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PTA Happenings April 16, 2021 – April 22, 2021

The weather is warmer, the kids are outside, playing ball, tag, and even taking a bike ride. Such a sight to see, the games and fun, before we know it, April will be done. Look below, do not wait, take some notes, don’t be late.

PTA MEETING: Please join us via zoom for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 4th @ 7pm where we will vote in our new board. 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   

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.

YEARBOOK ORDERS: There are only four days left to get your yearbook orders in! Click here to order, use code 095243.

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: Our school’s Book Fair will be online from 4/21-5/4! Discover new books sure to keep kids reading. Every purchase supports our school. Click here to learn more!

IVY HILL BOOK DRIVE AND SHOE DRIVE: In celebration of Earth Week, Ivy Hill will be holding a book drive as well as a Reuse-A-Shoe collection April 20 -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, but no snow boots.  Collection boxes will be set up outside the main entrance as well as in the Commons area. Please tie, rubber band or zip tie each pair of shoes together.

We will also collect plastic bags and film during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski  (Environmental Awareness Committee ) at michelledycus@gmail.com  Thank you!

EARTH WEEK:  Let’s celebrate Earth Week with Walk to School Week April 20 – 23rd.  Walk, bike, scooter ….to school one day, two…or all week to be a part of making our Earth a better place.  Mr. Kaese & Mrs. Lempke will be outside the school to cheer you on for helping our environment.  

ABC/25 GETBURBED CHALLENGE: Register for the 10th Annual ABC/25 GetBurbed Challenge on April 24, 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.

THOMAS COMMITTEES: Thomas Middle School needs volunteers for some of their committees. Without volunteer chairs, some fun activities that the students are used to cannot happen. Please consider volunteering your time!

I-FIVES: Thank you to Connie Gonzalez for helping to organize the Ivy Hill Mask Sale! A big thank-you to two amazing Ivy Hill 3rd graders, Bridget Eckert and Maya Tyson, for designing the Ivy Hill face masks!!  Way to go girls!  They look awesome!! 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, April 29th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

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