Avoca West News

Week of August 21st!

Supply Drop Off & Meet the Teacher - Tuesday, August 29th

We will open our doors for and optional supply drop off and "Meet the Teacher" on the morning of Tuesday, August 29th for our 1st-5th grade students. If you ordered a supply kit for your child (through the PTC at the end of last school year), your child's supplies will be waiting for him/her in the classroom!


In an attempt to alleviate a congested parking lot, we encourage students with LAST NAMES A-J come from 8:00-8:30, and LAST NAMES K-Z come fro 8:30-9:00.

Gearing Up for After School Fun!

This year Avoca West will open its doors to three outside organization who are offering opportunities for our students. Information about registering for these activities can be found in the corresponding links for each of the programs. These programs are at an additional cost to our parents.



As the year progresses, there will be other opportunities for our 1st-5th grade students to take part in, both before and after school. These clubs are offered by staff members and will come at no additional cost to our families. Clubs include, but are not limited to, Yoga, Digital Imagery, Art Club, Roominate, and Vikings Club. Stay tuned!

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Have you taken the Avoca West Challenge?

Thanks to all those who have shared their pictures with me via email, Twitter (#engageAW) or our Facebook page! I'm asking students to think about what THEY will do this school year to make Avoca West a better place. I'll be working with Mr. Hoffheimer to share all the pictures on our Avoca West feed in the lobby as we begin the school year!


This year we'll be focusing on how "Vikings are BRAVE"

B - Bold (take risks and push through when things are tough)

R - Respectful (look to do the right thing for themselves, others, and our school)

A - Accountable (own successes and the mistakes and look for ways to grow from them)

V - Valuable (You make Avoca West a better place by being here!)

E - Empathetic (look out for others and seek to understand others' feelings)


This challenge aligns with all of these areas, but particularly for the "V" value! Thank you for taking a minute to think, snap, and share so that we can all learn the value of our community!


For a refresher of the challenge, see my video from the July update! I can't wait to see what your kiddos share!

AW Summer Challenge 2017

Mark Your Calendars!!

9/6 - Parent Orientation Night at Avoca West

  • Session 1: 6:00-6:30 - 2nd & 3rd grade
  • Session 2: 6:45-7:15 - 4th & 5th grade
  • Session 3: 7:30-8:00 - Kindergarten & 1st grade
  • Ongoing: Stop by the ITC during Parent Orientation to meet our Core (PE, Music, and Spanish) and Encore (Drama, Encore Technology, Science Lab, Art, & Encore Literacy staff members
  • Learn more about our Avoca West math instructional approach in the Multipurpose Room (Cafeteria) during Session 1 or 2. We hope you can stop by to listen and to ask questions about the year to come!

9/14 - Ice Cream Social & Volunteer Fair (at Avoca West)

Traffic Safety Reminder for Parents

The city of Wilmette put together the following video for its students to remind them of traffic safety as we head back to school. Since our school setting is unique, I thought it best suited to share with parents. Feel free to view and share it with your child if you see fit!


Be safe!

Safe routes to school
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!

Traffic Safety Reminders for Parents