Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings September 17th, 2021-September 23rd, 2021

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!PatioPartyRecruit21-3Download Deadline to buy tickets is Monday September 20th!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Ivy Hill PTA now has a Twitter account! Follow us at @ivyhillpta.

SAVE THE DATES: Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 4-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

ROOM REP SURVEY: If you haven’t already, please fill out the survey for the classroom you’d like to be a Room Rep for! There are still a lot of spaces to fill to help with classroom parties!! Sign up here.

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day makeup will be Thursday October 7th.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:  Interested in heading a PTA committee?  Please click here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory.  The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda(ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to Megan Martin and Erin Lakomski for planning the Kona Ice fundraiser. 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings September 10th, 2021-September 16th, 2021

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!PatioPartyRecruit21-3Download

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 4-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

ROOM REP SURVEY: If you haven’t already, please fill out the survey for the classroom you’d like to be a Room Rep for! There are still a lot of spaces to fill to help with classroom parties!! Sign up here.

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day makeup will be Thursday October 7th.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:  Interested in heading a PTA committee?  Please click here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory.  The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda(ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to the Gardening Committee for harvesting the garden and their farm stand fundraiser. We would also like to thank all our new committee chair volunteers.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings September 3rd, 2021-September 9th, 2021

SPIRIT WEAR: The Spirit Wear Store is open! Use this link to purchase! Orders due by September 8th! 

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!PatioPartyRecruit21-3Download

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 4-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day make up will be Thursday October 7th.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:  Interested in heading a PTA committee?  Please click here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory.  The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda(ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Nicole Campbell for coordinating picture day and to all the volunteers who helped out!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings August 27th, 2021 – September 2nd, 2021

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Wednesday, September 1at 7:00 p.m in the LMC, so please join us to learn all about PTA! All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Contact our PTA Presidents Angela Sisi (angelasisi925@gmail.com) and Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:  Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here.

COMMITTEE MATERIALS: Anyone who has materials from a PTA committee they used to serve on, please get those to Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!

SPIRIT WEAR: The Spirit Wear Store is open! Use this link to purchase! Orders due by September 8th! 

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 5-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory.  The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Eleni Boutsikakis (EleniBoutsikakis@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Nicole Campbell and everyone else who helped out with picture day!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings August 20th, 2021 – August 26th, 2021

Welcome Ivy families!

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Wednesday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m in the LMC. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the PTA and its various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Contact our PTA Presidents Angela Sisi (angelasisi925@gmail.com) and Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

NEW PTA BOARD MEMBER: At our first general meeting we will be voting in Celina McIntyre for the first VP position.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:  Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Our photographer will be at the school on Friday, August 27th Pictures will be in the Ivy Hill Commons. Pre-order by clicking here. Online order code: 60348TF. No cash or checks will be accepted the day of pictures.

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below!

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 5-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory.  The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Eleni Boutsikakis (EleniBoutsikakis@gmail.com).

I-FIVES GO TO: Welcoming Committee, Katie Rausch, and Polianthi Bakir, for organizing wonderful new family and kindergarten orientations; Supply Kit Committee, Connie Gonzalez and Kim Eckert, for putting the supply kits together and getting them distributed. Finally, a big thank you to Erin Lakomski for organizing the ice cream socialThank you!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 2, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings June 4, 2021 – June 11, 2021

The end of the school year is finally here, I am sure we will all let out a big cheer. Enjoy your summer, time to kick back and relax, have fun in the sun, and remember, we are not done. See you all next fall, fundraising, activities, and all.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

PTA COMMITTEE BINDERS: If you have a PTA Committee Binder, please contact Katie Taranda at ktaranda@gmail.com

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE: A special end-of-year treat, brought to you by the Kids Pandemic Relief Committee, will be coming soon!

MRS. LIKES SURPRISE CELEBRATION: A time has been set for Mrs. Likes recognition, which will be from 2:30 – 3:00 on Wednesday, June 9th.  Parents and families can gather outside by the side door #13 in the grassy area along Burke.  We are hoping people can start gathering around 2:15, so when Mrs. Likes walks out with her current class, she will be surprised!  We are planning on having her former students who are in person to be outside as well to surprise her.

Some of the room moms are collecting handwritten letters of gratitude and congratulations from students and parents, which will be presented to Mrs. Likes at the celebration. If you would like to include something, please turn it into the office by Monday, June 7. Please contact Jen Sylvia at 773-824-6351 for more information.

YEAR END THANKS: As we come to year end, Ivy Hill PTA wants to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who found a way to be extra creative this year.  We also want to thank our 5th grade families who will be leaving our Ivy community and wish them well. We have a special gift for our 5th grade chairs to be delivered next week. Thank you to the Ivy staff and teachers for your hard work, creativity and flexibility this year. We appreciate it all. To the teachers leaving us this year. Thank you for your years at Ivy. You will be greatly missed!  Have a great summer and see you next year. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are now available for purchase. Click here to order. Enter our School ID IVY003, then follow directions on the website to complete your order. Orders must be in my June 13th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

THE CRAYON INITIATIVE: Please help a Prospect High School Junior with his Eagle Scout Project of collecting used crayons for donation!

I-FIVES: Thank you to Michelle Derechowski and Lisa Nason for organizing Gardening Day for the Ivy students!   Also special I-Fives to our outgoing PTA Board.  Especially Jenny Sadowski and Julie Soderna, who have been the ever positive, fearless leaders through this school year, and we are very thankful they were the Presidents.  

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 28, 2021 – June 4, 2021

Two more weeks, and summer is here, I am sure we all will let out a cheer. The end is in sight, only a few things left, read below, don’t be bereft.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

PTA COMMITTEE BINDERS: If you have a PTA Committee Binder, please contact Katie Taranda at ktaranda@gmail.com

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

YEAR END THANKS: As we come to year end, Ivy Hill PTA wants to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who found a way to be extra creative this year.  We also want to thank our 5th grade families who will be leaving our Ivy community and wish them well. We have a special gift for our 5th grade chairs to be delivered next week. Thank you to the Ivy staff and teachers for your hard work, creativity and flexibility this year. We appreciate it all. To the teachers leaving us this year. Thank you for your years at Ivy. You will be greatly missed!  Have a great summer and see you next year. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are now available for purchase. Click here to order. Enter our School ID IVY003, then follow directions on the website to complete your order. Orders must be in my June 13th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

THE CRAYON INITIATIVE: Please help a Prospect High School Junior with his Eagle Scout Project of collecting used crayons for donation!

I-FIVES: Thank you to Michelle Derechowski and Lisa Nason for organizing Gardening Day for the Ivy students! Also an I-Five to Christy Smith and Nicole Campbell for organizing the school pictures which led to $508 in fundraising!

The teachers and staff were all extremely grateful for everyone’s generosity during Teacher Appreciation week.  They created a kind thank-you card addressed to the PTA to show their gratitude.  Please see attached.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 21, 2021 – May 27, 2021

The last week of May is here, it is time to bring good cheer, and be thankful for all Ivy HIll has done, even though we missed things….like the Fun Run. The PTA is winding down, but there is no reason to frown, for next year holds some promise and fun, after we have time in the sun.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

PTA COMMITTEE BINDERS: If you have a PTA Committee Binder, please contact Katie Taranda at ktaranda@gmail.com

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE: We will also be having some sweet treats for the kiddos closer to the end of the school year!

IVY HILL’S HELPING HANDS: Ivy’s Helping Hands will take place May 17-May 28th.  Please consider donating to this special fund to help those suffering from the Covid crisis in India. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are now available for purchase. Click here to order. Enter our School ID IVY003, then follow directions on the website to complete your order. Orders must be in my June 13th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

GARDENING DAY: Let’s get ready to do some gardening!  All Ivy Hill students will get an opportunity to participate in the planting of the Ivy Hill garden plots on Wednesday, May 26th so please dress appropriately.  We will be planting a “Salsa Garden”.   Our hope is that all the children will  get a chance to sample the vegetables they plant in a special “Chips & Salsa tasting” after we harvest the vegetables in the fall.

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who donated to the Helping Hands Fundraiser!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 14, 2021 – May 20, 2021

Here we are, it is mid May, what does the PTA have to say? We are not done, there’s still time for fun, before you know it, the year will be done. But not yet, we are still set, to end the year with a big cheer.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE:  Look for a funny magic show virtual assembly coming to a screen near you on Wednesday, May 19th. We will also be having some sweet treats for the kiddos closer to the end of the school year!

IVY HILL’S HELPING HANDS: Ivy’s Helping Hands will take place May 17-May 28th.  Please consider donating to this special fund to help those suffering from the Covid crisis in India. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are now available for purchase. Click here to order. Enter our School ID IVY003, then follow directions on the website to complete your order. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

I-FIVES: Thank you to Dimpy Gulati for volunteering on behalf of the Pandemic Relief Committee and bringing in special cupcakes for the teachers. Also thank you to everyone who helped with teacher appreciation week last week.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, May 20th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 7, 2021 – May 13, 2021

The month of May has been busy and fun, not enough time to get things done, the PTA is finishing strong, please look below, it won’t take long.

Happy Birthday to our fabulous PTA president, Julie Soderna!

NEW PTA BOARD: Congratulations to our new Executive Board!   They are a fabulous group of volunteers who will do amazing things during the 2021/2022 school year!   Please welcome Angela Sisi and Katie Taranda as our new Presidents, Dee Baum as our new 1st VP, Megan Cook as our new 2nd VP, Erin Lakomski and Megan Martin as our new 3rd VP’s!  Welcome back also to our wonderful secretary Debbie Johnson and our wonderful treasurer Laura Ackley!! 

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE:  Look for a funny magic show virtual assembly coming to a screen near you on Wednesday, May 19th. More details to follow.  We will also be having some sweet treats for the kiddos closer to the end of the school year!

ONLINE BOOK FAIR: Thank you for supporting Ivy Hill through our Online Book Fair! We know the format was different this year, but your participation helps support our school! We hope to be able to bring back an in-person offering next year. Thank you again!

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are now available for purchase.  

I-FIVES: Thank you to Megan Cook and Dimpy Gulati for planning a great Teacher Appreciation week and to EVERYONE who participated in the online book fair.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, May 20th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.