Monthly Archives: October 2012

Friday Packet – October 26 – November 1

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

MARKET DAY:  Look for the November catalog in this week’s backpack mail. ‘DESSERT’is the word this month!!  The more desserts we all order this month, the more we earn for Ivy Hill so check out all the wonderful PIES and other treats this month and stock up for the holidays!!  And to help you carry all those pies, this month’s ONLINE ONLY offer is a FREE Pie Carrier with a $90 purchase (enter NOVBONUS at online checkout).  Go to www.marketday.com.  Don’t forget the FREEQUENT BUYER promo—if you make 2 purchases of $40 between September and November AND place a 3rdorder of $40 in  December, you will receive a FREE Carry-All Tote at your December sale pick-up!!  Order forms are due in the office by Friday, November 2nd.  Pick-up will be on Thursday, November 8th.  Any questions, contact Betsy Hadley bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.
Congratulations to the Guiwargis  family for winning this week’s BOX TOP raffle!  If you want to have a chance to win some fun prizes, you have one last chance!  The last drawing will be held on Halloween, which also marks our first big Box Top submission deadline!  Bring in 10 box tops for 1 entry, or 20 for for two chances to win.  Good luck and thank you so much for your support!

It’s time to sign-up for CHESS CLUB! To sign up, please complete the attached Chess Club permission slip and return it to school by Friday, November 9. Hard copies of the permission slip are also available in the school office. No chess playing experience is necessary to participate. Our first meeting will be on Monday, November 26th, where we will show an instructional video for children who are new to chess (this meeting is optional for experienced players, required for new players). After that, Chess Club will meet once a week during lunch recess (until the first week in February). For exact dates and additional details, please see the attached permission slip. We are also in need of parent volunteers (no chess knowledge or experience is necessary). If you are interested in volunteering, please indicate so on the permission slip. Questions? Contact Lynn Feder at lynnfeder@hotmail.com or Tracy Van Hoy at tpvanhoy@gmail.com.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP – After last year’s success, we are once again looking for interested crafters or vendors to sell their “wares” at our Holiday Gift Shop!  Please email Lisa at lvates@yahoo.com if you or someone you know might be interested in participating! We will be accepting sellers on a first come, first serve basis, and we cannot accept more than one of the same vendor.  This year HGS will be December 1 from 9:00-11:30 (please note this is a change in time from the calendar).

Join ABC/25 This is our school district’s all volunteer, non-profit organization created to raise funds for innovative projects and programs benefiting all District 25 students. Funds are raised in three ways: the Just Move It fun run, the Yankee Candle sale, and the membership drive going on now. So, join ABC/25 and Help Ivy Hill School! Our school will receive $2500 in incentive grant money if 25% of our families and staff join and $5000 if 50% of our families join! This money will go directly to enhance the education of our Ivy Hill students! If we do not reach this 25% we will not receive this money! As of now, 11% of our families have joined. Go to the Foundation’s website, http://abc25.org/contact/index.php and register.  You can pay on-line or send a check in your child’s backpack.  Make sure anything your send via your child’s backpack is clearly labeled “ABC/25 Membership.”

I Fives go to: 

Juvenile Protection Committee Lisa Floro, Julie Gamber, Luanne Eisenhardt, and Marianne Brennan—for coordinating Red Ribbon Week!  And to all Ivy Hill students who participated in the fun.

Musical Productions Committee Amy Beaton and Andrea Morgan for organizing the DVD orders and for recording this week’s 4th Grade Show.  Thank you to Darcy Moder and Michelle Gledhill for their help in recording the shows!  Congratulations to our 4th graders for an excellent show!

3rd Co-Vice President’s – Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim, for organizing the Affy Tapple fundraiser and to Darla Mueller, Helen Tsiftilis, Betsy Hadley, Shelly Grossman, Kara Janus, Gail Esler, Denise Schreiner who helped to pass out the apples.  Thank you also to everyone who placed an order or purchased apples at the school!

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Lice Information

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.

The Journey – Assessment testing, Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 7 P.M.

Friday Packet – October 19 – October 25

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest Eagle View from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Next week is RED RIBBON WEEK at Ivy Hill. The  purpose of Red Ribbon Week is to encourage our students to say “NO”  to drugs. Ivy Hill’s theme this year, with the election nearing, is “I’m Voting for my Future…I’m Drug Free”. In keeping with this theme, the students will be signing and coloring a flag ballot to be displayed in the Commons in exchange for a backpack tag with the theme on it. In addition, the week’s fun activities are:  MONDAY: “Support Red Ribbon Week”–wear red clothing to school; TUESDAY: “Hair’s to a Drug Free Life”– crazy hair day; WEDNESDAY: “Stomp Out Drugs”– wear mismatched shoes; THURSDAY: “Stay in the Game and be Drug Free”– wear your favorite athletic clothes; FRIDAY: “Follow your Dreams– Don’t Do Drugs”– wear pajamas to school.   Please help support this important week by encouraging your child to participate in the above activities! If you have any questions, contact Lisa Floro (847) 398-2310 or Julie Gamber (847)342-0646. (Juvenile Protection Committee)

Get your pictures in the YEARBOOK! At this time, we are looking for pictures from Movie Night and Everybody Counts. Don’t forget to take pictures at the school Halloween parties and parade! Only photos from school related events will be accepted. To submit photos online, go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login.  If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 400143555 and password: ivyeagles. Please note the grade of the pictured students. Including names of the students is not necessary.

Picture retake day has been scheduled for Monday, October 22 at 9:00 am. Any students wanting their picture retaken should bring in their entire photo package to turn in that day. Students who were absent on the first picture day will take their pictures on Monday as well.

YEARBOOK order forms will be coming home soon, so look for them in backpack mail.  The Yearbook this year will be a hardcover book and include more pages, so be sure to order your copy!  You won’t want to miss it!

MARKET DAY: Watch for the November catalog to come home next week and start thinking PIE!  November is pie and dessert month–that means the more sweets you order, the ‘sweeter’ Ivy Hill’s profit will be.  So start stocking up for the holidays!  Any questions about Market Day, contact Betsy Hadley at bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP – After last year’s success, we are once again looking for interested crafters or vendors to sell their “wares” at our Holiday Gift Shop! Please email Lisa Vates at lvates@yahoo.com if you or someone you know might be interested in participating! We will be accepting sellers on a first come, first serve basis, and we cannot accept more than one of the same vendor. This year HGS will be December 1 from 9:30-11:00.

Congratulations to the Stafani family for winning our first BOX TOP raffle!  If you want a chance to win next week, simply turn in 10 Box Tops to automatically enter your family.  You can get up to two entries per week!  Winners will be selected every Wednesday of October.

Mark your calendars… The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs and the ABC/25 Foundation are pleased to bring you the JUST MOVE IT! CHALLENGE 2013 the morning of Saturday, April 13, 2013, at South Middle School. Events include a 5k and a 1mile run/walk and senior & tot stroll. All ages are invited to participate! Save the date to join us for a day of fitness and fun for the whole family and to raise money for The Scholarship and Grant Fund.  Last year, we were able to raise $15,000 that will benefit our District 25 teachers and students. We had almost 900 participants in attendance representing 9 schools in which over 400 of the runners were students.  Planning of the event is underway and we are looking for help in the following areas: 1. Sponsorship – do you own or work for a local business that would like support the Just Move it! Challenge? Can you donate prizes, food, drink for our runners and walkers? Would you like to present information to participants in our Health and Fitness Expo? 2. Volunteers – We need planning committee members and event day helpers (i.e. street marshals, registration, food & beverage, gear check, water stations and more). For more information contact the Race Director, Doris Downing at jmichallenge@gmail.com, or your Ivy Hill Committee Reps Diane Liigsoo at dliigsoo.ivyhill@hotmail.com or Judy Newman at cubs2win1@att.net.  Just Move It! Challenge

I Fives go to: 

Our Third Co-Vice President’s, Colleen Wytmar and Carla Kim for continuing to coordinate successful Dinning for Dollars options.  This month’s Garibaldi’s dinning made almost $190 for Ivy Hill!

Thanks also to all the families who participated by eating at Garibaldi’s this week and making it great!!

Reflections CommitteeLoriAnn Oyen and Michelle Marsicek for heading up this year’s program. And to all of our students who participated in the competition!

ABC/25 Liaison Judy Newmanfor all of her efforts in coordinating the Yankee Candle Fundraiser for Ivy Hill and all the families who placed orders.

Darla Mueller, Luanne Eisenhardt, Lynette Nimmo, and Andra Morgan for helping with Market Day this month

Juvenile Protection CommitteeJulie Gamber, Lisa Floro, Marianne Brennan and Luanne Eisenhardt for setting up the Fire Department trailer this week.

The Movie Night Committee wants to thank the following vendors for their generous donations: Meijers, McDonalds, Costco, Target, Dominick’s, Jewel, AMC Theaters, and Loop Liguors.  We’d also like to thank all of the parents that volunteered their time to gather donations and supervise the event. A Special Thank You to Principal Boston, Ms. Patton, Mrs. Williams, and to Buffalo Grove’s 2016 Class Board Members for their involvement as well.

Everybody Counts Committee – Katie Fricke, Maureen Karsten, Lynette Nimmo and Neera Sukhwani for all of their time and commitment in making this program so informative and fun for the Ivy Hill Students. Special thanks for organizing the Front of the Class movie for our fifth grade.

All the parents who volunteered to help with and presented the Everybody Counts program to in the classrooms.  Thank you to the Ivy Hill teachers for their support.  This program couldn’t happen without all of you!

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Ivy Hill Education Fair 2013 – students will vote for this year’s theme during lunch on Friday, October 26.

Lice Information

Get an Arlington Heights Memorial Library card at Ivy Hill’s Open House.  (Spanish)

District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.

The Journey – Assessment testing, Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 7 P.M.

Elementary Chinese Parent Night, Wednesday, October 24, 7-8 PM

Just Move It! Challenge, Saturday, April 13, 2013, at South Middle School.

Friday Packet – October 12 – October 18

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest from Principal Boston-IvyEagleView10:12.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Dining for Dollars – Sponsored by the Ivy Hill PTA, October takes us to Garibaldi’s located at 1960 N. Arlington Heights Road.  Visit Garibaldi’s “Family Fun Night” on Monday or Tuesday, 10/15 or 10/16 for dinner (anytime between 5 and 8pm) and 20% of your total bill will be donated back to PTA.  It’s a convenient stop on your way home from soccer or football practice or any other extracurricular activity!  Garibaldi’s Flyer

Affy Tapple Sale – Back by popular demand!  The Ivy Hill PTA will be selling caramel apples to celebrate the fall season.  A hard copy of the Affy Tapple order form went home in backpack mail and is due back on Tuesday, October 16th.  Questions – please contact Carla Kim (cmk17@sbcglobal.net) or Colleen Wytmar (colleen@wytmar.com).

It’s not too late (due date extended)!  You can still support the ABC/25 Foundation through the Yankee Candle Fundraiser by offering these high-quality products to your friends and family!  Your purchase will support the annual ABC/25 Foundation Teacher Grants.  40 % of sales goes to ABC/25.  Last year, the Foundation funded 74 grants, totaling $20, 263 across all District 25 schools.  When you order through this fundraiser, you pay no sales tax and no delivery fees!  Yankee Candle products make excellent gifts for holidays, birthdays, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, anniversaries, housewarmings and more!  See the attached Yankee Candle flyer or contact Judy Newman (cubs2win1@att.net) for more information.  Orders are due MONDAY, October 15!  Send them in your child’s backpack or place it in the Yankee Candle basket in the school’s office.

LAST WEEK TO GET YOUR PTA REFLECTIONS SUBMISSION IN!  This year’s theme is “The Magic of a Moment”. Haven’t started? It’s easy to do and it’s not too late. Reflect on the magical moments of this beautiful Fall weekend in the form of a poem, story, artwork, dance, photograph or video.  Entry forms and rules can be found in the school office in the Reflections binder or visit http:www.illinoispta.org/Reflections/English/2012_2013_Student_Entry_Form_7.17.2012A.pdf & http://www.illinoispta.org/reflections.html. Please note this address includes underscores by “2012_2013_Student_Entry_Form”. Entries can be dropped off at the school office, the deadline is Friday, October 19th. We will be in the commons to accept entries from 3:35-4:00 on Friday, October 19, you can complete the entry form at that time. Just be sure to check online for the rules ahead of time, there are some submission size and format restrictions.  For questions please contact Michelle Marsicek @ 224-388-1389 or Lori Ann Oyen @ 847-255-1195.

Gather your Box Tops!  Bring in 10 box tops to automatically enter your family to win fun Ivy Hill prizes.  Winners will be drawn on Wednesdays through the month of October.  Enter up to two times each week.  Good luck!

School directories were sent home this week via backpack mail.  It is not too late to join the Ivy Hill PTA.  Membership fee includes school directory and calendar.  Individual membership is ($10) and family membership is ($15).  Extra directories are available for purchase ($2.00).  Download the attached form to join the PTA and/or purchase an extra directory.  Return the completed Membership form and payment to school via backpack mail.  If you have any questions regarding PTA membership, please contact Noreen Obuchowski (noreen.obuchowski@yahoo.com) or Karen Roberts (kallaire15@comcast.net).

5th Grade After School Special – Hallmark Hall of Fame movie – “Front of the Class”.  Friday, October 19th, 3:35– 5:45 in the Commons.  If your 5th
grader is interested in attending, please complete the After School Special permission slip.

Parent Volunteers Needed! Morning sunshine, fresh air, smiling faces – all perks for volunteering with helping direct traffic during morning drop-off. Volunteers are needed from 8:40-9:05 am to assist with the safety of the students exiting cars and moving traffic along safely and efficiently. Volunteers are needed for one week shifts. If able to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Baumeister (trustinprovidence@gmail.com).

I Fives go to: 

Movie Night Committee – Lily Askew and Rich Olejniczak for all of your hard work in organizing this great event for the 3rd – 5th graders.  Also, to all of the volunteer parents who helped with the snacks and monitoring.

Market Day CommitteeMonica Barba and Betsy Hadley for organizing this month’s event!  Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped count and box up all the food and other items!

Directory Committee Margarita Stahl and Jessica Palano for all of your time and effort in putting together this year’s directory.

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District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.

Community Conversation – Wired to Support 21st Century Learning – on October 17, 2012.  10:00 AM or 7:00 PM.

The Journey – Assessment testing, Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 7 P.M.

Friday Packet – October 4 – October 11

From the Principal’s Desk:
Please read the latest from Principal Boston.

PTA HAPPENINGS: 

Movie Night Presents: Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked!  Movie Night is Friday, October 12 from 6:30-8:45PM.  Please turn in the Movie Night permission slip by Thursday, October 11.  We are still in need of volunteers, if you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail lilyj@me.com or call 847-878-3278.

MARKET DAY: Paper orders were due today. But it’s not too late to order online! You can place your order online at www.marketday.com up until 11:00 pm on Monday, October 8th. If you’ve never ordered from Market Day before, now is the time!  You can save $5 on an online order of $25 or more by entering promo code ‘NEWFIVE‘ at  checkout.   Also this month, you can enter to win some great prizes like an Apple iPad or Kindle Fire for yourself AND earn CA$H for our school at www.marketday.com/connectPick up your order at Ivy Hill 2:45-3:45 pm on Thursday October 11th.  Any questions, email Betsy Hadley bah519@wowway.com or Monica Barba at monbarba@att.net.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser  Please support the ABC/25 Foundation by offering these high-quality products to your friends and family!  Your purchase will support the annual ABC/25 Foundation Teacher Grants.  40 % of sales goes to ABC/25.  Last year, the Foundation funded 74 grants, totaling $20, 263 across all District 25 schools.  When you order through this fundraiser, you pay no sales tax and no delivery fees!  Yankee Candle products make excellent gifts for holidays, birthdays, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, anniversaries, housewarmings and more!  See the attached Yankee Candle flyer or contact Judy Newman (cubs2win1@att.net) for more information.  Orders are due on Tuesday, October 9th.

Don’t wait! Start working on your REFLECTIONS entry today! This years theme is “The Magic of a Moment”.Get your jazz shoes out and choreograph a dance. Dust that video camera off and submit a film production entry. Strike up your musical talent and compose a song. Your words and thoughts can take you anywhere by making a poem or short story literature entry. Get your camera out and take your own “The Magic of a Moment” picture or use your crayons and markers to make a visual arts entry. Entry forms and rules can be found in the school office in the Reflections binder or visit http:www.illinoispta.org/Reflections/English/2012_2013_Student_Entry_Form_7.17.2012A.pdf & http://www.illinoispta.org/reflections.html. Please note this address includes underscores by “2012_2013_Student_Entry_Form”.  Entries can be dropped off at the school office starting today. Reflections drop off deadline is Friday, October 19th. For questions please contact Michelle Marsicek @ 224-388-1389 or Lori Ann Oyen @ 847-255-1195.

Are you a Box Top Hoarder? Symptoms include: holding on to Box Tops all year, waiting to submit them until you have time to trim them up and make them look nice, just wanting to be around them because you have tons of cabinet space… Well, we have a cure for you! Turn those Tops in frequently! The Box Top Committee has two big submission dates each year. One is in February and the other is at the end of this month. We don’t want to take any chances on them expiring. We are also happy to trim them up for you. Send them in and give your child a reason to march proudly into the office to drop them off. We will send you a thank you note and keep you updated on our totals!

I Fives go to: 

Everyone who attended this week’s PTA meeting!  Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Enjoy the long weekend!!

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District/Community Happenings: posted on District 25’s website at http://www.sd25.org/pages/sd25.

Community Conversation – Wired to Support 21st Century Learning – on October 17, 2012.  10:00 AM or 7:00 PM.

CORE 25 – October 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.