JOIN THE PTC Executive Committee!
Parents, the PTC has the following Executive Committee Positions open for next year:
Director of Communications
Director of Membership
Vice President of Avoca West
Director of Fundraising
Director of Parent and Student Enrichment (Formerly Director of Community Relations)
This is a great way to get to know other parents in our district and to enhance your child’s education.  Time commitments vary by position, but the PTC Executive committee is here to help guide you through the process.  You won’t do it alone!  80% of our current board consists of working parents outside of the home– 70% work full time.  (And have lives outside of all of this, just saying…)  Studies show that parents who volunteer have children who are more successful in school.  Who doesn’t want that?  Click on this LINK to read job descriptions for these positions.  For more information, contact Leslie Meehan at leslieme@comcast.net or Kathy Stein at ksa68@comcast.net   Come join us! 


The PTC is in search of our new leaders!  If you would like to help us find great volunteers, please join the Search Committee.  We have several Executive Committee positions available for the 2015-16 school year:  Director of Communications, Director of Membership and Director of Community Relations as well as other committee chair and co-chair positions.  If you would like to help us find volunteers to fill these positions, or are interested in applying for one, please contact PTC President, Kathy Stein at ksa68@comcast.net.



As you may recall, back in late October we obtained approximately 170 signatures asking the Village to conduct a study of Avoca District 37 surrounding streets.  The Village received the petition and after carefully reviewing our requests responded back in mid-January.  Please see the attached response from the Village.  Also if you have not joined our Facebook page, Sidewalks for Avoca West Neighborhood, we ask that you consider as we are constantly updating with images and letters.

Response to Petition


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 Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 13 7pm

Meet our candidates for open PTC Executive Committee positions
Parents, we hope you’ll join the PTC at our monthly meeting next Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm in the Marie Murphy Community Room.  We’d like to introduce you to the candidates for our open Executive Committee positions.  Click HERE to read their bios.  Other topics include an update from the Pedestrian Safety Committee.  For more information, contact PTC President Kathy Stein at ksa68@comcast.net.


May 11th (MM) and May 15th ( AW)

Next week is Viking Walk! Please remind your student that while they do not need to turn in their sponsor sheets on the day of their run, should they chose to, that is fine.  All sponsor sheets are due back with the money owed by Thursday, May 21st.  You are welcome to come and cheer your child on as they walk/run during their regular scheduled gym class, to help raise money for the school gift.  For more information contact Donald Cornelius (donaldcornelius@Comcast.net) , Ernst Cadet (cadeticp@yahoo.com) or Steve Brown (steveb1627@gmail.com)



Thursday, June 4th

FOR 1ST, 2ND and 3RD Grades

The PTC needs your help!  Field Day is held annually at the end of the school year and is organized by the P.E. teachers.  The teachers need about 25 parent volunteers to help run the games with the children.  The time commitment for volunteers on June 4 is 12:15 - 3:00pm.  If you are able to help out at this event, please sign up through this link- http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545afa82eabfc1-field .  If you have any questions, please contact Louise Dechovitz at Louise111@gmail.com or Matt Coatar at mattcoatar@gmail.com. Thank you!


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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