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PTA Happenings – Feb. 17-23, 2017


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ABC/25 FOUNDATION COMMITTEE:  ABC/25 Foundation Supports our School!  Congratulations to the following Ivy Hill teachers that were awarded Foundation Teacher Grants:
Allison Black:  Flexible Seating in the 21st Century Classroom
Anny Lee:  Books that Foster a Growth Mindset
Anny Lee:  STEM in Action
Anny Lee:  An Interactive Approach to Language Arts
Nashwa Mekky, Samantha Gavigan, Kristen Baker and Jennifer Hansen:  Disrupted Innovation with Blended Learning
Edie Opitz: A Clicker to Make Presentations Quicker
These teachers were recognized with candy-filled light bulbs to remind our District 25 Community that “bright ideas” pursued can impact the learning in our classrooms. Teachers will also be recognized at the March 16th School Board meeting.
The Membership Incentive Grant of $2,500 our school received in the fall was used to purchase a variety of  technology items for our innovation area in our LMC.  These items focus on building number sense, as well as coding and problem solving.  We additionally have purchased a green screen and lighting kit. This will be used to enhance our morning announcements, while also providing another pathway for students to use when demonstrating their learning. Specific items include: Osmo Numbers, Osmo Coding, Puzzlets, and Maze.  Your support of ABC/25 Foundation fundraisers such as the Just Move It! Challenge, Membership Drive, and Yankee Candle have made these grants possible.  Thank you!
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.
ABC/25 Foundation Needs YOU!  The Foundation Board has openings for the 2017-2018 school year: President (or 2 Co-Presidents), Vice President,  and School Liaison for Ivy Hill.  To learn more contact abc25president@gmail.com or the current Ivy Hill Liaison, Diane Liigsoo  (dliigsoo.ivyhill@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.
YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:   Don’t forget to download your Valentine’s Day party pictures so they can be included in the yearbook!  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).
MOVIE NIGHT COMMITTEE:  Save the date: MOVIE NIGHT for grades K-2nd is Friday, March 10. More info coming soon!

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

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

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