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PTA Happenings February 26 – March 4, 2021

March is here, “It’s almost spring”, we cheer! There is so much to do, so little time, I hope you are enjoying this little rhyme. Please look below, activities abound, please join us, help is appreciated all around!

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. Click here to join the meeting. 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.

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.

K-8 SCHOLARSHIPS: K-8 D25 students! Design your own Summer U Course for the chance to win one of 10 $100 scholarships to Summer U or the Park Districts. Entry deadline is March 15.Visit the AHC PTA Website (ahcpta.org) or click here for the details and to enter: https://forms.gle/WiqEEETzZ5TmUaad8

Email ahcpta25@gmail.com with questions.

REFLECTIONS: Thank you to Jaxson Hawkins, Harshan Rajkumar Anusha, Mohammed Hamd Azhar, and Hosanna Feliz Peter who participated in the “I Matter Because…” Reflections Program this year! A special congratulations to Hosanna and Mohammed who have both advanced to the State level for their literary pieces! Everyone did a fantastic job!

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS: Now is the time to think about nominating someone – friends, neighbors, yourself! – who might be qualified to serve on the Ivy Hill PTA executive board for the next school year. The positions open include: President, Co-President Elect, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President/Ways and Means Chairman, and Secretary.  Click on the link below to learn briefly about each of the positions. If you’d like a full job description, please contact the nominating committee or email: amyfuller29@gmail.com. On the nomination form, please list a name for a specific position, and a reason for nominating. 
Serving on the PTA board is a wonderful way to stay connected to your students’ school and a great way to give back and support our Ivy Hill community!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S_v77MAijrBZlPc2nKBQNfGlAcBtwQgwJWzenNhr3EQ/edit?ts=602affe9&gxids=7628

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

I-FIVES: A big THANK YOU to Nicole Campbell and Christy Smith for organizing Picture Day.  Also to all the volunteers who came out to assist. 

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

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