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PTA Happenings : Nov. 14 – 20, 2014

As a reminder, next week is the “Hat & Mitten Drive” for JOURNEYS: The Road Home.  We encourage 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. JOURNEYS provides shelter and services to those who are homeless in suburban Cook County.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Boehm (linda_swalla@yahoo.com) or Sharon Bank (sharonlbank@yahoo.com).

Yankee Candle orders are in!  Order pick-up will be on Monday, November 17 from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Commons.  Please make every effort to pick up your order during this time.  Thank you for your orders!

CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE : will present Tim Hannig’s Pro-Kids Show for students on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 9:30am & 10:30am. Hannig’s Show is a fast-paced, entertaining one-man show with custom music, amazing illusions, hilarious comedy, ventriloquism, drama, and audience involvement. For more info go to pkshow.com

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOK PHOTOS of AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER EVENTS!!
The Yearbook committee is closing out the photo collection for early fall events as we prepare to layout the yearbook. If you have photos of the following, please submit them to the Yearbook website by next Friday, November 21:
Ice Cream Social/Meet & Greet, First Day of School, Flagpole Sing. Fire Safety Simulator, Walking School Bus
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! The last day to submit photos of these events is 11/21/2014.
Thanks to all who have already submitted your photos!

MANNA GIFT CARDS are here — just in time for the holidays!  Stock up on gifts for family, friends, teachers for easy holiday shopping!  A hard copy of a letter with more information and an order form were sent home in backpack mail today. Here are links to the Letter  and the Order Form . Orders are due no later than Friday, December 5th.  This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Ivy Hill PTA — all proceeds are used by the PTA to benefit the students of Ivy Hill.  Happy Shopping!  Any questions, please contact Carla Kim, cmk17@sbcgobal.net or Lynn Feder, lynnfeder@hotmail.com.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP will be here before you know it! Saturday, December 6th from 9:00-11:30 families are invited to visit the school and purchase fabulous low-cost items. We are also welcoming crafters and vendors who will offer something unique for everyone.   Children can find gifts for everyone in the family and leave with them gift wrapped. Donuts and Coffee can be purchased and hot cocoa is always complimentary. Be sure not to miss this very special IH tradition. If you are interested in volunteering for the Holiday Gift Shop, contact Emily Morrison emmorrison@sbcglobal.net or check out our volunteer sign up page at  www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F49ACAB22A31-20141
Holiday Gift Shop Committee is still in need of wrapping paper donations.  Free gift-wrapping service has always been a favorite perk at this event.  If you are able to donate, there will be a labeled drop-off box in the commons.

BOX TOPS: On November first, we submitted $1010.00 worth of Box Tops!  Thank you so much to the families and staff members who contributed.   Hopefully we can keep this pace up and continue to break records!  Our next raffle winners will be drawn on November 20th.  The lucky winners will receive Family Video movie night gift packs.  Congratulations to the Gonc and Nix families for winning the DQ ice cream cakes!

IFives got to:
REFLECTIONS: Thank you to all the Ivy Hill students who participated in the 2014-2015 Reflections Arts Program.  We wish you luck in advancing to the next level of this program. Thank you again Lori Ann Oyen for all her hard work with this committee!

GARDEN COMMITTEE: would like to thank Brendan Smith, Michelle Derochowski and her father and Tiger Scouts Den 468 families for coming out on Saturday to complete the Fall Clean up. Thank you also to Michelle Derochowski and Jen Talley for heading up this committee!

District/Community Happenings: Damine Kabuki November 22nd 1:00 pm @ Niles North High School. Click HERE  for more information. Or go to District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

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