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PTA Happenings: May 13-19, 2016

GARDEN COMMITTEE: Let’s get ready to do some gardening!  All students will participate in the planting of the Ivy Hill garden plots on Monday, May 16th so please dress appropriately.  We will be planting a “Vegetable Dip Garden” – all those vegetable kids loved to dip in dressing.   Also, all the children will  get a chance to sample the vegetables they plant in a special “Vegetable Dip Tasting” after we harvest the vegetables in the fall.

ATTENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS: There is only one more month to get PTA reimbursement checks.  Debbie need all receipts and debit vouchers by June 13th.  Any questions contact Debbie Gagliano at dcgags@comcast.net or 773-771-3273.
School Supply 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.
Teacher Appreciation Week:  Thank you to all our wonderful teachers and staff – we hope you enjoyed your Teacher Appreciation Week!
Thank you to all the Room Reps and all volunteers for their help in communicating the activities for the week and gathering pictures, cards and flowers!
Thank you to Julie Soderna for offering a wonderful exercise class for the staff!
Thank you to the Room Rep Committee for coordinating all the events and communications for the week!  Thank you to Melissa Sherman, Linda Boehm, Rekha Muruvinakombe-Adiga and Kelly Nix.
PARENTS: Don’t forget to join Ivy Hill’s PTA when you register your child online for school next year!  We need your support to keep our programs and events going for the students.
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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