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Lights Out!

The Avoca District Green Committee Is encouraging families to celebrate Earth Hour on March 25, at 8:30 p.m. 

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, households businesses and schools to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. towards the end of March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.[1]

Avoca classrooms participated in a mini “Lights Out” event on March 21st. Here is a very short clip About Earth Hour.


Join the PTC Executive Committee!

In 2017-18, there will be four open positions for the PTC Executive Committee: Director of Membership, Director of Enrichment, Director of Fundraising and Director of Communications.

Position descriptions are accessible on the Avoca PTC website. Elections will be held in May and new committee members begin their term in June. All positions are two year nominations.

If you are interested in learning more about joining the PTC executive committee, please contact avocaptc@gmail.com



Saturday, March 25th
Earth Hour



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5th Grade Graduation Design Contest Reminder

Your child's design could be picked to be the winning design on this years 5th grade graduation T-Shirts.  We are opening it up to any and all students who would like their artistic design on the front. Please keep in mind the design should be relatively simple but have meaning as to what our amazing school means to them or what they remember the most about the school!  See details below and get to work our young artists!
Who: All 5th graders
What: T-Shirt design
When: Due by May 2, 2017
Where: turn in designs to PTC mailbox or email to jdenosaquo@sbcglobal.net 
Why: What 5th grader doesn't like a little competition??
Good luck everyone!  Can't wait to see all the amazing 






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 all students.

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