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PTA Happenings March 5 – March 11, 2021

Spring is in the air, warmer weather is here, looking forward to going outside, we all cheer! Spring break is around the corner, but before we take a break, please look below, for everyone’s sake.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 4th @ 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.

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.

KIDS PANDEMIC RELIEF COMMITTEE: We are forming a new committee that will celebrate all the fabulous kids at Ivy Hill!!  The purpose of this committee is to say thank-you to all the students, both in-person and remote, for being so great and flexible during this unique year.  Responsibilities include brainstorming and facilitating ideas which celebrate all students. Ideas are endless!   (Please keep in mind, however, that Covid will prevent large gatherings and parties.)  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com

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.

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS: Are you interested in joining next year’s Executive Board? Or Do you know someone who you think would be a great volunteer on the board?  Please nominate your choices here”. Contact Amy Fuller at amyfuller29@gmail.com for more information.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S_v77MAijrBZlPc2nKBQNfGlAcBtwQgwJWzenNhr3EQ/edit?ts=602affe9&gxids=7628

SCHOOL PICTURES: If you were unable to come for Picture Day, please take a yearbook portrait from home. Click below link to view how to take a good portrait photo from home. https://youtu.be/kdLCkiwBHoE

When you’re finished with taking your portrait please include the title: Home portrait. In your email please include child’s first, last name, grade and teacher when sending the email. ivyhillpictureday2021@gmail.com

Home portraits emailed by March 19, 2021

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

I-FIVES: A big THANK YOU to go to all the people who made donations to Stress Free fundraiser and who signed up for Amazon Smile. We have raised $110 through AmazonSmile and $785 through the Stress Free Fundraiser! Thank you!

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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