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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!
PERK ALERT!! Membership gains you access to the online school directory!
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
8/13 - Kindergarten Round Up! (Screening, Play & Picnic)
8/14 - Class Assignments Emailed (1st-5th)
8/23 - Room Parent Orientation
8/27 - Teacher/Staff Back to School Lunch at MM
8/28 - School Starts 1st-8th!
8/29-30 - Kindergarten Partial Days
8/29 - Spirit Wear Sales Begin
8/29 - AW Parent Orientation Night
8/30 - MM Parent Orientation Night
8/31 - Kindergarten First Full Day!
PTC Contact Info
**Get to know your PTC Exec Board!! We would love to hear from you!**
Dorothy Elfring, Co-President
Berit Spieker, Co-President
Sara Shepard, AW Vice President
Emily Patten, MM Vice President
Bingling Zhou, Treasurer
Eugenia Hsin, Secretary
Betsy Harootyan, Director of Communications
Jessica Boyle, Director of Enrichment
Susan Lovell, Director of Fundraising
Kellie Cunningham, Director of Membership
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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