Ivy Hill PTA

PTA HAPPENINGS– November 15 – November 21, 2019

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE DESIGN CONTEST: Do you love to draw and flex those creative muscles? Enter the t-shirt and poster design contest for the 9th annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge. Any District 25 student can participate. The winning design will be featured on the promo posters and race day t-shirt. Click here for the official rules and entry form. All entries are due by December 18, 2019. We can’t wait to see your creative designs! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent race updates.

ROTARY CLUB SANTA RUN: Arlington Heights Rotary Club is generously supporting Arlington Heights Council of PTAs D25 Scholarship Fund through this year’s Santa Run.  The Rotary Club will be donating a portion of every D25 registration to the 2019-2020 ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund.  This year Arlington Heights Council of PTAs plans on awarding $10,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors as well as Summer U scholarships to current D25 students.  These awards are made possible by the generosity of our community. 

Whether you run, walk, or just want to support participants and this amazing cause, please use this link to register for the 2019 Rotary Club Santa Run.  This event takes place on Saturday, December 7. For tracking purposes only registrants who use this link will have a portion of their registration fee donated to the ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund. More race info is available here.

WINTER WONDERLAND NIGHT: Save the date for December 17, from 5:30-8pm for our Winter Wonderland Night. All Ivy family members are welcome to join in on the fun which includes cookie decorating, craft making, shopping at the Holiday Gift Shop and enjoying some yummy and warm treats. If you have any questions, contact Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

PTA MEETING: Save the date, our next meeting is on Wednesday, January 8 @ 7pm at Ivy in the LMC. We will have a guest speaker join us too. More info to come. Babysitting is available. If you have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, December 12 @ 7:30 p.m. at Dunton.

I-FIVES GO TO: Julie Soderna for heading our coat and mitten drive and to all of the families who made donations!

Coat and Mitten Drive Extended!

The Ivy Hill Coat and Mitten Drive will extend through next Friday November 15th. We have boxes outside the office along the wall for your gently used or new donations.

PTA HAPPENINGS– November 8 – November 14, 2019

ROTARY CLUB SANTA RUN: Arlington Heights Rotary Club is generously supporting Arlington Heights Council of PTAs D25 Scholarship Fund through this year’s Santa Run.  The Rotary Club will be donating a portion of every D25 registration to the 2019-2020 ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund.  This year Arlington Heights Council of PTAs plans on awarding $10,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors as well as Summer U scholarships to current D25 students.  These awards are made possible by the generosity of our community. 

Whether you run, walk, or just want to support participants and this amazing cause, please use this link to register for the 2019 Rotary Club Santa Run.  This event takes place on Saturday, December 7. For tracking purposes only registrants who use this link will have a portion of their registration fee donated to the ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund. More race info is available here.

WINTER WONDERLAND NIGHT: Save the date for December 17, from 5:30-8pm for our Winter Wonderland Night. All Ivy family members are welcome to join in on the fun which includes cookie decorating, craft making, shopping at the Holiday Gift Shop and enjoying some yummy and warm treats. If you have any questions, contact Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

PTA MEETING: Save the date, our next meeting is on Wednesday, January 8 @ 7pm at Ivy in the LMC. We will have a guest speaker join us too. More info to come. Babysitting is available. If you have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, November 14 @ 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Middle School.

SANTA RUN 2019

Arlington Heights Rotary Club is generously supporting Arlington Heights Council of PTAs D25 Scholarship Fund through this year’s Santa Run.  The Rotary Club will be donating a portion of every D25 registration to the 2019-2020 ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund.  This year Arlington Heights Council of PTAs plans on awarding $10,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors as well as Summer U scholarships to current D25 students.  These awards are made possible by the generosity of our community. 

Whether you run, walk, or just want to support participants and this amazing cause, please use the unique link provided below to register for the 2019 Rotary Club Santa Run.   For tracking purposes only registrants who use these unique links will have a portion of their registration fee donated to the ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund.

Learn more about ACHPTA:  www.ahcpta.org 

Race Page: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/ArlingtonHeights/RotaryClubSantaRun?rsus=500-400-e08828a9-4e59-418f-8315-5a67831e39d1


Race SignUp Page: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register?raceId=48627&rsus=500-400-e08828a9-4e59-418f-8315-5a67831e39d1

PTA HAPPENINGS– November 1 – November 7, 2019

YEARBOOK: Please help the Ivy Hill PTA Yearbook Committee by uploading your photos throughout the school year.  Please Register or Login to your account at: https://www.replayit.com/#/home 

To Register for the first time: 

  • Click Register at the top left of page
  • Search for our school: Ivy Hill Elementary
  • School Password: iheagles25

PTA MEETING: All parents and guardians are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 5 @ 7pm. Babysitting is available. If you need babysitting please Debbie Johnson(Ivyhillsecretary@gmail.com) by Monday, November 4. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m., Thomas Middle School.

I-FIVES GO TO: Juvenile Protection Committee (Jen Silva) for organizing Red Ribbon week; Classroom Rep Committee (Katie Erickson, Melissa Van Buren, Peg Janson, & Kim Eckert) and to all of our wonderful room parents who ran fun Halloween class parties!

PTA HAPPENINGS– October 25 – October 31, 2019

RED RIBBON WEEK: We will be hosting our Red Ribbon Week from October 28 – November 1. The Red Ribbon campaign was established to raise awareness about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence and bullying. We would love to have each student participate in the daily activities. Please see the schedule below:

  • Monday – Favorite Sports Team
  • Tuesday – Pajama Day
  • Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday – Halloween Fun
  • Friday – School Spirit Day

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE: Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Additional information regarding submission guidelines will follow in the coming weeks. Projects will be due Monday, October 28. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

YEARBOOK: Please help the Ivy Hill PTA Yearbook Committee by uploading your photos throughout the school year.  Please Register or Login to your account at: https://www.replayit.com/#/home 

To Register for the first time: 

  • Click Register at the top left of page
  • Search for our school: Ivy Hill Elementary
  • School Password: iheagles25

PTA MEETING: Save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 5. We’re looking to bring in some guest speakers for future meetings. If you know of anyone or have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m., Thomas Middle School.

I-FIVES GO TO: Movie Night Committee (Polli Bakir and Demetra Papaioannou) and to all of our wonderful parent volunteers for running a fun 3rd-5th grade movie night for our students!

PTA HAPPENINGS– October 18 – October 24, 2019

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE: Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Additional information regarding submission guidelines will follow in the coming weeks. Projects will be due Monday, October 28. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

RED RIBBON WEEK: We will be hosting our Red Ribbon Week from October 28 – November 1. The Red Ribbon campaign was established to raise awareness about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence and bullying. We would love to have each student participate in the daily activities. Please see the schedule below and mark your calendars:

  • Monday – Favorite Sports Team
  • Tuesday – Pajama Day
  • Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday – Halloween Fun
  • Friday – School Spirit Day

PTA MEETING: Save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 5. We’re looking to bring in some guest speakers for future meetings. If you know of anyone or have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m., Thomas Middle School.

PTA HAPPENINGS– October 11 – October 17, 2019

FUN RUN PARENT SURVEY: Please complete this short survey by Sun, October 13. Since this was the first year doing this event, we’d love your feedback!

IVY SPIRIT WEAR: It’s Spirit Wear Time!! Eagles, get ready to show your school spirit this Fall. Color order forms went home with your child on Friday, October 4 and should be returned to school with your child with payment by Friday, October 18. We are offering a selection of items at a variety of price points starting at $10 in all of the students favorite colors from royal blue to cyber pink and tie dye. We have four tee shirts, two hoodies for children, one hoodie for adults, a 1/4 zip dry-fit long sleeve tee and a beanie hat. 

Parent Volunteers, we’d love for you to join the fun and sport one of these styles to the school the next time you are volunteering. It makes it easier for the students find help at an event and it promotes community. All items are available in adult sizes.

All orders are being done via this paper form. No late orders after the 18th will be accepted. Make checks payable to “Ivy Hill PTA” or send exact cash payment in an envelope. Estimated delivery date is the week of November 6th.  Please direct questions to Meghann VanderBaan (meg@mkvanderbaan) with the subject line “IVY HILL SPIRIT WEAR QUESTION” and she will get back to you. 

3rd-5th GRADE IVY MOVIE NIGHT: Students have elected to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on Friday, October 18th.  Permission slips went home soon and are due back by October 11th.  Doors open at 6:15pm and movie starts at 6:30pm.

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE: Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Additional information regarding submission guidelines will follow in the coming weeks. Projects will be due Monday, October 28. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

PTA MEETING: Save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 5. We’re looking to bring in some guest speakers for future meetings. If you know of anyone or have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m., Thomas Middle School.

I-FIVES GO TO: Garden Committee (Michelle Derochowski and Lisa Nason) for working with our students and the Ivy Lunch Staff to prepare delicious salsa for everyone to try; Spirit Wear Committee (Meghan VanderBaan and Connie Lasalvia-Gonzalez) for all of their awesome work getting our Ivy spirit wear picked out and ready for order; Tammi Grippo and Lisa Akelian for always updating our Ivy Hill sign in front of the school to keep our community aware of important dates and events at our school.

PTA HAPPENINGS– October 4 – October 10, 2019

FUN RUN PARENT SURVEY: Please complete this short survey by Sun, October 13. Since this was the first year doing this event, we’d love your feedback!

IVY SPIRIT WEAR: It’s Spirit Wear Time!! Eagles, get ready to show your school spirit this Fall. Color order forms went home with your child on Friday, October 4 and should be returned to school with your child with payment by Friday, October 18. We are offering a selection of items at a variety of price points starting at $10 in all of the students favorite colors from royal blue to cyber pink and tie dye. We have four tee shirts, two hoodies for children, one hoodie for adults, a 1/4 zip dry-fit long sleeve tee and a beanie hat. 

Parent Volunteers, we’d love for you to join the fun and sport one of these styles to the school the next time you are volunteering. It makes it easier for the students find help at an event and it promotes community. All items are available in adult sizes. 

All orders are being done via this paper form. No late orders after the 18th will be accepted. Make checks payable to “Ivy Hill PTA” or send exact cash payment in an envelope. Estimated delivery date is the week of November 6th.  Please direct questions to Meghann VanderBaan (meg@mkvanderbaan) with the subject line “IVY HILL SPIRIT WEAR QUESTION” and she will get back to you. 

3rd-5th GRADE IVY MOVIE NIGHT: Students have elected to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on Friday, October 18th.  Permission slips went home soon and are due back by October 11th.  Doors open at 6:15pm and movie starts at 6:30pm.

DIRECTORY SPOT: One of the many benefits of joining the PTA is access to Directory Spot. Quickly access contact information for parents, students, staff and PTA members, plus the school calendar, all from your mobile device!  Get the Directory Spot app in the App Store or Google Play today, or visit DirectorySpot.net. Questions or edits? Contact JulesMotschall (IvyHillDirectory@gmail.com).

NEW BOX TOPS PROGRAMS: Supporting Ivy Hill has never been simpler. Just scan for your school and earn money via the BoxTops Digital and Shoparoo programs.

  • BOX TOPS DIGITAL 
    • No more clipping!  No more sending Box Top$ to school.  All you need is your phone.  
    • Download the ALL-NEW BoxTop$ App today (if you have an old version of the app, update or reinstall). 
    • Register & select Ivy Hill Elementary.
    • Shop as you normally would, then scan your store receipts (within 14 days) to find participating products.
    • The App will automatically credit our school’s Box Tops earnings online.   
    • You may submit any remaining clipped Box Tops you may have throughout this school year, as they are being phased out of production.
  • SHOPAROO
    • Say hello to Shoparoo!  Shop. Scan Receipts. Earn.
    • Download the Shoparoo app today. 
    • Register & select Ivy Hill Elementary 
    • Select the grade level you want to support (there will be grade-level competitions starting in October.) 
    • Snap photos of your receipts and earn Roo points, which turn into donations for our school.

Scan your receipts into BOTH apps for double the earnings. Download both apps today in the App Store or Google Play. If you have questions, email Jules Motschall (IvyHillBoxTops@gmail.com).

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE: Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Additional information regarding submission guidelines will follow in the coming weeks. Projects will be due Monday, October 28. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

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 complete this form and return it via backpack mail with your payment.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Vanburen (studyfreak2005@yahoo.com).

PTA MEETING: Save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 5. We’re looking to bring in some guest speakers for future meetings. If you know of anyone or have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m., Thomas Middle School.

I-FIVES GO TO: Juvenile Protection Committee (Jen Sylvia) for all of her work collaborating with the Arlington Heights Fire Department to teach our students safety scenarios dealing with smoke & fire. Thank you Jen!

PTA HAPPENINGS– September 27 – October 3, 2019

3rd-5th GRADE IVY MOVIE NIGHT: Students have elected to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on Friday, October 18th.  Permission slips will be going home soon and are due back by October 11th.  Doors open at 6:15pm and movie starts at 6:30pm.

DIRECTORY SPOT: One of the many benefits of joining the PTA is access to Directory Spot. Quickly access contact information for parents, students, staff and PTA members, plus the school calendar, all from your mobile device!  Get the Directory Spot app in the App Store or Google Play today, or visit DirectorySpot.net. Questions or edits? Contact JulesMotschall (IvyHillDirectory@gmail.com).

  • BOX TOPS DIGITAL 
    • No more clipping!  No more sending Box Top$ to school.  All you need is your phone.  
    • Download the ALL-NEW BoxTop$ App today (if you have an old version of the app, update or reinstall). 
    • Register & select Ivy Hill Elementary.
    • Shop as you normally would, then scan your store receipts (within 14 days) to find participating products.
    • The App will automatically credit our school’s Box Tops earnings online.   
    • You may submit any remaining clipped Box Tops you may have throughout this school year, as they are being phased out of production.
  • SHOPAROO
    • Say hello to Shoparoo!  Shop. Scan Receipts. Earn.
    • Download the Shoparoo app today. 
    • Register & select Ivy Hill Elementary 
    • Select the grade level you want to support (there will be grade-level competitions starting in October.) 
    • Snap photos of your receipts and earn Roo points, which turn into donations for our school.

Scan your receipts into BOTH apps for double the earnings. Download both apps today in the App Store or Google Play. If you have questions, email Jules Motschall (IvyHillBoxTops@gmail.com).

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE: Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Additional information regarding submission guidelines will follow in the coming weeks. Projects will be due Monday, October 28. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

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 complete this form and return it via backpack mail with your payment.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Vanburen (studyfreak2005@yahoo.com).

PTA MEETING: Save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 5. We’re looking to bring in some guest speakers for future meetings. If you know of anyone or have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m., Thomas Middle School.