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PTA Happenings January 22 – January 28, 2021

One third of winter has come and gone, and it has been such a sight, to see the kids play outside, morning, noon, and night. We hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying family time, please also pay attention to this cute little rhyme. PTA members are creative and fun, our fundraising time has just begun. Monthly activities are great to see, please read below, we know you’ll agree.

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 last of All Thrown Elements pieces have been delivered, to either school or your front porch.  If you have not received your items, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.  If you would like the PTA to bring your completed, painted pieces back to the studio to be fired, please bring them back to the school office no later then Tuesday, January 26th.  Please place them in a bag that is labeled with your child’s name and classroom teacher.  If you would like someone to pick up your painted items from your porch, please email Jen Sadowski,  jenjen5757@aol.com, to let her know when your pieces are ready. 

SWEET T’S BAKERY: Are you looking for a sweet way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?   The PTA has teamed up with Sweet T’s bakery during the month of February!   We are selling DIY kits (do it yourself kits) for kids to decorate and then enjoy in honor of Valentine’s Day!   Kits cost $25, and include your choice of either 6 cookies or 6 cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles, and Valentine’s Day decorations.  Sweet T’s is NOT a nut free/ allergen free facility. The treats are made with the following ingredients:
flour, sugar, eggs, oil, butter, salt, shortening, milk powder, vanilla flavor.

All orders must be done via-email:  Jenjen5757@aol.com.   Please indicate your child’s name, classroom teacher, and the number of kits you would like to purchase.  Payments must be submitted to Ivy Hill’s front office with checks made out to Ivy Hill PTA.  All orders and payments must be made before February 4th.    All orders will be available for pick-up in the Ivy Hill Commons on February 11th, 10:00-4:00.  If you cannot pick up during this time, please let Jen Sadowski know, and she can plan a porch delivery on February 12th. 

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES: Valentine’s Day parties will be virtual on Monday, Feb. 15th.  Room parents will be sending out classroom specific info.

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.

PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE:   It is that time of year when we ask for volunteers to join the Nominating Committee to help select next year’s Executive Board.  All communication can be done through email or via-zoom.  The time commitment is only a few hours based on your own schedule.  Please contact jenjen5757@aol.com or julie@soderna.com if you are interested.  Thank-you for considering!

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

I-FIVES: Thank you to Sheila Crowley and Kim Mullens for all their help in distributing Thrown Elements pieces.   Thank you to Jen Sadowski for inspiring the Thrown Elements fundraiser and making sure it actually happened! And thank you also to all who participated in this fundraiser! Last but certainly not least thank you to everyone who participated in the holiday lights recycle drive!  We collected more than four large garbage bags of holiday lights!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 18th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

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