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PTA Happenings January 15 – January 21, 2021

PTA is a group of parents who care, and everything we do we want to share. Although times are different, this we know, it doesn’t mean we can’t help, our efforts we will show. Please take a peak at what we do, each week there is some information that is new.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 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.

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.

THROWN ELEMENTS: The PTA has partnered up with local businesses to help bring fun to kids during these unusual times.   If your child likes to paint and do crafts, January is the month for them!  Our PTA is working with Thrown Elements pottery studio this month.   Please visit their website, thrownelementspottery.com, and click on the tab Community Fundraiser, then click on the Ivy Hill icon to view selected pieces and place your order.   Orders need to be in by January 16th. The PTA will take care of all pottery delivery!   If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Sadowski.  Jenjen5757@aol.com

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Classroom Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual this year.  More information to come.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: We are in need of someone to head the PTA Membership committee next year.  Please consider taking this role on!  If interested, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com

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 rolesand remember you can always nominate yourself! Check out this link for descriptions of each position: https://ivyhillpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ivy-Hill-PTA-Procedure-Guide-2018.pdf.

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

I-FIVES:    Thank you to Jules Motschell.  She helped our school raise over $500 with Box Tops! And thank you to Connie Gonzalez for providing the teachers and staff their January special thank-you treats from the Pandemic Relief Committee.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, January 21st @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

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