Avoca Weekly - September 13, 2023

Avoca Weekly - September 13, 2023
Posted on 09/13/2023
Avoca Weekly Newsletter Meets & Treats at Ice Cream Social Tomorrow 🍦
Public Hearing on Budget 
Board of Education Meeting
Non-Attendance Day (No School-Students/Staff)
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting

Now-9/20 - Spiritwear Fundraiser
9/14 - PTC Ice Cream Social
9/15 - School/Instructional Fees Deadline for Lower Rate
9/23 - 8th Grade Car Wash

PTC Ice Cream Social
Held outside by the Avoca West playground each year, PTC's Ice Cream Social is a perfect opportunity to meet other parents, staff, and students from both Avoca West and Marie Murphy. We hope you can join us tomorrow, September 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. and enjoy a sweet treat from Kona Ice. 

Save the Date: Open Houses on Facilities and Finances
Your participation, insights, and voice matter as we forge a path toward a vibrant and sustainable future for Avoca 37 schools. We encourage you to bring family members or neighbors who live within the district boundaries, including those who do not have children in the district to our upcoming fall community engagement activities:

October 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at Avoca West
October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marie Murphy
October 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avoca West
October 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at  Avoca West and Marie Murphy

2023-2024 School/Instructional Fees
The Business Office is collecting 2023-2024 school fees. We encourage you to take advantage of the lower Instructional Fee rate by making a payment by this Friday, September 15

  By 9/15 After 9/15
Kindergarten $325 $380
Grades 1-4 $370 $425
Grades 5-8 $385 $440

You can pay online at the Avoca Webstore (3.56% processing fee), cash, or via check payable to Avoca School District 37 (include in the memo the fees for which you are paying). You can drop off payment to your school front office or mail it to the Business Office located at Marie Murphy School, 2921 Illinois Road, Wilmette, IL 60091. Questions? Email Eleni Skoufos at [email protected].

Fee Information
Fee Forms
Financial Assistance

Marie Murphy 8th Grade Car Wash

The 8th Grade Graduation Committee is also seeking parent volunteers to provide supervision during the annual car wash fundraiser and/or to provide supplies. There are three, two-hour shifts and we will need at least 6 to 10 parents to lead each of these 2 hour sessions. Please consider lending a hand by Signing Up Here

Welcome, New PTC Board Members!
The PTC board voted in its newest members at the September 6 meeting:

Director of Membership - Ann Heinz
Director of Communications - Bronwyn Webb
Director of Fundraising - Joe Lai
Avoca West Vice President - Justin Mound

Congratulations and thank you for volunteering to serve on the PTC!

2023-2024 PTC Membership Dues
The PTC is collecting $25 annual membership dues. Paying your dues gives you exclusive access to the directory of district families and helps fund the different community-building events we host.

Cash, check, PayPal, and credit card via the Membership Toolkit app are accepted. To pay for dues via a credit card or PayPal, click here. If you wish to pay via cash or check, please remit to "Avoca PTC" (memo: Membership Dues) and drop it off at your school's front office.

The PTC will be handing out car magnets to every dues-paying member during the Ice Cream Social on September 14! Questions? Contact Ann Heinz at [email protected]



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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
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