Avoca West News
Week of March 6, 2023
☘️ 🎨 March is Arts Education Month 🎶 🎭
Fun Fair -- Updates & Thanks!
Wow! Words cannot express how grateful we are for our PTC, volunteers, and all those who turned out for the return of the Fun Fair. The silent auction (online and in person) generated ~$70,000 which will serve to fund Innovation Grants for our staff and other Avoca District community building events. What a blessing it is to lead and learn in a community with so much strength and support!
All raffle winners should have been notified by the Avoca PTC via email. In case you missed it:
PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY: Max W. (Pacini)
LUNCH & GAMES (with Mrs. Hutchison): David L.
KINDER PIZZA PLAYDATE: Harper W. (Byrd), Kate K. (Zebro), Grace C. (Reardon), Lilly L. (Walsh), Delaney D. (Walsh), Annie E.(Zebro)
1st Grade PIZZA LUNCH: Paige P. (Stump), Fiona K. (Hargadon), Eliza S. (Lara), Ruth O. (Reardon)
2nd Grade HOT COCOA & DONUTS: Mackenzie R. (Greenberg), Jasmine B. (Bader), Anthony M. (Wilson), Ilana D. (Krupski)
3rd Grade DAIRY QUEEN: Sasha C. (Rick), Ayshana B. (Erf), Ethan L. (Pacini) Eduardo R-G. (Erf)
4th Grade SUNDAE BAR: Allie W. (Freeman), Natalie S. (Abrams), Penny H. (Bierbower), Marguarette P. (Michael)
5th TEACHER FOR THE DAY: Emily M. (Raczyla), Mila B. (Skrzypek), Suraya H. (Cross), Eira K. (Abrams)
PE TEAM: Ashay P. (Rick), Markas U. (Erf)
EXTRA RECESS (with Mr. Maisel): Ofelia M. (Byrd), Vince P. (Rick)
EL IRVINGS: Tyler D. (Erf), Lillie H. (Erf), Nour Z. (Hargadon), Upendo L. (Pacini)
1 HOUR LACROSSE (with Mr. Wattenbarger): Mary P. (Claude)
PORTILLOS AND ROBOTS: Charlie A. (8th)
7th Grade ICE CREAM & CORE CLASS CHOICE: Lucas S. (7th)
6-8th TEACHER ONLY SPACES: Mayson B. (6th)
6th Grade FRONT OF LINE OUTDOOR ED FOOD: Andres O. (6th)
Survey Says...We're Open and Ready for Your Feedback!
As a school and district team, we are able to look at the feedback and to set goals for where and how we'd like to improve our practices and systems.
Head to http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ and select/find Avoca West. Thank you!
Spread the Word! Calling All Incoming Kindergarten Friends!
Viking VIPs -- Living the Mission and Vision
Welcome, Dr. Arreguin
CLICK HERE to learn more about Dr. Arreguin's professional background and biography (also included in Dr. Osburn's email announcement from Thursday evening)
Upcoming Calendar Reminders
Mark Your Calendars:
Thursday, March 9th -- 6-7pm -- Kindergarten Info Night (Zoom!)
Wednesday, March 22nd -- Half Day Students (11:45am dismissal)
- 3:00-7:00 IN PERSON Conferences
Thursday, March 23rd -- Half Day Students (11:45 dismissal)
- 3:00-7:00 VIRTUAL (online) Conferences
SCHOOL RESUMES ON Tuesday, April 4th.
For future dates, see the Avoca West and District calendars on our website!