Ivy Hill PTA

PTA HAPPENINGS– January 18 – January 24, 2019

LUNCHTIME READERS: Lunchtime readers starts next week! All books have been passed out to the students along with their week 1 reading assignment. 

FUN FAIR: Fun Fair is Friday, February 1st from 5:30-8:00 pm!  This event is run entirely by volunteers and WE NEED YOU!  Please donate either an hour of your time or donate one requested item.  Please sign up using this link:  Ivy Hill Fun Fair 2019 Volunteer Sign Up
Wristbands will be sold for $12 in advance. Paperwork to purchase the wristbands was sent home last week and are due Friday, January 25. Wristbands will be sold for $15 at the door.

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED: Log sheets are due to teachers Tuesday, January 22nd!!  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read (a parent signature required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2019 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for a discount).  Personalized day passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Feel free to turn in earlier than the due date.  Late entries cannot be accepted.  Click here for more information and the reading log is attached here.  You only need to print and return the completed Student Reading Log.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:  FUN FAIR WRISTBAND RAFFLE!  Submit a minimum of 10 Boxtops in a bag labeled with your child’s name & teacher prior to Friday, January 25, 2019 and be entered to win one Fun Fair Wristband! Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 30, 2019 and will be reimbursed if they have already purchased their wristbands. We will be selecting 1 name per grade for a total of 6 wristbands! Good luck!

5TH GRADE PARENTS: Thomas Middle School is hosting an opportunity for parents only to “Meet the Principals” on Tuesday, February 12th at 9:15am or February 13th at 7:00pm. The purpose of these meetings is to give the parents of incoming 6th-grade students an opportunity to meet with the Thomas Middle School Principals and learn more about Thomas Middle School.  There will be a question and answer session, as well as a tour of the building led by middle school students while classes are in session.

Also, be on the lookout for an email on Friday, January 18. You will receive an email with your child’s Powerschool login information which you will need to choose his/her Foreign Language choice for sixth grade. 

JUST MOVE IT CHALLENGE: Thank you to all of the students who submitted a t-shirt design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We have narrowed it down to the top favorites and now it is up to you to decide the winner! Click here to vote! Voting opens on Friday, January 11 and closes on Friday, January 25 at 11:59am.

Registration for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is now open! There a lot of exciting new changes this year, including CHIP TIMING! You don’t want to miss out!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, March 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– January 11 – January 17, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Fun Fair is coming soon to Ivy Hill on Friday, February 1 from 5:30-8pm. Wristbands will be sold for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Paperwork to purchase the wristbands were sent home this week. 

We are in need of many volunteers for this event. Please sign up using this link.

BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:  FUN FAIR WRISTBAND RAFFLE!  Submit a minimum of 10 Boxtops in a bag labeled with your child’s name & teacher prior to Friday, January 25, 2019 and be entered to win one Fun Fair Wristband! Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 30, 2019 and will be reimbursed if they have already purchased their wristbands. We will be selecting 1 name per grade for a total of 6 wristbands! Good luck!

JUST MOVE IT CHALLENGE: Thank you to all of the students who submitted a t-shirt design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We have narrowed it down to the top favorites and now it is up to you to decide the winner! Click here to vote! Voting opens on Friday, January 11 and closes on Friday, January 25 at 11:59am.

Registration for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is now open! There a lot of exciting new changes this year, including CHIP TIMING! You don’t want to miss out!

SAVE THE DATE: The next School Board Meeting is Thursday, January 17 @ 7:30pm at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, March 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– December 14 – December 21, 2018

LUNCHTIME READERS: Registration forms went home this week and are due Monday December 17th.  Parent volunteers are needed for the program! 

GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHCPTAs) together with its nine school Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) in School District 25 (SD25), uses donations and the money it raises each year to help college-bound local seniors pay for college-related costs. Scholarships are available to worthy students through an application and blind selection process. The amount of scholarships awarded each year depends solely on the amount received through donations and the support of our SD25 PTAs.  Donations are tax deductible! ACHPTAs is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Visit the AH Council of PTAs Webstore and donate:   https://sd25.revtrak.net/PTA/AH-Council-Of-PTAs/

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED:  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read (a parent signature required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2019 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for a discount).  Personalized day passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to teachers by Tuesday, January 22nd.  Feel free to turn in earlier than the due date.  Here is more Program Information and the Reading Log.  You only need to print and return the completed Student Reading Log.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton(nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

JUST MOVE IT CHALLENGE: The ABC/25 Foundation is excited to announce Get Burbed as naming sponsor for our annual 5K/1 Mile Challenge! The Just Move It Challenge will be renamed to ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge!  Get Burbed is a long time supporter of ABC/25 and is also owned by a District 25 family.  We are thrilled to partner with Get Burbed and look forward to announcing some race enhancements soon.  This year’s ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at South Middle School.  Save the date!

Planning for this year’s event is in full swing and now it’s time for District 25 students to help by getting their creative juices flowing.  It’s time for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge t-shirt and poster design contest! Click here for the official rules and entry form.  All entries are due by January 9, 2019.  We can’t wait to see your creative designs!

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Nominating committee needs your help to pick next year’s executive board.  We need 5 people to form this committee, as well as 2 alternates. The nominating committee will meet 2-3 times to go over the nominations and decide on the best candidate for each position. If you are interested please email Suzanne (svkrause@hotmail.com) and Caroleen (svkrause@hotmail.com) so that they can form a committee.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, January 8 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We hope you have a wonderful winter break. This is the last PTA Happenings of 2018. See you in 2019!

PTA HAPPENINGS – December 7 – December 13, 2018

GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHCPTAs) together with its nine school Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) in School District 25 (SD25), uses donations and the money it raises each year to help college-bound local seniors pay for college-related costs. Scholarships are available to worthy students through an application and blind selection process. The amount of scholarships awarded each year depends solely on the amount received through donations and the support of our SD25 PTAs.  Donations are tax deductible! ACHPTAs is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Visit the AH Council of PTAs Webstore and donate:   https://sd25.revtrak.net/PTA/AH-Council-Of-PTAs/

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Nominating committee needs your help to pick next year’s executive board.  We need 5 people to form this committee, as well as 2 alternates. The nominating committee will meet 2-3 times to go over the nominations and decide on the best candidate for each position. If you are interested please email Suzanne (svkrause@hotmail.com) and Caroleen (svkrause@hotmail.com) so that they can form a committee.

JUST MOVE IT CHALLENGE: The ABC/25 Foundation is excited to announce Get Burbed as naming sponsor for our annual 5K/1 Mile Challenge! The Just Move It Challenge will be renamed to ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge!  Get Burbed is a long time supporter of ABC/25 and is also owned by a District 25 family.  We are thrilled to partner with Get Burbed and look forward to announcing some race enhancements soon.  This year’s ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at South Middle School.  Save the date!

Planning for this year’s event is in full swing and now it’s time for District 25 students to help by getting their creative juices flowing.  It’s time for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge t-shirt and poster design contest! Click here for the official rules and entry form.  All entries are due by January 9, 2019.  We can’t wait to see your creative designs!

 

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED:  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read (a parent signature required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2019 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for a discount).  Personalized day passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to teachers by Tuesday, January 22nd.  Feel free to turn in earlier than the due date.  Here is more Program Information and the Reading Log.  You only need to print and return the completed Student Reading Log.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

I-FIVES go to: The Holiday Gift Shop committee for organizing such a great event and all of the volunteers who made it possible! Students loved buying gifts for family and friends.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, January 8 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

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PTA Happenings – November 30 – December 6, 2018

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Join us for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area. We still need volunteers to help with set up and the actual event. Click here to see what is needed and sign up if you can help. Thank you!

GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHCPTAs) together with its nine school Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) in School District 25 (SD25), uses donations and the money it raises each year to help college-bound local seniors pay for college-related costs. Scholarships are available to worthy students through an application and blind selection process. The amount of scholarships awarded each year depends solely on the amount received through donations and the support of our SD25 PTAs.  Donations are tax deductible! ACHPTAs is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Visit the AH Council of PTAs Webstore and donate:   https://sd25.revtrak.net/PTA/AH-Council-Of-PTAs/

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Nominating committee needs your help to pick next year’s executive board.  We need 5 people to form this committee, as well as 2 alternates. The nominating committee will meet 2-3 times to go over the nominations and decide on the best candidate for each position. If you are interested please email Suzanne (svkrause@hotmail.com) and Caroleen (svkrause@hotmail.com) so that they can form a committee.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, January 8 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

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

PTA Happenings – November 16 – November 29, 2018

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Join us for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area. We are looking for students and/or adults to sell their crafts/home made items during the event.  If you or anyone you know have a craft to sell please fill out this Vendor Request Form ASAP. Tables can be purchased for $10/student and $25/adult. Please contact Joelle Vena (jdmama08@gmail.comwith any questions.

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Nominating committee needs your help to pick next year’s executive board.  We need 5 people to form this committee, as well as 2 alternates. The nominating committee will meet 2-3 times to go over the nominations and decide on the best candidate for each position. If you are interested please email Suzanne (svkrause@hotmail.com) and Caroleen (svkrause@hotmail.com) so that they can form a committee.

 

I-FIVES go to: Everyone who donated items for our Coat, Hat, and Mittens Drive!

 

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, January 8 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

 
DUE TO THANKSGIVING BREAK, THERE WON’T BE A PTA HAPPENINGS FOR NOVEMBER 23-29.

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PTA Happenings – November 9 – November 15, 2018

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Please save the date for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area. We are looking for students and/or adults to sell their crafts/home made items during the event.  If you or anyone you know have a craft to sell please fill out this Vendor Request Form ASAP. Tables can be purchased for $10/student and $25/adult. Please contact Joelle Vena (jdmama08@gmail.comwith any questions.

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Nominating committee needs your help to pick next year’s executive board.  We need 5 people to form this committee, as well as 2 alternates. The nominating committee will meet 2-3 times to go over the nominations and decide on the best candidate for each position. If you are interested please email Suzanne (svkrause@hotmail.com) and Caroleen (svkrause@hotmail.com) so that they can form a committee.

 

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER:Thank you to all of the families that have donated to the stress free fundraiser this year! We are still collecting money and would appreciate your contribution.

 

I-FIVES go to: Kari Rosczyk, Debbie Johnson, and Betsy Geiger for organizing and running a fabulous 3rd-5th grade movie night! Special thanks to all of the parents who also volunteered at movie night.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, January 8 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

 

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

PTA Happenings – November 2 – November 8, 2018

COAT, HAT & MITTEN DRIVE: The Ivy Hill PTA annual Coat, Hat & Mitten Drive is next week, November 5-9. Help us provide some warmth to those in need this winter by donating your gently used hats, mittens and coats. Stop by the Ivy Hill Commons to drop off adult- or child-sized gently worn coats, hats and mittens. Did you know that nearly 15% of Americans are living in poverty and struggling to provide warm coats for themselves and their families? Everything collected will be donated locally to our neighbors in need. Help spread the warmth!!!

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Please save the date for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area. We are looking for students and/or adults to sell their crafts/home made items during the event.  If you or anyone you know have a craft to sell please fill out this Vendor Request Form. Tables can be purchased for $10/student and $25/adult. Please contact Joelle Vena at jdmama08@gmail.com with any questions.

 

I-FIVES go to: All of the room parents for so many great Halloween classroom parties!

 

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, November 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

 

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PTA Happenings – October 26 – November 1, 2018

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Please save the date for this year’s Holiday Gift Shop on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00-11:30 AM at Ivy Hill School in the Commons Area. We are looking for students and/or adults to sell their crafts/home made items during the event.  If you or anyone you know have a craft to sell please fill out this Vendor Request Form. Tables can be purchased for $10/student and $25/adult. Please contact Joelle Vena at jdmama08@gmail.com with any questions.

 

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE: The Ivy Hill PTA annual Coat, Hat & Mitten Drive is around the corner. Did you know that nearly 15% of Americans are living in poverty and struggling to provide warm coats for themselves and their families? Help us provide some warmth to those in need this winter by donating your gently used hats, mittens and coats. During the week of November 5-9, stop by the Ivy Hill Commons to drop off adult- or child-sized gently worn coats, hats and mittens.  Everything collected will be donated locally to our neighbors in need. Help spread the warmth!!!

 

SPIRIT WEAR: The Ivy Hill Spirit Wear store is OPEN for orders!  Orders are due 10/30 and will arrive at Ivy Hill the week of Nov. 12th.  All orders are completed online. Click here to order: https://ivyhill2018.itemorder.com/sale   
Samples will be in the Commons by the end of the week.

 

3rd-5th GRADE MOVIE NIGHT:  3rd – 5th Grade Movie Night permissions slips are due this Monday, October 29th.  Movie Night is Friday, November 2nd at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $5 in advance and the students will be watching Despicable Me 3.  If you’re interested in volunteering for this event and haven’t already signed up, please reach out to Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com)

 

REFLECTIONS: There’s still time to participate! 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, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Look for a flyer with additional information coming home in your child’s backpack. The Student Entry Form and Rules can be found on the Ivy Hill PTA website here, https://ivyhillpta.org/2018/09/26/reflections-2018/. Projects will be due Monday, October 29.

 

I-FIVES go to: The Hospitality Committee for providing dinner for our teachers during parent teacher conferences and to Denise Wagner for organizing our Fire Prevention Event and Red Ribbon Week!

 

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, November 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

 

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PTA HAPPENINGS – October 19 – 25, 2018

RED RIBBON WEEK: Check out this flyer for what you can wear every day from October 22 – 26 to support Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually across the country.

 

SPIRIT WEAR: The Ivy Hill Spirit Wear store is OPEN for orders!  Orders are due 10/30 and will arrive at Ivy Hill the week of Nov. 12th.  All orders are completed online. Click here to order: https://ivyhill2018.itemorder.com/sale
Samples will be in the Commons by the end of the week.

 

REFLECTIONS: There’s still time to participate. 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, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Look for a flyer with additional information coming home in your child’s backpack. The Student Entry Form and Rules can be found on the Ivy Hill PTA website here, https://ivyhillpta.org/2018/09/26/reflections-2018/. Projects will be due Monday, October 29.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, November 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

 

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