Ivy Hill PTA

PTA Happenings – Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2017

 

MEMBERSHIP – Directory 2017-2018 – Thank you to everyone who has joined the Ivy Hill PTA this year!  The student directory has been updated and you should now have access.  If you would like access, it is not too late to join the PTA.  Not only will you gain access to the directory and on-line calendar, but you will help support all of our wonderful activities and programs.  Simply compLete this PTA Membership Application-2017-2018 and return it via backpack mail.  Should you have any questions, please contact Louann Benbow at benbowunit@gmail.com.

STRESS-FREE FUNDRAISER:  Back by popular demand!!!  Our “Stress Free Fundraiser” was so successful last year, that we are doing it again this year!  This year, it is the only fall fundraiser we are doing, so please consider participating!  Like last year, we are striving for each family to donate 3 hours of your time and $30 towards our fundraising efforts.  Our PTA sponsors many great activities throughout the year, and we can’t do it without your time and money!  Remember all donations towards our Stress Free Fundraiser are tax deductible, and 100% of the money you donate will go towards the great activities sponsored by our PTA!  If you have any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis at cguiwargis@yahoo.com or Kelly Nix at Kelly.nix630@gmail.com

 

REFLECTIONS COMMITTEE:  This year’s Reflections theme is:  Within Reach!  To participate there are a few easy steps…

  1. Turn in your student interest form into the office.
  2. The rules and entry form will then be sent to you.
  3. Create using dance, music, writing, film, photography and/or visual arts!
  4. Turn in your project by October 27th!
  5. Let your creativity be recognized and acknowledged!

For more information contact:  Claudine Mele cmmele@gmail.com or Sherri Kontos sherri.kontos@pepsico.com.

*New this year…Come to the Reflections kickoff night at South Middle School on Oct. 2nd at 6:00! There will be stations for you to create, and you might get some ideas for your project!!!*  Registration for this event is full, however, please sign up to be put on a wait list.  Reflections Kickoff Registration

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

I Fives go to:  Garden Committee, Michelle Derochowski and Lisa Nason for coordinating our Fall Harvest and the volunteers who helped make it a success; Juvenile Protection Committee, Stephanie Horvath and Kathy Thompson for coordinating the weather trailer event.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

PTA Happenings – September 22-28, 2017

GARDEN COMMITTEE:  It’s Salsa tasting time!  As you may recall, your children helped plant a Salsa garden in the spring.  Now that it’s harvest time, your children will have the opportunity to sample some of the lovely vegetables they planted such as tomatoes, onions, green, jalapeno and Serrano peppers in a salsa we will be serving with chips during lunch on Wednesday, 9/27.

Don’t forget PICTURE DAY is September 26, 2017.

STRESS-FREE FUNDRAISER:  Back by popular demand!!!  Our “Stress Free Fundraiser” was so successful last year, that we are doing it again this year!  This year, it is the only fall fundraiser we are doing, so please consider participating!  Like last year, we are striving for each family to donate 3 hours of your time and $30 towards our fundraising efforts.  Our PTA sponsors many great activities throughout the year, and we can’t do it without your time and money!  Remember all donations towards our Stress Free Fundraiser are tax deductible, and 100% of the money you donate will go towards the great activities sponsored by our PTA!  If you have any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis at cguiwargis@yahoo.com or Kelly Nix at Kelly.nix630@gmail.com

 

REFLECTIONS:  This year’s Reflections theme is:  Within Reach!  To participate there are a few easy steps…

  1. Turn in your student interest form into the office.
  2. The rules and entry form will then be sent to you.
  3. Create using dance, music, writing, film, photography and/or visual arts!
  4. Turn in your project by October 27th!
  5. Let your creativity be recognized and acknowledged!

For more information contact:  Claudine Mele cmmele@gmail.com or Sherri Kontos sherri.kontos@pepsico.com.

*New this year…Come to the Reflections kickoff night at South Middle School on Oct. 2nd at 6:00! There will be stations for you to create and you might get some ideas for your project!!!* Please register for this event with the attached link.  Reflections Kickoff Registration

PTA MEMBERSHIP:  It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA!  Membership ($10 for individual, $15 for family) includes 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, click the Ivy Hill PTA Membership application 2017-2018  Questions?  Contact Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

PTA COMMITTEES:  Is your PTA committee looking to promote an event or share a link for volunteer sign-up? Contact the WebMasters and let us help you get the word out!  Our Ivy Hill Community would love to see what exciting events are on the horizon and find out how they can help.  Send an e-mail to Emily emmorrison@sbcglobal.net and Jennifer Jenzerbenz@gmail.com to get the process started.  Don’t forget to CC our two Co-Presidents so they can keep up with your amazing efforts!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, please like our PTA Facebook page “Ivy Hill Elementary PTA.”  We appreciate your interest in building our community and thank you in advance for liking posts to help the messages spread to a wider audience!

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

 

PTA Happenings – September 15-21, 2017

NOTES FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS

Thank you to everyone who attended our first meeting this week! It was so nice to see familiar and new faces.  We look forward to seeing you all again next month.  Be sure to reach out to someone new to Ivy Hill and welcome them to attend the next meeting!   If you are new, please don’t hesitate to walk up to an individual or a group and introduce yourself.  We promise you this is a great group and you will find your place(s)! It’s important to remember that we are all parents volunteering our time to give all our children enriching experiences while at Ivy Hill!

STRESS-FREE FUNDRAISER

Back by popular demand!!!  Our “Stress Free Fundraiser” was so successful last year, that we are doing it again this year!  You should have received the flyer through back pack mail today.  This year, it is the only fall fundraiser we are doing, so please consider participating!  Like last year, we are striving for each family to donate 3 hours of your time and $30 towards our fundraising efforts.  Our PTA sponsors many great activities throughout the year, and we can’t do it without your time and money!  Remember all donations towards our Stress Free Fundraiser are tax deductible, and 100% of the money you donate will go towards the great activities sponsored by our PTA!  If you have any questions, please contact Caroleen Guiwargis at cguiwargis@yahoo.com or Kelly Nix at Kelly.nix630@gmail.com

REFLECTIONS

This year’s Reflections theme is:  Within Reach!  To participate there are a few easy steps…

  1. Turn in your student interest form into the office.
  2. The rules and entry form will then be sent to you.
  3. Create using dance, music, writing, film, photography and/or visual arts!
  4. Turn in your project by October 27th!
  5. Let your creativity be recognized and acknowledged!

For more information contact:  Claudine Mele cmmele@gmail.com or Sherri Kontos sherri.kontos@pepsico.com.

*New this year…Come to the Reflections kickoff night at South Middle School on Oct. 2nd at 6:00! There will be stations for you to create and you might get some ideas for your project!!!*

PTA MEMBERSHIP

It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA!  Membership ($10 for individual, $15 for family) includes 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, click the Ivy Hill PTA Membership application 2017-2018  Questions?  Contact Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

PTA COMMITTEES

Is your PTA committee looking to promote an event or share a link for volunteer sign-up? Contact the WebMasters and let us help you get the word out!  Our Ivy Hill Community would love to see what exciting events are on the horizon and find out how they can help.  Send an e-mail to Emily emmorrison@sbcglobal.net and Jennifer Jenzerbenz@gmail.com to get the process started.  Don’t forget to CC our two Co-Presidents so they can keep up with your amazing efforts!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, please like our PTA Facebook page “Ivy Hill Elementary PTA.”  We appreciate your interest in building our community and thank you in advance for liking posts to help the messages spread to a wider audience!

PTA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

NEXT PTA MEETING:   November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

 

PTA Happenings – September 8-14, 2017

REFLECTIONS 2017-2018

This year’s Reflections theme is:  Within Reach!  To participate there are a few easy steps…

  1. Turn in your student interest form into the office.
  2. The rules and entry form will then be sent to you.
  3. Create using dance, music, writing, film, photography and/or visual arts!
  4. Turn in your project by October 27th!
  5. Let your creativity be recognized and acknowledged!

For more information contact:  Claudine Mele cmmele@gmail.com or Sherri Kontos sherri.kontos@pepsico.com.

*New this year…Come to the Reflections kickoff night at South Middle School on Oct. 2nd at 6:00! There will be stations for you to create and you might get some ideas for your project!!!*

PTA MEMBERSHIP

It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTAMembership ($10 for individual, $15 for family) includes 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, click the Ivy Hill PTA Membership application 2017-2018  Questions?  Contact Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

IVY HILL PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

Save the Date – PICTURE DAY is coming up on September 26th!

FIRST PTA MEETING:  September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

 

 

PTA Happenings – September 1-7, 2017

Welcome back, Ivy Hill Families!!!

The first PTA General Meeting is on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the PTA and its various committees. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact our PTA Co-Presidents Luanne Eisenhardt (Lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com) or Suzanne Krause (svkrause@hotmail.com) with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

PTA MEMBERSHIP

It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTAMembership ($10 for individual, $15 for family) includes 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, click the Ivy Hill PTA Membership application 2017-2018  Questions?  Contact Louann Benbow (benbowunit@gmail.com).

IVY HILL PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Interested in volunteering at Ivy Hill? The PTA has a wide variety of opportunities available. Whether you like to be interacting with students or helping out behind the scenes, we are certain you will find a fun committee to work with. Volunteer opportunities exist for moms and dads and can fit a variety of schedules. Contact Jennifer Sadowski (jenjen5757@aol.com) with any questions. Thanks for helping!  See attached Ivy Volunteer Signup.

 I Fives go to:

Welcoming Committee ChairsKatie Hacias, Becky Foster, and Katie Rausch for organizing a fun and successful Welcome Picnic for incoming Ivy Hill kindergartners and their families.
Thanks to all the parent volunteers who came out to help welcome all our new students and their families!
School Supply Committee – Julie Ratzki and Connie Gonzalez, for organizing the sales and distribution of the kits!
Co-PTA PresidentsLuanne Eisenhardt and Suzanne Krause for organizing the Ice Cream Social last week!  We had a great turnout and everyone had a great time visiting, playing, and eating ice cream!
 

FIRST PTA MEETING:  September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Ivy Hill Elementary School

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

 
Have a great Labor Day weekend!

PTA Happenings – June 9-August 28, 2017

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits on sale now!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

ATTENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Please submit all receipts and debit vouchers to our treasurer, Joelle Vena, to get PTA reimbursement checks.  Joelle needs all receipts and debit vouchers by June 15th.  If you have any questions, contact Joelle Vena at  jdmama08@gmail.com.

ATTENTION IVY HILL COMMUNITY:  Volunteers needed for the 2017-2018 PTA school year.  Please click the 2017-2018 PTA Volunteer Sheet to see how you can volunteer to help with PTA events for the next school year.  Our committee heads are looking for help with the following:  Room Representative, Welcoming Committee, School Supplies, Running Club, Movie Night, Everybody Counts, Chess Club, Vision/Hearing Screening, Holiday Gift Shop, Lunchtime Readers, Fun Fair, Roller Skating Night, Book Fair, Field Day, LMC, Garden Club, Musical Productions, Hospitality and Yearbook.  Please sign up today.  We appreciate all the help.  Any questions contact:  2nd Vice President, Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.

In addition to general volunteers helping out at the time of PTA events, we are also still in need of people to head some of our PTA Committees!  Specifically, we still need people to run the following committees:  Book Fair, Everybody Counts, Fun Fair, Holiday Gift Shop, and Video/Music Productions.  Without your help, the PTA will no longer be able to provide some of these great events and services to our school.  Please consider volunteering your time so that we can continue these great programs!  You can use this link to sign up Committee Chair Positions or by contacting Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Luanne Eisenhardt at lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com.

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  Thank you for another great year! Our final winners of the school year are:

Karoon Krikorian – Rockin Jump Prize Pack
Maddy Haber – Javier’s Mexican Restaurant Gift Certificate
Renna Johnson – A La Mode Gift Certificate and Yay Wallet.  Congrats!

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

FIRST PTA MEETING:  September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  June 15, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Dunton Administration Center

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org.

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!

SummerHave a safe, relaxing and fun summer!

 

PTA Happenings – June 2-8, 2017

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COMMITTEE:  School Supply Kits on sale now!  Ivy Hill PTA offers our families the ability to purchase pre-packaged and approved school supply kits for the new school year through our vendor, EPI.  The sale begins May 1 and runs through June 25th.  Orders are accepted online ONLY.  To order:  Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks.  Enter the school ID:  IVY003.  Follow the directions on the website to complete your order.  All kits will be delivered to school and can be picked up during the Teacher Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social prior to the first day of school.  Questions?  Please contact Julie Ratzki at 224 805-6007 or Connie Gonzalez at 847 420-4564.  This is not a fundraiser, just a service provided through the PTA.

BOXTOPS/SHOPAROO COMMITTEE:  RAFFLE!  There is one more contest before the end of the school year.  Please make sure to submit all of your Box Tops and scan your Shoparoo receipts.  We will be raffling off a Rockin’ Jump Prize Pack, $30 Javier’s Mexican Restaurant gift card, an A La Mode Gift Certificate and a Yay Wallet!

ATTENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Please submit all receipts and debit vouchers to our treasurer, Joelle Vena, to get PTA reimbursement checks.  Joelle needs all receipts and debit vouchers by June 15th.  If you have any questions, contact Joelle Vena at  jdmama08@gmail.com.

ATTENTION IVY HILL COMMUNITY:  Volunteers needed for the 2017-2018 PTA school year.  Please click the 2017-2018 PTA Volunteer Sheet to see how you can volunteer to help with PTA events for the next school year.  Our committee heads are looking for help with the following:  Room Representative, Welcoming Committee, School Supplies, Running Club, Movie Night, Everybody Counts, Chess Club, Vision/Hearing Screening, Holiday Gift Shop, Lunchtime Readers, Fun Fair, Roller Skating Night, Book Fair, Field Day, LMC, Garden Club, Musical Productions, Hospitality and Yearbook.  Please sign up today.  We appreciate all the help.  Any questions contact:  2nd Vice President, Jennifer Sadowski, jenjen5757@aol.com.

In addition to general volunteers helping out at the time of PTA events, we are also still in need of people to head some of our PTA Committees!  Specifically, we still need people to run the following committees:  Book Fair, Everybody Counts, Fun Fair, Holiday Gift Shop, and Video/Music Productions.  Without your help, the PTA will no longer be able to provide some of these great events and services to our school.  Please consider volunteering your time so that we can continue these great programs!  You can use this link to sign up Committee Chair Positions or by contacting Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com or Luanne Eisenhardt at lbeisenhardt@yahoo.com.

I-FIVES go to: Field Day Committee, Sherri Kontos and Julie Soderna, for yet another awesome Field Day experience for the kids; School Supplies Committee, Julie Ratzki and Connie Gonzalez, for making available the pre-packaged school kits to our Ivy Hill community; Yearbook Committee, Renee Bennett-Smith, Nicole Campbell, Marta Gierz, Christy Smith, and Amy Walters for their hard work in capturing all of the special memories made at Ivy Hill, as well as all the great committees that have made this another unforgettable school year for all of our children.

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NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING:  June 15, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m., Dunton Administration Center

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

Check out our interactive links online at ivyhillpta.org

Click HERE to visit Mr. Kaese’s Blog!