Avoca West News

September 6, 2019

A Day in the Life of...

With the first two weeks of school almost under our belts, now is the perfect time for answering some of those frequently asked questions that our parents often have about life at Avoca West. One thing that surprises many parents is the number of different class offerings (and teachers!) we provide for our students. Those special areas help to allow our kiddos to shine in non-academic ways, growing the whole child and allowing some enrichment of our classroom curriculum as well.


Below you'll find general grade level schedules. The Encore Classes themselves rotate between the four sections at each grade, so feel free to ask your child when he/she sees the different teachers. As always, feel free to reach out to any of our teachers with questions or to inquire about your child. Our specials teachers often see a very different side of our students!


Click on your child's grade level BELOW to see a larger version of the schedule.

Upcoming Exciting Events for Our Students, Parents, and Community

Thanks to our PTC for a fantastic opening to the year. So much work is done behind the scenes to enable seamless rollouts of everything -- from luncheons to spirit wear...picture day to ice cream socials. We are grateful for their support and partnership as an essential piece of the puzzle for a school to thrive!


One resource in our area is the Family Action Network (FAN). They work to bring speakers and events to the north shore area (often as close as New Trier!) that are culturally and personally relevant for us all. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK -- I bet you'll find something that piques your interest!


Other upcoming noteworthy events:

  • Avoca is looking forward to welcoming UNESCO Peace Ambassador, Kim Phuc, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, Nick Ut NEXT TUESDAY, 9/10. They will speak to our AW students and also our MM students during the day, but they will be doing a short presentation for the community and signing Fire Road, Kim's memoir, at the Book Stall in Winnetka from 6:30-7:30pm. The Book Stall will be donating 20% of all sales to anyone who mentions the library project -- a great excuse to get a jump on holiday shopping!


  • Picture Day is Monday, September 16th at Avoca West. All parents should have received an email through LifeTouch to order online. There will be paper forms/reminders heading home as the date draws nearer. Book those haircuts if you'd like!


  • Spirit Wear Sale is under way! This year, one of our Avoca West parents is crafting the designs and delivery of them to our staff and students. You can browse and order online at www.spiritshack.net. Included this year are Color Crew T-Shirts! Our color crews will be officially rolled out next week, but you can find your child's color crew below.

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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!!

Questions? Comments?

Please feel free to reach out to ask any of our office staff for help!