Announcements from Dr. Jauch’s Office:
AVOCA 2014-2015 BUDGET
The Avoca School District 2013-2014 Budget is posted on our website for your viewing at www.avoca37.org
PTC News & Events:
PTC MEETING & PRESENTATION– Wed., Oct. 3rd
Have you ever wondered whether your child's behavior falls within the realm of normal, or is perhaps veering into something a little more serious? Come to our PTC meeting Wednesday at 7p.m. at Marie Murphy to hear a presentation fromHaven Youth and Family Services on recognizing signs of depression, anxiety, and other common childhood mental health issues.
PTC Meeting Agenda
SCHOOL DIRECTORY – Oct. 10th
This year, the school directory will have room for two addresses to accommodate children who live in more than one home. If you would like to have two addresses listed for your child, please email jannet_dolin@Hotmail.com orlourdescornelius@Hotmail.com by Friday, October 10. The information submitted should include parent/guardian name, second address, phone number, and email.
8TH GRADE GRADUATION COMMITTEE – Tues., Oct. 7th
Just a reminder for our 8th grade parents: The next 8th Grade Graduation Committee meeting is on Tuesday October 7th 7:00 pm at Marie Murphy in the ITC. Please contact Maria Costas email@example.com or Heather Hester firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
AVOCA WEST BOOK FAIR – Oct. 20-23
Book Fair is Coming Soon to the Avoca West ITC!
When: October 20-23
Time: During School hours and open LATE 10/22 and 10/23 during conferences!
Check your child's backpack for a book fair flyer!
Interested in volunteering? Contact Heather Hester at email@example.com
BOOK DRIVE FOR BERNIE’S BOOK BANK – Oct. 13-29
Make room for your new books from the book fair by donating your gently used ones!
Our collection this year will be October 13-29. Look for the bins in the front hallway.
MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, Nov. 7th
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Avoca District annual Movie Night! We need many volunteers to help with Movie Night. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering! Sign up through the PTC website at http://www.avocaptc.org/volunteer-opportunities, and click on Movie Night.
Doors Open: 6:15pm
Movie Starts: 6:45pm
Location - Avoca West south gym
More details to come…
MARIE MURPHY SIP & SHOP – Saturday, Nov. 15th
Please open the attached flyer for details on a fun girls night out at Bloomingdales. Limited advance reservations. Sip & Shop Flyer
AVOCA WEST BIRTHDAY TREATS IN CLASSES
Worried about the sugar intake in your child's classroom? Or about the number of disruptions to their learning? Did you know that some classes have celebrated birthdays as often as 6 times in one month? The PTC's Health & Wellness Committee has been working on creating a recommendation for birthday treats in classes. Click here to read about a new proposal for birthday celebrations in class, and then please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL NEW TRIER PARENTS
Do you have child currently attending New Trier High School? If so, we want to hear from you! The PTC is organizing a series of informal discussions for parents of eighth graders to learn more about life at New Trier. Contact email@example.com if you'd like to be part of this series. And feel free to ask friends or neighbors who may have graduated from Avoca (and so no longer receive this blast), but still have kids at New Trier.
AW ITC NEWS
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Battle of the Books is back for Avoca West 4th and 5th Graders! Registrations opens online on October 1st through the Glenview Public library, and runs for about 6 weeks. All information, including booklists, can be found on the AW ITC webpage by clicking on the B.O.B. link. We hope to see lots of Vikings representing Avoca in this wonderful community program! Questions? Contact Mrs. Geidner at Avoca West or the GPL youth services department at 847-729-7500 ext. 7900.
5TH ANNUAL GREAT PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
The Avoca West ITC 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest is back! For details and a video of last year’s pumpkins, visit the AW ITC webpage! Entries can be brought to the Avoca West library throughout the month of October. Happy decorating!
PTC CHAIRPEOPLE NEEDED!
The PTC is looking for parents to help chair the following events:
- MM Teacher Appreciation Week (week of May 4)- co-chair needed
- Art Smart- co-chair needed
PTC THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS
Picture Day- The PTC assists with Picture Day at Avoca West by organizing a number of parent volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Volunteers help ensure that classes arrive on time for their photos, organize the photographers’ paperwork for each child, handle questions and missing envelopes or money, and help the children look their very best. We are very grateful to those who helped this year: Cece Beneda, Juan Cruz, Eva Rios, Sonya Won, Louise Dechovitz, Maria Costas, Kim Johnson, Jamie Taylor, Shireen Virani, Jessica LeFebvre, Kamal Julka, Jennifer Buck, Wilma Rivera, Lauren Kinney and Colleen Rosenthal.
Picture Retake Day at Avoca West will be Thursday, October 22.
Picture Retake Day at Marie Murphy will be Wednesday, October 28.
Please call the school office with any questions.
AVOCA GIRL SCOUTS
Avoca District Community Troop 40423 – Friday, Oct. 3rd
Avoca Community Girl Scout Troop 40423 will meet in the Avoca West ITC at 3:45pm on Friday, October third. Please contact Alesia Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Flanagan at email@example.com .
New Brownie Troop Forming-2nd & 3rd GRADE GIRLS – Sunday, Oct. 5th
Avoca Brownie Troop 41586 is starting for interested 2nd and 3rd grade girls!
Sunday, October 5th:
• 2:30pm Parent Meeting Avoca West Playground
• 3:00pm Bridging Ceremony Avoca West Playground
October 27th: First Meeting, 6:15-7:30pm ITC
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
New Members Welcome!
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 40876 (K-1st grade) – Monday, Oct. 6th
First Meeting of the Year, Monday, October 6th, 5:00-6:00pm in the ITC.Contactavocagstroop40876@gmail.com with any questions. All Kindergarten and 1st grade girls welcome!
Junior Girl Scout Troop 41752 (4th & 5th grade) – Monday, Oct. 6th
First Meeting of the Year, Monday, October 6th, 6:00-7:30pm in the ITC
Contact email@example.com with any questions. All 4th and 5th grade girls welcome!
GIRLS SCOUTS EARN SILVER AWARDS
Congratulations to Girl Scouts in Troop 41076 who spent the past year planning and carrying out their Silver Project for Heartland Animal Shelter. After touring the shelter and learning about their needs, the girls gathered supplies, made pet blankets, decorated adoption folders and delivered 300 items to the shelter. Read their newsletter to find out more about the project. Feature Story on Troop 41076's Silver Award
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE CARE
Wed. Oct 22nd and Thurs. Oct. 23rd
The Glenview School Age Program, a program of One Hope United, is happy to announce that we will be providing care during the Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23. We will be providing care for children in kindergarten and older. We will be charging 6 dollars per child for up to a half hour of care. This payment is required at the time you drop off your child.
If you are not currently enrolled in our programs there will be an emergency form that needs to be filled out before your child enters the program. The program will be held in the North Gym of Avoca West School.
This program is being run along with the half day programs that we are already having. The half day program runs from 11:15 until 6. The charge for the half day program will be $33. If you have teacher conference during that time care will be able to be provided.
We will also be holding a full day program on the Friday the 24th when Avoca and Marie Murphy are closed for the in-service training. The cost for the full day program is $48.
Payment for the program will be required prior to the program being held. We accept both checks and credit cards as forms of payment. Unfortunately we are unable to accept cash. Prior registration for these programs is required. The registration deadline for these programs is October 10th. To register please contact us at 847-998-7477. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AVOCA WEST MARTIAL ARTS-FALL REGISTRATION OPEN
2014 Fall Martial Arts Flyer
WILMETTE PARK DISTRICT –
Wilmette Saturday Basketball Flier
Hoops4Health FALL PROGRAM GUIDE
GLENVIEW YOUTH SERVICES – Support Group
Glenview Youth Services Parent Group
HOW TO SUBMIT AN ITEM TO THIS E-BLAST:
If you have an item you would like to submit about your PTC or Avoca community event, please limit your entry to 5-6 lines, and if longer, attach a flyer in pdf format with all your information and email to Helen Lucaitis at HHL@corboydemetrio.com. Weekly deadline for submissions is Wednesdays at noon.