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Ivy Hill PTA Happenings: Apr. 24-30, 2015

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: School supply kits for the 2015-2016 school year will be available for on-line purchase beginning on April 21st.  Click here and use account #1249.  Hard copy order forms were sent home this week.  Prices reflect a new and improved headset in each kit that comes with a manufactures’ grade level warranty.   Please contact Jennifer Sadowski with any questions Jenjen5757@aol.com

RUNNING CLUB: There is one more meeting being held on April 27th, right after school. Click here to print off a permission slip. All students must have a permission slip to participate. Remember to pack water and a snack! Questions? Contact Tammi Grippo tamillaeaster@yahoo.com

 Missed Book Fair? – No worries!  You can still order books on-line through Sunday, April 26th. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ivyhill 

WE NEED YOU: To sign up for a committee next year! You can find the link here.  Current Committee chairs please get your events on the calendar for next year. Here is the link to do so.

ABC/25 FOUNDATION Annual Report 2014- 2015
The ABC/25 Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that began in 1991 by a group of caring parents to give A Better Community for District 25, hence the name ABC/25 Foundation. The sole purpose of the Foundation is “To Foster Innovation, Creativity and Excellence for the children of District 25.” Since its inception, ABC/25 has raised more than $1 million, which has funded numerous projects and/or grants for the children and teachers of District 25. The Foundation supports the following grants for our schools:
Membership School Incentive Grant: Once a school achieves 25% membership based on family enrollment
numbers, that school receives $2,500 to be used at the schools discretion. 2014-2015 – ALL 9 schools reached this goal with $22,500 given to our schools.
Teacher Grant Program:
Yankee Candle and the Annual Membership Drive together raise funds for the Karen Wessel Barr Traditional Teacher Grant Program.
2014-2015 – ABC/25 funded 45 grants totaling $24,521 + Shipping.
Large School Grants:
Last Spring the Foundation (along with PTA), organized the third annual Just Move It! Challenge 5K/ 1 mile Run/Walk, raising funds for PTA Council scholarships and ABC/25 All School Large Grant. In November 2014 the ABC/25 board approved allocation of $27,000 that was split equally among all 9 District 25 schools. Giving each school $3,000 to help fund a local school initiative. Ivy Hill used the money to create an Apple “Play” Lab with 5 iPads, 5 Spheros, and 5 Osmos.
Marian Elliott Excellence in Education Grant Program: Thanks to the generosity of Marian Elliott, a dedicated educator in District 25 Schools from 1940 to 1981, ABC/25 Foundation is pleased to honor this devoted teacher as we inspire current District 25 staff to enhance the education of our students for a whole generation. This year 9 Marian Elliot Grants were awarded totaling $22,140.33.
Thanks to the support of our foundation members and community sponsors the ABC/25 Foundation has been able to give back a total of $96,161.33 during the 2014-2015 School Year.

I FIVES go to:
Envoronmetnal Awareness Committee: Michelle Derochowski, Kate Buttitta & Angela Zulaski for planning an excellent Earth Week Celebration.

Next PTA Meeting: May 5th  

Board of Ed. Meeting: April 30th @ Greenbrier

Ivy Hill PTA Happenings: Apr. 17 -23, 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE: Thank you to all of you who participated in the Bernie’s Book Drive.  We collected over 700 books! A special thank you to Mr. Kaese, Mrs. Jiminez and the Environmental Awareness Committee for organizing it.
Earth week is April 20 – 24th.  Please check out the other side of this newsletter for a list of all of the “Earth Week Activities” as well as the collections/drives that are taking place next week and through the end of the month.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: School supply kits for the 2015-2016 school year will be available for on-line purchase beginning on April 21st.   Order forms will be sent home next week.   Prices reflect a new and improved headset in each kit that comes with a manufactures’ grade level warranty.   Please contact Jennifer Sadowski with any questions Jenjen5757@aol.com

RUNNING CLUB: There are two more meetings being held on April 20th and 27th, right after school. Please go to Ivyhillpta.org to print off a permission slips. All students must have a permission slip to participate. Remember to pack water and a snack! Questions? Contact Tammi Grippo tamillaeaster@yahoo.com

 Missed Book Fair? – No worries!  You can still order books on-line through Sunday, April 26th. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ivyhill.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with Book Fair and to all of the families who where able to attend.

 MARKET DAY:  April is packed with goodness!  FREE 1lb. bag of California Blend with $40 purchase.  FREE 1lb. bag of Chicken Gems with  $90 online purchase promo code: APRBONUS April is the last month to partake in the Frequent Buyer deal to earn the Free set of collapsible storage bowls with a purchase of $40.  Online orders due 4/18 and drop off to office by 4/15. Pick up date is Apr 23.  Market Day is no longer accepting cash – they are encouraging online orders and credit card payments.

I FIVES go to:
Book Fair Committee:
Louann Benbow, Lucy Block, Lynn Feder, Carla Kim, Rekha Rao & Soumya Shubash.

Running club
: Tammi Grippo & Laura Vavalle

Envoronmetnal Awareness Committee: Michelle Derochowski, Kate Buttitta & Angela Zulaski

Next PTA Meeting: May 5th   Board of Ed. Meeting: April 30th @ Greenbrier

PTA Happenings April 10-16, 2015

Race day registration is still available for the Just Move it! Challenge. The 5K and 1 Mile Run/ walk will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2014 at South Middle School. The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation invites runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate. Event Details can be found at: http://www.jmichallenge.org. RUN, WALK, DONATE OR HELP!  Just Move it!

RUNNING CLUB: It’s that time of year again for the Ivy Hill Running Club to begin. Running club will be held on April 13th, April 20th, and April 27th. You can participate in one date or all three. All participants should meet in the commons at 3:35 pm. Students will need to be picked up at 4:15 pm. You do not need to be a runner to participate. It is a great way to get in shape and meet some new friends. We are also looking for volunteers. Again, no need to be a runner as we need help with check-in/check-out, walking along the 1-mile route to ensure the safety of the children, or even run with them. Permission slips are in the office or can be printed off here. Children must have a singed permission slip to participate.

BOOK FAIR: Wednesday, April 15th from 3:30pm-8:00pm.
The Ivy Hill PTA is once again partnering with Scholastic Books to bring you this year’s BOOK FAIR fundraiser!
Scholastic brings a variety of books, many at discounted prices. Stock up on new books to keep the kids reading throughout the school year and over the summer!  Students will be able to preview the books, during class, on Tuesday, April 14th.  We need volunteers for both the preview day and the Book Fair.  If you’re interested in volunteering please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B4AA8AC22A0FC1-calling/8240504.  Questions regarding our volunteer opportunities? Contact Lucy Block at winston2470@comcast.net or Soumya Subash at subashsoumya@gmail.com

MARKET DAY:  April is packed with goodness!  FREE 1lb. bag of California Blend with $40 purchase.  FREE 1lb. bag of Chicken Gems with  $90 online purchase promo code: APRBONUS

April is the last month to partake in the Frequent Buyer deal to earn the Free set of collapsible storage bowls with a purchase of $40.  Online orders due 4/18 and drop off to office by 4/15.

Pick up date is Apr 23.  Market Day is no longer accepting cash – they are encouraging online orders and credit card payments.

YEARBOOK: Online ordering is coming to an end. Make sure you order yours before it is too late! www.memorybook.com/parentpay enter paycode: 74245

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE:
Go Green this April by recycling all your plastic bags, film packaging & E-Waste (cell phones, digital cameras, calculators, toner and inkjet cartridges, IPod/IPADs, laptops, notebooks, e-readers, tablets).  For a complete listing of E-Waste accepted, please visit
https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/e-waste-brigade.html. Note, Ivy Hill earns points/money for all of the E-Waste collected.

Reuse -A-Shoe program 4/20 – 4/24. Start collecting your old shoes to be be reused and recycled instead of ending up in landfills.  Winter boots are not accepted.  Please visit http://www.swalco.org/Collections/Shoes/Pages/default.aspx for a complete list of shoes accepted.

*Collection bins for all drives will be located in the Commons.

Next PTA Meeting: May 5th

Board of Education Meeting: April 30th @ Greenbrier

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

Sign up for Running Club by Friday, April 10!

There is still time to sign your child(ren) up for Running Club!

Runners will practice on Mondays, April 13, 20 and 27 after school until 4:15pm. Please see the attached forms for more information and to register. Forms must be submitted by Friday, April 10.

Spring Running Club Information 2015 Spring Running Club Permission Slip 2015

April 3-9, 2015

Register now for the Just Move it! Challenge. Show our Ivy Hill Spirit!  The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk that combines fitness and fun for the entire family!  It will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2014 at South Middle School.  Registration, Volunteering, and Event Details: http://www.jmichallenge.org. RUN, WALK, DONATE OR HELP!  Just Move it!  Contact Judy Newman (judy.ivyhillmom@gmail.com) for more information!

PTA Helping You Be an Informed Voter and Reminding You to Vote! The Election is April 7th. To learn more about the candidates running (for Arlington Heights Village Trustees, AHML Trustees, Board of Education of School District 214, and AH Park District) watch a playback of the recent candidate forum hosted by the Arlington Heights League of Women Voters.  Televised playbacks are scheduled on WOW Channel 6 and Comcast Channel 17 at 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and at 5:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Watch on the web at www.LWV.on-the-web.tv Early Voting Information can be found at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/earlyvoting/Pages/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx

BOOK FAIR: Wednesday, April 15th from 3:30pm-8:00pm.
The Ivy Hill PTA is once again partnering with Scholastic Books to bring you this year’s BOOK FAIR fundraiser!
Scholastic brings a variety of books, many at discounted prices. Stock up on new books to keep the kids reading throughout the school year and over the summer!  Students will be able to preview the books, during class, on Tuesday, April 14th.  We need volunteers for both the preview day and the Book Fair.  If you’re interested in volunteering please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B4AA8AC22A0FC1-calling/8240504.  Questions regarding our volunteer opportunities? Contact Lucy Block at winston2470@comcast.net or Soumya Subash at subashsoumya@gmail.com

MARKET DAY:  April is packed with goodness!  FREE 1lb. bag of California Blend with $40 purchase.  FREE 1lb. bag of Chicken Gems with  $90 online purchase promo code: APRBONUS

April is the last month to partake in the Frequent Buyer deal to earn the Free set of collapsible storage bowls with a purchase of $40.  Online orders due 4/18 and drop off to office by 4/15.

Pick up date is Apr 23.  Market Day is no longer accepting cash – they are encouraging online orders and credit card payment.

YEARBOOK: Last day to submit pictures is April 6th. https://images.memoryebooks.com/login username: 401853939

Did you order your Yearbook? If not, for a short time, you can still order online at www.memorybook.com/parentpay

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE:  Go Green this April by recycling all your plastic bags, film packaging & E-Waste (cell phones, digital cameras, calculators, toner and inkjet cartridges, IPod/IPADs, laptops, notebooks, e-readers, tablets).  For a complete listing of E-Waste accepted, please visit
https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/e-waste-brigade.html. Note, Ivy Hill earns points/money for all of the E-Waste collected.

The new & gently used book drive is 3/30 – 4/10. 61% of low-income families don’t have books in their homes. Let’s help those families…our goal is to collect 2000 books!

Reuse -A-Shoe program 4/20 – 4/24. Start collecting your old shoes to be be reused and recycled instead of ending up in landfills.  Winter boots are not accepted.  Please visit http://www.swalco.org/Collections/Shoes/Pages/default.aspx for a complete list of shoes accepted.

*Collection bins for all drives will be located in the Commons.

Next PTA Meeting:  April 8th *We will be voting on the new slate of Oficers.
Board of Education Meeting April 30th @ Greenbrier

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!