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February 2, 2017


Explore the Avoca 37 Summer School options!
Registration Guide
Grades K-3 Registration Form
Grades 4-7 Registration Form

Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities

Bid NOW to support Avoca!
The 2017 Online Fun Fair Auction is OPEN NOW and READY FOR BIDDING!
You can support the District and get great items such as sports tickets, memorabilia and one of kind items like the opportunity to be Principal for the Day at AW and snag VIP seats to 8th Grade Graduation!
The 2017 Online Auction is open NOW and runs through next Thursday, 2/23 at noon. All items not purchased through the BUY NOW feature will be available at the Fun Fair on 2/26 from noon to 3 pm at their max online bid (with the exception of the MM tix, which will be available online only).
When you create your sign-in for the auction, please be sure to PROVIDE AN ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER so that we can contact you to arrange payment and item delivery in the event that you place the winning bid. All proceeds benefit Avoca Programs.
Save the Date: Girls Night Out! 
March 10, 20176-8 pm, Marie Murphy Gym. A night your girls will not forget! Photo Booth, DJ, Bubble Soccer, Cosmic Bowling, Cosmic Ga Ga Pit, and MORE. Keep a look out for the Event Registration Forms next week.
Boys Night Out -- THANK YOU
Thank you to all the parents and boys who came out to a successful 2017 Boys Night Out.  Thank you to the Committee: Sheila Bilimoria, Marnie Beilin, Colleen Rosenthal and Wilma Lino.  Thank you to the day of volunteers Betsy Harootyan, Robin Smith, Dorothy Elfring, Virginia Chung, Jasmina De La Torre, and Ann Giese.  Also a very special thank you to Avoca Parent, Rob Russell, of Strike Promo for donating the LED wristbands for the event!
5th Grade Graduation Design Contest
Your child's design could be picked to be the winning design on this years 5th grade graduation T-Shirts.  We are opening it up to any and all students who would like their artistic design on the front. Please keep in mind the design should be relatively simple but have meaning as to what our amazing school means to them or what they remember the most about the school!  See details below and get to work our young artists!
Who: All 5th graders
What: T-Shirt design
When: Due by May 2, 2017
Where: turn in designs to PTC mailbox or email to 
Why: What 5th grader doesn't like a little competition??
Good luck everyone!  Can't wait to see all the amazing designs!!
The gym at Avoca West was buzzing with creative energy on February 9 during the PTC-sponsored Art in Action Day! Thank you to the Avoca administration, staff and PTC for supporting and accommodating this event. Thank you to the music, instrumental and PE departments for giving up their spaces for a day. 

Special thanks to these local businesses/artists for partnering with Art in Action:
Twisted Fiber Studio (Shari Pontillo)
Karisma Dance Company (Karly Walchli)
CRE8 Workshop (Donna Price)
Paasche Airbrush (Vallie Pettersen)
Jalapenos and Tomatoes Catering (Jannet Dolin)
RSB Property Development (Rocky Rowe)
Evanston Lumber (Bob Fisher)

And a great big thank you to MICHELE ROWE for chairing this amazing event for the PAST DECADE(!!) as well as the following artists, teachers, students and parent volunteers: Mina Boruta, Jessica Boyle, Steve Brown, Dennis Cook, Demitra Daskalakis, Betsy Harootyan, Dave Hoffheimer, Diana Langlois, Brian Lee, Jessica LeFebvre, Iliana Mora, Devon Nelson, Ella Ozkaymak, Chuck Paschen, Jennifer Pettersen, Vallie Pettersen, Shari Pontillo, Donna Price, Alejandra Rodriguez, Colleen Rosenthal, Rocky Rowe, Cooper Rowe, Kelly Sabatini, Nicki Scozia, Barb Vogelstein, Karly Walchli, Beth Wechsler and Kate Wilson.
Click for more information about summer camp options from these participating artists:
Twisted Fiber Studio
Karisma Dance Company
CRE8 Workshop
Marie Murphy Parents & Teachers!  
We need photographs MM Students for the 2017 Yearbook!

Please send pics of  students during the 2016-2017 School Year to Barbara Vogelstein.  Be sure to include Name, Grade and Activity Details!

Saturday, March 4
Marie Murphy School
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 includes pancake breakfast, coffee and/or juice
Raffle: $1.00/ticket or 3 tickets for $2.00

Watch demonstrations of Wright Stuff, Scrambler,Wind Power, Towers and Mission Possible!
Hands-on activities: fast facts, glider building, star lab and more! Fun for kids of ALL ages!
Tickets available at the door or buy them at our table at the Fun Fair.

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Upcoming Events

February 16, 2017
4:30 p.m.  Student Government Mock School Board Meeting

February 16, 2017
5:30 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting

February 22, 2017
7:00 p.m. Innovation Grant Committee Meeting

February 23, 2017
6:00 p.m. 2nd Grade Fine Arts Night

February 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.  Student Council Dance

February 26, 2017
12-3:00 p.m. Fun Fair

February 27, 2017
12:00-6:00 p.m. Technology Committee Plan Session 2

February 28, 2017
6:30 p.m. Communication & Engagement Committee Meeting

March 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast

March 6, 2017
5:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Meeting

March 7, 2017
7:00 p.m. PTC Meeting

March 9, 2017
6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Parent Info Night

March 10, 2017
6:00 p.m. AW Girl's Night- MM

March 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. Innovation Grant Committee Meeting
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Marie Murphy


Parents of Children turning 5 by 9/1/17
March 9th at 6:00 p.m.

For more info click here or visit the website.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Avoca!
Registration is now open for the
Summer Enrichment Program
offered through
Wilmette School District 39

Click HERE for information regarding Avoca Students interested in this program!!!

Information about Avoca School District Summer School will be available next week!
Extracurricular Opportunities

Kumbaya Chess Workshop
President's Day

View the FLYER for more info & click here to REGISTER

You can still register for regular CHESS-ED sessions at MM!  
Program is on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30
View this FLYER or visit the WEBSITE for more information
Read to Succeed 2017
K-6th grade students can participate to earn a ticket to the Six Flags!  Check out the FLYER and download your LOG now! Please email Mrs. Geidner with any questions. 
Log Due Date: February 24th
Hand in logs to Mrs. Geidner or Mrs. Stotz 
Community Activities
Check out the Glenview Park District's
March Activity Calendar
22nd Century Media invites you...
Camp Expo
February 25, 2017 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information check out this FLYER or visit the WEBSITE
Spring 2017 AAU/Travel Basketball
Try-outs are in February.  For more information check out this
FLYER and the H4H Website
Check out the latest exhibits and events coming to the Willmette Historical Museum!

George Washington is Coming to the Wilmette Historical Museum!- Presidents' Day Weekend
To submit information to this email contact Suzie Harris at 

Avoca School District 37- 2921 Illinois Road- Wilmette, IL 60091- p: 847-251-3587
Avoca West Elementary School- 235 Beech Drive, Glenview, IL 60025- p: 847-724-6800
Marie Murphy School - 2921 Illinois Road- Wilmette, IL 60091- p: 847-251-3617


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