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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!

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