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PTA Happenings March 19 – April 1, 2021

Spring break is here, let’s give a big cheer, three quarters of the school year is over, are we looking over a four leaf clover? Enjoy the week off, look below, do not scoff, we have a lot of fun in store, April and May will be great for sure!

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.

VIRTUAL ART CLUB: Welcome to part 2 of the Virtual Art Club! Once again this is taught remotely by Hello Art Studio(www.helloartstudio.com). Join us for weekly creative fun and connection! Four remote art lessons in four weeks for $30 per family (all siblings included in one fee). Sign up and receive a link to a prerecorded YouTube video each week, taught by the owner of Hello Art Studio. All siblings are welcome to “take the class” any time that works for your family over the course of the week. Virtual Art Club also includes a brief, optional Zoom share where you can show off your art and connect with the teacher and classmates on Saturdays at 11:00am.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com to register.  All checks should be made out to Ivy Hill PTA for $30. 

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!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Get your pictures in the yearbook! SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE 
LOG ON TO: https://images.memoryebooks.com Enter Login ID: 416174563 The last day to submit your photos is April 16, 2021.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Save the date! April 6th is retake day, remote learners can come in from 7:30am – 8:45 am, and in person students can take their pictures from 9:05am – 11:00am. Online order code 58076G. Click here to order!

MONDAY FUNDAY REMOTE THEMES: March 29th Sports Day, April 5th Take a picture with your Pet/Stuffed Animal Day, April 12th PJ Day.

I-FIVES: Special Thank you to our Picture Day Volunteers: Shannon Diederich, Connie Gonzalez, Christen Lipani, Jennifer Sia, Polianthi Baki, Nikki Klikas, Fatima Tanwi, Michelle Derochowsk, Linda O’Brien, Megan Geltner. Also a BIG high 5 to Jennifer Hill.   She provided the teachers delicious and creative treats on behalf of the Pandemic Relief Committee.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, April 8th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

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