Avoca Weekly - September 20, 2022

Avoca Weekly - September 20, 2022
Posted on 09/20/2022
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MTSS Parent Night 
Holiday - No School 
Erin's Law Parent Night 
Holiday - No School
Board of Education Meeting 
Finance Committee Meeting
Board of Education Meeting 
Half-Day Student Attendance (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
Half-Day Student Attendance (Parent-Teacher Conferences)
No Student Attendance - Teacher Institute Day 
Quarter 1 Ends 
Quarter 2 Begins 

Now-10/7 - Spirit Wear Fundraiser
9/20 - F.A.N. Event
9/21 - MTSS Parent Night 
9/22 - AW EL Parent Night  
9/22 - F.A.N. Event
9/22 - PTC Ice Cream Social 
9/28 - ADL Fall Kick-Off Meeting
9/28 - F.A.N. Event
9/29 - F.A.N. Event

MTSS Parent Night 
Join us Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for our first Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Parent Night of the year! We'll discuss how this integral framework guides us in providing the appropriate instruction and interventions necessary to ensure all students receive the education and support they need to succeed. The Zoom link will be posted on the district's homepage on September 21. 

Ice Cream Social
Stop by the Avoca West Playground on Thursday, September 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the Ice Cream Social, hosted by the PTC. Enjoy a sweet treat from Kona Ice while getting to know other district families! 

Recap: 8th Grade Car Wash
Our heartfelt thanks to the entire Avoca D37 Community for coming out to support the Mare Murphy 8th Grade Car Wash on Saturday. The Car Wash was the most successful in recent school history! Thanks to all of you – our parents/caregivers, our school staff, and especially our students, we exceeded our fundraising goal by 33%.  These funds help defray the cost of the graduation ceremony and end-of-year events for our deserving 8th graders. Any 8th Grade parent/guardian who wants to get involved with the Committee or wants to learn more about our year-long fundraising and planning process is welcome to join us at one of our upcoming meetings. Individual and class prizes will be announced as soon as the final envelopes are in.

Avoca Diverse Learners 
Avoca Diverse Learners' fall kick-off meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 28 from 7-8:15 p.m. in the MM ITC. Speaker and Director of Student Services Kristen Moore will lead the topic "The ABCs of IEPs and 504 Plans." ADL is a support and resource group for parents of children with IEPs/504s and with all needs, including ADD, ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, and dyslexia. We also have members whose children have no formal diagnosis. This event is open to all district parents and caregivers. This year's parent co-leaders are Helen Lucaitis (312-550-2077) and Maria Niehus (847-544-8585). 

EL Parent Night 

We Want Your Feedback: Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences Format
Let us know which type of approach we should use this October for Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences: fully in-person, fully remote, or a hybrid. All parents/guardians and staff members are highly encouraged to complete this Survey: Teacher Conferences

Spirit Wear Fundraiser - Happening Now!

Silent Auction Committee 
Did you know the Silent Auction Committee raised almost $30,000 for the school PTC last year? Sign up for this spectacular group, which raises funds for purchasing educational supplies and school equipment, and supports school events for Avoca West and Marie Murphy. We need several fearless volunteers to work together with the PTC President and our Director of Fundraising to secure donations from local businesses. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the  Avoca community and local business owners. No past fundraising experience is needed! For more information or if you would like to donate an item to the Silent Auction, email Kristen at [email protected].

Marie Murphy Choir
There is still time to join Marie Murphy Choir! All MM students are welcome to sing in choir! Contact Mr. Hammond for more information.

8th Grade Graduation Fundraiser

FY23 Budget 
The FY23 Budget which runs from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, was approved by the Board of Education at its September 15 meeting and can be found here

Innovation Grants 

PTC Membership 
Thank you to everyone who paid their $25 annual PTC dues. Don't forget to download the Membership Toolkit App for easy mobile access to the district directory. Please drop off cash or checks at your child(ren)'s school front office. To pay via PayPal or credit card, go here. If you are having any issues or have questions, please email [email protected]

Marie Murphy Room Fees
We're still collecting $25 per child donations towards MM room fees, which fund winter holiday and end-of-year gifts for teachers, staff, bus drivers, and facilities staff. To make a payment, register or log in to your account at the Membership Toolkit. Once you are logged in, use the left sidebar menu to navigate to "Marie Murphy" and pay your fees. Thank you for your support!

McKinney-Vento Factsheet
Avoca is required by law to distribute the McKinney-Vento Factsheet to its district families twice a year. If you think you might qualify for McKinney-Vento services, please contact our McKinney-Vento Liaison, Kristen Moore at 847-728-4142, or [email protected]

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 7-8 PM
Behind Their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and What Adults are Missing)
Carrie James, Ph.D. and Emily Weinstein, Ed.D.
Register Here
After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of "Behind Their Screens" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours Zoom event hosted by Drs. James and Weinstein and Mr. Lapus will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 7-8:30 PM
The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
Gabor Mate, MD and Nancy Burgoyne, PH.D. 
This is an in-person event. No registration or proof of vaccination is required. Masks are recommended but not required.
New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium
7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 7-8 PM
The No Club: Putting an End to Women’s Dead-End Work

Lise Vesterlund, Ph.D. and Barbara Bernstein
Register Here
After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of "The No Club" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Prof. Vesterlund that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 7-8 PM
The Sleep-Deprived Teen

Lisa L. Lewis, MS and Melinda Wenner Moyer
Register Here
After-hours event: Attendees who purchase a copy of "The Sleep-Deprived Teen" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an after-hours event hosted by Ms. Lewis and Ms. Wenner Moyer that will start immediately after the webinar. Purchase a copy of the book here.

Seed-Spreading Event
When: October 9, 2022, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Gillson Park Bird Habitat at the Northwest corner of the park, above the beach parking lot

Join Go Green Wilmette as we enjoy autumn in Gillson Park. For the last habitat workday of the season in the Park’s Bird Habitat, we will celebrate the space by gathering seeds from several species of native plants growing there. We will spread the seeds in bare areas of the habitat or in places where invading plants are threatening to take over. Take guided walks through the habitat to learn what seeds to gather. Learn to identify trees from local experts and visit exhibits about native plants, insects, and the birds that visit the habitat. Apple cider and treats will be provided! This is a family-friendly event, so bring everyone and enjoy the day.
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