Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings February 26 – March 4, 2021

March is here, “It’s almost spring”, we cheer! There is so much to do, so little time, I hope you are enjoying this little rhyme. Please look below, activities abound, please join us, help is appreciated all around!

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Click here to join the meeting. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

WOODCRAFTER’S: Enjoy a family fun evening of DIY crafting while helping to support small business and your school. Woodcrafters DIY Studio will donate 10% of all sales back to Ivy Hill PTA. Visit the website, select your favorite fun project, and include your personalized stain and paint choices! PTA will pick up all purchases on 3/14 and deliver them via backpack mail to students on 3/16! Order online at https://www.woodcraftersdiystudio.com between 3/1 and 3/11 using code IVYHILL10.

K-8 SCHOLARSHIPS: K-8 D25 students! Design your own Summer U Course for the chance to win one of 10 $100 scholarships to Summer U or the Park Districts. Entry deadline is March 15.Visit the AHC PTA Website (ahcpta.org) or click here for the details and to enter: https://forms.gle/WiqEEETzZ5TmUaad8

Email ahcpta25@gmail.com with questions.

REFLECTIONS: Thank you to Jaxson Hawkins, Harshan Rajkumar Anusha, Mohammed Hamd Azhar, and Hosanna Feliz Peter who participated in the “I Matter Because…” Reflections Program this year! A special congratulations to Hosanna and Mohammed who have both advanced to the State level for their literary pieces! Everyone did a fantastic job!

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS: Now is the time to think about nominating someone – friends, neighbors, yourself! – who might be qualified to serve on the Ivy Hill PTA executive board for the next school year. The positions open include: President, Co-President Elect, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President/Ways and Means Chairman, and Secretary.  Click on the link below to learn briefly about each of the positions. If you’d like a full job description, please contact the nominating committee or email: amyfuller29@gmail.com. On the nomination form, please list a name for a specific position, and a reason for nominating. 
Serving on the PTA board is a wonderful way to stay connected to your students’ school and a great way to give back and support our Ivy Hill community!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S_v77MAijrBZlPc2nKBQNfGlAcBtwQgwJWzenNhr3EQ/edit?ts=602affe9&gxids=7628

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: A big THANK YOU to Nicole Campbell and Christy Smith for organizing Picture Day.  Also to all the volunteers who came out to assist. 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, March 18th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings February 19 – February 25, 2021

Picture day is almost here, not our typical time of year. Look below see what’s new, we have a lot of fun, for the kids and you.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Our photographer will be at the school on February 22nd for remote learners and February 23rd for in person learners. Pictures will be in the in the Ivy Hill Commons. Pre-order by clicking here. Online order code: 50856. No cash or checks will be accepted the day of pictures. A Genius link will be emailed to all remote families so they can select a time slot for Monday, February 22.

Volunteers needed for Picture Day
Remote Learners: February 22nd https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EA9AA23A5FAC70-remote1
Students In School: February 23rd https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EA9AA23A5FAC70-inperson
Any questions please email: ivyhillpictureday2021@gmail.com.

WOODCRAFTER’S: Enjoy a family fun evening of DIY crafting while helping to support small business and your school. Woodcrafters DIY Studio will donate 10% of all sales back to Ivy Hill PTA. Visit the website, select your favorite fun project, and include your personalized stain and paint choices! PTA will pick up all purchases on 3/14 and deliver them via backpack mail to students on 3/16! Order online at https://www.woodcraftersdiystudio.com between 3/1 and 3/11 using code IVYHILL10.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: Our Nominating Committee has been voted in, and they are ready to begin the process of helping select next year’s Executive Board. Please be on the look out for information regarding how you can nominate your choices for President, President-Elect (co-president), 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP (two people) and Secretary. 

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

CULTURAL EVENT: The PTA’s in all of District 25 Schools are collaborating together to put on a large Cultural Event which will celebrate a wide array of cultures.  Because of Covid and the uncertainty of large gatherings, the event has been postponed until Spring 2022. Although the actual event is a ways away, volunteers are currently needed to participate in the planning process. It will be a very large, special event!  If you are interested in helping, please email Julie Eisenhut tanni3@hotmail.com or Jennifer Cazares. Jennifermcazares@gmail.com

5ESSENTIALS SURVEY: District 25 is seeking your feedback via the 5Essentials Survey! Just visit www.sd25.org/5Essentials2021 and click on your preferred language under the Parent Survey section to begin.

I-FIVES: A big high 5 goes to ALL of the parents who planned, coordinated, and led the class Valentine’s day parties.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 25th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings February 12 – February 18, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day, here is what we have to say. There is a lot of fun to be had, look below, it’s pretty rad!

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Our photographer will be at the school on February 22nd for remote learners and February 23rd for in person learners. Pictures will be in the in the Ivy Hill Commons. Preorder by clicking here. Online order code: 50856

WOODCRAFTER’S: March is Woodcrafters month for the PTA! More information to come on how you can participate.   In the meantime, check out woodcraftersdiystudio.com to see what is coming!

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual on Monday, Feb. 15th.  Room parents will be sending out classroom specific info.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: Our Nominating Committee has been voted in, and they are ready to begin the process of helping select next year’s Executive Board. Please be on the look out for information regarding how you can nominate your choices for President, Executive Vice President (co-president), 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP (two people) and Secretary. 

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

CULTURAL EVENT: The PTA’s in all of District 25 Schools are collaborating together to put on a large Cultural Event which will celebrate a wide array of cultures.  Because of Covid and the uncertainty of large gatherings, the event has been postponed until Spring 2022. Although the actual event is a ways away, volunteers are currently needed to participate in the planning process. It will be a very large, special event!  If you are interested in helping, please email Julie Eisenhut tanni3@hotmail.com or Jennifer Cazares. Jennifermcazares@gmail.com

5ESSENTIALS SURVEY: District 25 is seeking your feedback via the 5Essentials Survey! Just visit www.sd25.org/5Essentials2021 and click on your preferred language under the Parent Survey section to begin.

I-FIVES: A big high 5 goes to Stefanie Brown and her wonderful daughter for heading this month’s Pandemic Relief Committee. 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 18th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings February 5 – February 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day is near, have you found that person you hold dear? Sweet T’s was a great way to celebrate the special day…but look, more options are coming, what do you say? Look below, PTA has a plan, please join us if you can.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Our photographer will be at the school on February 22nd for remote learners and February 23rd for in person learners. Pictures will be in the in the Ivy Hill Commons. Preorder by clicking here. Online order code: 50856F

SWEET T’S BAKERY: Thank you to everyone who ordered cookies/cupcakes! Pick-up is Thursday, February 11th, in the Ivy Hill Commons, from 10:00-4:00.  If you cannot make that time, please email Jen Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com to make other arrangements, or you can opt for a porch delivery on Friday 2/12

VIRTUAL ART CLUB: Attention Ivy Hill artists! Would you like to participate in a virtual art club where you are taught how to draw by a professional then get to show off your beautiful art work?  Come join us for weekly virtual art lessons: four weeks, one class per week, $30! Sign up and receive a link to a prerecorded YouTube video each week, then “take the class” anytime. Then there are optional zoom classes on Saturdays. To register, email Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen57@aol.com by February 10th.

WOODCRAFTER’S: March is Woodcrafters month for the PTA! More information to come on how you can participate.   In the meantime, check out woodcraftersdiystudio.com to see what is coming!

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual on Monday, Feb. 15th.  Room parents will be sending out classroom specific info.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these rolesand remember you can always nominate yourself! Check out this link for descriptions of each position: https://ivyhillpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivy-Hill-PTA-Procedure-Guide-2018.pdf.

Please contact jenjen5757@aol.com or julie@soderna.com if you are interested.  Thank-you for considering!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: A HUGE Thank-you to Alice Sylvester, Megan Martin, Shannon Dietrich, Kim Sander, and Amy Fuller for volunteering to be on this year’s Nominating Committee!!!!    Please be on the look out for an email so these ladies can be voted in. 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 18th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings January 29 – February 4, 2021

February is here, a short month we hold dear, with Valentine’s day treats and lots of sweets. If you are looking for ways to get involved, look below…problem solved!

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

SWEET T’S BAKERY: Are you looking for a sweet way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?   The PTA has teamed up with Sweet T’s bakery during the month of February!   We are selling DIY kits (do it yourself kits) for kids to decorate and then enjoy in honor of Valentine’s Day!   Kits cost $25, and include your choice of either 6 cookies or 6 cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles, and Valentine’s Day decorations.  Sweet T’s is NOT a nut free/ allergen free facility. The treats are made with the following ingredients:
flour, sugar, eggs, oil, butter, salt, shortening, milk powder, vanilla flavor.

All orders must be done via-email:  Jenjen5757@aol.com.   Please indicate your child’s name, classroom teacher, and the number of kits you would like to purchase.  Payments must be submitted to Ivy Hill’s front office with checks made out to Ivy Hill PTA.  All orders and payments must be made before February 4th.    All orders will be available for pick-up in the Ivy Hill Commons on February 11th, 10:00-4:00.  If you cannot pick up during this time, please let Jen Sadowski know, and she can plan a porch delivery on February 12th. 

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual on Monday, Feb. 15th.  Room parents will be sending out classroom specific info.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: We are in need of someone to head the PTA Membership committee next year.  Please consider taking this role on!  If interested, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these rolesand remember you can always nominate yourself! Check out this link for descriptions of each position: https://ivyhillpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivy-Hill-PTA-Procedure-Guide-2018.pdf.

PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  We only need three more (3) volunteers to join the Nominating Committee to help select next year’s Executive Board.   The time commitment is very small, and all responsibilities can be done via-zoom or email.

Please contact jenjen5757@aol.com or julie@soderna.com if you are interested.  Thank-you for considering!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: Thank you to Kim Eckert for helping organize all the classroom virtual Valentine’s Day parties.  Also thank-you to Tammi Grippo for keeping everyone informed and updated with her ever-changing Ivy Hill sign. Finally, thank you to ALL parents who helped brush off the snow of the staff cars! What a community!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 18th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings January 22 – January 28, 2021

One third of winter has come and gone, and it has been such a sight, to see the kids play outside, morning, noon, and night. We hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying family time, please also pay attention to this cute little rhyme. PTA members are creative and fun, our fundraising time has just begun. Monthly activities are great to see, please read below, we know you’ll agree.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The last of All Thrown Elements pieces have been delivered, to either school or your front porch.  If you have not received your items, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.  If you would like the PTA to bring your completed, painted pieces back to the studio to be fired, please bring them back to the school office no later then Tuesday, January 26th.  Please place them in a bag that is labeled with your child’s name and classroom teacher.  If you would like someone to pick up your painted items from your porch, please email Jen Sadowski,  jenjen5757@aol.com, to let her know when your pieces are ready. 

SWEET T’S BAKERY: Are you looking for a sweet way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?   The PTA has teamed up with Sweet T’s bakery during the month of February!   We are selling DIY kits (do it yourself kits) for kids to decorate and then enjoy in honor of Valentine’s Day!   Kits cost $25, and include your choice of either 6 cookies or 6 cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles, and Valentine’s Day decorations.  Sweet T’s is NOT a nut free/ allergen free facility. The treats are made with the following ingredients:
flour, sugar, eggs, oil, butter, salt, shortening, milk powder, vanilla flavor.

All orders must be done via-email:  Jenjen5757@aol.com.   Please indicate your child’s name, classroom teacher, and the number of kits you would like to purchase.  Payments must be submitted to Ivy Hill’s front office with checks made out to Ivy Hill PTA.  All orders and payments must be made before February 4th.    All orders will be available for pick-up in the Ivy Hill Commons on February 11th, 10:00-4:00.  If you cannot pick up during this time, please let Jen Sadowski know, and she can plan a porch delivery on February 12th. 

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual on Monday, Feb. 15th.  Room parents will be sending out classroom specific info.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: We are in need of someone to head the PTA Membership committee next year.  Please consider taking this role on!  If interested, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these rolesand remember you can always nominate yourself! Check out this link for descriptions of each position: https://ivyhillpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivy-Hill-PTA-Procedure-Guide-2018.pdf.

PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE:   It is that time of year when we ask for volunteers to join the Nominating Committee to help select next year’s Executive Board.  All communication can be done through email or via-zoom.  The time commitment is only a few hours based on your own schedule.  Please contact jenjen5757@aol.com or julie@soderna.com if you are interested.  Thank-you for considering!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: Thank you to Sheila Crowley and Kim Mullens for all their help in distributing Thrown Elements pieces.   Thank you to Jen Sadowski for inspiring the Thrown Elements fundraiser and making sure it actually happened! And thank you also to all who participated in this fundraiser! Last but certainly not least thank you to everyone who participated in the holiday lights recycle drive!  We collected more than four large garbage bags of holiday lights!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 18th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings January 15 – January 21, 2021

PTA is a group of parents who care, and everything we do we want to share. Although times are different, this we know, it doesn’t mean we can’t help, our efforts we will show. Please take a peak at what we do, each week there is some information that is new.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring fun to kids during these unusual times.   If your child likes to paint and do crafts, January is the month for them!  Our PTA is working with Thrown Elements pottery studio this month.   Please visit their website, thrownelementspottery.com, and click on the tab Community Fundraiser, then click on the Ivy Hill icon to view selected pieces and place your order.   Orders need to be in by January 16th. The PTA will take care of all pottery delivery!   If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Sadowski.  Jenjen5757@aol.com

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Classroom Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual this year.  More information to come.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: We are in need of someone to head the PTA Membership committee next year.  Please consider taking this role on!  If interested, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these rolesand remember you can always nominate yourself! Check out this link for descriptions of each position: https://ivyhillpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivy-Hill-PTA-Procedure-Guide-2018.pdf.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:    Thank you to Jules Motschell.  She helped our school raise over $500 with Box Tops! And thank you to Connie Gonzalez for providing the teachers and staff their January special thank-you treats from the Pandemic Relief Committee.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings January 8, 2021 – January 14, 2021

Welcome back and Happy New Year, our PTA path is very clear. We give and support Ivy Hill School, there is so much below, it’s very cool.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. Click here to join the meeting. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Next week, January 11th-15th, is the last week to recycle holiday lights.  Please bring in any old and broken holiday lights.  We will have collection boxes outside the front entrance of Ivy Hill and/or in the Commons area.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring fun to kids during these unusual times.   If your child likes to paint and do crafts, January is the month for them!  Our PTA is working with Thrown Elements pottery studio this month.   Please visit their website, thrownelementspottery.com, and click on the tab Community Fundraiser, then click on the Ivy Hill icon to view selected pieces and place your order.   The PTA will take care of all pottery delivery!   If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Sadowski.  Jenjen5757@aol.com

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:   A Big thank you  to the Pandemic Relief committee! During December, Sara Mungavan delivered cake pops and candy for the teachers and staff, and Stephanie Rapone generously donated a month’s worth of meal planning services for all the Ivy Hill teachers. We are proud to show our PTA appreciation to Ivy Hill teachers and staff!  

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings December 18, 2020 – January 7, 2021

Have a happy and healthy holiday season, we will see you in the new year, but first please take one last glance at our happenings, we hope the news brings holiday cheer. 

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Once again we are recycling holiday lights. The weeks of December 14th – 18th and  January 11th – 15th.  Please bring in any old and broken holiday lights.  We will have collection boxes outside the front entrance of Ivy Hill and/or in the Commons area.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring some fun to the kids at Ivy Hill.  Thrown Elements is first!  Additional information to come shortly regarding how your child can participate. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:  Thank you to Michelle Derochowski and Suzanne Krauss for organizing the Recycle the Holiday Lights drive. 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings December 11 – December 17, 2020

We would like to thank our staff at Ivy Hill, they seem to have that special skill… of teaching and nurturing, caring and sharing.  Their selflessness and dedication tell us they need winter vacation. We are lucky to have them in our lives, we give them all I-Fives! Please take a glance below, if we could, we would wrap Ivy Hill love with a bow.

PANDEMIC RELIEF COMMITTEE: On behalf of all the students and parents from Ivy Hill,  The PTA will be honoring our amazing teachers and staff with monthly thank-you treats as an appreciation for all they do for our children. 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Our virtual holiday shop is now open until 12/15!  Click here to shop!

HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR TEACHERS:   If you are planning to give your teacher a holiday gift this year, please bring it to school on either 12/17 or 12/18.  The school needs to minimize in-building activity. If you are a remote learner, there will be a table set up in the Commons for you to place your gift.  If you are a hybrid learner, please give the gift directly to your teacher.  Thank-you!   

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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.

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Once again we are recycling holiday lights. The weeks of December 14th – 18th and  January 11th – 15th.  Please bring in any old and broken holiday lights.  We will have collection boxes outside the front entrance of Ivy Hill and/or in the Commons area.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring some fun to the kids at Ivy Hill.  Thrown Elements is first!  Additional information to come shortly regarding how your child can participate. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:  Thank you to the wonderful women who stepped up to take this new committee, Pandemic Relief, on.  These amazing women are Sara Mungovan, Connie Gonzalez, Deneen Evola, Stefanie Brown, Jennifer Hill, Kirsten Krupa, and Dimpy Gulati. Also, thank you to the Ivy Hill Staff!!!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.