Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings September 30th, 2022 – October 6th, 2022

FUN FAIR IS BACK AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill on Friday, 10/7. We need lots of volunteers to make this happen! Please check out the sign up link here and find an option that works for you. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to earn volunteer hours!

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The next Running Club date is Friday, 9/30. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 10/7, 10/14, & 10/21.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can be made online this year! Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. This year it can be done easily online at the link here. Please make your donation by Friday, 10/7.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, 10/6. Order forms are being sent home via backpack mail if needed.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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: Thanks to everyone who attended our Dine and Earn night at Garibaldi’s on Tuesday! It was great to see so many Eagles there! 

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: October 11th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 23rd, 2022 – September 29th, 2022

GARIBALDI’S DINE & EARN 9/27: We have our first Dine & Earn Night of the year at Garibaldi’s in Arlington Hts. on Tuesday, 9/27, from 10am-9pm. Mention “Ivy Hill PTA” when ordering and the PTA will earn 20% of sales! See flyer below for additional details.

FUN FAIR IS BACK AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill on Friday, 10/7. We need lots of volunteers to make this happen! Please check out the sign up link here and find an option that works for you. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to earn volunteer hours!

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The first day of Running Club is Friday, 9/23. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, & 10/21.

AHC PTC ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Calling all artists! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs is running an Elementary Scholarship Contest to design the cover to the AHPD Program Guide. 10 winners will receive a $100 gift card to the AHPD! Entries are due 9/30. See flyer below for additional details.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can be made online this year! Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. This year it can be done easily online at the link here. Please make your donation by Friday, 10/7.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, 10/6. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 Paczosas and the Zakarases for hosting two amazing Patio Parties last weekend! Everyone had a fantastic time at the Minute to Win It Party and the Luau! We appreciate your support of the PTA!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 27th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 16th, 2022 – September 22nd, 2022

LAST DAYS TO PURCHASE SPIRIT WEAR!: Spirit wear sales end Wednesday, 9/21, so check out our online store and show your IVY pride! Use this link to purchase your gear. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564.

ROOM REP SIGN UP: There are still a few classes that need Room Rep volunteers! Room Reps coordinate and attend the classroom Halloween and Valentine’s Day Parties. Please click here sign up for the classroom you would like to help out in! We will contact you with more information soon. Sign ups close at the end of day, 9/18.

RUNNING CLUB SIGN UP: Interested in joining the Ivy Hill Running Club? This is a non-competitive club open to 3rd-5th graders at Ivy Hill. Check the sign up here for additional details. Registration closes Tuesday, 9/20.

GARIBALDI’S DINE & EARN 9/27: We have our first Dine & Earn Night of the year at Garibaldi’s in Arlington Hts. on Tuesday, 9/27, from 10am-9pm. Mention “Ivy Hill PTA” when ordering and the PTA will earn 20% of sales! See flyer below for additional details.

AHC PTC ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Calling all artists! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs is running an Elementary Scholarship Contest to design the cover to the AHPD Program Guide. 10 winners will receive a $100 gift card to the AHPD! Entries are due 9/30. See flyer below for additional details.

FUN FAIR IS BACK!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill! It will be held on Friday, October 7th. Additional details to follow.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, October 6th. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 Kim Eckert, Erin Lakomski, Shannon Diederich, Megan Martin, and Alice Sylvester for helping with our Fall Garden Harvest and clean-up! And an additional thank you to Kim Eckert, Katie Parenti, and Erin Lakomski for running our Gourd Sale this past week. Everyone was excited to have an opportunity to purchase something from the Ivy Hill Garden!

Thank you to our hosts for our upcoming Patio Parties this weekend. Everyone can’t wait to see what you have planned! And thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to the Patio Parties! We appreciate your support of the PTA!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 27th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 9th, 2022 – September 15th, 2022

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again next Saturday, 9/17! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! Purchase your tickets hereMake sure to purchase tickets by 9/11! Check out the flyer below for more information!

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SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS OPEN!: Check out our online store and show your IVY pride, while supporting our PTA! Use this link to purchase your gear. Sale will run until Wednesday 9/21. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564

VOLUNTEER/INTEREST SURVEY: The PTA Volunteer/Interest Survey for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available! Please take some time to complete this survey to let us know where your interests are in volunteering with the PTA, and your opinions on some new committee/event ideas we have. The PTA represents you and your families, so let us know your thoughts! You can complete the survey here.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, October 6th. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

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 everyone who attended the first PTA Meeting of the year! We’re so glad you came out to learn more about the PTA, and how we can all partner together to make this a great year for the students and staff at Ivy!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 13th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 2nd, 2022 – September 8th, 2022

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Thursday, September 8 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/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attendSnacks will be served. Contact our PTA President Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! Purchase your tickets hereMake sure to purchase tickets by 9/10! We are also recruiting homes to host this completely outdoor event (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks). Check out the flyers below for more information! 

SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS OPEN!: Check out our online store and show your IVY pride, while supporting our PTA! Use this link to purchase your gear. Sale will run until Wednesday 9/21. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564

VOLUNTEER/INTEREST SURVEY: The PTA Volunteer/Interest Survey for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available! Please take some time to complete this survey to let us know where your interests are in volunteering with the PTA, and your opinions on some new committee/event ideas we have. The PTA represents you and your families, so let us know your thoughts! You can complete the survey here.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

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 Connie Gonzalez for coordinating an amazing Spirit Wear Store! We’re so excited for all the awesome offerings that are available! 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 13th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings August 26th, 2022 – September 1st, 2022

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Thursday, September 8 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/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attendSnacks will be served. Contact our PTA President Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! We are currently recruiting homes to host this completely outdoor event (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks). You can also purchase your tickets to attend the event here. Check out the flyers below for more information!

SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS OPEN!: Check out our online store and show your IVY pride, while supporting our PTA! Use this link to purchase your gear. Sale will run until Wednesday 9/21. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564

VOLUNTEER/INTEREST SURVEY: The PTA Volunteer/Interest Survey for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available! Please take some time to complete this survey to let us know where your interests are in volunteering with the PTA, and your opinions on some new committee/event ideas we have. The PTA represents you and your families, so let us know your thoughts! You can complete the survey here.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

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: A big thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our Kona Ice Fundraiser! Thank you also to Erin Lakomski for coordinating the event!

Thank you to Christy Smith for coordinating Picture Day, and to all of our great Picture Day volunteers for helping out throughout the day!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 13th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings August 19th, 2022 – August 25th, 2022

Welcome Ivy families!

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Thursday, September 8 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/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attendSnacks will be served. Contact our PTA President Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

KONA ICE FUNDRAISER: 

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Picture Day is coming up on Friday 8/26/22! Order before Picture Day to receive free shipping to the school. Order online HERE. No cash or checks will be accepted the day of pictures. 

PICTURE DAY VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help with Picture Day on 8/26. Come on out and help our students look their best! Sign up Genius coming soon.

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! We are currently recruiting homes to host this completely outdoor event (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks). You can also purchase your tickets to attend the event here. Check out the flyers below for more information!

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: Welcome Week Volunteers: Katie Rausch, Franki Jo Beckwith, and Megan Martin, for helping to make our new kindergarten families and the families new to our school in all grades feel so welcome. Supply Kit Committee and Volunteers: Connie GonzalezKim Eckert, Shannon Diederich, and Mary Crystal Costantini, for putting the supply kits together and getting them distributed. Ice Cream Social Coordinator and Volunteers: Erin Lakomski, Laura Ackley, Megan Martin, Siobhan Ricciardi, Franki Jo Beckwith, Katie Rausch, Maggie Politewicz, and Sara Morrison Mungovan, for helping to distribute all of those yummy treats to our students at the Ice Cream Social.

Thank you so much volunteers! We couldn’t do it without you! 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  August 23rd @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 27th, 2022 – June 2nd, 2022

FIELD DAY!: Field Day is 6/1 (rain date 6/2) and it’s going to be a hot one! We still need more donations of water balloons, bags of ice, and bottles of water. Click here to sign up! If you’ve signed up to volunteer in person, please make sure you can attend the rain date of 6/2. Make sure to apply sunscreen to your kiddos in the morning! You may also want to pack a change of clothes for them since there will be water activities to help keep them cool. It should be a great day!

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS:Want to make School Supply shopping easier? Your one stop shop is here! School Supply kits for the 2022/2023 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 by June 12th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 .

PLANTING DAY RESCHEDULED: Planting day for the Ivy Hill Gardens has been rescheduled for Thursday, 6/2. If you signed up to volunteer, you will receive additional instructions via email. 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2022-2023: Interested in being a Committee Chair for the 2022-2023 school year? Want to switch a committee you’re currently on? Click here to take a look at the Committee Chair list, and add your name to whatever committee you’d like to join. You can also update the list to remove your name from a committee if you need to. If you’re unsure of what a committee entails, click here and scroll down to Ivy Hill PTA Procedure Guide. The guide contains a brief description of each committee. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Katie Taranda, ktaranda@gmail.com(Please note that the Procedure Guide is in the process of being updated and some of the material may be a bit out of date).

BOX TOPS BONUS: Now is a great time to download the Box Tops for Education App if you haven’t already because bonuses are being offered this month! Click here and check out the flyer below for more information!

I-FIVES: Thank you to our Field Day Committee for all of their hard work and planning that went into this event! We know everyone is so excited to have Field Day back!

Thank you to all of the volunteers that donated their time and/or items to make Field Day happen! We couldn’t have done it without you!

YEAR END THANKS: As we come to year end, the Ivy Hill PTA wants to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for everything they’ve done for the school and the PTA. Whether you’ve had to get creative with how an activity was planned, or you were bringing back an event we haven’t had over the past couple of years, your effort and dedication is greatly appreciated. We also want to thank our 5th grade families who will be leaving our Ivy community and wish them well. Thank you to the Ivy staff and teachers for your hard work, compassion, and cooperation this year. We value it all. To the teachers and staff leaving us this year, thank you for your years at Ivy. You will be greatly missed!  Have a great summer everyone and see you next year!

SAVE THE DATE: Patio Parties will be back next school year on 9/10! Reach out to Erin or Megan at wamivyhillpta@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting. Tickets will go on sale in August.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Thursday, June 16th at 7pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 20th, 2022 – May 26th, 2022

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: Want to make School Supply shopping easier? Your one stop shop is here! School Supply kits for the 2022/2023 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 by June 12th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 .

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS: Field Day is 6/1 (rain date 6/2), and we need lots of volunteers to help make it happen! Can’t attend that day? No problem! You can also donate water balloons, bags of ice, or bottles of water. Click HERE to sign up for the volunteer option that works best for you! 

FINAL “DINE OUT” FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR: Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer will be at Ivy Hill on Thursday, 5/26. Pre-orders for pizza are encouraged using the QR code below or click HERE. Just select 5/26 as the pick-up date and Ivy Hill Elementary School will show up as the pick-up location.

LET’S GET READY TO DO SOME GARDENING: Yes, all Ivy Hill students will get an opportunity to participate in the planting of the Ivy Hill garden plots on Wednesday, May 25 so please dress appropriately.  We will be planting a “Salsa Garden” as well as some gourds, sunflowers and other flowers.

BOX TOPS BONUS: Now is a great time to download the Box Tops for Education App if you haven’t already because bonuses are being offered this month! Click here and check out the flyer below for more information!

I-FIVES: Thanks to Erin Lakomski for setting up our Which Wich fundraiser this week, and thank you to everyone who attended! 

Thanks to Connie Gonzalez for all of her hard work in getting our school supply kits set up!

SAVE THE DATE: Patio Parties will be back next school year on 9/10! Reach out to Erin or Megan at wamivyhillpta@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting. Tickets will go on sale in August.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Monday, May 23 at 7pm at South Middle School

PTA Happenings May 13th, 2022 – May 19th, 2022

WHICH WICH FUNDRAISER 5/18:

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS: Field Day is 6/1 (rain date 6/2), and we need lots of volunteers to help make it happen! Can’t attend that day? No problem! You can also donate water balloons, bags of ice, or bottles of water. Click HERE to sign up for the volunteer option that works best for you! 

FINAL “DINE OUT” FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR: Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer will be at Ivy Hill on Thursday, 5/26, so stop by to support the PTA!

I-FIVES: Thank you to our Movie Night Committee for putting together a new, fun event for Ivy Hill families! And thank you to everyone that came out to support Movie Night! We hope you enjoyed it!

Thank you to everyone who came out for some delicious Kona Ice treats! You helped us raise $500!

SAVE THE DATE: Patio Parties will be back next school year on 9/10! Reach out to Erin or Megan at wamivyhillpta@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting. Tickets will go on sale in August.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Monday, May 23 at 7pm at South Middle School.