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PTA Happenings April 1-7, 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: Start collecting your new and gently used books (suitable for K – 6th graders) for the Ivy Hill Book Drive which will take place 3/30 – 4/13.  Collection bins will be located in the Commons area.   All these books will be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank to increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers & school age children throughout Chicagoland.  Please put your books in a plastic bag with your name and grade on it before placing them in the bins as we will be holding a raffle for prizes at the end of the drive.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski, michelledycus@gmail.com,The Environmental Awareness Committee.
 
Note, we will also be holding our “Reuse-A-Shoe” drive, plastic bag collection and E-Waste drive during Earth week,  April 18 – 22nd  so start collecting your old used shoes, plastic bags and old small electronics such as cell phones, digital cameras, IPod devices…as well.
 

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE – is quickly approaching. Even though the deadline has passed to receive a free Tshirt and reduced entry fee, you can still register for the Just Move It challenge. Please use this link http://jmichallenge.org/registration/  to sign up and join the race, whether you want to run, walk or volunteer. Any questions please reach out to Katie Rausch, our school JMI representative! katier18@yahoo.com

BOOK FAIR is Wednesday, April 13th from 3:30pm-8:00pm.  The Ivy Hill PTA is once again partnering with Scholastic Books to bring you this year’s BOOK FAIR fundraiser!  Scholastic brings a wide variety of books, many at discounted prices.  Please join us and stock up on some new books to keep the kids reading as the school year comes to a close and summer is just around the corner!  Students will have an opportunity to preview the books during class, on Tuesday, April 12th.  We need volunteers for both the preview day and the Book Fair.  Watch for an email from the school messenger regarding signing up to volunteer.  If you have questions regarding volunteer opportunities or general questions about book fair, please contact Rekha Muruvinakombe at resrini@yahoo.com or  Lynn Feder at lynnfeder@hotmail.com.

The nominations for the PTA Executive Committee for next year are:
            For Co-President                                 Louann Benbow
            For C0-President                                 Luanne Eisenhardt
            For 1st Vice President                         Lucy Block
            For 2nd Vice President                       Nikki Wolverton
            For 3rd Vice President                        Suzanne Krause
            For 3rd Vice President                        Caroleen Guiwargis
            For Treasurer                                         Joelle Vena
            For Secretary                                         Jennifer Sadowski
We will be voting on the slate at the April 5th meeting . Nominations from the floor will be accepted, as well.  Please plan to attend this meeting – your votes are needed!

NEXT PTA MEETING: April. 5, 2016 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: April 7, 2016 @ 7:30 at South Middle School

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