Picture Retake Day at Avoca West will be Wednesday, October 21st
Picture Retake Day at Marie Murphy will be Wednesday, October 27th
The Latest 2015-2016 Avoca E-Blast Has Been Posted!
You will find it under the Parent Resources tab in the upper right-hand corner.
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.
Monday, October 12, 2015 – COLUMBUS DAY
PTC MONTHLY MEETING **DATE CHANGE***– Thursday, Oct. 8th, 7 P.M., in the MM Community Room
Due to the extremely rare occurrence of a Cubs post-season game, the PTC has rescheduled its monthly meeting to Thursday, October 8 at 7pm. We will review our2015-16 budget and other items. All are welcome, hope to see you there.
For more info, contact Kathy Stein at email@example.com
INNISBROOK FUNDRAISER EXTENDED THROUGH OCT. 5TH!
Be sure to check out the gift wrap and other fun items for sale today at www.innisbrook.com/user/115531.
For more information or if you have any questions about Innisbrook, please contact Lori Chiampas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also remember that if gift wrap isn't your thing, you can always write a check to the AVOCA PTC that will 100% fund our Avoca School community. Just write "donation" in the memo line and send it in your child's backpack.
The Avoca West Book Fair Is Coming Soon!
When: October 19-22
Time: October 19 & 20
8:30am - 3:30pm
October 21 & 22
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Hundreds of popular titles, including award winners and Battle of the Books books!
Come support Avoca West and cultivating a love for reading in all of our children! We need parents to spread the word, set up, and also help us take down the Book Fair.
To volunteer, please follow THIS LINK
If you have any questions, please contact Heather Hester.
PTC MEMBERSHIP 2015-2016
Thank you to all of the Avoca families, teachers, and staff who have joined the PTC. Your support is greatly appreciated! If you haven’t already done so, you may join in one of three ways :
- Online by clicking the link to the right.
- By making out a check to the Avoca PTC and putting it in the PTC box in the school office.
- At the membership table at any event during the first week of school.
Dues are only $20 per family per school year
For more information, please contact Sharon Dodd, Director of Membership, at email@example.com.
Thank you for joining the Avoca PTC!
PTC CHAIRPEOPLE NEEDED FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!
We are seeking new Chairpersons for the following events for the school year:
MM Program Enrichment
7th Grade Snowflakes
AW Outdoor Classroom
AW and MM Teacher Appreciation Fall and Spring Luncheons.
Want More Info?
Please contact Matt Coatar, PTC Director of Volunteers. if you are interested in chairing, co-chairing or simply would like more information.
AVOCA DISTRICT MOVE NIGHT Save the Date!
Mark your calendars! Avoca’s Movie Night is lucky Friday, November 13th! More details to come, stay tuned!
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FAN (Family Action Network) Friday, Oct. 9th
"Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age" Sherry Turkle, Ph.D, Founder and Director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self Author, Alone Together:
Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (2011) and the brand-new Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Friday, October 9, 2015 7:00 PMSkokie School Auditorium 520 Glendale Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Suitable for youth ages 12 and up.
AVOCA DIFFERENT LEARNERS PARENT WORKSHOP Navigating IEPs & 504s Thurs. Oct. 29th at 6:30-8pm
Please join Avoca Different Learners for our Fall Parent Workshop, “Navigating IEPs & 504s” with speakers Donna Toops, Avoca Director of Pupil Services and Tracy Parent, D39 Special Education Coordinator and Intervention Specialist who will explain the process. Informal parent talk time from 6:30-7p.m. followed by speakers at 7p.m., with Q&A after.
Location: Avoca West ITC.
DL is a parent support group for children with learning differences and with all needs. Contact: Helen Lucaitis at HHL@corboydemetrio.com or 312-550-2077 or Louise Dechovitz at Louise111@gmail.com or 847-980-0833.
Pedestrian Safety Meeting – Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7pm
The Traffic Study surrounding the area of Avoca District 37 was completed. Please join us at Wilmette's Village Hall at 7pm to discuss the findings and collaborate on next steps. Your presence is greatly needed in order to move forward with a plan.
Please email one of the following with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , or lourdescornelius@Hotmail.com
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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