Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday Packet – March 23 – April 5

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the Week of April 2nd, 2012 from Principal Csensich.
*Interested in having your 3rd-5th grade student join Art Explorers? Your child must complete an Art Explorers Contract to join!
*Learn how your kids at Ivy Hill can celebrate Arlington Heights’ 125th Anniversary in our LMC!
* We’re all thinking about spring! We hope you can join us during our Family Gardening Days at Ivy Hill.

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:

Ivy Hill BOOK FAIR  will be on Thursday, April 5th – after school until 8:00PM.

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Katrina and Sebastian Maniscalco (Ivy Hill parents) and Al’s Restaurant in Cicero for donating the wonderful dinner for our teachers during the Monday night conferences.  The food was excellent and enjoyed by all!!

Getting ready for summer?  Getting rid of the old T-shirts and shorts?  Family & Community Involvement is hosting a “T-Shirt & Shorts” Drive April 23 – 27th for Journeys from PADS to HOPE.  The Journeys from PADS to HOPE organization helps homeless people in the Cook County area.  In the NW Suburbs alone, there are 1,200 homeless people accessing shelters with approximately 400 additional homeless people residing on streets, in cars and throughout forest preserves.  These people can use our help this summer!  They are in need of gently used summer clothing for both children and adults.  Collection boxes can be found in the commons April 23-27th.  THANK YOU in advance!

Deadline for online School and PTA Registration is April 1st!  Here are some tips to make PTA registration easier:  

1)  If you are including a Budget Booster, please fill in the amount online and include the amount in your check to Ivy Hill PTA.

2)  Be sure to print out your confirmation statement before exiting the registration process and enclose with your check to Ivy Hill PTA. 

3)  Write the student’s name and grade for 2012-2013 school year to the confirmation statement (include all children in family).  Also write the type of membership on the confirmation statement.

4)  There is NO CONVENIENCE FEE for online registration, so ignore this when you see it.  

5)  If you want to join ABC/25 Foundation, be sure to write a separate check for that and place in the ABC/25 basket in the front office.

If you have any questions about this new PTA membership process or about PTA in general, please contact Monica Barba (monbarba@att.net) or Cassy Mrowicki (cmrowicki99@yahoo.com).   Thanks for your support!!

Just Move it! Challenge Pre-Registration Deadline April 6th!  The ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk on April 21st that combines fitness and fun for the entire family! Only participants who register by April 6th will be guaranteed a sports sack with health and wellness items from our sponsors.  Want to run both races? Adult participants in the 5k Run/Walk may participate in the 1 mile race for FREE! Your family can run or walk their way to fitness fun for about the same cost as movie tickets, popcorn, and soda. For safety reasons, only registered participants with signed waivers and bib numbers will be permitted on either race course.  You can run, you can walk, you can donate, or you can help! Either way, Just Move it!  Visit http://www.abc25.org for registration and event details or contact Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net or Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com . *All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

The next General PTA Meeting is on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME!  Election of the 2012-13 officers will take place at this meeting.   Here are the nominations for officers for the Ivy Hill School PTA for the 2012-2013 school year.  This list is also posted at school.

Save the Date!  Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30 till 8:00pm in the Ivy Hill Commons.  Join us as we say “Adios” to Ms Csensich!  More details coming soon!

I Fives go to:

Everyone who participated in Dining for Dollars this week by eating at  Skipper’s in Wheeling on Monday.

Cassy Mrowicki, Patti Schulstad, Andrea Mueller, and Andra Morgan for helping with Market Day this month.

HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!!

….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.

2012 Summer U Updates and Summer U Brochure (printer friendly); Summer U Brochure.

ABC 25 Just Move It Information and Family Activity Sheet.

Food Service USDA Regulations

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Friday Packet – March 16 – March 22

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the Week of March 19th, 2012 from Principal Csensich.
* See here to learn how to get a library card for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
*Interested in having your 3rd-5th grade student join Art Explorers? Your child must complete an Art Explorers Contract to join!
*Learn how your kids at Ivy Hill can celebrate Arlington Heights’ 125th Anniversary in our LMC!
* We’re all thinking about spring this week! We hope you can join us during our Family Gardening Days at Ivy Hill.
* To learn more about your 2nd-5th graders MAP report please read the attached information.

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:

DINING FOR DOLLARS –  Please join us at Skipper’s in Wheeling on Monday, March 19th.  The kids are off of school so maybe you want to go out for lunch or dinner!  Here is a link to view their menu http://www.themenudrawer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=518&Itemid=156.  A Skipper’s coupon flyer was sent home earlier this week in backpack mail.

The Weather Simulator will be at Ivy Hill on Tuesday, April 3rd for grades, 1, 3 and 5.

Save the Date – the Ivy Hill BOOK FAIR  is on Thursday, April 5th.

THANK YOU!!!! Our “Be a Star in the Ivy Hill Box Tops Video” promotion was a HUGE success! Because of families like yours, Ivy Hill raised $2020.88 this year in cash! This money directly benefits ALL of the students at Ivy Hill.   As you know, our goal this year was to raise $2211 – more than double last year’s total. If we met that goal, Ms. Csensich agreed to camp out overnight on the school grounds. We are SO close to our goal! We also set a record of over 155 participating families and we set a new record for money raised in a single school year. Because of all of this, Ms. Csensich is giving us a final challenge – raise $200 by Friday, April 13th and she will camp in May! We CAN do it!!

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.)

JOIN PTA FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR ONLINE THROUGH THE MONTH OF MARCH!!  Here are some tips to make PTA registration easier:  

1)  If you are including a Budget Booster, please fill in the amount online and include the amount in your check to Ivy Hill PTA.

2)  Be sure to print out your confirmation statement before exiting the registration process and enclose with your check to Ivy Hill PTA. 

3)  Write the student’s name and grade for 2012-2013 school year to the confirmation statement (include all children in family).  Also write the type of membership on the confirmation statement.

4)  There is NO CONVENIENCE FEE for online registration, so ignore this when you see it.  

5)  If you want to join ABC25, be sure to write a separate check for that and place in the ABC25 basket in the front office.

If you have any questions about this new PTA membership process or about PTA in general, please contact Monica Barba (monbarba@att.net) or Cassy Mrowicki (cmrowicki99@yahoo.com).   Thanks for your support!!

Start Training for the Just Move it! Challenge 2012! Want to run/walk the 5K or the 1 mile race but don’t know where to start? Visit www.abc25.org for a list of training resources and registration information for you and your family. There are local and online training programs as well as options for group and individual training. Not going to run or walk?  We need volunteers!  Sign up at http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1232345634372894033.  You can run, you can walk, you can donate, or you can help! Either way, Just Move it! For questions, contact Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net .  All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

I Fives go to:

Movie Night Committee – Lily Askew, Dina McBride, Jessica Palano, and Lynn Pangle for organizing a fun and exciting night for our K-2 students . Thank you also to all of the parent volunteers who helped stuff snack bags and chaperone the event!  And a big I-Five to our students for following all the rules!

Chess Club Committee – Lynn Feder and Tracy VanHoy for a successful 2011 – 2012 year.  And to all the parent volunteers who helped out during the games.

….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.

2012 Summer U Updates and Summer U Brochure.

2012 Camp Invention Registration Form

ABC 25 Just Move It Information and Family Activity Sheet.

Friday Packet – March 9 – March 14

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the Week of March 12th, 2012 from Principal Csensich.
*  Click below for further information about the Cultural Arts Fair:
– Cultural Arts Fair
–  Ivy Hill Information/RSVP for the Cultural Arts Fair

*Do you need a new I am Ivy Hill t-shirt? A new  T-Shirt Order Form went home today and can also be found here.
* District 25’s general letter about Online Registration  can be found here.
* Please share your feedback about our parking lot/surrounding streets at http://tinyurl.com/6urkcm7

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:

MOVIE NIGHT IS TONIGHT at 6:30 for all Kindergarten thru 2nd graders!!   We will be showing Kung Fu Panda 2!! 

MARKET DAY Bonus Days are here!!!  The more desserts purchased the more Ivy Hill earns.  Spend $90 online and receive a FREE Pork Tenderloin.  Spend $40 3x between February and April and receive a FREE Cooler Tote!  Orders due online by 11pm on Monday, March 12.

DINING FOR DOLLARS – Thanks to all who participated by dining at McDonald’s last week.  We raised $285 for Ivy Hill PTA!!!  Our next event will take place on Monday, March 19th, at Skipper’s (located at 120 S. Elmhurst Road in Wheeling).  A flyer will be going 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.)

JOIN PTA FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR ONLINE THROUGH THE MONTH OF MARCH!!  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 is taking place NOW 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!  Please give whatever amount you are comfortable with.  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.  Remember – Payments for PTA and ABC25  must be made by check; these cannot be paid online.  If you have any questions about this new PTA membership process or about PTA in general, please contact Monica Barba (monbarba@att.net) or Cassy Mrowicki (cmrowicki99@yahoo.com).   Thanks for your support!!

Register now for the Just Move it! Challenge. The ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk that combines fitness and fun for the entire family!  Two participation awards will be given, one for elementary schools and one for the middle schools: those two schools with the highest percentage level of participation will get to bring a special award back to their school until the following year’s event. Show your school spirit and wear your Ivy Hill spirit wear! You can run, you can walk, you can donate, or you can help! Either way, Just Move it!  Visit http://www.abc25.org for registration and event details or contact Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net or Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or click on the ABC25 Just Move It registration form.   *All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

I Fives go to:

Everyone who attended this month’s PTA Meeting.  And a special thank you to attendees School Board Member, Kenneth Nielsen, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Dale Truding, for joining us and sharing information. 

LMC/Library Committee Chair – Helen Tsiftilis – for all of her hard work and effort in making sure that the library has coverage and the parent volunteers are trained. 

….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.

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.

2012 Camp Invention Registration Form

ABC 25 Just Move It Information

Friday Packet – March 2 – March 8

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the week of March 5, 2012 from Principal Csensich.
* District 25’s general letter about Online Registration  can be found here.
* Please share your feedback about our parking lot/surrounding streets at http://tinyurl.com/6urkcm7

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:

PTA GENERAL MEETING: The next meeting is on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00PM. A representative from the school board is scheduled to be present at this meeting.  Remember that if you attend, you will have an opportunity to win one of our wonderful raffle prizes that will be given away! ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME!

Don’t forget to check out the Winter publication of Ivy Inklings:  https://ivyhillpta.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/winter-inklings1.pdf.   It is filled with many interesting articles and great photos!

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, we will be showing Kung Fu Panda 2!!  Movie Night permission slips were sent home last week via back pack mail and are due Monday, March 5th for pre-ordering of tickets.  Please review the rules on the permission slip.

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.

Yvette Johnson, Child’s World specialist at Arlington Heights Memorial Library (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!

JOIN PTA FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR ONLINE THROUGH THE MONTH OF MARCH!!  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!!

Register now for the Just Move it! Challenge. The ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs invite runners and walkers of ALL ages and abilities to participate in a 5k and 1 mile Run/Walk that combines fitness and fun for the entire family!  Two participation awards will be given, one for elementary schools and one for the middle schools: those two schools with the highest percentage level of participation will get to bring a special award back to their school until the following year’s event. Show your school spirit and wear your Ivy Hill spirit wear! You can run, you can walk, you can donate, or you can help! Either way, Just Move it!  Visit http://www.abc25.org for registration and event details or contact Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net or Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com.   *All proceeds go to the Scholarship and Grant Fund, benefiting the education of School District 25 students through PTA scholarships and the ABC/25 Foundation Grant selection.

I Fives go to:

Our 6-Hour Reading Club Committee – Pauline DeGrazia and Andrea Mueller for organizing the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.

Ivy Hill PTA Nominating Chair Cindy Stefani and Committee Members Darla Mueller, Denise Schreiner, Shelly Grossman, Kim Ramos, Shannon Fahey, and Anne Marie Gerhardt for putting together our nomination list of officers for the 2012-2013 school year.

ABC/25 Liaison – Patti Schulstad  for her efforts on the Fannie May Spring fundraiser.

All the families who participated in this week’s DINING for DOLLARS by eating at the Arlington Heights Road McDonald’s.

All the parents, community and staff members who attended this week’s Parking Lot Committee meeting and Ms. Csensich and Ms. Hiltz for organizing the meeting and participation from Village of Arlington Heights.

….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.

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.

2012 Camp Invention Registration Form