The Latest 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.


NO SCHOOL: February 15 & 16



January 29th

RSVP by January 25th

Due to the four day weekend, we are extending our RSVP to contribute a meal to Monday, January 25th.  No food will be accepted at the door UNLESS you have RSVP'd.  If you are not planning on cooking but would like to join us for dinner or for the talent show, you can pay at the door.  This year’s talent line up includes not only students, but an Avoca teacher and Avoca parent.  Join us for an evening filled with Avoca friends, great talent and delicious food!  This is a district-wide event – grades PK-8 and families are encouraged to attend!  Click HERE to RSVP your participation in making a dish or your desire to attend this family event.                       Interested in volunteering for the event?  Please click here.  Questions? Please contact,,, or Lourdes 


WHERE: Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm in the AW ITC

This month, Superintendent Dr. Kevin Jauch will give an update on the recent PARCC testing results and other district news.  All are welcome to attend, please join us!  For more info, contact Kathy Stein at  


This year’s Fun Fair will take place on Sunday, February 28th at noon.  The TOTALLY REVAMPED Fun Fair will feature all of the great games and inflatables that the kids love, plus live animals, a host of entertainers and a one-of-a-kind bubble show that promise fun for the kid in all of us! Parents can also look forward to a wider variety of food choices and NO TICKETS to keep track of!!  A flat fee of $15/child (kids under 2 are free) gets you unlimited games, entertainment and bouncy fun.  

We are also in great need parent volunteers. If you are able to spare an hour of the event to volunteer, please sign up HERE



Girls' Night - March 4

Boys' Night - March 11

Parents’ Night Out - April 8



We need your help!  We are looking for parents & students to assist with concession sales prior to Marie Murphy home games.  We know many of your students are playing in the games and the 8th Grade committee hopes you or your students (and their friends) will help us out. Concession sales generate essential funds that help offset the cost of 8th grade graduation activities and the Class of 2016 gifts. 

All inventory is provided; we simply need help manning the table.  Set up begins at 3 P.M., sales run from 3:20-5:20 P.M. and breakdown is before 5:45 P.M..  Our goal is to capture the after-school crowd and spectators.  

Thank you so much for your consideration and HELP!  Please click the this signup genius site and choose any days that you are free.  The more the merrier!

AVOCA DIFFERENT LEARNERS MOMS NIGHT OUT                          WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 25th at         7 P.M.                                        WHERE: Stormy's Tavern in Northfield

Come meet other mothers of children with IEPs, 504s, ADHD, ADD, autism and other types of learning differences at Stormy’s Tavern in Northfield.  We will have a section reserved in the lounge.   Please email Louise Dechovitz ,, or Helen Lucaitis at, to let us know if you plan to attend.



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Hoops4Health Spring Tryouts

Our goal is to better the lives of our students and make a positive impact on youth by providing them a top notch training in the sport of basketball as well as teaching them how to live a healthy lifestyle off the court.  We cater to kids of all ages and skill levels. All coaches and teachers are qualified professionals in their field. For over five years Hoops4Health has and continues to provide excellence in teaching youth basketball serving the North Shore & Chicago Metropolitan Area.  For more Information Click Here




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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