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PTA HAPPENINGS– November 22 – December 5, 2019

ABC/25 MEMBERSHIP: Are you a member of the ABC/25 Foundation? ABC/25 is a non-for-profit organization founded by a group of caring parents to give A Better Community for District 25 by fostering innovation, creativity and excellence in our schools.  Over the past 24 years, the Foundation has raised and contributed over one million dollars to fund numerous projects and grants for District 25 which directly impact students and teachers!   

Each school that meets the goal of 25% of families having memberships will receive a $2500 grant.  Cost of membership is $40 per family.  If you have a student at Ivy Hill and Thomas, both schools will get counted for the family membership. See some past grants in action here! Learn more about the wonderful things ABC/25 is doing in our community at www.abc25.org and become a member here! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Megan Geltner (mgeltner717@gmail.com) or Erin Lakomski (erinlakomski@gmail.com).

RECYCLE HOLIDAY LIGHTS DRIVE: We will be holding a “recycle holiday lights” drive December 9 through December 20.  So please bring in any old & broken holiday lights to the commons area where we will have boxes to recycle these holidayy lights. For questions, contact Michellle Derochowski ( michelledycus@gmail.com ).

SIX FLAGS – READ TO SUCCEED is back!  Think summer, sun and splashing at Great America next summer!  Students need to read 6 hours (homework assignments not included) and keep a log of reading titles and minutes read to earn a FREE Six Flags Great America one day pass for the 2020 summer season (these can also be used to purchase a Season Pass for a discount).   NEW THIS YEAR – parents/guardians will need to register their student(s) for the program on-line using a Teacher Specific Code, which will be sent home soon, if you haven’t received it already.  Then, complete the online eReading log, by Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 (there are no paper forms to send back this year).  Personalized day passes will be issued and set home in May.  Additionally, if students read more than 6 hours they may be eligible for Extra Rewards this year.  Once these are determined by Six Flags, you will be able to see them in the Rewards area of the online site.  You must attend Ivy Hill to be part of our program.  For questions, contact Nikki Wolverton (nicholewolverton@yahoo.com) or Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).  

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE DESIGN CONTEST: Do you love to draw and flex those creative muscles? Enter the t-shirt and poster design contest for the 9th annual ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge. Any District 25 student can participate. The winning design will be featured on the promo posters and race day t-shirt. Click here for the official rules and entry form. All entries are due by December 18, 2019. We can’t wait to see your creative designs! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent race updates.

ROTARY CLUB SANTA RUN: Arlington Heights Rotary Club is generously supporting Arlington Heights Council of PTAs D25 Scholarship Fund through this year’s Santa Run.  The Rotary Club will be donating a portion of every D25 registration to the 2019-2020 ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund.  This year Arlington Heights Council of PTAs plans on awarding $10,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors as well as Summer U scholarships to current D25 students.  These awards are made possible by the generosity of our community. 

Whether you run, walk, or just want to support participants and this amazing cause, please use this link to register for the 2019 Rotary Club Santa Run.  This event takes place on Saturday, December 7. For tracking purposes only registrants who use this link will have a portion of their registration fee donated to the ACHPTA/D25 Scholarship Fund. More race info is available here.

WINTER WONDERLAND NIGHT: Save the date for Tuesday, December 17, from 5:30-8pm for our Winter Wonderland Night. All Ivy family members are welcome to join in on the fun which includes cookie decorating, craft making, shopping at the Holiday Gift Shop and enjoying some yummy and warm treats. See flyer for more information. If you have any questions, contact Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

We are also looking for vendors for the Winter Wonderland Event to sell crafts! Vendor tables are $25 and Student tables are $10. Complete this Vendor Agreement no later than December 13 if you are interested.

PTA MEETING: Save the date, our next meeting is on Wednesday, January 8 @ 7pm at Ivy in the LMC. We will have a guest speaker join us too. More info to come. Babysitting is available. If you have any general questions about the PTA, contact our PTA Co-Presidents Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com).

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGThursday, December 12 @ 7:30 p.m. at Dunton.

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING BREAK!

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