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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!

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