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PTA Happening April 8-14, 2016

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE: You have until 4/13 to donate your new and gently used books (suitable for K – 6th graders) for the Ivy Hill Book Drive.  Collection bins will be located in the Commons area.   All 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 “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: JMI is in need of volunteers for the upcoming race April 16th 2016. So if you don’t feel like running or walking but you would love to help this is your chance. Please click on the link below and show your support through volunteering! https://www.dropbox.com/s/clqnrdgrekinnz1/School%20announcement%204-1%20and%204-8.docx?dl=0

BOX TOPS/SHOPAROO: Do you have any Box Tops left?  Tear open those cereal boxes, rip apart the butter packages, the tissue boxes and dig through the trash to retrieve those Box Tops!!   The last raffle drawing will be on May 20th.
Here’s what you could win:
Three Box Tops winners will each receive an open gym pass for American Academy of Gymnastics.
Two Shoparoo winners will each receive an open gym pass for American Academy of Gymnastics.
There will also be additional Thank-you prize drawings, just for participating in the Box Tops/Shoparoo program

 Congratulations to the PTA Executive Board for 2016-2017:

For Co-President                                 Louann Benbow
For Co-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

Time to save the date for our Chipotle fundraiser!  On May 2nd, you can forget about the stress of preparing dinner and support PTA at the same time!  Place an order at Chipotle at North Point Plaza in Arlington Heights on Monday, May 2nd between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.  If you mention the fundraiser 50% of the proceeds will go to Ivy Hill!  More information to come!

NEXT PTA MEETING: May. 24, 2016 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: May 12, , 2016 @ 7:30 at South Middle School

Don’t forget to  Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook! Or online at ivyhillpta

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