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PTA Happenings : Feb. 27 – Mar. 5, 2015

YEARBOOK: Deadline to order extended to March 6th. If you have not ordered your book(s) please do so ASAP. After March 6th, all orders will need to be placed online. Please note, there is a $1 service fee per book. Go to www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245

Congratulations
to Samantha Menley, the winner of a free Yearbook!

MORE YEARBOOK FAQ:
Q: I am a Committee Chair/Lead Room Rep/Committee Member should I be taking pictures of my groups activities and submitting them to the yearbook?
A: Yes! If you are a Committee Chair or Lead Room Rep and you are not the designated photographer for your group you should assign that duty to someone on your committee. You should also follow up with that person to make sure they are uploading the pictures.
Q: Did I purchase a yearbook when I registered for school?
A: No, that was not an option.
Q: Are you sure about that? I could have sworn I ordered one then. I know that’s what I did at Thomas and BG.
A: Positive 🙂
Q: How can I make sure that my child and his/her friends are in the yearbook?
A: Submit your pictures from any school event. The more you submit the better!
Q: How do I submit pictures?
A: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
username: 401853939 Browse your computer to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
Q:
What if I forget to send in the yearbook order form order by March 6th?
A: You will have to order online at www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245

REFLECTIONS: Congratulations to Leah Oyen!  Her Reflections project in film production has gone on to State Level!!  Thanks for representing Ivy Hill School.
ONLINE INFO
: Are you friends with Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook??? If you haven’t already, please stop by and give our page a like-facebookto stay informed on Ivy Hill news, events, reminders and other important school and PTA information.

Please also visit the PTA web site at IVYHILLPTA.ORG for the weekly PTA Happenings (online version), PTA news and event reminders, PHOTOS, and MUCH MORE!

 Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey.  This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school.  As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. The survey must be completed by March 13, 2015, but we encourage you to complete the survey as soon as possible.
I FIVES go to:
6 Hour Reading Club Committee: Katie Fricke and Patti Krinniger. Thank you for coordinating the Six Flags – Read to Succeed Program!

Next PTA Meeting: The March meeting has been cancelled. We will meet again in April.
Next School Board Meeting: March 19th @ Greenbrier Elem.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

Yearbook Winner and Ordering Deadline

Announcing the winner of the free Yearbook!
And Reminder to Order by Friday, Feb 27!

The Yearbook Committee congratulates the Menley family for being chosen to win the free yearbook in our early ordering raffle! A member of the yearbook committee will be in touch soon to refund the $15 purchase price.

Also, don’t forget to get YOUR order in before the Friday hard copy deadline. After this Friday, February 27, all orders must be placed online via the Memory Book website.

YEARBOOK FAQ:
Q: How can I order yearbooks?
A: Turn in the Orange Order Form that was sent home in each student’s backpack OR www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245
Q: When is the deadline to order?
A: Feb. 27th After that, all orders will have to be placed online.
Q: What is the cost?
A: $15 (If purchased online there is an additional $1 service fee per book).
Q: Can I submit pictures to be used in the yearbook?
A: Yes, Yes, Yes! go to:  https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
and Enter username: 401853939. Browse your computer to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.

Enrollment Solution Recommendation – Informational Meeting

Reminder: Enrollment Solution Informational Meeting this Tuesday night

Ivy Hill PTA wishes to remind our families that Dr. Lori Bein, Superintendent of Arlington Heights School District 25, is holding an informational meeting to share and discuss the recommendations for how to resolve overcrowding issues in SD 25 schools. Dr. Bein will formally present these recommendations to the Board of Education at the March 19 school board meeting, so this informational night is an opportunity for parents, faculty and community members to hear and discuss the recommendations ahead of that presentation.

Informational Night – Enrollment Solution Recommendations
Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30pm
Dunton Administration Center
1200 South Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Skating the night away! Orbit Skate Party

Orbit Skating Party!

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Ivy Hill students and families partied like it was 1985 at last week’s Orbit Skate party! Thanks to the PTA for organizing this awesome annual event.

Thanks also go out to all of the families who donated food for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. We collected over 250 items that will directly benefit families in our community. That is more than twice the number of items collected last year – way to go Ivy Eagles!

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PTA Happenings : Feb. 20 – Feb 26, 2015

MARKET DAY: Pick up has been rescheduled to Feb. 24th. Questions? contact Kelly Nix (kelly.nix630@gmail.com)

BOX TOPS COMMITTEE: February 25th is a very big day for Box Tops!  Not only is it the deadline for our TOEWS jersey raffle, it is also the last day to contribute Box Tops that will officially be turned in this school year.  We collect all year, but If you want Ivy Hill to see the money as soon as possible, get those Box Tops in by February 25th!

MORE  YEARBOOK FAQ:
Q: I am a Committee Chair/Lead Room Rep/Committee Member should I be taking pictures of my groups activities and submitting them to the yearbook?
A: Yes! If you are a Committee Chair or Lead Room Rep and you are not the designated photographer for your group you should assign that duty to someone on your committee. You should also follow up with that person to make sure they are uploading the pictures.
Q: Did I purchase a yearbook when I registered for school?
A: No, that was not an option.
Q: Are you sure about that? I could have sworn I ordered one then. I know that’s what I did at Thomas and BG.
A: Positive 🙂
Q: How can I make sure that my child and his/her friends are in the yearbook?
A: Submit your pictures from any school event. The more you submit the better!
Q: How do I submit pictures?
A: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
username: 401853939 Browse your computer to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
Q:
What if I forget to send in the yearbook order form order by the Feb. 27th?
A: You will have to order online at www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245
Q: Did I win the free yearbook?
A: Possibly! The winner will be announced shortly.

YEARBOOK FAQ:
Q: How can I order yearbooks?
A: Turn in the Orange Order Form that was sent home in each student’s backpack OR www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245
Q: When is the deadline to order?
A: Feb. 27th After that, all orders will have to be placed online.
Q: What is the cost?
A: $15 (If purchased online there is an additional $1 service fee per book).
Q: Can I win a free book?
A: Yes! Order by Feb. 13th and you will be entered into a raffle. If you win you will be reimbursed the cost of one book.
Q: Can I submit pictures to be used in the yearbook?
A: Yes, Yes, Yes! https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
username: 401853939
Browse your computer to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.

Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey.  This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school.  As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. The survey must be completed by March 13, 2015, but we encourage you to complete the survey as soon as possible.

I FIVES go to:
6 Hour Reading Club Committee: Katie Fricke and Patti Krinniger. Thank you for coordinating the Six Flags – Read to Succeed Program!

Next PTA Meeting: March 3rd

Next School Board Meeting: March 19th @ Greenbrier Elem.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings : Feb. 13 – Feb 19, 2015

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: WE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS! The nomination process to elect the 2015-2016 IVY HILL PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE is underway!  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 Secretary.  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 are available in the school office, or can be downloaded from the PTA website) and placing it in the nomination box in the school office OR by completing nominations online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6TS7ZB9.  Nominations need to be submitted by February 20. We will be meeting the last week in February to determine the slate of officers based on your feedback.  Questions? contact Lynn Feder at 847-253-3805 or lynnfeder@hotmail.com.

YEARBOOK FAQ:
Q: How can I order yearbooks?
A: Turn in the Orange Order Form that was sent home in each student’s backpack OR www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245
Q: When is the deadline to order?
A: Feb. 27th After that, all orders will have to be placed online.
Q: What is the cost?
A: $15 (If purchased online there is an additional $1 service fee per book).
Q: Can I win a free book?
A: Yes! Order by Feb. 13th and you will be entered into a raffle. If you win you will be reimbursed the cost of one book.
Q: Can I submit pictures to be used in the yearbook?
A: Yes, Yes, Yes! https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
username: 401853939
Browse your computer to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.

BOX TOPS COMMITTEE: February 25th is a very big day for Box Tops!  Not only is it the deadline for our TOEWS jersey raffle, it is also the last day to contribute Box Tops that will officially be turned in this school year.  We collect all year, but If you want Ivy Hill to see the money as soon as possible, get those Box Tops in by February 25th!

REFLECTIONS: Congratulations to Natalie Michael and Leah Oyen!  Their Reflections projects have advanced to the IL PTA Northwest Cook Region Dist 37 level.  Hats off to you on a job well done!!

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED has started!  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America this summer!  Students needs to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read with a parent signature (required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2015 summer season.  Personalized passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to homeroom teachers by Friday, February 20th.  For more information or questions, contact Katie Fricke kdfricke71@gmail.com or Patti Krinniger spekkrin@gmail.com  Information and forms are available online: “Parent Letter“,  “Student Reading Log” and “Student Reading Log-Spanish“.

Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey.  This survey was designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school.  As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. The survey must be completed by March 13, 2015, but we encourage you to complete the survey as soon as possible.

I FIVES go to:
Fun Fair Committee: Suzanne Krause, Jessica Pallano, Dina McBride Carla Kim and Lynn Feder. Special thanks to Mr. Kaese, Mrs. Jimenez, Teachers and the 200 Parents/family members and Buffalo Grove High School students who volunteered!
Chess Club: Amy Hoffman and Alix Calderaro
The Family & Community Involvement Committee: Sharon Bank and Linda Boehm for coordinating the Food Pantry food drive.
2nd Vice President: Dina Oberman for organizing the Roller Skating Party.

Next PTA Meeting: March 3rd

Next School Board Meeting: Feb. 19th @ Greenbrier Elem.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

2015 Fun Fair Recap!

2015 Fun Fair Recap!

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Ivy Hill families blew off the winter blahs on Friday at this year’s Fun Fair! Students and siblings:

  • played games to earn points for redemption prizes
  • won treats in the Cake Walk
  • posed in the photo booth with friends
  • enjoyed a snack from the concession stand
  • and danced the night away with our DJ in the Commons!

Thanks to all of the 200 volunteers it took to pull off this awesome event! Special thanks go out to Suzanne Krause, Jessica Pallano, Dina McBride, Carla Kim and Lynn Feder for their hard work as well as Mr. Kaese and Mrs. Jimenez. We’d also like to thank the many Buffalo Grove High School students who donated their time to work at the Fun Fair.

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PTA Happenings : Feb. 6 – Feb 12, 2015

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! For more information please contact Dina Oberman dina.oberman@ccsd21.org

THE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE: will be collecting food for the Wheeling Township Food Pantry during the Orbit Roller Skating Party on February 12.  The Food Pantry is stocked entirely by donations received from the community.  The items most in need include: Beans, Beef stew, Beverages, Cereal, Coffee, Cookies, Condiments, Crackers, Dry Milk, Flour, Fruit, Gravy, Jell-O, Jelly, Macaroni & Cheese, Noodles, Oil, Pancake Mix, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Potatoes, Rice, Soup. Spaghetti Sauce, Sugar and Syrup. Also in need are toiletries and paper products such as Conditioner, Deodorant, Detergent, Diapers, Kleenex, Napkins, Paper Towels, Shampoo, Soap, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Bank (sharonlbank@yahoo.com) or Linda Boehm (linda_swalla@yahoo.com).  Thank you for your support.

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED has started!  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America this summer!  Students needs to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read with a parent signature (required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2015 summer season.  Personalized passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to homeroom teachers by Friday, February 20th.  For more information or questions, contact Katie Fricke kdfricke71@gmail.com or Patti Krinniger spekkrin@gmail.com  Information and forms are available online: “Parent Letter“,  “Student Reading Log” and “Student Reading Log-Spanish“.

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!

BOX TOPS COMMITTEE: Keep your eyes peeled at school for a peek at the brand new TOEWS 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!

MARKET DAY:  February brings lots of specials… FREE $20 to spend with Shutterfly with any Online purchase**  FREE Cheese Ravioli with $90 online purchase*  Promo code: FEBBONUS Frequent Buyer is back…. Make 2 purchases of $40 between Feb and April, then place a third order of $40 in May to receive a Free set of collapsible storage bowls. (see photo on www.marketday.com). Last day to turn in order forms to Ivy is 2/12.  Internet orders due by 2/14.  Pick up day is 2/19. Any questions on placing orders on-line please contact Kelly Nix  – kelly.nix630@gmail.com OR Jenny Sadowski – jenjen5757@aol.com.

YEARBOOK: It’s time to order your Yearbooks! Want a free Yearbook? Be one of the first to place your order and your name will be entered into a raffle. If chosen, you will be reimbursed for the price a Yearbook! Order forms will be coming home soon. Online ordering (through Memory Books) will be available, as well. Don’t miss out; this will be the one and only time to place your order!

Next PTA Meeting: March 3rd

Next School Board Meeting: Feb. 19th @ Greenbrier Elem.


Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

We need YOUR photos for the Ivy Hill yearbook!

We need YOUR photos!

The PTA’s Yearbook Committee is ready to design and create the 2014-15 Ivy Hill yearbook, but we need YOUR photos of Ivy events, shows, students and staff. If you have photos of the 1st Grade Show from December, or any previous events, please upload to the Yearbook website ASAP.

Also, please take your camera with you to these great upcoming events:  Fun Fair (Feb 6), Orbit Skating Party (Feb 12) and the 2nd Grade Show (Feb 26).

We also need photos of Lunchtime Readers, Red Ribbon Week, and Chess Club!

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 your computer to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
  • Enter information about the photo – Name of Event, Names of people pictured, etc. Also provide your email address in case the Yearbook Committee needs additional information.
  • Click “Save Details”.

Questions?? Please contact Liz Dombroski liz@dombroski-family.com or Nikki Wolverton NicholeWolverton@yahoo.com