Ivy Hill PTA

PTA HAPPENINGS – December 8-14, 2017

SIX-HOUR READING CLUB:  SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED is back!  Log sheets were delivered last week.  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read (a parent signature required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2018 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for $30).  Personalized day passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to teachers by Monday, January 15th.  Feel free to turn in earlier than the due date.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

LUNCHTIME READERS COMMITTEE:  Lunchtime Readers is looking for volunteers to help guide a book discussion group for small groups of 3rd-5th graders.  The group would meet once a week for 30 minutes during the recess period from 1/30/18-3/8/18.  Leader Resources guides will be provided along with books and incentives.  This is a great opportunity to encourage young readers and only requires 30 minutes of time per week.  Please email Denise Wagner at legalprofessionals@yahoo.com if interested in guiding a small group and day preference.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   January 9, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

 

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

 

PTA HAPPENINGS – December 1-7, 2017

SIX-HOUR READING CLUB:  SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED is back and paper copies should be delivered to all students by December 1!  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read (a parent signature required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2018 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for $30).  Personalized day passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to teachers by Monday, January 15th.  Feel free to turn in earlier than the due date.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

LUNCHTIME READERS COMMITTEE:  Lunchtime Readers is looking for volunteers to help guide a book discussion group for small groups of 3rd-5th graders.  The group would meet once a week for 30 minutes during the recess period from 1/30/18-3/8/18.  Leader Resources guides will be provided along with books and incentives.  This is a great opportunity to encourage young readers and only requires 30 minutes of time per week.  Please email Denise Wagner at legalprofessionals@yahoo.com if interested in guiding a small group and day preference.

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE:  Attention all students of District 25 time to get those creative juices flowing for this year’s Just Move It! Challenge t-shirt and race poster design contest!

Visit https://jmichallenge.org for information and official rules.  All entries due by 12/05/17.  Tshirt Design Guidelines_2018

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:  Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events, please submit them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. We prefer small group photos and all the kids in the photo need to attend Ivy Hill.  Link:  Yearbook Photos. You will have to register your information and put in our school name.  When entering our school info, a password will be requested.   Password:  iheagles25.  Visit the website or download app.  The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

I-FIVES go to:   Holiday Gift Shop Committee, Katie Hacias, Erin Ejnik, Melissa Sherman, Kim Greenstein and Becky Foster.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   January 9, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

Don’t forget to Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

 

PTA Happenings – Nov. 17-23, 2017

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP COMMITTEE:  Save the Date for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop, Saturday, December 2, 9:00-11:30 AM at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area.  We are in need of volunteers!  Please sign up to volunteer at Holiday Gift Shop signup. This is a great event for working parents to volunteer since it’s on the weekend! Students will have the opportunity to purchase items for the holidays for family members or friends.  Donuts and hot chocolate will be available for purchase during the shopping time. Students will be singing holiday songs during the shopping!  We are looking for students or adults to sell their crafts/home made items during the event too.  If you or anyone you know (they don’t have to be Ivy Hill families) have a craft to sell please contact Katie Hacias at Katie.hacias@hotmail.com or 847-987-6233. Student vendors must be students of Ivy Hill.  Tables can be purchased for $10/student and $25/adult. Holiday wrapping paper donations needed for our gift wrapping station.  Donations will be collected in a bin located in the commons.

 

LUNCHTIME READERS COMMITTEE:  Lunchtime Readers is looking for volunteers to help guide a book discussion group for small groups of 3rd-5th graders.  The group would meet once a week for 30 minutes during the recess period from 1/30/18-3/8/18.  Leader Resources guides will be provided along with books and incentives.  This is a great opportunity to encourage young readers and only requires 30 minutes of time per week..  Please email Denise Wagner at legalprofessionals@yahoo.com if interested in guiding a small group and day preference. We expect an increase in student participation this year and would love your help!

JUST MOVE IT!:  Attention all students of District 25 time to get those creative juices flowing for this year’s Just Move It! Challenge t-shirt and race poster design contest!
Visit https://jmichallenge.org for information and official rules.  All entries due by 12/05/17Tshirt Design Guidelines_2018

 

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:  Help the yearbook team  Upload Photo’s TODAY!!!
Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events, please submit them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. We prefer small group photos
and all the kids in the photo need to attend Ivy Hill.  Link:  Yearbook Photos. You will have to register your information and put in our school name.  When entering our school info, a password will be requested.   Password:  iheagles25
You can use website and/or download app.  The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

I-FIVES go to:   Everybody Counts Committee, Stephanie Lazzari and Lucy Block and all of the many volunteers who made it possible; Community and Family Involvement Committee, Sharon Bank and Julie Soderna.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   January 9, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  December 14,  2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

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PTA Happenings – November 10-16, 2017

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP COMMITTEE:   Save the Date for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop.  Saturday, December 2, 9:00-11:30 A,M. at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase items for the holidays for family members or friends. Donuts and hot chocolate will be available for purchase during the shopping time. Students will be singing holiday songs during the shopping!  We are looking for students or adults to sell their crafts/homemade items during the event.  If you or anyone you know (they don’t have to be Ivy Hill families—just the students need to attend Ivy Hill) have a craft to sell, please contact Katie Hacias at Katie.hacias@hotmail.com or 847-987-6233. Tables can be purchased for $10/student and $25/adult.  Holiday wrapping paper donations needed for our gift wrapping station.  Donations will be collected in a bin located in the commons.

LUNCHTIME READERS COMMITTEE:  Lunchtime Readers is looking for volunteers to help guide a book discussion group for small groups of 3rd-5th graders.  The group would meet once a week for 30 minutes during the recess period from 1/30/18-3/8/18.  Leader Resources guides will be provided along with books and incentives.  This is a great opportunity to encourage young readers and only requires 30 minutes of time per week..  Please email Denise Wagner at legalprofessionals@yahoo.com if interested in guiding a small group and day preference. We expect an increase in student participation this year and would love your help!

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:  Help the yearbook team  Upload Photo’s TODAY!!!
Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events, please submit them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have. We prefer small group photos
and all the kids in the photo need to attend Ivy Hill.  Link:  Yearbook Photos You will have to register your information and put in our school name.
When entering our school info a password will be requested.   Password:  iheagles25
You can use website and/or download app.  The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.

I-FIVES go to:   Community and Family Involvement Committee, Sharon Bank and Julie Soderna; Boxtops Committee, Rekha Muruvinakombe, Laurie Walscheid, and Sherry Geer.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   January 9, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  November 16 , 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

 

PTA Happenings – November 3-9, 2017

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE:  Did you know that nearly 15% of Americans are living in poverty and struggling to provide warm coats for themselves and their families? This year the Ivy Hill PTA is teaming up with One Warm Coat to hold a coat, hat and mitten drive, and we need your help!

Donate coats to the PTA coat, hat and mitten drive! One Warm Coat has been holding coat drives across the country for more than 20 years.  During the week of November 6-10, stop by the Ivy Hill Commons to drop off gently worn coats, hats and mittens.  Everything collected will be donated locally to our neighbors in need.  Help spread the warmth!!! Coat, Hat, Mitten Drive Flyer

EVERYBODY COUNTS COMMITTEE:  Everybody Counts Week is coming Nov 13-17.   Everybody Counts is a program designed to teach children about various disabilities and how children with these challenges cope with them.  The goal is understanding, to help everyone look for the person behind the disability, and to create a climate in which we all feel at ease with our differences.  Each presentation will provide the children with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to cope with a disability.  Would you like the opportunity to lead your child’s class in this experience?  A script will be provided, and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.  Please contact Stephanie Lazzari (slpturtles@gmail.com) to be added to our volunteer list.  Also, Everybody Counts is in need of clean, empty gallon milk jugs.  Please drop these off in the bin provided in the front hall at school.  Thank you!!  Sign up here!  Everybody Counts Volunteer Signup

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP COMMITTEE:  Save the Date for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop.  Saturday, December 2 , 9:00-11:30 AM at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase items for the holidays for family members or friends.  Donuts and hot chocolate will be available for purchase during the shopping time.  We are looking for students or adults to sell their crafts/home made items during the event too.  If you or anyone you know (they have to be Ivy Hill families) have a craft to sell please contact Katie Hacias at Katie.hacias@hotmail.com or 847-987-6233. Tables can be purchased for $10/student and $25/adult.  We are looking for holiday wrapping paper donations for our gift wrapping station.  We would appreciate wrapping paper roll donations and are collecting them in a bin in the commons area.

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:   Are your kids bored at home now that the weather is turning cold?  Send them on a Box Top scavenger hunt!  Have them hunt for Box Top labels on many of your family’s favorite products (Cheerios, Annie’s, Lysol Cleaners, Ziploc, Hefty Garbage Bags and much more).  After the game, label a bag with your child’s name/teacher and send them into school.  Not only can it be a fun activity, it is also a great way for the school to earn extra money that is utilized for your children’s benefit.  Also, don’t forget to scan your receipts into the Shoparoo App!  For more information go to www.shoparoo.com

 

I-FIVES go to:  Spirit Wear Committee, Jocelyn Fredell, Shannon Wold, and Julia Zubchonak; Room Rep Committee,  Dina McBride, Rekha Muruvinakombe, Katie Erickson and Laura Fritzsche.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  November 16 , 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

Don’t forget to  Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

PTA Happenings – October 27-November 2, 2017

EVERYBODY COUNTS COMMITTEE Everybody Counts Week is coming Nov 13-17.   Everybody Counts is a program designed to teach children about various disabilities and how children with these challenges cope with them.  The goal is understanding, to help everyone look for the person behind the disability, and to create a climate in which we all feel at ease with our differences.  Each presentation will provide the children with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to cope with a disability.  Would you like the opportunity to lead your child’s class in this experience?  A script will be provided, and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.  Please contact Stephanie Lazzari (slpturtles@gmail.com) to be added to our volunteer list.  When the dates and times are confirmed for each grade level, we’ll follow up with you to confirm if you are available at those times.  Also, Everybody Counts is in need of clean, empty gallon milk jugs.  Please drop these off in the bin provided in the front hall at school.  Thank you!!  Sign up here!  Everybody Counts Volunteer Signup

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:   Are your kids bored at home now that the weather is turning cold?  Send them on a Box Top scavenger hunt!  Have them hunt for Box Top labels on many of your family’s favorite products (Cheerios, Annie’s, Lysol Cleaners, Ziploc, Hefty Garbage Bags and much more).  After the game, label a bag with your child’s name/teacher and send them into school.  Not only can it be a fun activity, it is also a great way for the school to earn extra money that is utilized for your children’s benefit.  Also, don’t forget to scan your receipts into the Shoparoo App!  For more information go to www.shoparoo.com

MEMBERSHIP – Directory 2017-2018 – Thank you to everyone who has joined the Ivy Hill PTA this year!  The student directory has been updated, and you should now have access.  If you would like access, it is not too late to join the PTA.  Not only will you gain access to the directory and on-line calendar, but you will help support all of our wonderful activities and programs.  Simply complete this PTA Membership Application-2017-2018 and return it via backpack mail.  Should you have any questions, please contact Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

STRESS-FREE FUNDRAISER:  Back by popular demand!!! Our “Stress Free Fundraiser” was so successful last year, that we are doing it again this year!  This year, it is the only fall fundraiser we are doing, so please consider participating!  Like last year, we are striving for each family to donate 3 hours of your time and $30 towards our fundraising efforts.  Our PTA sponsors many great activities throughout the year, and we can’t do it without your time and money!  Remember all donations towards our Stress Free Fundraiser are tax deductible, and 100% of the money you donate will go towards the great activities sponsored by our PTA!  If you have any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis at cguiwargis@yahoo.com or Kelly Nix at Kelly.nix630@gmail.com

 

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup

I-FIVES go to:  Reflections Committee, Claudine Mele and Sherri Kontos; Juvenile Protection Committee, Stephanie Horvath and Kathy Thompson; Movie Night Committee, Becky Brown, Tajalli Horvat, and the following volunteers:  Paragon Theatre for donating the popcorn, Scott Kaese, Natalie Jiminez, Lucy Block, Surinder Kaur, Holly Gibbs, Alex Paytuvi, Katie Erickson, Doris Shapiro, Cheryl Hampton, Louann Benbow, Joelle Vena, Scott Catlett, Manjula Karthi, Rosa Dimarco, Vernika Sood, Linda Boehm, Lisa Nason, Amy Walters, Julie Soderna, Brad Wells, Sowmya Chepuri, Kim Greenstein, Shatabdi Lahiri, Sourindhri Chattopadhyay, Phil Inglis, Brian Heather, Scott Stevens, Sups Rapuru, Linda Khalil.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  November 16 , 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

 

 

PTA Happenings – October 20-26, 2017

 

EVERYBODY COUNTS COMMITTEE:  Everybody Counts Week is coming Nov 13-17.   Everybody Counts is a program designed to teach children about various disabilities and how children with these challenges cope with them.  The goal is understanding, to help everyone look for the person behind the disability, and to create a climate in which we all feel at ease with our differences.  Each presentation will provide the children with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to cope with a disability.  Would you like the opportunity to lead your child’s class in this experience?  A script will be provided, and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.  Please contact Stephanie Lazzari (slpturtles@gmail.com) to be added to our volunteer list.  When the dates and times are confirmed for each grade level, we’ll follow up with you to confirm if you are available at those times.  Also, Everybody Counts is in need of clean, empty gallon milk jugs.  Please drop these off in the bin provided in the front hall at school.  Thank you!!
JUVENILE PROTECTION COMMITTEE:  Red Ribbon Week is 10/23-10/27.   Here’s what we have planned for activities during the week:
 
Monday:       Red Ribbon Week kickoff – Wear Red!!
Tuesday:       Put A Cap On Drugs (Hat Day)
Wednesday: Put A Sock On Drugs Day – Mismatched Socks Day
Thursday:     Be On A Drug Free Team Day (Wear Your Favorite Team Gear)
Friday:          Doing Drugs is Crazy (Crazy hair day)

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE:    Turn in your project by October 27th!  Questions:  Claudine Mele cmmele@gmail.com or Sherri Kontos sherri.kontos@pepsico.com.

MEMBERSHIP – Directory 2017-2018 – Thank you to everyone who has joined the Ivy Hill PTA this year!  The student directory has been updated, and you should now have access.  If you would like access, it is not too late to join the PTA.  Not only will you gain access to the directory and on-line calendar, but you will help support all of our wonderful activities and programs.  Simply complete this PTA Membership Application-2017-2018 and return it via backpack mail.  Should you have any questions, please contact Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

STRESS-FREE FUNDRAISER:  Back by popular demand!!! Our “Stress Free Fundraiser” was so successful last year, that we are doing it again this year!  This year, it is the only fall fundraiser we are doing, so please consider participating!  Like last year, we are striving for each family to donate 3 hours of your time and $30 towards our fundraising efforts.  Our PTA sponsors many great activities throughout the year, and we can’t do it without your time and money!  Remember all donations towards our Stress Free Fundraiser are tax deductible, and 100% of the money you donate will go towards the great activities sponsored by our PTA!  If you have any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis at cguiwargis@yahoo.com or Kelly Nix at Kelly.nix630@gmail.com

 

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

THOMAS MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA NEWS:  Red Ribbon Week is the kickoff for WOLF PACK DEN (Discover, Elevate, Nourish).  This new school-wide program will go all year round with a new focus each month.  The next 3 months of topics:  November Nutrition and Fuel; December, Screen time; January, Sleep.  PSAT Testing  for 8th graders is Oct 28th.  The makeup date is Nov 4th.  Please be sure to register your 8th grader for this test. Club and Team Photos Nov 2nd.   Variety Show is Nov 9th and Nov 10.  The Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly is Friday Nov 10th (Parents welcome to help and attend.)  October 27th is the end of the quarter.  End of term report cards will come electronically or via Powerschool app. They will NOT come home via backpack. Hobby Elementary School fundraiser came to a total of $3,103.48.  The Next PTA MEETING is Nov 7th.

I-FIVES go to:  Movie Night Committee, Becky Brown and Tajalli Horvat for making movie night such a great success.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  November 16 , 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

 

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