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PTA Happenings : Jan. 30 – Feb 5, 2015

FUN FAIR: February 6, 2015. We need volunteers! Please consider volunteering for one of the shifts: 1st shift is 5:30-6:20 (limited spaces available), 2nd shift is 6:20-7:10, and 3rd shift is 7:10-8pm. We also need help setting up at 3:30 and cleaning up at 8pm when it is over! Or donate a baked good for the cake walk game! Baked goods can be store bought or homemade please make sure all items are labeled with ingredients. If you did not receive a Fun Fair flyer, you can find it here Fun Fair Flyer 2015The deadline to pre-order wristbands has been extended until the end of the school day on Monday, Feb. 2nd.  Otherwise, you can buy a wristband at the door for $15.  A photobooth, cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, hot dogs, chips, candy and drinks will be available – all for purchase with cash only.  MANY volunteers are needed to make Fun Fair a success, so please volunteer!  Please e-mail Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com with any other questions.

CHESS CLUB:
 It’s not too late to sign up for chess club. Return your completed registration form no later than Monday, February 2nd.  It’s important for the committee to have an accurate number of students so that we can assign rooms.  No chess playing experience is necessary to participate.  For exact dates and details, please click Chess Club permission slip.
We are in need of parent volunteers (no chess knowledge or experience is necessary).  If you are interested in volunteering, please indicate so on the permission slip.  Questions?  Contact Amy Hoffman amye_hoffman@wowway.com or Alix Calderaro (alixchrisc@gmail.com)

BOX TOPS COMMITTEE: Keep your eyes peeled at school for a peek at the brand new TOWES Blackhawks Jersey that the Box Tops Committee is raffling off!  You will get one raffle entry for every ten Box Tops/Labels that you submit.  The winner will be selected on February 25th!  Good luck and go HAWKS!

CULTURAL ARTS FAIR: *Deadline extended to Feb. 6th
March 4, 2015 6:00-8:30 pm at Thomas Middle School. SD25 students/families/departments are invited to share their cultural arts/heritage through performance or display. We are looking for performers, presenters, & volunteers. Reflections will also be on display with an Awards Ceremony.
Country/Cultural representation can include things like: traditions, maps, clothing, pictures, videos, recipes, games, crafts, etc. All performances will be limited to 5 minutes each & presentations/displays will last throughout the event. Go to SD25.org by for more info and online registration.

Save the Date!  The All School ROLLER SKATING PARTY is February 12th, 6:30 – 8:30 at Orbit Roller Rink.  This is always a fun night and is a free family event sponsored by the PTA.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us! More info to follow. For more information please contact Dina Oberman dina.oberman@ccsd21.orgSave the Date!  The All School ROLLER SKATING PARTY is February 12th, 6:30 – 8:30 at Orbit Roller Rink.  This is always a fun night and is a free family event sponsored by the PTA.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us! More info to follow. Two Parent Volunteers are still needed to work the sign in/out desk from 7:45-8:30. For more information please contact Dina Oberman dina.oberman@ccsd21.org

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: It’s time… the nomination process to elect the 2015-2016 IVY HILL PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE starts now!  Please seriously consider who you know that might be qualified to serve in the following positions: Co-President, 2nd VP (volunteer coordinator), 3rd VP (ways & means) and SecretaryWE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS!! Please nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact and benefit our children at Ivy Hill.  You can nominate candidates by filling out a nomination ballot (copies available in the school office) and placing it in the nomination box in the school office OR by completing nominations online at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6TS7ZB9 or click 2015-2016_officer_nomination_ballot The Nominating Committee will start meeting in late February to determine the slate of officers based on your feedback.  Any questions, contact Lynn Feder at 847-253-3805 or lynnfeder@hotmail.com.  Thank you for your participation!


I FIVES go to:
Juvenile Protection Committee: Thank you Stephanie Horvath and Kathy Thompson for planning a great Red Ribbon Week!

Next PTA Meeting : Feb. 4, 2015

Board of Education Meeting: Feb. 15, 2015 @ Greenbrier

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