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What is the Parent Teacher Council (PTC)?

The Avoca PTC transforms your school into a community! We are proud to be a resource for teachers, students and families and to offer a variety of opportunities for you to get to know your school community. The Avoca PTC includes families and staff at BOTH Avoca District 37 schools, Avoca West Elementary School (AW) and Marie Murphy Jr. High School (MM). We encourage you to join the Avoca PTC and contact us at any time to share your thoughts, concerns and questions. 

Dues are just $25/family!


**Get to know your PTC Exec Board!! We would love to hear from you!**

Devon Nelson, President                   (Clark, 4th/Evangeline, 2nd) devoncnelson@gmail.com   

Roopal Kundu, AW Vice President   (Nalin, 6th/Nayana, 4th/Nadiya, 1st) roopalkundu@gmail.com   

Melissa Mastros, MM Vice President (Jack, 8th/Graham, 7th/Luke, 4th) melissa.mastros@cbexchange.com       

Betsy Harootyan, Director of Communications                           (Emmett, 4th/Max, 1st) betsyharootyan@gmail.com                  

Kellie Cunningham, Director of Membership                                         (Riley O’Neill, 3rd/Emme O’Neill, 2nd) cunninghamkellie@hotmail.com            

Jessica Boyle, Director of Enrichment     (Abigail, 7th/Brendan, 2nd) boylejessica@hotmail.com                    

Kathryn A’Hearn, Director of Volunteers (Madeline, 5th/Lauren, 3rd) ahearn.kathryn@gmail.com               

Rebecca Goldman, Director of Fundraising                                       (Atreyo Banerjee, 4th)                             re-be-go@hotmail.com                          

Jenny  Wilson, Treasurer                 (Jessie, 6th/Jake, 4th) jdenosaquo@sbcglobal.net                   

Emily Patten, Secretary                           (Alexandra, 5th) emilyjpatten@gmail.com                                      


September 1st - 15th
Spirit Wear Sales! Check inbox for link to online catalog.

September 18th                         Monday is PICTURE DAY!

September 21st - NO SCHOOL 

Coming in October:                          Columbus Day (No School)             Walk To School Day                           New Families Night                         Avoca West Book Fair                        Fall Conferences


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Call for Volunteers

Math Resource Volunteers

Avoca West is looking for some volunteers to assist our teachers with preparing materials for the new math curriculum.  We are seeking volunteers (one per grade) each week to help copy, cut, and sort worksheets and other materials used by the students in the classroom.  Volunteers must come in at their allotted time so that we can ensure that copy machines are available.  We hope that this helps lighten the load a bit for teachers working hard to implement the new curriculum!  Please contact Jennie Winters, the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, with any questions. (Click "Math Resource Volunteers" to access Sign Up Genius)

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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 $25 per family and help fund programs for all students.

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