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PTA Happenings – June 8-August 21, 2018

School Supplies on sale now!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:   Sale ends 6/24/18!   Pre-order custom school supply packs online and they will get sent directly to our school!  Questions?  Contact Julie Ratzki – julieratzki@yahoo.com.

I-FIVES go to:  Yearbook Committee, Nicole Campbell; our committee chairs and volunteers and all of their hard work sponsoring our yearly events and a special thank you  to our wonderful Ivy Hill staff for providing the commitment and support to make it all happen!  Thank you!

NEXT PTA MEETING:   September 5, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Dunton Administration Building.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

 

Summer 2

 

PTA HAPPENINGS – June 1-7, 2018

School Supplies on sale now!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  It’s never too early to prepare for next year!  School supplies committee is already thinking about the 2018-2019 school year!  Pre-order custom school supply packs online and they will get sent directly to our school!  Questions?  Contact Julie Ratzki – julieratzki@yahoo.com.

I-FIVES go to:  Field Day Committee, Sherri Kontos, Julie Soderna, and Julie Ratzki and all the many volunteers who made it a fantastic Field Day.  The kids had a blast; Garden Committee, Michelle Derochowski and Lisa Nason for getting garden started; PTA Executive Committee for all of their amazing leadership in making our PTA events run so smoothly; Yearbook Committee, Nicole Campbell, Christy Smith, Melissa Van Buren, and Marta Giersz for capturing and memorializing another great year at Ivy! 

NEXT PTA MEETING:   To be announced in September.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  June 21, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Dunton Administration Building.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

 

PTA Happenings – May 25-May 31, 2018

FIELD DAY COMMITTEE:  Field day is Friday, June 1st.  Even though the Signup Genius is filled to capacity with volunteers, please feel free to come anyway.  Field Day Committee can always use volunteers, especially when it comes to filling water balloons.  If you are unable to participate during the day, please consider donating filled water balloons.  There is always a big need for balloons and it is a big part of what makes this day so much fun.   Field Day Signup Genius

School Supplies on sale now!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  It’s never too early to prepare for next year!  School supplies committee is already thinking about the 2018-2019 school year!  Pre-order custom school supply packs online and they will get sent directly to our school!  Questions?  Contact Julie Ratzki – julieratzki@yahoo.com.

Looking for help from 3rd & 4th grade families to help out back stage on 5/31 (rehearsal) and the night of the 5th grade show on Monday 6/4. Please consider helping!!  Contact Kim Mullen, kmullan@sd25.org.

I-FIVES go to:  Ivy Hill Senior Walk Committee, Sara Born, Suzanne Krause, and the Ivy Hill staff who made the first annual Ivy Hill Senior Walk such a wonderful success, as well as the volunteers who donated their time and snack contributions; 2nd VP, 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.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   To be announced in September.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

 

PTA HAPPENINGS – May 18-24, 2018

FIELD DAY COMMITTEE:  Field day is Friday, June 1st.  Even though the Signup Genius is filled to capacity with volunteers, please feel free to come anyway.  Field Day Committee can always use volunteers, especially when it comes to filling water balloons.  If you are unable to participate during the day, please consider donating filled water balloons.  There is always a big need for balloons and it is a big part of what makes this day so much fun.   Field Day Signup Genius

School Supplies on sale now!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  It’s never too early to prepare for next year!  School supplies committee is already thinking about the 2018-2019 school year!  Pre-order custom school supply packs online and they will get sent directly to our school!  Questions?  Contact Julie Ratzki – julieratzki@yahoo.com.

Looking for help from 3rd & 4th grade families to help out back stage on 5/31 (rehearsal) and the night of the 5th grade show on Monday 6/4. Please consider helping!!  Contact Kim Mullen, kmullan@sd25.org.

IVY HILL SENIOR WALK:   On May 23rd, Ivy Hill, along with the PTA will be hosting a Senior Walk for former Ivy Hill students who are graduating from high school this year.  As part of the Senior Walk, there will be a short reception for the Seniors and their parents.  Please consider donating items by using the link below.  Thanks for your help making this event special for our former Ivy Hill Eagles!  Senior Walk Signup Genius

I-FIVES go to:  All the volunteers who donated all of the delicious breakfast items for the Staff Appreciation breakfast.  Thank you!  Video Productions, Emily Morrison and Lucy Block; Garden Committee, Michelle Derochowski and Lisa Nason; Webmaster, Jennifer Amling-Michael.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   To be announced in September.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

 

 

PTA Happenings – May 11-17, 2018

FIELD DAY COMMITTEE:  Field day is Friday, June 1st.  Please access the link to the sign up genius to volunteer for this fun day.  If you are unable to be there during the day, please consider donating filled water balloons.  There is always a big need for balloons and it is a big part of what makes this day so much fun.    Field Day Signup Genius

 

School Supplies on sale now!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  It’s never too early to prepare for next year!  School supplies committee is already thinking about the 2018-2019 school year!  Pre-order custom school supply packs online and they will get sent directly to our school!  Questions?  Contact Julie Ratzki – julieratzki@yahoo.com.

Looking for help from 3rd & 4th grade families to help out back stage on 5/31 (rehearsal) and the night of the 5th grade show on Monday 6/4. Please consider helping!!  Contact Kim Mullen, kmullan@sd25.org.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  The last PTA meeting of the year will be held May 15, 2018. Please note the new date.  Please plan to attend as we will be voting on several issues and voting in the new board of officers. We need your votes!

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2018-2019. 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.  The nominees are as follows:
Co-President – Suzanne Krause (Incumbent)
Co-President – Caroleen Guiwargis
1st Vice President – Tajalli Horvat
2nd Vice President – Jennifer Sadowski (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Kelly Nix (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Katie Hacias
Treasurer – Demetra Bubaris
Secretary – Amy Hoffman (Incumbent)

IVY HILL SENIOR WALK:   On May 23rd, Ivy Hill, along with the PTA will be hosting a Senior Walk for former Ivy Hill students who are graduating from high school this year.  As part of the Senior Walk, there will be a short reception for the Seniors and their parents.  Please consider donating items by using the link below.  Thanks for your help making this event special for our former Ivy Hill Eagles!  Senior Walk Signup Genius

I-FIVES go to:  Staff Appreciation Committee, Melissa Sherman, Laura Fritzsche, Kim Greenstein and Katie Hacias for all their hard work making our Ivy Hill staff feel appreciated; Safety Patrol Chair, Julie RatzkieScholarship Chair, Renee Bennett-Smith; School Supplies Committee, Julie Ratzki and Connie Gonzalez; Sign Committee, Linda Boehm; Spirit Wear Committee, Shannon Wold, Jocelyn Fredell, and Julia Zubchonak; Thomas Liaison, Nikki Wolverton.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   NEW DATE!!!  May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

PTA HAPPENINGS – May 4-10, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  The last PTA meeting of the year will be held May 15, 2018. Please note the new date.  Please plan to attend as we will be voting on several issues and voting in the new board of officers. We need your votes!

 NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2018-2019. 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.  The nominees are as follows:
Co-President – Suzanne Krause (Incumbent)
Co-President – Caroleen Guiwargis
1st Vice President – Tajalli Horvat
2nd Vice President – Jennifer Sadowski (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Kelly Nix (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Katie Hacias
Treasurer – Demetra Bubaris
Secretary – Amy Hoffman (Incumbent)

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IVY HILL SENIOR WALK:  An Ivy Hill “Senior Walk” is being planned wherein Buffalo Grove graduating seniors, who are alumni of Ivy Hill, will walk the halls of Ivy Hill in their cap and gown.  The Senior Walk is scheduled to take place on May 23, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. with a short reception to follow.  More information can be found on the Ivy Hill Facebook page.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   NEW DATE!!!  May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

 

PTA HAPPENINGS – April 27-May 3, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  The last PTA meeting of the year will be held May 15, 2018. Please note the new date.  Please plan to attend as we will be voting on several issues and voting in the new board of officers. We need your votes!

 NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2018-2019. 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.  The nominees are as follows:
Co-President – Suzanne Krause (Incumbent)
Co-President – Caroleen Guiwargis
1st Vice President – Tajalli Horvat
2nd Vice President – Jennifer Sadowski (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Kelly Nix (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Katie Hacias
Treasurer – Demetra Bubaris
Secretary – Amy Hoffman (Incumbent)

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IVY HILL SENIOR WALK:  An Ivy Hill “Senior Walk” is being planned wherein Buffalo Grove graduating seniors, who are alumni of Ivy Hill, will walk the halls of Ivy Hill in their cap and gown.  The Senior Walk is scheduled to take place on May 23, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. with a short reception to follow.  More information can be found on the Ivy Hill Facebook page.

I-FIVES go to:  Community & Family Involvement, Michelle Derachowski; Cultural Arts Committee Volunteers, Stephanie Lazzari, Polianthi Bakir, Joelle Vena, Suzanne Krause, Nichole Wolverton, Linda O’Brien, Lucy Block, Nicole Campbell, Caroleen Guiwargis, Nikki Klikas, Amy Hoffman, Peg Janson, Deneen Evola, Nina Losch, Manjula Karthi.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   NEW DATE!!!  May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  May 24, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

 

 

PTA HAPPENINGS – April 20-26, 2018

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT:  In celebration of Earth Day, join us in a week of collections and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage families to reduce, reuse and recycle!  Below is an overview of our 2018 Earth Week activities for April 23 – 27th.  Go Green in April with these Recycling Drives April 23 through 27.  In the spirit of Earth Week, wear green or blue on Friday, April 27th.

  1. Bernie’s Book Drive:  Donate your gently used children books – infants to 6th grade.  Our goal is 1500 books which will be donated to at-risk children throughout the Chicagoland area.
  2. Reuse-A-Shoe Drive:  Bring in your old shoes, tie or rubber band shoes together
  3. Bag for Bags Collection: Bring a bag filled with plastic bags & film packaging (over TP,  paper towels…) and know you are making a difference in saving our Earth.
  4. *Be Cool & Walk to School” on Thursday, April 26th and get a cool hand stamp for participating.   The following are the six starting points throughout the neighborhood for all students to meet with teachers & parents and walk to school:
  • Douglas & Hintz – 8:30 start to Ivy Hill
  • Camelot Park – 8:40 start to Ivy Hill
  • Windsor & Valley – 8:45 start to Ivy Hill
  • Pinetree & Valley – 8:45 start to Ivy Hill
  • Ivy & Arlington Heights Road – 8:40 start to Ivy Hill
  • Burke & 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, 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!

Please contact Michelle Derachowski michelledycus@gmail.com with questions or concerns.

 YEARBOOK COMMITTEE:   Order your yearbook!  ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Please print and complete this form checkHOURSyearbookcheck, place in a envelope to school. Checks made payable to Ivy Hill  PTA will be accepted. Your check will be your only receipt. Buy a yearbook for cost: $16.00. After Tuesday the price of the yearbook is $20.00 (limited supplies)
Please contact Christy Smith (delilah327@yahoo.com)
Nicole Campbell (nicole.campbell496@gmail.com) with questions.

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE:  It’s time for the Just Move It! Challenge 2018!  Run, Walk, or Volunteer!  JUST MOVE IT!  We need VOLUNTEERS to make this day successful.  If you don’t want to run or walk, please consider volunteering.  It’s a fun day!  Volunteer sign up is ready at:  Volunteer signup.Click here to register to run or walk! All registration, volunteering, and event details can be found at http://www.jmichallenge.org.

  • When: Saturday April 21, 2018
  • Where: South Middle School
  • 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Health and Fitness Expo
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Start
  • 9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Run/Walk Start

The school with the most participation gets to showcase the JMI trophy for the next year! Participation includes runners, walkers AND volunteers!  Contact your school representative, Katie Rausch, katier18@yahoo.com,  or jmichallenge@gmail.com with questions or suggestions.

*All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  The last PTA meeting of the year will be held May 15, 2018. Please note the new date.  Please plan to attend as we will be voting on several issues and voting in the New Board of officers. We need your votes!
NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2018-2019. 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.  The nominees are as follows:
Co-President – Suzanne Krause (Incumbent)
Co-President – Caroleen Guiwargis
1st Vice President – Tajalli Horvat
2nd Vice President – Jennifer Sadowski (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Kelly Nix (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Katie Hacias
Treasurer – Demetra Bubaris
Secretary – Amy Hoffman (Incumbent)

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IVY HILL SENIOR WALK:  An Ivy Hill “Senior Walk” is being planned wherein Buffalo Grove graduating seniors, who are alumni of Ivy Hill, will walk the halls of Ivy Hill in their cap and gown.  The Senior Walk is scheduled to take place on May 23, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. with a short reception to follow.

I-FIVES go to:  Cultural Arts Committee, Rekha Muruvinakombe; Running Club Committee, Laura Vavalle, Tammi Grippo, and April Zaimi.

 

NEXT PTA MEETING:   NEW DATE!!!  May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

PTA HAPPENINGS – April 13-19, 2018

CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE:  Ivy Hill PTA Cultural Arts Committee and Ivy Hill Elementary is bringing your kids the experience of visiting a science museum right to your school. The state-of-the-art hands-on children’s museum focuses on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math).  Please help us to manage the kids and the exhibit. You can choose to be with your kid’s class.  Sign up here!  STEAM Signup link.

JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE:  It’s time for the Just Move It! Challenge 2018!  Run, Walk, or Volunteer!  JUST MOVE IT!  We need VOLUNTEERS to make this day successful.  If you don’t want to run or walk, please consider volunteering.  It’s a fun day!  Volunteer sign up is ready at:  Volunteer signup.   Click here to register to run or walk! All registration, volunteering, and event details can be found at http://www.jmichallenge.org.

  • When: Saturday April 21, 2018
  • Where: South Middle School
  • 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Health and Fitness Expo
  • 8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Start
  • 9:00 a.m. 1 Mile Run/Walk Start

The school with the most participation gets to showcase the JMI trophy for the next year! Participation includes runners, walkers AND volunteers!  Contact your school representative, Katie Rausch, katier18@yahoo.com,  or jmichallenge@gmail.com with questions or suggestions.

*All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  The last PTA meeting of the year will be held May 15, 2018. Please note the new date.  Please plan to attend as we will be voting on several issues and voting in the New Board of officers. We need your votes!
NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following are slated for Executive Board Offices for 2018-2019. 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.  The nominees are as follows:
Co-President – Suzanne Krause (Incumbent)
Co-President – Caroleen Guiwargis
1st Vice President – Tajalli Horvat
2nd Vice President – Jennifer Sadowski (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Kelly Nix (Incumbent)

Co-3rd Vice President – Katie Hacias
Treasurer – Demetra Bubaris
Secretary – Amy Hoffman (Incumbent)

 

IVY HILL SENIOR WALK:  An Ivy Hill “Senior Walk” is being planned wherein Buffalo Grove graduating seniors, who are alumni of Ivy Hill, will walk the halls of Ivy Hill in their cap and gown.  The Senior Walk is scheduled to take place on May 23, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. with a short reception to follow.

I-FIVES go to:  Chess Club Committee, Becky Brown and Julie Soderna and all the parent volunteers; Book Fair Committee, Rekha Muruvinakombe, Stephanie Lazzari and 3rd VPs Caroleen Guiwargis and Kelly Nix.  Book Fair Committee and the 3rd VPs would like to thank the following volunteers who helped us in many ways. Without your help we couldn’t have done this:  Kerri Hood, Kathy Thompson, Luanne Eisenhardt, Deneen Evola, Manjula Karthi, Roopa Prasad, Joelle Vena, Ritu Agrawal, Nirupa Mathew, Michelle Derochowski, Angela Zulaski, Emily Morrison, Britt Polihronis, Nicole Campbell, Denise Wagner, Dina McBride, Julie Ratzki, Margaret W,Sherri Kontos, Claudia Kowalski, Kelly Nix, Jennifer Sadowski, Kate Buttitta, Linda K, Jen Sylvia, Sarah Boeche, Jocelyn Fredell, Guruprasad Sankaravadivel, Gounalanee Amrithasri, Betsy Geiger, Jennifer Amling, Nancy Velasco, Dao Tran, Sharon Bank, Katie Hacias, Saravanakumar Marimuthu, Jill Capito, Cheryl Hampton, Christen Lipani, Caroleen Guiwargis, Lucy Block, Suzanne Krause & Stephanie Lazzari.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   NEW DATE!!!  May 15, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Windsor Elementary School.

Don’t forget to  like-facebook Ivy Hill Elementary PTA on Facebook!

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

STEAM MUSEUM

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Hello from the CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE

The Ivy Hill PTA Cultural Arts Committee & Ivy Hill Elementary are bringing your kids the experience of visiting a science museum right at our school. The state-of-the-art hands-on children’s museum focuses on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

Please help us to manage the kids & the exhibit. You can choose to be with your kid’s class.

Location : Gymnasium, Ivy Hill Elementary School, 2211 N Burke Dr, Arlington Heights IL 60004

Dates: April, 17-18, 2018.

Times: 9am – 3:30pm

If you are able to help, please sign up HERE

Thank you,

Rekha Muruvinakombe and the Cultural Arts Committee