Avoca West News

Week of November 30, 2016

The Kindness Project - Up and Running!

Beginning this week, each class will be organizing is building one box compiled of the following items. Classroom teachers should have already coordinated with students and families to fill the boxes with the items -- though it may be possible that our students and families look to donate more than one item. The more the merrier! Helping Hands (with the help of Karen Azar) will help to make sure that the kits are in order to be donated the week of December 9th.


Thanks for your help in carrying out Caleb White’s message of, “Everything big starts somewhere small!”


We will also have a larger box for donated coats or winter gear that families may wish to donate. Please -- NO ADDITIONAL food items because all items need to fit in the box and weight will be an issue.


Questions? Feel free to ask your child's teacher, Mrs. Hutchison, or Karen Azar (karenlenhardtazar@gmail.com).

5Es Survey -- PARENT INPUT NEEDED!

All of our parents should have received an email invitation from Dr. Jauch on Monday to participate in the 5Es (5 Essentials) Survey. Our teachers also will be taking part in the survey and students are involved in the process at Marie Murphy (but not at Avoca West). I've taken the survey myself for my own two children and can assure you that it will take you no more than 5 minutes -- though you will need to read carefully :). Thank you for sharing your feedback about Avoca!


https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

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Upcoming Dates to Note

11/28-12/2 - The Kindness Project in action!

12/5 - 7:00pm - Different Learners' Group Meeting in ITC

12/7 - 6:00pm - Hour of Code for PARENTS ONLY (see invitation above)

12/8 - 6:30pm - Orchestra Performance at AW

12/17 - Winter Break Begins! Don't forget...we start back up on TUESDAY, Jan. 3rd

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!