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PTA Happenings – Oct. 21 – 27, 2016

SPIRIT WEAR COMMITTEE:  Isn’t the new Ivy Hill Logo great?!  Show your school spirit by wearing it to school!  Spirit wear store is OPEN now through October 31st. Items available for pickup at Parent-Teacher Conferences in November. Colors and prices shown online at http://americanoutfittersltd.com/.

ABC/25 COMMITTEE Yankee Candle Fundraiser is back!!  All orders are online and free shipping on all orders over $100+.  Orders will be directly shipped to your home.  For deliveries before Thanksgiving, orders need to be completed by October 21st, and December orders need to be completed by November 18th. Yankee Candle fundraiser will run until January 10, 2017.  Visit the www.abc25.org and click the Yankee Candle icon and follow the prompts to sign up as a seller.  Proceeds benefit ABC/25 Foundation Teacher Grants. Membership Drive is also still going on! Help your school Earn $2,500 – Make a donation and become a member of ABC/25 Foundation today!  The ABC/25 Foundation is an independent non-profit volunteer organization that raises funds for innovative learning initiatives that are not otherwise supported by District funds. Learn more at www.abc25.org.

BOX TOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  Contest Time!  Additional Prizes Added!  Big Blue Swim School has donated a family pack of swim lessons (up to three children) for the winner of the October 28th Box Top drawing.  Magnets and posters will also be raffled off.  To enter please clip the Box Tops off of participating products and then send them to school in a bag/envelope labeled with your child’s name along with their teacher’s name. 

Scan your receipts into the Shoparoo app to be entered into the October 28th Shoparoo drawing.  First prize is a $15 Chili’s gift card, second prize is a $10 Chili’s gift card.  There will also be some fun posters raffled off as well.  Good luck!

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE:  Ivy Hill’s Got Talent!  It’s time to show yours!

This year’s Reflection theme is: What is Your Story? 
To participate there are a few easy steps…
1. Turn in your student interest form into the office.
2. The rules and entry form will then be sent to you.
3. Create using dance, music, writing, film, photography and/or visual arts!
4. Turn in your project by October 28th!
5. Let your creativity be recognized and acknowledged!
For more information contact: Claudine Mele (cmmele@gmail.com)

EVERYBODY COUNTS COMMITTEE:   Everybody Counts is a program designed to teach children about various disabilities and how children with these challenges cope with them.  The goal is understanding; to help everyone look for the person behind the disability and to create a climate in which we all feel at ease with our differences.  Each presentation will provide the children with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to cope with a disability.  Would you like the opportunity to lead your child’s class in this experience?  A script will be provided and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.

Please contact Kristina Dreyer (kristinadreyer@yahoo.com) or click on the following link to be added to the volunteer list:  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0b49acac2faafc1-everybody

Also, Everybody Counts is in need of clean, empty gallon milk jugs. Please drop these off in the office if you have one.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP:  Crafters!  The time has come to start reserving your tables. The vendor agreements are ready to send, just contact Kelly Nix at  kelly.nix630@gmail.com.  $25 adult tables $10 for students. Deadline is Nov 28.

YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:  Get your pictures in the yearbook!  The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events, please submit them.  Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.  We prefer small group photos and all the kids in the photo need to attend Ivy Hill.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 406033618
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click “Save Details”.

If you have any questions, please contact:  Nicole Campbell (Nicole.Campbell496@gmail.com), Amy Walters (Josh2amy@yahoo.com), or Renee Bennett-Smith (Reneebennettsmith@yahoo.com).

I-FIVES go to:  Our entire  Ivy Hill PTA!  Your hard work and dedication resulted in Ivy Hill receiving an Honorable Mention Award at our Northwest Cook Region/District 37 local unit recognition awards banquet held on October 17, 2016.  Thank you!

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 15,  2016 @ 7:00

NEXT School Board Meeting11/17/2016 7:30 PM

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