From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View for the week of April 30th from Principal Csensich.
Please note that we are collecting gently used shoes and gently used books next week at Ivy Hill!
It’s time to start thinking about SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the 2012-2013 school year! New this year, order your school supplies online only at www.shopttkits.com. Enter 1249 for school account number. Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 25,2012. No hard copy forms will be accepted! Any questions, contact Bessie Christou 847-577-2144.
Save the date for Ms. Csensich’s campout kickoff! Thursday, May 17th from 6-8pm, Ivy Hill families will be invited to play, picnic and enjoy some “campfire” activities. Rumor has it that we may have some special guests that will help us get our Principal ready for a night under the stars. Keep your eyes peeled Friday morning for Ms. Csensich directing traffic in her jammies. All students and staff will be welcome to participate in a pajama day to celebrate a Box Top mission complete!
Do you have any gently-used shoes that you’re looking to clear out of your house? The Environmental Committee will be hosting a two-week shoe drive starting next week. Look for the collection boxes in the Commons from Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 11. The shoes will be donated to Share Your Soles, an organization that brings the shoes to people in impoverished nations around the world. They request that the shoes be in “good” condition … so only gently used shoes can be donated. Any questions, contact Lynette Nimmo at firstname.lastname@example.org, Suzanne Krause at email@example.com, or Lynn Feder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are just a few days left to bring in your Caprisun pouches (or other juice pouches) for recycling. May 1 is the last day for collection. Thanks to all who participated this year!
Thank you to all Ivy families and staff members who joined the PTA for the 2012-2013 school year through the online registration process. If you missed the deadline for online registration and want to join, please complete the attached form Welcome to PTA and return to the school office with your payment as noted on the membership form. We are looking forward to another fun year!
The ABC/25 Foundation and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs thank all of you who moved it for education at the Just Move it! Challenge this past weekend! Registered participants for the 5K and 1 Mile run/walk totaled 882 including 445 students. It was a great morning filled with community, fitness, and fun as students, teachers, parents, and administrators from all SD25 schools, showed school spirit and support for one another as they ran or walked across the finish line. Congratulations to Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School and South Middle School for winning the School participation trophies! There are still a few t-shirts left. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt for $10, please contact Judy Newman at email@example.com or Diane Liigsoo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The team is already busy looking at details for next year’s event! To help with next year’s planning, please send comments or suggestions regarding this year’s race to Doris Downing at email@example.com.
There are still some openings for 2012-13 PTA Board Positions! We need people to chair or co-chair the following committees: Cultural Arts ~ Fun Fair ~ Education Fair ~ Everybody Counts ~ Holiday Gift Shop ~ Membership ~ Thomas Liaison ~ Safety Patrol. We would love to have you on the Board next year!! Please contact Cassy Mrowicki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Monica Barba (email@example.com) if you would like to be on one of these committees or if you have any questions about them.
Attention 5th Grade parents Thomas PTA needs you! Each year the Thomas PTA Student Activities Committee hosts 4 main events. We are looking for a person to chair our Halloween Party next fall, and for someone to chair the Pool Party next spring. For more information, please contact Lisa Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Fives go to:
Judy Newman and Diane Liigsoo for all of their hard work on the ABC/25 Just Move It! Challenge.
Art Awareness Committee – Michelle Marsicek, Karen McCabe and Judy Newman for organizing the last Art Awareness presentations of the year.
Thank you so much to the volunteers who made the spring Art Awareness sessions such a success! All of our students really learned a lot. We couldn’t do it without you!
Community & Family Involvement Committee – Chris O’Doherty and Pam McRaith for all of their work with PADS to HOPE and the T-Shirt & Shorts drive and to everyone who donated items.
Environmental Committee – Lynn Feder, Lynette Nimmo and Suzanne Krause for all of the fun Earth Week activities.
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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.