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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!
Avoca D37 PTC 2018-19 Welcome Letter
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:
10/19 - School Picture Re-Take Day (AW & MM)
10/19 - MM Halloween Dance
10/23-25 - Avoca West Book Fair
10/24-25 - Half Days – School Conferences, Teacher Appreciation lunch on 10/24
10/26 - NO SCHOOL – Teacher Institute Day
10/31 - AW Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
11/9 - Intercultural Dinner & Talent Show
11/7 - PTC General Membership Meeting
12/7 - 7th grade Snowflake Party MM
12/7 - Family Movie Night for AW and MM (held at MM)
12/21 - Winter Parties at AW and MM
Please find more information in the ‘Programs & Events’ tab.
Call for Volunteers
When: October 23-25
Time: October 23th
8:30am - 3:30pm
October 24 & 25
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
We are looking for parent volunteers to help this event run smoothly. If you are willing to help, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545afa82eabfc1-avoca1.
Please contact Kathryn A'Hearn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
PTC Contact Info
Get to know your PTC Exec Board!
**We love to hear from you!**
Dorothy Elfring, Co-President email@example.com
Berit Spieker, Co-President firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Shepard, AW Vice President Eatfitchicago@gmail.com
Emily Patten, MM Vice President email@example.com
Bingling Zhou, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Eugenia Hsin, Secretary email@example.com
Betsy Harootyan, Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Boyle, Director of Enrichment email@example.com
Susan Lovell, Director of Fundraising firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Cunningham, Director of Membership email@example.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 $25 per family and help fund programs for all students.
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