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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Patti Krinninger at email@example.com, or Suzanne Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 calendars…Just 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 email@example.com or Judy Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com) or Cassy Mrowicki (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 Committee—Sandra 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 Committee—Darcy 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 Committee – Michelle 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!!
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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.