Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings January 15 – January 21, 2021

PTA is a group of parents who care, and everything we do we want to share. Although times are different, this we know, it doesn’t mean we can’t help, our efforts we will show. Please take a peak at what we do, each week there is some information that is new.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring fun to kids during these unusual times.   If your child likes to paint and do crafts, January is the month for them!  Our PTA is working with Thrown Elements pottery studio this month.   Please visit their website, thrownelementspottery.com, and click on the tab Community Fundraiser, then click on the Ivy Hill icon to view selected pieces and place your order.   Orders need to be in by January 16th. The PTA will take care of all pottery delivery!   If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Sadowski.  Jenjen5757@aol.com

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Classroom Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual this year.  More information to come.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: We are in need of someone to head the PTA Membership committee next year.  Please consider taking this role on!  If interested, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these rolesand remember you can always nominate yourself! Check out this link for descriptions of each position: https://ivyhillpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivy-Hill-PTA-Procedure-Guide-2018.pdf.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:    Thank you to Jules Motschell.  She helped our school raise over $500 with Box Tops! And thank you to Connie Gonzalez for providing the teachers and staff their January special thank-you treats from the Pandemic Relief Committee.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings January 8, 2021 – January 14, 2021

Welcome back and Happy New Year, our PTA path is very clear. We give and support Ivy Hill School, there is so much below, it’s very cool.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. Click here to join the meeting. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Next week, January 11th-15th, is the last week to recycle holiday lights.  Please bring in any old and broken holiday lights.  We will have collection boxes outside the front entrance of Ivy Hill and/or in the Commons area.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring fun to kids during these unusual times.   If your child likes to paint and do crafts, January is the month for them!  Our PTA is working with Thrown Elements pottery studio this month.   Please visit their website, thrownelementspottery.com, and click on the tab Community Fundraiser, then click on the Ivy Hill icon to view selected pieces and place your order.   The PTA will take care of all pottery delivery!   If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Sadowski.  Jenjen5757@aol.com

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:   A Big thank you  to the Pandemic Relief committee! During December, Sara Mungavan delivered cake pops and candy for the teachers and staff, and Stephanie Rapone generously donated a month’s worth of meal planning services for all the Ivy Hill teachers. We are proud to show our PTA appreciation to Ivy Hill teachers and staff!  

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings December 18, 2020 – January 7, 2021

Have a happy and healthy holiday season, we will see you in the new year, but first please take one last glance at our happenings, we hope the news brings holiday cheer. 

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Once again we are recycling holiday lights. The weeks of December 14th – 18th and  January 11th – 15th.  Please bring in any old and broken holiday lights.  We will have collection boxes outside the front entrance of Ivy Hill and/or in the Commons area.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring some fun to the kids at Ivy Hill.  Thrown Elements is first!  Additional information to come shortly regarding how your child can participate. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:  Thank you to Michelle Derochowski and Suzanne Krauss for organizing the Recycle the Holiday Lights drive. 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings December 11 – December 17, 2020

We would like to thank our staff at Ivy Hill, they seem to have that special skill… of teaching and nurturing, caring and sharing.  Their selflessness and dedication tell us they need winter vacation. We are lucky to have them in our lives, we give them all I-Fives! Please take a glance below, if we could, we would wrap Ivy Hill love with a bow.

PANDEMIC RELIEF COMMITTEE: On behalf of all the students and parents from Ivy Hill,  The PTA will be honoring our amazing teachers and staff with monthly thank-you treats as an appreciation for all they do for our children. 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Our virtual holiday shop is now open until 12/15!  Click here to shop!

HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR TEACHERS:   If you are planning to give your teacher a holiday gift this year, please bring it to school on either 12/17 or 12/18.  The school needs to minimize in-building activity. If you are a remote learner, there will be a table set up in the Commons for you to place your gift.  If you are a hybrid learner, please give the gift directly to your teacher.  Thank-you!   

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Once again we are recycling holiday lights. The weeks of December 14th – 18th and  January 11th – 15th.  Please bring in any old and broken holiday lights.  We will have collection boxes outside the front entrance of Ivy Hill and/or in the Commons area.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring some fun to the kids at Ivy Hill.  Thrown Elements is first!  Additional information to come shortly regarding how your child can participate. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES:  Thank you to the wonderful women who stepped up to take this new committee, Pandemic Relief, on.  These amazing women are Sara Mungovan, Connie Gonzalez, Deneen Evola, Stefanie Brown, Jennifer Hill, Kirsten Krupa, and Dimpy Gulati. Also, thank you to the Ivy Hill Staff!!!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings December 4 – December 10, 2020

December is upon us, the weather turned on a dime, so much to do, so little time. Before the kids experience holiday fun, look at our happenings, we are not done.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Our virtual holiday shop is now open until 12/15!  Click here to shop!

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

NEW PTA COMMITTEE: Covid has drastically changed the way the PTA was able to operate this year.  With so much uncertainty and with the majority of our events being cancelled, we found the one constant through it all has been our fabulous Ivy Hill teachers and staff.  As a token of our appreciation, we would like to create the Pandemic Relief Committee.  This committee will be in charge of purchasing and delivering monthly treats for the teachers and staff at Ivy Hill, giving consideration to the budget and covid-related food restrictions.  If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.   Thank you for your consideration!!  

ACTIVITIES TO COME: Covid may have prevented the PTA from hosting fun events at school, but it has not prevented us from bringing the fun to you!!   Starting in January we will be offering fun activities to keep the little ones busy during the long cold winter days!   We will be working with local businesses, such as Thrown Elements and Woodcrafters,  to bring fun crafts to the kids to work on in their own homes.  More information to come!!!

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: Thank you Katie Taranda for organizing the holiday store and the AmazonSmile fundraisers! Thank you to Kari Rosczyk for organizing the Stress Free Fundraiser!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, December 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings November 20 – December 3, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! It is finally here, and we start to see some holiday cheer as we finish a third of a school year. It is time to be thankful for family and friends, knowing those relationships will never end. Before you take a much needed respite, please look at our Happenings, oh what a site!

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: The Ivy Hill Virtual Holiday Shop is coming soon! The shop will be open from 11/16/20-12/4/20. To preview all the great gifts available click  here for more info!

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

GREAT AMERICA READ TO SUCCEED: Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Read to Succeed Program through Great America has been suspended. Unused tickets from 2020 will be valid until August 31st, 2021.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who donated to the Coat, Mitten, and Hat drive last week! You all made it a GREAT event!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, December 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings November 13 – November 19, 2020

One more week of school, and we have Thanksgiving break. It has been quite the road, for goodness sake. Before we take a pause, we want to tell you about our cause. Take a look at what PTA offers, we have not emptied our coffers!

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: The Ivy Hill Virtual Holiday Shop is coming soon! The shop will be open from 11/16/20-12/4/20. To preview all the great gifts available click  here for more info!

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles. 

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: Thank you to Kyla Tatak, Falak Najam, and Katie Hacias for organizing this year’s Hat, Coat, and Mitten drive.  

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, December 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

PTA Happenings November 6 – November 12, 2020

November is upon us, first trimester will finish, thinking about Thanksgiving, family and food, how delish. But before we welcome turkey day, there is so much to say. Please read below, it is not for show. We love our students dearly, some things we do yearly.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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. This year will look a little different, but we plan to have fun activities regardless. To join, please click this link.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Vanburen (studyfreak2005@yahoo.com).

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated.
This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”.
Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

COAT, MITTEN, AND HAT DRIVE: Please clean out your coat closet and see if you have anything you would like to part with!! The PTA will be sponsoring a Coat, Mitten, and Hat drive from November 9th-November 13th.  In addition, you can also donate grocery store gift cards to help the many people who are in need! Just simply bring your donations to Ivy Hill when you drop off your child to school.   A volunteer will be at the drop off line to collect donations.  Or, if you prefer, please drop off your donations in the bin outside of Ivy Hill anytime between November 9th-13th.   Donations will be collected at the end of each school day.  Thank-you for your help!

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Our virtual holiday store is opening soon! The shop will be open from November 16th through December 4th. Click here for more info!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith (Delilah327@yahoo.com).

I-FIVES: Katie Taranda for setting up Stan’s Donuts! The profit was $188!!  Thank-you to everyone who participated and bought donuts!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, November 12th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

Holiday Shop Coming Soon

PTA Happenings October 30 – November 5, 2020

November begins, and the trees are now bare, Halloween is over, candy we share. Look over our Happenings, give us a call, our goal is clear, participation from all!

PTA MEETING: Please click here for our zoom meeting on Wednesday, November 4th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

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. This year will look a little different, but we plan to have fun activities regardless. To join, please click this link.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Vanburen (studyfreak2005@yahoo.com).

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated.
This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”.
Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

REFLECTIONS:   Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Click here for the form, which needs to be returned by November 2nd to Kim Eckert. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more ab out prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards

COAT, MITTEN, AND HAT DRIVE: Please clean out your coat closet and see if you have anything you would like to part with!! The PTA will be sponsoring a Coat, Mitten, and Hat drive from November 9th-November 13th.  In addition, you can also donate grocery store gift cards to help the many people who are in need! Just simply bring your donations to Ivy Hill when you drop off your child to school.   A volunteer will be at the drop off line to collect donations.  Or, if you prefer, please drop off your donations in the bin outside of Ivy Hill anytime between November 9th-13th.   Donations will be collected at the end of each school day.  Thank-you for your help!

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: We are once again hosting a holiday gift shop, only this year it will be virtual. More info to come!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith (Delilah327@yahoo.com).

I-FIVES: Connie Gonzalez for organizing spirit wear and helping our PTA raise $357.   Thank-you Connie and to everyone who participated and bought Ivy spirit wear. Also I-Fives for to ALL of the room parents who helped make the Halloween parties a HUGE success!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, November 12th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.