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PTA HAPPENINGS: Jan 8-14 2016

Happy New Year!

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE: Fun Fair is Ivy Hill’s biggest event of the year and we need YOU to make it successful.  It takes 150+ volunteers to make it happen.  Shifts are short and easy!  We are looking for Moms, Dads and responsible high school students to fill the many slots that we have.   (This is a great opportunity for teens needing service hours!) Feel free to sign up for multiple slots if you are interested!

Did you pledge to help Ivy Hill with three hours of service this year?  Here is a great opportunity to help make our biggest event a huge success!

Click here for Fun Fair sign up and let us know where we can count on you to help!  This link will also be available on the Ivy Hill Elementary PTA Facebook page!
SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED:  has started and paper copies should be delivered to all students today!  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America this summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read with a parent signature (required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2016 summer season.  Personalized passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to homeroom teachers by Monday, February 22nd.  For more information or questions, contact Patti Krinninger spekkrin@gmail.com or Cindy Stefani cindystefani@hotmail.com. Information and forms are available online: Parent LetterParent Letter – Spanish, Student Reading Log and Student Reading Log-Spanish.
JUVENILE PREVENTION COMMITTEE: Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated at Ivy Hill from 1/25 – 1/29!
This year’s theme is “Respect yourself, don’t do drugs”.
Here is the schedule of the theme days for the week.
Monday (25th)– Just Say No  Wear Red
Tuesday (26th)– I’m inJEANious, I’m giving drugs the BOOT! Wear jeans and/or boots
Wednesday (27th)  – Team up against drugs – wear your favorite team jersey/tshirt
Thursday (28th)– show your Ivy spirit  wear spirit wear
Friday  (29th)Crazy hair day!
COMMUNITY & FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ivy Hill PTA has partnered with One Warm Coat® to sponsor a COAT DRIVE so we can all “BECOME A WARMTH WARRIOR!” For the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.”  Listen to their stories and hear why they need our support!  http://www.onewarmcoat.org/theneed/
Our Ivy Hill Coat Drive will begin January 11th and end January 29th.  Bins will be placed in the school and we’re also looking to be at morning drop-off to collect.  The greatest need is for kids/teenager winter coats new or gently used (however, if you have other coats, they will accept). If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Bank (201-400-0236) or Julie Soderna (773-230-1163). Thank you and let’s warm our community…one coat at a time!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Please click here to see how you can volunteer to help with our remaining 2015-2016 PTA events.  Our committee heads are looking for help with the following: Movie Night, Book Fair, Field Day, LMC, Garden Club, Musical Productions, and Hospitality. Please sign up today! We appreciate all the help!

NEXT PTA MEETING: Feb. 9, 2016 @ 7:00

 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Jan.14 th @ 7:30 at South Middle School

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