NEW IVY HILL FAMILY RUNNING CLUB!: Join us on Fridays starting tomorrow, April 14th – May 19th @ 5pm for Spring Running Club — in a new format! Tie your laces, parents, and join us for a family neighborhood loop! All ages are welcome. We will meet on the blacktop at Ivy, weather permitting, and families can run at their own pace through a neighborhood loop. Do you have tiny kindergartners with short legs? Just run the field or a short loop around the school! Are you bringing 5th graders who want to do cross country at Thomas? Challenge your neighbors to a long-distance race through the neighborhood! You set the pace, you set the distance! All abilities are welcome. Questions? Email Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org. **Please note: This is NOT a drop-off event. There is no adult supervision for unattended children. You are responsible for your children’s safety. If your children run at different paces, you might even want to bring TWO adults! Be sure to bring lots of water, and dress for the weather! Get ready to have a lot of fresh air and FUN!
5TH GRADE YARD SIGNS: 5th grade parents, are you interested in having a yard sign for your child? The 5th Grade Parent Committee collaborated with a sign company to create yard signs for the graduates! The yard signs are optional, but if you are interested you can use the link below to purchase. There are two options, one with no name at $20 and another with your child’s name at $25. When you click the link, you will see the step by step ordering process. When you go to make a payment, please change the invoice amount to either $20 or $25 (depending on the option you choose) and then follow the remaining steps. The committee will pick up the signs once a week, and then they will have a pick up date at Ivy for the signs. Deadline to order April 17th. If anyone has questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis at email@example.com. Use the link here to order your sign.
BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEER SIGN UP: 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. Lots of volunteers are needed throughout the week for set up, preview days, selling, and take down. Take a look at the volunteer sign up sheet located here and find a time that works for you!
EARTH WEEK ACTIVITIES: The Ivy Hill PTA Environmental Awareness Committee has some great activities planned for Earth Week this year! Check them out below!
- Walking School Bus– Give your cars a break and join us in our Walk to School Event on Friday, April 21st! See the attached flyer for information on meet-up locations!
- April Go Green Recycling Drive (4/17-4/28)- this will take place with collection bins in the Ivy Hill Commons. There will be collections for the following items:
- Bags Collection
- E-Waste Drive
- Reuse-A-Shoe Drive
- Bernie’s Book Bank Collection
MOVIE NIGHT UPDATE!: Save a NEW date for Family Movie Night! Our popular event will return this year on Friday, May 19th. Tickets will be on sale soon.
FORMER IVY HILL EAGLES SENIOR WALK: Do you know a former Ivy Hill Eagle who is graduating High School this year? If so, they are invited to participate in our Ivy Hill Senior Walk on May 23rd! See the attached flyer for more details.
NEW PTA BOARD NOMINEES: The PTA Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers for the 2023-2024 School year. The slate will be voted on at the May 11th PTA Meeting.
- President – Erin Lakomski
- President-Elect – Megan Martin
- First Vice President – Cheryl Poletto
- Second Vice President – Becky Reiter
- Third Vice President – Jackie Sengenberger
- Third Vice President – Emily Brito
I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who volunteers for our first Dads on Recess event of 2023! We’re so glad to bring back this popular activity and we couldn’t do it without our wonderful volunteers!
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NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: May 9th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Dunton Administration BuildingNEXT PTA MEETING: Thursday, May 11th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC