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PTA HAPPENINGS– March 22 – April 4, 2019

IVY HILL’S SILENT AUCTION BASKET: Support ABC/25 and the Get Burbed Challenge by contributing to a Cubs Themed basket as part of the race day silent auction. Each school is creating a themed basket, and funds raised will benefit the foundation as a whole. We want our school to the have the BEST basket and receive the highest bid. This is in lieu of past school ABC/25 fundraisers.  Consider purchasing an item listed in this Sign Up Genius to donate to Ivy Hill’s silent auction basket or combining with another family. Donations will be accepted through April 2. Thank you!

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE: Early Registration for the 8th Annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge ends Friday, March 22nd! Register now to receive early registration perks including a $5 discount on the entry fee, a guaranteed race t-shirt and the option to have your race packet delivered to your D25 school. Race day is Saturday, April 13th – Register Now!  You can find more information about the race at abc25challenge.com. All proceeds are returned directly to the schools via teacher grants for innovative teaching methods and materials.

Audition now to perform the national anthem at the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! D25 students may audition by sending a video recording of themselves performing the national anthem ʺa capellaʺ to abc25challenge@gmail.com. Within your video, please state your name, grade, and school. In your email, please attach a recent photo, that will be used to announce the winner on social media. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 31, 2019. The race planning team will review all entries and select a winner who will be notified by Monday, April 8, 2019. 

Not a runner? Nursing an injury? Looking for a different experience on race day? We need volunteers to make race day a success. Many options are available and most are flexible to enable you to volunteer and also participate in a race. Volunteer participation counts toward your school’s participation goal. All volunteers who sign up before 4/10 will be entered in a drawing for prizes from our sponsors! Sign up here!

Like and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news on the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! 

ANXIETY PARENT PRESENTATION: Preteen/Teen Anxiety is reaching epidemic proportions in our area, impacting nearly every student at some level!  South PTA is proud to host Jennifer Zielinski, M.A, N.C.C, L.C.P.C. from F.A.I.R. Counseling, Inc. (Families and Adolescents In Recovery) who will give a Free Parent Presentation on Preteen/Teen Anxiety on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm in South Middle School’s Multi-Purpose Room.  Learn about hidden signs of anxiety, coping tips, and treatment options, as well as ask questions from the floor. Presentation will be primarily geared towards parents of 5th-8th graders.  See flyer for details.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination. 

President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
2nd VP – Denise Wagner
Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
Treasurer – Joelle Vena
Secretary – Debbie Johnson  

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, April 9 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the May 15th meeting. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

Have a wonderful Spring Break! Our next PTA Happenings will be published on April 5.

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