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PTA Happenings Feb. 26 – Mar. 3, 2016

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE: Please remember to register online for the Just Move It! Challenge by 3/31 to be guaranteed your race t-shirt in your school color.  http://jmichallenge.org/registration/  Don’t want to run but still want to be part of the fun…..Volunteer!  We have many volunteer opportunities!  Check them out here and sign up today.  http://jmichallenge.org/volunteer/  Contact your school representative Katie Rausch  katier18@yahoo.comwith  questions or suggestions.  *All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

MOVIE NIGHT for grades K-2 is March 11th at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:30PM and the movie will start promptly at 6:45 PM Parents should pick their child up at 8:30 PM.  Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and their favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the movie.  Movie Night Permission   Please return your signed permissions slips and money by Thursday Mar 11th. Questions?  Contact Amy Hoffman (amyhoffman3@gmail.com) or Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com)

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:  Friday Feb. 26th is the last day you can pay for yearbooks by check or cash. After the 26th, Yearbooks can only be purchased (for a limited time )online at http://www.memorybook.com/parentpay Pay code 79777   Please Note: Ordering a Yearbook was NOT an option at registration.

The Yearbook committee has already begun making pages.Please be sure to get your photos in ASAP  at https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 402723591.

THE PTA was proud to sponsor the 2nd Grade show this week. Great job  Mrs. Opitz and all the 2nd Grade Pirates! A special thank you to the Video/ Music Productions Committee chairs Judy Newman and Lynette Nimmo.

The Teachnology fair is coming up on March 9th from 7-9pm at Thomas.  Parent and student volunteers are needed  go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a9ad29a3fb6-student/

I FIVES go to: Six Flags Read to Succeed Committee Cindy Stefani and Patti Krinninger; Chess Club committee  Amy Hoffman and Lucy Block

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: March 10 @ 7:30 at South Middle School

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA HAPPENNINGS Feb.19-25, 2016

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), 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 Lucyblock2470@gmail.com.

The next Boxtops/Labels for Education and Shoparoo raffles will be February 26th.
(1) lucky Boxtops winner will win a gift certificate for a free kids haircut at KidSnips. (4) lucky Shoparoo winners will each win a $5.00 gift certificate for Family Video.

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED:   Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America this summer!   The deadline to return your completed Six Flags Reading Log is Monday February 22nd.  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.  For more information or questions, contact Patti Krinninger spekkrin@gmail.com or Cindy Stefani cindystefani@hotmail.com. Information and forms are available online: Parent Letter,  Parent Letter – SpanishStudent Reading Log and Student Reading Log-Spanish.

DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS by (check or cash) Feb. 26, 2016 or online at http://www.memorybook.com/parentpay Pay code 79777   This is the first and only chance to order Yearbooks – IT WAS NOT AN OPTION AT REGISTRATION.

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

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

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

 

 

February 12-18, 2016

CHESS CLUB COMMITTEE: Calling all chess enthusiasts in grades 1-5! Chess Club is coming on Monday, Feb. 22nd.  We will meet during lunch recess for 7 weeks.  Please return your chess club permission by Feb. 16th.  We always need volunteers and knowledge of chess isn’t required.  It’s a great way to help out your child’s school without a big time commitment.  Questions? Contact Amy Hoffman (amyhoffman3@gmail.com) or Lucy Block (lucyblock2470@gmail.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), 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 Lucyblock2470@gmail.com.

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE: ROOM REPS – Please upload your Valentines Day party Pictures and your Halloween pictures too!
There are several events that for the first time ever might not make it into the yearbook. PLEASE take a few minutes to upload pictures from the following events:
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.

DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS by (check or cash) Feb. 26, 2016 or online at www.memorybook.com/parentpay Pay code 79777   This is the first and only chance to order Yearbooks – IT WAS NOT AN OPTION AT REGISTRATION.

I FIVES go to: the following committees and their volunteers for working so hard to bring wonderful PTA sponsored programs to our students. Lunchtime Readers (Soumya Subash & Praveena Aradhya), Community & Family Involvement (Sharon Bank & Julie Soderna) Red Ribbon Week (Stephanie Horvath & Kathy Thompson), Six Flags Read to Succeed (Cindy Stefani & Patti Krinninger), Fun Fair ( Denise Schreiner, Jessica Palano Lynn Feder, Kara Janus & 3rd VP’s, Emily Morrison & Suzanne Krause) LMC (Rekha Muruvinakombe), and Chess Club ( Amy Hoffman & Alex Calderaro),

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

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

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

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA HAPPENINGS: Feb. 5-11, 2016

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE: Fun Fair is tonight from 5:30-8!!!  Be sure to bring your wristband with you, as wristbands are necessary to play the games and we cannot replace forgotten or lost wristbands.  Forgot to purchase your wristband?  You can purchase wristbands for $15 at the door.  There will be food, popcorn, cotton candy, and a photo booth available for cash – these items are not included in the wristband.  New this year, there will be games in the 1st grade hallway, past cake walk and the photo booth.  Be sure to check them out!!!  See you tonight!!!

CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE: Getting Excited About Science assembly will be held on Feb 11th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Steve Belliveau delightfully combines his university studies (B.S.Engineering) with his skills as a magician to present a show that captivates students and teachers alike. He has been recognized by professional teaching organizations. The show is a perfect blend of teaching and entertainment that will be talked about long after. This is will be a dramatic demonstration with easy to see equipment, humor, music and audience participation.  The show’s main focus is to get students to think and discover how things work in a fun way.

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

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED:   Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America this summer!  We hope your student is reading and recording their minutes on the Six Flags Reading Log. 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.

CHESS CLUB COMMITTEE: Calling all chess enthusiasts in grades 1-5! Chess Club is coming on Monday, Feb. 22nd.  We will meet during lunch recess for 7 weeks.  Please return your chess club permission by Feb. 16th.  We always need volunteers and knowledge of chess isn’t required.  It’s a great way to help out your child’s school without a big time commitment.  Questions? Contact Amy Hoffman (amyhoffman3@gmail.com) or Lucy Block (lucyblock2470@gmail.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), 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 Lucyblock2470@gmail.com.

BOX TOPS/LABELS and SHOPAROO COMMITTEE: The next Box Tops/Labels for Education and Shoparoo raffles will be February 26th.  Fun prizes will be announced soon! Just a reminder: Box Tops have an expiration date on them!  We have recently received some expired Box Tops and we are not able to turn these in for credit. Please turn in your Box Tops as soon as you accumulate them. Be sure to include the full barcode label for the promotional Box Tops and also for the Labels for Education. Remember to label your baggie with your child’s full name and grade.  Feel free to write your child’s full name several times on the baggie.  Sadly, we have many bags turned in and we don’t know who to give raffle credits to.  Thanks for everyone who has been participating in our Box top/Labels for Education and Shoparoo program!