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PTA Happenings – October 20-26, 2017

 

EVERYBODY COUNTS COMMITTEE:  Everybody Counts Week is coming Nov 13-17.   Everybody Counts is a program designed to teach children about various disabilities and how children with these challenges cope with them.  The goal is understanding, to help everyone look for the person behind the disability, and to create a climate in which we all feel at ease with our differences.  Each presentation will provide the children with an opportunity to experience what it would be like to cope with a disability.  Would you like the opportunity to lead your child’s class in this experience?  A script will be provided, and there are typically 4-5 volunteers who share each presentation.  Please contact Stephanie Lazzari (slpturtles@gmail.com) to be added to our volunteer list.  When the dates and times are confirmed for each grade level, we’ll follow up with you to confirm if you are available at those times.  Also, Everybody Counts is in need of clean, empty gallon milk jugs.  Please drop these off in the bin provided in the front hall at school.  Thank you!!
JUVENILE PROTECTION COMMITTEE:  Red Ribbon Week is 10/23-10/27.   Here’s what we have planned for activities during the week:
 
Monday:       Red Ribbon Week kickoff – Wear Red!!
Tuesday:       Put A Cap On Drugs (Hat Day)
Wednesday: Put A Sock On Drugs Day – Mismatched Socks Day
Thursday:     Be On A Drug Free Team Day (Wear Your Favorite Team Gear)
Friday:          Doing Drugs is Crazy (Crazy hair day)

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE:    Turn in your project by October 27th!  Questions:  Claudine Mele cmmele@gmail.com or Sherri Kontos sherri.kontos@pepsico.com.

MEMBERSHIP – Directory 2017-2018 – Thank you to everyone who has joined the Ivy Hill PTA this year!  The student directory has been updated, and you should now have access.  If you would like access, it is not too late to join the PTA.  Not only will you gain access to the directory and on-line calendar, but you will help support all of our wonderful activities and programs.  Simply complete this PTA Membership Application-2017-2018 and return it via backpack mail.  Should you have any questions, please contact Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

STRESS-FREE FUNDRAISER:  Back by popular demand!!! Our “Stress Free Fundraiser” was so successful last year, that we are doing it again this year!  This year, it is the only fall fundraiser we are doing, so please consider participating!  Like last year, we are striving for each family to donate 3 hours of your time and $30 towards our fundraising efforts.  Our PTA sponsors many great activities throughout the year, and we can’t do it without your time and money!  Remember all donations towards our Stress Free Fundraiser are tax deductible, and 100% of the money you donate will go towards the great activities sponsored by our PTA!  If you have any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis at cguiwargis@yahoo.com or Kelly Nix at Kelly.nix630@gmail.com

 

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

THOMAS MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA NEWS:  Red Ribbon Week is the kickoff for WOLF PACK DEN (Discover, Elevate, Nourish).  This new school-wide program will go all year round with a new focus each month.  The next 3 months of topics:  November Nutrition and Fuel; December, Screen time; January, Sleep.  PSAT Testing  for 8th graders is Oct 28th.  The makeup date is Nov 4th.  Please be sure to register your 8th grader for this test. Club and Team Photos Nov 2nd.   Variety Show is Nov 9th and Nov 10.  The Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly is Friday Nov 10th (Parents welcome to help and attend.)  October 27th is the end of the quarter.  End of term report cards will come electronically or via Powerschool app. They will NOT come home via backpack. Hobby Elementary School fundraiser came to a total of $3,103.48.  The Next PTA MEETING is Nov 7th.

I-FIVES go to:  Movie Night Committee, Becky Brown and Tajalli Horvat for making movie night such a great success.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  November 16 , 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

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Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

 

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