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PTA HAPPENINGS: Jan. 29-Feb.4, 2016

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE: Fun Fair 2016 – Fun Fair is almost here— Mark your calendars for February 5!  Wristband orders were due today, but we are extending the deadline until Monday, Feb. 1st.  A wristband will be needed 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).   New this year we will have games down the first grade hallway, and photo booth will be where it was last year, near the kindergarten rooms.  The Photo Booth, 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.

Fun Fair needs you! It may be hard to believe, but we still have 80 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!


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
Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591.

The Yearbook committee is looking for current students who have a family member(s) who attended Ivy Hill during the 1965-66 school year.  The committee is also interested in hearing from current students whose parents attended Ivy Hill too. Please contact Laurie Witt lw2611@yahoo.com

Ivy Hill PTA ROLLER SKATING PARTY is Thursday, February 11th, 6:30 – 9:00 at Orbit Roller Rink.  This is always a fun night and is a free family event sponsored by the PTA (skate rental is available for $3.00).  Mark your calendars and plan to join us!  Please note this is not a drop-off event and only Ivy Hill students and their immediate family may attend.  Volunteers are still needed to work the sign in/out desk.  Please click here if you are able to help.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kAX1_b1cgo_5eEECRYFfuVbi3A3vGjqx0sS2JGUGBPo/edit?usp=sharing   Any questions, please contact Nikki Wolverton at nicholewolverton@yahoo.com

WE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS! The nomination process to elect the 2016-2017 IVY HILL PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE is underway!  Please seriously consider who you know that might be qualified to serve in the following positions: Co-President, 1st VP (Friday Happenings, By-laws and Procedure Guide), 3rd VP (ways & means) and Treasurer.  Please nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact and benefit our children at Ivy Hill.  You can nominate candidates by filling out a nomination ballot (copies are available in the school office, or can be downloaded here) and placing it in the nomination box in the school office OR by completing nominations online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MV5LSB8.  Nominations need to be submitted by February 19.  Questions? contact Lucy Block at winston2470@comcast.net.

 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.

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: Feb. 18 th @ 7:30 at South Middle School

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

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