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PTA Happenings – Jan. 20 – Jan. 26, 2017


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JUVENILE PROTECTION COMMITTEE:  Red Ribbon Week is 1/24 – 1/27.  The daily activities schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, 1/24:       Kick off to Red Ribbon Week – Wear Red!
Wednesday, 1/25: Put A Sock On Drugs Day – Mismatched Socks Day
Thursday, 1/26:     Be On A Drug Free Team Day (Wear Your Favorite Team Gear)
Friday, 1/27:           Doing Drugs is Crazy (Crazy hair day)

BOX TOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:   Don’t forget to submit your Box Tops and scan your receipts into Shoparoo until 1/27/17 to be entered into our next raffle!  This month’s prizes for Box Tops will be three Berry Yo gift certificates and a Fun Fair wristband!  Two winners will be chosen for Shoparoo and will each receive a Half Price Books gift certificate and a Fun Fair wristband.  Good Luck!

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE:  Congratulations to these students whose Reflections projects advanced to the Northwest Cook Region. The Arlington Heights Council received 137 projects.  While they couldn’t advance all the projects, the students did a wonderful job telling their stories and what is important to them.  They should all be proud of their work! Projects selected to advance to the next level will be notified by Claudine Mele.

A Reflections Celebration will be held at Ivy Hill on January 31, 2017, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  ALL participants’ artwork will be set up around the commons, and light refreshments will be served.  Each student will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Council.  Artwork can be taken home after the reception. This reception is for all who submitted a project, not just the students who advanced.

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE:   Fun Fair is our biggest event where we need YOU to help make it a success. Friday, February 3rd from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. the kids come in and have a great time playing games with their friends. Please take the time, moms, dads, and high-schoolers to volunteer and make the night successful!   The pre-sale wristband price is $12 (on the night of Fun Fair, the cost will be $15).

Click the link below and join in all the fun! Dedicate a hour, baked goods or drinks and watch the kids have a blast.
Thank you, if you have any questions about the link please contact Caroleen Guiwargis cguiwargis@yahoo.com
NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  WE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS! The nomination process to elect the 2017-2018 IVY HILL PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE is underway!  Please seriously consider who you know that might be qualified to serve in the following positions: Co-President (Presides over meetings and is responsible for general direction of PTA), 1st VP (Manage Volunteer Lists and Plan Year End Celebration), 3rd VP (Ways & Means) and Secretary (Monthly Meeting Minutes and PTA Correspondence).  Please nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact and benefit our children at Ivy Hill.  You can nominate candidates by filling out a nomination ballot (copies are available at the school or can be downloaded here) and placing it in the nomination box in the school OR by completing nominations online at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMQQ8K8.  Nominations need to be submitted by MondayFebruary 13th2017-2018 officer Nomination Printable Ballot.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL PTA:  District 25 and Arlington Heights Council of PTAs will partner with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for a Technology Fair on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Students can demonstrate to the Arlington Heights community how they use technology in the community or in their everyday lives. Projects to be presented will be selected by AHML to ensure appropriate space and topic. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM ON OR BEFORE MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017.   Technology registration form

Selected presenters will be notified by February 6th, 2017.  Questions? Please email: ahptacouncilprograms@gmail.com.

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
The Illinois PTA Scholarship online application is now live at:  http://illinoispta.org/scholarshipapplication.html. Application due date is February 15, 2017.
  • A minimum of 3.0 out of a 4.0 unweighted grading scale is required.
  • The graduating senior mus be enrolling in a college or university in education or education-related degree program, which requires certification from a State Board of Education.
  • A transcript with a minimum of 7 semester high school grades must accompany the application. Online-scholarship-announcement.
NEXT PTA MEETING:   February 7, 2017 @ 7:00

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:   Feb. 16, 2017 @ 7:30, Dryden Elementary School

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