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PTA Happenings October 23 – October 29, 2020

Halloween is nigh, and we cannot tell a lie, we are looking forward to seeing all of the kids outside, costumes on, all the frowns gone. There is a lot of fun for kids this coming week, let’s take a sneak peek!

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).

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.
Thanks!

STAN’S DONUT FOOD TRUCK: SAVE THE DATE FOR DONUTS! On Thursday, October 29th, we are hosting Stan’s Van, the food truck for Stan’s Donuts! It will be in the Ivy Hill parking lot from 5-7pm. We are utilizing Sign Up Genius to help us regulate the crowd and adhere to proper social distancing guidelines. Please sign up here for an arrival time. Also, please click here to RSVP to the Facebook event so we can make sure Stan’s brings enough delicious donuts! Available flavors are: Apple Cider, Apple Fritter, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Dipped, Cinnamon Sugar, Glazed Old Fashioned Vanilla, Lemon Pistachio Old Fashioned, Red Velvet, Salted Caramel Old Fashioned, Traditional Glazed, Vanilla Sprinkled Glazed, Glutenless Blueberry, Glutenless Chocolate, Glutenless Pistachio, and Vegan Cinnamon Sugar. Masks must be worn. We hope to see you there!

HALLOWEEN: Halloween parties will be virtual this year, on Monday, October 26th.  Thank-you to all room parents who are working so hard in providing a safe, and fun party for all students to enjoy.  Just a reminder, students are invited to wear their costumes after their lunch periods. 

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated.
This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”.
Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

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.

RED RIBBON WEEK: We will be hosting our Red Ribbon Week from October 26 – October 30. The Red Ribbon campaign was established to raise awareness about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence and bullying. We would love to have each student participate in the daily activities. Please see the schedule below:

  • Monday – Wear red to kick off Red Ribbon Week
  • Tuesday – Pajama Day
  • Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday – Favorite Sports Team
  • Friday – School Spirit Day

I-FIVES: Thank you to Kim Eckert and all the room parents for planning amazing virtual Halloween parties for the students. Also thank you to Jen Sylvia for planning Red Ribbon Week. 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, November 12th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

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