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PTA Happenings June 4, 2021 – June 11, 2021

The end of the school year is finally here, I am sure we will all let out a big cheer. Enjoy your summer, time to kick back and relax, have fun in the sun, and remember, we are not done. See you all next fall, fundraising, activities, and all.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

PTA COMMITTEE BINDERS: If you have a PTA Committee Binder, please contact Katie Taranda at ktaranda@gmail.com

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE: A special end-of-year treat, brought to you by the Kids Pandemic Relief Committee, will be coming soon!

MRS. LIKES SURPRISE CELEBRATION: A time has been set for Mrs. Likes recognition, which will be from 2:30 – 3:00 on Wednesday, June 9th.  Parents and families can gather outside by the side door #13 in the grassy area along Burke.  We are hoping people can start gathering around 2:15, so when Mrs. Likes walks out with her current class, she will be surprised!  We are planning on having her former students who are in person to be outside as well to surprise her.

Some of the room moms are collecting handwritten letters of gratitude and congratulations from students and parents, which will be presented to Mrs. Likes at the celebration. If you would like to include something, please turn it into the office by Monday, June 7. Please contact Jen Sylvia at 773-824-6351 for more information.

YEAR END THANKS: As we come to year end, Ivy Hill PTA wants to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who found a way to be extra creative this year.  We also want to thank our 5th grade families who will be leaving our Ivy community and wish them well. We have a special gift for our 5th grade chairs to be delivered next week. Thank you to the Ivy staff and teachers for your hard work, creativity and flexibility this year. We appreciate it all. To the teachers leaving us this year. Thank you for your years at Ivy. You will be greatly missed!  Have a great summer and see you next year. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 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 my June 13th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

THE CRAYON INITIATIVE: Please help a Prospect High School Junior with his Eagle Scout Project of collecting used crayons for donation!

I-FIVES: Thank you to Michelle Derechowski and Lisa Nason for organizing Gardening Day for the Ivy students!   Also special I-Fives to our outgoing PTA Board.  Especially Jenny Sadowski and Julie Soderna, who have been the ever positive, fearless leaders through this school year, and we are very thankful they were the Presidents.  

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 28, 2021 – June 4, 2021

Two more weeks, and summer is here, I am sure we all will let out a cheer. The end is in sight, only a few things left, read below, don’t be bereft.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

PTA COMMITTEE BINDERS: If you have a PTA Committee Binder, please contact Katie Taranda at ktaranda@gmail.com

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

YEAR END THANKS: As we come to year end, Ivy Hill PTA wants to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who found a way to be extra creative this year.  We also want to thank our 5th grade families who will be leaving our Ivy community and wish them well. We have a special gift for our 5th grade chairs to be delivered next week. Thank you to the Ivy staff and teachers for your hard work, creativity and flexibility this year. We appreciate it all. To the teachers leaving us this year. Thank you for your years at Ivy. You will be greatly missed!  Have a great summer and see you next year. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 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 my June 13th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

THE CRAYON INITIATIVE: Please help a Prospect High School Junior with his Eagle Scout Project of collecting used crayons for donation!

I-FIVES: Thank you to Michelle Derechowski and Lisa Nason for organizing Gardening Day for the Ivy students! Also an I-Five to Christy Smith and Nicole Campbell for organizing the school pictures which led to $508 in fundraising!

The teachers and staff were all extremely grateful for everyone’s generosity during Teacher Appreciation week.  They created a kind thank-you card addressed to the PTA to show their gratitude.  Please see attached.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 21, 2021 – May 27, 2021

The last week of May is here, it is time to bring good cheer, and be thankful for all Ivy HIll has done, even though we missed things….like the Fun Run. The PTA is winding down, but there is no reason to frown, for next year holds some promise and fun, after we have time in the sun.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

PTA COMMITTEE BINDERS: If you have a PTA Committee Binder, please contact Katie Taranda at ktaranda@gmail.com

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE: We will also be having some sweet treats for the kiddos closer to the end of the school year!

IVY HILL’S HELPING HANDS: Ivy’s Helping Hands will take place May 17-May 28th.  Please consider donating to this special fund to help those suffering from the Covid crisis in India. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 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 my June 13th. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

GARDENING DAY: Let’s get ready to do some gardening!  All Ivy Hill students will get an opportunity to participate in the planting of the Ivy Hill garden plots on Wednesday, May 26th so please dress appropriately.  We will be planting a “Salsa Garden”.   Our hope is that all the children will  get a chance to sample the vegetables they plant in a special “Chips & Salsa tasting” after we harvest the vegetables in the fall.

I-FIVES: Thank you to everyone who donated to the Helping Hands Fundraiser!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 14, 2021 – May 20, 2021

Here we are, it is mid May, what does the PTA have to say? We are not done, there’s still time for fun, before you know it, the year will be done. But not yet, we are still set, to end the year with a big cheer.

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE:  Look for a funny magic show virtual assembly coming to a screen near you on Wednesday, May 19th. We will also be having some sweet treats for the kiddos closer to the end of the school year!

IVY HILL’S HELPING HANDS: Ivy’s Helping Hands will take place May 17-May 28th.  Please consider donating to this special fund to help those suffering from the Covid crisis in India. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 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. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564 or Kim Eckert at 847-840-1739.

I-FIVES: Thank you to Dimpy Gulati for volunteering on behalf of the Pandemic Relief Committee and bringing in special cupcakes for the teachers. Also thank you to everyone who helped with teacher appreciation week last week.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, May 20th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings May 7, 2021 – May 13, 2021

The month of May has been busy and fun, not enough time to get things done, the PTA is finishing strong, please look below, it won’t take long.

Happy Birthday to our fabulous PTA president, Julie Soderna!

NEW PTA BOARD: Congratulations to our new Executive Board!   They are a fabulous group of volunteers who will do amazing things during the 2021/2022 school year!   Please welcome Angela Sisi and Katie Taranda as our new Presidents, Dee Baum as our new 1st VP, Megan Cook as our new 2nd VP, Erin Lakomski and Megan Martin as our new 3rd VP’s!  Welcome back also to our wonderful secretary Debbie Johnson and our wonderful treasurer Laura Ackley!! 

PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: Interested in heading a PTA committee next year?  Please click here

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE:  Look for a funny magic show virtual assembly coming to a screen near you on Wednesday, May 19th. More details to follow.  We will also be having some sweet treats for the kiddos closer to the end of the school year!

ONLINE BOOK FAIR: Thank you for supporting Ivy Hill through our Online Book Fair! We know the format was different this year, but your participation helps support our school! We hope to be able to bring back an in-person offering next year. Thank you again!

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: School Supply kits for the 2021/2022 school year are now available for purchase.  

I-FIVES: Thank you to Megan Cook and Dimpy Gulati for planning a great Teacher Appreciation week and to EVERYONE who participated in the online book fair.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, May 20th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings April 30, 2021 – May 6, 2021

May is here, our last full month of the school year, how exciting this is, especially for kids. PTA Happenings are winding down, but let’s not frown, there is still more to do and plan, look below if you can.

PTA MEETING: Please join us via zoom for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 4th @ 7pm where we will vote in our new board. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Click here to join the meeting.Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of officers for the 2021/2022 school year:
Angela Sisi – President, Katie Taranda – Co-President, Dee Baum – 1st Vice President, Megan Cook – 2nd Vice President, Erin Lakomski – 3rd Vice President, Megan Martin – 3rd Vice President, Debbie Johnson – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer   

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK: May 3rd-7th is teacher appreciation week! Please remember our awesome teachers and all the hard work they have put in this year.

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: Our Online Book Fair is now open! Shop anytime between now and May 4 to support our school. Click here to get started!

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE:  Look for a funny magic show virtual assembly coming to a screen near you on Wednesday, May 19th. More details to follow.  We will also be having some sweet treats for the kiddos closer to the end of the school year!

I-FIVES: Thank you to all the kids and families who participated in all of our Earth Week collections.  It was a great success!  We collected a huge amount of books and over 300 pairs of shoes!  A special thank you  to Kim Mullan, Sheila Crowley, Aska Lempke, Suzanne Kruase and the wonderful group of 4th grade girls and siblings who helped promote and collect books, shoes, and plastic during Earth Week.  

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, May 6th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings April 23, 2021 – April 29, 2021

April is ending, look at the time we’ve been spending, creating activities and treats, making sure all have fun eats. The weather is changing, hopefully sunny days are near, but let’s not forget what we hold dear: our kids and our school, Ivy Hill is a jewel. Please look below before you go, we have a lot to show.

PTA MEETING: Please join us via zoom for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 4th @ 7pm where we will vote in our new board. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of officers for the 2021/2022 school year:
Angela Sisi – President, Katie Taranda – Co-President, Dee Baum – 1st Vice President, Megan Cook – 2nd Vice President, Erin Lakomski – 3rd Vice President, Megan Martin – 3rd Vice President, Debbie Johnson – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer   

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: Our Online Book Fair is now open! Shop anytime between now and May 4 to support our school. Click here to get started!

KIDS PANDEMIC COMMITTEE: The Kids Pandemic Relief Committee arranged a special treat for the students to enjoy on May 19. More info. to come!! 

I-FIVES: I-Fives go out to Michelle Derochowski and her daughter Sydney for all their hard work in planning the Earth Day’s activities. Thank you!!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, April 29th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings April 16, 2021 – April 22, 2021

The weather is warmer, the kids are outside, playing ball, tag, and even taking a bike ride. Such a sight to see, the games and fun, before we know it, April will be done. Look below, do not wait, take some notes, don’t be late.

PTA MEETING: Please join us via zoom for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 4th @ 7pm where we will vote in our new board. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of officers for the 2021/2022 school year:
Angela Sisi – President, Katie Taranda – Co-President, Dee Baum – 1st Vice President, Megan Cook – 2nd Vice President, Erin Lakomski – 3rd Vice President, Megan Martin – 3rd Vice President, Debbie Johnson – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer   

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

YEARBOOK ORDERS: There are only four days left to get your yearbook orders in! Click here to order, use code 095243.

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: Our school’s Book Fair will be online from 4/21-5/4! Discover new books sure to keep kids reading. Every purchase supports our school. Click here to learn more!

IVY HILL BOOK DRIVE AND SHOE DRIVE: In celebration of Earth Week, Ivy Hill will be holding a book drive as well as a Reuse-A-Shoe collection April 20 -23rd.   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. 

As far as shoes, we can accept shoes in any condition.  Boots from rain boots to hiking boots are accepted, too, but no snow boots.  Collection boxes will be set up outside the main entrance as well as in the Commons area. Please tie, rubber band or zip tie each pair of shoes together.

We will also collect plastic bags and film during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski  (Environmental Awareness Committee ) at michelledycus@gmail.com  Thank you!

EARTH WEEK:  Let’s celebrate Earth Week with Walk to School Week April 20 – 23rd.  Walk, bike, scooter ….to school one day, two…or all week to be a part of making our Earth a better place.  Mr. Kaese & Mrs. Lempke will be outside the school to cheer you on for helping our environment.  

ABC/25 GETBURBED CHALLENGE: Register for the 10th Annual ABC/25 GetBurbed Challenge on April 24, 2021! The event this year will consist of an In-Person 1 Mile Run held on April 24, 2021 at South Middle School along with a Virtual 1 Mile and 5K that you can complete anytime before May 2, 2021. Click here to register, and click here for more information.

THOMAS COMMITTEES: Thomas Middle School needs volunteers for some of their committees. Without volunteer chairs, some fun activities that the students are used to cannot happen. Please consider volunteering your time!

I-FIVES: Thank you to Connie Gonzalez for helping to organize the Ivy Hill Mask Sale! A big thank-you to two amazing Ivy Hill 3rd graders, Bridget Eckert and Maya Tyson, for designing the Ivy Hill face masks!!  Way to go girls!  They look awesome!! 

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, April 29th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings April 9, 2021 – April 15, 2021

Mid April is here, let’s hope the spring showers bring good cheer. We are gearing up for the last couple months of school, what we have going on is really cool, so look below, don’t be a fool!

PTA MEETING: Please join us via zoom for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 4th @ 7pm where we will vote in our new board. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of officers for the 2021/2022 school year:
Angela Sisi – President, Katie Taranda – Co-President, Dee Baum – 1st Vice President, Megan Cook – 2nd Vice President, Erin Lakomski – 3rd Vice President, Megan Martin – 3rd Vice President, Debbie Johnson – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer   

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: Our Virutal Book Fair will be 4/21-5/5! More information coming soon

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Get your pictures in the yearbook! SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE 
LOG ON TO: https://images.memoryebooks.com Enter Login ID: 416174563 The last day to submit your photos is April 16, 2021.

MONDAY FUNDAY REMOTE THEMES: April 12th PJ Day.

IVY HILL MASK SALE: Show off your Eagle Spirit while supporting our PTA. Order now through Thursday 4/15. Click here to order!

IVY HILL BOOK DRIVE: In celebration of Earth Week, Ivy Hill will be holding a book drive as well as a Reuse-A-Shoe collection April 19 -23rd.   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.  As far as shoes, we can accept shoes in any condition.  Boots from rain boots to hiking boots are accepted, too.  Collection boxes will be set up outside the main entrance as well as in the Commons area.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski  (Environmental Awareness Committee ) at michelledycus@gmail.com  Thank you!

ABC/25 GETBURBED CHALLENGE: Register for the 10th Annual ABC/25 GetBurbed Challenge on April 24, 2021! The event this year will consist of an In-Person 1 Mile Run held on April 24, 2021 at South Middle School along with a Virtual 1 Mile and 5K that you can complete anytime before May 2, 2021. Click here to register, and click here for more information.

I-FIVES: Thank you to Michelle Derochowski for organizing the Book Drive. Also to Nicole Campbell and Christy Smith for coming up with creative yearbook day themes that include everyone! Finally, thank you to Deneen Evola for dropping off treats this week on behalf of the teachers pandemic Relief committee.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, April 29th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings April 2, 2021 – April 8, 2021

Spring break is over, April is here, the sunshine and flowers, bring us all good cheer. The end is in sight, almost here, but not quite. So don’t shed a tear, please look below, there is so much going on, you should be in the know.

PTA MEETING: Please join us for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 4th @ 7pm, where you can learn all about PTA and the various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Julie Soderna (julie@soderna.com) and Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen57@aol.com) with questions.

NEW PTA BOARD: The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of officers for the 2021/2022 school year:
Angela Sisi – President, Katie Taranda – Co-President, Dee Baum – 1st Vice President, Megan Cook – 2nd Vice President, Erin Lakomski – 3rd Vice President, Megan Martin – 3rd Vice President, Debbie Johnson – Secretary, Laura Ackley – Treasurer  
LAST PTA meeting of the year!!   Tuesday, May 4th.  Please attend the meeting via-zoom so we can vote in the new Executive Board!!   

AMAZONSMILE: Support the Ivy Hill PTA through AmazonSmile! If you’re an Amazon user, you can make a difference while you shop on Amazon. There’s a new, easy way for you to support the Ivy Hill PTA! Before you start your shopping, go to  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673393 and confirm that you would like to support the Ivy Hill PTA. Then just shop as you normally would, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the PTA. No additional work necessary! Please contact Katie Taranda if you have any questions (ktaranda@gmail.com). Thanks!

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: The stress-free fundraiser is BACK, now with PAPERLESS and CONTACT-FREE payment options! The PTA is working hard to deliver fun events and activities for the kids this year, while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines. When the pandemic days are over, we will plan many more fun activities for the kids, so fundraising now is important! We can’t do it without your help! Please consider making a donation – any amount is appreciated. This link provides the option to pay via credit/debit card or echeck. If you prefer to pay via cash or physical check, please send payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Stress Free”. Please contact Kari Rosczyk (kari.rosczyk@gmail.com) with questions.

VIRTUAL ART CLUB: The last day to register is April 3rd. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com to register.  All checks should be made out to Ivy Hill PTA for $30. 

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR: More information coming soon!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Get your pictures in the yearbook! SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE 
LOG ON TO: https://images.memoryebooks.com Enter Login ID: 416174563 The last day to submit your photos is April 16, 2021.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Save the date! April 6th is retake day, remote learners can come in from 7:30am – 8:45 am, and in person students can take their pictures from 9:05am – 11:00am. Online order code 58076G. Click here to order! Parents only need to use this code if they plan to preorder, and their student is being photographed for the 1st time on retake day. If the parent already ordered, and they do not like the picture they just need to bring back the picture package, so the package can be reordered with the new retake picture. If the parent did not order and would like their child to do a retake, they do not need to bring anything.

MONDAY FUNDAY REMOTE THEMES: April 5th Take a picture with your Pet/Stuffed Animal Day, April 12th PJ Day.

THOMAS MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The TMS PTA is looking for suggestions of persons who would be interested in serving as a PTA Officer for the upcoming school 2021-2022 school year, and they would like to include parents of 6th graders that will be moving onto Thomas next year also. The positions that they need to fill are President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. They would welcome any suggestions of people who you feel would be willing and able to make a contribution to the TMS PTA next year. Please note that PTA rules require that the President-Elect have prior PTA Officer or PTA Committee Chairperson experience at either the Middle School or Elementary School levels. Feel free to nominate another person or yourself! Any nominations can be sent to lisaulrych80@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration.

IVY HILL BOOK DRIVE: In celebration of Earth Week, Ivy Hill will be holding a book drive as well as a Reuse-A-Shoe collection April 19 -23rd.   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.  As far as shoes, we can accept shoes in any condition.  Boots from rain boots to hiking boots are accepted, too.  Collection boxes will be set up outside the main entrance as well as in the Commons area.  If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Derochowski  (Environmental Awareness Committee ) at michelledycus@gmail.com  Thank you!

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS: Don’t forget to vote on April 6th!

ABC/25 GETBURBED CHALLENGE: Register for the 10th Annual ABC/25 GetBurbed Challenge on April 24, 2021! Early registration ends on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The event this year will consist of an In-Person 1 Mile Run held on April 24, 2021 at South Middle School along with a Virtual 1 Mile and 5K that you can complete anytime before May 2, 2021. Click here to register, and click here for more information.

I-FIVES: A big thank you goes to Amy Fuller, Alice Sylvester, Megan Martin, Shannon Dietrich, and Kim Sanders.   Thank-you for working to create the slate of volunteers for next year’s Executive Board!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The next school board meeting is Thursday, April 8th @ 7:30pm at the Dunton Administration Building.