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PTA Happenings May 20th, 2022 – May 26th, 2022

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: Want to make School Supply shopping easier? Your one stop shop is here! School Supply kits for the 2022/2023 school year are now available for purchase. Click here to order. Enter our School ID IVY003, then follow directions on the website to complete your order. Orders must be in by June 12th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 .

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS: Field Day is 6/1 (rain date 6/2), and we need lots of volunteers to help make it happen! Can’t attend that day? No problem! You can also donate water balloons, bags of ice, or bottles of water. Click HERE to sign up for the volunteer option that works best for you! 

FINAL “DINE OUT” FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR: Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer will be at Ivy Hill on Thursday, 5/26. Pre-orders for pizza are encouraged using the QR code below or click HERE. Just select 5/26 as the pick-up date and Ivy Hill Elementary School will show up as the pick-up location.

LET’S GET READY TO DO SOME GARDENING: Yes, all Ivy Hill students will get an opportunity to participate in the planting of the Ivy Hill garden plots on Wednesday, May 25 so please dress appropriately.  We will be planting a “Salsa Garden” as well as some gourds, sunflowers and other flowers.

BOX TOPS BONUS: Now is a great time to download the Box Tops for Education App if you haven’t already because bonuses are being offered this month! Click here and check out the flyer below for more information!

I-FIVES: Thanks to Erin Lakomski for setting up our Which Wich fundraiser this week, and thank you to everyone who attended! 

Thanks to Connie Gonzalez for all of her hard work in getting our school supply kits set up!

SAVE THE DATE: Patio Parties will be back next school year on 9/10! Reach out to Erin or Megan at wamivyhillpta@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting. Tickets will go on sale in August.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Monday, May 23 at 7pm at South Middle School

PTA Happenings May 13th, 2022 – May 19th, 2022

WHICH WICH FUNDRAISER 5/18:

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS: Field Day is 6/1 (rain date 6/2), and we need lots of volunteers to help make it happen! Can’t attend that day? No problem! You can also donate water balloons, bags of ice, or bottles of water. Click HERE to sign up for the volunteer option that works best for you! 

FINAL “DINE OUT” FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR: Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer will be at Ivy Hill on Thursday, 5/26, so stop by to support the PTA!

I-FIVES: Thank you to our Movie Night Committee for putting together a new, fun event for Ivy Hill families! And thank you to everyone that came out to support Movie Night! We hope you enjoyed it!

Thank you to everyone who came out for some delicious Kona Ice treats! You helped us raise $500!

SAVE THE DATE: Patio Parties will be back next school year on 9/10! Reach out to Erin or Megan at wamivyhillpta@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting. Tickets will go on sale in August.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Monday, May 23 at 7pm at South Middle School.

PTA Happenings May 6th, 2022 – May 12th, 2022

KONA ICE @ IVY HILL 5/11: Join us at Ivy Hill on 5/11 from 6-8pm to enjoy some delicious shaved ice from Kona Ice and help raise some money for the PTA!

MOVIE NIGHT 5/13: Movie Night is just around the corner! Make sure you’ve turned in your forms and money so you can join us for a night of family fun under the stars!
END OF YEAR FUNDRAISERS:
 Save the date for these yummy fundraisers we have coming up!

  • Which Wich, 5/18
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

NEW PTA BOARD: Congratulations to our new PTA Executive Board Members voted in at our last meeting: President-Elect – Mario Bonasera, Secretary – Sara Ivy, and Treasurer – Laura Ackley!
I-FIVES: Thank you to Megan Cook and our Teacher Appreciation Week Committee, the volunteers who have helped out this week, as well as everyone that has participated in various activities too! You’ve all helped to make Teacher Appreciation Week a huge success for our Ivy Hill Teachers and Staff!
Thank you to Joelle Vena for putting together a group of volunteers to work during the staff lunch on Friday, so that the entire staff could enjoy their lunch together!
SAVE THE DATE: Patio Parties will be back next school year on 9/10! Reach out to Erin or Megan at wamivyhillpta@gmail.com if you are interested in hosting. Tickets will go on sale in August.
NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: 
Monday, May 23 at 7pm at South Middle School.
NEXT PTA MEETING:
 No more this school year. See you next year!

PTA Happenings April 29th, 2022 – May 5th, 2022

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is from May 2-6. This year the theme will be “Ivywood” VIP – You’re A Star! Daily activities are listed in the flyer below. We are looking for volunteers to help and contribute, so please participate if you can. A SignUp Genius for donating items can be found HERE.

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PACK THE PIGGIES PRIZE PAYOUT: It’s time for SILLY STRING! Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke will be getting covered in Silly String by various student on Friday, May 6! Join us outside the front of the school at 3:15pm to witness the fun!

FIELD DAY FUNDRAISERS: Save the date for all of these yummy fundraisers we have coming up to raise money for Field Day!

  • Kona Ice Truck @ Ivy Hill, 5/11
  • Which ‘Wich 5/18
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

MOVIE NIGHT 5/13: Movie Night is just around the corner! Make sure you’ve turned in your forms and money so you can join us for a night of family fun under the stars!

NEW PTA BOARD: Our new PTA Board will be voted on at the next PTA Meeting on May 4th. Please join us in person for the meeting so we have ample members present to vote! See a list of the slated candidate below:

  • Mario Bonasera – President-Elect
  • Sarah Ivy – Secretary
  • Laura Ackley – Treasurer 

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who came out to our Raising Cane’s Fundraiser! We raised almost $150! Thank you to our Running Club Committee and all of the volunteers who have helped out! We know the weather hasn’t been in your favor, but your hard work is greatly appreciated!
A big thanks to everyone who participated in or donated items to our Earth Week events! It was especially great to see all those big groups of students walking to school together Monday! 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Thursday May 5th, 2022 at 7 PM at Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm in the LMC

PTA Happenings April 22nd, 2022 – April 28th, 2022

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY:  Postponed until Monday, April 25 due to weather forecast. Meet up locations are still the same. We hope you can join us! 

The six starting points will be:

  1. Douglas and Hintz-8:30 start to Ivy Hill
  2. Camelot Park (Tennis Court)- 8:40 start to Ivy Hill
  3. Windsor and Valley- 8:45 start to Ivy Hill
  4. Pinetree and Valley- 8:45 start to Ivy Hill 
  5. Ivy and Arlington Heights Road- 8:40 start to Ivy Hill
  6. Burke and Palatine Road 8:40 start to Ivy Hill.

FIELD DAY FUNDRAISERS: Save the date for all of these yummy fundraisers we have coming up to raise money for Field Day!

  • Kona Ice Truck @ Ivy Hill, 5/11
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE: The ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 30th at South Middle School. You have the option of running or walking either 1 mile or 3 miles. All Ivy Hill participants should wear white. The proceeds help with teacher grants and innovative learning experiences. Get the kids and make it a family affair. Click here to register.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is from May 2-6. This year the theme will be “Ivywood” VIP – You’re A Star! Daily activities are listed in the flyer below. We are looking for volunteers to help and contribute, so please participate if you can. A SignUp Genius for donating items can be found HERE.

SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Family Movie Night coming 5/13 (rain date 5/20). Something new for Ivy Hill this year! An outdoor movie night for the whole family! More details to come.

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who participated in our Raising Cane’s fundraiser this week! We hope you had a delicious time helping raise money for Field Day!

Thank you to our Environmental Committee Chair, Michelle Derochowski, for organizing all of our wonderful Earth Week events! We appreciate all of your hard work!

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers for the 2022/2023 school year: Mario Bonasera – President-Elect, Sarah Ivy – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Thursday May 5th, 2022 at 7 PM at Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm in the LMC

PTA Happenings April 15th, 2022 – April 21st, 2022

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY: On Friday, April 22nd, join us on a walk to school!!! To promote a more physically active lifestyle, Ivy Hill will be participating in a walk-to-school program.

The six starting points will be:

  1. Douglas and Hintz-8:30 start to Ivy Hill
  2. Camelot Park (Tennis Court)- 8:40 start to Ivy Hill
  3. Windsor and Valley- 8:45 start to Ivy Hill
  4. Pinetree and Valley- 8:45 start to Ivy Hill 
  5. Ivy and Arlington Heights Road- 8:40 start to Ivy Hill
  6. Burke and Palatine Road 8:40 start to Ivy Hill.

All students are welcome to participate. If you live on the other side of a busy road (Arlington Heights Road, Palatine Road, etc.) you can drop your child(ren) at the starting point closest to your home. Also, you can meet up with the Walking School Bus as it passes your house- you don’t have to start at the starting points. Let’s get active!!! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski  (Environmental Awareness Committee ) at michelledycus@gmail.com Thank you!

EARTH WEEK: In celebration of Earth Week, Ivy Hill will be holding a book drive, plastic bag collection as well as a Reuse-A-Shoe collection April 18 – 22nd.    – We are accepting both children and adult books in good condition as well as craft and cook books and more.  DVD’s and CD’s will also be collected.   – We can accept shoes in any condition.  Boots from rain boots to hiking boots are accepted, too.  Please tie  or rubber band pairs of shoes together.- Bring a bag filled with plastic bags & film packaging.  (over TP, paper towels…)- Collection boxes will be set up  in the Commons area.  – “Be Cool & Walk to School” on Earth Day on  Friday, April 22nd and get a cool stamp for participating. 

RAISING CANE’S FUNDRAISER: 

FIELD DAY FUNDRAISERS: Save the date for all of these yummy fundraisers we have coming up to raise money for Field Day!

  • Raising Cane’s, 4/20 – 4 to 9pm
  • Kona Ice Truck @ Ivy Hill, 5/11
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGE: The ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 30th at South Middle School. You have the option of running or walking either 1 mile or 3 miles. All Ivy Hill participants should wear white. The proceeds help with teacher grants and innovative learning experiences. Get the kids and make it a family affair. Click here to register.

SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Family Movie Night coming 5/13 (rain date 5/20). Something new for Ivy Hill this year! An outdoor movie night for the whole family! More details to come.

YEARBOOK HELP: We’re looking for pictures (or screenshot of the following):

  • First Day of School
  • Meet and Greet
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Halloween or Valentine’s Day
  • Spirit Day
  • Band
  • Music for Youth
  • Any pictures from current fifth graders during their years at Ivy Hill

Please text them to Christy Smith at 847-707-5835 or email at delilah327@yahoo.com. No need to send repeats if already submitted. Also, please just send a few pictures of each event of your child/friends. You can also submit directly here. Login ID: 416665973 

  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  • Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who came out to shop at the Book Fair, or did their shopping online! We greatly appreciate your support!

Thank you to our wonderful Book Fair Committee and all of our Book Fair Volunteers! We appreciate all of your hard work so we can make events like this possible for our students!

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers for the 2022/2023 school year: Mario Bonasera – President-Elect, Sarah Ivy – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Tuesday April 21st, 2022 at 7 PM at Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm in the LMC

PTA Happenings April 8th, 2022 – April 14th, 2022

BOOK FAIR ONLINE ORDERS: Can’t make it to the Book Fair in person? No problem! You can place orders online until 4/19 by clicking HERE. For any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis, cguiwargis@yahoo.com

FIELD DAY FUNDRAISERS: Save the date for all of these yummy fundraisers we have coming up to raise money for Field Day!

  • Raising Cane’s, 4/20 – 4 to 9pm
  • Kona Ice Truck @ Ivy Hill, 5/11
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Family Movie Night coming 5/13 (rain date 5/20). Something new for Ivy Hill this year! An outdoor movie night for the whole family! More details to come.

YEARBOOK HELP: We’re looking for pictures (or screenshot of the following):

  • First Day of School
  • Meet and Greet
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Halloween or Valentine’s Day
  • Spirit Day
  • Band
  • Music for Youth
  • Any pictures from current fifth graders during their years at Ivy Hill

Please text them to Christy Smith at 847-707-5835 or email at delilah327@yahoo.com. No need to send repeats if already submitted. Also, please just send a few pictures of each event of your child/friends. You can also submit directly here. Login ID: 416665973 

  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  • Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

I-FIVES: Thank you to all of our Book Fair volunteers and our Committee Chair, Caroleen Guiwargis! It was great to have Book Fair back in person this year, and we know we couldn’t have done it without all of you!

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers for the 2022/2023 school year: Mario Bonasera – President-Elect, Sarah Ivy – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Tuesday April 21st, 2022 at 7 PM at Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm in the LMC

PTA Happenings April 1st, 2022 – April 7th, 2022

BUBBAKOO’S BURRITOS: 

Join us at Bubbakoo’s Burritos on Wednesday, 4/6 between 11am-6pm for some delicious food and help raise money for Field Day in the process! Just show the flyer below when you order and 15% of sales will be donated to the PTA! (Note: Flyer can be shown in digital or print out form)

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS: Book Fair is on April 8th from 4-8:30pm. We are back in person in the commons and looking forward to you all coming to join us! In order to make it successful, please consider volunteering your time. Click on the following link to sign up for a volunteer time slot that works for you, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F49ACAB2CA46-ivybook. For any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis, cguiwargis@yahoo.com

FIELD DAY FUNDRAISERS: Save the date for all of these yummy fundraisers we have coming up to raise money for Field Day!

  • Raising Cane’s, 4/20 – 4 to 9pm
  • Kona Ice Truck @ Ivy Hill, 5/11
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers for the 2022/2023 school year: Mario Bonasera – President-Elect, Sarah Ivy – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer 

SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Family Movie Night coming 5/13 (rain date 5/20). Something new for Ivy Hill this year! An outdoor movie night for the whole family! More details to come.

YEARBOOK HELP: We’re looking for pictures (or screenshot of the following):

  • First Day of School
  • Meet and Greet
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Halloween or Valentine’s Day
  • Spirit Day
  • Band
  • Music for Youth
  • Any pictures from current fifth graders during their years at Ivy Hill

Please text them to Christy Smith at 847-707-5835 or email at delilah327@yahoo.com. No need to send repeats if already submitted. Also, please just send a few pictures of each event of your child/friends. You can also submit directly here. Login ID: 416665973 

  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  • Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who participated in the “Pack the Piggies” AHC-PTA Scholarship Fundraiser! We surpassed our goal and raised over $1400, so Principal Kaese will be getting covered in silly string! More details on that to come.

Thank you to our Nominating Committee for all of their hard work over the past few weeks! We appreciate your dedication and commitment to nominating new PTA Executive Board Members for the coming school year.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Tuesday April 5th, 2022 at 7 PM at Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm in the LMC

PTA Happenings March 18th, 2022 – March 31st, 2022

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS:  If you have any nominations you’d like to submit for open PTA Executive Board Positions, please fill out this form HERE.

FIELD DAY FUNDRAISERS: Save the date for all of these yummy fundraisers we have coming up to raise money for Field Day!

  • Bubbakoo’s Burritos, 4/6
  • Raising Cane’s, 4/20 – 4 to 9pm
  • Kona Ice Truck @ Ivy Hill, 5/11
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

BOOK FAIR REMINDER: Book Fair is on April 8th from 4-8pm. We are back in person in the commons and looking forward to you all coming to join us and grabbing a book to read! In order to make it successful please consider joining us to volunteer. A sign-up genius will be sent out later for you to find a slot that best fits your schedule. For any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis, cguiwargis@yahoo.com

SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Family Movie Night coming 5/13 (rain date 5/20). Something new for Ivy Hill this year! An outdoor movie night for the whole family! More details to come.

YEARBOOK HELP: We’re looking for pictures (or screenshot of the following):

  • First Day of School
  • Meet and Greet
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Halloween or Valentine’s Day
  • Spirit Day
  • Band
  • Music for Youth
  • Any pictures from current fifth graders during their years at Ivy Hill

Please text them to Christy Smith at 847-707-5835 or email at delilah327@yahoo.com. No need to send repeats if already submitted. Also, please just send a few pictures of each event of your child/friends. You can also submit directly here. Login ID: 416665973 

  • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  • Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who came out for our very successful Garibaldi’s dining fundraiser for Field Day this week! Nearly $300 is going to your child’s Field Day event. Also, thank you to all our staff who ordered lunches as well! Watch for the next Field Day fundraisers in April!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the AHC-PTA “Pack the Piggie” Scholarship Fundraiser! Totals will be announced after Spring Break, and we’ll find out if the students get to silly string Principal Kaese.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Tuesday April 5th, 2022 at 7 PM at Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm in the LMC

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

GARIBALDI’S FUNDRAISER: Help raise money for the Ivy Hill PTA while enjoying some delicious food from Garibaldi’s!

  • When: Wednesday, March 16th, 10am-9pm 
  • Where: Garibaldi’s in Arlington Heights, 1960 N. Arlington Heights Rd., 847-577-4000
  • How: Call or order in store and mention “Ivy Hill PTA”
  • Rules: Valid for dine-in, carry-out or delivery. Full priced menu items only. Cannot place orders online.
  • Benefit: 20% of all sales will be donated to the Ivy Hill PTA

“PACK THE PIGGIES” AHC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER: It’s officially time for Ivy Hill to “Pack our Piggies” for the AHC-PTA Scholarship Fundraiser next week, 3/14-3/17. Our school goal is $1,000. If we hit our goal, we get to silly string Principal Kaese! So bring in coins, cash, or checks (made out to AHC-PTA) and Pack our Piggies! A “Piggie” will be located in each classroom, so kids can bring their donations right to class. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda, ktaranda@gmail.com.

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS:  If you have any nominations you’d like to submit for open PTA Executive Board Positions, please fill out this form HERE.

FIELD DAY FUNDRAISERS: Save the date for all of these yummy fundraisers we have coming up to raise money for Field Day!

  • Garibaldi’s, 3/16
  • Bubbakoo’s Burritos, 4/6
  • Kona Ice Truck @ Ivy Hill, 5/11
  • Billy Brick’s Pizza and Gelato Trailer @ Ivy Hill, 5/26

BOOK FAIR REMINDER: Book Fair is on April 8th from 4-8pm. We are back in person in the commons and looking forward to you all coming to join us and grabbing a book to read! In order to make it successful please consider joining us to volunteer. A sign-up genius will be sent out later for you to find a slot that best fits your schedule. For any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis, cguiwargis@yahoo.com

SAVE THE DATE: Outdoor Family Movie Night coming 5/13 (rain date 5/20). Something new for Ivy Hill this year! An outdoor movie night for the whole family! More details to come.

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who volunteered to join planning committees over the past couple of weeks! You’re truly helping all of our end of year plans become a reality and we couldn’t do it without you!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Tuesday April 5th, 2022 at 7 PM at Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm in the LMC