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PTA HAPPENINGS – January 26-Feb 1, 2018


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CHESS CLUB COMMITTEECalling all chess club enthusiasts in grade 1-5! Chess Club is coming on Monday, Feb 5th. There will be an instructional video during lunch recess on 2/05 and then start playing Chess, so chess experience is not necessary. We will be meeting during lunch recess in the gym for 6 weeks beginning on 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 & 3/19.  Please return your CHESS CLUB PERMISSION SLIP by Wednesday, Jan. 31st.  We always need volunteers, and knowledge of Chess is not required.  It’s a great way to help out your child’s school without a big time commitment.  Questions? Contact Becky Brown at bbecky4936@gmail.com or Julie Soderna at julie@soderna.com.

NOMINATING COMMITTEEWE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS! The nomination process to elect the 2018-2019 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 Bylaws and Happenings); 3rd VP (Ways & Means); and Treasurer (Manage Budgets/Finances).  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 printing and filling out a 2018-2019 Officer Nomination Ballot.  Hard copies are also available in the school office.  Nominations can be placed in the nomination box also located in the school office. Nominations need to be submitted by Monday, February 12th. Questions?  Contact Becky Brown at bbecky4936@gmail.com or 847-530-9039.

FUN FAIR COMMITTEE:  Help is still needed for Fun Fair on Friday,  February 2. Please think about helping out so that our kids can have a great night. High school kids, 7th and 8th graders are welcome to lend a hand. If anyone needs service hours, we have forms we will gladly sign and give you. So please join in the fun and help Ivy Hill have a successful Fun Fair. Please click on the attached link:  Fun Fair Signup
BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:   FUN FAIR WRISTBAND RAFFLE!  Submit Boxtops in a bag labeled with your child’s name prior to 1/30/18 and be entered to win two Fun Fair Wristbands!  Winners will be reimbursed if they have already purchased their wristbands.  Good luck!

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUNCIL OF PTAs:  As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to current District 25 students in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $200.  Scholarships are paid directly to the summer camp/program so the award will not have to be claimed to the IRS as unearned income. No scholarships will be paid to the recipient or a recipient’s parent/guardian.  The amount approved by the AHC Elementary Scholarship Committee will be paid to the summer camp/program that was submitted on application.  Only one application may be submitted per student.  The summer program or camp must start on or after June 1, 2018 and be completed by August 31, 2018. To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, the summer program must be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship.Submit your electronic application by Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Central. All candidates will be notified of committee decisions on March 18, 2018.  Questions regarding this scholarship can be directed to Scholarship Chairs Nicole Barbieri and Donna Ekl at SD25Scholarship@gmail.com.

I-FIVES go to:  Six-Hour Reading Club, Louann Benbow and Nikki Wolverton.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  February 8,  2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School

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