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PTA Happenings February 12 – February 18, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day, here is what we have to say. There is a lot of fun to be had, look below, it’s pretty rad!

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.

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Our photographer will be at the school on February 22nd for remote learners and February 23rd for in person learners. Pictures will be in the in the Ivy Hill Commons. Preorder by clicking here. Online order code: 50856

WOODCRAFTER’S: March is Woodcrafters month for the PTA! More information to come on how you can participate.   In the meantime, check out woodcraftersdiystudio.com to see what is coming!

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

EXECUTIVE BOARD OPEN POSITIONS: Our Nominating Committee has been voted in, and they are ready to begin the process of helping select next year’s Executive Board. Please be on the look out for information regarding how you can nominate your choices for President, Executive Vice President (co-president), 1st VP, 2nd VP, 3rd VP (two people) and Secretary. 

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

CULTURAL EVENT: The PTA’s in all of District 25 Schools are collaborating together to put on a large Cultural Event which will celebrate a wide array of cultures.  Because of Covid and the uncertainty of large gatherings, the event has been postponed until Spring 2022. Although the actual event is a ways away, volunteers are currently needed to participate in the planning process. It will be a very large, special event!  If you are interested in helping, please email Julie Eisenhut tanni3@hotmail.com or Jennifer Cazares. Jennifermcazares@gmail.com

5ESSENTIALS SURVEY: District 25 is seeking your feedback via the 5Essentials Survey! Just visit www.sd25.org/5Essentials2021 and click on your preferred language under the Parent Survey section to begin.

I-FIVES: A big high 5 goes to Stefanie Brown and her wonderful daughter for heading this month’s Pandemic Relief Committee. 

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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