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PTA Happenings October 9 – October 15, 2020


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Ivy Hill is such a great place, we all agree, each and every case. As everyone knows, we love our school, what’s going on there is pretty cool. Come join the PTA, it’s not too late, November 4th is the next meeting date.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our meeting on Wednesday, November 4th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory.  The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year. This year will look a little different, but we plan to have fun activities regardless. To join, please click this link.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Vanburen (studyfreak2005@yahoo.com).

DIRECTORY SPOT: One of the many benefits of joining the PTA is access to Directory Spot. Keep your kids connected to their classmates and friends! Quickly access contact information for parents, students, staff and PTA members, plus the school calendar, all from your mobile device!  Get the Directory Spot app in the App Store or Google Play today, or visit DirectorySpot.net. All sponsored by your PTA! Questions or edits? Contact Jules Motschall (IvyHillDirectory@gmail.com).

SPIRIT WEAR:  Spirit Wear store is open! Use this link to purchase Ivy Hill gear! Orders due October 9th!

SCHOOL BOARD: Are you interested in running for the school board?  If so, then your paperwork must be submitted by December, elections are in April. Google Suburban Cook County Elections for more info!

REFLECTIONS:   Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Click here for the form, which needs to be returned by November 2nd to Kim Eckert. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more ab out prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.

ROOM PARENTS:  We are still in need of Room Reps for a bunch of classes! If you would like to help out in your child’s classroom this year, please sign up! We especially need volunteers in these classes: Schefske, Likes, Sobanski, and Hansen. Click here for the SignUp Genius Link. Thank you so much! Email Kim Eckert at kimeckert55@gmail.com for questions.

E-LEARNING SUPPORT: Struggling with E-learning at home? The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs invites all D25 parents to an evening with Kristen Marzolf, LCSW, SEP, Founder and Director of the Family Resilience Group“Managing E-learning with your child: Q & A with a Therapist” Monday, October 12, 7:00-8:00pm, Via Zoom. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/reSHBqqtxVrQDzfb8 , and we will send you the Zoom link closer to the date. Kristen Marzolf, LCSW, SEP is the Founder and Director of the Family Resilience Group, an organization of therapists in North Arlington Heights. Her focus is on building strong families and understanding struggles from a trauma perspective. You will have the chance to submit questions both before (via the RSVP) and during the event. Please direct any questions to ahcpta25@gmail.comRSVP:https://forms.gle/reSHBqqtxVrQDzf

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. Just in time for Prime Day, there’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions, ktaranda@gmail.com.

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: We’re bringing back the stress-free fundraiser!  As we navigate the uncertainty of this school year, we felt that it was important to keep things simple and offer a way for families to contribute to the PTA without the time commitment that many other fundraising options require.  The PTA is still working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines.  Making a donation to the stress-free fundraiser is a quick and easy way for anyone to contribute!  Specific information about how to make a donation will be available next week.

RED RIBBON WEEK: October 23rd – October 31st is Red Ribbon Week! More information coming very soon!

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who came out for the first PTA meeting!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, October 15th @ 7:30pm at the Greenbrier Elementary School. To watch remotely, click here.