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PTA Happenings November 18th, 2022 – December 1st, 2022

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER OPTIONS: The holiday season is almost upon us! We have chosen two options for holiday fundraising to fit the needs of our school community. 

  • Boon Supply will fit all your needs for home goods and gifts that are good for you and good for the planet. Items ship directly to the buyer which means no waiting for distribution at the school. Your children can earn rewards for sales! Check out the image below for more info or go to: https://www.boonsupply.com/1217585
  • Direct Donations will help busy families support the PTA without actual selling – a choice we’ve been asked for and are delivering on. Go to our online store located here and check out all of your options for giving!

SPIRIT WEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The Ivy Hill Elementary Holiday Spirit Wear Sale has begun! Save 20% all November on everything in the store! Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments, including gift ideas for parents and grandparents. Guaranteed delivery by December 23rd! Use this link to purchase. Sale will run until Wednesday, November 30th.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for FUN FAIR, HALLOWEEN PARTIES & PARADE, RED RIBBON WEEK, AND RUNNING CLUB. We are still accepting photos for any previous school activities/events that you may have. Submit photos here. User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Are you interested in helping to nominate the new Executive Board Members for the 2023-2024 school year? Five people are needed for the committee to help nominate people for the five open positions for the next school year (23-24): President-Elect, First VP, Second VP and Third VPs (2 spots). Please contact Katie Taranda, Mario Bonasera, or another current board member if you are interested.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES:  Thank you to our Birthday Book Committee, Erin Ejnik and Katie Hacias, for continued organization and distribution of Birthday Books! The students love receiving them!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: December 13th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: Thursday, January 12th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings November 11th, 2022 – November 17th, 2022

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER OPTIONS: The holiday season is almost upon us! We have chosen two options for holiday fundraising to fit the needs of our school community. 

  • Boon Supply will fit all your needs for home goods and gifts that are good for you and good for the planet. Items ship directly to the buyer which means no waiting for distribution at the school. Your children can earn rewards for sales! Check out the image below for more info or go to: https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/617830-ivyhill-pta
  • Direct Donations will help busy families support the PTA without actual selling – a choice we’ve been asked for and are delivering on. Go to our online store located here and check out all of your options for giving!

SPIRIT WEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The Ivy Hill Elementary Holiday Spirit Wear Sale has begun! Save 20% all November on everything in the store! Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments, including gift ideas for parents and grandparents. Guaranteed delivery by December 23rd! Use this link to purchase. Sale will run until Wednesday, November 30th. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for FUN FAIR, HALLOWEEN PARTIES & PARADE, RED RIBBON WEEK, AND RUNNING CLUB. We are still accepting photos for any previous school activities/events that you may have. Submit photos here. User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw 

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Are you interested in helping to nominate the new Executive Board Members for the 2023-2024 school year? Five people are needed for the committee to help nominate people for the five open positions for the next school year (23-24): President-Elect, First VP, Second VP and Third VPs (2 spots). Please contact Katie Taranda, Mario Bonasera, or another board member if you are interested.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES:  Thank you to Katie Hacias for organizing our Coat, Hat, and Mitten Drive this week! Thank you as well to all of our families that donated items!

Thank you to our dads who volunteered their time for our Dads on Recess program! It’s such a popular activity, and the students really appreciate you being there for it!

Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped prepare everything for our Color Run for Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke! The event was a huge success and the students had a great time!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 15th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: Thursday, January 12th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings November 4th, 2022 – November 10th, 2022

COAT, HAT, & MITTEN DRIVE: Clean out your closet for a good cause! Please bring your gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Ivy Hill between November 7-11. We will be collecting the items in boxes in the commons area of the school. All donations will benefit POC (Partners for our Communities) which is run in cooperation with NCH Healthcare. POC works with the underserved population in our area.

PACK THE PIGGIES PRIZE!: The prize for this year’s Pack the Piggies fundraiser is a “Color Run” for Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke. They will do a lap around the field outside the school and students will get to throw colored powder at them! The run will happen on Monday, November 7 at about 3pm. We are in need of adult volunteers to help setup color cups on Monday afternoon. Please check out the sign up link here if you are available.

DADS ON RECESS: Our popular activity “Dads on Recess” is returning with its next lunchtime recess event on Friday, November 11. If you’re interested in volunteering your time, please review the signup sheet HERE.

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER OPTIONS: The holiday season is almost upon us! We have carefully curated a fundraising experience with unique gifting options – all set to arrive before the giving season begins! We have chosen two options for holiday fundraising. See the attached letter for more details!

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for FUN FAIR, HALLOWEEN PARTIES & PARADE, RED RIBBON WEEK, AND RUNNING CLUB. We are still accepting photos for any previous school activities/events that you may have. Submit photos here. User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw 

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Are you interested in helping to nominate the new Executive Board Members for the 2023-2024 school year? Five people are needed for the committee to help nominate people for the five open positions for the next school year (23-24): President-Elect, First VP, Second VP and Third VPs (2 spots). Please contact Katie Taranda, Mario Bonasera, or another board member if you are interested.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES:  Thank you to the over 100 parent/caregiver Room Rep volunteers that donated their time and efforts to coordinate the classroom Halloween Parties! They were a huge success and everyone had a wonderful time!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 15th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: Thursday, January 12th @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings October 28th, 2022 – November 3rd, 2022

HALLOWEEN PARADE & PARTIES: The Halloween Parade will take place Monday, 10/31 at 1:45pm, with classroom parties immediately following. The AM Kindergarten Parade is at 11:45am. If you are a Room Representative attending the classroom parties please make sure you stop by the office by 10/28 to have your ID scanned so a visitor’s badge can be made for you.

REFLECTIONS PROJECTS DUE: Reflection projects are due Tuesday, November 1 to the front office. Late projects will not be accepted. Rules and other information found HERE. For any additional questions, please contact Franki Jo Beckwith at frankijobeckwith@gmail.com

PTA MEETING 11/2: The next PTA General Meeting is on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m in the Ivy Hill LMC. All parents/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Contact our PTA President Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

COAT, HAT, & MITTEN DRIVE: Clean out your closet for a good cause! Please bring your gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Ivy Hill between November 7-11. We will be collecting the items in boxes in the commons area of the school. All donations will benefit POC (Partners for our Communities) which is run in cooperation with NCH Healthcare. POC works with the underserved population in our area.

PACK THE PIGGIES PRIZE!: You’ve been waiting to find out, and it’s here! The prize for this year’s Pack the Piggies fundraiser is a “Color Run” for Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke. They will do a lap around the field outside the school and students will get to throw colored powder at them! Exact date is TBD, but will be shared soon. Let’s hit that $1000 goal!

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER IS COMING!: News about our Holiday Fundraiser is coming soon, so keep an eye out for it in your inbox as well as additional information on our social media outlets.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click hereIf you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who helped “Pack our Piggies”! We’re excited to find out how much money our school raised. Look for the total in our next Happenings!

Thank you to all the students (and staff!) that took part in our Spirit Days for Red Ribbon Week! It was amazing to see so many people get involved and how creative everyone was with the themes!

Thank you to everyone who joined ABC/25 during their membership drive over the past couple of weeks! We should know who the winner of the contest is soon. We’ll also find out if we hit our 25% membership goal for the school and earned an extra $2500 for our school. Stay tuned!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 15th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: November 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings October 21st, 2022 – October 27th, 2022

LAST RUNNING CLUB: Our last Running Club for the fall is Friday, 10/28. Pick up is at 4:15pm. Thank you to all who have participated this season.

PACK THE PIGGIES IS BACK!: Pack the Piggies starts next week! The Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s (AHC-PTA) funds $10k in scholarships each year for K-8 students and D214 graduating seniors. The AHC-PTA will be holding its second annual “Pack the Piggies” FUN-raiser across the district to raise money for these scholarships. The contest runs 10/24-10/28, five days to pack our piggies and reach our goal! Ivy Hill’s school goal is to raise $1,000! To help reach our goal, you can bring in coins, cash, or checks (made out to the AHC-PTA) to pack our piggies! Last year the students got to silly-string Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for our prize this year, so let’s pack those piggies and reach our goal!

RED RIBBON WEEK IS HERE!: Ivy Hill will be participating in the National Red Ribbon Week campaign for a healthy lifestyle and to raise awareness about violence and bullying from October 24 – October 28. We would love to have each student join in the daily themes. Please see the schedule below:

Monday – Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday – Spirit Day (Wear your Ivy Hill Spirit Wear or Green/Blue)
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – Hat Day
Friday – Super Hero Day

ABC25 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Join ABC/25 Foundation for a chance to ride to school in a cop car (and more!) during the Membership DRIVE event! Become a member of the ABC/25 Foundation by 10/28, and you could win a ride to school by our very own Arlington Heights Police Department! By joining, you support D25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation’s grant money comes from membership dues. Ivy Hill is currently at 12.5%. Once we reach 25% membership (including families and staff), we get an additional $2500 for our school! So check out the flyer below for additional information and join today!

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REFLECTIONS: Does your child enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Projects will be due Tuesday, November 1. Rules and other information found HERE. For any additional questions, please contact Franki Jo Beckwith at frankijobeckwith@gmail.com

COAT, HAT, & MITTEN DRIVE: Clean out your closet for a good cause! Please bring your gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Ivy Hill between November 7-11. We will be collecting the items in bins in the commons area of the school. All donations will benefit POC (Partners for our Communities) which is run in cooperation with NCH Healthcare. POC works with the underserved population in our area.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for FUN FAIR, RUNNING CLUB, CRAZY SOCKS DAY AND SPIRIT DAY. We are still accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/25/2022. Submit photos here. User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click hereIf you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to our Running Club Committee Chairs, Jen Underwood and Connie Gonzalez, as well as all of our Running Club volunteers for donating your time and efforts to making Running Club a huge success! It was great to see so many students out there being active and having fun!

A special thank you to our Hospitality Committee Chair, Joelle Vena, from the Ivy Hill Staff for the wonderful conference dinner spread that you coordinated. It was appreciated and enjoyed by all!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 15th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: November 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings October 14th, 2022 – October 20th, 2022

RUNNING CLUB DATES: The next Running Club date is Friday, 10/14. Pick up is at 4:15pm. THERE IS NO RUNNING CLUB 10/21. The last Running Club date for the year is 10/28.

PACK THE PIGGIES!: Are you ready to Pack the Piggy, Ivy Hill? The Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s (AHC-PTA) funds $10k in scholarships each year for K-8 students and D214 graduating seniors. The AHC-PTA will be holding its second annual “Pack the Piggies” FUN-raiser across the district to raise money for these scholarships. The contest runs 10/24-10/28, five days to pack our piggies and reach our goal! Ivy Hill’s school goal is to raise $1k, with a district goal of $9k. To help reach our goal, you can bring in coins, cash, or checks (made out to the AHC-PTA) to pack our piggies! Last year the students got to silly-string Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for our prize this year, so let’s pack those piggies and reach our goal!

ABC25 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Join ABC/25 Foundation for a chance to ride to school in a cop car (and more!) during the Membership DRIVE event! Become a member of the ABC/25 Foundation by 10/28, and you could win a ride to school by our very own Arlington Heights Police Department! By joining, you support D25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation’s grant money comes from membership dues. Ivy Hill is currently at 12.5%. Once we reach 25% membership (including families and staff), we get an additional $2500 for our school! So check out the flyer below for additional information and join today!

REFLECTIONS: Does your child enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Projects will be due Tuesday, November 1. Rules and other information found HERE. For any additional questions, please contact Franki Jo Beckwith at frankijobeckwith@gmail.com

RED RIBBON WEEK: Ivy Hill will be participating in the National Red Ribbon Week campaign for a healthy lifestyle and to raise awareness about violence and bullying from October 24 – October 28. We would love to have each student join in the daily themes. Please see the schedule below:

Monday – Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday – Spirit Day (Wear your Ivy Hill Spirit Wear or Green/Blue)
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – Hat Day
Friday – Super Hero Day

FUN FAIR SURVEY: Did you attend Fun Fair this year? If so, we appreciate you taking a couple minutes to complete this quick survey. That way we can better understand your experience, and tailor future activities to meet the needs of the Ivy Hill Community. We appreciate your feedback! The survey can be completed here.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for FUN FAIR, RUNNING CLUB, CRAZY SOCKS DAY AND SPIRIT DAY. We are still accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/25/2022. Submit photos here. User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click hereIf you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to our next group of dads and caregivers volunteering for Dads on Recess! The kids are all very excited for the next round of soccer and fun with our newest recess volunteers!

Thank you again to Caroleen Guiwargis, Joelle Vena, and Franki Jo Beckwith for all of the time and effort you put into planning and executing a fantastic Fun Fair! Everyone had a wonderful time, and it could not have happened without your expertise and coordination.

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 15th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: November 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings October 7th, 2022 – October 13th, 2022

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The next Running Club date is Friday, 10/7. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 10/14 & 10/28.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can still be made online through the link here. Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. Cash/Check donations will no longer be collected at school.

DADS ON RECESS: Are you a dad/male caregiver who would like to volunteer some of their time at school? Well then we have an opportunity for you! Join the “Dads on Recess” program, and help bring some extra fun to our students during their lunch recess! Time commitment is approximately an hour and a half, one day a week, every other week. You would help to coordinate different sports/activities for children who are interested in participating at recess. Our first trial with soccer last week was a great success, and we can’t wait to do it again!  If you’re interested in signing up for our next session, click the link here.

REFLECTIONS: Does your child enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Projects will be due Tuesday, November 1. Rules and other information found HERE. For any additional questions, please contact Franki Jo Beckwith at frankijobeckwith@gmail.com

RED RIBBON WEEK: Red Ribbon Week will be October 24-28. Themes for each day will be shared soon!

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to Mario Bonasera, Mert Aktan, and Rajesh Anantharaman for organizing and volunteering for our first Dads on Recess event! It was a great success, and the kids had a ton of fun!

A special thank you to our Fun Fair Committee; Caroleen Guiwargis, Joelle Vena, and Franki Jo Beckwith, for all of their hard work and dedication to organizing Fun Fair in such a short amount of time. This is a huge undertaking under normal circumstances, but these ladies also worked on creating a new crowd-friendly format. We truly appreciate everything you have done in making the comeback of Fun Fair such a wonderful event!

We also want to thank the many, many, many volunteers that donated their time and/or items to help make Fun Fair a successful even this year. We know it takes a huge amount of volunteers to pull this event off, and we couldn’t do it without you!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: October 11th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 30th, 2022 – October 6th, 2022

FUN FAIR IS BACK AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill on Friday, 10/7. We need lots of volunteers to make this happen! Please check out the sign up link here and find an option that works for you. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to earn volunteer hours!

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The next Running Club date is Friday, 9/30. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 10/7, 10/14, & 10/21.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can be made online this year! Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. This year it can be done easily online at the link here. Please make your donation by Friday, 10/7.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, 10/6. Order forms are being sent home via backpack mail if needed.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thanks to everyone who attended our Dine and Earn night at Garibaldi’s on Tuesday! It was great to see so many Eagles there! 

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: October 11th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 23rd, 2022 – September 29th, 2022

GARIBALDI’S DINE & EARN 9/27: We have our first Dine & Earn Night of the year at Garibaldi’s in Arlington Hts. on Tuesday, 9/27, from 10am-9pm. Mention “Ivy Hill PTA” when ordering and the PTA will earn 20% of sales! See flyer below for additional details.

FUN FAIR IS BACK AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill on Friday, 10/7. We need lots of volunteers to make this happen! Please check out the sign up link here and find an option that works for you. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to earn volunteer hours!

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The first day of Running Club is Friday, 9/23. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, & 10/21.

AHC PTC ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Calling all artists! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs is running an Elementary Scholarship Contest to design the cover to the AHPD Program Guide. 10 winners will receive a $100 gift card to the AHPD! Entries are due 9/30. See flyer below for additional details.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can be made online this year! Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. This year it can be done easily online at the link here. Please make your donation by Friday, 10/7.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, 10/6. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com)..

I-FIVES: Thank you to the Paczosas and the Zakarases for hosting two amazing Patio Parties last weekend! Everyone had a fantastic time at the Minute to Win It Party and the Luau! We appreciate your support of the PTA!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 27th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 16th, 2022 – September 22nd, 2022

LAST DAYS TO PURCHASE SPIRIT WEAR!: Spirit wear sales end Wednesday, 9/21, so check out our online store and show your IVY pride! Use this link to purchase your gear. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564.

ROOM REP SIGN UP: There are still a few classes that need Room Rep volunteers! Room Reps coordinate and attend the classroom Halloween and Valentine’s Day Parties. Please click here sign up for the classroom you would like to help out in! We will contact you with more information soon. Sign ups close at the end of day, 9/18.

RUNNING CLUB SIGN UP: Interested in joining the Ivy Hill Running Club? This is a non-competitive club open to 3rd-5th graders at Ivy Hill. Check the sign up here for additional details. Registration closes Tuesday, 9/20.

GARIBALDI’S DINE & EARN 9/27: We have our first Dine & Earn Night of the year at Garibaldi’s in Arlington Hts. on Tuesday, 9/27, from 10am-9pm. Mention “Ivy Hill PTA” when ordering and the PTA will earn 20% of sales! See flyer below for additional details.

AHC PTC ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Calling all artists! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs is running an Elementary Scholarship Contest to design the cover to the AHPD Program Guide. 10 winners will receive a $100 gift card to the AHPD! Entries are due 9/30. See flyer below for additional details.

FUN FAIR IS BACK!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill! It will be held on Friday, October 7th. Additional details to follow.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, October 6th. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, and 2 log-ons to the online school calendar and directory. The PTA supports and organizes many different activities throughout the school year, including Movie Night, Fun Fair, Field Day, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com)..

I-FIVES: Thank you to Kim Eckert, Erin Lakomski, Shannon Diederich, Megan Martin, and Alice Sylvester for helping with our Fall Garden Harvest and clean-up! And an additional thank you to Kim Eckert, Katie Parenti, and Erin Lakomski for running our Gourd Sale this past week. Everyone was excited to have an opportunity to purchase something from the Ivy Hill Garden!

Thank you to our hosts for our upcoming Patio Parties this weekend. Everyone can’t wait to see what you have planned! And thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to the Patio Parties! We appreciate your support of the PTA!

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

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 27th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building