This is especially important if you are new to the district for 7th or 8th grade.

Every school supply your child will need in the fall will be taken care of and will be waiting in the classroom on their first day of school!

Outdoor BBQ Party for 7th & 8th Graders
In celebration of Orion’s graduation, an early birthday party for Arielle, and their move to Carbondale, their dad, Stuart Weisberg is inviting all interested 7th and 8th-grade families and interested staff to join them on June 4, 2022, at the Blue Star Shelter 1 in Harms Woods. There will be grill space, lawn games, and music! For more details about campsite amenities, space, and what to bring, please email Stuart at [email protected]. Note: This is not a school- or district-sponsored event. 

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Directors: Ezra M. & Antonio R. 
Editor: Olivia M. 
Artists: Rosalee E. & James T.

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