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PTA HAPPENINGS: Jan.22-28, 2016

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: Pictures from the following events need to be uploaded by
Feb. 1st or they will not make it into the Yearbook.
1st Day of School
3rd -5th Grade Movie Night
Everyone Counts
Ice Cream Social
Walking School Bus
Kindergarten Welcome Picnic
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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!

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE: Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Holiday Lights collection and Used Board Game drive this last month.  We are happy to report that we collected and recycled over 90 sets of lights and 25 board games!  A special thank you to Angela Zulaski from the Environmental Awareness Committee for transporting and recycling all those lights & Mr. Kaese and Mrs. Jiminez who helped us “reuse” these board games by giving them to many of our Ivy Hill Teachers.  Thank you to the other members of the Environmental Awareness Committee for organizing the event: Michelle Derochowski and Kate Buttita.

BOX TOPS/LABELS FOR EDUCATION/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  The Winners for our 01/07/16 raffle are:
Boxtops/Labels for Education: Taylor Watson-(3rd-Como)-Elite Soccer $150.00 GC, 
Connor Krinninger -(4th-Caudill)-Elite Soccer $150.00 GC , Alex Tybon-(K-Zingg)- Fun Fair Wristband
Shoparoo: Renna Johnson – Fun Fair Wristband and Posters went to Julie Ratzki, Renu Khurpa, Maggie McMeekin, Lucy Block and Sherri Anagnostakos

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE: Fun Fair 2016 – Fun Fair is almost here — mark your calendars for February 5!  Buy a wristband for unlimited access to as many games as you want to play for the whole night!  Each wristband costs $12 if you pre-order ($15 if you buy at the door).  A photobooth, plus cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, hot dogs, chips, candy and drinks will be back at Fun Fair this year, too – all for purchase with cash only.  To pre-order wristbands, use the Fun Fair Fun Fair Flyer 2016 and send it back to school no later than Friday, January 29.  A hard copy of the order form was sent home via backpack mail last week.

Fun Fair needs you! It may be hard to believe, but we still have 100 volunteer spots to fill at our biggest event of the year!  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!) Grab a friend and sign up together!  Just place your friend’s name in the comment section near your sign-up.  Make sure that they sign up and request you too!  Feel free to sign up for multiple slots if you are interested!  Second shift (6:20 – 7:10) and third shift (7:10 – 8:00) are in particular need of volunteers.  Thank you so much for your help!  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!

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 began January 11th and ends 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!

 Teachnology Fair 2016 – March 9th 7-9pm @ Thomas Middle School Does your student have a passion for technology? Do they like to share with others how they use technology for school and for fun?  District 25 and Arlington Heights Council of PTAs will host an Education Fair with the theme of “Teachnology 2016”.  Students and staff will have the opportunity to teach peers, parents, and the Arlington Heights community about how they use technology. This could mean teaching others a skill or simply sharing an experience using technology. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Feb. 18 th @ 7:30 at South Middle School

Don’t forget to  Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

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