Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings – June 9-August 28, 2017

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits on sale now!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

ATTENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Please submit all receipts and debit vouchers to our treasurer, Joelle Vena, to get PTA reimbursement checks.  Joelle needs all receipts and debit vouchers by June 15th.  If you have any questions, contact Joelle Vena at  jdmama08@gmail.com.

ATTENTION IVY HILL COMMUNITY:  Volunteers needed for the 2017-2018 PTA school year.  Please click the 2017-2018 PTA Volunteer Sheet to see how you can volunteer to help with PTA events for the next school year.  Our committee heads are looking for help with the following:  Room Representative, Welcoming Committee, School Supplies, Running Club, Movie Night, Everybody Counts, Chess Club, Vision/Hearing Screening, Holiday Gift Shop, Lunchtime Readers, Fun Fair, Roller Skating Night, Book Fair, Field Day, LMC, Garden Club, Musical Productions, Hospitality and Yearbook.  Please sign up today.  We appreciate all the help.  Any questions contact:  2nd Vice President, Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.

In addition to general volunteers helping out at the time of PTA events, we are also still in need of people to head some of our PTA Committees!  Specifically, we still need people to run the following committees:  Book Fair, Everybody Counts, Fun Fair, Holiday Gift Shop, and Video/Music Productions.  Without your help, the PTA will no longer be able to provide some of these great events and services to our school.  Please consider volunteering your time so that we can continue these great programs!  You can use this link to sign up Committee Chair Positions or by contacting Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Luanne Eisenhardt at lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com.

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  Thank you for another great year! Our final winners of the school year are:

Karoon Krikorian – Rockin Jump Prize Pack
Maddy Haber – Javier’s Mexican Restaurant Gift Certificate
Renna Johnson – A La Mode Gift Certificate and Yay Wallet.  Congrats!

I-FIVES go to:  Our committee chairs and volunteers and all of their hard work sponsoring our yearly events; a special thanks goes to our wonderful Ivy Hill staff for providing the commitment and support to make it all happen!  Thank you!

FIRST PTA MEETING:  September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  June 15, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Dunton Administration Center

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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SummerHave a safe, relaxing and fun summer!

 

PTA Happenings – June 2-8, 2017

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits on sale now!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  RAFFLE!  There is one more contest before the end of the school year.  Please make sure to submit all of your Box Tops and scan your Shoparoo receipts.  We will be raffling off a Rockin’ Jump Prize Pack, $30 Javier’s Mexican Restaurant gift card, an A La Mode Gift Certificate and a Yay Wallet!

ATTENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Please submit all receipts and debit vouchers to our treasurer, Joelle Vena, to get PTA reimbursement checks.  Joelle needs all receipts and debit vouchers by June 15th.  If you have any questions, contact Joelle Vena at  jdmama08@gmail.com.

ATTENTION IVY HILL COMMUNITY:  Volunteers needed for the 2017-2018 PTA school year.  Please click the 2017-2018 PTA Volunteer Sheet to see how you can volunteer to help with PTA events for the next school year.  Our committee heads are looking for help with the following:  Room Representative, Welcoming Committee, School Supplies, Running Club, Movie Night, Everybody Counts, Chess Club, Vision/Hearing Screening, Holiday Gift Shop, Lunchtime Readers, Fun Fair, Roller Skating Night, Book Fair, Field Day, LMC, Garden Club, Musical Productions, Hospitality and Yearbook.  Please sign up today.  We appreciate all the help.  Any questions contact:  2nd Vice President, Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.

In addition to general volunteers helping out at the time of PTA events, we are also still in need of people to head some of our PTA Committees!  Specifically, we still need people to run the following committees:  Book Fair, Everybody Counts, Fun Fair, Holiday Gift Shop, and Video/Music Productions.  Without your help, the PTA will no longer be able to provide some of these great events and services to our school.  Please consider volunteering your time so that we can continue these great programs!  You can use this link to sign up Committee Chair Positions or by contacting Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Luanne Eisenhardt at lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com.

I-FIVES go to: Field Day Committee, Sherri Kontos and Julie Soderna, for yet another awesome Field Day experience for the kids; School Supplies Committee, Julie Ratzki and Connie Gonzalez, for making available the pre-packaged school kits to our Ivy Hill community; Yearbook Committee, Renee Bennett-Smith, Nicole Campbell, Marta Gierz, Christy Smith, and Amy Walters for their hard work in capturing all of the special memories made at Ivy Hill, as well as all the great committees that have made this another unforgettable school year for all of our children.

Summer 2

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  June 15, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Dunton Administration Center

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – May 26-June 1, 2017

FIELD DAY COMMITTEE:  Field Day is Friday, June 2.  The kids will be outside and, weather permitting, will be playing lots of games with water, so don’t forget your bathing suits (optional and should be worn under clothes for the girls during class) and sunscreen (the school staff/parent volunteers cannot put this on for the students).  Bottles of water are a good idea too.  We are in need of volunteers in both the morning and afternoon sessions.  We are also in need of water balloons.  Please visit this link to sign up Volunteer for Field Day!
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Ratzki julieratzki@yahoo.com, Sherri Kontos sherri.kontos@pepisco.com or Julie Soderna julie@soderna.com

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits on sale now!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  RAFFLE!  There is one more contest before the end of the school year.  Please make sure to submit all of your Box Tops and scan your Shoparoo receipts.  We will be raffling off a Rockin’ Jump Prize Pack, $30 Javier’s Mexican Restaurant gift card, an A La Mode Gift Certificate and a Yay Wallet!

LMC COMMITTEE:  Ivy Hill LMC would like to thank all the parent volunteers for assisting in keeping our library in order, checking out books for our kids and end-of- year Inventory. We appreciate your help and hope to work with you next year!

ATTENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Please submit all receipts and debit vouchers to our treasurer, Joelle Vena, to get PTA reimbursement checks.  Joelle needs all receipts and debit vouchers by June 15th.  If you have any questions, contact Joelle Vena at  jdmama08@gmail.com.

I-FIVES go to:  Garden Committee, Michelle Derochowski and Lisa Nason, for coordinating the planting efforts for the Ivy Hill Salsa Garden; LMC Committee, Rekha Muruvinakombe, for organizing and maintaining our LMC volunteers; outgoing PTA executive board members, co-president, Louann Benbow; 2nd vice president, Nikki Wolverton, 3rd vice president, Suzanne Krause, and secretary, Jennifer Sadowski.  Thank you for your dedication to the Ivy Hill PTA and all of your hard work.

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – May 19-25, 2017

GARDEN COMMITTEE:   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 Tuesday, May 23rd so please dress appropriately.  We will be planting a “Salsa Garden.”  Also, 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.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits on sale now!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

LAST PTA MEETING:   May 23, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   May 25, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – May 12-18, 2017

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits on sale now!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

WAYS AND MEANS FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:  SAVE THE DATE:    Chipotle Fundraiser!  Forget about the stress of preparing dinner and support PTA at the same time!  Place an order at Chipotle at North Point Plaza in Arlington Heights on Monday, May 15th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm If you mention the fundraiser, 50% of the proceeds will go to Ivy Hill!  More information to come!

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  DON’T MISS OUT!  There is one more contest before the end of the school year.  Please make sure to submit all of your Box Tops and scan your Shoparoo receipts.  We will be raffling off the following prizes –  Rockin’ Jump Prize Pack, Javier’s Mexican Restaurant Gift Certificate and an A La Mode Gift Certificate and Yay Wallet!

I-Fives go to:    Our wonderful teachers and staff – we hope you enjoyed your Teacher Appreciation Week; Room Rep Committee,  Rekha Muruvinakombe, Melissa Sherman, Dina McBride, and Laura Fritzche.   Thank you for all your hard work!   Thank you to all the Room Reps and all volunteers for their help in communicating the activities for the week and gathering pictures, cards and flowers, and the delicious food contributions for the Teacher and Staff appreciation breakfast.

 

NEXT PTA MEETING:   May 23, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   May 25, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – May 5-11, 2017

WAYS AND MEANS FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:  SAVE THE DATE –   Chipotle fundraiser!  Forget about the stress of preparing dinner and support PTA at the same time!  Place an order at Chipotle at North Point Plaza in Arlington Heights on Monday, May 15th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.  If you mention the fundraiser, 50% of the proceeds will go to Ivy Hill!  More information to come!

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  Congratulations, winners!  The April Box Tops and Shoparoo winners are as follows:

Boxtops

  • Elizabeth Benbow, Orbit Skating Prize Pack
  • Joe Buttitta, Oberweis Gift Certificate
  • Krause Family, Oberweis Gift certificate
  • Emmett Nix, Oberweis Gift Certificate

Shoparoo

  • Madeline Haber, Oberweis Gift Certificate
  • Srikar Desu, Oberweis Gift Certificate
LAST CHANCE to win!  There is one more contest before the end of the school year.  Please make sure to submit all of your Box Tops and scan your Shoparoo receipts.  We will be raffling off an Amazing Rockin’ Jump Prize Pack and an A La Mode Gift Certificate and Yay Wallet!

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:  Congratulations to the winners of the free yearbooks:

  •  Emmett Nix (Mrs. Drufke’s Class)
  •  Henry Gibbs (Ms. Montrie’s Class)
  •  Mrs. Debbie Solus  (Staff)

I-FIVES go to:  Yearbook Committee, Nicole Campbell, Marta Gierz, Renee Bennett-Smith, Christy Smith and Amy Walters; Juvenile Protection Committee; Stephanie Horvath and Kathy Thompson; Room Rep Committee,  Rekha Muruvinakombe, Melissa Sherman, Dina McBride, and Laura Fritzche.   Thank you for all your hard work!

NEXT PTA MEETING:   May 23, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   May 11, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – April 28-May 4, 2017

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits will be on sale soon!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  Paper forms explaining the sale will be coming home through backpack mail soon.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:  Congratulations to the students selected to receive the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs Scholarship Award.  Please see the attached for a complete list of our scholarship recipients.  Great job!  Scholarship recipients 2017.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   May 23, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   May 11, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!