Avoca West News

Week of October 9th

Timely Info for Avoca West Families

Conference Sign Ups will be available this week on Thursday morning. We will use Sign Up Genius again this year for parents to go in and select a time that works for the fall Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 25th & 26th. Please look for an email on Thursday morning at 9:00 which will include a document with a unique lint to each teacher's sign up. You do not need to create an account to sign up! If there is a teacher (specials teacher) you'd like to see, feel free to reach out to him/her to book a time.

School Pictures (& Retakes) -If your child was absent for our Picture Day in September, or if that picture didn't quite capture your child's best smile - retakes will be on Friday, October 20th. If you'd like your child to retake his/her picture, please request a form be sent home. You will also need to provide the original pictures to exchange for the new ones. ALL AVOCA WEST STUDENTS will receive a class composite. This is a longstanding tradition and it does not require an additional order.

Best Buddies Chapter Opening at Avoca West! If you missed the information meeting for parents, please feel free to reach out to Erika Slagel or Caroline Hensen. They are heading up our first ever Best Buddies Chapter at Avoca West. As a promoter chapter, our goal is to grow and awareness of disabilities and a greater sense of community for all students at Avoca West and beyond. The group will meet once a month after school for learning and to build our community. We will also use this time to plan for any upcoming events or activities! If your child is interested in becoming a member, there is a formal process that needs to take place through the Best Buddies website. We are also looking for a parent who might be interested in stepping up to be a parent liaison -- to work closely with Erika and Caroline to plan for a strong Best Buddies community! If you're interested, please reach out to them at slagele@avoca37.org and hensenc@avoca37.org. Here's to an exciting new adventure!

Damage Waivers for 5th-8th Graders (from our Technology Department) -

The deadline to enroll in the Avoca School District laptop damage waiverprogram is fast approaching! Avoca School District is once again partnering with One2One Risk Solutions to provide accident protection for our school’s one to one program. Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect you from the full cost to repair or replace your district-issued device and limit your responsibility to a per-occurrence deductible, should a loss occur. This program is being offered on an optional basis. If you chose to opt-out of the damage waiver during enrollment you will be responsible to pay for the full cost of any repair or replacement to the device or peripheral unit. To put this in perspective, the cost of a new charger is $80 and many of the common repairs we see start at $200 and go up from there.

You should have received an email from One2One Risk Solutions with your Student’s ID number. If you have not please contact Tim Furman furmant@avoca37.org or Beth Haugeberg haugebee@avoca37.org for the information. Please visit http://www.one2onerisk.com and select “Enroll My Device” to get started. Enrollment in the program will be open through October 15, 2017. You may make payments using a credit/debit card, online check or cash using a pre-paid card available for purchase at your school office.

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Math Parent Night at Avoca West - October 17th 6:30pm

The third of our parent information nights around math is all set for next Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30pm. This is a chance for parents to experience what math looks and feels like as students transition through math centers and learning activities. We are planning to keep parents in grade level bands (K/1, 2/3, and 4/5). In order to be sure we're ready for whoever arrives, please RSVP if you're planning on attending using the form below. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you then!

Mark Your Calendars!!

10/13 - Author Dusti Bowling to visit AW's 4th & 5th graders

10/16-10/20 - Safety Week at Avoca West. This coincides with our annual visit from the Glenview Fire Department for Fire Safety Month and will include practicing all of our drills over the course of the week

10/17 - 5th Graders to Marie Murphy for Author Visit

- 6:30-7:30pm -- Parent Math Night at Avoca West (Please RSVP above!)

10/19 - 7:00pm -- PTC New Families Get Together at Stormy's Tavern & Grille

- 6:30pm -- Board of Education Meeting at MM


Check out the Avoca PTC's Updated Website

Don't forget to stop by the Avoca PTC website for updated information and dates to put on your calendar as well. There are many exciting events going on -- including our Spirit Wear sales!!

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Questions? Comments?

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