Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sept. 23rd Friday Packet

From the Principal’s Desk:

Please read the latest Eagle View from Principal Csensich.

School Happenings:

Running Club: We will be running for one more week on Monday, September 26th. Click here for the permission slip.

Fun Run: Thursday, September 29, at 3:35. There is a $3.00 entrance fee, which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (chosen by the students). Each student will have a choice to run either the one mile route or two mile route. Parents are welcome to run with their child or to cheer them on along the route. Don’t forget to fill out thepermission slip! If you have questions or are available to volunteer, please call Jen Ryan 773-793-6908.

The REFLECTIONS program begins on Monday!! This year’s theme “Diversity means …..” can be demonstrated through a variety of artistic mediums. Draw or paint a picture, write a poem or a story, capture it in a photo or on film, express it through music! The sky is the limit on our children’s creative expression of how to celebrate our differences! Entry forms and rules can be found in the school office or online at (Note the underscores in “student_entry_form” in the website). PLEASE NOTE – do NOT include the student’s name on the front of the project, only on the entry form or on the back of the entry. Please turn in all entries to the office no later thanFriday, October 21. Email questions to Lynn Feder at lynnfeder@hotmail.comor Suzanne Krause at

Save the Date: Movie Night for Grades 3-5 will be Friday, October 14th. More information will be out soon.

ABC/25 – Please consider joining the Foundation. Your $35 membership ($25 for staff) helps ensure that creative projects and programs, which would otherwise not be available under the district’s budget, can continue to be provided to our students. Please download the membership form and return it to the office or mail to the P.O. Box. Not sure if you are already a member? ContactPatti Schulstad, Ivy Hill liaison, at 

Fundraising for ABC/25 – The Yankee Candle sales brochure was sent home via backpack mail today.

Everybody Counts week is starting October 3rd! Everybody Counts is designed to teach the children about various disabilities and how children with these disabilities cope with them. It also helps children understand that they don’t have to be the best at everything to still be worthwhile and important. The goal is understanding; to help everyone know the person behind the disability and to create a climate in which we all feel at ease with one another’s differences. As a grand finale to the Everybody Counts week, 5th graders can stay after school till 5:45 on Thursday, October 6, to watch the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, “Front of the Class”, which is an educational movie, showing how a child with a disability overcomes his challenges and grows up to be a successful adult. 5th gradersshould receive their permission slips through backpack mail today.

Have you heard the news? The Ivy Hill Box Tops/Labels Committee is running an all school contest this year. Our goal is to raise $2,211 (that’s our school’s address). If we meet our goal, our fearless leader, Ms. Csensich, will camp out overnight on the Ivy Hill school grounds! This is a very aggressive goal – about double what we usually earn – so we need everyone’s help. Ask family, neighbors and friends to help us make Ms. Csensich a happy camper! Top ten contributing families will have a chance to earn a prize. Thanks for your help!

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff will begin working on the yearbook, so please submit your pictures from the first day of school, field day 2011, fun run, ice cream social, and welcome picnic no later than September 30th. Our photographers can’t be everywhere, so help us get as many photos as possible to make the yearbook great. To submit photos online go to: If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 400113457 and password: ivyeagles. It’s easy! Submit your photos today!
If you have any questions, contact Gail Esler at, Patti Krinninger at, or Suzanne Krause

District/Community Happenings:

District and Community Happenings (and associated flyers) are posted on District 25’s website ( Please click here to be directed to current and upcoming events.

WEX Parent Night for Writing Grades 3-5
Community Conversations about the Common Core Standards

This week’s flyers include: