Avoca West News
Week of September 19, 2022
Making Connections with One Another
September is the perfect time to reconnect with our school community, and I hope to see many of our families and friends at the Ice Cream Social this coming Thursday from 5:30-7:30. It's the perfect opportunity to meet other Avoca families (Marie Murphy families take part as well!) and to put some faces to the names that your student(s) bring home. The PTC is giving the event a new look this year with the Kona Ice truck that will have free icees for all. The event is also a great chance to learn more about different clubs and activities (and volunteer opportunities) that might pique your interest! See you on the Avoca West playground on Thursday!
I also welcome our Avoca parents and caregivers to join us this Wednesday (7:00pm) on Zoom for a MTSS Parent Night. This is a chance for us to share information about how Avoca's Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) looks in action with students in our district. The content of this will be almost identical to our previous MTSS Parent Night and we will do a NEXT level MTSS Parent Night this coming January. This is an opportunity to learn and share your voice with us about how we can better support our families in understanding the process. The Zoom link will be sent out on Wednesday!
Parent-Teacher Conferences -- COMING UP!
Living the Mission & Values
A video that serves as an anchor for helping our staff develop in this social-emotional arena is one that I hope will serve our families and community as well. From The Conscious Leadership Group, I hope you find that this video brings you into the fold of our language and culture at Avoca West and builds your toolkit to better understand yourself and others as well. Welcome aboard this Viking journey!
Mark Your Calendars -- Beginning of the Year Dates for AW
September 21st -- 7:00pm - MTSS 101 Parent Night (on Zoom) Link to send out Wednesday!
- 5:00-5:30pm - English Learner Parent Session in Avoca West ITC
- 5:30-7:30pm - PTC's Ice Cream Social at Avoca West
September 26th -- No School
September 29th - Lurie's Parent/Caregiver Information Night for 4th & 5th Grade Families. Via Zoom, learn more from Lurie's about what they'll be teaching our 4th & 5th graders as we seek to build an inclusive community of learners.
October 5th -- No School
October 6th -- Lurie's Gender Upstanders - 4th & 5th Grades
October 10th -- Victor Pacini sessions for K-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th grade (Erin's Law requirement)
For future dates, see the Avoca West and District calendars on our website!