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Friday Packet – 2014 October 17 – 23


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SENATE BILL 16 IMPACT PUBLIC FORUM:  Tuesday, Oct. 21 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Metropolis Performing arts Center.  Click the link for more detailed information 10.14.2014 Murphy Flyer UPDATED

SPIRIT WEAR:  Thank you to all families who ordered spirit wear.  The orders were sent home on Thursday, October 16h.
Please note, there were a few items that are on back-order and will arrive later, your child received a note specifying which items; we will notify you when the items are received.

EVERYBODY COUNTS Week is next week!   Parent volunteers lead the students through activities to experience what it is like to live with a disability.  This is a great way to spend time working with the kids in your child’s classroom.  We still need parent volunteers for the following classes:
K (PM)  Tazioli/Zingg/Stemler – F 10/24, 1:30-3:30
Gr. 1     Barbanente – Th 10/23, 11:15-12:15
Gr. 4     Born/Lee – Th 10/23, 9:15-11:15
A script will be provided and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.  Please contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) to be added to our volunteer list.  Also, a permission slip for 5th grade students went out in backpack mail for the after school special on Friday, 10/24.  Please click Here to print out a copy if you didn’t receive it – these are due back by Wed., 10/22.  Thanks!
*UPDATE: Thank you for sending in your empty milk jugs for Everybody Counts!  Our 2nd graders learning about hearing impairments appreciate your contributions.  At this time, we have received enough for our classroom needs next week.  Please do not send any more milk containers to school.

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM – You still have time to create a Reflection project!   ” The World Would Be A Better Place If…”, can be demonstrated through a variety of artistic mediums.  For more detailed information, please see the Reflections handbook located in our school office, visit http://www.ilpta-d37.org/reflections.html or contact Lori Ann Oyen at jagtoyen@aol.com / 847-255-1195.  All projects are due by Fri. Oct. 24th- 4pm.  Please drop them off at the school’s front office with completed entry form.  *Please note DO NOT include student’s name on the front of their project, only on the entry form and on the back side of project.

 BOX TOPS:  A big Box Top deadline is approaching!  Our first big submission to Box Tops for Education is at the end of this moth.  Take a look around the house and see what you can find!  If you get Box Tops and Labels in by October 30th, your family will be entered in a raffle to win one of two Dairy Queen ice cream cakes! Good luck!

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP : Sat. Dec. 6th, 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Do you have a hobby or home business?  Come and sell your products at our popular Holiday Gift shop!  Kids and adults love to shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at our seller tables. If you are interested in reserving a table or know someone who would love to show off their crafts or products, please spread the word.
Hey kids! Do you make some amazing gifts that your friends and family love?  Have you ever thought about giving a small business a try?! This year, Holiday Gift Shop is going to have a new area for gifts made just by kids!  A small fee will get you (and a parent helper) a spot at our “Kid Crafted” table, where you can sell your crafts to the Holiday Gift Shop visitors. Only 10 spots are available for our special kid crafters, so don’t delay.  The first ten students to complete their registration will be allowed this cool opportunity.  E-mail Kelly Nix for details, kelly.nix630@gmail.com  and start building up an inventory!

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you have great photos of school events we’d like to see 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.
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: 401853939
• 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”.
It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Check out our new Website: IvyhillPta.org
Also find us on Facebook : Ivy Hill Elementary PTA

I Fives go to:

Diane Liigsoo, Colleen Wytmar, Jennifer Sadowski and Carol Lee for all their hard work preparing for Everybody Counts Week!

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25