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PTA HAPPENINGS OCTOBER 16 -23, 2015

IVY HILL SPIRIT WEAR COMMITTEE: sale begins today and continues through Friday, October 30th.  Check out our online store at AmericanOutfittersLTD.com. Great designs, colors, and prices!  Orders will be here for pickup at Parent-Teacher Conferences mid-November—You can order something as a surprise Holiday gift without your child seeing it. Online orders only.  Flyer coming home today in backpack mail.

EVERYBODY COUNTS!: will run the week of November 9th-13th.  Throughout the week, each grade will participate in activities with the help of parent volunteers to learn more about children with different types of disabilities.  We are looking for additional volunteers.  Each volunteer will work either a complete morning session (9:15 – 12:15) or a complete afternoon session (1:30-3:30). To volunteer please visit our online signup at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NLJ9fSRbD2aJY-tK9TC8KnyI-kJgVe0mCMajzXbgBXo/viewform?c=0&w=1. For questions, please contact Soumya Subash subashsoumya@gmail.com or Krupa Gawade krupagawade@yahoo.com.

ABC25 COMMITTEE: ABC25 Foundation is the fund raising partner of Arlington Heights School District 25. They work with all district schools to provide grants that enable the schools to utilize cutting edge teaching tools in the education of our students.

In order for IVY Hill to receive a $2500 grant we need 25% of our families to join the ABC25 Foundation.  We are at 20% (thank you to the 87 families who have already joined!). We are so close to our goal, please join today ABC25 Membership we do not want our students and teachers miss out on this $2500 grant!

BOX TOPS/LABELS COMMITTEE: Raffles – are you entered? We will be drawing 10 lucky winners to receive their choice of a cute poster. Please remember to turn in your Box Tops no later than Oct. 30th!

A Shoparoo raffle will also be held at the next PTA meeting on Nov. 10th. For every 100 Shoparoo points, a raffle ticket in your name will be automatically entered into the drawing. The more points – the more raffle tickets! The 1st lucky Winner, will receive a Stainless Steel Starbucks Tumbler and a 1 lb. bag of Starbucks Dark Roast coffee. The 2nd Winner will receive a Starbucks Chicago limited edition glass water bottle, 1 lb. bag Starbucks light blend and a 12 pack of Starbucks instant coffee. In addition the 5 Top Shoparoo board leaders will also win a poster. (Attendance is not required to win).

FUNDRAISING: Thank you so much to the families who have participated in our PTA fall fundraising!  We are very happy to announce that participation in the Stress Free Fundraiser has helped us cover our losses from the cancellation of Market Day this year!   If you haven’t participated in the Stress Free Fundraiser, it is not too late. We are still accepting contributions!  If you lost the sheet, no worries!  Extra flyers are available in the PTA nook just inside the front door at school.  Is it too stressful to try to get another flyer from the school?!?  You can just send in a check or cash through backpack mail without the flyer.  Be sure to write PTA fundraiser, your child’s name, and their teacher on the envelope.  And don’t forget, this year in addition to your monetary donation, we are also asking parents to donate 3 hours of your time as a volunteer for one of our many fantastic PTA activities!  Thank you to everyone for giving 3 and $30!  If you have any questions, contact Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Emily Morrison at emmorrison@sbcglobal.net.

REMINDERS:  Movie Night for 3rd – 5th grades is tonight (Friday Oct. 16th)
Reflections Projects are due on Oct. 23rd

NEXT PTA MEETING: Nov 10th @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Nov.19th 7:00 at Thomas Middle School

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