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PTA Happenings: May 6-12, 2016


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HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE: Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Thank you for your participation!

Monday, May 9Let’s “Sweet” It All Out
Julie Soderna, an Ivy Hill mom and fitness instructor, will be providing a fun high intensity/low impact interval workout from 4:00-5:00 pm in the gym for all teachers and staff.

Tuesday, May 10: Ten sweet fingers, ten sweet toes. Boy or Girl, Who Will Know?
Please bring in one baby picture of your child this morning (write the name on back). Teachers will be guessing the baby pictures of each of their students! Their picture will be displayed and returned to you the following week.
Wednesday, May 11Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is Sweet and so are you” ~Flower Day
Have your child bring in one flower for their teacher (a flower from your garden would be great).  One flower from each student will create a beautiful bouquet!

Thursday, May 12A Note of Thanks
Have your child write a note of thanks to their teacherMake a card, hand-write a note on a sheet of paper or draw a picture.

Friday, May 13: “How Sweet it is to be Just like you” ~Favorite Color or Sports Team
Have your child wear their teacher’s favorite color or favorite team shirt.
If you have additional questions, please contact your Room Reps!
School Supplies Kits are On Sale NOW! Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits through our vendor, EPI. The sale is taking place now through the end of the school year and orders are being accepted Online ONLY. To order: Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks. Enter the school ID, IVY003. Follow the directions on the website to complete your order. All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school. Questions? Please contact Julie Ratzki at 847 463-6277 or Liz Dombroski at 847 561-3897
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE: A big thank you to all you Ivy Hill students who donated used shoes to our Reuse-A-Shoe drive.  We collected 212 pairs of shoes!!!!  Thank you to Kate Buttita and the Environmental Awareness Committee for organizing this amazing collection.
ABC25 NEWS: ABC/25 Foundation’s Membership Drive for 2016-17 is now underway!  Be sure to sign up to join ABC/25 Foundation when you register your child online for school next year.  With a minimum $40 donation, your family can join ABC/25 and help Ivy Hill earn a $2500 grant which is given when 25% of Ivy Hill  families join.  ABC/25 Foundation is the fundraising partner of D25, raising money to support innovation, creativity, and excellence in our children’s classrooms.
ABC/25 Foundation and ComEd’s Hourly Pricing Program are hosting a Virtual STEM Fair for District 25 students. The Virtual STEM Fair challenges students to explore, examine and analyze scientific questions and have fun! There’s also an opportunity to help raise money for ABC/25 teacher grants.   Students will submit videos on their projects online!
Cash prizes are awarded per age group(K-2, 3-5, 6-8) by a panel of ComEd and STEM industry professionals. Deadline to submit projects online is May 20,2016 Learn more and register at www.abc25.org Questions? email abc25president@gmail.com
We Need YOU! Join the ABC/25 Foundation Board and IMPACT the District 25 learning environment! The ABC/25 Foundation is a volunteer organization that since its inception has raised and contributed more than $1 million in teacher and school grants for District 25. There are still various openings for the 2016-2017 school year. ABC/25 Foundation Board – Co-President(1), Vice President of Fundraising,  Secretary,  Directors at Large (2), School Co-Liaisons for Dryden (1),  South (2). Just Move it! Challenge – Co-Race Director (1)For detailed job descriptions visit www.abc25.org
Questions? Contact Doris or Laura for more information abc25president@gmail.com

NEXT PTA MEETING: May. 24, 2016 @ 7:00 (last meeting of the year)

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

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