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March 20- April 2, 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE: Start collecting your new and gently used books for the Ivy Hill Book Drive, which will take place March 30th – April 10th.  Collection bins will be located in the Commons area.   A small portion of these books will be going to our new teachers’ classrooms.  The other portion will be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank to increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers & school age children through out Chicagoland.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski, michelledycus@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE:
Ivy Hill Book Fair will be on Wednesday, April 15th from 3:30 pm- 8:00 pm.  Watch for more information and volunteer opportunities in future PTA Happenings.

YEARBOOK: Did you get your order in by March 6th? If not, for a short time, you can order still order online at www.memorybook.com/parentpay
enter paycode: 74245

Submit your pictures: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login username: 401853939

REFLECTIONS: Is the National PTA arts program that asks children to get creative! Illinois PTA sent 26 projects to the National PTA level of the program this year. National results will be published on May 1.

Illinois PTA has a Facebook page! www.facebook.com/ILPTAArts. The page will be showcasing the 26 projects that advanced to National.

SPOTLIGHT is an event that celebrates children, art and community. It will be held on Mar. 28th at Millikin University in Decatur.  SPOTLIGHT is FREE and open to all children in Illinois. The day includes art workshops and galleries of all 519 projects that were sent to the Illinois PTA level of Reflections. It is a wonderful day for the family with workshops for all ages. For details and online registration go to: www.illinoispta.org/spotlight.html

I FIVES go to:
Movie Night Committee: Amy Hoffman and Rick Olejniczak. Thank you for planning another great event!

Next PTA Meeting
April 8th

Board of Education Meeting
April 30th @ Greenbrier

No School March 23-27th

Have a Safe and Happy Spring Break!

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings: March 13 – 19, 2015

REFLECTIONS: Congratulations to Dishanee Ghosh, Amanda Kim, Allison Liigsoo, Leah Oyen, Eeshaana Majumdar, Vyom Goswami, Trisha Deepak, Akshansh Chauhan, Verena Guirguis, Natalie Michael and Anusha Parikh for submitting their Reflections entries.  All of their projects have advanced to the Arlington Heights Council Level and also to the PTA District 37 Level.  In addition Natalie Michael and Leah Oyen’s entries have advanced to PTA IL State level.  Thanks for your hard work and effort representing Ivy Hill!

YEARBOOK: Did you get your order in by March 6th? If not, for a short time, you can still order online can still on at www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245
Submit your pictures: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login username: 401853939

Take Charge of Education: Do you have a Target REDcard?  If so, 1% of your purchases can be donated to the K-12 school of your choice.  The program is called “Take Charge of Education”.  So far this school year, participating families have brought in $675 worth of donations to Ivy Hill School.  Signing up is easy!  Have your REDcard handy and and go to www.Target.com/tcoe and enter our school code (45055).  Once you are signed up, 1% of your Target purchases will automatically be applied to our school account.  If you prefer to speak to an agent, the phone number is 1-800-316-6142.

MARKET DAY:
Don’t forget to pick up your orders on Monday, March 16th!

SAVE THE DATE: Ivy Hill Book Fair will be on Wednesday, April 15th from 3:30 pm- 8:00 pm.  Watch for more information and volunteer opportunities in future PTA Happenings.

K-2nd GRADERS: Movie night is tonight from 6:30 -8:30! Bring your pillow and sleeping bag and enjoy the movie Big Hero 6 in the commons with your friends. Questions?  Contact Rich Olejniczak (richole@ameritech.net)
or Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com

LUNCH TIME READERS:
Permission slips went out for the LTR pizza party which will be held on April 2nd during the lunch hour.  Permission slips are due March 18th, and extra copies of the permission slip can be found in the Lunchtime Readers bin in the office at Ivy.

I FIVES go to:
Lunch Time Readers: Shanin Trivanovic for organizing another successful year of LTR! A big thank you to all of the LTR Volunteers: Lynn Feder, Judy Newman, Katie Fricke, Kara Janus, Eugenia Clark, Ali Zaimi, Soumya Subash, Suzanne Krause, Helen Tsiftilis, Michelle Marsicek, and Louanne Benbow.

Next PTA Meeting April 8th

Board of Education Meeting March 19th @ Greenbrier

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings : Mar. 6 – 12, 2015

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The election of the 2015-2016 Ivy Hill PTA Officers will take place at the PTA general meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. In anticipation of this election and in accordance with the Ivy Hill PTA By-Laws, the Nominating Committee submits the following nominations for officers of the Ivy Hill PTA for the 2015-2016 school year:
* President
                  Louann Benbow
* President
                  Lucy Block
1st Vice President       Luanne Eisenhardt
2nd Vice President      Nikki Wolverton
* 3rd Vice President    Suzanne Krause
* 3rd Vice President    Emily Morrison
Treasurer
                     Debbie Gagliano
Secretary                     Jennifer Sadowski
*Shared Positions

MARKET DAY:  Due to Spring Break, the last day to turn in paper order forms is Monday, March 9th. Online orders are due March 11th. Pick up date is Monday March 16.  Bonus Days: the more desserts purchased the more Ivy Hill earns! FREE 4-pack of ChicNsteakes with a $90 online purchase* promo code: MARBONUS. Frequent Buyer: Buy 3 times ($40 btwn Feb and Apr) & Earn a FREE set of collapsible bowls. *Don’t forget the dates are different than normal*

YEARBOOK: Did you get your order in by March 6th? If not, for a short time, you can still order online at www.memorybook.com/parentpay and enter pay code: 74245
Submit your pictures: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login username: 401853939

REFLECTIONS:
Congratulations to Natalie Michael!  Her Reflections project in photography has gone on to State Level!!

K-2nd GRADERS…are you ready for a good time?  Bring your pillow and sleeping bag and enjoy the movie Big Hero 6 in the commons with your friends next Friday, March 13th @ 6:30.  Spring MOVIE NIGHT 2014 permission slips were sent home in backpack mail today.  The cost for this event is $5 and permission slips need to be returned by March 12th. Questions?  Contact Rich Olejniczak (richole@ameritech.net) or Amy Hoffman (amye_hoffman@wowway.com)

BOX TOPS: For the 4th year in a row, the Box Tops/Labels program earned over $2000 in cash for our school!

In addition, this year we also received:
36 playground balls
26 books for the LMC
120 jump ropes
12 basketballs
12 dodge balls

All of this is because of YOU! Thank you Ivy Hill for another great year for Box Tops/Labels!

Congratulations to first grader Brooke Wells for winning the TOEWS jersey in the Box Top raffle last week!

Take Charge of Education: Do you have a Target REDcard?  If so, 1% of your purchases can be donated to the K-12 school of your choice.  The program is called “Take Charge of Education”.  So far this school year, participating families have brought in $675 worth of donations to Ivy Hill School.  Signing up is easy!  Have your REDcard handy and and go to www.Target.com/tcoe and enter our school code (45055).  Once you are signed up, 1% of your Target purchases will automatically be applied to our school account.  If you prefer to
speak to an agent, the phone number is 1-800-316-6142.

I FIVES go to:
Box Tops Committee: Emily Morrison, Dacry Moder, Lori Ann Oyen and Karen Roberts for organizing a very successful year!

Nominating Committee: Gail Esler, Lynn Feder, Claudia Kowalski, Dina Oberman and Julie Soderna for their hard work in putting together the nominations of PTA officers for next year!

Next PTA Meeting: The March meeting has been cancelled. We will meet again in April.
Next School Board Meeting: March 19th 7:30 @ Greenbrier Elem.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

Ivy Hill PTA Executive Board Nominations for 2015-16 School Year

PTA Executive Board Nominations for 2015-16 School Year

Attached is a copy of the PTA Nominating Report.  The Officer’s Slate for the 2015-2016 school year has been posted on the window at the school.  We are required to  post the slate for 30 days prior to voting, so it will be voted on at the scheduled PTA meeting on Wednesday, April 8th.