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PTA Happenings February 19 – February 25, 2021

Picture day is almost here, not our typical time of year. Look below see what’s new, we have a lot of fun, for the kids and you.

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. Pre-order by clicking here. Online order code: 50856. No cash or checks will be accepted the day of pictures. A Genius link will be emailed to all remote families so they can select a time slot for Monday, February 22.

Volunteers needed for Picture Day
Remote Learners: February 22nd https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EA9AA23A5FAC70-remote1
Students In School: February 23rd https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EA9AA23A5FAC70-inperson
Any questions please email: ivyhillpictureday2021@gmail.com.

WOODCRAFTER’S: Enjoy a family fun evening of DIY crafting while helping to support small business and your school. Woodcrafters DIY Studio will donate 10% of all sales back to Ivy Hill PTA. Visit the website, select your favorite fun project, and include your personalized stain and paint choices! PTA will pick up all purchases on 3/14 and deliver them via backpack mail to students on 3/16! Order online at https://www.woodcraftersdiystudio.com between 3/1 and 3/11 using code IVYHILL10.

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, President-Elect (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 ALL of the parents who planned, coordinated, and led the class Valentine’s day parties.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, February 25th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building. To watch remotely, click here.

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