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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:
9/26 - Kindergarten Grade Party, (rain date 10/3) AW playground, 5-7pm
9/27 - Bike Walk Wilmette Meeting (4-7pm) & Wilmette Transportation Meeting (7pm) - Wilmette Village Hall
9/30 - 2nd Grade Party, Gillson Park, 3-5pm
10/8 - NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
10/13 - 3rd Grade Party, AW playground, 10 am -12noon
10/14 - 4th Grade Party, Gillson Park, 3-5 pm
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
10/26 - NO SCHOOL – Teacher Institute Day
10/31 - AW Halloween Parade
11/9 - Intercultural Dinner & Talent Show
Please find more tentative dates in the "Volunteer Opportunities" tab
Call for Volunteers
**Open positions at the PTC - we would love to welcome you on board!**:
Lead Volunteer Positions for PTC events - Be the planner, the shopper, the organizer, the person in charge… be the star! Please let us know if you would like to help plan one of the upcoming events!!!
Volunteer for any of the upcoming events
Please contact us if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer one of the above positions during 2018/19! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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