Monthly Archives: February 2012

Friday Packet – February 24 – March 1

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the Week of February 27, 2012  from Principal Csensich.
* District 25’s general letter about Online Registration  can be found here.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
Ivy Hill 5th graders are selling Entertainment Books for $10 each. They are filled with coupons and over $75 of gift cards! If interested, please complete the attached Entertainment Book Order Form and return it to the office with payment.

PTA HAPPENINGS:

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS!!  Ivy Hill is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program again this year. Any student who completes six hours of reading will earn a free ticket to Six Flags Great America!  Students can record their reading minutes on the attached Six Flags reading log. The log must be turned into your teacher by this Monday, February 27. See the Six Flags parent letter attached for more information.

DINING for DOLLARS – Since we get an extra day this month, we thought we would add one more Dining for Dollars in February!  Please visit McDonald’s on Arlington Heights Road, on Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, February 29th, for lunch, dinner or snack between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm.  20% of your total sale will go directly to Ivy Hill PTA.  A McDonald’s flyer for this fundraiser will be coming home via backpack mail today.

Don’t forget to check out the Winter publication of Ivy Inklings:  https://ivyhillpta.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/winter-inklings1.pdf

Here are the nominations for officers for the Ivy Hill School PTA for the 2012-2013 school year.  (This list is also be posted at the school.)

MOVIE NIGHT IS BACK for all kindergarten thru 2nd graders!!  Movie Night is Friday, March 9th and we will be showing Kung Fu Panda 2!!  Movie Night permission slips were sent home today via back pack mail.

Get your pictures in the YEARBOOK! The Yearbook Staff continues to work on the yearbook, so please submit your pictures from the Second Grade Show, Band, Boy and Girl Scouts, Wax Museum, and the roller skating party, as well as any other school activities that you haven’t submitted yet. 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: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. 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 gail.esler@comcast.net, Patti Krinninger at spekkrin@gmail.com, or Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com.

ABC/25 FANNIE MAY SPRING FUNDRAISER – Fannie May order forms and payment are due Friday, March 2nd (Late orders may NOT be accepted)

Yvette Johnson, Child’s World specialist at AHML, along with other AHML librarians, compiled a fantastic Parent Enrichment Book List for us.  Take a look if you’re interested in some great reading!

Bone Marrow Drive on February 26th:  There is a District 25 child in need of a bone marrow transplant.  If you are between 18 and 60 years old and would like to become a donor on the national bone marrow registry, which could possibly help this child or another person in need of a transplant, please see the Bone Marrow Registry Flyer and Bone Marrow FAQs.  Thank you for your consideration!

Mark your calendarsJust Move it! Challenge 2012 will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at South Middle School.  There will be two events: a 5k and a one-mile race. All ages are invited to participate…You can run, you can walk, you can donate, or you can help! The ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs are pleased to bring you this new fundraising event combining fitness and fun for the whole family.  All proceeds will go to the Scholarship and Grant fund, benefiting the education of SD25 students. If you are interested in learning more, contact Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net

District 37 Reflections Reception scheduled for Wednesday, February 29 at 7pm at Lincoln School in Palatine.  For more information please visit the District 37 website (http://ilpta-d37.org/reflections.html) and click here to see a list of the Reflection Participants advancing from our District.

JOIN PTA FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR ONLINE BEGINNING ON MARCH 1st!!  If you’re a current PTA member, we look forward to you joining us again next year!  If you’re not a PTA member, we really hope you will consider becoming a PTA member next year–there are so many ways to get involved to support our children!

Online school registration will take place from March 1st through April 1st.  You can join PTA for next year by following the prompts during the online registration process.  Also, watch for the new BUDGET BOOSTER line when completing your PTA membership!  Because we know how valuable and limited everyone’s time is, we are adding this option to the PTA membership drive.  If we can raise enough funds through this Budget Booster, we could possibly cut back on our product fundraisers throughout the school year!  And because our PTA is a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax deductible–just keep your cancelled check as your receipt.  If you have any questions about this new process or about PTA in general, please contact Monica Barba (monbarba@att.net) or Cassy Mrowicki (cmrowicki99@yahoo.com).   Thanks for your support!!

I Fives go to:

Everyone who joined us at this year’s Orbit Skate Party.  Thanks for all your support of Ivy Hill’s PTA!

Musical Productions CommitteeSandra Ruppert and Katie Fricke and the parents who helped record the 2nd Grade Show this week.  Congratulations to our 2nd graders for a great job!

Labels CommitteeDarcy Moder, Lori Ann Oyen and Emily Morrison —for organizing the Box Top movie and contest and for collecting/sorting all those tops and labels.  Thank you also to the parents who submitted their labels!

Lunchtime Readers CommitteeMichelle Gledhill and Heidi Lindsay–for doing such a great job organizing this year’s LTR program, and the parent group leaders.  Our students really enjoyed the books and group discussions!!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

District/Community Happenings: District and Community Happenings are posted on District 25’s website  at http://www.sd25.org/info/index.php.

25 Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day – Sunday, March 4, at Thomas Middle School from 8:00AM – 12:30PM.

Cultural Arts Fair , March 14th 6:00‐8:30PM at Thomas Middle School.

Snack Program order form due Friday, March 16.

Summer U Brochure and Summer U Information.

Friday Packet – February 16 – February 23

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the Week of February 20, 2012   from Principal Csensich.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
Ivy Hill 5th graders are selling Entertainment Books for $10 each. They are filled with coupons and over $75 of gift cards! If interested, please complete the attached Entertainment Book Order Form and return it to the office with payment.

PTA HAPPENINGS:

TONIGHT – Roller Skating Party6:30 – 8:45PM at Orbit Skate Center in Palatine!  All current Ivy Hill students and their immediate families are invited.   Please note:  this is NOT a drop-off event, all children must have adult supervision.  The supervising adult is required to sign in and out at the front door.   There is no charge for skating, but skate rentals are $3.00.  Please click on the attached Orbits Skating flyer for full details.  Hope to see you all there!!

Ivy Hill is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program again this year. Any student who completes six hours of reading will earn a free ticket to Six Flags Great America!  Students can record their reading minutes on the attached Six Flags reading log. The log must be turned into your teacher by February 27. See the Six Flags parent letter attached for more information.

DINING for DOLLARS – Since we get an extra day this month, we thought we would add one more Dining for Dollars in February!  Please visit McDonald’s on Arlington Heights Road, on Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, February 29th, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  20% of your total sale will go directly to Ivy Hill PTA.  A flyer for this fundraiser will be coming out in backpack mail next week.

Here are the nominations for officers for the Ivy Hill School PTA for the 2012-2013 school year.  (This list is also be posted at the school.)

Hurry!  The curtain is about to close on your opportunity to star in the Box Top movie!  We are heading into our last week of collection.  The office cameras have been seeing a lot of action.  Come and get in on the fun.  Bring ten box tops in to the office and have your moment in the spotlight!  February 24 is the FINAL deadline for this school year’s Box Tops!!!

SAVE THE DATE! All Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders please, join the fun at Ivy Hill Movie Night!  Movie night is March 9th and we will be showing Kung Fu Panda 2!  Permission slips will be coming home soon with all the details.

Mark your calendarsJust Move it! Challenge 2012 will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at South Middle School.  There will be two events: a 5k and a one-mile race. All ages are invited to participate…You can run, you can walk, you can donate, or you can help! The ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs are pleased to bring you this new fundraising event combining fitness and fun for the whole family.  All proceeds will go to the Scholarship and Grant fund, benefiting the education of SD25 students. If you are interested in learning more, contact Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net

I Fives go to:

Thanks to all those who supported us this week by ordering pizza from TJ’s Tasty Pie Pizzeria.

Rose Trajano and all who submitted articles and photos for our second Ivy Hill Inklings newsletter of this year!

Our Room Reps and other parent helpers who planned such great Valentine’s Day parties this week!  The kids had a lot of fun!!

All who ordered from Market Day this month–your continued support helps Ivy Hill so much!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

District/Community Happenings: District and Community Happenings are posted on District 25’s website  at http://www.sd25.org/info/index.php.

Fresh Snack Program March order Forms are due on Thursday, February 23rd.

25 Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day – Sunday, March 4, at Thomas Middle School from 8:00AM – 12:30PM.

Arlington Heights PTA Council – Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, February 22.

Summer U Brochure and Summer U Information.

Friday Packet – February 10 – February 16

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the Week of February 13, 2012  from Principal Csensich.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
Ivy Hill 5th graders are selling Entertainment Books for $10 each. They are filled with coupons and over $75 of gift cards! If interested, please complete the attached Entertainment Book Order Form and return it to the office with payment.

PTA HAPPENINGS:

Roller Skating Party…Its’s time for the Annual Ivy Hill Roller Skating party, Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:45.  All current Ivy Hill students and their immediate families are invited.   Please note:  this is NOT a drop-off event, all children must have adult supervision.  The supervising adult is required to sign in and out at the front door. Please click on the attached Orbits Skating flyer for full details.

Ivy Hill is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program again this year. Any student who completes six hours of reading will earn a free ticket to Six Flags Great America. Students can record their reading minutes on the attached Six Flags reading log. The log must be turned into your teacher by February 27. See the Six Flags parent letter attached for more information.

DINNING for DOLLARS – Our next event will take place at TJ’s Tasty Pie Pizzeria, located at 1401 E. Palatine Rd. (in the Pal-Win Plaza) this Monday, February 13th.  A TJ’s coupon flyer was sent home today in backpack mail.  The pizzeria is owned by an Ivy Hill family.

Here are the nominations for officers for the Ivy Hill School PTA for the 2012-2013 school year.  (This list will also be posted at the school.)

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff continues to work on the yearbook, so please submit your pictures from Fun Fair, Invention Convention, the First Grade Show, Band, and any other school activities. 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: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. 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 gail.esler@comcast.net, Patti Krinninger at spekkrin@gmail.com, or Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com.

BE A STAR in the Ivy Hill Box Tops Movie! Bring in at least 10 Box Tops to the office anytime between now and February 24. You’ll get your picture taken and be a star in our movie! Coordinate bringing in you Box Tops with friends and get your picture taken together. We CAN meet our goal of $2211 this year! Check our progress anytime on the poster in the office!  February 24 is the FINAL deadline for this school year’s Box Tops!!!

February Market Day Specials – Order $40 and get free 4 pack of Cookie Dough Cups. Order $90 and get free Chicken Gems. Promo code: FEBBONUS. Frequent Buyer: buy Three Times… Earn a FREE Cooler Tote. Make 2 purchases of $40 between February and April. Then place a 3rd order of $40 in May to receive a FREE Cooler Tote at your May sale pick-up.  Order online by 11pm Monday, February 13.

SAVE THE DATE! All Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders please, join the fun at Ivy Hill Movie Night!  Movie night is March 9th and we will be showing Kung Fu Panda 2!  Permission slips will be coming home soon with all the details.

Mark your calendarsJust Move it! Challenge 2012 will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at South Middle School.  There will be two events: a 5k and a one-mile race. All ages are invited to participate…You can run, you can walk, you can donate, or you can help! The ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs are pleased to bring you this new fundraising event combining fitness and fun for the whole family.  All proceeds will go to the Scholarship and Grant fund, benefiting the education of SD25 students. If you are interested in learning more, contact Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net

I Fives go to:

Fun Fair Committee – Noreen Obuchowski, Lynn Pangle, Allyson Adams and Angie Zitella – and our 3rd VP’s Darla Mueller and Colleen Wytmar for a great Fun Fair!!  The kids and their families had a wonderful evening!!

A thousand thank-yous to all of the “day-of” volunteers who helped to make this year’s Fun Fair a success.  It is a huge undertaking and we couldn’t do it without all of your help!  Also, congratulations go out to the winners of the Ping Pong Scramble who received $10 gift cards to various locations.  The recipients include Matt Allaire (iTunes); Emma Boyd (Oberweis); Tyler Frank (Dairy Queen); Olivia Lombardi (McDonald’s); Claire McLoone (AMC movie theatre); and Owen Nix (Target).

Thanks to all families and friends who attended the Fun Fair and made it so much fun – we appreciate your support!!!

Thank you to all of the families who came out and supported our Ivy Hill teachers and staff in the District 25 Variety Show.  Great job to teachers, staff and the kids….who really enjoyed getting to participate!!

Thank you to all who attended this month’s PTA meeting.  Congratulations to our raffle winners!  And a special thank you to our District 25 representatives for attending – Renee Zoladz and Charles Williams.  Our Ivy Hill teachers  Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Whitney for attending last night’s meeting and of course Miss Csensich and Miss Hiltz for attending all of our PTA meetings.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00PM.

….continued from the Principal’s desk

District/Community Happenings: District and Community Happenings are posted on District 25’s website  at http://www.sd25.org/info/index.php.

Requesting Presenters and Performers for District 25 Cultural Arts Fair  Wednesday, March 14, at Thomas Middle School.

Fresh Snack Program March order Forms are due on Thursday, February 23rd.

25 Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day – Sunday, March 4, at Thomas Middle School from 8:00AM – 12:30PM.

Arlington Heights PTA Council – Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, February 22.

Friday Packet – February 3 – February 9

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest  Eagle View for the week of February 6, 2012 from Principal Csensich.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
Ivy Hill 5th graders are selling Entertainment Books for $10 each. They are filled with coupons and over $75 of gift cards! If interested, please complete the attached Entertainment Book Order Form and return it to the office with payment.

PTA HAPPENINGS:

TONIGHT is Ivy Hill’s Beach Party Fun Fair, from 5:30-8:00.  Tickets are still available at the door.  Come and have dinner and play some games with Ivy Hill teachers and friends.

SATURDAY NIGHT – The ABC/25 Variety Show will feature several teachers and staff from Ivy Hill.  Please come see them and show your support. The show starts at 7:00PM, at Thomas Middle School.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Last chance to nominate the 2012-2013 PTA Executive Committee! Please seriously consider which individuals you feel are qualified to serve in the following capacities: CO-President, 3rd VP (Ways & Means), and Treasurer… …please use this nomination ballot to nominate your friends, neighbors, or even yourself for any of these rewarding PTA positions that directly impact our children’s Ivy Hill success. Click here to get position descriptions.  https://ivyhillpta.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/ivyhill_pta_executive_committee_descriptions.pdf  The nomination box will be in the school office until February 8th.  The Nominating Committee will meet in early February to determine the slate of officers based on your feedback! Please call Cindy Stefani at 847-392-1962 or Darla Mueller at 847-253-1185 with any questions.

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff continues to work on the yearbook, so please submit your pictures from the Invention Convention, First Grade Show, Band, and all school activities.  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: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login. 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 gail.esler@comcast.net, Patti Krinninger at spekkrin@gmail.com, or Suzanne Krause at svkrause@hotmail.com.

Next PTA Meeting – Wednesday, February 8th, 7:00PTA dues for next year will be discussed at this meeting.  All parents are welcome.

Attention all Lunchtime Readers (LTR)!  Our celebration for participation in LTR is Friday, March 2 in the gym from 12:15-1:15.  A flyer was distributed this week during LTR group meetings with more information.  Our special guest is Allan Woodrow.  He will be available to sign copies of his book, The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless.  If you’d like to order a book, please turn in the order form by next Friday, February 10.  Any questions, contact Heidi Lindsay or Michelle Gledhill.

February Market Day Specials – Order $40 and get free 4 pack of Cookie Dough Cups. Order $90 and get free Chicken Gems. Promo code: FEBBONUS. Frequent Buyer: buy Three Times… Earn a FREE Cooler Tote. Make 2 purchases of $40 between February and April. Then place a 3rd order of $40 in May to receive a FREE Cooler Tote at your May sale pick-up.  Order forms due Friday 2/10 or online by 11pm Monday 2/13.

SAVE THE DATE! All Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders please, join the fun at Ivy Hill Movie Night!  Movie night is March 9th and we will be showing Kung Fu Panda 2!  Permission slips will be coming home soon with all the details

We have broken another Box Top record!  About 30% of the Ivy Hill families have participated in the Box Tops program this year.  That is more than ever before.  Can you imagine how quickly we could reach our bold goal of 2,211 Box Tops if 50 – 75% of our families participated?  If you haven’t brought any in yet this year, now is the time!  Every child who brings in 10 Box Tops in the month of February will have his/her picture taken for our Box Top movie!

Mark your calendars and get your running shoes ready!  The ABC/25 Family 5K run/walk and Kids 1 mile run will be Saturday, April 21, 2012.  The goal of this event is to promote healthy living choices for children while fostering interaction between the schools.  We also want to raise money for ABC/25 School Grants and PTA Scholarships.  The organizing committee needs help with marketing and recruiting sponsors.  If you can help, please contact Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net.  Click on the Just Move It! link for more details and for additional volunteer opportunities.  Save the Date to either volunteer or participate!  Thanks for your support!

I Fives go to:

A big thank you to all of the families who participated in our Chili’s Dining for Dollars.  We are happy to report that we raised over $125!!!  Our next event will take place at TJ’s Tasty Pie Pizzeria, located at 1401 E. Palatine Rd. (in the Pal-Win Plaza) on Monday, February 13th.  A flyer will go home next week in backpack mail so keep an eye out for it.  The pizzeria is owned by an Ivy Hill family.

Family & Community Involvement and Cub Scout Pack 468 want to thank everyone that donated items to the recent W.I.N.G.S. Drive.  Each grade made an impact on the Drive!  We collected 171 items.  The W.I.N.G.S organization was very appreciative of the donation!  Special thanks to the Cub Scouts for making such fabulous posters!  Thanks to all!

….continued from the Principal’s desk

District/Community Happenings: District and Community Happenings are posted on District 25’s website  at http://www.sd25.org/info/index.php.

ABC/25 Foundation presents the District 25 Staff Variety Show on Saturday, February 4 at Thomas Middle SchoolRaffle Tickets are also available.

Requesting Presenters and Performers for District 25 Cultural Arts Fair  Wednesday, March 14, at Thomas Middle School.

Summer 2012 -Save the Date…program information.

District 25 will have On-line Registration for the next school year.

Fresh Snack Program March order Forms are due on Thursday, February 23rd.