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PTA HAPPENINGS– June 7, 2019

PTA SURVEY: We’ve created a survey to get parent feedback about how we can continue to make sure we’re meeting the needs of our Ivy families. Look for an email from Mr. Kaese with a survey link coming soon. We hope we can get the majority of our families to complete it to help us make decisions for next year. Thanks so much!

2019-2010 PTA MEETING: Save the date for our first meeting on September 3, 2019.

I-FIVES GO TO: Field Day Committee (Julie Soderna, Julie Ratzki and Dina McBride) and all of the volunteers who made it such a great event!

WE WANT TO SEND A BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL PARENT VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE MADE THIS YEAR INCREDIBLE FOR OUR STUDENTS! WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AGAIN IN AUGUST. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

PTA HAPPENINGS– May 31 – June 6, 2019

FIELD DAY: Field Day is coming up on June 7th and we need lots of volunteers and water balloons, so please consider volunteering! The schedule of which classes are participating in the morning or afternoon is in the SignUpGenius. Please click here to sign up. Thank you!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES KITS: It’s time to order your school supplies for next year! Check out this flyer for more information on how to purchase and save time and money on back-to-school shopping. Sale ends June 16!

I-FIVES GO TO: All parents who helped the 5th grade show this week!

PTA HAPPENINGS– May 24 – May 30, 2019

SCHOOL SUPPLIES KITS: It’s time to order your school supplies for next year! Check out this flyer for more information on how to purchase and save time and money on back-to-school shopping. Sale ends June 16!

FIELD DAY: Field Day is coming up on June 7th and we need many volunteers!  Be on the lookout for a sign up genius being emailed soon.

2019-2020 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD: Our new Executive Board was voted in at our May 15th PTA meeting. They will assume their new roles on July 1.

  • President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
  • Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
  • 1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
  • 2nd VP – Denise Wagner
  • Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
  • Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
  • Treasurer – Joelle Vena
  • Secretary – Debbie Johnson

I-FIVES GO TO: Staff Appreciation Committee, Melissa Sherman, Laura Fritzsche, Kim Greenstein, and Tammi Grippo for all their hard work making our Ivy Hill staff feel appreciated; Sara Born, Suzanne Krause, Caroleen Guiwargis, and Kim Mullan, and the Ivy Hill staff for organizing and running our 2nd successful Ivy Hill Senior Walk, as well as the volunteers who donated their time and snack contributions; Jennifer Sadowski for all her hard work coordinating the volunteers at the many special events held throughout the year and hosting the wonderful end-of-year party for all of our special volunteers who made it happen; Julie Soderna for organizing our food drive; Nominating Committee, Kari Rosczyk, Joelle Vena, Luanne Eisenhardt, Claudia Kowalski, and Julie Soderna for helping us finalize our Executive Board Officers for 2019-2020.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

PTA HAPPENINGS– May 17 – May 23, 2019

FOOD DRIVE: Ivy Hill PTA is holding a FOOD DRIVE the week of May 20th-24th.  Please donate non-perishable food items like peanut butter, pasta, rice, canned veggies, fruits, meats and fish, cooking oil, crackers, cereal, soup, etc.  Kids should bring items to their classrooms and parents can drop off in the box in front of the office.  Remember that hunger doesn’t take a summer break!!  Let’s stock up the Wheeling Food Pantry stores!!

FIELD DAY: Field Day is coming up on June 7th and we need many volunteers!  Be on the lookout for a sign up genius being emailed soon.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES KITS: It’s time to order your school supplies for next year! Check out this flyer for more information on how to purchase and save time and money on back-to-school shopping. Sale ends June 16!

PTA HAPPENINGS– May 10 – May 16, 2019

FOOD DRIVE: Ivy Hill PTA is holding a FOOD DRIVE the week of May 20th-24th.  Please donate non-perishable food items like peanut butter, pasta, rice, canned veggies, fruits, meats and fish, cooking oil, crackers, cereal, soup, etc.  Kids should bring items to their classrooms and parents can drop off in the box in front of the office.  Remember that hunger doesn’t take a summer break!!  Let’s stock up the Wheeling Food Pantry stores!!

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination.

  • President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
  • Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
  • 1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
  • 2nd VP – Denise Wagner
  • Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
  • Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
  • Treasurer – Joelle Vena
  • Secretary – Debbie Johnson

SAVE THE DATE: Our last PTA Meeting of the year is Wednesday, May 15th @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the meeting and need at least 15 to vote in our new Board. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– May 3 – May 9, 2019

AHCPTA CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER: Join us at Chipotle at 338 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights (Northpoint Shopping Center) on Saturday, May 4th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm for a fundraiser to support Arlington Heights Council Of PTA Scholarship Fund.

Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Arlington Heights Council Of PTA Scholarship Fund.  AHCPTA Scholarships are gifted annually to D25 students based on available funds. This year ten scholarships are being awarded on May 2nd to deserving college-bound high school seniors who have attended D25 schools.  Also in the past, scholarships for summer programs have been awarded to current D25 students.  AHCPTA is hoping funds will allow summer program scholarships to again be available in 2020.  Consider donating to the 2020 Fund now: https://sd25.revtrak.net/PTA/AH-Council-Of-PTAs/.

FOOD DRIVE: Ivy Hill PTA is holding a FOOD DRIVE the week of May 20th-24th.  Please donate non-perishable food items like peanut butter, pasta, rice, canned veggies, fruits, meats and fish, cooking oil, crackers, cereal, soup, etc.  Kids should bring items to their classrooms and parents can drop off in the box in front of the office.  Remember that hunger doesn’t take a summer break!!  Let’s stock up the Wheeling Food Pantry stores!!

SENIOR WALK: Calling all Ivy Hill alumni who are graduating Seniors! Be a part of Ivy Hill’s newest tradition on May 22nd! Check out this flyer for more information.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination.

  • President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
  • Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
  • 1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
  • 2nd VP – Denise Wagner
  • Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
  • Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
  • Treasurer – Joelle Vena
  • Secretary – Debbie Johnson

I-FIVES go to: Everyone who helped out and/or contributed to our Earth Week collections.  A big thank you to Kim Mullan, Joelle Vena, Irene Lim, and Michelle Derochowski!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, May 15th @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! This is the last meeting of the year. We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the meeting and need at least 15 to vote in our new Board. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– April 26 – May 2, 2019

BERNIE’S BOOK DRIVE: Bring your new & gently used books (suitable for K-6th grade) for the Ivy Hill book drive from April 23rd – May 3rd.  Collection bins will be located in the Commons area.  All of the books will be donated to Bernie’s Books to increase book ownership among at-risk infants toddlers & school age children throughout Chicagoland.

AHCPTA CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER: Join us at Chipotle at 338 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights (Northpoint Shopping Center) on Saturday, May 4th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm for a fundraiser to support Arlington Heights Council Of PTA Scholarship Fund. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Arlington Heights Council Of PTA Scholarship Fund.  AHCPTA Scholarships are gifted annually to D25 students based on available funds. This year ten scholarships are being awarded on May 2nd to deserving college-bound high school seniors who have attended D25 schools.  Also in the past, scholarships for summer programs have been awarded to current D25 students.  AHCPTA is hoping funds will allow summer program scholarships to again be available in 2020.  Consider donating to the 2020 Fund now: https://sd25.revtrak.net/PTA/AH-Council-Of-PTAs/.

FOOD DRIVE: Ivy Hill PTA is holding a FOOD DRIVE the week of May 20th-24th.  Please donate non-perishable food items like peanut butter, pasta, rice, canned veggies, fruits, meats and fish, cooking oil, crackers, cereal, soup, etc.  Kids should bring items to their classrooms and parents can drop off in the box in front of the office.  Remember that hunger doesn’t take a summer break!!  Let’s stock up the Wheeling Food Pantry stores!!

SENIOR WALK: Calling all Ivy Hill alumni who are graduating Seniors! Be a part of Ivy Hill’s newest tradition on May 22nd! Check out this flyer for more information.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination.

President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
2nd VP – Denise Wagner
Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
Treasurer – Joelle Vena
Secretary – Debbie Johnson

I-FIVES go to: Running Club Committee (April Zaimi, Tammi Grippo and Laura Vavalle) for organizing running club for our students and to all of the volunteers that helped make it happen.

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, May 15th @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! This is the last meeting of the year. We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the meeting and need at least 15 to vote in our new Board. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– April 19 – April 25, 2019

EARTH WEEK: We will be celebrating Earth Week 4/23 – 4/26 with the following collections & events:

  • Bernie’s Book Drive 4/23 – 5/3: Bring your new & gently used books (suitable for K-6th grade) for the Ivy Hill book drive.  Collection bins will be located in the Commons area.  All of the books will be donated to Bernie’s Books to increase book ownership among at-risk infants toddlers & school age children throughout Chicagoland.
  • Reuse-A-Shoe Drive 4/23 – 4/26: Bring in your old shoes so they can be reused & recycled instead of ending up in landfills.  All shoes except water boots are accepted.  Please either put each pair of shoes in a recycled plastic bag and wrap them with a rubber band OR tie the shoes together.
  • Bags for Bags Collection: Bring a bag filled with plastic bags & film packaging (over toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) to our recycle bin in the Commons area.
  • Walk to School Day on Friday, 4/26: Join us to promote a physically active lifestyle! There will be six starting points throughout the neighborhood for students to meet with teachers & parents and walk to school.  These six starting points will be: Douglas/Hintz @ 8:30am, Camelot Park @ 8:40am, Windsow/Valley @ 8:45am, Pinetree/Valley @ 8:45am, Ivy/A.H. Rd. @ 8:40am, and Burke/Palatine @ 8:40 a.m.

SENIOR WALK: Calling all Ivy Hill alumni who are graduating Seniors! Be a part of Ivy Hill’s newest tradition on May 22! Check out this flyer for more information.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination. 

President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
2nd VP – Denise Wagner
Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
Treasurer – Joelle Vena
Secretary – Debbie Johnson

I-FIVES go to: ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge Committee (Megan Geltner and Katie Rausch) for all the ways they supported our school in preparing for and participating in the Get Burbed Challenge this year!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, May 15 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! This is the last meeting of the year. We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the meeting and need at least 15 to vote in our new Board. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– April 12 – April 18, 2019

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE: Race day is on Saturday, April 13. We are looking forward to this fun event. Please join us in support of all District 25 students either by running, walking or volunteering! Don’t miss out! You can still register in person at packet pick up or on race day. Race Day Events – Saturday, April 13th at South Middle School:

  • 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM – Race Day Registration (5K)  
  • 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Race Day Registration (1 Mile)
  • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Health and Fitness Expo  
  • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Silent Auction  
  • 8:00 AM – 5K Run/Walk Start  
  • 9:00 AM – 1 Mile Run/Walk Start
  • 9:40 AM (approximate) – Awards Ceremony  
  • 10:00 AM – Silent Auction Ends

Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, to stay up to date with the latest news on the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! 

SENIOR WALK: Calling all Ivy Hill alumni who are graduating Seniors! Be a part of Ivy Hill’s newest tradition on May 22! Check out this flyer for more information.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination. 

President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
2nd VP – Denise Wagner
Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
Treasurer – Joelle Vena
Secretary – Debbie Johnson

I-FIVES go to: Book Fair Committee (Joelle Vena, Stephanie Lazzari, Rekha Muruvinakombe-Adiga, Sherry Geer, Kelly Nixand Katie Hacias) and all of the volunteers for running such a great Book Fair!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, May 15 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! This is the last meeting of the year. We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the meeting and need at least 15 to vote in our new Board. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.

PTA HAPPENINGS– April 5 – April 11, 2019

YEARBOOK: Order a Yearbook Today! Checks & Online Orders accepted. They are $16.00 each. Deadline to order is April 8th, 2019. After April 8th the price of the yearbook is $20.00 (limited copies available). To order, visit us online:https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/
Enter the pay code: 095243 You will receive an email receipt for your records if paying online. Please contact Christy Smith (delilah327@yahoo.com) or Nicole Campbell (nicole.campbell496@gmail.com) with questions.

BOOK FAIR: Book Fair is next week, Wed,. April 10, from 3:35-8:00pm, and LOTS of volunteers are still needed to help make this event possible.  Please consider signing up for a time slot on this Sign Up Genius. Thank you!

SENIOR WALK: Calling all Ivy Hill alumni who are graduating Seniors! Be a part of Ivy Hill’s newest tradition on May 22! Check out this flyer for more information.

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE: Race day is almost here! Online registration for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge closes on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm! We are looking forward to this fun event, please join us in support of all District 25 students either by running, walking or volunteering! Don’t miss out! Register now! After 4/10, you can register in person at packet pick up or on race day. Race Day Events –
Saturday, April 13th at South Middle School:

  • 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM – Race Day Registration (5K)  
  • 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Race Day Registration (1 Mile)
  • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Health and Fitness Expo  
  • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Silent Auction  
  • 8:00 AM – 5K Run/Walk Start  
  • 9:00 AM – 1 Mile Run/Walk Start
  • 9:40 AM (approximate) – Awards Ceremony  
  • 10:00 AM – Silent Auction Ends  

This event cannot happen without help from 90 volunteers! Please consider helping with this fun event. Volunteer participation counts toward your school’s participation goal and all volunteers receive a race technical t-shirt. Sign up by 4/10 to be entered in a drawing for prizes from local Arlington Heights businesses! Sign up here! After 4/10, please email the Race Directors at abc25challenge.com to sign up to volunteer.   

Early registrants who selected school delivery for their race packets will receive them during the week of April 8th. If you don’t receive it by Thursday, April 11th, please contact us immediately at abc25challenge@gmail.com. Packet pick up for everyone else is Friday, April 12th at Runner’s High ‘n Tri, from 10 am – 7 pm. Or you can pick it up on race day starting at 6:30 am at South Middle School.

New this year – ABC/25 Foundation Silent Auction!!! Check out unique items and experiences donated by SD25 Parents and AH Community members. You can bid on a ride to school in a police car or fire truck, an Apple Watch, Cubs tickets and more! Be sure to bring a credit card for payment at the close of the auction.

Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, to stay up to date with the latest news on the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge! 

ANXIETY PARENT PRESENTATION: Preteen/Teen Anxiety is reaching epidemic proportions in our area, impacting nearly every student at some level!  South PTA is proud to host Jennifer Zielinski, M.A, N.C.C, L.C.P.C. from F.A.I.R. Counseling, Inc. (Families and Adolescents In Recovery) who will give a Free Parent Presentation on Preteen/Teen Anxiety on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm in South Middle School’s Multi-Purpose Room.  Learn about hidden signs of anxiety, coping tips, and treatment options, as well as ask questions from the floor. Presentation will be primarily geared towards parents of 5th-8th graders.  See flyer for details.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following individuals are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2019-2020.  Please mark your calendars for the May 15th PTA meeting, when the new Executive Board will be voted in.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election. Nominees must have agreed to take on the role (if elected) prior to their nomination. 

President – Caroleen Guiwargis (incumbent)
Executive Vice President- Jennifer Sadowski
1st VP – Tajalli Horvat (incumbent)  
2nd VP – Denise Wagner
Co-3rd VP – Katie Hacias (incumbent)  
Co-3rd VP – Kari Rosczyk
Treasurer – Joelle Vena
Secretary – Debbie Johnson

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, April 9 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome! We will be voting in our 2019-2020 Executive Board at the May 15th meeting. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available.