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PTA Happenings – Dec. 9 – Dec. 15, 2016


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LUNCHTIME READERS COMMITTEE:   Lunchtime Readers coming soon in January!  Lunchtime Readers is a program sponsored by the Ivy Hill PTA.  Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade are invited to participate.  Once a week, for six weeks, parent volunteers lead a book discussion group during the half-hour lunch recess.  The groups are formed based on the students’ book choices.  All reading is done at home.  A display of this year’s book choices can be found in the Ivy Hill LMC for your child to preview.  Please fill out the attached 3rd, 4th and 5th grade registration forms: 3rd Grade Registration Form ;  4th and 5th Grade Registration Form. See the attached book listBook List.   If you any questions, feel free to contact Praveena Aradhya (praveena.aradhya@gmail.com) or Soumya Subash (subashsoumya@gmail.com.

LMC COMMITTEE:  The LMC Committee is looking for volunteers for January & February. If you are interested. please email Rekha Muruvinakombe at ivyhill.LMC@gmail.com.

SIX-HOUR READING CLUB COMMITTEE:   Six Flags – Read to Succeed  is in full swing!    Think summer, sun, and splashing at Great America this summer!  Students keep reading and logging your hours.  Students need to read 6 hours and keep a log of their reading titles, signed by a parent, to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one-day pass for the 2017 summer season.  Homework assignments cannot be included in logged reading time.  Personalized passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to participate in the program. Log sheets are due to homeroom teachers by Monday, January 9th.  Log sheets may be turned in earlier than the due date.  It’s not too late to start.  For more information or questions, contact Patti Krinninger spekkrin@gmail.com or Cindy Stefani cindystefani@hotmail.com. Information and forms are available online: “Parent letter/Student Reading Log” and “Parent letter/Student Reading Log-Spanish“.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL PTA:  The Arlington Heights Council PTA scholarship is open to any student who spent 3 years in a District 25 school with a minimum 3.0 (on a 5.0 scale) and who plans on attending a post-secondary school as a full or part time student.  Applications are reviewed anonymously, and recipients are selected on the basis of efforts in the classroom, school and community involvement. Applications are due March 4th. Recipients will be notified by April 21st.  The breakfast is May 16th 2016-2017 Application form.
BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  November Winners!  The November winner of the School of Rock gift certificate, t-shirt and hat is Sophie Wytmar, 5th,  Ms.Mekky’s class;
Nischal Aradhya, 5th, Mrs. Hansen’s class, won a $15 gift card to Olive Garden; and Natalie Michael,  2nd, Ms. Kathan’s class, won a $10 gift card to Olive Garden. Congrats and thank you again!  The December raffle for Box Tops is a Laser Quest certificate for up to four people.  The Shoparoo prize will be a Chuck E. Cheese certificate for 1 large pizza, 4 soft drinks and 30 game tokens.  We are so fortunate to have so many amazing local businesses donating these prizes.  If you have a local business and would like to donate an item for the next raffle, please let us know!

I-Fives go to  ABC/25 Committee, Katie Rausch, for helping Ivy Hill earn the Foundation Membership Incentive Grant for $2,500.  Thank you to all the families and staff members for joining ABC25; Holiday Gift Shop Committee:   Kelly Nix and Sherri Kontos and all the volunteers who worked so hard to put this event on! Thank you also to all our vendors and the families who came to shop!

NEXT PTA MEETING:   *No Meeting in December*

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  Dec. 15, 2016 @ 7:30 at Patten Elementary School

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