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Friday Packet – 2014 Nov. 7- 13


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 The Family and Community Involvement Committee will be organizing a charity drive in November for JOURNEYS: The Road Home, from November 17 – November 21.  JOURNEYS provides shelter and services to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County. The goals of the Emergency Shelter Program is to provide hospitality, food and overnight shelter to the homeless between October 1 and April 30, seven days a week.  The sites are staffed entirely by volunteers with an average of 75 guests staying at the sites each night.
The committee is requesting the following new or like-new items in any size: gloves, hats, scarves, socks (new only), coats or winter boots.  Please leave your donations in the designated boxes found in the Commons area.  If you have any questions, please contact Linda Boehm (linda_swalla@yahoo.com) or Sharon Bank (sharonlbank@yahoo.com).  Thank you for your support!

ABC/25 NEWS!  Our goal has been met!  Just over 25% of our families joined the ABC/25 Scholarship & Grant Foundation, earning our school $2500!  Thank you to all who joined.  Your contributions will make a big impact on our school.  Be sure to look for news about how this award will be used at Ivy Hill!
Yankee Candle orders are in and will arrive within the next two weeks, just in time for the holidays!  You will be notified of pick-up times after their arrival.

Holiday Gift Shop Committee is looking for wrapping paper donations.  Do you have any plain or holiday rolls that you wouldn’t mind donating? Free gift-wrapping service has always been a favorite perk at this event. Our supplies are quite low this year.  If you are interested in donating, there will be a labeled drop-off box in the commons.  Thank you so much! Any questions? Please contact Emily Morrison at emmorrison@sbcglobal.net

file   Metra is having a Poster and Essay Contest for grades K-12 regarding train safety.  Prizes are an iPad, $250, and $100. For more information go to:  www.metracontest.com

Market Day:  Reminder you may order online until Monday, Nov 10th.  Pick up date is Thursday, Nov 13th.  November is pie month – the more you buy the more our school earns!  FREE dessert pedestal with $90 online purchase* Promo Code: NOVBONUS

WE NEED YOU: to help pick the next PTA Executive Board. We will need three current Lead Committee Chair Members and three members who are not currently Lead Committee Chairs. If you are interested please contact PTA Co-Presidents Denise Schreiner (deniseschreiner@sbcglobal.net) or Kara Janus (KMACKJAN@aol.com)

SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:  November 20th & December 18th 7:30 @ Mary-Olive Stint Elementary School

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IFives got to:
YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Nikki Wolverton for helping with Picture Retake Day.

Everyone who attended the November PTA meeting. There will not be a meeting in December. The next meeting will be held on January 6, 2015.

 District/Community Happenings: Damine Kabuki November 22nd 1:00 pm @ Niles North High School. Posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25