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PTA Happenings April 2, 2021 – April 8, 2021


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Spring break is over, April is here, the sunshine and flowers, bring us all good cheer. The end is in sight, almost here, but not quite. So don’t shed a tear, please look below, there is so much going on, you should be in the know.

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.

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of officers for the 2021/2022 school year:
Angela Sisi – President, Katie Taranda – Co-President, Dee Baum – 1st Vice President, Megan Cook – 2nd Vice President, Erin Lakomski – 3rd Vice President, Megan Martin – 3rd Vice President, Debbie Johnson – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer  
LAST PTA meeting of the year!!   Tuesday, May 4th.  Please attend the meeting via-zoom so we can vote in the new Executive Board!!   

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: The last day to register is April 3rd. 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. 

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: More information coming soon!

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! Parents only need to use this code if they plan to preorder, and their student is being photographed for the 1st time on retake day. If the parent already ordered, and they do not like the picture they just need to bring back the picture package, so the package can be reordered with the new retake picture. If the parent did not order and would like their child to do a retake, they do not need to bring anything.

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

THOMAS MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The TMS PTA is looking for suggestions of persons who would be interested in serving as a PTA Officer for the upcoming school 2021-2022 school year, and they would like to include parents of 6th graders that will be moving onto Thomas next year also. The positions that they need to fill are President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. They would welcome any suggestions of people who you feel would be willing and able to make a contribution to the TMS PTA next year. Please note that PTA rules require that the President-Elect have prior PTA Officer or PTA Committee Chairperson experience at either the Middle School or Elementary School levels. Feel free to nominate another person or yourself! Any nominations can be sent to lisaulrych80@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration.

IVY HILL BOOK DRIVE: In celebration of Earth Week, Ivy Hill will be holding a book drive as well as a Reuse-A-Shoe collection April 19 -23rd.   We are accepting both children and adult books in good condition as well as craft and cook books and more.  DVD’s and CD’s will also be collected.  As far as shoes, we can accept shoes in any condition.  Boots from rain boots to hiking boots are accepted, too.  Collection boxes will be set up outside the main entrance as well as in the Commons area.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski  (Environmental Awareness Committee ) at michelledycus@gmail.com  Thank you!

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS: Don’t forget to vote on April 6th!

ABC/25 GETBURBED CHALLENGE: Register for the 10th Annual ABC/25 GetBurbed Challenge on April 24, 2021! Early registration ends on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The event this year will consist of an In-Person 1 Mile Run held on April 24, 2021 at South Middle School along with a Virtual 1 Mile and 5K that you can complete anytime before May 2, 2021. Click here to register, and click here for more information.

I-FIVES: A big thank you goes to Amy Fuller, Alice Sylvester, Megan Martin, Shannon Dietrich, and Kim Sanders.   Thank-you for working to create the slate of volunteers for next year’s Executive Board!

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

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