Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings October 21st, 2022 – October 27th, 2022

LAST RUNNING CLUB: Our last Running Club for the fall is Friday, 10/28. Pick up is at 4:15pm. Thank you to all who have participated this season.

PACK THE PIGGIES IS BACK!: Pack the Piggies starts next week! The Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s (AHC-PTA) funds $10k in scholarships each year for K-8 students and D214 graduating seniors. The AHC-PTA will be holding its second annual “Pack the Piggies” FUN-raiser across the district to raise money for these scholarships. The contest runs 10/24-10/28, five days to pack our piggies and reach our goal! Ivy Hill’s school goal is to raise $1,000! To help reach our goal, you can bring in coins, cash, or checks (made out to the AHC-PTA) to pack our piggies! Last year the students got to silly-string Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for our prize this year, so let’s pack those piggies and reach our goal!

RED RIBBON WEEK IS HERE!: Ivy Hill will be participating in the National Red Ribbon Week campaign for a healthy lifestyle and to raise awareness about violence and bullying from October 24 – October 28. We would love to have each student join in the daily themes. Please see the schedule below:

Monday – Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday – Spirit Day (Wear your Ivy Hill Spirit Wear or Green/Blue)
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – Hat Day
Friday – Super Hero Day

ABC25 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Join ABC/25 Foundation for a chance to ride to school in a cop car (and more!) during the Membership DRIVE event! Become a member of the ABC/25 Foundation by 10/28, and you could win a ride to school by our very own Arlington Heights Police Department! By joining, you support D25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation’s grant money comes from membership dues. Ivy Hill is currently at 12.5%. Once we reach 25% membership (including families and staff), we get an additional $2500 for our school! So check out the flyer below for additional information and join today!

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REFLECTIONS: Does your child enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Projects will be due Tuesday, November 1. Rules and other information found HERE. For any additional questions, please contact Franki Jo Beckwith at frankijobeckwith@gmail.com

COAT, HAT, & MITTEN DRIVE: Clean out your closet for a good cause! Please bring your gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves to Ivy Hill between November 7-11. We will be collecting the items in bins in the commons area of the school. All donations will benefit POC (Partners for our Communities) which is run in cooperation with NCH Healthcare. POC works with the underserved population in our area.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for FUN FAIR, RUNNING CLUB, CRAZY SOCKS DAY AND SPIRIT DAY. We are still accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/25/2022. Submit photos here. User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 hereIf you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to our Running Club Committee Chairs, Jen Underwood and Connie Gonzalez, as well as all of our Running Club volunteers for donating your time and efforts to making Running Club a huge success! It was great to see so many students out there being active and having fun!

A special thank you to our Hospitality Committee Chair, Joelle Vena, from the Ivy Hill Staff for the wonderful conference dinner spread that you coordinated. It was appreciated and enjoyed by all!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 15th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: November 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings October 14th, 2022 – October 20th, 2022

RUNNING CLUB DATES: The next Running Club date is Friday, 10/14. Pick up is at 4:15pm. THERE IS NO RUNNING CLUB 10/21. The last Running Club date for the year is 10/28.

PACK THE PIGGIES!: Are you ready to Pack the Piggy, Ivy Hill? The Arlington Heights Council of PTA’s (AHC-PTA) funds $10k in scholarships each year for K-8 students and D214 graduating seniors. The AHC-PTA will be holding its second annual “Pack the Piggies” FUN-raiser across the district to raise money for these scholarships. The contest runs 10/24-10/28, five days to pack our piggies and reach our goal! Ivy Hill’s school goal is to raise $1k, with a district goal of $9k. To help reach our goal, you can bring in coins, cash, or checks (made out to the AHC-PTA) to pack our piggies! Last year the students got to silly-string Principal Kaese and Vice Principal Lempke. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for our prize this year, so let’s pack those piggies and reach our goal!

ABC25 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Join ABC/25 Foundation for a chance to ride to school in a cop car (and more!) during the Membership DRIVE event! Become a member of the ABC/25 Foundation by 10/28, and you could win a ride to school by our very own Arlington Heights Police Department! By joining, you support D25 schools and teachers with funds for innovative, creative, and excellent experiences for your students. Over 50% of the Foundation’s grant money comes from membership dues. Ivy Hill is currently at 12.5%. Once we reach 25% membership (including families and staff), we get an additional $2500 for our school! So check out the flyer below for additional information and join today!

REFLECTIONS: Does your child enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Projects will be due Tuesday, November 1. Rules and other information found HERE. For any additional questions, please contact Franki Jo Beckwith at frankijobeckwith@gmail.com

RED RIBBON WEEK: Ivy Hill will be participating in the National Red Ribbon Week campaign for a healthy lifestyle and to raise awareness about violence and bullying from October 24 – October 28. We would love to have each student join in the daily themes. Please see the schedule below:

Monday – Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday – Spirit Day (Wear your Ivy Hill Spirit Wear or Green/Blue)
Wednesday – Crazy Hair Day
Thursday – Hat Day
Friday – Super Hero Day

FUN FAIR SURVEY: Did you attend Fun Fair this year? If so, we appreciate you taking a couple minutes to complete this quick survey. That way we can better understand your experience, and tailor future activities to meet the needs of the Ivy Hill Community. We appreciate your feedback! The survey can be completed here.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for FUN FAIR, RUNNING CLUB, CRAZY SOCKS DAY AND SPIRIT DAY. We are still accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/25/2022. Submit photos here. User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 hereIf you have any questions, please contact Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com).

I-FIVES: Thank you to our next group of dads and caregivers volunteering for Dads on Recess! The kids are all very excited for the next round of soccer and fun with our newest recess volunteers!

Thank you again to Caroleen Guiwargis, Joelle Vena, and Franki Jo Beckwith for all of the time and effort you put into planning and executing a fantastic Fun Fair! Everyone had a wonderful time, and it could not have happened without your expertise and coordination.

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: November 15th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

NEXT PTA MEETING: November 2nd @ 7:00 p.m. in the Ivy Hill LMC

PTA Happenings October 7th, 2022 – October 13th, 2022

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The next Running Club date is Friday, 10/7. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 10/14 & 10/28.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can still be made online through the link here. Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. Cash/Check donations will no longer be collected at school.

DADS ON RECESS: Are you a dad/male caregiver who would like to volunteer some of their time at school? Well then we have an opportunity for you! Join the “Dads on Recess” program, and help bring some extra fun to our students during their lunch recess! Time commitment is approximately an hour and a half, one day a week, every other week. You would help to coordinate different sports/activities for children who are interested in participating at recess. Our first trial with soccer last week was a great success, and we can’t wait to do it again!  If you’re interested in signing up for our next session, click the link here.

REFLECTIONS: Does your child enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Projects will be due Tuesday, November 1. Rules and other information found HERE. For any additional questions, please contact Franki Jo Beckwith at frankijobeckwith@gmail.com

RED RIBBON WEEK: Red Ribbon Week will be October 24-28. Themes for each day will be shared soon!

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 Mario Bonasera, Mert Aktan, and Rajesh Anantharaman for organizing and volunteering for our first Dads on Recess event! It was a great success, and the kids had a ton of fun!

A special thank you to our Fun Fair Committee; Caroleen Guiwargis, Joelle Vena, and Franki Jo Beckwith, for all of their hard work and dedication to organizing Fun Fair in such a short amount of time. This is a huge undertaking under normal circumstances, but these ladies also worked on creating a new crowd-friendly format. We truly appreciate everything you have done in making the comeback of Fun Fair such a wonderful event!

We also want to thank the many, many, many volunteers that donated their time and/or items to help make Fun Fair a successful even this year. We know it takes a huge amount of volunteers to pull this event off, and we couldn’t do it without you!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: October 11th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 30th, 2022 – October 6th, 2022

FUN FAIR IS BACK AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill on Friday, 10/7. We need lots of volunteers to make this happen! Please check out the sign up link here and find an option that works for you. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to earn volunteer hours!

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The next Running Club date is Friday, 9/30. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 10/7, 10/14, & 10/21.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can be made online this year! Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. This year it can be done easily online at the link here. Please make your donation by Friday, 10/7.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, 10/6. Order forms are being sent home via backpack mail if needed.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 attended our Dine and Earn night at Garibaldi’s on Tuesday! It was great to see so many Eagles there! 

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: October 11th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 23rd, 2022 – September 29th, 2022

GARIBALDI’S DINE & EARN 9/27: We have our first Dine & Earn Night of the year at Garibaldi’s in Arlington Hts. on Tuesday, 9/27, from 10am-9pm. Mention “Ivy Hill PTA” when ordering and the PTA will earn 20% of sales! See flyer below for additional details.

FUN FAIR IS BACK AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill on Friday, 10/7. We need lots of volunteers to make this happen! Please check out the sign up link here and find an option that works for you. This is a great opportunity for high schoolers to earn volunteer hours!

RUNNING CLUB IS BACK!: The first day of Running Club is Friday, 9/23. If your child is signed up, have them meet in the Commons after school to check in and meet up with their coach. Pick up is at 4:15pm. The remaining meeting dates for the year are: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, & 10/21.

AHC PTC ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Calling all artists! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs is running an Elementary Scholarship Contest to design the cover to the AHPD Program Guide. 10 winners will receive a $100 gift card to the AHPD! Entries are due 9/30. See flyer below for additional details.

CLASSROOM PARTY DONATIONS: Classroom Party Donations can be made online this year! Your $10 donation to your child’s class goes towards the classroom Halloween Party, Valentine’s Day Party, and Teacher’s Appreciation Week. This year it can be done easily online at the link here. Please make your donation by Friday, 10/7.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, 10/6. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 Paczosas and the Zakarases for hosting two amazing Patio Parties last weekend! Everyone had a fantastic time at the Minute to Win It Party and the Luau! We appreciate your support of the PTA!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 27th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 16th, 2022 – September 22nd, 2022

LAST DAYS TO PURCHASE SPIRIT WEAR!: Spirit wear sales end Wednesday, 9/21, so check out our online store and show your IVY pride! Use this link to purchase your gear. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564.

ROOM REP SIGN UP: There are still a few classes that need Room Rep volunteers! Room Reps coordinate and attend the classroom Halloween and Valentine’s Day Parties. Please click here sign up for the classroom you would like to help out in! We will contact you with more information soon. Sign ups close at the end of day, 9/18.

RUNNING CLUB SIGN UP: Interested in joining the Ivy Hill Running Club? This is a non-competitive club open to 3rd-5th graders at Ivy Hill. Check the sign up here for additional details. Registration closes Tuesday, 9/20.

GARIBALDI’S DINE & EARN 9/27: We have our first Dine & Earn Night of the year at Garibaldi’s in Arlington Hts. on Tuesday, 9/27, from 10am-9pm. Mention “Ivy Hill PTA” when ordering and the PTA will earn 20% of sales! See flyer below for additional details.

AHC PTC ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Calling all artists! The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs is running an Elementary Scholarship Contest to design the cover to the AHPD Program Guide. 10 winners will receive a $100 gift card to the AHPD! Entries are due 9/30. See flyer below for additional details.

FUN FAIR IS BACK!: Fun Fair is finally returning to Ivy Hill! It will be held on Friday, October 7th. Additional details to follow.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, October 6th. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

PTA MEMBERSHIP: It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes access to our digital membership platform, MemberHub, 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 Kim Eckert, Erin Lakomski, Shannon Diederich, Megan Martin, and Alice Sylvester for helping with our Fall Garden Harvest and clean-up! And an additional thank you to Kim Eckert, Katie Parenti, and Erin Lakomski for running our Gourd Sale this past week. Everyone was excited to have an opportunity to purchase something from the Ivy Hill Garden!

Thank you to our hosts for our upcoming Patio Parties this weekend. Everyone can’t wait to see what you have planned! And thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to the Patio Parties! We appreciate your support of the PTA!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 27th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 9th, 2022 – September 15th, 2022

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again next Saturday, 9/17! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! Purchase your tickets hereMake sure to purchase tickets by 9/11! Check out the flyer below for more information!

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SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS OPEN!: Check out our online store and show your IVY pride, while supporting our PTA! Use this link to purchase your gear. Sale will run until Wednesday 9/21. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564

VOLUNTEER/INTEREST SURVEY: The PTA Volunteer/Interest Survey for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available! Please take some time to complete this survey to let us know where your interests are in volunteering with the PTA, and your opinions on some new committee/event ideas we have. The PTA represents you and your families, so let us know your thoughts! You can complete the survey here.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES: Picture day retakes/make-ups will be Thursday, October 6th. 

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

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 everyone who attended the first PTA Meeting of the year! We’re so glad you came out to learn more about the PTA, and how we can all partner together to make this a great year for the students and staff at Ivy!

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook- Ivy Hill Elementary PTA, Twitter- @ivyhillpta

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 13th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings September 2nd, 2022 – September 8th, 2022

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Thursday, September 8 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/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attendSnacks will be served. Contact our PTA President Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! Purchase your tickets hereMake sure to purchase tickets by 9/10! We are also recruiting homes to host this completely outdoor event (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks). Check out the flyers below for more information! 

SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS OPEN!: Check out our online store and show your IVY pride, while supporting our PTA! Use this link to purchase your gear. Sale will run until Wednesday 9/21. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564

VOLUNTEER/INTEREST SURVEY: The PTA Volunteer/Interest Survey for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available! Please take some time to complete this survey to let us know where your interests are in volunteering with the PTA, and your opinions on some new committee/event ideas we have. The PTA represents you and your families, so let us know your thoughts! You can complete the survey here.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

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 Connie Gonzalez for coordinating an amazing Spirit Wear Store! We’re so excited for all the awesome offerings that are available! 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 13th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings August 26th, 2022 – September 1st, 2022

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Thursday, September 8 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/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attendSnacks will be served. Contact our PTA President Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! We are currently recruiting homes to host this completely outdoor event (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks). You can also purchase your tickets to attend the event here. Check out the flyers below for more information!

SPIRIT WEAR STORE IS OPEN!: Check out our online store and show your IVY pride, while supporting our PTA! Use this link to purchase your gear. Sale will run until Wednesday 9/21. Questions? Please contact Connie Gonzalez at 847-420-4564

VOLUNTEER/INTEREST SURVEY: The PTA Volunteer/Interest Survey for the 2022-2023 School Year is now available! Please take some time to complete this survey to let us know where your interests are in volunteering with the PTA, and your opinions on some new committee/event ideas we have. The PTA represents you and your families, so let us know your thoughts! You can complete the survey here.

YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION: We are now accepting photos for Welcome Kindergartners, Ice Cream Social/Meet and Greet and first day of school.  The deadline for submission for these events is 10/15/2022. Please submit them here, with the following User ID: 0U4wev2edQPPN0tMxVjMLPw

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: A big thank you to everyone who came out to support us at our Kona Ice Fundraiser! Thank you also to Erin Lakomski for coordinating the event!

Thank you to Christy Smith for coordinating Picture Day, and to all of our great Picture Day volunteers for helping out throughout the day!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 13th @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building

PTA Happenings August 19th, 2022 – August 25th, 2022

Welcome Ivy families!

PTA MEETING: The first PTA General Meeting is on Thursday, September 8 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/caregivers are invited and encouraged to attendSnacks will be served. Contact our PTA President Katie Taranda (ktaranda@gmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there! 

KONA ICE FUNDRAISER: 

PICTURE DAY: Save the date! Picture Day is coming up on Friday 8/26/22! Order before Picture Day to receive free shipping to the school. Order online HERE. No cash or checks will be accepted the day of pictures. 

PICTURE DAY VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help with Picture Day on 8/26. Come on out and help our students look their best! Sign up Genius coming soon.

2nd ANNUAL PATIO PARTY – Saturday September 17th: Patio Parties are back again! Come out for a night of food, fun, making new friends, and catching up with old ones! We are currently recruiting homes to host this completely outdoor event (you only need to provide an indoor space for bathroom breaks). You can also purchase your tickets to attend the event here. Check out the flyers below for more information!

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: Welcome Week Volunteers: Katie Rausch, Franki Jo Beckwith, and Megan Martin, for helping to make our new kindergarten families and the families new to our school in all grades feel so welcome. Supply Kit Committee and Volunteers: Connie GonzalezKim Eckert, Shannon Diederich, and Mary Crystal Costantini, for putting the supply kits together and getting them distributed. Ice Cream Social Coordinator and Volunteers: Erin Lakomski, Laura Ackley, Megan Martin, Siobhan Ricciardi, Franki Jo Beckwith, Katie Rausch, Maggie Politewicz, and Sara Morrison Mungovan, for helping to distribute all of those yummy treats to our students at the Ice Cream Social.

Thank you so much volunteers! We couldn’t do it without you! 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  August 23rd @ 7:00 p.m., the Dunton Administration Building.