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February 25, 2020


AVOCA WEEKLY 
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Upcoming Events

3/2- DISC Meeting
3/4- PTC Meeting

Event Details and Volunteer Opportunities


FUN FAIR 2020 - THANK YOU NOTE
Please take a moment to read the THANK YOU NOTE  to all of  the volunteers and contributors to the Fun Fair and Silent Auction this year!   

SILENT AUCTION WINNERS
This year's Silent Auction fundraised $6,914, making it the most successful and lucrative auction of its kind, to-date! Thank you to everyone who actively and enthusiastically bid and congratulations to all of the winners. Winners have been notified via email, so please check to ensure you have been made aware of your winning(s). If you believe that you won an item but have not received an email, please contact susanloren123@gmail.com. Payment can be made to the Avoca PTC via check or cash. Please email Mary Prahl at marysprahl@live.com to arrange a payment & item exchange. A special thanks to all local business and individuals who donated towards the auction and for making this popular event possible.                                

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE MEETING (DISC)
3/2/2020 (Mon.) 7pm-8pm Diversity and Inclusion Meeting at Avoca ITC.  We will discuss ways to celebrate our diversity, engage new members and educate ourselves on diversity as well as types of diversity we want to address through the D&I initiative. Everyone is welcome to join. 
 
2020-2021 PTC EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINEES
The nominees for the PTC Executive Board Positions 2020-2021 are as follows:
  • President: Ross Friedman
  • MM VP: Dorothy Elfring
  • AW VP: Melanie Morrow
  • Treasurer: Sara Shepard
  • Volunteers: Ranjana Paintal
  • Secretary: Joanne Routsolias
Elections will be held in May 2020.

8th GRADE COMMITTEE GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER
Help support 8th Grade graduation and our school community by purchasing your gift cards through ShopWithScrip. For specific purchasing information, read more.
 
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SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
OPEN!!!


View the
Summer Enrichment Program Brochure.

Registration is online only through Wilmette D39.

To sign-up for bus transportation, fill out this form for grade K-3 or this one for grades 4-7 and submit to Pupil Services, located in Marie Murphy School.

Contact Pupil Services at 847-728-4142 with questions.
Join us for a presentation on topics including creating boundaries with mobile devices, app awareness, expectations of privacy, dealing with inappropriate content, and online social conflict.

The presentation is FREE and open to the public.
http://bit.ly/digitalparentD39 to Register
Please take a moment to provide feedback to the regarding food service at Avoca!  Students in 3rd through 8th grade will have an opportunity to complete their own survey in the upcoming weeks.  If your child is not completing their own survey, please complete this survey with your child so we can gather both of your perspectives.  The survey will be open until March 11, 2020.  Please take the survey here.  
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DISTRICT EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

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The following  opportunities are available to Avoca Students through outside organizations:
 
Connelly Martial Arts     Chess-ED    Music Education Services-Band

One Hope United Before and After School Care

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES





Grand Rounds: Sex Matters: Honoring the Challenges and the Opportunities of the Erotic
When: Wednesday, March 4, 9:00 a.m. at New Trier High School, Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093.

Conversations sex tend to get stuck at the level of good/bad, right/wrong, taboo/titillation. We are long overdue for an approach to sex that celebrates it as a space of healing, expression, and play. Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D. has been studying relationships for over two decades as a professor, therapist, and author.  In this talk, she will introduce you to the idea of sexual self-awareness and explore how sex is both a behavior and a gateway into some of the deepest questions we encounter as humans: Do I matter? Am I OK? Are you with me? You’ll leave with a new perspective and tools for approaching sex with empathy, curiosity, and self-compassion.


Love, Sex, and Intimacy
When: Thursday, March 5, 7-8:30 p.m. at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

In the opening pages of her latest book, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want, the esteemed relationship expert Alexandra Solomon, Ph.D. quotes Neale Donald Walsch, one of her favorite spiritual teachers: “There are only two energies at the core of human experience: love and fear.” She then explores this dichotomy throughout the book, urging an understanding and experience of your own sexuality not from the “outside-in” but from the “inside-out.” She summarizes her case: “The journey toward greater sexual self-awareness is about moving away from fear and toward love. When sex is shrouded in fear, shame, pain, misinformation, and silence flourish. When sex is infused with love, healthy boundaries, mutuality, respect, and pleasure flourish.” Taking Sexy Back offers a powerful and holistic approach to help you reclaim your sexuality, communicate your desires, draw boundaries, be safe, and build satisfying relationships.

White Fragility
When: Monday, March 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

University of Washington education professor Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged. 

 

 
TREVIAN DEBATE SUMMER CAMP
Open to New Trier Township incoming 7th & 8th Graders
More Info   Registration

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