Ivy Hill PTA

Reflections 2018

Does your child enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then they should join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me”, calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts. Below you can find the rules for each Reflections category, as well as the Student Packet with Entry Form. One Entry Form needs to be submitted with each project.  Projects will be due Monday, October 29. For any additional questions, please contact Katie Taranda at ktaranda@gmail.com or 847-778-1648.

Reflections Rules and Entry forms

Rules for Literature

Rules for Music Composition

Rules for Photography

Rules for Film Production

Rules for Visual Arts

Rules for Dance Choreography

Rules for Special Artists

Official Guidelines and Entry forms

PTA HAPPENINGS September 21-28, 2018

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: Thank you to all who have contributed so far to the stress free fundraiser. Please help support the PTA by sending in your donations if you haven’t done so already.
CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS: Look out for a classroom volunteer form coming home in your child’s backpack.
I-FIVES go to: All volunteers who helped with Picture Day. Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, November 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome!
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PTA HAPPENINGS September 14-20, 2018

STRESS FREE FUNDRAISER: Thank you to all who have contributed so far to the stress free fundraiser. Please help support the PTA by sending in your donations if you haven’t done so already.

 
PTA REIMBURSEMENTS: If you need to get reimbursed for approved PTA related expenses, you must include the debit voucher along with the receipt. The debit vouchers are in the PTA bin in the school office. Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, November 6 @ 7pm. All parents are welcome!

 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Westgate Elementary School.

 

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PTA HAPPENINGS September 7-13, 2018

It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 logons 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, Running Club, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please complete this short form (membership-application-2018-2019 (2) and return it via backpack mail with your payment.  If you have any questions, please contact Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

 

We need you! The PTA organizes so many amazing events for your child throughout the school year and we need more parent volunteers to make them happen. If possible, please volunteer for at least one committee. Your time and efforts directly impact the children and help make Ivy Hill a special place.  Please note, there are many volunteer opportunities that are flexible with busy schedules. Please click on this link to indicate the areas you are interested in helping with.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Sadowski at jenjen5757@aol.com

 

The Room Rep committee is in need of parent volunteers to assist with the October (Halloween) and February (Valentine’s Day) room parties. The following classrooms are in need of parent volunteers. Kindergarten: Eisenhuth & Rodriguez (PM), First grade: Zingg, Tazi, McFarland, Berman, Second grade: Stemler, Third grade: Tazioli & Sobanski, Fourth grade: Santos, Fifth grade: Taylor/Como & Gavigan.  If interested, please email Katie Erickson at ericksonkatie16@gmail.com. Thanks so much for your help!!

 

SAVE THE DATE: Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, November 6 @ 7pm. Thank you to everyone who came to our first meeting this week. We had a great turn out and look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at our next one.

 

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Westgate Elementary School.

 

I-FIVES go toHospitality Committee, for providing wonderful refreshments for our first PTA Meeting. Thank you!

 

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PTA HAPPENINGS – August 31 – September 6, 2018

Come and join our first PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the PTA and its various committees. Refreshments will be served. A babysitter is available to supervise kids in the gym during the meeting. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Suzanne Krause (svkrause@hotmail.com) or Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? We are still looking for someone to chair our Reflections Committee, which is a program that encourages participation in the arts. Grab a friend and sign up to chair this great committee!  Any questions, contact Suzanne Krause (svkrause@hotmail.com) or Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com). Thanks for helping!  

 

Save the Date PICTURE DAY is coming up on Wednesday, September 19! Make up day is Monday, October 29.

PTA HAPPENINGS August 24-30, 2018

Welcome Ivy families!

 

The first PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. This will be opportunity to learn more about the PTA and its various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Suzanne Krause (svkrause@hotmail.com) or Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA. Membership ($12) includes a membership card and 2 logons 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, Running Club, Chess Club, and many, many more. To join, please complete this short form (membership-application-2018-2019 (2) and return it via backpack mail with your payment.  If you have any questions, please contact Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.  

 

Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? We are still looking for someone to chair our Reflections Committee, which is a program that encourages participation in the arts. Grab a friend and sign up to chair this great committee!  Any questions, contact Suzanne Krause (svkrause@hotmail.com) or Caroleen Guiwargis (cguiwargis@yahoo.com). Thanks for helping!  

 

Get your pictures in the yearbook!  The Yearbook Staff invites you to submit photos for the yearbook.  We prefer small group photos and all the kids in the photo need to attend Ivy Hill.  Link:  Jostens ReplayIt.  You will have to register (if you haven’t already) and put in our school name.  When entering school info, a password will be requested. Password: iheagles25.  Visit the website or download the app.  The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content.  We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the yearbook.

 

I-FIVES go toWelcoming Committee, Erin Ejnik, Becky Foster and Katie Hacias for organizing a wonderful kindergarten orientation; Supply Kit Committee, Julie Ratzki and Connie Gonzalez for putting the supply kits together and getting them distributed. Thank you!

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m., Westgate Elementary School.

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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!