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PTA Happenings March 12 – March 18, 2021


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It’s the last week before spring break, did you just do a double take? Time is flying by, kids release a big sigh, the school year has been a lot of fun, good thing it’s not done. Please don’t go, look below.

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: Thank-you to everyone who participated in our Woodcrafters event during March! All orders will be delivered via-backpack mail on Tuesday, March 16th. 

PINOT’S PALETTE: Our April event is Pinot’s Palette….more information to come soon!

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.

D25 SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The District 25 PTA is looking for two volunteers to be judges from Ivy Hill to be judges for the D25 Scholarship fund.   Responsibilities include reading and evaluating scholarship applications.    Please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com, if you are interested.***

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: More information coming soon!

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.


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 Erin Lakomski, Megan Martin, Sara Munogovan, Katie Rausch, Megan Cook, and Prairna Kumar for volunteering on the Kids’ Pandemic Relief Committee!! 

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