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PTA Happenings – Feb. 3-9, 2017


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BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  Congrats to our recent winners – Connor Krinninger, Ryan Stefani, McKenna Wagner, Julia Alferov, Aniketh Subash, and Sai Vemula!
Do you want a chance to win the February raffle?  It’s easy!  Cut out Box Tops from participating brands (http://www.boxtops4education.com), drop them in an envelope labeled with your child’s name/teacher and have your child bring it into school.  Five lucky winners will receive Oberweis gift certificates.  Submit your receipts to the Shoparoo App and have a chance to win a Half Price Books gift certificate.  Good Luck!
JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE:  The Just Move it! Challenge 5k and 1 Mile run/walk fundraiser will be held on April 22nd at South Middle School.  The planning team is currently looking for local businesses, organizations, and individuals to sponsor the event.  For suggestions or more information on being a sponsor, contact jmichallenge@gmail.com.

Early registration for the JMI Challenge is now open to all walkers and runners!  Please go to register.  In order to guarantee that you receive a t-shirt for the race, you must register before April 7, 2017.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the race, please sign up here.

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  Live Nomination Ballot.  Nominations need to be submitted by MondayFebruary 13th2017-2018 officer Nomination Printable Ballot.

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.
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.
I-Fives go to:  Fun Fair Committee, Denise Schreiner, Jessica Palano, Connie Gonzalez, Kara Janus, Becky Brown, 3rd VPs Suzanne Krause and Caroleen Guiwargis, and the many teachers and volunteers who ran the games and donated items to this fun event,  Thank you!
NEXT PTA MEETING:   February 7, 2017 @ 7:00

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

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