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PTA HAPPENINGS– January 18 – January 24, 2019

LUNCHTIME READERS: Lunchtime readers starts next week! All books have been passed out to the students along with their week 1 reading assignment. 

FUN FAIR: Fun Fair is Friday, February 1st from 5:30-8:00 pm!  This event is run entirely by volunteers and WE NEED YOU!  Please donate either an hour of your time or donate one requested item.  Please sign up using this link:  Ivy Hill Fun Fair 2019 Volunteer Sign Up
Wristbands will be sold for $12 in advance. Paperwork to purchase the wristbands was sent home last week and are due Friday, January 25. Wristbands will be sold for $15 at the door.

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED: Log sheets are due to teachers Tuesday, January 22nd!!  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read (a parent signature required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2019 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for a discount).  Personalized day passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Feel free to turn in earlier than the due date.  Late entries cannot be accepted.  Click here for more information and the reading log is attached here.  You only need to print and return the completed Student Reading Log.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:  FUN FAIR WRISTBAND RAFFLE!  Submit a minimum of 10 Boxtops in a bag labeled with your child’s name & teacher prior to Friday, January 25, 2019 and be entered to win one Fun Fair Wristband! Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 30, 2019 and will be reimbursed if they have already purchased their wristbands. We will be selecting 1 name per grade for a total of 6 wristbands! Good luck!

5TH GRADE PARENTS: Thomas Middle School is hosting an opportunity for parents only to “Meet the Principals” on Tuesday, February 12th at 9:15am or February 13th at 7:00pm. The purpose of these meetings is to give the parents of incoming 6th-grade students an opportunity to meet with the Thomas Middle School Principals and learn more about Thomas Middle School.  There will be a question and answer session, as well as a tour of the building led by middle school students while classes are in session.

Also, be on the lookout for an email on Friday, January 18. You will receive an email with your child’s Powerschool login information which you will need to choose his/her Foreign Language choice for sixth grade. 

JUST MOVE IT CHALLENGE: Thank you to all of the students who submitted a t-shirt design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We have narrowed it down to the top favorites and now it is up to you to decide the winner! Click here to vote! Voting opens on Friday, January 11 and closes on Friday, January 25 at 11:59am.

Registration for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is now open! There a lot of exciting new changes this year, including CHIP TIMING! You don’t want to miss out!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, March 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– January 11 – January 17, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Fun Fair is coming soon to Ivy Hill on Friday, February 1 from 5:30-8pm. Wristbands will be sold for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Paperwork to purchase the wristbands were sent home this week. 

We are in need of many volunteers for this event. Please sign up using this link.

BOXTOPS COMMITTEE:  FUN FAIR WRISTBAND RAFFLE!  Submit a minimum of 10 Boxtops in a bag labeled with your child’s name & teacher prior to Friday, January 25, 2019 and be entered to win one Fun Fair Wristband! Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 30, 2019 and will be reimbursed if they have already purchased their wristbands. We will be selecting 1 name per grade for a total of 6 wristbands! Good luck!

JUST MOVE IT CHALLENGE: Thank you to all of the students who submitted a t-shirt design for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! We have narrowed it down to the top favorites and now it is up to you to decide the winner! Click here to vote! Voting opens on Friday, January 11 and closes on Friday, January 25 at 11:59am.

Registration for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is now open! There a lot of exciting new changes this year, including CHIP TIMING! You don’t want to miss out!

SAVE THE DATE: The next School Board Meeting is Thursday, January 17 @ 7:30pm at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, March 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– December 14 – December 21, 2018

LUNCHTIME READERS: Registration forms went home this week and are due Monday December 17th.  Parent volunteers are needed for the program! 

GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs (AHCPTAs) together with its nine school Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) in School District 25 (SD25), uses donations and the money it raises each year to help college-bound local seniors pay for college-related costs. Scholarships are available to worthy students through an application and blind selection process. The amount of scholarships awarded each year depends solely on the amount received through donations and the support of our SD25 PTAs.  Donations are tax deductible! ACHPTAs is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Visit the AH Council of PTAs Webstore and donate:   https://sd25.revtrak.net/PTA/AH-Council-Of-PTAs/

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED:  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included), keep a log of reading titles and minutes read (a parent signature required) to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2019 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for a discount).  Personalized day passes will be issued in May. You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program. Log sheets are due to teachers by Tuesday, January 22nd.  Feel free to turn in earlier than the due date.  Here is more Program Information and the Reading Log.  You only need to print and return the completed Student Reading Log.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton(nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

JUST MOVE IT CHALLENGE: The ABC/25 Foundation is excited to announce Get Burbed as naming sponsor for our annual 5K/1 Mile Challenge! The Just Move It Challenge will be renamed to ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge!  Get Burbed is a long time supporter of ABC/25 and is also owned by a District 25 family.  We are thrilled to partner with Get Burbed and look forward to announcing some race enhancements soon.  This year’s ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at South Middle School.  Save the date!

Planning for this year’s event is in full swing and now it’s time for District 25 students to help by getting their creative juices flowing.  It’s time for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge t-shirt and poster design contest! Click here for the official rules and entry form.  All entries are due by January 9, 2019.  We can’t wait to see your creative designs!

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Nominating committee needs your help to pick next year’s executive board.  We need 5 people to form this committee, as well as 2 alternates. The nominating committee will meet 2-3 times to go over the nominations and decide on the best candidate for each position. If you are interested please email Suzanne (svkrause@hotmail.com) and Caroleen (svkrause@hotmail.com) so that they can form a committee.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, January 8 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We hope you have a wonderful winter break. This is the last PTA Happenings of 2018. See you in 2019!