Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings – April 21-27, 2017

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  Do you want a chance to win the April raffle?  It’s easy!  Cut out Boxtops from participating brands (http://www.boxtops4education.com), drop them in an envelope labeled with your child’s name/teacher and have your child bring it into school.  A lucky winner will receive an Orbit Skate Center Prize Pack!  Also, don’t forget to submit your receipts to the Shoparoo App and you will have a chance to win an Oberweis gift certificate.  Good Luck!
I-FIVES go to:  Running Club, Tammi Grippo, Claudia Kowalski, and Laura Vavalle for coordinating all of the running club sessions.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   April 27, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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PTA Happenings – April 14-20, 2017

BOOK FAIR COMMITTEE:   Missed Book Fair? No worries!  You can still order books on-line through Sunday, April 24th.  Simply go to http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ivyhill.   Thanks so much to all the volunteers who helped with Book Fair and all of the families who where able to attend.

BOX TOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:   Do you want a chance to win the April raffle?  It’s easy!  Cut out Box Tops from participating brands (http://www.boxtops4education.com), drop them in an envelope labeled with your child’s name/teacher and have your child bring it into school.  A lucky winner will receive an Orbit Skate Center Prize Pack!  Also, don’t forget to submit your receipts to the Shoparoo App and you will have a chance to win an Oberweis gift certificate.  Good Luck!

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE:  The Just Move it! Challenge 5k and 1 Mile run/walk fundraiser will be held on April 22nd at South Middle School.  The planning team is currently looking for local businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor the event.  For suggestions or more information on being a sponsor, contact jmichallenge@gmail.com.  Early registration for the JMI Challenge is now open to all walkers and runners!  Please click here to register.  In order to guarantee that you receive a t-shirt for the race, you must register before April 7, 2017.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the race, please sign up here.
I-FIVES go to:   Book Fair Committee, Supriya Deshmukh, Lynn Feder, Judy Newman, and Rekha Muruvinakombe, 3rd VPs Suzanne Krause and Caroleen Guiwargis and the volunteers who helped make it happen.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   April 27, 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 7-13, 2017

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:   YOUR VOTES ARE NEEDED AT THE NEXT PTA MEETING!  The nominations for the PTA Executive Committee for next year are:

            For Co-Presidents                                 Luanne Eisenhardt
            For Co-Presidents                                  Suzanne Krause
            For 1st Vice President                          Lucy Block
            For 2nd Vice President                        Jennifer Sadowski
            For 3rd Vice President                         Caroleen Guiwargis
            For 3rd Vice President                         Kelly Nix
            For Treasurer                                         Joelle Vena
            For Secretary                                         Amy Hoffman

We will be voting on the slate at the April 11 meeting.  Nominations from the floor will be accepted, as well.  Please plan to attend this meeting – your votes are needed!

BOOK FAIR is NEXT WEEK — Wednesday, April 12th from 3:30pm-8:00pm.  The Ivy Hill PTA is once again partnering with Scholastic Books to bring you this year’s BOOK FAIR fundraiser!  Scholastic brings a wide variety of books, many at discounted prices.  Please join us and stock up on some new books to keep the kids reading as the school year comes to a close and summer is just around the corner!  Students will have an opportunity to preview the books during class, on Tuesday, April 11th.  We need volunteers for both the preview day and the Book Fair.  Here’s a link to sign-up to volunteer: Sign-up Genius Book Fair Link.  If you have questions regarding volunteer opportunities or general questions about book fair, please contact Judy Newman at judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com or  Lynn Feder at lynnfeder@hotmail.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.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 406033618
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click “Save Details”.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Campbell (Nicole.Campbell496@gmail.com), Amy Walters (Josh2amy@yahoo.com), or Renee Bennett-Smith (Reneebennettsmith@yahoo.com).

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE:  The Just Move it! Challenge 5k and 1 Mile run/walk fundraiser will be held on April 22nd at South Middle School.  The planning team is currently looking for local businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor the event.  For suggestions or more information on being a sponsor, contact jmichallenge@gmail.com.  Early registration for the JMI Challenge is now open to all walkers and runners!  Please click here to register.  In order to guarantee that you receive a t-shirt for the race, you must register before April 7, 2017.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the race, please sign up here.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   April 11, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   April 27, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – March 24-30, 2017

RUNNING CLUB COMMITTEE:  The Ivy Hill Running Club is starting the week we return from Spring break.   Grades 3-5 will run on Tuesdays (4/4, 4/11, and 4/18).   Grades K-2 will run on Thursdays (4/6, 4/13, 4/20).   Registration is open through Friday 3/24, so sign-up NOW!!   Eagle Run Club Sign-Up

BOOK FAIR COMMITTEE:  Ivy Hill Book Fair is Wednesday, April 12th from 3:30pm-8:00pm.  The Ivy Hill PTA is once again partnering with Scholastic Books to bring you this year’s BOOK FAIR fundraiser!  Scholastic brings a wide variety of books, many at discounted prices.

Please join us and stock up on some new books to keep the kids reading as the school year comes to a close and summer is just around the corner!  Students will have an opportunity to preview the books during class, on Tuesday, April 11th.  We need volunteers for both the preview day and the Book Fair.  Here’s a link to sign-up to volunteer: Ivy Hill Book Fair volunteer sign-up .  If you have questions regarding volunteer opportunities or general questions about book fair, please contact Judy Newman at judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com or  Lynn Feder at lynnfeder@hotmail.com.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  The nominations for the PTA Executive Committee for next year are:
            For Co-Presidents                                Luanne Eisenhardt
            For C0-Presidents                               Suzanne Krause
            For 1st Vice President                         Lucy Block
            For 2nd Vice President                       Jennifer Sadowski
            For 3rd Vice President                        Caroleen Guiwargis
            For 3rd Vice President                        Kelly Nix
            For Treasurer                                         Joelle Vena
            For Secretary                                         Amy Hoffman
We will be voting on the slate at the April 11 meeting . Nominations from the floor will be accepted, as well.  Please plan to attend this meeting – your votes are needed!

ABC/25 FOUNDATION:  Congratulations to the following Ivy Hill teachers that were awarded Foundation Teacher Grants:

  • Allison Black:  Flexible Seating in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Anny Lee:  Books that Foster a Growth Mindset
  • Anny Lee:  STEM in Action
  • Anny Lee:  An Interactive Approach to Language Arts
  • Nashwa Mekky, Samantha Gavigan, Kristen Baker and Jennifer Hansen:  Disrupted Innovation with Blended Learning
  • Edie Opitz: A Clicker to Make Presentations Quicker

These teachers were recognized with candy filled light bulbs to remind our District 25 Community that “bright ideas” pursued can impact the learning in our classrooms. Teachers will also be recognized at the March 16th School Board meeting.

The Membership Incentive Grant of $2,500 our school received in the fall was used to purchase a variety of technology items for our innovation area in our LMC.  These items focus on building number sense, as well as coding and problem solving.  We additionally have purchased a green screen and lighting kit. This will be used to enhance our morning announcements, while also providing another pathway for students to use when demonstrating their learning. Specific items include: Osmo Numbers, Osmo Coding, Puzzlets, and Maze.  Your Support of ABC/25 Foundation fundraisers such as the Just Move it! Challenge, Membership Drive, and Yankee Candle have made these grants possible. Thank you.

 ABC/25 Foundation Needs YOU!  The Foundation Board has openings for the 2017-2018 school year: President (or 2 Co-Presidents), Vice President,  and School Liaison for Ivy Hill.  To learn more contact abc25president@gmail.com or the current Ivy Hill Liaison, Diane Liigsoo  (dliigsoo.ivyhill@gmail.com).

I-FIVES go to:  Chess Club Committee; Becky Brown and Julie Soderna, and all the wonderful volunteers who made Chess Club a great success:   Katarzyna Kukuryk, Matt Block, Lucy Block, Jim Erickson, Leela Desu, Teodora Huerta and Juan Gonzalez.

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NEXT PTA MEETING:   April 11, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   April 6, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – March 17-23, 2017

RUNNING CLUB COMMITTEE:  The Ivy Hill Running Club is starting the week we return from Spring break.   Grades 3-5 will run on Tuesdays (4/4, 4/11, and 4/18).   Grades K-2 will run on Thursdays (4/6, 4/13, 4/20).   Registration is open through next Friday 3/24, so sign-up NOW!!   Eagle Run Club Sign-Up

BOOK FAIR COMMITTEE:  SAVE THE DATE: Ivy Hill Book Fair will be on Wednesday, April 12th from 3:30 pm- 8:00 pm.  Watch for more information in future Friday Packets!  We will need volunteers for both the preview day (April 11) and the Book Fair (April 12).  To volunteer, sign up using this link:  Ivy Hill Book Fair volunteer sign-up. Any questions about volunteering, you can contact Judy Newman at judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com.

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE:  Reflections is wrapping up for this year! We heard many memorable stories from very talented students at Ivy Hill.  Arlington Heights School District 25 had 5 students who received Honorable Mentions at the state level. Three were from Ivy Hill!    Their names are:  McKenna Wagner, The Life Song, Music Composition; Natalie Michale, My Story Snapshot, An I Spy Tale, Photography; Kalyani Sunil, Going to a New World, Visual Arts  All of those who participated should have received their projects back, as well as certificates of participation. Thank you to all of you who shared your wonderful stories. Keep up the great work until next year!
NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  The nominations for the PTA Executive Committee for next year are:
            For Co-Presidents                                Luanne Eisenhardt
            For C0-Presidents                               Suzanne Krause
            For 1st Vice President                         Lucy Block
            For 2nd Vice President                       Jennifer Sadowski
            For 3rd Vice President                        Caroleen Guiwargis
            For 3rd Vice President                        Kelly Nix
            For Treasurer                                         Joelle Vena
            For Secretary                                         Amy Hoffman
We will be voting on the slate at the April 11 meeting . Nominations from the floor will be accepted, as well.  Please plan to attend this meeting – your votes are needed!

ABC/25 FOUNDATION:  Congratulations to the following Ivy Hill teachers that were awarded Foundation Teacher Grants:

  • Allison Black:  Flexible Seating in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Anny Lee:  Books that Foster a Growth Mindset
  • Anny Lee:  STEM in Action
  • Anny Lee:  An Interactive Approach to Language Arts
  • Nashwa Mekky, Samantha Gavigan, Kristen Baker and Jennifer Hansen:  Disrupted Innovation with Blended Learning
  • Edie Opitz: A Clicker to Make Presentations Quicker

These teachers were recognized with candy filled light bulbs to remind our District 25 Community that “bright ideas” pursued can impact the learning in our classrooms. Teachers will also be recognized at the March 16th School Board meeting.

The Membership Incentive Grant of $2,500 our school received in the fall was used to purchase a variety of technology items for our innovation area in our LMC.  These items focus on building number sense, as well as coding and problem solving.  We additionally have purchased a green screen and lighting kit. This will be used to enhance our morning announcements, while also providing another pathway for students to use when demonstrating their learning. Specific items include: Osmo Numbers, Osmo Coding, Puzzlets, and Maze.  Your Support of ABC/25 Foundation fundraisers such as the Just Move it! Challenge, Membership Drive, and Yankee Candle have made these grants possible. Thank you.

 ABC/25 Foundation Needs YOU!  The Foundation Board has openings for the 2017-2018 school year: President (or 2 Co-Presidents), Vice President,  and School Liaison for Ivy Hill.  To learn more contact abc25president@gmail.com or the current Ivy Hill Liaison, Diane Liigsoo  (dliigsoo.ivyhill@gmail.com).

I-FIVES go to: Movie Night Committee, Becky Brown and Tajalli Horvat, and the following volunteers who helped make it happen:  Star Cinema Theatre  for donating the popcorn, Principal Kaese, Leslie Charnews, Jennifer Sadowski, Alix Calderaro, Falak Najam, Demetra Bubaris, Brian Hacias, Katie Hacias, Louanne Benbow, Katie Erickson, Polianthi Bakir, Sherri Anagnostakos, Sherry Geer, Kari Rosczyk, Sal Evola, Sara Mungovan, Lisa Nason, Sowmya Chepuri, Erin Ejnik, Cheryl Hampton, Kim Greenstein, Holly Gibbs, Sowmya Madkaiker; Reflections Chair, Claudine Mele.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   April 11, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   April 6, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – March 10-16, 2017

LUNCH TIME READERS COMMITTEE:  Lunchtime Readers was held from the week of January 30 –  March 10, 2017. Throughout the six weeks, students read the assigned book during the week, met in small groups once a week where discussions and activities were lead by  Parent Volunteers. The committee would like to thank Suzanne Krause, Joelle Vena, Judy Newman, Denise Wagner, Manu Majumdar, Shruthi Mahishi, Jennifer Baumeister, Kara Janus, Diane Liigsoo, Kelly Nix, Shradda Agrawal. We would also like to thank all the teachers, LMC and office staff for their help and support.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  The nominations for the PTA Executive Committee for next year are:
            For Co-Presidents                                Luanne Eisenhardt
            For C0-Presidents                               Suzanne Krause
            For 1st Vice President                         Lucy Block
            For 2nd Vice President                       Jennifer Sadowski
            For 3rd Vice President                        Caroleen Guiwargis
            For 3rd Vice President                        Kelly Nix
            For Treasurer                                         Joelle Vena
            For Secretary                                         Amy Hoffman
We will be voting on the slate at the April 11 meeting . Nominations from the floor will be accepted, as well.  Please plan to attend this meeting – your votes are needed!

 

ABC/25 FOUNDATION:  Congratulations to the following Ivy Hill teachers that were awarded Foundation Teacher Grants:

  • Allison Black:  Flexible Seating in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Anny Lee:  Books that Foster a Growth Mindset
  • Anny Lee:  STEM in Action
  • Anny Lee:  An Interactive Approach to Language Arts
  • Nashwa Mekky, Samantha Gavigan, Kristen Baker and Jennifer Hansen:  Disrupted Innovation with Blended Learning
  • Edie Opitz: A Clicker to Make Presentations Quicker

These teachers were recognized with candy filled light bulbs to remind our District 25 Community that “bright ideas” pursued can impact the learning in our classrooms. Teachers will also be recognized at the March 16th School Board meeting.

The Membership Incentive Grant of $2,500 our school received in the fall was used to purchase a variety of technology items for our innovation area in our LMC.  These items focus on building number sense, as well as coding and problem solving.  We additionally have purchased a green screen and lighting kit. This will be used to enhance our morning announcements, while also providing another pathway for students to use when demonstrating their learning. Specific items include: Osmo Numbers, Osmo Coding, Puzzlets, and Maze.  Your Support of ABC/25 Foundation fundraisers such as the Just Move it! Challenge, Membership Drive, and Yankee Candle have made these grants possible. Thank you.

 ABC/25 Foundation Needs YOU!  The Foundation Board has openings for the 2017-2018 school year: President (or 2 Co-Presidents), Vice President,  and School Liaison for Ivy Hill.  To learn more contact abc25president@gmail.com or the current Ivy Hill Liaison, Diane Liigsoo  (dliigsoo.ivyhill@gmail.com).

I-FIVES go to:  Lunchtime Readers Committee, Soumya Subash and Praveena Aradhya, for coordinating and organizing this great program; Nominating Committee, Becky Brown, Sharon Bank, Sherri Geer, Cheryl Hampton, Claudine Mele, and alternate members, Claudia Kowalski and Stephanie Lazzari.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   April 11, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   March 16, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – Feb. 24 – March 2, 2017

BOX TOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE: Do you want a chance to win the February raffle?  It’s easy!  Cut out Box Tops from participating brands (http://www.boxtops4education.com), drop them in an envelope labeled with your child’s name/teacher and have your child bring it into school.  Five lucky winners will receive Oberweis gift certificates.  Submit your receipts to the Shoparoo App and have a chance to win a Half Price Books gift certificate.  Good Luck!

MOVIE NIGHT COMMITTEE:  MOVIE NIGHT for grades K-2nd  is Friday, March 10 at 6:15 p.m. We will be showing the movie “Trolls.” Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Pick up is at 8:00 p.m.  Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie.  Movie Night Permission Slips will be sent home very soon by backpack mail. Please return your signed permissions slips and money by Thursday, March 2nd.Only one per family please.  Popcorn will be served. Questions? Contact Becky Brown (bbecky4936@gmail.com) or Tajalli Horvat (tajalli@gmail.com).

ABC/25 COMMITTEE:   ABC/25 Foundation Supports our School.  Congratulations to the following Ivy Hill teachers that were awarded Foundation Teacher Grants:

  • Allison Black:  Flexible Seating in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Anny Lee:  Books that Foster a Growth Mindset
  • Anny Lee:  STEM in Action
  • Anny Lee:  An Interactive Approach to Language Arts
  • Nashwa Mekky, Samantha Gavigan, Kristen Baker and Jennifer Hansen:  Disrupted Innovation with Blended Learning
  • Edie Opitz: A Clicker to Make Presentations Quicker

These teachers were recognized with candy filled light bulbs to remind our District 25 Community that “bright ideas” pursued can impact the learning in our classrooms. Teachers will also be recognized at the March 16th School Board meeting.

The Membership Incentive Grant of $2,500 our school received in the fall was used to purchase a variety of  technology items for our innovation area in our LMC.  These items focus on building number sense, as well as coding and problem solving.  We additionally have purchased a green screen and lighting kit. This will be used to enhance our morning announcements, while also providing another pathway for students to use when demonstrating their learning. Specific items include: Osmo Numbers, Osmo Coding, Puzzlets, and Maze. Your Support of ABC/25 Foundation fundraisers such as the Just Move it! Challenge, Membership Drive, and Yankee Candle have made these grants possible. Thank you.

ABC/25 Foundation Needs YOU!  The Foundation Board has openings for the 2017-2018 school year: President (or 2 Co-Presidents), Vice President, and School Liaison for Ivy Hill. To learn more contact abc25president@gmail.com or the current Ivy Hill Liaison, Diane Liigsoo  (dliigsoo.ivyhill@gmail.com).

VIDEO/MUSIC PRODUCTIONS:   Our video/music productions committee needs volunteers to run the new lighting equipment, videotape each grade’s musical show, and provide DVDs for parents to purchase, all under the direction of Mrs. Opitz.  All equipment is provided.  It’s very easy to run the new, state-of-the-art equipment and does not require a huge commitment.  If you can work a video camera, you are qualified.  If interested, please contact Lynette Nimmo at net02134@aol.com.

I-Fives go to:  Video/Music Productions Committee, Lynette Nimmo, Judy Newman, Emily Morrison, Praveena Aradhya, and Lucy Block for videotaping the second grade show, and all other musical productions, handling the lighting, as well as assisting in creating the DVDs for purchase.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   March  8, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   March 16, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!