The Latest Avoca E-Blast Has Been Posted!

You will find it under the Parent Resources tab in the upper right-hand corner or by clicking the LATEST NEWS button to the left.

What is the e-blast? It is a weekly newsletter which is a collaboration between the PTC and the Avoca School District. Make sure you check it out as it contains important information.

UPCOMING DATES:

3rd GRADE PERFORMANCE DATE CHANGE: The third grade pioneering performance has been moved to Monday, May 2, at 6:30p.m.  (It was originally scheduled for April 20.)  The school calendar reflects this change.  We look forward to Please contact Elizabeth Weismehl for further information at weismehe@avoca37.org

AVOCA PARENTS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS: YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR INPUT REGARDING THE AVOCA STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE’S DISCUSSION ABOUT AVOCA’S MISSION, VISION, AND CORE VALUES ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 4,AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE PORTO ROOM AT MARIE MURPHY SCHOOL. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 


PTC MONTHLY MEETING Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. at Marie Murphy

Meet the candidates for the 2016-17 PTC Executive Committee!  Please join us at our next monthly meeting, following the Strategic Planning Parent Feedback session, to put a face to the name of our slate of candidates for next year’s PTC board.  In addition, come hear about the many PTC- sponsored events and activities that are happening during the rest of the school year.  For more information, please contact Kathy Stein at ksa68@comcast.net.

AVOCA VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

WHEN & WHERE: Friday, May 27, 9-10 a.m. in the Avoca West Multi-Purpose Room

The entire staff and Board of Education of Avoca invite all Volunteers to a recognition breakfast in appreciation for all that you do for the school district. Please join us in the AW Multi-Purpose Room for breakfast, student entertainment, and volunteer recognition! R.S.V.P. by May 20th if you will be in attendance to Cece Beneda benedac@avoca37.org or Roxann Giovannini at: giovanninir@avoca37.org

 

LOYOLA ACADEMY PARKING LOT PROPOSAL DATE CHANGE

Avoca families and neighbors with questions or concerns about the Loyola Academy Parking Lot Proposal are encouraged to attend the Wilmette Zoning Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wilmette Village Hall, located at 1200 Wilmette Avenue.  Click HERE for Loyola Academy Parking Lot Proposal information.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: 2016-17 Candidates for the PTC Executive Committee

Slated for a two-year term ending June of 2018:

Devon Nelson, President

Roopal Kundu, Vice President, Avoca West

Marcela Grossman, Vice President, Marie Murphy

Emily Patten, Secretary

Jenny Wilson, Treasurer

Betsy Harootyan, Director of Volunteers

Slated for a one-year term ending June of 2017:

Kathryn A'hearn, Director of Fundraising

Eden O'Donnell, Director of Parent and Student Enrichment

Current board members whose two year terms end June 2017:

Wilma Rivera, Director of Communications

Sharon Dodd, Director of Membership

 

 

 

 

National Bike To School Day Is May 4th!

Wednesday, May 4, is National Bike to School Day.  Parents, we need your help!  Please organize a group in your neighborhood.  We need parent leaders to take kids to AW and to bring the kids home from school.  MM kids will not need parents to escort, but will still need to be reminded of bike safety.  Plan a safe route, remind everyone to walk their bikes across busy roads, stay together as a group, and be sure that everyone has on a bike helmet (including adults)!  Even if you can’t ride with the kids, help cheer them on!  Be a part of a national initiative!!  For more information,email Rachel Goodman at rgoodman58@comcast.net

Viking Walk: May 10th (Marie Murphy) & May 13th (Avoca West)

Avoca's final fundraiser of the year is underway!  Please note that your child recently received their pledge sheets which lists all pertinent information such as what we are raising money for, running time to come cheer your child on, and various prizes.  The success of this event is reliant on the efforts of your child soliciting sponsors from friends, family members and neighbors.  Contact Don Cornelius (Donaldcornelius@Comcast.net) with any questions.

AW Pledge Sheet

MM Pledge Sheet

Art in Action: Volunteers Needed for May 12!

On May 12, Art in Action will transform the Avoca West gym into a world of artistic exploration where several visiting artists and volunteers will work with students in many types of artistic mediums.Parents interested in assisting artists and students during Art in Action should email mwrowe5@gmail.com. Please consider participating in this fun and inspiring event!

PTC Survey – Share Your Thoughts!

The Avoca Parent Teacher Council has put together a brief survey.  We sincerely hope you will take the time to complete it and give us your honest and confidential feedback. Click HERE to begin!  With the District engaged in a strategic planning process and the school year soon coming to a close, we thought this was an opportune time for us to take a look at our own activities. We plan to use these results to help improve and focus our offerings in the coming year. We look forward to sharing the summarized results with you.  Please feel free to contact us at Avocaptc@gmail.com if you have any questions about this survey.  Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE!  GLENVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT EVENT

In honor of National Missing Children’s Day, the Glenview Police Department will be hosting an event on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Come get your free Child ID Kits, made with the help of GlenviewPolice Officers.

 

 

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AVOCA DIFFERENT LEARNERS: PARENT PANEL/MEET NEW DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES ON MAY 9TH!

We will be hosting an informal parent panel to share experiences on topics such as behavior plans at home, homework strategies, working collaboratively with school and private providers, etc., on Monday, May 9, in the AW ITC.  Also, we’ll welcome our incoming Director of Pupil Services, Terry Sofianos.  For more information or to join our members e-mail list, contact Louise Dechovitz at:  louise111@gmail.com, or Helen Lucaitis at:  HHL@corboydemetrio.com.  We welcome parents of children with all needs.

SAVE THE DATE: FINAL GOOD BYE TO THE NEW TRIER EAST MUSIC BUILDING MAY 10

On Tuesday, May 10, from 6 to 8 P.M., say a final good-bye to the Winnetka (East) Campus' 1950 Music Building and McGee Theatre and 1912 Cafeteria. These buildings are being demolished this summer as the school makes way for even better places for future generations. For more information, click here

HANDWRITING CLUB MEETING IS NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 3-­3:30

The Handwriting Club now meets every Wednesday from 3-­3:30pm in the Avoca West ITC. All students must be accompanied by an adult – this is not a drop off program. Parents and students of all ages welcome. For more info, contact Sam Grossner at gs@interlync.com.

For questions or to volunteer at either event, contact: Jenny Wilson: jdenosaquo@sbcglobal.net or Kathy Monte-Christo: kmonte_christo@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earn money for our schools all year long! Click here to learn more and tell your friends and family!

Earn money for our schools all year long! Click here to learn more and tell your friends and family!


 

 

 


PTC Mission Statement

Avoca District 37 Parent Teacher Council (PTC) is a membership of parents, teachers and staff who are dedicated to fostering the educational, social and overall well-being of each student at Avoca Community Preschool, Avoca West School and Marie Murphy School. We serve these students by promoting a closer working relationship among district families, the school and the community at large.

The purpose of the PTC is to:

  • Offer a forum for ideas, concerns and information
  • Promote parent involvement
  • Provide assistance to teachers through volunteerism
  • Assist administration in communicating school information
  • Sponsor social and educational events for students, families and the community
  • Fund special school programs through a variety of fund-raising events throughout the school year.

*Annual membership dues are $20 per family and help fund programs for students.


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