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PTA Happenings May 5th, 2023 – May 11th, 2023


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IVY HILL PLANTING DAY SIGN UP!: Hello helpful parents! It’s almost time for Planting Day at Ivy Hill again! We’re going to need a bunch of planting helpers! We will be heading out to the garden plots on Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 during the school day. Use the link here to sign up! Thank you and happy planting!!!

HAPPY ARBOR DAY!: We are looking for families who would like a free baby tree (or 2) to plant in their yards! The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s Restore the Canopy Program is offering free oak saplings! We would need to order 50 or more to have them delivered for free. If you are interested, please sign up and say how many saplings your family would like. If we get 50 or more, we will place an order and let you know when to expect your sapling! More information on the Restore the Canopy Program can be found here: https://mwrd.org/treesrestore-canopy. To order your sapling(s), please sign up here by Friday, May 12th.

DADS ON RECESS: Interested in volunteering for our next Dads on Recess event? Sign up here to join us on Friday, May 12th during lunch recess!

MOVIE NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE: Our popular Family Movie Night will return this year on Friday, May 19th. We’ll be showing Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile! Check out the attached flyer for additional information. Click here to purchase tickets!

NEW IVY HILL FAMILY RUNNING CLUB!: There are 3 meetings left for our new Family Running Club! Join us on Fridays until May 19th @ 5pm. All ages and abilities are welcome.  Make sure you bring a parent! Questions? Email Jennifer.marie.underwood@gmail.com. **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!

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! Check out the sign up sheet located here for more details.

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: SHOP NOW for your 2023- 24 school supplies! Avoid the stores and get all your school supply shopping done online. EPI school supply packs contain all the items and brands our teachers require. Not only is this convenient for you, but it is a fundraiser to help our school! Order NOW through June 4th, with our school ID IVY003 here. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564.

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: A big thank you to our Staff Appreciation Committee Chair, Megan Cook, for the AMAZING job she did planning, organizing, and coordinating all of the wonderful events for Staff Appreciation Week! Your hard work and commitment to the school, staff, and PTA is greatly appreciated!

A big shoutout to all of the volunteers who contributed to this week’s success as well! We could not have done it without your considerate donations, and we appreciate your generosity!

The Environmental Awareness Committee would like to thank the Ivy Hill community for a very successful Earth Week recycling drive. YOU make a difference!

Countless plastic bags and multiple bins of electronics were recycled. We collected well over 100 shoes for the “Reuse-A-Shoe” program and almost 800 books for Bernie’s Book bank to distribute to deserving children in the Chicagoland area. Thank you to everyone who contributed and saved these items from our landfills!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: May 9th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: Thursday, May 11th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC