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PTA Happenings October 15th, 2021-October 21st, 2021

PTA DONATIONS: Please consider donating to the PTA this year.  For just $25 per student we can fully fund our budget.  Check out our flyer below and donate here

RED RIBBON WEEK: October 25 – October 29. The Red Ribbon campaign was established to raise awareness about alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence and bullying. We would love to have each student participate in the daily activities. Please see the schedule below:

Monday – Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday – Pajama Day

Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day

Thursday – School Spirit Day

Friday – Wear Halloween shirts or Black & Orange

RED RIBBON WEEK INSPIRES OUR KIDS TO BE BRAVE

RED RIBBON WEEK INSPIRES OUR KIDS TO BE HAPPY

RED RIBBON WEEK INSPIRES OUR KIDS TO BE DRUG FREE

SOCIAL MEDIA: Ivy Hill PTA now has a Twitter account! Follow us, @ivyhillpta.

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

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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: Erin Lakomski and Megan Martin for their efforts in planning the Food Truck Fest. We’re so disappointed we didn’t get to see it in action, but hopefully we’ll be able to put together something in the future.

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Help out our Yearbook Committee by submitting your pictures to the yearbook! Submission instructions can be found below.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 11th @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th @ 7pm.

PTA Happenings October 8th, 2021-October 14th, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: Food Truck Fest – Monday Oct 11th – Serving 4 to 7pm!

RED RIBBON WEEK: Dates are October 23rd through October 31st. Theme information coming soon!

MOVIE NIGHT: Due to current circumstances, 3rd-5th grade movie night will be postponed until we can coordinate a fun, safe way for everyone to enjoy the event.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Ivy Hill PTA now has a Twitter account! Follow us, @ivyhillpta.

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

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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 volunteered on the Teacher and Student Pandemic Relief Committees last year! Both were recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois PTA – Northwest Cook Region for their outstanding, innovative work. Your hard work is truly appreciated! 

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Help out our Yearbook Committee by submitting your pictures to the yearbook! Submission instructions can be found below.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 11th @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th @ 7pm.

PTA Happenings October 1st, 2021-October 7th, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: FOOD TRUCK FEST – – Monday Oct 11th – Serving 4 to 7pm! Amazing Tacos and More! Fresh pizza! Hot dogs! Sweets too! All trucks donating back to the PTA so come have dinner and support your Ivy Hill Eagles – ALL WELCOME! Spread the word! 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Ivy Hill PTA now has a Twitter account! Follow us, @ivyhillpta.

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day makeup will be Thursday October 7th.

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

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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 host families for our Patio Parties, the Glickleys, Ackleys, and McIntyres, and thank you to all those who attended!

YEARBOOK PICTURE SUBMISSIONS: Help out our Yearbook Committee by submitting your pictures to the yearbook! Submission instructions can be found below.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: October 7th, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Buildin

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings September 24th, 2021-September 30th, 2021

SAVE THE DATE: FOOD TRUCK FEST – – Monday Oct 11th – Serving 4 to 7pm! Amazing Tacos and More! Fresh pizza! Hot dogs! Sweets too! All trucks donating back to the PTA so come have dinner and support your Ivy Hill Eagles – ALL WELCOME! Spread the word! 

SOCIAL MEDIA: Ivy Hill PTA now has a Twitter account! Follow us, @ivyhillpta.

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day makeup will be Thursday October 7th.

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

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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 all who came out to support the PTA at our Kona Ice fundraiser

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: October 7th, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings September 17th, 2021-September 23rd, 2021

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!PatioPartyRecruit21-3Download Deadline to buy tickets is Monday September 20th!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Ivy Hill PTA now has a Twitter account! Follow us at @ivyhillpta.

SAVE THE DATES: Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 4-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

ROOM REP SURVEY: If you haven’t already, please fill out the survey for the classroom you’d like to be a Room Rep for! There are still a lot of spaces to fill to help with classroom parties!! Sign up here.

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day makeup will be Thursday October 7th.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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 Megan Martin and Erin Lakomski for planning the Kona Ice fundraiser. 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings September 10th, 2021-September 16th, 2021

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!PatioPartyRecruit21-3Download

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 4-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

ROOM REP SURVEY: If you haven’t already, please fill out the survey for the classroom you’d like to be a Room Rep for! There are still a lot of spaces to fill to help with classroom parties!! Sign up here.

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day makeup will be Thursday October 7th.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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 Gardening Committee for harvesting the garden and their farm stand fundraiser. We would also like to thank all our new committee chair volunteers.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings September 3rd, 2021-September 9th, 2021

SPIRIT WEAR: The Spirit Wear Store is open! Use this link to purchase! Orders due by September 8th! 

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!PatioPartyRecruit21-3Download

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 4-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

PICTURE DAY MAKEUP: Picture day make up will be Thursday October 7th.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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: Nicole Campbell for coordinating picture day and to all the volunteers who helped out!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

NEXT PTA MEETING: Next PTA meeting is Thursday November 4th.

PTA Happenings August 27th, 2021 – September 2nd, 2021

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Wednesday, September 1at 7:00 p.m in the LMC, so please join us to learn all about PTA! All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Contact our PTA Presidents Angela Sisi (angelasisi925@gmail.com) and Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

COMMITTEE MATERIALS: Anyone who has materials from a PTA committee they used to serve on, please get those to Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below! Click here to join in the fun!

SPIRIT WEAR: The Spirit Wear Store is open! Use this link to purchase! Orders due by September 8th! 

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 5-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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 Eleni Boutsikakis (EleniBoutsikakis@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Nicole Campbell and everyone else who helped out with picture day!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

PTA Happenings August 20th, 2021 – August 26th, 2021

Welcome Ivy families!

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Wednesday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m in the LMC. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the PTA and its various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Contact our PTA Presidents Angela Sisi (angelasisi925@gmail.com) and Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

NEW PTA BOARD MEMBER: At our first general meeting we will be voting in Celina McIntyre for the first VP position.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The PTA runs so many wonderful events throughout the year that aren’t possible without parent volunteers. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this PTA Volunteer Form, please do! Thanks for all of your support.

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Our photographer will be at the school on Friday, August 27th Pictures will be in the Ivy Hill Commons. Pre-order by clicking here. Online order code: 60348TF. No cash or checks will be accepted the day of pictures.

PATIO PARTY: The PTA is putting together the FIRST EVER progressive style party where you get to attend two parties in one evening! We are currently recruiting homes to host completely outdoor events (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks) and we are also looking for attendees to come to these parties. Check out the flyers below!

SAVE THE DATES: Kona Ice Truck on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:15-8PM at Ivy Hill! First come first served. Please have cash available. Also, a Fall Food Truck Fest is happening Monday, October 11th from 5-8PM also at Ivy Hill More details to come. 

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card 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 Eleni Boutsikakis (EleniBoutsikakis@gmail.com).

I-FIVES GO TO: Welcoming Committee, Katie Rausch, and Polianthi Bakir, for organizing wonderful new family and kindergarten orientations; Supply Kit Committee, Connie Gonzalez and Kim Eckert, for putting the supply kits together and getting them distributed. Finally, a big thank you to Erin Lakomski for organizing the ice cream socialThank you!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 2, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.

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.