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PTA HAPPENINGS: Dec. 11-17, 2015

LUNCH TIME READERS: It’s the perfect time for your 3rd, 4th or 5th graders to start thinking about getting involved in Lunchtime Readers!  It will begin the week of January 25, 2016.  Your student should have brought home a form.  Fill it out and choose a book with your son or daughter.  Once all the forms are in, groups will be put together and assigned to a parent volunteer (let us know if YOU would like to volunteer to lead a group!).  Click on Lunchtime Readers Book Choices to see which books have been chosen, along with links describing the books and their lexile levels (you can get this info from your child’s teacher).  For more information on this wonderful program, contact Soumya Subash (subashsoumya@gmail.com) or Praveena Nishal (praveena.aradhya@gmail.com).

The Environmental Awareness Committee: We will be holding two drives in December/early January. One is our annual recycling of holiday lights drive. If you have any old and/or non-working holiday lights, please drop them off in the designated boxes in the Commons area starting December 1st. Secondly, we are having a used board games drive. We are requesting any gently used board games with all pieces included. These board games will be given to our teachers that are in need of some new board games, especially for indoor recess. Please leave these donations in the marked box in the Commons area, too. Both drives will be taking place December 1st –January 8th. Also, note that we will be holding a book drive, used shoe drive and marker drive in the spring. If you do a “fall/winter” cleaning over the Thanksgiving or Holiday break, please be sure to hang on to these items for our collections in April. Questions? Please contact Michelle Derochowski (michelledycus@gmail.com) or Angela Zulaski (Ajz95331@yahoo.com)

Video/Music Production Committee: The PTA is proud to sponsor the First grade show on Dec. 17, 2015!

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Please be sure to upload your pictures for the YEARBOOK! Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591.

I FIVES go to:
ABC25 Committee: Caroleen Guiwargis for helping Ivy Hill in earning the   Foundation Membership Incentive Grant for $2,500.  Thank you to all the families and staff members for joining ABC25!

The Holiday Gift Shop committee:  Caroleen Guiwargis  Kelly Nix and Sherri Kontos and all the volunteers who worked so hard to put this event on! Thank you also to all our vendors and the families who came to shop!

NEXT PTA MEETING: Jan 6, 2016 @ 7:00 * No Meeting in December*

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Dec.17th @ 7:30 at Thomas Middle School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

Lunchtime Readers Book Choices

It’s the perfect time for your 3rd, 4th or 5th graders to start thinking about getting involved in Lunchtime Readers!  It will begin the week of January 25, 2016.  Look for a form to be coming home soon with your child.  Fill it out and choose a book with your son or daughter.  Once all the forms are in, groups will be put together and assigned to a parent volunteer (let us know if YOU would like to volunteer to lead a group!).  Click on Lunchtime Readers Book Choices to see which books have been chosen, along with links describing the books and their lexile levels (you can get this info from your child’s teacher).  For more information on this wonderful program, contact Soumya Subash (subashsoumya@gmail.com) or Praveena Nishal (praveena.aradhya@gmail.com).

PTA Happenings: Nov. 20-26, 2015

LUNCH TIME READERS: Will be starting in JANUARY! This PTA Sponsored program is for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Once a week, for 6 weeks, parent volunteers will lead a book discussion group to be held during the ½-hour lunchtime recess period. The groups are formed based on the students’ book choices. A display of this year’s book choices can be found in the Ivy Hill LMC, for your child to preview. Coming soon, you will be able to look online for more information about the book choices. We want Lunchtime Readers to be FUN, not a chore!! All reading is done at home.
There will be a “wrap-up” celebration for all participants at the conclusion of the program. Last year, we had close to 200 students participate in Lunchtime Readers! Encourage your child to join in the fun! More details will come in the following weeks.

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE: JMI! Challenge is having a T-shirt and Poster Design Contest. Entry forms are due by 12/04/2015.. Each entry must be original artwork and must include “ 5th Annual Just Move It! Challenge and race date of April 16, 2016”. For more details look for the entry forms and guidelines in backpack mail or online at http://jmichallenge.org/2015/01/19/about-just-move-it-challenge

ABC25: We only need a few more families to join for Ivy Hill to receive a $2500 grant!! ABC25 Foundation is the fund raising partner of Arlington Heights School District 25. They work with all district schools to provide grants that enable the schools to utilize cutting edge teaching tools in the education of our students. We are so close to our goal, please join today ABC25 Membership we do not want our students and teachers miss out on this $2500 grant! The deadline to join is December 1st!

THE GARDEN COMMITTEE: Thank you to the following families for helping with the fall cleanup of the Ivy Hill gardens this past weekend: Capito, Derochowski, Nason, Rao, Vena, and Zulaski. The garden looks great and we were able to donate lots of ripe tomatoes and peppers to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.

The Environmental Awareness Committee: We will be holding two drives in December/early January. One is our annual recycling of holiday lights drive. If you have any old and/or non-working holiday lights, please drop them off in the designated boxes in the Commons area starting December 1st. Secondly, we are having a used board games drive. We are requesting any gently used board games with all pieces included. These board games will be given to our teachers that are in need of some new board games, especially for indoor recess. Please leave these donations in the marked box in the Commons area, too. Both drives will be taking place December 1st –January 8th. Also, note that we will be holding a book drive, used shoe drive and marker drive in the spring. If you do a “fall/winter” cleaning over the Thanksgiving or Holiday break, please be sure to hang on to these items for our collections in April. Questions? Please contact Michelle Derochowski (michelledycus@gmail.com) or Angela Zulaski (Ajz95331@yahoo.com)

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Please be sure to upload your pictures for the YEARBOOK! Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591. *Room Reps, please follow up with your photographers to make sure they upload your Halloween photos. Same for 4th Grade Show and Everybody Counts!

I FIVES go to:
Garden Committee: Lisa Nason and Michelle Derochowski for organizing the fall cleanup and the donations to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry!

NEXT PTA MEETING: Jan 6, 2016 @ 7:00 * No Meeting in December*

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Dec.17th @ 7:30 at Thomas Middle School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

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Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 23th & 24th

PTA Happenings: Nov. 13 -19, 2015

FUNDRAISING:  You can still participate in our Century Resources Fundraiser!!  Online orders can be placed all school year.  In fact, perishable items which couldn’t be ordered before October 1st are now available online and there are many items which are perfect for the holidays, so check out the additional items which are now available for online order!  You can visit Century Resources at:   http://www.helpourgroup.com/shop/index.aspx and use code 46740.  Thank you for your participation!

EVERYBODY COUNTS! Was held the week of November 9th-13th. Throughout the week, kids of  each grade participated in activities, with the help of parent volunteers, to learn more about different types of disabilities. The Committee would like to thank Jenny Hill, Rachna Kakrania, Laura Fritzsche, Manjula, Linda Boehm, Nikki Wolverton, Nina Losch, Dina Mcbride, Louann Benbow, Supriya Deshmukh, Stephanie Lazzari, Nicole Campbell, Praveena Aradhya, Indumathi Sankaresan, Suzanne Krause, Sravanthi Challa, Yamini Suginathan, Lucy Block, Jolanta Szymansha, Nicole Culp, Emily Morrison, Kara Janus, Shraddha Agarwal, Shruthi Mahishi, Judy Newman, Amy Walters, Aga Shomali, Laurie Illie, Jen Baumeister, Tricia Spitz, Katie Rausch, Denveer Evola, Kristina Dreyer, Rachana Murthy, Magdalena McMeekin, Kathy Thompson and Laura Vavalle for taking time out and volunteering in the class. Special thanks to all teachers and office staff for their assistance.

BOX TOPS/LABELS: The Winners for the 11/10/15 Shoparoo and Box Top/Labels for Education Raffles are:
Shoparoo:  Joelle Vena, Mom of John in Ms. Montrie’s 2nd Grade Class- “GIFT FOR MOM” – Starbucks stainless steel tumbler and bag of Starbucks coffee. Chandrasekar Sankaran, Dad of Sahaana in Ms. Mekky’s 5th Grade Class and Sandhya in Ms. Bedingfield’s 1st grade  Class- “GIFT FOR DAD” – Limited edition Starbucks glass water bottle, bag of Starbucks coffee and a sample pack of Starbucks instant coffee.

Shoparoo – Poster of choice Renna Johnson (3rd Grade),  Evan Davis (5th Grade),  Nischal Aradhya (4th Grade), Natalie Michael  (1st Grade),  Sebastian Bolanos– (1st Grade),  Chris Engel – Friend or Relative of Ivy Hill Family ( Please contact us for your prize).

Box Tops/Labels for Education –Poster of choice Henry Gibbs (1st Grade), Tommy Losch (1st Grade), Boehm family – Hanna (3rd Grade), Sean (5th grade) and Jake (1st grade ). Ryan Stefani (4th Grade), Amelia Lazzari (Kindergarten), Amanda Merret (4th Grade), Emmett Nix (2nd Grade), Emma Witt (5th Grade) , Jakob Cabrera (1st Grade), Danny Obuchowski (5th Grade). Please keep scanning in your receipts for Shoparoo and turning in your Box Tops/Labels for Education for the next Raffle!

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Please be sure to upload your Halloween Parade & class party pictures  for the YEARBOOK! • Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login.   If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591.  *Room Reps, please follow up with your photographers to make sure they upload your photos.
Same for 4th Grade Show and Everybody Counts!

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP:  Calling ALL crafters!  We are looking for Adults & Kids to sell their creations/crafts at our annual Holiday Gift Shop coming up on Saturday, December 5th.  Adult tables are $25 and Kid tables are $10. (kids Must have an adult to assist them).  Please contact Kelly Nix kelly.nix630@gmail.com for the Vendor Agreement Form.

I FIVES go to:
Spirit Wear Committee: Shannon Wold, Jocelyn Fredell and Julia Zubchonak for picking out such great items for students, families and staff members and for coordinating the sale

Everybody Counts Committee: Soumya Subash, Krupa Gawade, Diane Liigsoo, Colleen Wytmar and  Christen Lapani for all their hard work in making Everybody Counts a success again this year.

Box Tops/Labels Committee: Rekha Muruvinakombe, Renee Bennet-Smith, Krupa Gawade and Julie Ratzki  for all their hard work and creativity in making Box Tops, Labels and Shooparoo fun and profitable.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Jan 6, 2016 @ 7:00  *No Meeting in December*

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Nov.19th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School

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

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS DISTRICT PTA NEWS: Please like/follow “AHC PTA” on Facebook for district-wide PTA news, events and PTA updates.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings: Nov. 4 – 10, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP:  Calling ALL crafters!  We are looking for Adults & Kids to sell their creations/crafts at our annual Holiday Gift Shop coming up on Saturday, December 5th.  Adult tables are $25 and Kid tables are $10. (kids Must have an adult to assist them).  Please contact Kelly Nix kelly.nix630@gmail.com for the Vendor Agreement Form.

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Please be sure to upload your Halloween Parade & class party pictures  for the YEARBOOK! • Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login.   If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591.  *Room Reps, please follow up with your photographers to make sure they upload your photos.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Nov 10th @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Nov.19th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS DISTRICT PTA NEWS: Please like/follow “AHC PTA” on Facebook for district-wide PTA news, events and PTA updates.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA HAPPENINGS: Oct. 30th – Nov. 3rd, 2015

IVY HILL SPIRIT WEAR COMMITTEE: Today is the FINAL DAY to order Ivy Hill Spirit Wear!  Check out our online store at AmericanOutfittersLTD.com.  Great designs, colors, and prices!  Orders will be ready for pickup at Parent-Teacher Conferences mid-November—You can order something as a surprise Holiday gift without your child seeing it.  Online orders only.

EVERYBODY COUNTS! COMMITTEE: Everybody Counts! will run the week of November 9th-13th. Thanks to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer!  The volunteer informational meeting will take place on Monday, November 2, at 9:00 am in the Commons.  This will give you a chance to meet with other volunteers and to review the materials in advance.  HOWEVER, we could still use some more people!  Each volunteer will work either a complete morning session (9:15-12:15) or afternoon session (1:30-3:30). Please go to http://goo.gl/forms/GJqH5KC6k6 to volunteer now. For questions, please contact Soumya Subash (subashsoumya@gmail.com) or Colleen Wytmar (colleen@wytmar.com).

BOXTOPS/LABELS COMMITTEE: Did you know? 1. We need the full barcode when turning in Labels for Education!  ( We have been receiving some lately without the barcode and we are not able to turn them in for credit).  2. We need you to write your child’s full name and grade on your baggie when turning in Box Tops and Labels for Education (we won’t know who to award for raffles unless you give us your name).   3. That Shoparoo is a new app that Ivy Hill is promoting!   (You can earn raffle tickets for Shoparoo too). 4.  Box Tops, Labels for Education and Shoparoo pays for many indoor and outdoor items for recess!   (Box Tops and Education Labels earnings has been used to purchase mini ipads, playground balls, music DVDS and more).

PTA SPONSORED 4th GRADE SHOW: Congratulations to the 4th grade class for an excellent show! Parents, please be sure to upload your photos for the YEARBOOK! • Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login.   If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591.

I FIVES go to:
Reflections committee –Claudine Mele for organizing this wonderful program!
Fundraising Co 3rd-VP’s- Emily Morrison and Suzanne Krause for coming up with great ideas to raise money for the PTA!
Movie Night committee – Amy Hoffman and Caroleen Guiwargis for a wonderful night for the 3rd- 5th Graders!
Directory Committee- Jessica Palano thank you for all your hard work getting the directory together!

NEXT PTA MEETING: Nov 10th @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Nov.19th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School

Don’t forget to LIKE Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS DISTRICT PTA NEWS: Please like/follow “AHC PTA” on Facebook for district-wide PTA news, events and PTA updates.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA HAPPENINGS: October 24-29, 2015

IVY HILL SPIRIT WEAR COMMITTEE: Only one more week to order your Ivy Hill Spirit Wear! Check out our online store at AmericanOutfittersLTD.com. Great designs, colors, and prices! Orders will be here for pickup at Parent-Teacher Conferences mid-November—You can order something as a surprise Holiday gift without your child seeing it. Online orders only.

EVERYBODY COUNTS!: will run the week of November 9th-13th.  Throughout the week, each grade will participate in activities with the help of parent volunteers to learn more about children with different types of disabilities.  We are looking for additional volunteers.  Each volunteer will work either a complete morning session (9:15 – 12:15) or a complete afternoon session (1:30-3:30). To volunteer please visit our online signup at http://goo.gl/forms/GJqH5KC6k6. For questions, please contact Soumya Subash subashsoumya@gmail.com

LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER (LMC) COMMITTEE: Is still in need of volunteers. You can sign up to work during your child’s time in the LMC. For more information or to volunteer, contact Rekha Muruvinakombe (resrini@yahoo.com)

ABC25 COMMITTEE: We only need 25 more families to join for Ivy Hill to receive a $2500 grant!! ABC25 Foundation is the fund raising partner of Arlington Heights School District 25. They work with all district schools to provide grants that enable the schools to utilize cutting edge teaching tools in the education of our students. We are so close to our goal, please join today ABC25 Membership we do not want our students and teachers miss out on this $2500 grant!
BOX TOPS/LABELS COMMITTEE: Raffles – are you entered? We will be drawing 10 lucky winners to receive their choice of a cute poster. Please remember to turn in your Box Tops no later than Oct. 30th!

A Shoparoo raffle will also be held at the next PTA meeting on Nov. 10th. For every 100 Shoparoo points, a raffle ticket in your name will be automatically entered into the drawing. The more points – the more raffle tickets! The 1st lucky Winner, will receive a Stainless Steel Starbucks Tumbler and a 1 lb. bag of Starbucks Dark Roast coffee. The 2nd Winner will receive a Starbucks Chicago limited edition glass water bottle, 1 lb. bag Starbucks light blend and a 12 pack of Starbucks instant coffee. In addition the 5 Top Shoparoo board leaders will also win a poster. (Attendance is not required to win).

FUNDRAISING: Thank You to everyone who participated in our sweet Century Resources Fall Fundraiser!  Thanks to your efforts, we raised $1,300 for Ivy Hill PTA sponsored events and activities from this fundraiser alone.  Your support is what makes our PTA great!

Remember, if you loved an item and need more, or you are curious about trying something new, our online store will be open all school year.  More items are available online than what was offered in the catalogs.  You can visit Century Resources at: http://www.helpourgroup.com/shop/index.aspx and use code 46740.  Again, thank you for helping to make Ivy Hill the great place it is!

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS DISTRCIT PTA NEWS: Please like/follow “AHC PTA” on Facebook for district-wide PTA news, events and PTA updates.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Nov 10th @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Nov.19th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School
Don’t forget to Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!
Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA HAPPENINGS OCTOBER 16 -23, 2015

IVY HILL SPIRIT WEAR COMMITTEE: sale begins today and continues through Friday, October 30th.  Check out our online store at AmericanOutfittersLTD.com. Great designs, colors, and prices!  Orders will be here for pickup at Parent-Teacher Conferences mid-November—You can order something as a surprise Holiday gift without your child seeing it. Online orders only.  Flyer coming home today in backpack mail.

EVERYBODY COUNTS!: will run the week of November 9th-13th.  Throughout the week, each grade will participate in activities with the help of parent volunteers to learn more about children with different types of disabilities.  We are looking for additional volunteers.  Each volunteer will work either a complete morning session (9:15 – 12:15) or a complete afternoon session (1:30-3:30). To volunteer please visit our online signup at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NLJ9fSRbD2aJY-tK9TC8KnyI-kJgVe0mCMajzXbgBXo/viewform?c=0&w=1. For questions, please contact Soumya Subash subashsoumya@gmail.com or Krupa Gawade krupagawade@yahoo.com.

ABC25 COMMITTEE: ABC25 Foundation is the fund raising partner of Arlington Heights School District 25. They work with all district schools to provide grants that enable the schools to utilize cutting edge teaching tools in the education of our students.

In order for IVY Hill to receive a $2500 grant we need 25% of our families to join the ABC25 Foundation.  We are at 20% (thank you to the 87 families who have already joined!). We are so close to our goal, please join today ABC25 Membership we do not want our students and teachers miss out on this $2500 grant!

BOX TOPS/LABELS COMMITTEE: Raffles – are you entered? We will be drawing 10 lucky winners to receive their choice of a cute poster. Please remember to turn in your Box Tops no later than Oct. 30th!

A Shoparoo raffle will also be held at the next PTA meeting on Nov. 10th. For every 100 Shoparoo points, a raffle ticket in your name will be automatically entered into the drawing. The more points – the more raffle tickets! The 1st lucky Winner, will receive a Stainless Steel Starbucks Tumbler and a 1 lb. bag of Starbucks Dark Roast coffee. The 2nd Winner will receive a Starbucks Chicago limited edition glass water bottle, 1 lb. bag Starbucks light blend and a 12 pack of Starbucks instant coffee. In addition the 5 Top Shoparoo board leaders will also win a poster. (Attendance is not required to win).

FUNDRAISING: Thank you so much to the families who have participated in our PTA fall fundraising!  We are very happy to announce that participation in the Stress Free Fundraiser has helped us cover our losses from the cancellation of Market Day this year!   If you haven’t participated in the Stress Free Fundraiser, it is not too late. We are still accepting contributions!  If you lost the sheet, no worries!  Extra flyers are available in the PTA nook just inside the front door at school.  Is it too stressful to try to get another flyer from the school?!?  You can just send in a check or cash through backpack mail without the flyer.  Be sure to write PTA fundraiser, your child’s name, and their teacher on the envelope.  And don’t forget, this year in addition to your monetary donation, we are also asking parents to donate 3 hours of your time as a volunteer for one of our many fantastic PTA activities!  Thank you to everyone for giving 3 and $30!  If you have any questions, contact Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Emily Morrison at emmorrison@sbcglobal.net.

REMINDERS:  Movie Night for 3rd – 5th grades is tonight (Friday Oct. 16th)
Reflections Projects are due on Oct. 23rd

NEXT PTA MEETING: Nov 10th @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Nov.19th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School

Don’t forget to  Ilike-facebookvy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA HAPPENINGS Oct. 9-15, 2015

MOVIE NIGHT: for grades 3-5 is October 16th at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the movie will start promptly at 6:45 PM. Parents should pick their chilren up at 8:45 PM. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie. Fall Movie Night Permission Slips went home today by backpack mail. Please return your signed permissions slips and money by Thursday Oct. 15th. Questions? Contact Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) or Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com).

REFLECTIONS: Let Your Imagination Fly! There is still time! All Reflections projects are due on Oct. 23rd. Turn all projects into the office to be displayed! Don’t forget the student entry form including: Title of artwork, Artwork details, Artist statement. Questions? Contact Claudine Mele (cmmele@gmail.com)

EVERYBODY COUNTS: Will be held November 9th-13th. Throughout the week, each grade will participate in activities with the help of parent volunteers to learn more about children with different types of disabilities. We are looking for additional volunteers. Each volunteer will work either a complete morning session (9:15 – 12:15) or a complete afternoon session (1:30-3:30). If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please send a email to Soumya Subash subashsoumya@gmail.com or Krupa Gawade krupagawade@yahoo.com.


PTA MEMBERSHIP – It’s never too late to join!!! We are currently hosting our second membership drive of the school year. Beginning today until Friday, October 16, any new memberships received will be eligible for a drawing to win a front parking space the night of Open House (October 22). You can find a membership form on the school’s website, under “for families”. Click on PTA and then choose PTA forms. Our goal is to reach 100% participation this year!!! Questions? Contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) or Colleen Wytmar (colleen@wytmar.com).

BOX TOPS/LABELS COMMITTEE: October is double sweeps month! We can rake in the entries for Ivy Hill for a chance to win $1,000.00! It’s completely free and all you do is scan in your receipts for purchases you normally make. It only takes a few seconds. It’s quick, easy and did we mention a FREE way to earn money for the school! If you haven’t already downloaded the Shoparoo app, go to Shoparoo.com and sign up using the referral code: Clond536. Be sure to read additional details and frequently asked questions about the Shoparoo program while you are there.

Is Shoparoo safe? YES it is! Shoparoo’s Privacy Policy: All user data provided to brands is aggregated — no personal or contact information will be shared. In fact, Shoparoo participants can choose to remain completely anonymous without even providing their name. In addition, users can always cross out any items or information on receipts such as credit card information, or simply choose to not submit a particular receipt.

No School Oct. 9th and Oct 12th – Enjoy the long weekend!

NEXT PTA MEETING: Nov 10th @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: OCT. 15th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA HAPPENINGS: Oct. 2 -8, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Movie Night for grades 3-5 is Friday, October 16th at 6:30 pm.  Permission slips will be sent home next week in your child’s backpack.

THANK YOU to everyone who already participated in our Century Resources Fundraiser!!  Although paper orders have already been collected and turned it, it’s not too late to place an online order.  In fact, perishable items are now available online.  Those items could not be ordered before October 1st, so check out the additional items which are now available for online order!  You can visit Century Resources at:   http://www.helpourgroup.com/shop/index.aspx and use code 46740.  Thank you for your participation! If you have any questions, contact Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Emily Morrison at emmorrison@sbcglobal.net.

THANK YOU to everyone who has already participated in our Stress Free Fundraiser!  If you haven’t turned in your donation yet, it’s not too late.  We are still accepting contributions!  If you lost the sheet, no worries!  Extra flyers are available in the PTA nook just inside the front door at school.  Is it too stressful to try to get another flyer from the school?!?  You can just send in a check or cash through backpack mail without the flyer.  Be sure to write PTA fundraiser, your child’s name, and their teacher on the envelope.  And don’t forget, this year in addition to your monetary donation, we are also asking parents to donate 3 hours of your time as a volunteer for one of our many fantastic PTA activities!  Thank you to everyone for giving 3 and $30!  If you have any questions, contact Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Emily Morrison at emmorrison@sbcglobal.net.

BOX TOPS/LABELS COMMITTEE: Congratulations to Ivy Hill Shoparoo Supporters who have helped the PTA earn $100.00 so far!!  Thanks to everyone who is continuously scanning in their grocery and non-grocery receipts! Don’t slow down now, your efforts and referrals will help us surpass our loftiest goals! A reminder that the Top 5 Shoparoo supporters will win a cool poster for their kids through the upcoming raffle! Use referral code: Clond536 if you haven’t already downloaded Shoparoo.

I FIVES go to:
Nicole Campbell
for creating our fantastic “3 hours + $30” logo which was on the Stress Free Fundraiser flyer!  You’ll be seeing her logo again throughout the year as we continue to promote everyone contributing 3 hours and $30 to our PTA! 

The Running Club Committee- Tammi Grippo and Michelle Sherman for organizing the run events over the last few weeks.

The Membership Committee- Judy Newman and Colleen Wytmar for helping to grow this wonderful PTA!

NEXT PTA MEETING: Oct. 7th @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: OCT. 15th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School

Don’t forget to like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!
Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!