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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 http://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!

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