Marie Murphy Principal Message

January 25, 2023

Semester Report Cards

This week began Semester 2. We will email parents with directions for accessing Semester 1 report cards online after next week. NWEA Map reports will be mailed home with report cards on February 3rd.

If you have any issues please contact Beth Haugeberg at

8th Grade Graduation Photos: January 26th

8th graders should wear their nice clothes to school Thursday. See our recent graduation email for more details.

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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.

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7th and 8th grade Lurie's Module 4: February 3rd

When? Friday, February 3 (final session for 2022-2023)

What? Module 3 of our Lurie's Sex Education sessions will be:

7th Grade- Reproductive Systems

8th Grade- Sexual Health: STI

  • If you have opted your student out of this session I will email you their alternate schedule before the 3rd.
  • If you would like to opt your student out please complete these forms:

7th Grade

8th Grade

Thank you,

Elena Ryan

8th Grade New Trier Conference Reminder

8th Grade parents were emailed the link to sign-up for your New Trier counselor conference on February 21st at Marie Murphy. Remember to sign-up for a time today!

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Winter Gear Reminder

We plan to go outside everyday for recess unless it is below 15 degrees. Students should dress for the weather and bring:
  • Jacket
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Snow pants (optional)

If a student is not dressed appropriately for the weather we will have them remain inside.

Upcoming Dates

January 23- New Semester Begins

January 26- Winter Debate Club starts 3:30-4:30

January 27- 7th Grade Ice Skating Field Trip

January 30- 8th Grade Spanish and French field trips

February 1- MTSS Parent Night #2

February 3: Report Cards mailed home