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PTA Happenings – Feb. 10-16, 2017

IVY HILL PTA ROLLER SKATING PARTY is ThursdayFebruary 16th, 6:30 – 9:00 at Orbit Roller Rink.  This is always a fun night and is a free family event sponsored by the PTA (skate rental is available for $4.00).  Mark your calendars and plan to join us!  Please note this is not a drop-off event and only Ivy Hill students and their immediate family may attend. All children must be supervised by an adult.  If you have any questions please contact Luanne Eisenhardt (Lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com)

BOX TOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  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!

NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  The nomination process to elect the 2017-2018 IVY HILL PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE is quickly coming to a close, and we still need nominations!  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.
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 click here 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.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   March  8, 2017 @ 7:00

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

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