Ivy Hill PTA

PTA HAPPENINGS – February 16-22, 2018

IVY HILL ROLLER SKATING PARTY:  Mark your calendars and plan to join us!  The Ivy Hill PTA annual ROLLER SKATING PARTY is Thursday, February 22, 6:30 – 8:30, at Orbit Roller Rink. This is always a fun night and is a free family event sponsored by the PTA (skate rental is available for $4.00 or you can bring your own skates).  Please note this is not a drop-off event and only Ivy Hill students and their immediate family may attend. All children must be supervised by an adult.  If you have any questions please contact Luanne Eisenhardt Lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com

MOVIE NIGHT COMMITTEEIVY HILL MOVIE NIGHT for K-2nd grade is Friday, March 9 at 6:15p.m. The students have voted to watch, “Moana.” Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the movie will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. Come and join the fun!!! Cost is $5 for a prepaid ticket or $7 at the door. Permission Slips are coming home soon. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie. Please return your signed permission slips and money by Wednesday, February 28Questions?  Contact Becky Brown (bbecky4936@gmail.com) or Tajalli Horvat (tajalli@gmail.com)

BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:  Boxtops Raffle!  It’s easy, just clip your Boxtops and place them in an envelope or bag with your child’s name on it.  Submit the Boxtops to your child’s teacher by February 28th to win a fun poster.  Don’t forget to write your child’s full name on the bag.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL OF PTAs:  The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs has created THREE different scholarships that provide opportunities for students in elementary school, middle school, and graduating seniors. Below are the links for each of the scholarship applications. Please note, all applications are due on or before February 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Donna Ekl and Nicole Barbieri at sd25scholarship@gmail.com.

  1. SD25 Achievement Scholarship Application  (Application is for graduating high school seniors)
  2.  SD25 Power of Courage Scholarship Application (Application is for graduating high school seniors)
  3.  SD25 Elementary Summer Scholarship Application (Application is for students in grades K-7 only.)  This scholarship is open to any student who spent 3 years in a District 25 school, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 5.0 scale) who plans on attending a post-secondary school as a full or part time student.  Applications are reviewed anonymously and recipients are selected on the basis of efforts in the classroom, school and community involvement.  If you have any questions, please email Kim Kusiciel (momkusiciel@gmail.com).

District 25 PTA Council approved a new committee called “A.C.E. it 25” (All Children Excel). The committee will focus on supporting children with special needs and their families. Goals of the committee are to promote disability awareness, facilitate inclusion at PTA functions and create a parent support network. EAcch school will have a liaison who would attend PTA meetings and act as a point of contact should questions arise. The liaison would also communicate parent requests or concerns to the school PTA. If you would be interested in being the Ivy Hill liaison for this committee, please contact: Luanne@ Lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  March 15,  2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor 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 – February 9-15, 2018

IVY HILL ROLLER SKATING PARTY:  Mark your calendars and plan to join us!  The Ivy Hill PTA annual ROLLER SKATING PARTY is Thursday, February 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 at Orbit Roller Rink. This is always a fun night and is a free family event sponsored by the PTA (skate rental is available for $4.00 or you can bring your own skates).  Please note this is not a drop-off event and only Ivy Hill students and their immediate family may attend. All children must be supervised by an adult.  If you have any questions please contact Luanne Eisenhardt Lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com

MOVIE NIGHT COMMITTEEIVY HILL MOVIE NIGHT for K-2nd grade is is Friday, March 9 at 6:15p.m. The students have voted to watch, “Moana.” Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the movie will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. Come and join the fun!!! Cost is $5 for a prepaid ticket or $7 at the door. Permission Slips are coming home soon. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie. Please return your signed permission slips and money by Wednesday, February 28.

Questions?  Contact Becky Brown (bbecky4936@gmail.com) or Tajalli Horvat (tajalli@gmail.com)

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.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  March 15,  2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor 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 – February 2-8, 2018

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  WE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS! The nomination process to elect the 2018-2019 IVY HILL PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE is underway!  Please seriously consider who you know that might be qualified to serve in the following positions: Co-President (Presides over meetings and is responsible for general direction of PTA), 1st VP (Manage Volunteer Lists and Plan Year End Celebration), 3rd VP (Ways & Means) and Treasurer (Manage Budgets/Finances).  Please nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact and benefit our children at Ivy Hill.  You can nominate candidates by filling out a 2018-2019 Officer Nomination Ballot.  Hard copies are also available in the school office.  Nominations can be placed in the nomination box also located in the school office. Nominations need to be submitted by Monday, February 12. Questions?  Contact Becky Brown at bbecky4936@gmail.com or 847-530-9039.

MOVIE NIGHT COMMITTEESAVE THE DATE!  Movie Night at Ivy Hill for K-2nd grade is Friday, March 9 at 6:15 p.m. The students have voted to watch “Moana.” Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 6:30 p.m and end at 8:15 p.m. Come and join the fun!!! Bring a sleeping bag and hang out in your PJs with your friends.  Permission slips coming home soon. 

 

BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:  Boxtops Committee would like to congratulate our January Raffle Winners, Ignatius Lipani and Joseph Brown.  Both will receive a wrist band for the Ivy Hill Fun Fair!!  We appreciate your support to Ivy Hill Elementary.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL OF PTAs:  As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to current District 25 students in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $200.  Scholarships are paid directly to the summer camp/program so the award will not have to be claimed to the IRS as unearned income. No scholarships will be paid to the recipient or a recipient’s parent/guardian.  The amount approved by the AHC Elementary Scholarship Committee will be paid to the summer camp/program that was submitted on application.  Only one application may be submitted per student.  The summer program or camp must start on or after June 1, 2018 and be completed by August 31, 2018. To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, the summer program must be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship. Submit your electronic application by Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. central. All candidates will be notified of committee decisions on March 18, 2018.  Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to Scholarship chairs Nicole Barbieri and Donna Ekl at SD25Scholarship@gmail.comSD25 Summer Scholarship Application

I-FIVES go to:  Fun Fair Committee, Becky Brown, Debbie Gagliano, 3rd VPs Caroleen Guiwargis and Kelly Nix; Boxtops Committee, Rekha Muruvinakombe, Laurie Walscheid and Sherry Geer.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  February 8,  2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor 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 – January 26-Feb 1, 2018

CHESS CLUB COMMITTEECalling all chess club enthusiasts in grade 1-5! Chess Club is coming on Monday, Feb 5th. There will be an instructional video during lunch recess on 2/05 and then start playing Chess, so chess experience is not necessary. We will be meeting during lunch recess in the gym for 6 weeks beginning on 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 & 3/19.  Please return your CHESS CLUB PERMISSION SLIP by Wednesday, Jan. 31st.  We always need volunteers, and knowledge of Chess is not required.  It’s a great way to help out your child’s school without a big time commitment.  Questions? Contact Becky Brown at bbecky4936@gmail.com or Julie Soderna at julie@soderna.com.

NOMINATING COMMITTEEWE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS! The nomination process to elect the 2018-2019 IVY HILL PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE is underway!  Please seriously consider who you know that might be qualified to serve in the following positions: Co-President (Presides over meetings and is responsible for general direction of PTA); 1st VP (Manage Bylaws and Happenings); 3rd VP (Ways & Means); and Treasurer (Manage Budgets/Finances).  Please nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact and benefit our children at Ivy Hill.  You can nominate candidates by printing and filling out a 2018-2019 Officer Nomination Ballot.  Hard copies are also available in the school office.  Nominations can be placed in the nomination box also located in the school office. Nominations need to be submitted by Monday, February 12th. Questions?  Contact Becky Brown at bbecky4936@gmail.com or 847-530-9039.

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE:  Help is still needed for Fun Fair on Friday,  February 2. Please think about helping out so that our kids can have a great night. High school kids, 7th and 8th graders are welcome to lend a hand. If anyone needs service hours, we have forms we will gladly sign and give you. So please join in the fun and help Ivy Hill have a successful Fun Fair. Please click on the attached link:  Fun Fair Signup
BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:   FUN FAIR WRISTBAND RAFFLE!  Submit Boxtops in a bag labeled with your child’s name prior to 1/30/18 and be entered to win two Fun Fair Wristbands!  Winners will be reimbursed if they have already purchased their wristbands.  Good luck!

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL OF PTAs:  As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to current District 25 students in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $200.  Scholarships are paid directly to the summer camp/program so the award will not have to be claimed to the IRS as unearned income. No scholarships will be paid to the recipient or a recipient’s parent/guardian.  The amount approved by the AHC Elementary Scholarship Committee will be paid to the summer camp/program that was submitted on application.  Only one application may be submitted per student.  The summer program or camp must start on or after June 1, 2018 and be completed by August 31, 2018. To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, the summer program must be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship.Submit your electronic application by Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central. All candidates will be notified of committee decisions on March 18, 2018.  Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to Scholarship Chairs Nicole Barbieri and Donna Ekl at SD25Scholarship@gmail.com.

I-FIVES go to:  Six-Hour Reading Club, Louann Benbow and Nikki Wolverton.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  February 8,  2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor 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 – January 19-25, 2018

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE:  Fun Fair is a big event where a lot of help is needed. Please think about helping out so that our kids can have a great night. High school kids, 7th and 8th graders are welcome to lend a hand. If anyone needs service hours, we have forms we will gladly sign and give you. So please join in the fun and help Ivy Hill have a successful Fun Fair. Please click on the attached link:  Fun Fair Signup
BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:   FUN FAIR WRISTBAND RAFFLE!  Submit Boxtops in a bag labeled with your child’s name prior to 1/30/18 and be entered to win two Fun Fair Wristbands!  Winners will be reimbursed if they have already purchased their wristbands.  Good luck!

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL OF PTAs:  As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to current District 25 students in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $200.  Scholarships are paid directly to the summer camp/program so the award will not have to be claimed to the IRS as unearned income. No scholarships will be paid to the recipient or a recipient’s parent/guardian.  The amount approved by the AHC Elementary Scholarship Committee will be paid to the summer camp/program that was submitted on application.  Only one application may be submitted per student.  The summer program or camp must start on or after June 1, 2018 and be completed by August 31, 2018. To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, the summer program must be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship.Submit your electronic application by Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central. All candidates will be notified of committee decisions on March 18, 2018.  Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to Scholarship Chairs Nicole Barbieri and Donna Ekl at SD25Scholarship@gmail.com.

 

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  February 8,  2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor 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 – January 12-18, 2018

WAYS AND MEANS FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:   January 15, 2018, is Martin Luther King Day.  Celebrate with dinner at Portillo’s or at home.  Twenty percent of the proceeds go to Ivy Hill PTA – which goes back to our kids!  Please show the flyer or mention Ivy Hill when placing orders between 5:008:00p.m. at the Arlington Heights location on Dundee Road.  (See attached.) PortillosForGood_FAQ     Portillo’s flyer
FUN FAIR COMMITTEE:  Fun Fair is a big event where a lot of help is needed. Please think about helping out so that our kids can have a great night. High school kids, 7th and 8th graders are welcome to lend a hand. If anyone needs service hours, we have forms we will gladly sign and give you. So please join in the fun and help Ivy Hill have a successful Fun Fair. Please click on the attached link:  Fun Fair Signup

SIX FLAGS READING CLUB:  LAST CHANCE – SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED hours are due by Tuesday, January, 16th (as there is no school Monday).  Unfortunately, no late submissions can be accepted.  Any questions, contact Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com) or Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com).

JMI JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE:  Tshirt design winner voting is complete, and we have a winner!  Tshirt design winner

Based on input from the District 25 community, 2018 Just Move It! Challenge t-shirt design winner is Julia from Ivy Hill School. Congratulations, Julia! She will help choose the color for this year’s shirts. Her design will also be on posters promoting the race.  Stay tuned for more info on registration. Race day is Saturday, April 21st!

 

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PTA Happenings – Dec. 22-Jan. 5, 2018

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE:  Congratulations to everyone who participated in Reflections this year! The talent you all showed was so impressive! We will be celebrating all of you later in the year when the reception date is announced. Below is a list of students from Ivy Hill that advanced from the AH Council of PTAs to the PTA District 37/NWC Region Level. Judging for these projects is scheduled for January 11, 2018. Congratulations to:  Eric Lin, Music; McKenna Wagner, Music; Natalie Michael, 3 Photographs; Pujita Jain, Literature and Visual Arts; Vishnu Adiga, Literature; Prannav Murukeish, Literature; Alexandria Mele, Literature; Ranae Roy, Dance; Tamilinia Thatshna Moorthy, Visual Arts; Laasya Gadiraju, Visual Arts; Esha Dhulap, Visual Arts; Sayuri Deshpand, Visual Arts; Kosta Tsitsi, Visual Arts.  We are very proud of all of you!

I-FIVES go to:  Reflections Committee, Claudine Mele and Sherri Kontos.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor 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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