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PTA Happenings February 24th, 2023 – March 2nd, 2023


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PTA MEETING 3/1: The next PTA General Meeting is on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m in the Ivy Hill LMC. All parents/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attend. Learn about the events and activities we have planned for the remainder of the year, and find out how you can get involved! Contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED!: We are still in need of 4 members for our Executive Board Nominating Committee! Members of the Nominating Committee help select our future PTA Executive Board Candidates for the 2023-2024 school year. Most of the work can be done via email or remotely, and will be completed by the end of March. Please consider volunteering your time if you are available! Sign up here to join the Executive Board Nominating Committee. Feel free to contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) if you have any questions about the Nominating Committee.

OPEN EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR: Are you interested in getting more involved with the PTA? We have several open Executive Board positions for the 2023-2024 school year and we need wonderful volunteers like YOU to fill them! Open positions include: President, President-Elect, 1st VP, 2nd VP, and 3rd VPs (2 positions). If you’re interested in learning more about the roles, please reach out to Katie Taranda, ktaranda@gmail.com

SAVE THE DATE: Book Fair will return this year from April 19th-21st! April 19th and 20th will be teacher and student preview days, with the fair opening to families on April 21st. More information will be provided as we get closer to the date.

AHC PTA SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs is accepting applications for their 2023 high school senior scholarship program. Nine graduating seniors will be awarded $1,000 each. Six achievement scholarships will be awarded as well as three Power of Courage. Applications are due on February 26, 2023 and the scholarship breakfast will be held on April 27, 2023. If you have any questions, contact d25scholarship@gmail.com.

League of Women Voters & AHML School Board Zoom Candidate Forums: League of Women Voters Arlington Heights-Mt. Prospect-Buffalo Grove and the AHML will present two candidate forums on Thursday, March 2, 2023, starting at 7pm. SD25 Candidates will be at 7pm then D214 Candidates at 8:15pm. Both are free, Zoom events and open to the public, but registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/lwvforum23 or at lwvah.org or ahml.org thru events calendar. Only 1 registration is required for access to both forums. After registering, participants will receive an email with Zoom info. You may send in your questions to be answered by all candidates. Good, quality questions that pertain to the office sought make the difference. Questions from the public may be submitted in advance and during the forum to forum.lwvah@gmail.com or by text 847-701-4701. Election Day is April 4.

I-FIVES: Thank you to all of our amazing Classroom Representatives who volunteered their time and energy to plan and host the Classroom Valentine’s Day Parties last week! We saw so many pictures and heard lots of stories of great games, activities and crafts! The students had a ton of fun!

Thank you to our Hospitality Committee Chair, Joelle Vena, for coordinating a wonderful dinner for teachers and staff during conferences last week! It was greatly appreciated!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, February 28th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, March 1st @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

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