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PTA Happenings December 4 – December 10, 2020

December is upon us, the weather turned on a dime, so much to do, so little time. Before the kids experience holiday fun, look at our happenings, we are not done.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @ 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.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP: Our virtual holiday shop is now open until 12/15!  Click here to shop!

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. 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!

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. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! 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.

NEW PTA COMMITTEE: Covid has drastically changed the way the PTA was able to operate this year.  With so much uncertainty and with the majority of our events being cancelled, we found the one constant through it all has been our fabulous Ivy Hill teachers and staff.  As a token of our appreciation, we would like to create the Pandemic Relief Committee.  This committee will be in charge of purchasing and delivering monthly treats for the teachers and staff at Ivy Hill, giving consideration to the budget and covid-related food restrictions.  If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.   Thank you for your consideration!!  

ACTIVITIES TO COME: Covid may have prevented the PTA from hosting fun events at school, but it has not prevented us from bringing the fun to you!!   Starting in January we will be offering fun activities to keep the little ones busy during the long cold winter days!   We will be working with local businesses, such as Thrown Elements and Woodcrafters,  to bring fun crafts to the kids to work on in their own homes.  More information to come!!!

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: We have a few open positions for the 2021/2022 school year:  both Co-Presidents, Secretary, 2nd VP, and 3rd VP. Please begin to consider who you would like to nominate for these roles.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Please submit yearbook pictures to Christy Smith  Delilah327@yahoo.com 

I-FIVES: Thank you Katie Taranda for organizing the holiday store and the AmazonSmile fundraisers! Thank you to Kari Rosczyk for organizing the Stress Free Fundraiser!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, December 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

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