Marie Murphy Principal Message

February 9, 2023

Marie Murphy Volleyball Tournament – Friday, Feb. 24th

Marie Murphy 6th, 7th & 8th graders are invited to take part in the 2023 Marie Murphy Volleyball Tournament, which will be held from 6PM-8:30PM on Friday, Feb. 24th at the MM school gym. Students can sign up individually or organize a team of 6-10 players (co-ed allowed). Cost is $15 per player (includes a slice of pizza) and registration/payment should be turned into the front office or given directly to Mr. Henley. If registering a team, one team member should register and pay for the entire team.

Concessions, including snacks, pizza, and drinks, will be available for purchase (cash only). Raffle Prizes (tickets cash only). The Tournament will benefit the MM 8th Grade Graduation. All D37 Families welcome to attend!

PTC Silent Auction

The Silent Auction is happening now! Don’t miss your chance to score some amazing items. Click here to start bidding or browse through almost 500 items! Our auction was also recently featured in The Record North Shore.

Fun Fair Help Needed!

The Avoca Fun Fair needs your support! Please consider volunteering to help with the event on February 23rd. Here is a link to the volunteer page:

2023 Summer Enrichment Program

Nothing says, “Hello, Winter!” like planning for summer! District 39’s Summer Enrichment Program 2023 is getting ready for another incredible season of summer programming. Avoca students are able to participate in this program. To help your family prepare for success, please read this letter. Registration will run from Monday, February 20 through Friday, March 24.
Big picture

New Trier Survey- Closes February 10

New Trier High School Wants to Hear from Elementary School Families!

New Trier High School is always seeking to improve its communication with community members. The District is asking all community members to take the time to fill out a

brief online survey about communications preferences:

The survey includes questions specific to parents with children in New Trier Township elementary schools. It should take only a few minutes to complete. The survey link will close on Friday, Feb. 10.

New Trier encourages all sender school families to take the time to complete this very brief survey. Thank you!

5 Essentials Parent Survey

Results from the 5E Survey provide a guide to help schools know what they can do to improve or strengthen their school.

Your feedback matters! Please consider taking this short survey. The window will close on March 31, 2023.

Link for parents to take the survey:

Input needed!

Parent & Caregiver Education Nights

We are eager to connect with our Avoca friends and families this year through some Parent & Caregiver Ed Nights. Please take a moment to share your input through this survey to help us customize these events to topics that interest our community.

Big picture

Upcoming Dates

February 10- Science Olympiad to Ohio

February 15/16- 8th grade parents: Marie Murphy teacher conferences at MM

February 17- 6th/7th French students on a field trip

February 21- 8th grade parents: New Trier parent conferences at MM

February 24- 8th grade fundraiser student Volleyball game

February 26- Fun Fair at Avoca West