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PTA Happenings: Nov. 20-26, 2015

LUNCH TIME READERS: Will be starting in JANUARY! This PTA Sponsored program is for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Once a week, for 6 weeks, parent volunteers will lead a book discussion group to be held during the ½-hour lunchtime recess period. The groups are formed based on the students’ book choices. A display of this year’s book choices can be found in the Ivy Hill LMC, for your child to preview. Coming soon, you will be able to look online for more information about the book choices. We want Lunchtime Readers to be FUN, not a chore!! All reading is done at home.
There will be a “wrap-up” celebration for all participants at the conclusion of the program. Last year, we had close to 200 students participate in Lunchtime Readers! Encourage your child to join in the fun! More details will come in the following weeks.

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE: JMI! Challenge is having a T-shirt and Poster Design Contest. Entry forms are due by 12/04/2015.. Each entry must be original artwork and must include “ 5th Annual Just Move It! Challenge and race date of April 16, 2016”. For more details look for the entry forms and guidelines in backpack mail or online at http://jmichallenge.org/2015/01/19/about-just-move-it-challenge

ABC25: We only need a few more families to join for Ivy Hill to receive a $2500 grant!! 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. 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! The deadline to join is December 1st!

THE GARDEN COMMITTEE: Thank you to the following families for helping with the fall cleanup of the Ivy Hill gardens this past weekend: Capito, Derochowski, Nason, Rao, Vena, and Zulaski. The garden looks great and we were able to donate lots of ripe tomatoes and peppers to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.

The Environmental Awareness Committee: We will be holding two drives in December/early January. One is our annual recycling of holiday lights drive. If you have any old and/or non-working holiday lights, please drop them off in the designated boxes in the Commons area starting December 1st. Secondly, we are having a used board games drive. We are requesting any gently used board games with all pieces included. These board games will be given to our teachers that are in need of some new board games, especially for indoor recess. Please leave these donations in the marked box in the Commons area, too. Both drives will be taking place December 1st –January 8th. Also, note that we will be holding a book drive, used shoe drive and marker drive in the spring. If you do a “fall/winter” cleaning over the Thanksgiving or Holiday break, please be sure to hang on to these items for our collections in April. Questions? Please contact Michelle Derochowski (michelledycus@gmail.com) or Angela Zulaski (Ajz95331@yahoo.com)

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Please be sure to upload your pictures for the YEARBOOK! Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591. *Room Reps, please follow up with your photographers to make sure they upload your Halloween photos. Same for 4th Grade Show and Everybody Counts!

I FIVES go to:
Garden Committee: Lisa Nason and Michelle Derochowski for organizing the fall cleanup and the donations to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry!

NEXT PTA MEETING: Jan 6, 2016 @ 7:00 * No Meeting in December*

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Dec.17th @ 7:30 at Thomas Middle School

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Parent Teacher Conferences Nov. 23th & 24th

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